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Robert Wise

Robert Wise

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Also Known As: Died: September 14, 2005
Born: September 10, 1914 Cause of Death: heart failure
Birth Place: Winchester, Indiana, USA Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Storm in Summer, A (2000) as Director
Set in 1969 in a vacation town in upstate New York, where Abel Shaddick is an embittered Jewish deli owner. At a local country club party, his intoxicated nephew Stanley signs up to sponsor a child from Harlem as part of a program in which underprivileged children spend two weeks with a local family
2.
Rooftops (1989) as Director
A group of teenagers in New York's Lower East Side take up residence on the rooftop of an abandoned building.
3.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) as Director
Captain Kirk reassembles his old crew on the newly refit Starship Enterprise and is sent out to investigate a mysterious cloud-like entity.
4.
Audrey Rose (1977) as Director
A married couple fear their daughter is the reincarnation of a girl killed in a terrible accident.
5.
The Hindenburg (1975) as Director
Sabotage causes the airship Hindenburg to crash on arrival at New York in this disaster film.
6.
Two People (1973) as Director
Period drama in which an Army deserter during the Vietnam War falls in love with an American fashion model and together they explore Morocco and Paris.
7.
The Andromeda Strain (1971) as Director
Scientists race to find the cure for a deadly space virus.
8.
Star! (1968) as Director
Gertrude Lawrence rises to stage stardom at the cost of happiness.
9.
The Sand Pebbles (1966) as Director
Epic tale about the lives of crew members aboard a US gunboat, patrolling China's Yangtze River in 1926, that eventually gets caught up in the middle of that country's Civil War.
10.
The Sound of Music (1965) as Director
Maria had longed to be a nun since she was a young girl, yet when she became old enough discovered that it wasn't at all what she thought. Often in trouble and doing the wrong things, Maria is sent to the house of a retired naval captain, named Captain Von Trapp, to care for his children. Von Trapp was widowed several years before and was left to care for seven 'rowdy' children. The children have run off countless governesses. Maria soon learns that all these children need is a little love to change their attitudes. Maria teaches the children to sing, and through her, music is brought back into the hearts and home of the Von Trapp family. Unknowingly, Maria and Captain Von Trapp are falling helplessly in love, except there are two problems, the Captain is engaged, and Maria is a postulant!
11.
The Haunting (1963) as Director
A team of psychic investigators moves into a haunted house that destroys all who live there.
12.
Two for the Seesaw (1962) as Director
A conservative attorney considering a divorce gets involved with an emotionally fragile dancer in New York.
13.
West Side Story (1961) as Director
A young couple from dueling street gangs falls in love.
14.
Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) as Director
Desperate losers plan a bank robbery with unexpected results.
15.
I Want to Live! (1958) as Director
True story of the small-time lady crook who fought to escape the gas chamber.
16.
Run Silent Run Deep (1958) as Director
Officers on a WWII submarine clash during a perilous Pacific tour.
17.
This Could Be the Night (1957) as Director
A schoolteacher gets a secretarial job at a gangster-run nightclub.
18.
Until They Sail (1957) as Director
Four sisters in New Zealand fall for Allied sailors en route to World War II.
19.
Helen of Troy (1956) as Director
A shipwrecked prince's love for a married queen triggers war between Greece and Troy.
20.
Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) as Director
True story of boxer Rocky Graziano's rise from juvenile delinquent to world champ.
21.
Tribute to a Bad Man (1956) as Director
A brutal rancher has to soften his ways to win the woman he loves.
22.
Executive Suite (1954) as Director
When a business magnate dies, his board of directors fights over who should run the company.
23.
The Desert Rats (1953) as Director
A desperate band of Allied soldiers fights off the Nazis in North Africa.
24.
So Big (1953) as Director
A schoolteacher-turned-farmer fights to save the land and her son.
25.
Destination Gobi (1953) as Director
A group of US Navy weathermen taking measurements in the Gobi desert in World War II are force to seek the help of Mongol nomads to regain their ship while under attack from the Japanese airforce. The Mongols are rewarded by an airlift of the finest saddles.
26.
Something for the Birds (1952) as Director
A conservationist fights to save the habitat of the California condor and to do it she works her way into the affections of a representative of the oil company that wants the land for their own purposes.
27.
The Captive City (1952) as Director
A small-town newspaper editor defies threats to expose the mob.
28.
The House on Telegraph Hill (1951) as Director
A concentration camp survivor assumes a dead woman's identity but gets caught in a wealthy family's intrigues.
29.
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) as Director
An alien demands that Earth's leaders choose between peace and destruction.
30.
Two Flags West (1950) as Director
A bitter Union commander is forced to accept Confederate prisoners to help fight an Indian war.
31.
Three Secrets (1950) as Director
A five-year-old boy is the sole survivor of a devastating plane crash in the mountains of California. When the newspapers reveal the boy was adopted and that the crash occurred on his birthday, three women begin to ponder if it's the son each gave up for adoption. As the three await news of his rescue at a mountain cabin, they recall incidents from five years earlier and why they were forced to give up their son.
32.
The Set-Up (1949) as Director
An aging boxer defies the gangsters who've ordered him to throw his last fight.
33.
Blood on the Moon (1948) as Director
A gunslinger hired to drive off a rancher falls in love with the man's daughter.
34.
Mystery in Mexico (1948) as Director
An insurance agent searches Mexico for a missing colleague.
35.
Born to Kill (1947) as Director
A murderer marries a young innocent then goes after her more experienced sister.
36.
Criminal Court (1946) as Director
A lawyer defends the woman on trial for a murder he committed.
37.
The Body Snatcher (1945) as Director
To continue his medical experiments, a doctor must buy corpses from a grave robber.
38.
A Game of Death (1945) as Director
A novelist and a pair of siblings are among the innocents stranded on remote island at the mercy of Nazi madman.
39.
The Curse of the Cat People (1944) as Director
A lonely child creates an imaginary playmate with surprisingly dangerous results.
40.
Mademoiselle Fifi (1944) as Director
A German officer tries to force a French laundress to become his mistress.
41.
Marine Raiders (1944) as Dir addl scenes
Marine buddies training in Australia battle over love.
42.
Action in Arabia (1944) as 2nd Unit Director
An adventurous reporter tangles with Nazis in the desert on the eve of World War II.
43.
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) as Director
A possessive son's efforts to keep his mother from remarrying threaten to destroy his family.

Cast (feature film)

44.
Lugosi: Hollywood's Dracula (2000)
A portrait of the life, career and lasting impact of film actor Bela Lugosi, which includes interviews with his friends and famous co-workers, film clips, home movies and photographs.
45.
All Is Brazil (1998)
Documentary about Orson Welles and his 1942 journey to Brazil as a cultural ambassador during World War II.
46.
Stupids, The (1996) as Stanley'S Neighbor
When Stanley Stupid and his spirited wife Joan wake up to find their garbage stolen right out of the can--again--Stanley vows not to take it anymore! Is nothing sacred? But oh what a tangled web we weave when we are a Stupid. In his effort to get to the bottom of this heinous crime, Stanley lays a cunning trap to lure back the thieves. As expected, they take the bait, and he follows their getaway truck to the dump where he inadvertently stumbles on a covert weapons deal led by a couple of military men gone bad. Completely oblivious to what the Colonel and his sidekick are up to, Stanley believes there is a more sinister element at work here--that a diabolical figure from his past is behind the theft of all that fine garbage people have worked so hard to create. When the Stupids set-out to track down the criminal, they unravel an even greater conspiriacy involving aliens, the food service industry, international terrorists, a local newspaper, the police and, the post office.
47.
Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick (1995) as Himself
Presented by an impressive lineup of collegues and admirers, a documentary about the long-underrated talent of the late legendary action director William A. Wellman (1896-1975), one of Hollywood's most distinguished journeymen helmers. William A. Wellman drew on his experiences as a fighter pilot during World War I to create a series of films about men of action as rugged, sentimental, raucous and tender as the director himself. He was equally noted for his off-screen battles with executives; and after building his career at Paramount and Warner Bros., Wellman vowed never to sign another long-term studio contract, and went on his way, refusing to take guff from anybody!
48.
With Orson Welles: Stories From A Life (1989)
A documentary that chronicles the career of Orson Welles. The program includes film clips and interviews with several celebrities who knew him.
49.
50 Years of Action! (1986) as Himself
The history of the Directors Guild of America is recounted. Begun in the years when people in the United States were fighting for unions, the guild was initially not recognized by the movie studios. The organization was started by twelve men and evolved fairly peacefully until 1950 when president Jo
50.
Fantasy Film World Of George Pal (1986) as Himself
Film is a tribute to the animation world of George Pal.

Writer (feature film)

51.
The House on Telegraph Hill (1951) as Contract Writer
A concentration camp survivor assumes a dead woman's identity but gets caught in a wealthy family's intrigues.

Producer (feature film)

52.
Wisdom (1986) as Executive Producer
A man and his girlfriend go on a cross-country robbing spree to aid the American farmer.
53.
The Hindenburg (1975) as Producer
Sabotage causes the airship Hindenburg to crash on arrival at New York in this disaster film.
54.
Two People (1973) as Producer
Period drama in which an Army deserter during the Vietnam War falls in love with an American fashion model and together they explore Morocco and Paris.
55.
Happy Birthday, Wanda June (1971) as Producer
56.
The Sergeant (1968) as Executive Producer
A hardened Army man becomes obsessed with a young soldier under his command.
57.
The Sand Pebbles (1966) as Producer
Epic tale about the lives of crew members aboard a US gunboat, patrolling China's Yangtze River in 1926, that eventually gets caught up in the middle of that country's Civil War.
58.
The Sound of Music (1965) as Producer
Maria had longed to be a nun since she was a young girl, yet when she became old enough discovered that it wasn't at all what she thought. Often in trouble and doing the wrong things, Maria is sent to the house of a retired naval captain, named Captain Von Trapp, to care for his children. Von Trapp was widowed several years before and was left to care for seven 'rowdy' children. The children have run off countless governesses. Maria soon learns that all these children need is a little love to change their attitudes. Maria teaches the children to sing, and through her, music is brought back into the hearts and home of the Von Trapp family. Unknowingly, Maria and Captain Von Trapp are falling helplessly in love, except there are two problems, the Captain is engaged, and Maria is a postulant!
59.
The Haunting (1963) as Producer
A team of psychic investigators moves into a haunted house that destroys all who live there.
60.
Two for the Seesaw (1962) as Presented By
A conservative attorney considering a divorce gets involved with an emotionally fragile dancer in New York.
61.
West Side Story (1961) as Producer
A young couple from dueling street gangs falls in love.
62.
Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) as Producer
Desperate losers plan a bank robbery with unexpected results.
63.
Return to Paradise (1953) as Presented By
A south seas beach bum clashes with a puritanical missionary.

Editing (feature film)

64.
The Fallen Sparrow (1943) as Editing
Nazi spies pursue a Spanish Civil War veteran in search of a priceless keepsake.
65.
The Iron Major (1943) as Editing
In this true story, Frank Cavanaugh proves himself as a football coach and a World War I hero.
66.
Bombardier (1943) as Editing
Military officers compete for the same woman while training pilots for war.
67.
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) as Film Editor
A possessive son's efforts to keep his mother from remarrying threaten to destroy his family.
68.
Seven Days' Leave (1942) as Editing
A serviceman has one week to wed an heiress and inherit $100,000.
69.
All That Money Can Buy (1941) as Editing
A farmer sells his soul for seven years of good crops.
70.
Citizen Kane (1941) as Film Editor
The investigation of a publishing tycoon's dying words reveals conflicting stories about his scandalous life.
71.
Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) as Editing
A ballet dancer and a burlesque queen compete for a wealthy suitor.
72.
My Favorite Wife (1940) as Editing
A shipwrecked woman is rescued just in time for her husband''s re-marriage.
73.
Fifth Avenue Girl (1939) as Editing
To annoy his family, a millionaire hires an out-of-work girl to pose as a gold digger.
74.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) as Editing
A deformed bell ringer rescues a gypsy girl falsely accused of witchcraft and murder.
75.
Bachelor Mother (1939) as Editing
A fun-loving shop girl is mistaken for the mother of a foundling.

Production Companies (feature film)

76.
The Baby Maker (1970) as Company
Tish Gray had a baby and gave it up for adoption. She is contacted by a second childless couple who want her to have the husband's baby because of the wife's inability to have children. She accepts but finds that knowing the parents, and developing a relationship with them for the entire pregnancy complicates the simple arrangement.
77.
The Sergeant (1968) as Company
A hardened Army man becomes obsessed with a young soldier under his command.
78.
The Sand Pebbles (1966) as Company
Epic tale about the lives of crew members aboard a US gunboat, patrolling China's Yangtze River in 1926, that eventually gets caught up in the middle of that country's Civil War.
79.
The Sound of Music (1965) as Company
Maria had longed to be a nun since she was a young girl, yet when she became old enough discovered that it wasn't at all what she thought. Often in trouble and doing the wrong things, Maria is sent to the house of a retired naval captain, named Captain Von Trapp, to care for his children. Von Trapp was widowed several years before and was left to care for seven 'rowdy' children. The children have run off countless governesses. Maria soon learns that all these children need is a little love to change their attitudes. Maria teaches the children to sing, and through her, music is brought back into the hearts and home of the Von Trapp family. Unknowingly, Maria and Captain Von Trapp are falling helplessly in love, except there are two problems, the Captain is engaged, and Maria is a postulant!
80.
The Haunting (1963) as Company
A team of psychic investigators moves into a haunted house that destroys all who live there.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

81.
Wisdom (1986)
A man and his girlfriend go on a cross-country robbing spree to aid the American farmer.
82.
Wisdom (1986)
A man and his girlfriend go on a cross-country robbing spree to aid the American farmer.
83.
Fantasy Film World Of George Pal (1986) as Assistance
Film is a tribute to the animation world of George Pal.

Cast (special)

84.
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take Two (2001) as Interviewee
A compilation of screen tests found in the unmarked vaults of 20th Century Fox. Features screen tests of Martin Landau, Fabian, and Rita Moreno, among others.
85.
American Film Institute Salute to Robert Wise, The (1998) as Honoree
A tribute to director Robert Wise, the 26th recipient of the American Film Institute (AFI) Life Achievement Award.
86.
Susan Hayward: The Brooklyn Bombshell (1998) as Interviewee
Profile of actress Susan Hayward, born Edythe Marrener in 1917 in Brooklyn, NY.
87.
Steve McQueen: The E! True Hollywood Story (1998) as Interviewee
Profile of actor Steve McQueen, from reform-school teen to box-office star, from his three marriages, drug use and obsession with race cars to his death from cancer in 1980.
88.
Battle Over Citizen Kane, The (1996) as Interviewee
Documentary recounting the clash between Orson Welles and William Randolph Hearst over the production and release of Welles' 1941 film, "Citizen Kane," which was a brutal portrait of the newspaper magnate.
89.
Moviemakers: Robert Wise, The (1996) as Himself
Profile of director Robert Wise.
90.
Paul Newman: Hollywood's Charming Rebel (1995) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of actor Paul Newman. Includes film and television clips, newsreels, behind-the-scenes materials, auto-racing shots and interviews.
91.
Darryl F. Zanuck: 20th Century Filmmaker (1995) as Interviewee
Profile of the life and career of writer and producer Darryl F. Zanuck.
92.
Julie Andrews: Back on Broadway (1995)
Retrospective profile of the actress/singer Julie Andrews. Includes behind-the-scenes look at album recording sessions and rehearsals for the Broadway musical "Victor/Victoria," adapted from her hit movie, as well as clips from her varied film and television musical career.
93.
Orson Wells Stories Of A Life In Film (1990)
A documentary that chronicles the career of Orson Welles. The program includes film clips and interviews with several celebrities who knew him.

Misc. Crew (special)

94.
69th Annual Academy Awards, The (1997) as Film Footage
Live presentation of the 69th annual Academy Awards.

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