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Also Known As: Cyril Raker Endfield, C Raker Endfield, Cyril Endfield, Hugh Raker, C Raker, Hugh Raker, Cyril Endfield Died: April 16, 1995
Born: November 10, 1914 Cause of Death: cerebral vascular disease
Birth Place: Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: director, producer, screenwriter, teacher, inventor

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Made several socially aware thrillers such as "The Sound of Fury" (1950) before being blacklisted. Endfield continued to work in the UK, notably on the spectacular African siege drama "Zulu" (1964).

Made several socially aware thrillers such as "The Sound of Fury" (1950) before being blacklisted. Endfield continued to work in the UK, notably on the spectacular African siege drama "Zulu" (1964).

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Universal Soldier (1971) Director
2.
  De Sade (1969) Director
3.
  Sands of the Kalahari (1965) Director
4.
  Zulu (1964) Director
5.
  Hide and Seek (1964) Director
6.
  Mysterious Island (1961) Director
7.
  HELL DRIVERS (1958) Director
8.
  Sea Fury (1958) Director
9.
  Child in the House (1956) Director
10.
  Secret, The (1955) Director

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As a child was known as a prodigy magician
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Taught drama and produced for the stage prior to film career
1941:
Moved to Hollywood
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Met Orson Welles in a Hollywood magic shop who subsequently gave Endfield his first industry job as an assistant at Welles' Mercury Company
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Served in the Army Signal Corps during WWII
1945:
First short film as director, "Passing Parade"
1946:
Feature directorial and screenwriting debut, "Gentleman Joe Palooka"
1950:
Wrote and directed, "The Sound of Fury", a controversial examination of post-war america
1952:
Made final Hollywood picture, "Tarzan's Savage Fury"
1951:
Blacklisted in Hollywood, he relocated to England rather than name names, where he continued to direct uncredited or under a variety of pseudonymns
1953:
Credited as Hugh Raker for song lyrics, "I Couldn't Care Less", also co-direced "The Limping Man"
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With actor Stanley Baker formed production company for whom he directed "Zulu" and "Sands of the Kalahari"
1964:
First producing effort, also wrote and directed, "Zulu"; Michael Caine's film acting debut
1971:
Directed final feature, "Universal Soldier"
1978:
Invented computerized pocket-sized typewriter
1979:
Final screenplay credit, "Zulu Dawn"
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Education

Yale University: New Haven , Connecticut -
New Theater School: New York , New York -

Notes

Endfield's work as a director can roughly be divided into his Hollywood films (1944-51) in which he is credited as Cyril Endfield, the British-based films from 1953-59 which he directed or served as "supervising director" as C. Raker Endfield or under various pseudonyms, and his post-1960 films for which he is credited as Cy Endfield.

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