Nel [] Roy si unisce alla [[Army Film Unit]], per la quale realizza gli importanti documentari bellici ''[[Desert Victory]]'' ([]) e ''[[Burma Victory]]'' ([]). John si unisce invece alla [[RAF Film Unit]], per cui realizza ''[[Journey Together]]'' (1945), con protagonista il quasi esordiente [[Richard Attenborough]].
There was a lull in the mid-50s when they made several films for Hollywood companies with American stars. None of these is a disgrace; nor is any of them either as socially relevant or as artistically distinctive as their '40s work. Roy directed Single-Handed (1953), a mildly exciting remake of Brown on Resolution (d. Walter Forde, 1935), for Fox-British, and Run for the Sun (1956), a remake of The Most Dangerous Game, in Hollywood; and together they directed Seagulls over Sorrento (1954), a popular West End service comedy re-worked for an American cast, for MGM-British.
Apart from this popular series, several other films deserve mention. John directed the Festival of Britain, The Magic Box (1951), with a fabulous star cast, and achieved some poignancy in narrating the life of British film pioneer, William Friese-Greene; Roy directed Happy Is the Bride (1957), a sunny remake of Quiet Wedding (d. Anthony Asquith, 1941); the two co-directed and -produced Suspect (1960), an attempt at a 'B' film that merited respect for its treatment of politics and science, and the tenderly observed comedy-drama of marital difficulties, The Family Way (1966). This latter film, based on Bill Naughton's play, All in Good Time, tackles with sensitivity and warmth the problem of an unconsummated marriage and, even more affectingly, a long-established marriage which has shied clear of truthful understanding. Roy later married the film's star, Hayley Mills, their age gap raising considerable publicity. There was also a return to the morbid psychology of Brighton Rock in Twisted Nerve (1968), a film which was poorly received at the time but has subsequently attained cult status for its bizarre story (by Leo Marks) and the outstanding performances of Hywel Bennett and Hayley Mills.
The Boultings were an influential force behind the scenes in British cinema. Not only were they among the most successful production teams, they also contributed to its industrial muscle as directors of British Lion, an independent distribution company which offered producers an alternative to the Rank/ABPC duopoly.
▲They began with serious, tight, economical drama films such as Seven Days to Noon (1950) and Graham Greene's Brighton Rock (1947) (both with producer: Roy, director: John). They then became known for a series of satirical comedy films which are considered British classics today, such as Private's Progress (1956), Lucky Jim (1957) and I'm All Right Jack (1959), all with the same credits as above, and usually with John as co-writer. The comedies often starred Ian Carmichael as the lead, along with Richard Attenborough and Terry-Thomas; and often Dennis Price, John Le Mesurier, Irene Handl and Miles Malleson.
I'm All Right Jack also starred Peter Sellers and boosted his film career, winning him a BAFTA Best Actor Award. He also appeared in other Boulting brothers films later. The Family Way (1966) was a slightly controversial film about a young married couple and their down-to-earth family.
== Filmografia ==
===Regia di John Boulting===
# Rotten to the Core (1965)▼
*''[[Journey Together]]'' ([])
*''[[Brighton Rock (film)|Brighton Rock]]'' ([])
*''[[Lucky Jim]]'' (''Lucky Jim'') ([])
*''[[Nudi alla meta]]'' (''I'm All Right Jack'') ([])
===Regia di Roy Boulting===