Robert Parrish


Director
Robert Parrish

About

Also Known As
Bob Parrish
Birth Place
Columbus, Georgia, USA
Born
January 04, 1916
Died
December 04, 1995

Biography

Child actor from the late 1920s who appeared in a number of John Ford films before he was enlisted by the director as an assistant editor and sound editor on such classics as "Drums Along the Mowhawk" (1929) and "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940). Parrish went on to contribute his technical talents to a host of highly regarded films and made a promising directorial debut in 1951 with the gripp...

Family & Companions

Kathleen Parrish
Wife
Survived him.

Biography

Child actor from the late 1920s who appeared in a number of John Ford films before he was enlisted by the director as an assistant editor and sound editor on such classics as "Drums Along the Mowhawk" (1929) and "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940). Parrish went on to contribute his technical talents to a host of highly regarded films and made a promising directorial debut in 1951 with the gripping revenge melodrama, "Cry Danger." His subsequent ouput met with varying success. Son of actress Laura Parrish and brother of actress Helen Parrish.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Mississippi Blues (1984)
Director
The Destructors (1974)
Director
A Town Called Hell (1971)
Director
Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969)
Director
Duffy (1968)
Director
Casino Royale (1967)
Director
The Bobo (1967)
Director
Up From the Beach (1965)
Director
In the French Style (1963)
Director
The Wonderful Country (1959)
Director
Saddle the Wind (1958)
Director
Fire Down Below (1957)
Director
Lucy Gallant (1955)
Director
The Purple Plain (1955)
Director
Shoot First (1953)
Director
My Pal Gus (1952)
Director
The San Francisco Story (1952)
Director
Ten Tall Men (1951)
Director
The Mob (1951)
Director
Cry Danger (1951)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Blue Bayou (1990)
Thrill of a Lifetime (1938)
Dramatic School (1938)
Student
Mr. Doodle Kicks Off (1938)
Second sophomore
It Could Happen to You (1937)
Runner
One in a Million (1937)
Thin Ice (1937)
The Right To Love (1930)
Willie
Men Without Women (1930)
Up the River (1930)
Mother Machree (1928)
Child
Four Sons (1928)
Child

Producer (Feature Film)

In the French Style (1963)
Producer

Editing (Feature Film)

The Brave Bulls (1951)
Film Editor
Of Men and Music (1951)
Film Editor
All the King's Men (1950)
Editor adv
No Sad Songs for Me (1950)
Editor adv
Caught (1949)
Film Editor
No Minor Vices (1948)
Film Editor
A Double Life (1948)
Film Editor
Body and Soul (1947)
Film Editor
December 7th (1943)
Editor

Music (Feature Film)

Black Tuesday (1955)
Composer

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Grip

Life Events

1928

Film acting debut in John Ford's "Four Sons"

1936

Debut as assistant editor, "Mary of Scotland"

1939

First credit as sound editor, "Young Mr. Lincoln"

1947

First credit as feature film editor "Body and Soul"

1951

Film directorial debut, "Cry Danger"

1967

One of the five directors of "Casino Royale"

1983

Co-directed last film with Bertrand Tavernier, "Mississippi Blues"

Photo Collections

The Mob - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
The Mob - Behind-the-Scenes Photos

Videos

Movie Clip

Cry Danger (1951) - All The Big Shots From opening credits revealing nothing but trains, star Dick Powell emerges, we soon learn, from a stretch in prison, greeted by cop Gus (Regis Toomey) and alibi DeLong (Richard Erdman), in Cry Danger, 1951, directed by Robert Parrish, also starring Rhonda Fleming.
Cry Danger (1951) - Better Grab Me Quick Settling in at an LA trailer park, newly cleared convict Rocky (Dick Powell) with his landlord (Jay Adler) when we discover why he's there, Nancy (Rhonda Fleming), the wife of his still-jailed also-innocent friend, arriving, early in Cry Danger, 1951.
Cry Danger (1951) - I Want To See The Man Sprung from prison and working to free his also-framed buddy, Rocky (Dick Powell) meets a cigarette girl (Gloria Saunders), and pays a second visit to bookie Castro (William Conrad), who gave him a race tip instead of the loot he denies ever having had, in Cry Danger, 1951.
Wonderful Country, The (1959) - I Disobey Your Orders End of the credits, Exec Producer and star Robert Mitchum not shy about revealing his Mexican affect, exchanging not-quite pleasantries with Pancho (Mike Kellin) as he crosses the Rio Grande delivering loot, opening The Wonderful Country, 1959, directed by Robert Parrish.
Mob, The (1951) - Did You Shoot This Guy? Fed up cop D'Amico (Broderick Crawford) has just bought a ring for his girl, headed home when a crime goes down, Matt Crowley the first cop on the scene, then calling his boss Lt. Banks (Otto Hulett), early in The Mob, 1951, Robert Parrish directing, from a novel by Ferguson Findley.
Mob, The (1951) - White Wine And Beer Now undercover as a longshoreman just arrived from New Orleans, cop D'Amico (Broderick Crawford) gets to know the hotel clerk (Jay Adler), the barkeep (Matt Crowley), and his new colleague Clancy (Richard Kiley), and calls his boss (Otto Hulett) in The Mob, 1951, lingo from Ferguson Findley's novel.
Mob, The (1951) - Half Irish And Half Congressman On the docks proper in the never-named coastal city, undercover cop D'Amico (Broderick Crawford), who got a union card with surprising ease, with pal Clancy (Richard Kiley), crooked union man Tony (John Marley) and stooge Culio (Frank DeKova), Charles Bronson in a bit part, in The Mob, 1951.
Wonderful Country, The (1959) - I Don't Want No Bath Executive Producer Robert Mitchum cleans up good, as American-born Mexican gunman Brady, recuperating in a Texas town, chatting with immigrant "Chico" (Max Slaten), his doctor (Charles McGraw) proposing a conventional Western rite, if he wants to make friends, in Robert Parrish's The Wonderful Country, 1959.
Wonderful Country, The (1959) - Ever Heard The Word Gringo? American-born gunmam Brady (Robert Mitchum), stuck in Texas with a broken leg, is interviewed by Major Colton (Gary Merrill), who hopes he might rat out his Mexican crime-lord boss, the major's wife (Julie London) taking note, in Robert Parrish's The Wonderful Country, 1959.
Purple Plain, The - What Is Your Trouble? Opening scenes, Gregory Peck inimitably spooked as RAF Commander Forrester, tangles with a flight mechanic (Jack McNaughton), then ignores orders and strikes a Burmese gun nest, his navigator Williams (Harold Siddons) catching flak, in The Purple Plain, 1955, screenplay by Eric Ambler.
Purple Plain, The - Too Much Light Here Easter dinner in WWII Burma, missionary Miss McNab (Brenda de Banzie) hosting Dr. Harris (Bernard Lee) and his patient, troubled flyer Forrester (Gregory Peck), ever more enthralled by mission worker Anna (Win Min Than), in Robert Parrish's The Purple Plain, 1955.
Purple Plain, The - Rice And Rubies RAF pilot Forrester (Gregory Peck) and doctor Harris (Bernard Lee) visit Burmese Dorothy (Mya Mya Spencer), her younger sister Anna (Win Min Than) appearing soon after, in The Purple Plain, 1955, directed by Robert Parrish.

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Family

Laura Parrish
Mother
Actor.
Helen Parrish
Sister
Actor. Deceased.
Peter Parrish
Son
Survived him.
Kathleen Bottijilso
Daughter
Survived him.

Companions

Kathleen Parrish
Wife
Survived him.

Bibliography