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Irving Pichel

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Also Known As: Died: July 13, 1954
Born: June 25, 1891 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

Day of Triumph (1954) as Director
Martin Luther (1953) as Director
Mask of the Avenger (1951) as Director
When his father is murdered, an Italian nobleman becomes an outlaw to avenge the crime.
Santa Fe (1951) as Director
Four brothers end up on opposite sides of a shootout.
Quicksand (1950) as Director
Petty theft leads a mechanic into a life of crime.
The Great Rupert (1950) as Director
A squirrel becomes the guardian angel for an impoverished family.
Destination Moon (1950) as Director
A crusading scientist defies the government to launch an expedition to the moon.
Without Honor (1949) as Director
Jane Bandle has recently married, but Bill, her husband's brother, tries to wreck her marriage because Jane rejected his sexual advances before her marriage.
Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948) as Director
A middle-aged man accidentally catches a mermaid and falls in love.
The Miracle of the Bells (1948) as Director
A town supports the memory of an aspiring actress who dies before her first film premieres.
Something in the Wind (1947) as Director
They Won't Believe Me (1947) as Director
A faithless husband is charged with a murder he didn't commit.
The Bride Wore Boots (1946) as Director
Colonel Effingham's Raid (1946) as Director
A retired Army officer fights to save his hometown''''s Confederate monument.
Tomorrow Is Forever (1946) as Director
A scarred veteran presumed dead returns home to find his wife remarried.
O.S.S. (1946) as Director
John Martin is part of an American spy team dropped into France during World War II to destroy the French railway system. After successfully blowing up a tunnel he runs back to save Ellen and is told "Never come back for me again." Later he must choose whether or not to obey her wishes.
Temptation (1946) as Director
In a flashback, late-Victorian beauty Ruby, a divorcee with a shady past, calculatingly marries rich Egyptologist Nigel, who installs her at his Cairo estate while he digs for mummies. Bored, Ruby undertakes to recover a friend's letters from Baroudi. But when she meets the blackmailer, mutual attraction leads to an affair. As Ruby gets in deeper, she finds Baroudi is even more unscrupulous than she dreamed.
A Medal for Benny (1945) as Director
And Now Tomorrow (1944) as Director
Emily Blair is rich and deaf. Doctor Vance, who grew up poor in Blairtown, is working on a serum to cure deafness which he tries on Emily. It doesn't work. Her sister is carrying on an affair with her fiance Jeff. Vance tries a new serum which causes Emily to faint... Will it work this time ?
The Eve of St. Mark (1944) as Fill-In Director
Holy Matrimony (1943) as Fill-In Director
An artist returning from years abroad takes the identity of his dead valet to escape the attentions of the press.
Happy Land (1943) as Director
A small-town druggist thinks back on the life of the son who has just died in World War II.
The Moon Is Down (1943) as Director
Small town Norwegians resist a Nazi takeover during World War II.
Life Begins at Eight-Thirty (1942) as Director
Kathy lives in a cramped New York flat with her father Madden Thomas, a celebrated actor brought down by drink. Lame from an early age and feeling trapped with her father in her small world, Kathy is delighted to meet fellow tenant Robert. When Madden is offered the lead in a new King Lear and Robert lands a composing job in Hollywood, better times seem for a while to beckon.
The Pied Piper (1942) as Director
Englishman Mr Howard is on a fishing holiday in eastern France when the Germans invade in 1940. Setting off to try and get back home he is persuaded to take along the two Cavanaugh children, and as his journey progresses his family keeps growing in size. Once in German-occupied northern France a new problem arises - the risk of being heard speaking English.
Secret Agent of Japan (1942) as Director
Hudson's Bay (1941) as Director
Highly fictionalized early history of Canada. Trapper/explorer Radisson imagines an empire around Hudson's Bay. He befriends the Indians, fights the French, and convinces King Charles II to sponsor an expedition of conquest.
Dance Hall (1941) as Director
Singer Lili Brown is attracted to dance hall manager Duke till she realizes he does that to all the girls. Nice guy Duke sets her up with composer Joe Brooks.
The Great Commandment (1941) as Director
Swamp Water (1941) as Dialogue Director
A hunter discovers a fugitive living in the swamps and goes into business with him and his daughter.
The Man I Married (1940) as Director
An American woman learns that her German husband is a Nazi sympathizer.
Earthbound (1940) as Director
Nick and Ellen's second honeymoon in Switzerland is interrupted when he is called back to Paris on business. But it turns out to be funny-business when he discovers his ex-mistress Linda sent him the telegram. Nick spurns her, leading her to shoot and kill him. His ghost cannot rest, though, since Linda's husband Jeff is arrested for the crime and tried. Nick hovers over Ellen guiding her to the evidence that will clear Jeff and convict Linda, at which point he can rest at peace.
The Sheik Steps Out (1937) as Director
The Duke Comes Back (1937) as Director
Larceny on the Air (1937) as Director
The Gentleman from Louisiana (1936) as Director
Beware of Ladies (1936) as Director
She (1935) as Director
Leo Vincey, told by his dying uncle of a lost land visited 500 years ago by his ancestor, heads out with family friend Horace Holly to try to discover the land and its secret of immortality, said to be contained within a mystic fire. Picking up Tanya, a guide's daughter, in the frozen Russian arctic, they stumble upon Kor, revealed to be a hidden civilization ruled over by an immortal queen, called She, who believes Vincey is her long-lost lover John Vincey, Leo's ancestor.
Before Dawn (1933) as Director
Detectives compete to solve the murders at a mysterious mansion.
The Most Dangerous Game (1932) as Director
A big game hunter decides to stalk human prey.

Cast (feature film)

Martin Luther (1953) as Chancellor Brueck
This Is Korea! (1951) as Narrator
Archival footage documents the North Korean aggression that started the Korean War.
Santa Fe (1951) as Harned
Four brothers end up on opposite sides of a shootout.
Something in the Wind (1947) as Garage attendant
Tomorrow Is Forever (1946) as Commentator's voice
A scarred veteran presumed dead returns home to find his wife remarried.
The Moon Is Down (1943) as Peder
Small town Norwegians resist a Nazi takeover during World War II.
Torture Ship (1939) as Dr. Herbert Stander
Juarez (1939) as Carbajal
True story of Mexico's Abraham Lincoln and his fight against Napoleon's empire.
Rio (1939) as Rocco
Exile Express (1939) as Victor
Topper Takes a Trip (1939) as Prosecutor
A glamorous ghost helps a henpecked husband save his wife from gold-digging friends.
Newsboys' Home (1938) as [Tom] Davenport
There Goes My Heart (1938) as Mr. Gorman
An heiress takes a job as a department store clerk.
Jezebel (1938) as Huger
A tempestuous Southern belle's willfulness threatens to destroy all who care for her.
Gambling Ship (1938) as The Profesor
Join the Marines (1937) as Colonel Leonard
Armored Car (1937) as Walinsky
The Life of Emile Zola (1937) as Mathieu Dreyfus
The famed writer risks his reputation to defend a Jewish army officer accused of treason.
High, Wide and Handsome (1937) as Mr. Stark
The setting is a small town in 1870s Pennsylvania. Sally Waterson and her father have stopped in town with their traveling medicine show, but when their wagon catches fire, they find themselves stranded. They're taken in by Mrs. Cortlandt and her grandson, Peter, who is trying to set up a pipeline that will supply oil throughout the state. Sally and Peter soon fall in love and marry. Neither their marriage nor Peter's pipe dreams flow too smoothly.
Special Agent K-7 (1937) as Lester Owens
General Spanky (1936) as Captain Simmons
Three youngsters get mixed up in a crucial Civil War battle.
The House of a Thousand Candles (1936) as Anton Sebastian
Down to the Sea (1936) as Alex Grenaris
Hearts in Bondage (1936) as Gideon Welles
Don't Gamble with Love (1936) as Rick Collins
Dracula's Daughter (1936) as Sandor
A Hungarian countess seeks the aid of a noted psychiatrist, in hopes of freeing herself of a mysterious evil influence.
Special Agent (1935) as United States District Attorney
A government agent poses as a newspaperman to get the goods on a mobster.
Three Kids and a Queen (1935) as Kraft
Such Women Are Dangerous (1934) as Stanley
Return of the Terror (1934) as [Daniel] Burke
Fog over Frisco (1934) as Jake Bello
A San Francisco heiress discovers her sister is hanging out with gangsters.
Cleopatra (1934) as Apollodorus
The fabled queen of Egypt leads Julius Caesar and Marc Antony astray.
She Was a Lady (1934) as Marco
The Silver Streak (1934) as Bronte
On its inaugural run, a high-speed train has to race a polio victim to an iron lung.
British Agent (1934) as [Sergei] Pavlov
An Englishman falls in love with a Russian spy.
I Am a Thief (1934) as Count Trentini
A man dodges jewel thieves while carrying a fortune in diamonds on the Orient Express.
The Mysterious Rider (1933) as Cliff Harkness
Oliver Twist (1933) as Fagin
In Dickens' classic tale, an orphan wends his way from cruel apprenticeship to den of thieves in search of a true home.
The Billion Dollar Scandal (1933) as Albert Griswold
The Right to Romance (1933) as Dr. Beck
A lady plastic surgeon jeopardizes her marriage when her ex-boyfriend is scarred.
The Woman Accused (1933) as District Attorney Clarke
Jeffrey and Glenda play two lovers about to embark on a three-day cruise to nowhere. Their plan is to be married on board by the ship's captain. As Glenda is packing to leave, she receives a threatening phone call from her obsessed, former lover who has taken residence just two floors above her apartment. Glenda sneaks upstairs to confront Leo and tell him that it's over. Leo, a high-powered attorney calls a hit-man to have Jeffrey eliminated. Glenda knocks Leo over the head before he can give the hitman a name. Leo is dead. Glenda sneaks back into her apartment, goes off on the cruise with Jeffrey and pretends that all is swell. Leo's partner, Stephen Bessemer, suspects Glenda and follows her to the ship. Bessemer stages a mock trial aboard the ship and cleverly draws a confession from Glenda. Jeffrey, also an attorney, represents Glenda when she is arrested upon arriving on shore. A skeptical district attorney, and the fact that Jeffrey horsewhips the star witness (the hit-man), combine to get Glenda completely off the hook.
The Story of Temple Drake (1933) as Lee Goodwin
A wealthy but neurotic Southern belle finds herself trapped in the hideout of a gang of vicious bootleggers.
King of the Jungle (1933) as Corey
Night Flight (1933) as Dr. Decosta
An airline's owner runs his business with ruthless disregard for safety.
I'm No Angel (1933) as Bob, the attorney
A carnival dancer evades the law and invades high society.
Forgotten Commandments (1932) as Prof. Marinov
The Miracle Man (1932) as Henry Holmes
A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader, John Madison, encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam the gullible public of funds for a supposed chapel. But when a real healing takes place, a change comes over the gang.
Strange Justice (1932) as L. D. Waters
A crooked banker and his assistant devise a scheme to frame an ex-con for their crime.
Wild Girl (1932) as Rufe Waters
Westward Passage (1932) as Harry [Ottendorf]
An heiress gives up her fortune to wed a poor novelist, then dreams of giving their children the finer things.
Two Kinds of Women (1932) as Senator Krull
Madame Butterfly (1932) as Yamadori
Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton is on shore-leave in Japan. He and his buddy Lieutenant Barton, out for a night on the town, stop in at a local establishment to check out the food, drink and girls, 'uh, and girls' to quote Lt. Barton. Pinkerton spies Cho-Cho San and immediately falls in lust. Barton counsels Pinkerton that he can 'marry' this beautiful Japanese girl, enjoy himself with cultural approval, then sail happily on back to America unshackled, since abandonment equates divorce in Japan. Barton assures Pinkerton that once abandoned, Cho-Cho will be free to marry whomever she chooses from amongst the Japanese people. When Pinkerton's ship sails out of port, Butterfly waits patiently for her husband to come home. Three years pass. Ever with her eye toward the harbor, Butterfly holds a secret delight that she eagerly wishes to surprise her husband with: their son. Pinkerton arrives in Japan with his American bride by his side. He goes to Butterfly to make his apologies and to finally end what Butterfly for three years has cherished in her heart.
The Painted Woman (1932) as Robert Dunn
After becoming involved in a killing, Kiddo gets on board Boyton's ship. When he learns what happened he dumps her on a South Sea island. Tom Brian marries her, and when Boynton returns he's furious (he wanted to marry her). When Boyton is killed Kiddo is accused of the crime and even Tom thinks she's guilty.
An American Tragedy (1931) as District attorney [Orville Mason]
A factory worker''s romance with a beautiful heiress is complicated by an earlier fate.
The Road to Reno (1931) as Robert Millett
Murder by the Clock (1931) as Phillip Endicott
The Cheat (1931) as Hardy Livingstone
The Right To Love (1930) as Caleb Evans

Producer (feature film)

Swamp Water (1941) as Producer
A hunter discovers a fugitive living in the swamps and goes into business with him and his daughter.

Cast (short)

Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (1940)
This short film presents the awards ceremony for the 1939 Academy Awards. Vitaphone Release 9780-9783.
Old Hickory (1940)
This short film presents four key incidents in the public life of Andrew Jackson. Vitaphone Release 9590-9591.

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