Francis Searle (14 March 1909 – 31 July 2002) was an English film director, writer and producer.
Francis started his early cinema appreciation watching silent films in Putney where he was born in 1909. He first worked as a builder of ornate decorations for cinema interiors. He was a drummer in a band as a hobby. In the '30s he was hired at Highbury Studios as a camera assistant. He worked on dozens of one-reel shorts, then moved over to Gaumont Studios where he made documentaries. His first feature film as a director was A Girl In A Million (1946) written by Muriel Box. Amongst the prolific number of films he directed were The Man In Black (1950) for Hammer Films, The Lady Craved Excitement (1950), One Way Out (1955) and It All Goes to Show (1969).