Ray Nazarro


Director

About

Also Known As
Raymond Nazarro, Ray Nazzaro
Birth Place
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Born
September 25, 1902
Died
September 08, 1986

Biography

Ray Nazarro made quite an impact on the film industry by directing some memorable films. Nazarro directed a variety of independent films at the beginning of his Hollywood career, working on such titles as "Last Days of Boot Hill" (1947), "Law of the Canyon" (1947) and the Charles Starrett western "West of Dodge City" (1947). He also appeared in the Charles Starrett western "Bandits of...

Biography

Ray Nazarro made quite an impact on the film industry by directing some memorable films. Nazarro directed a variety of independent films at the beginning of his Hollywood career, working on such titles as "Last Days of Boot Hill" (1947), "Law of the Canyon" (1947) and the Charles Starrett western "West of Dodge City" (1947). He also appeared in the Charles Starrett western "Bandits of El Dorado" (1949). He continued to work in film in the forties and the fifties, directing motion pictures like the Charles Starrett western "The Blazing Trail" (1949) and the adventure "The Palomino" (1950) with Jerome Courtland. Nazarro was nominated for an Academy Award for "Bullfighter and the Lady" in 1951 In the latter part of his career, Nazarro directed "Kansas Pacific" (1953), the George Montgomery western "The Lone Gun" (1954) and the western "Top Gun" (1955) with Sterling Hayden. He also appeared in "The Hired Gun" (1957). Nazarro more recently directed "Apache Territory" (1958) with Rory Calhoun. Nazarro passed away in September 1986 at the age of 84.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Dog Eat Dog (1966)
Director
Apache Territory (1958)
Director
Return to Warbow (1958)
Director
Domino Kid (1957)
Director
The Phantom Stagecoach (1957)
Director
The Hired Gun (1957)
Director
The White Squaw (1956)
Director
Top Gun (1955)
Director
The Black Dakotas (1954)
Director
The Lone Gun (1954)
Director
Southwest Passage (1954)
Director
Gun Belt (1953)
Director
Kansas Pacific (1953)
Director
Bandits of Corsica (1953)
Director
Indian Uprising (1952)
Director
Laramie Mountains (1952)
Director
Cripple Creek (1952)
Director
Junction City (1952)
Director
Montana Territory (1952)
Director
The Rough, Tough West (1952)
Director
Fort Savage Raiders (1951)
Director
Cyclone Fury (1951)
Director
Bonanza Town (1951)
Director "West of Dodge City"
Al Jennings of Oklahoma (1951)
Director
The Kid from Amarillo (1951)
Director
Flame of Stamboul (1951)
Director
China Corsair (1951)
Director
Texas Dynamo (1950)
Director
Hoedown (1950)
Director
Outcast of Black Mesa (1950)
Director
Streets of Ghost Town (1950)
Director
The Palomino (1950)
Director
David Harding, Counterspy (1950)
Director
The Tougher They Come (1950)
Director
Frontier Outpost (1950)
Director
Trail of the Rustlers (1950)
Director
Challenge of the Range (1949)
Director
Laramie (1949)
Director
Renegades of the Sage (1949)
Director
Quick on the Trigger (1949)
Director
The Blazing Trail (1949)
Director
South of Death Valley (1949)
Director
Bandits of El Dorado (1949)
Director
Home in San Antone (1949)
Director
To the Ends of the Earth (1948)
2d unit [dir]--China
Blazing Across the Pecos (1948)
Director
Smoky Mountain Melody (1948)
Director
Phantom Valley (1948)
Director
Singin' Spurs (1948)
Director
Six-Gun Law (1948)
Director
Trail to Laredo (1948)
Director
Song of Idaho (1948)
Director
West of Sonora (1948)
Director
El Dorado Pass (1948)
Director
The Arkansas Swing (1948)
Director
Last Days of Boot Hill (1947)
Director
West of Dodge City (1947)
Director
The Lone Hand Texan (1947)
Director
Buckaroo from Powder River (1947)
Director
Rose of Santa Rosa (1947)
Director
Law of the Canyon (1947)
Director
Over the Santa Fe Trail (1947)
Director
The Desert Horseman (1946)
Director
Heading West (1946)
Director
Gunning for Vengeance (1946)
Director
Lone Star Moonlight (1946)
Director
Terror Trail (1946)
Director
That Texas Jamboree (1946)
Director
Two-Fisted Stranger (1946)
Director
Roaring Rangers (1946)
Director
Cowboy Blues (1946)
Director
Galloping Thunder (1946)
Director
Singing on the Trail (1946)
Director
Throw a Saddle on a Star (1946)
Director
Eadie Was a Lady (1945)
Assistant Director
Over 21 (1945)
Assistant Director
Song of the Prairie (1945)
Director
Outlaws of the Rockies (1945)
Director
I Love a Mystery (1945)
Assistant Director
Texas Panhandle (1945)
Director
Eve Knew Her Apples (1945)
Assistant Director
Saddle Leather Law (1944)
Assistant Director
Two-Man Submarine (1944)
Assistant Director
Sundown Valley (1944)
Assistant Director
Cyclone Prairie Rangers (1944)
Assistant Director
Carolina Blues (1944)
Assistant Director
Tahiti Nights (1944)
Assistant Director
Cowboy Canteen (1944)
Assistant Director
Cowboy from Lonesome River (1944)
Assistant Director
Stars on Parade (1944)
Assistant Director
Is Everybody Happy? (1943)
Assistant Director
Daughter of the Tong (1939)
Assistant Director
In Old Montana (1939)
Assistant Director
Exile Express (1939)
Assistant Director
A Man Betrayed (1936)
Assistant Director
Tell Your Children (1936)
Assistant Director
Roaring Roads (1935)
Director

Writer (Feature Film)

Bullfighter and the Lady (1951)
Story
Suicide Squad (1935)
Story
Jimmy the Gent (1934)
Story

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

The Mystic Circle Murder (1939)
Production Manager

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Kansas Pacific (1953) - Bleeding Kansas From the opening credits, Barton MacLane as railroad man Bruce, Harry Shannon the crusty engineer "Smokestack," Douglas Fowley with the gun among the Confederate-backed vandals, in Kansas Pacific, 1953, starring Sterling Hayden.
Kansas Pacific (1953) - Just An Ordinary Fight Kansas, 1860, Sterling Hayden as undercover U.S. Army officer Nelson has just arrived to oversee railroad construction when he meets Reed Hadley as Quantrill (About twice the age the historic figure lived to become), who in fact is an agent for the incipient Confederacy, joining in fisticuffs as civic duty, his new associate Barton MacLane arriving, Harry Shannon, Eve Miller and Irving Bacon in support, in Allied Artists’ Kansas Pacific, 1953.
Jimmy The Gent (1934) - I Love Your Enthusiasm The criminal underbelly of a big-city hospital, medical staff (Mary Treen the nurse, Philip Faversham the intern on the phone) sharing word of a loaded corpse, intercepted by Philip Reed, relaying the call to second-billed Bette Davis, who works for slick Alan Dinehart, in Jimmy The Gent, 1934, starring James Cagney.
Jimmy The Gent (1934) - I'm Liable To Catch Something The first scene together for two Warner Bros. titans in the first of only two pictures they made together, Bette Davis as Joanie, we learn, is a former associate, now working for a rival, of James Cagney as Corrigan, a scrappy competitor in the unclaimed-inheritance business in Jimmy The Gent, 1934.
Jimmy The Gent (1934) - He's Sore As A Boil After a blazing Warner Bros. opening of fatal accidents and headlines of vast fortunes with no heirs, director Michael Curtiz enters the office of the title character, Renee Whitney and Merna Kennedy taking flak for James Cagney, who tears into sidekick Allen Jenkins, in Jimmy The Gent, 1934.
Top Gun (1955) - Draw Poker With Guns Unjustly known about his hometown of Casper, Wyoming as a killer, Rick Martin (Sterling Hayden), returned to look into the death of his mother, deals with upstart Lem (Rod Taylor) and top citizens before visiting his one remaining friend, innkeeper O’Hara (Regis Toomey) in Top Gun, 1955.
Top Gun (1955) - He's A Bad Loser Gunslinger Rick (Sterling Hayden), who came home to Casper to warn of an impending raid by bandits, visits the ranch of his recently deceased mother, which is now owned by crooked Canby (William Bishop), who is also engaged to his ex-girlfriend Laura (Karen Booth), in Top Gun, 1955.
Kansas Pacific (1953) - I Figured It Was Just Bad Luck Engineer Nelson (Sterling Hayden), posing as a civilian, though we know he’s an under-cover Union officer, visits with Barbara (Eve Miller) before busting Southern sympathizers looking to sabotage his rail crew, her dad (Barton MacLane) and pal (Harry Shannon) impressed, in Kansas Pacific, 1953.

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