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Also Known As: Died: January 14, 1987
Born: April 26, 1900 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Hamburg, DE Profession: Director ...


Director (feature film)

Imitation of Life (1959) as Director
Two mothers, one white, one black, face problems with their rebellious daughters.
The Tarnished Angels (1958) as Director
A newsman falls for the wife of a barnstorming pilot whose work he's covering.
A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958) as Director
In 1944, a company of German soldiers on the Russian front are numbed by the horrors and hardships of war when Private Ernst Graeber's long awaited furlough comes through. Back home in Germany, he finds his home bombed. While hopelessly searching for his parents, he meets lovely Elizabeth Kruse, daughter of a political prisoner; together they try to wrest sanity and survival from a world full of hatred.
Battle Hymn (1957) as Director
A minister resists turning to violence while trying to help orphans during the Korean War.
Interlude (1957) as Director
A young woman touring Germany is caught between a married symphony conductor and a doctor from back home.
Written on the Wind (1957) as Director
A young woman marries into a corrupt oil family then falls for her husband''''s best friend.
There's Always Tomorrow (1956) as Director
When a toy manufacturer feels ignored and unappreciated by his wife and children, he begins to fall in love with a former employee.
All That Heaven Allows (1956) as Director
A lonely widow defies small-town gossip when she falls for a younger man.
Captain Lightfoot (1955) as Director
In 1815, Michael Martin, member of an Irish revolutionary society, turns highwayman to support it, and is forced to flee into outlawry. In Dublin, he meets famous rebel "Captain Thunderbolt" and becomes his second-in-command, "Lightfoot." 'Tis a perilous life, with captures, turncoats, rescues, and romance.
Taza, Son of Cochise (1954) as Director
Three years after the end of the Apache wars, peacemaking chief Cochise dies. His elder son Taza shares his ideas, but brother Naiche yearns for war...and for Taza's betrothed, Oona. Naiche loses no time in starting trouble which, thanks to a bigoted cavalry officer, ends with the proud Chiricahua Apaches on a reservation, where they are soon joined by the captured renegade Geronimo, who is all it takes to light the firecracker's fuse...
Sign of the Pagan (1954) as Director
Roman centurion Marcian is captured by Attila the Hun en route to Constantinople, but escapes. On arrival, he finds the eastern Roman emperor Theodosius plotting with Attila to look the other way while the latter marches against Rome. But Marcian gains the favor of Pulcheria, lovely sister of Theodosius, who favors a united Empire. As Attila marches, things look bleak for the weakened imperial forces. But the conqueror has an awe of the power of the Christians' God...
Magnificent Obsession (1954) as Director
A playboy becomes a doctor to right the wrong he's done to a sightless widow.
All I Desire (1953) as Director
A stage star returns to the small-town family she deserted.
Take Me to Town (1953) as Director
Saloon entertainer Vermilion O'Toole and her former partner in crime Newt Cole escape from a train ride to prison and hide out in logging town Timberline. Meanwhile, the three 'cute' sons of widower Will Hall come to town in search of a wife for their dad, and pick our heroine. Vermilion needs to lay low to escape the marshal, so she accepts the boys' offer to visit pioneer community Pine Grove. Once there, she annoys local Mrs. Grundys but eventually starts to fit in. But what is that blackhearted villain Newt Cole up to?
Meet Me at the Fair (1952) as Director
In 1904, Doc Tilbee, medicine show huckster and champion tall-tale teller, gives a ride to a young boy escaped from an orphanage, where bad conditions (the result of political graft) are being investigated by new appointee Zerelda Wing, who doesn't know that her fiancée is one of the politicians responsible. Tad wants to stay with his new friend Doc, who is attracted to Zerelda, to the discomfiture of his old flame Clara...all amid nostalgic musical numbers.
Against All Flags (1952) as Dir of addl swordplay scenes
A British officer must face off against the pirates of Madagascar.
Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952) as Director
Wealthy Samuel Fulton is getting older and he wants to test his family before leaving his money to them. He anonymously grants them $100,000. Harriet Blaisdell moves the family into a mansion and makes plans to marry her daughter Millicent off to a socialite rather than her soda jerk boyfriend Dan.
No Room for the Groom (1952) as Director
Alvah, a young GI who happens to own a vineyard, elopes to Las Vegas with Lee, his housekeeper's daughter. But Alvah's chicken pox postpone the wedding night. The rest revolves around more delays to the consummation, caused by Lee's manipulative Mama and the flock of mostly obnoxious relatives with whom she's filled the house.
Weekend with Father (1951) as Director
Love blooms when two single parents send their children off to camp.
The First Legion (1951) as Director
Thunder on the Hill (1951) as Director
Convicted murderess Valerie Carns (Ann Blyth) is being transported to Norwich to be executed when a flood strands her and her guards at a convent hospital. Nurse Sister Mary (Claudette Colbert) becomes convinced of her innocence and sets out to find the real killer.
The Lady Pays Off (1951) as Director
The naive Evelyn Warren, elected shool-teacher of the year by Time Magazine, goes to Las Vegas, where she loses a lot of money. In order to pay her debts, casino-manager Matt Braddock asks her to take care of his sad little daughter Diana.
Mystery Submarine (1950) as Director
Posing as an ex-German medical officer, a U.S. Navy Intelligence Officer sets out to rescue a kidnapped scientist, and sink a Nazi submarine, hiding off the coast of South America.
Slightly French (1949) as Director
An out-of-work movie director turns a carnival girl into a French heiress to make her a star.
Shockproof (1949) as Director
A beautiful ex-con falls for her parole officer while still dating the crook who landed her in prison.
Sleep, My Love (1948) as Director
Claudette Colbert wakes up in the middle of the night on board a train, but she can't remember how she got there. Danger and suspense ensue.
Lured (1947) as Director
A woman helps the police catch the serial killer who murdered her best friend.
A Scandal in Paris (1946) as Director
An elegant con man gets himself appointed chief of police so he can rob Paris at his leisure.
A Scandal in Paris (1946) as Director
An elegant conman gets himself appointed chief of police so he can rob Paris at leisure.
Summer Storm (1944) as Director
In this filmed Chekhov adaptation, Darnell plays the alluring peasant woman who lures cynical aristocrat Sanders away from his milquetoast fiancee, with tragic consequences.
Hitler's Madman (1943) as Director
The Nazis take revenge on a Czech village after one of their most sadistic commanders is assassinated there.
Boefje (1939) as Director
Zu Neuen Ufern (1937) as Director
Habanera, La (1937) as Director
Don Pedro, the elegant landowner of Puerto Rico, is conquered by Astree, the rebellious travelling Swedish woman. They get married and have a child. Their relationship begins to change and Don holds Astree a prisoner. Homesicked, all Astree's pent-up hatred of her husband and his island breaks out when her childhood friend Dr. Sven appears to investigate the cause of a vicious fever to which the island has fallen prey. Don is determined at all costs to prevent the epidemic from becoming public knowledge in order to save his fruit export business.
Schlussakkord (1936) as Director
Hofkonzert, Das (1936) as Director
Chanson du Souvenir, La (1936) as Director
Madchen vom Moorhof, Das (1935) as Director
April, April (1935) as Director
'T was een April (1935) as Director
Stutzen der Gesellschaft (1935) as Director

Cast (feature film)

Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies, A (1995) as Himself
Leading American filmmaker Martin Scorsese''s entry in the BFI''s "The Century of Cinema" series is three-part, 235-minute odyssey. Showing the same mastery of the documentary form as he has of fictional narratives, he chronicles his self-discovery as a filmmaker, using as touchstones both Hollywood masterworks and unsung B-movies. At the same time, he examines the central conflict in American cinema: the director''s need to reconcile his role as a team player with his own personal expression.
Living It Up (1954) as Armed guard
A newspaperwoman turns a man who thinks he''''s dying into a national hero.
The Caddy (1953) as Officer
A master golfer suffering from performance anxiety caddies for a man he''''s taught everything.
Please Believe Me (1950) as Thug
Three men pursue a shipboard romance with a woman they think is an heiress.

Writer (feature film)

Summer Storm (1944) as Adaptation
In this filmed Chekhov adaptation, Darnell plays the alluring peasant woman who lures cynical aristocrat Sanders away from his milquetoast fiancee, with tragic consequences.
Summer Storm (1944) as Adaptation
In this filmed Chekhov adaptation, Darnell plays the alluring peasant woman who lures cynical aristocrat Sanders away from his milquetoast fiancee, with tragic consequences.
Boefje (1939) as Screenwriter
Zu Neuen Ufern (1937) as Screenwriter
Schlussakkord (1936) as Screenwriter
Hofkonzert, Das (1936) as Screenwriter

Producer (feature film)

The First Legion (1951) as Producer

Misc. Crew (feature film)

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