Richard Quine


Actor, Director
Richard Quine

About

Birth Place
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Born
November 12, 1920
Died
June 10, 1989
Cause of Death
Shot Himself In The Head

Biography

A former child actor who played some leading roles in the 1940s, notably in "For Me and My Gal" (1942) and "We've Never Been Licked" (1943), Quine began his behind-the-camera career in 1948, when he co-directed "Leather Gloves" with William Asher. He went on to direct several fine films in the 1950s, proving himself adept with thrillers ("Pushover" 1954), musicals ("My Sister Eileen" 195...

Photos & Videos

Family & Companions

Susan Peters
Wife
Actor. Married in 1943; divorced in 1948; died in 1952 from complications from a spinal injury incurred in a hunting accident in 1944.

Biography

A former child actor who played some leading roles in the 1940s, notably in "For Me and My Gal" (1942) and "We've Never Been Licked" (1943), Quine began his behind-the-camera career in 1948, when he co-directed "Leather Gloves" with William Asher. He went on to direct several fine films in the 1950s, proving himself adept with thrillers ("Pushover" 1954), musicals ("My Sister Eileen" 1955) and comedies ("The Solid Gold Cadillac" 1956). His later output, despite the bigger budgets he was able to command, were generally less satisfactory.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

The Prisoner of Zenda (1979)
Director
The Specialists (1975)
Director
W (1974)
Director
The Moonshine War (1970)
Director
A Talent For Loving (1969)
Director
Hotel (1967)
Director
Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad (1967)
Director
Synanon (1965)
Director
How To Murder Your Wife (1965)
Director
Sex and the Single Girl (1964)
Director
Paris When It Sizzles (1964)
Director
The Notorious Landlady (1962)
Director
The World of Suzie Wong (1961)
Director
Strangers When We Meet (1960)
Director
Bell, Book and Candle (1959)
Director
It Happened to Jane (1959)
Director
Full of Life (1957)
Director
Operation Mad Ball (1957)
Director
The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)
Director
My Sister Eileen (1955)
Director
So This Is Paris (1955)
Director
Drive a Crooked Road (1954)
Director
Pushover (1954)
Director
Cruisin' Down the River (1953)
Director
All Ashore (1953)
Director
Siren of Bagdad (1953)
Director
Sound Off (1952)
Wrt
Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder (1952)
Director
Sunny Side of the Street (1951)
Director
Purple Heart Diary (1951)
Director
Leather Gloves (1948)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

The Flying Missile (1951)
Hank Weber
No Sad Songs for Me (1950)
Brownie
He's a Cockeyed Wonder (1950)
Actor in movie at drive-in
Rookie Fireman (1950)
Johnny Truitt
Command Decision (1949)
Major George Rockton
The Clay Pigeon (1949)
Ted Niles
Words and Music (1948)
Ben Feiner, Jr.
The Cockeyed Miracle (1946)
Howard Bankson
Stand by for Action (1943)
Ensign Lindsay
We've Never Been Licked (1943)
Brad Craig
My Sister Eileen (1942)
Frank Lippincott
Tish (1942)
Ted Bowser
For Me and My Gal (1942)
Danny Hayden
Babes on Broadway (1942)
Morton ["Hammy"] Hammond
Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (1942)
Dr. Dennis Lindsay
King of the Underworld (1939)
Student
Life Returns (1938)
Mickey
Dinky (1935)
Jackie Shaw
A Dog of Flanders (1935)
Pieter Vanderkloot
Little Men (1934)
Ned
Jane Eyre (1934)
John Reed
Counsellor at Law (1933)
Richard Dwight

Writer (Feature Film)

He Laughed Last (1956)
Story
Bring Your Smile Along (1955)
Story
My Sister Eileen (1955)
Screenwriter
Drive a Crooked Road (1954)
Adaptation
All Ashore (1953)
Screenwriter
Cruisin' Down the River (1953)
Story and Screenplay
Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder (1952)
Writer
Sound Off (1952)
Screenwriter

Producer (Feature Film)

Synanon (1965)
Producer
Paris When It Sizzles (1964)
Producer
Strangers When We Meet (1960)
Producer
It Happened to Jane (1959)
Producer
Leather Gloves (1948)
Producer

Music (Feature Film)

Sex and the Single Girl (1964)
Composer
It Happened to Jane (1959)
Composer
Juke Box Rhythm (1959)
Composer
Gunman's Walk (1958)
Composer
Going Steady (1958)
Composer
Operation Mad Ball (1957)
Composer

Production Companies (Feature Film)

Paris When It Sizzles (1964)
Company

Director (Special)

Catch 22 (1973)
Director

Cast (Short)

The Moonshine War (Featurette) (1970)
Himself
The Rear Gunner (1943)

Life Events

1934

Feature acting debut, "Jane Eyre"

1941

First adult role in feature, "Babes on Broadway"

1943

First lead role in feature, "We've Never Been Licked"

1951

Directorial debut, "Purple Heart Diary"

1957

First songwriting credit for feature, "Going Steady (With A Dream)"

1979

Last directorial effort, "The Prisoner of Zenda"

Photo Collections

The Notorious Landlady - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for The Notorious Landlady (1962), starring Jack Lemmon, Kim Novak, and Fred Astaire. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
The World of Suzie Wong - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for Five Miles to Midnight (1961), starring Nancy Kwan and William Holden. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.

Videos

Movie Clip

Sex And The Single Girl (1964) - Dirty Delusions Of Grandeur First scene for Natalie Wood as "Dr. Brown," only her name inspired by author Helen Gurley Brown, with colleagues (Otto Kruger, Mel Ferrer, Edmund Glover), angry over a scandal sheet's coverage of her work, in Sex And The Single Girl, 1964.
Sex And The Single Girl (1964) - Not Because I'm Attractive Tabloid reporter Bob (Tony Curtis) is posing as his married friend Frank Broderick, trying to entrap newly famous sex therapist Dr. Brown (Natalie Wood) in an affair, in their second official session, in Sex And The Single Girl, 1964.
Operation Mad Ball (1957) - You Rhumba, Lieutenant? Privates Hogan (Jack Lemmon) and Widowskas (pre-Moondoggie James Darren) on patrol, Captain Lock (Ernie Kovacs) escorting fetching new nurse Bixby (Kathryn Grant), opening director Richard Quine's post-war comedy Operation Mad Ball, 1958.
Operation Mad Ball (1957) - I Never Saw The Picture In post-WWII France, Private Hogan (Jack Lemmon) is enjoying a fancy meal in anticipation of a Court Martial, conspiring with buddies being prevented from seeing their nurse sweethearts, Roger Smith as Berryman, William Leslie as Grimes, Paul PIcerni as Bullard, James Darren as “Widow” and William Hickey as Sampson, in Operation Mad Ball, 1957.
Operation Mad Ball (1957) - Punishable By Death Vindictive Captain Lock (Ernie Kovacs) is determined to have crafty Private Hogan (Jack Lemmon) disciplined for minor violations that derailed his attempt to seduce a pretty nurse, Arthur O'Connell as his perplexed superior Col. Rousch, in post WWII France, in director Richard Quine's B>Operation Mad Ball, 1957.
Moonshine War, The (1970) - The Sun's In My Eyes Melodie Johnson as rural Kentucky hotel operator Lizann is revealed here to be the romantic interest of Alan Alda, as bootlegger Son Martin, sharing news about revenuer Long (Patrick McGoohan) visiting from Louisville, checking out his still, and meeting ally Aaron (Joe Williams), in The Moonshine War, 1970, with profanity from Elmore Leonard's novel and screenplay.
Moonshine War, The (1970) - Pussyfoot Scientific Whiskey Expert The friendly approach, in 1932 rural Kentucky, Louisville booze boss Taulbee (Richard Widmark), with crooked fed Long (Patrick McGoohan), goon Dual (Lee Hazlewood) and moll Miley (Susanne Zenor) inquires with distiller Son (Alan Alda) about his sort-of secret giant whiskey stash, in The Moonshine War, 1970, from the Elmore Leonard novel.
Moonshine War, The (1970) - Get Out The Fruit Jars! Louisville crime boss Dr. Taulbee (Richard Widmark), with gunman Dual (Lee Hazlewood) and squeeze Miley (Susanne Zenor), brings increasingly nervous crooked federal agent Long (Patrick McGoohan) to meet freelance crook Boyd (Dick Peabody), his plan to hijack a big local whiskey stash starting to emerge, in The Moonshine War, 1970.
Moonshine War, The (1970) - Iffin' The Law Needs Upholdin' In the opening scene Patrick McGoohan was introduced as Long, a federal agent from Louisville, checked into a provincial Kentucky hotel in 1932, interested in local Son Martin (Alan Alda), introduced here with Will Geer as sheriff Baylor, Bo Hopkins and John Schuck among the crew, in director Richard Quine’s The Moonshine War, 1970, from Elmore Leonard’s novel and screenplay.
Hotel (1967) - I Detest You! Quick look at many in the all-star cast, Richard Conte as house detective Dupere looking into a car accident, Rod Taylor as his manager McDermott, Merle Oberon and Michael Rennie as the duke and duchess hiding we're-not-sure-what, Karl Malden the thief, in Hotel, 1967, from an Arthur Hailey novel.
Hotel (1967) - I Need Men Like You Another intrepid single location shot by director Richard Quine, as buyout mogul O’Keefe (Kevin McCarthy, with aides Clinton Sundberg and Jack Donner) comes after New Orleans hotel manager McDermott (Rod Taylor) with an offer, in Hotel, 1967, from the Arthur Hailey novel that was also the basis for the 1980’s ABC TV series.
Hotel (1967) - Too Damn Good For That Vulture! Early scene, loyal young manager McDermott (Rod Taylor) visits his boss Trent (Melvyn Douglas), owner of the struggling St. Gregory in New Orleans. in Hotel, 1967, from an Arthur Hailey novel.

Trailer

Dinky - (Original Trailer) Jackie Cooper is a military school cadet who isn't told his mother has been framed and sent to prison in Dinky (1935).
Drive A Crooked Road - (Original Trailer) A mechanic (Mickey Rooney) gets caught up with the mob when he falls for a gangster's girlfriend in Drive A Crooked Road (1954).
Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant - (Original Trailer) Three young surgeons vie to replace the legendary Dr. Kildare in Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (1942).
Bell Book and Candle - (Original Trailer) Beautiful witch Kim Novak places a love spell on James Stewart in the comedy Bell Book And Candle (1959) also starring Jack Lemmon.
Cockeyed Miracle, The - (Original Trailer) The ghosts of a father (Keenan Wynn) and son (Frank Morgan) sort out their family's problems in The Cockeyed Miracle (1946).
Words And Music - (Original Trailer) Judy Garland, Lena Horne and Perry Como perform the songs of Rodgers and Hart in Words And Music (1948).
Strangers When We Meet - (Original Trailer) A married architect (Kirk Douglas) and a neglected wife (Kim Novak) begin an affair in Strangers When We Meet (1960).
Babes On Broadway - (Original Trailer) Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney "put on a show" in Busby Berkeley's Babes On Broadway (1941).
Notorious Landlady, The - (Original Trailer) Jack Lemmon, Kim Novak and Fred Astaire star in The Notorious Landlady (1962) about a diplomat who falls for a murder suspect.
For Me and My Gal - (Original Trailer) An unscrupulous song-and-dance man uses his wife and his best friend to get ahead in For Me and My Gal (1942) with Gene Kelly & Judy Garland.
Stand By For Action - (Original Trailer) A haughty Harvard boy (Robert Taylor) is taken down a notch when he sees action in the Pacific in Stand By For Action (1943).
Command Decision - (Original Trailer) A senior officer faces the horror of sending his men on suicide missions over Germany during the last days of WW II in Command Decision (1948).

Companions

Susan Peters
Wife
Actor. Married in 1943; divorced in 1948; died in 1952 from complications from a spinal injury incurred in a hunting accident in 1944.

Bibliography