Robert Webb


Director

About

Also Known As
Robert D. Webb, Robert D. W. Webb
Birth Place
New York City, New York, USA
Born
January 03, 1903
Died
April 18, 1990

Biography

Academy Award-winning director Robert D Webb captivated countless audiences with his visionary productions. D Webb directed a variety of independent films in his early directing career, including such titles as "The Spider" (1945), the adventurous drama "Beneath the 12 Mile Reef" (1953) with Robert Wagner and the Victor Mature drama "The Glory Brigade" (1953). He also appeared in the ...

Biography

Academy Award-winning director Robert D Webb captivated countless audiences with his visionary productions. D Webb directed a variety of independent films in his early directing career, including such titles as "The Spider" (1945), the adventurous drama "Beneath the 12 Mile Reef" (1953) with Robert Wagner and the Victor Mature drama "The Glory Brigade" (1953). He also appeared in the Richard Egan adaptation "Seven Cities of Gold" (1955). He continued to work in film in the fifties and the sixties, directing motion pictures like "White Feather" (1955) with Robert Wagner, the romance "Love Me Tender" (1956) with Richard Egan and the dramatic adaptation "The Way to the Gold" (1957) with Jeffrey Hunter. He also appeared in "Guns of the Timberland" (1960). In the sixties and the seventies, D Webb lent his talents to projects like "The Agony and the Ecstasy" (1965), "Assault on a Queen" with Frank Sinatra (1966) and "The Jackals" with Vincent Price (1967). His credits also expanded to "To Be Free" (1972). D Webb last worked on "This Is Elvis" (1981) with David Scott. D Webb passed away in April 1990 at the age of 87.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Assault on a Queen (1966)
2nd unit Director
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
2nd unit Director
A Gathering of Eagles (1963)
2nd unit Director
Captain Newman, M. D. (1963)
2nd unit Director
Seven Women From Hell (1961)
Director
Pirates of Tortuga (1961)
Director
The Secret of the Purple Reef (1960)
Assistant Director
Guns of the Timberland (1960)
Director
The Way to the Gold (1957)
Director
On the Threshold of Space (1956)
Director
Love Me Tender (1956)
Director
The Proud Ones (1956)
Director
White Feather (1955)
Director
Seven Cities of Gold (1955)
Director
Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953)
Director
The Glory Brigade (1953)
Director
Way of a Gaucho (1952)
Fill-In Director
Red Skies of Montana (1952)
2nd Unit Director
Lydia Bailey (1952)
2nd Unit Director
Lure of the Wilderness (1952)
Loc Director
The Desert Fox (1951)
2nd Unit Director
David and Bathsheba (1951)
2nd Unit Director
The Frogmen (1951)
2nd Unit Director
American Guerrilla in the Philippines (1950)
2nd Unit Director
Prince of Foxes (1949)
Director of 2d unit
Captain from Castile (1948)
2nd Unit Director
The Caribbean Mystery (1945)
Director
The Spider (1945)
Director
Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942)
2nd Unit Director
The Black Swan (1942)
Loc Director
Blood and Sand (1941)
Assistant Director
A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941)
Assistant Director
Maryland (1940)
Assistant Director
Little Old New York (1940)
Assistant Director
Chad Hanna (1940)
Assistant Director
Stanley and Livingstone (1939)
Assistant Director
Jesse James (1939)
Assistant Director
In Old Chicago (1938)
Assistant Director
Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)
Assistant Director
Just Around the Corner (1938)
Assistant Director
Seventh Heaven (1937)
Assistant Director
Sins of Man (1936)
Assistant Director
Lloyd's of London (1936)
Assistant Director
Ramona (1936)
Assistant Director
The Country Doctor (1936)
Assistant Director
Corsair (1931)
Assistant Director on prod

Cast (Feature Film)

Imago (1970)
Dr. O'Donnell
The Big Show (1957)
Take My Life (1942)
Ace Baldwin
Mystery in Swing (1940)
Prince Ellis
Blood Money (1933)
Band leader

Writer (Feature Film)

The Woman Who Dared (1933)
Story

Producer (Feature Film)

Seven Cities of Gold (1955)
Producer
Lure of the Wilderness (1952)
Associate Producer

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

Some Came Running (1959)
Cast Director
American Guerrilla in the Philippines (1950)
Unit Production Manager
Margie (1946)
Production Manager
The Song of Bernadette (1945)
Unit Manager
Immortal Sergeant (1943)
Production Manager
The Call of the Wild (1935)
Casting Director
Clive of India (1935)
Casting
George White's 1935 Scandals (1935)
Assistant unit Manager
The Last Gentleman (1934)
Casting Director
The House of Rothschild (1934)
Casting
Gallant Lady (1934)
Casting

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

This Is Elvis (1981)
Other

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Seven Cities Of Gold (1955) - The Glory Of Spain Interesting introduction of three principals (and two historical figures), Anthony Quinn as Spanish Captain Portola and Richard Egan his fictional lieutenant, in a reckless rush to Mexico City, causing an accident and meeting Father Junipero Serra (Michael Rennie), in 20th Century-Fox’s Seven Cities Of Gold, 1955.
Seven Cities Of Gold (1955) - Burn It Into Your Heart Preparing to depart Mexico City for California, 1769, Father Junipero Serra (Michael Rennie) goes rogue with the Spanish colonial rank-and-file, cueing grumbling from Captain Portola and (fictional) Lt. Mendoza (Anthony Quinn, Richard Egan), with top career-Assistant Director Robert D. Webb directing, in Seven Cities Of Gold, 1955.
Seven Cities Of Gold (1955) - The Holy Family Michael Rennie as the famed Father Junipero Serra and Richard Egan as the imagined Lt. Mendoza have been separated from their expedition in a dust storm, in New Spain (a.k.a. Mexico), 1769, and find phantom solace, in Seven Cities Of Gold, 1955.
Seven Cities Of Gold (1955) - We Will Not Be Evil Another fabricated event in the factual mission of Father Junipero Serra to 1769 California, Jeffrey Hunter as Indian Matuwir mediates a meeting with his grandfather (Guillermo Calles), with a glimpse of Rita Moreno as maiden Ula, in Seven Cities Of Gold, 1955.
Seven Cities Of Gold (1955) - How Many Wives Have You? Hard to call it anything but frolicking, in the California Pacific (likely from the Guadalajara-area Jalisco, Mexico location shoot), 1769, Spanish Lt. Mendoza (Richard Egan) finally meets native Ula (Rita Moreno), with the best hairdo in the tribe, in Seven Cities Of Gold, 1955.

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