Mark Robson


Director
Mark Robson

About

Birth Place
Montreal, Quebec, CA
Born
December 04, 1913
Died
June 20, 1978
Cause of Death
Heart Attack

Biography

Respected craftsman who began his career as a prop man at Fox in 1932 and became an editor at RKO three years later, assisting Robert Wise on the cutting of two Orson Welles projects ("Citizen Kane" 1941 and "The Magnificent Ambersons" 1942). Robson moved into the director's chair at the behest of horror producer Val Lewton, for whom he engineered two powerful Boris Karloff vehicles, "Is...

Photos & Videos

The Seventh Victim - Movie Posters
The Seventh Victim - Scene Stills
Phffft - Movie Poster

Biography

Respected craftsman who began his career as a prop man at Fox in 1932 and became an editor at RKO three years later, assisting Robert Wise on the cutting of two Orson Welles projects ("Citizen Kane" 1941 and "The Magnificent Ambersons" 1942). Robson moved into the director's chair at the behest of horror producer Val Lewton, for whom he engineered two powerful Boris Karloff vehicles, "Isle of the Dead" (1945) and "Bedlam" (1946). Robson's subsequent output as a director included two fine boxing films ("Champion" 1949, "The Harder They Fall" 1956), a probing drama on race relations ("Home of the Brave" 1949) and a brace of hyperactive blockbusters, including "Earthquake" (1974).

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Avalanche Express (1979)
Director
Limbo (1972)
Director
Happy Birthday, Wanda June (1971)
Director
Daddy's Gone A-Hunting (1969)
Director
Valley of the Dolls (1967)
Director
Lost Command (1966)
Director
Von Ryan's Express (1965)
Director
Nine Hours to Rama (1963)
Director
The Prize (1963)
Director
From the Terrace (1960)
Director
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)
Director
The Little Hut (1957)
Director
Peyton Place (1957)
Director
The Harder They Fall (1956)
Director
Trial (1955)
Director
The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1955)
Director
A Prize of Gold (1955)
Director
Phffft (1954)
Director
Hell Below Zero (1954)
Director
Return to Paradise (1953)
Director
Bright Victory (1952)
Director
I Want You (1951)
Director
My Foolish Heart (1950)
Director
Edge of Doom (1950)
Director
Roughshod (1949)
Director
Home of the Brave (1949)
Director
Champion (1949)
Director
Bedlam (1946)
Director
Isle of the Dead (1945)
Director
Youth Runs Wild (1944)
Director
The Ghost Ship (1943)
Director
The Seventh Victim (1943)
Director

Writer (Feature Film)

Bedlam (1946)
Screenwriter

Producer (Feature Film)

Avalanche Express (1979)
Producer
Daddy's Gone A-Hunting (1969)
Producer
Lost Command (1966)
Producer
Nine Hours to Rama (1963)
Producer
Lisa (1962)
Producer
From the Terrace (1960)
Producer
The Little Hut (1957)
Producer
Return to Paradise (1953)
Presented By

Editing (Feature Film)

I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
Editing
The Leopard Man (1943)
Editing
The Falcon's Brother (1942)
Editing
Cat People (1942)
Editing
Journey into Fear (1942)
Film Editor
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
Film Editor
Citizen Kane (1941)
Editor Assistant

Visual Effects (Feature Film)

Evil Dead (2013)
Special Effects Technician
Vertical Limit (2000)
Special Effects

Production Companies (Feature Film)

Daddy's Gone A-Hunting (1969)
Company
Valley of the Dolls (1967)
Company
Lost Command (1966)
Company
Von Ryan's Express (1965)
Company
Nine Hours to Rama (1963)
Company

Life Events

Photo Collections

The Seventh Victim - Movie Posters
Here are some original-release American movie poster for RKO's The Seventh Victim (1943), produced by Val Lewton.
The Seventh Victim - Scene Stills
Here are some scene stills from RKO's The Seventh Victim (1943), produced by Val Lewton.
Phffft - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for Columbia's Phffft (1954), starring Judy Holliday and Jack Lemmon. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
The Ghost Ship - Movie Posters
Here are a few American movie posters for Val Lewton's The Ghost Ship (1943), starring Richard Dix.

Videos

Movie Clip

Peyton Place (1957) - I've Made My Choice Rossi the new principal (Lee Philips) has graciously asked veteran teacher Miss Thornton (Mildred Dunnock) to lead Auld Lang Syne at the graduation dance, after which he thanks widow-parent Constance (Lana Turner) for acting as a chaperone, then continues, in Peyton Place, 1957, the scandalous box-office hit from producer Jerry Wald.
Peyton Place (1957) - Begin By Getting Out Fairly pointed first conference between new high school principal Rossi (Lee Philips) and frosty single mom Constance (Lana Turer), under the pretense of discussing her daughter, in Mark Robson's film from the Grace Metalious novel, Peyton Place, 1957.
Journey Into Fear (1943) - Dearest Stephanie Star Joseph Cotten narrates from a letter to his wife (Ruth Warrick) from the screenplay he co-wrote with co-star Orson Welles from an Eric Ambler novel, meeting local arms rep Kopeikin (Everett Sloane) in WWII Istanbul, and singer Josette (Dolores del Rio), in Journey Into Fear, 1943.
Trial (1955) - Opening, San Juno Village Beach All-out "ripped from the headlines" scene-setting featuring Rafael Campos (as "Angel") in the dramatic opening of director Mark Robson's Trial, 1955, starring Glenn Ford and Arthur Kennedy.
Trial (1955) - He Talks White Supremacy Director Mark Robson shooting at an LA-area cemetery, Glenn Ford, Arthur Kennedy and Dorothy McGuire the legal team for their innocent client, at the funeral for the presumed murder victim, James Todd the minister, James Hoyt and Paul Guilfoyle the local racists demanding justice against the Latino perp, in writer Don Mankiewicz’s Trial, 1955.
Trial (1955) - This Young Man's Voice Is A Mighty Weapon Glenn Ford as David Blake, law professor who signed on to gain trial experience, and is arguing the case for big time attorney Castle (Arthur Kennedy), grumbling about the publicity operation, which is illustrated with scenes at the LA Shrine Auditorium, with Katy Jurado, Barry Kelley et al, in Trial, 1955, from writer Don Mankiewicz and director Mark Robson.
Trial (1955) - That Meant Me Keep Out! Everybody fighting over young suspect Angel (Rafael Campos) including lawyer Barney (Arthur Kennedy), professor David (Glenn Ford) and mom (Katy Jurado) in an early scene from director Mark Robson's Trial, 1955.
Roughshod (1949) - Puttin' Up Fences And Passin' Laws Homesteader Jed (Jeff Corey) discovers three drovers murdered by escaped convicts in the opening, bringing them to Aspen, Nevada, when he meets the ladies (Gloria Grahame as Mary, leading Myrna Dell, Martha Hyer, and Jeff Donnell as Elaine) headed for Sonora, early in Roughshod, 1949, starring Robert Sterling.
Roughshod (1949) - Stick To Rabbits We’ve just met Clay (Robert Sterling), with kid brother Steve (Claude Jarman Jr.), hearing from the sheriff (Edward Cassidy) in Aspen about the three cowboys killed by three escaped convicts, and he reveals a little more about his interest while shopping with Hayes (Paul Burns), early in director Mark Robson’s Roughshod, 1949.
Roughshod (1949) - I'm Not In His Shoes Rancher Clay (Robert Sterling) and kid brother Steve (Claude Jarman Jr.) are standing guard when Clayton (George Cooper) rides up, looking to rescue Marcia (Martha Hyer), one of the working girls (Gloria Grahame as Mary, with Myrna Dell and Jeff Donnell) they’re escorting to safety, in director Mark Robson’s Roughshod, 1949.
Prize, The (1963) -- Good English For A Non-Drinker In a Stockholm night club, Emily (Diane Baker), daughter of a Nobel Prize scientist, attaches herself to boozy American literature laureate Craig (Paul Newman), early in The Prize, 1963, from a novel by Irving Wallace.
Inn Of The Sixth Happiness, The - Foreigners Are Funny Arrived in China after buying her own ticket from England, aspiring missionary Gladys Aylward (Ingrid Bergman) meets veteran Jeannie Lawson (Athene Seyler), in The Inn Of The Sixth Happiness, 1958, based on a true story.

Trailer

Bridges At Toko-Ri, The - (Re-Issue Trailer) Two jet pilots forge a lasting friendship while fighting the Korean War in The Bridges At Toko-Ri (1954).
Citizen Kane -- (Original Trailer) The investigation of a publishing tycoon's dying words reveals conflicting stories about his life in this famous trailer for Citizen Kane (1941).
Youth Runs Wild - (Original Trailer) Teenagers rebel, sassing their parents and dancing to loud music, right in the middle of World War II in the expose Youth Runs Wild (1944).
Isle of the Dead - (Original Trailer) Boris Karloff is trapped on the Isle of the Dead (1945) where visitors are felled by the plague...or is it the dread "varvoloka"?
I Walked With A Zombie - (Original Trailer) A nurse in the Caribbean resorts to voodoo to cure her patient in the horror classic I Walked With A Zombie (1943).
Prize, The - (Original Trailer) American Nobel Prize-winner Paul Newman mixes it up with spies when he travels to Stockholm to collect his award in The Prize (1963).
Cat People (1942) - (Re-issue Trailer) A newlywed fears that an ancient curse will turn her into a bloodthirsty beast in Cat People (1942), directed by Jacques Tourneur and produced by Val Lewton.
Peyton Place - (Original Trailer) Lana Turner clashes with her daughter over a man in the movie version of the then-scandalous best seller Peyton Place (1957).
Inn of the Sixth Happiness, The - (Original Trailer) A missionary (Ingrid Bergman) fights to bring Christianity and modern ways to China in The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958).
Leopard Man, The - (Re-issue Trailer) When a leopard escapes during a publicity stunt, it triggers a series of murders in producer Val Lewton's The Leopard Man (1943).
Seventh Victim, The - (Original Trailer) A girl's search for her missing sister puts her in conflict with a band of satanists in The Seventh Victim (1943) starring Kim Hunter.

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