Clarke, T.E.B. mss., 1934-1988
Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Clarke, Thomas Ernest Bennett,
Clarke, T.E.B. mss., 1934-1988
ca. 1750 items
Materials are in English
The Clarke, T.E.B. mss., 1934-1988,
consists of the papers of British author and screenwriter Thomas Ernest Bennett
This collection is open for research.
Thomas Ernest Bennett Clarke, 1907-1989, wrote numerous story outlines and original
screenplays for Ealing Studios, including the screenplay for
"The Lavender Hill Mob"
for which he won the Academy
Award and Venice Award for 1952. In addition, he wrote screen adaptations for such
A Tale of Two Cities and D.H. Lawrence's
Sons and Lovers which earned him an Oscar nomination. He
also wrote television scripts and a play
His writings consist mostly of fiction, but include an
What's Yours?: The Student's Guide to
newspaper and magazine articles.
The collection is arranged in the following series: I. Biographical; II.
Correspondence; III. Contracts; IV. Scripts; V. Writings; VI. Photographs; VII.
Miscellaneous; VIII. Printed.
Scope and Content Note
The Clarke, T.E.B. mss., 1934-1988, consists of the papers of British author and
screenwriter Thomas Ernest Bennett Clarke, 1907-1989. The papers include
biographical material, correspondence, contracts, scripts, writings, photographs,
and printed materials.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in
IUCAT, the IU Libraries'
online catalog. Materials about related topics, persons or places can be found by
searching the catalog using these terms.
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Punch contributions: correspondence
Punch magazine and the writings
submitted by Clarke
One folder per title, unless otherwise indicated.
Arranged in alphabetical order by title.
Angels Rush In.
The Ant and the Grasshopper.
Barnacle Bill. two
Be My Guest. outline
Bell, Book and Candle. notes
The Blue Lamp. synopsis,
Call of Duty. two
Crusade. two pages of
The Do-nut Dolly.
Gold Country. outline
Hell Columbia. outline
The Herring Farm (or:
High and Dry ) with Richard Hughes.
The Horse Without a Head.
Hue and Cry. program
Jeremy Fowler's Box. outline
Johnny Frenchman. program
Judy Belle and the Poorest
The Ladykillers. script
(worked on by Clarke, but no credit given)
The Last Straw. outline
The Lavender Hill Mob.
treatment, program, script
Law and Disorder (or:
Passing strange ). outline,
Let's Make a Movie.
Long Live Charlie Hooper (or:
Grandson of the Prisoner of Zenda
The Magnet. program
Maiden Event. outline, two
The Magnificent Travels, Adventures,
Campaigns, Loves and Lives of Baron Munchausen.
The Man Who Seduced the Bank.
Passport to Pimlico. program
Premiere. program only (Royal
film performance to aid the Cinematograph Trade Benevolent Fund,
The Rainbow Jacket. program,
Ratcliff Highway. treatment,
four scripts, misc. pages of scripts and notes
The Road to Killiecrankie
I Saw Him Die).
Roman Holiday, by William
script (worked on by Clarke, but no credit
Rosika and the Ark of Peace.
Run For Your Life.
Show a Legation. script
The Storm of London.
treatment, outline, notes, script
Superthief. three scripts,
miscellaneous revised pages and notes
A Tale of Two Cities. outline,
The Titfield Thunderbolt.
The Watch House.
The Wrath of Grapes.
Miscellaneous. outlines and
October Night. four
This Undesirable Residence.
The Casting Couch.
Do You Believe in Ghosts. two
The First of the Many.
The Four Georges.
Ludo Lochinvar. two
The Siege of Adelaide Square.
Tinker, Tailor. three
Up She Goes (Episode:
"The difficult passenger"
One title per folder, unless otherwise indicated.
Writings by Clarke, followed by Writings by Others. Both sections arranged
alphabetically by title.
Writings by Clarke
Account of Lord George Sackville.
And Now-The Green Lamp. typescript
A Black Yankee at the Court of Queen Liz.
typescripts, outlines, notes, clippings
Blue Beauty. two typescripts
Borrowed Plumes. two typescripts,
Brother Christmas. typescript
A Dozen and One Nights. two
The Dumb Husband's Cookbook. typescript,
A Friend in Need. typescript,
Grim Fairy Tales: 1 - The Ex-King and the
Heir Apparent. synopsis
The Heligolanders. typescript, miscellaneous
pages, notes, clippings
Intimate Relations. typescript, illustrations,
The Last of the Giants. summary, notes,
miscellaneous pages, clippings
Little Man, You've Had It.
Marriages Are Made in Bond Street.
May Week, A Novel. typescript
Mr. Spirket Reforms. reader's
My Approach to Scripting.
No Flowers for Ronnie. two
Passport to Propriety. typescript
The Pioneers. typescript
Reminiscences of Mr. Timothy Quirke, Con Man - 1
& 2. typescript
The Revolt. outline, notes, two typescripts
Sally Martin Up. notes, typescript, photocopy
of typescript, clippings
Scratch Man. typescript
A Screenwriter's Notebook.
Sweet Farewell. typescript
There'll Always Be a Frinton. typescript,
This Is Where I Came In. proofs of photos
Ticket to Hollywood, no.
Treble or Bust. outline
Twin Worlds. outline, typescript
Two and Two Make Five. synopsis
The Wall. typescript
What's Yours? book jackets only
The World Was Mine. book jacket
Miscellaneous story ideas, notebooks
Writings by Others
Bestseller, by A.M. Drew,
foreword by T.E.B. Clarke. typescript, notes
Passport to Parkchester,
screenplay by Paul Doherty. script
Portraits of Clarke
(22 photographs, including photo of drawing and several
Clarke with others, mostly snapshots
(44 photographs, several negatives)
Metropolitan Police War Reserve materials
Royalty reports, Robert Hale Ltd.
Sheet music. Policemen's Song, from "The Blue Lamp" and typescript of lyrics; White Suit Samba
from "The Man in the White
Miscellaneous. calling cards, notes, invitations, programs,
Press clippings about Clarke
Scrapbook, mostly clippings about Clarke
Tear sheets of Clarke's column in
Clippings of articles by Clarke
Clippings about Clarke's books, arranged alphabetically by
Clippings about Clarke's films, arranged alphabetically by
Clippings about Clarke's theatre and television
Magazines and tear sheets from magazines containing articles,
stories, etc. by Clarke
Empire News, May 6, 20, 27, June 3,
10, 17, 24, July 8, 15, 22; features the serial
Murder at the Festival by Clarke