Ivan Tors


Producer
Ivan Tors

Biography

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Zebra in the Kitchen (1965)
Director
Rhino! (1964)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Escape from Angola (1977)

Writer (Feature Film)

Hello Down There (1969)
Story
Flipper's New Adventure (1964)
Story
Gog (1954)
Based upon a story by
The Glass Wall (1953)
Screenwriter
The 49th Man (1953)
Based upon a story by
The Magnetic Monster (1953)
Screenwriter
Storm over Tibet (1952)
Screenwriter
Watch the Birdie (1951)
Screenwriter
In the Good Old Summertime (1949)
Written for Screen by
That Forsyte Woman (1949)
Screenwriter
Song of Love (1947)
Screenwriter
Below the Deadline (1946)
Original Story

Producer (Feature Film)

Hello Down There (1969)
Executive Producer
Daring Game (1968)
Executive Producer
Gentle Giant (1967)
Producer
Birds Do It (1966)
Executive Producer
Namu, the Killer Whale (1966)
Executive Producer
Zebra in the Kitchen (1965)
Producer
Flipper (1963)
Producer
Underwater Warrior (1958)
Producer
Battle Taxi (1955)
Producer
Riders to the Stars (1954)
Producer
Gog (1954)
Producer
The Magnetic Monster (1953)
Presented By
The Magnetic Monster (1953)
Producer
The Glass Wall (1953)
Producer
Storm over Tibet (1952)
Producer

Production Companies (Feature Film)

Hello Down There (1969)
Company
Africa--Texas Style! (1967)
Company
Around the World Under the Sea (1966)
Company
Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion (1965)
Company
Zebra in the Kitchen (1965)
Company
Flipper's New Adventure (1964)
Company
Gog (1954)
Company
Riders to the Stars (1954)
Company

Producer (Special)

Danny and the Mermaid (1978)
Producer

Life Events

Photo Collections

Gog - Lobby Cards
Here are a few Lobby Cards from Gog (1954). Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.

Videos

Movie Clip

Clarence, The Cross-Eyed Lion (1965) - I Was Rather Heroic Introducing the English tutor Rowbotham (Richard Haydn), a big character here but absent from the TV spinoff series Daktari, in the unspecified African colonial country (Kenya?), teen Paula (Cheryl Miller) and hero veterinarian dad “Marsh” Tracy (Marshall Thompson) manage the beasts, in Clarence, The Cross-Eyed Lion, 1965.
Clarence, The Cross-Eyed Lion (1965) - Call It Internal Strabismus First appearance for Betsy Drake, in her last movie before her retirement, as a Dian Fossey-inspired character, wildlife photographer-researcher Julie, who soon proceeds to the compound where friends “Marsh” Tracy (Marshall Thompson) and daughter (Cheryl Miller) have recently adopted the title character, in Clarence, The Cross-Eyed Lion, 1965.
Clarence, The Cross-Eyed Lion (1965) - He Can't Hunt Acting on reports of a lion marauding their settlements but not doing any harm, Marshall Thompson as Dr. Tracy, Cheryl Miller his daughter (later seen in the spinoff TV series Daktari, 1966-1969) and Rockne Tarkington as aide Juna discover the problem, in producer Ivan Tors’ Clarence, The Cross-Eyed Lion, 1965.
Watch The Birdie (1951) - It's A Little Overdeveloped Red Skelton here appears as Rusty Cameron and as his own dad, partners in their struggling camera shop, not realizing Lucia (Arlene Dahl), who rescued him from a recent aquatic mishap, is behind their sudden up-tick in business, in MGM’s Watch The Birdie, 1951.
Flipper (1963) - This Boat's My Living! Hurricane weather in the Florida Keys, Porter Ricks (Chuck Connors) and son Sandy (Luke Halpin) sail for safe harbor, meeting Sheriff Rogers (George Applewhite) then vacationing Kim (Connie Scott), early in the original Flipper, 1963.
Flipper (1963) - All Of My Life On The Sea Following credits shot underwater, Chuck Connors narrates the introduction, not all shot in the Florida Keys, setting up the original Flipper, 1963, from producer Ivan Tors and MGM, starring Luke Halpin as "Sandy."
Flipper (1963) - What's The Matter Ma? Big scene, in the aftermath of the Florida hurricane, as Sandy (Luke Halpin) has a personal encounter with the wounded dolphin he rescued with help from his mother (Kathleen Maguire), who's now fairly alarmed, in the original Flipper, 1963.
Watch The Birdie (1951) - Miss Lucky Vista Red Skelton as rookie newsreel cameraman Rusty is shooting the ground-breaking for the Lucky Vista housing project, also playing his own Grand-Dad, where Ann Miller is the pageant winner, Pam Britton a dignitary, Arlene Dahl a financier and romantic prospect, in Watch The Birdie, 1951.
That Forsyte Woman (1949) - A Man Of Property Outcast Jolyon (Walter Pidgeon) narrates, watching Forsytes (Harry Davenport, Aubrey Mather, Janet Leigh as "June," et al), in particular cousin Soames (Errol Flynn) who denies he's being played, in MGM's version of the fist book of John Galsworthy's Forsyte Saga, That Forsyte Woman, 1949.
That Forsyte Woman (1949) - This Horrible Evening Unusual for a Hollywood effect, the eternally gray London evening fog shot in color, cinematographer Joseph Ruttenberg capturing Greer Garson, Errol Flynn and Walter Pidgeon, opening the 1949 treatment of the first book of John Galsworthy's The Forsyte Saga, That Forsyte Woman.
In The Good Old Summertime (1949) - Merry Christmas Now determined to abandon his attempt to confess his love to music store colleague Veronica (Judy Garland), Andy (Van Johnson) falters when she sings Merry Christmas by Fred Spielman and Janice Torre, Buster Keaton on organ, in MGM's In The Good Old Summertime, 1949.
Song Of Love (1947) - Does She Never Slow Down? From the opening, close enough to true, Clara Wieck (Katharine Hepburn) performs for King Augustus (Henry Stephenson), a composition by Liszt (Henry Daniell), her father (Leo G. Carroll) turning pages and future husband Robert Schumann (Paul Henreid) applauding, from Song Of Love, 1947.

Family

Peter Tors
Son
Actor, stuntman, director. Died on July 29, 1998 at age 41 of a massive heart attack.

Companions

Constance Dowling
Wife
Actor. Married 1954; born 1919, died 1969.

Bibliography