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Robert Aldrich

Robert Aldrich

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Also Known As: Died: December 5, 1983
Born: August 9, 1918 Cause of Death: kidney failure
Birth Place: Cranston, Rhode Island, USA Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
. . . All the Marbles (1981) as Director
A two-bit promoter tries to take a women's wrestling team to the top.
2.
Frisco Kid, The (1979) as Director
A Polish rabbi wanders through the Old West on his way to lead a synagogue in San Francisco. On the way he is nearly burnt at the stake by Indians and almost killed by outlaws.
3.
Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977) as Director
A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President revels details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam War between Dell and the then President's most trusted advisors.
4.
Choirboys, The (1977) as Director
The careers and personal lives of a group of bigoted and hard-drinking Los Angeles policemen are examined. Although the officers provide emotional support for each other, they are lacking in sensitivity and judgement on the job. And when one of them accidentally shoots a teenage homosexual in a city
5.
Hustle (1975) as Director
Cynical policeman Phil Gaines is investigating the case of a dead porn actress/stripper whose body was found on the beach. Things are complicated when the dead woman's father decides to conduct his own investigation.
6.
Longest Yard, The (1974) as Director
Paul Crewe is a former professional quarterback who was ostracized when he was caught shaving points. After beating up his girlfriend and then resisting arrest, he is put in jail. The sadistic warden of the prison taunts Paul into helping his semiprofessional team of guardsmen win a championship game by creating a team of inmates to lose to them. Despite their initial hostility toward Paul for his point shaving, he wins the convicts over and together they form a winning team.
7.
Emperor of the North Pole (1973) as Director
It is a period of great recessions in the US, and the land is full of people who fought in the World War and are now homeless. Those people, commonly called "hobos", are truly hated by Shack (Borgnine), a sadistical railway conductor who swore that no hobo will ride his train for free. Well, no-one but "A" Number One (Lee Marvin), who is ready to put his life as a stake to become a local legend - as a first person who survived the trip on Shack's notorious train.
8.
Ulzana's Raid (1972) as Director
An aging Indian fighter and a green Cavalry officer join forces to head off an Apache attack.
9.
The Grissom Gang (1971) as Director
1920s debutante Barbara Blandish is kidnapped and held for ransom by the half-witted, sadistic Grissom Gang. When one of the boys falls for Barbara, the family unity of the gang is disrupted, resulting in violence.
10.
Too Late the Hero (1970) as Director
During World War II, a British platoon goes behind enemy lines in the Pacific.
11.
The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968) as Director
An obsessed movie director grooms an unknown to play his deceased movie-star wife.
12.
The Killing of Sister George (1968) as Director
A radio star's outrageous behavior costs her her job and her lover.
13.
The Dirty Dozen (1967) as Director
A renegade officer trains a group of misfits for a crucial mission behind enemy lines.
14.
The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) as Director
The survivors of a desert plane crash fight to get back in the air.
15.
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) as Director
A wealthy southern spinster fights to keep her family's secrets hidden.
16.
4 for Texas (1963) as Director
Double-crossing outlaws go straight and become rival saloon owners.
17.
Sodom and Gomorrah (1963) as Director
Lot and the Hebrews become involved in a Helamite plan to take over the rich sinful cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.
18.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) as Director
A crazed, aging star torments her sister in a decaying Hollywood mansion.
19.
Last Days of Sodom and Gomorrah, The (1962)
Sex, torture and betrayal in Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot, leader of the Hebrews, believes his people can co-exist with the Sodomites, a disastrous decision.
20.
The Last Sunset (1961) as Director
A sheriff finds the outlaw he''s hunting leading a cattle drive and decides to help him before arresting him.
21.
Ten Seconds to Hell (1959) as Director
Six German veterans take on the task of disposing of unexploded bombs.
22.
The Angry Hills (1959) as Director
A World War II correspondent fights to get strategic information out of occupied Greece.
23.
The Garment Jungle (1957) as Director
A dress manufacturer brings in the mob to fight unionization.
24.
Attack (1956) as Director
A cowardly captain leads his men into danger in WWII Belgium.
25.
Autumn Leaves (1956) as Director
A woman falls for a younger man with severe mental problems.
26.
Kiss Me Deadly (1955) as Director
Detective Mike Hammer fights to solve the murder of a beautiful hitchhiker with a mysterious connection to the Mob.
27.
The Big Knife (1955) as Director
An unscrupulous movie producer blackmails an unhappy star into signing a new contract.
28.
Vera Cruz (1954) as Director
During the Mexican Revolution, rival mercenaries team to steal a fortune in gold.
29.
Apache (1954) as Director
Refusing to accept peace, a renegade leads a one-man war against the U.S. Cavalry.
30.
World for Ransom (1954) as Director
Made by the same production set-up on the same lot that was producing the 1953-54 "China Smith/Captain China" TV series that starred Dan Duryea as soldier-of-fortune China Smith, using many of the same players that were regulars on the TV series, including Douglass Dumbrille, as head of the British Intelligence, and the same "Singapore", British Colony colonials and China sets used on the series. In this instance, they had the good grace to actually make a "new" film rather than just paste two of the TV episodes together and sending it out as a "new" movie as many of the TV production companies were doing at the time, i.e., the producers of the "Ramar of the Jungle" and Guy Madison's "Wild Bill Hickok" series. And changed the role names of Duryea and Dumbrille, but the Duryea character is still "China Smith." And hired a good director. This time out China Smith...uh.....Mike Callahan (Dan Duryea), because of his friendship with Julian March (Patric Knowles),becomes involved with a plot to kidnap a nuclear scientist who is one of the three men in the whole wide world who knows how to detonate an H-Bomb and evidently carries most of the makings around with him. March is in league with Alexis Pederas (Gene Lockhart, less lovable than usual)and his henchman Guzik (former boxer Lou Nova and mean as usual), planning to do some blackmailing on a global scale. Lots of killing, kidnappings, crosses and double-crosses, fights and pursuits follow, plus some bit of footsie between March's wife, Frennessy (Marian Carr) and Callahan. Nothing much happens in that area either as she departs Singapore and Callahan both when neither are of further use to her. Better than the TV series because of director Robert Aldrich. And Marian Carr, who Aldrich would use later on.
31.
Limelight (1953) as Assistant Director
A broken-down comic sacrifices everything to give a young dancer a shot at the big time.
32.
Big Leaguer (1953) as Director
An aging ballplayer is relegated to managing a training camp.
33.
Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952) as Assistant Director
Two waiters stumble on a treasure map and land in hot water with pirates.
34.
M (1951) as Assistant Director
Remake of the 1931 original. Someone is murdering children in a German city. The Police search is so intense, it is disturbing the 'normal' criminals, and the local hoods decide to help find the murderer as quickly as possible.
35.
The Prowler (1951) as Assistant Director
A policeman's obsession with a married woman leads to murder.
36.
Of Men and Music (1951) as Assistant Director
37.
New Mexico (1951) as Assistant Director
Captain Hunt of the cavalry is trying to promote good relations with the Indian chief Acoma. But Hunt's superiors in the military insist on pursuing policies that will provoke a conflict, and Chief Acoma is not willing to let himself be insulted.
38.
The White Tower (1950) as Assistant Director
Mountain climbers in the Swiss Alps mull over past problems while trying to conquer a perilous peak.
39.
Red Light (1949) as 2d unit asst dir
An embezzler's revenge on the businessman who turned him in leads to a bloody vendetta.
40.
The Red Pony (1949) as Assistant Director
A rancher's son learns a valuable lesson when he's given a pony.
41.
A Kiss for Corliss (1949) as Assistant Director
A false rumor spreads through a town about the relationship between a teenage girl and an older sophisticated man.
42.
Force of Evil (1949) as Assistant Director
A crooked lawyer tries to protect his numbers running brother from a ruthless crime boss.
43.
So This Is New York (1948) as Assistant Director
44.
Arch of Triumph (1948) as Assistant Director
In winter of 1938, Paris is crowded with refugees from the Nazis, who live in the black shadows of night, trying to evade deportation. One such is Dr. Ravic, who practices medicine illegally and stalks his old Nazi enemy Haake with murder in mind. One rainy night, Ravic meets Joan Madou, a kept woman cast adrift by her lover's sudden death. Against Ravic's better judgement, they become involved in a doomed affair; matters come to a crisis on the day war is declared.
45.
No Minor Vices (1948) as Assistant Director
Perry Ashwell is a self-satisfied child psychologist who takes his colleagues and wife somewhat for granted. So confident is he of his position that he introduces rich attractive painter Octavio Quaglini to his office and home. Quaglini is no respecter of convention, and April Ashwell is extremely attractive.
46.
The Private Affairs of Bel Ami (1947) as Assistant Director
Writer Georges Duroy (George Sanders) is one social-climbing S.O.B. who does most of his climbing over the warm (and cold) bodies of women. He begins with Rachel (Marie Wilson), a hanger-on in the cafes and Folies Bergere crowd, and then moves on to dally with Clotilde de Morelle (Angela Lansbury.) Always striving to move upward on the social scale, he ditches her to marry Madeleine Forestier (Ann Dvorak). Now he gets on the fast track. He persuades Madame Walter (Katherine Emery), the wife of his publisher, to fall in love with him, and then compromises Madeleine to frame a divorce, so he can pursue Madame Walter's daughter, Suzanne (Susan Douglas, before somebody decided her later-married name was her most-often used screen name.) He moves along so well that ere long he is in legal position to usurp the title of one of France's most noble houses. The moral, at the end, is it is okay to mess with French women, but triffling with French titles is going too far.
47.
Body and Soul (1947) as Assistant Director
A young boxer slugs his way out of the slums only to fall prey to organized crime.
48.
The Story of G. I. Joe (1945) as Assistant Director
War correspondent Ernie Pyle joins an Army platoon during World War II to learn what battle is really about.
49.
Pardon My Past (1945) as Assistant Director
A penniless veteran is mistaken for a millionaire playboy.
50.
The Southerner (1945) as Assistant Director
A sharecropper fights the elements to start his own farm.

Writer (feature film)

51.
Too Late the Hero (1970) as Story
During World War II, a British platoon goes behind enemy lines in the Pacific.
52.
Too Late the Hero (1970) as Screenwriter
During World War II, a British platoon goes behind enemy lines in the Pacific.
53.
4 for Texas (1963) as Story
Double-crossing outlaws go straight and become rival saloon owners.
54.
4 for Texas (1963) as Screenwriter
Double-crossing outlaws go straight and become rival saloon owners.
55.
Ten Seconds to Hell (1959) as Screenwriter
Six German veterans take on the task of disposing of unexploded bombs.

Producer (feature film)

56.
Hustle (1975) as Producer
Cynical policeman Phil Gaines is investigating the case of a dead porn actress/stripper whose body was found on the beach. Things are complicated when the dead woman's father decides to conduct his own investigation.
57.
The Grissom Gang (1971) as Producer
1920s debutante Barbara Blandish is kidnapped and held for ransom by the half-witted, sadistic Grissom Gang. When one of the boys falls for Barbara, the family unity of the gang is disrupted, resulting in violence.
58.
Too Late the Hero (1970) as Producer
During World War II, a British platoon goes behind enemy lines in the Pacific.
59.
What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? (1969) as Producer
A woman signs on as housekeeper in the home where her friend disappeared.
60.
The Killing of Sister George (1968) as Producer
A radio star's outrageous behavior costs her her job and her lover.
61.
The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968) as Producer
An obsessed movie director grooms an unknown to play his deceased movie-star wife.
62.
The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) as Producer
The survivors of a desert plane crash fight to get back in the air.
63.
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) as Producer
A wealthy southern spinster fights to keep her family's secrets hidden.
64.
4 for Texas (1963) as Producer
Double-crossing outlaws go straight and become rival saloon owners.
65.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) as Producer
A crazed, aging star torments her sister in a decaying Hollywood mansion.
66.
Attack (1956) as Producer
A cowardly captain leads his men into danger in WWII Belgium.
67.
Kiss Me Deadly (1955) as Producer
Detective Mike Hammer fights to solve the murder of a beautiful hitchhiker with a mysterious connection to the Mob.
68.
The Big Knife (1955) as Producer
An unscrupulous movie producer blackmails an unhappy star into signing a new contract.
69.
World for Ransom (1954) as Producer
Made by the same production set-up on the same lot that was producing the 1953-54 "China Smith/Captain China" TV series that starred Dan Duryea as soldier-of-fortune China Smith, using many of the same players that were regulars on the TV series, including Douglass Dumbrille, as head of the British Intelligence, and the same "Singapore", British Colony colonials and China sets used on the series. In this instance, they had the good grace to actually make a "new" film rather than just paste two of the TV episodes together and sending it out as a "new" movie as many of the TV production companies were doing at the time, i.e., the producers of the "Ramar of the Jungle" and Guy Madison's "Wild Bill Hickok" series. And changed the role names of Duryea and Dumbrille, but the Duryea character is still "China Smith." And hired a good director. This time out China Smith...uh.....Mike Callahan (Dan Duryea), because of his friendship with Julian March (Patric Knowles),becomes involved with a plot to kidnap a nuclear scientist who is one of the three men in the whole wide world who knows how to detonate an H-Bomb and evidently carries most of the makings around with him. March is in league with Alexis Pederas (Gene Lockhart, less lovable than usual)and his henchman Guzik (former boxer Lou Nova and mean as usual), planning to do some blackmailing on a global scale. Lots of killing, kidnappings, crosses and double-crosses, fights and pursuits follow, plus some bit of footsie between March's wife, Frennessy (Marian Carr) and Callahan. Nothing much happens in that area either as she departs Singapore and Callahan both when neither are of further use to her. Better than the TV series because of director Robert Aldrich. And Marian Carr, who Aldrich would use later on.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

70.
The Steel Trap (1952) as Prod supv
A bank employee steals cash from the bank on Friday and, at the bidding of his wife, must return the money before it is discovered missing on Monday morning.
71.
When I Grow Up (1951) as Prod supv

Misc. Crew (feature film)

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Assistant Direction (special)

76.
Chaplin Today: Limelight (2003) as Assistant Director
Director Bernardo Bertolucci shares his impressions of Charlie Chaplin's classic Limelight.

Misc. Crew (short)

77.
LIONPOWER FROM MGM (1967)
"Lionpower from MGM" (1967) is an exciting 60's promotional short subject, which showcases MGM's releases for the 1967-68 film season under a "five seasons" theme--fall, winter, spring, summer--plus a "fabulous fifth season". The main music is set to the rousing theme from "The Magnificent Yankee" composed by David Raksin in 1950. The promo is narrated by some of the best voice-over actors of the time, and is an excellent time capsule of a by-gone era.

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