Felix E. Feist


Director

Biography

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Pirates of Tripoli (1955)
Director
The Man Behind the Gun (1953)
Director
Donovan's Brain (1953)
Director
Battles of Chief Pontiac (1952)
Director
The Big Trees (1952)
Director
This Woman Is Dangerous (1952)
Director
The Man Who Cheated Himself (1951)
Director
Tomorrow Is Another Day (1951)
Director
The Basketball Fix (1951)
Director
The Golden Gloves Story (1950)
Director
Guilty of Treason (1950)
Director
The Threat (1949)
Director
The Winner's Circle (1948)
Director
The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947)
Director
George White's Scandals (1945)
Director
Reckless Age (1944)
Director
This Is the Life (1944)
Director
Pardon My Rhythm (1944)
Director
You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith (1943)
Director
All by Myself (1943)
Director
Deluge (1933)
Director

Writer (Feature Film)

Donovan's Brain (1953)
Screenwriter
Babes in Bagdad (1952)
Screenwriter
The Golden Gloves Story (1950)
Screenwriter
The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947)
Screenwriter
The Good Earth (1937)
Test scenes wrt

Producer (Feature Film)

Reckless Age (1944)
Producer

Music (Feature Film)

The Sea Bat (1930)
Composer

Director (Short)

Dreams (1940)
Director
Happily Buried (1939)
Director
Take a Cue (1939)
Director
Radio Hams (1939)
Director
Prophet Without Honor (1939)
Director
Let's Talk Turkey (1939)
Director
"What Do You Think?" (Number Two) (1938)
Director
The Magician's Daughter (1938)
Director
Give Till It Hurts (1937)
Director
"Decathlon Champion" The Story of Glenn Morris (1937)
Director
The Romance of Digestion (1937)
Director
How to Vote (1936)
Director
Hollywood Extra! (1936)
Director
Hollywood - The Second Step (1936)
Director
How to Be a Detective (1936)
Director
My Grandfather's Clock (1934)
Director
Strikes and Spares (1934)
Director

Cast (Short)

MGM's March on in 1934-35 with Metro Goldwyn Mayer: Convention of the Century (1934)
Himself

Writer (Short)

Dreams (1940)
Writer
Happily Buried (1939)
Writer
The Magician's Daughter (1938)
Writer
The Romance of Digestion (1937)
Writer
How to Train a Dog (1936)
Writer (Uncredited)
My Grandfather's Clock (1934)
Screenplay

Music (Short)

My Grandfather's Clock (1934)
Music

Life Events

1930

Hired as travelogue producer and screen test director at MGM

1933

First short film as director

1933

Feature film directing debut with "The Deluge"

Videos

Movie Clip

Man Who Cheated Himself, The (1950) - You're A Big Girl Now Money scenes, as San Francisco police detective Ed (Lee J. Cobb) arrives to calm down his wealthy married lover Lois (Jane Wyatt), who rightly suspects her husband (Harlan Warde), despite having left for the airport, is plotting to kill her, violence and quick thinking ensuing, in The Man Who Cheated Himself, 1951.
Man Who Cheated Himself, The (1950) - He's Bought A Gun We’ve just met John Dall as eager new San Francisco homicide detective Andy Cullen, and Lee J. Cobb as his brother Ed, who’ll be supervising him, and who offers his wedding gift, then phones his anxious married mistress Lois (Jane Wyatt), having deduced that she called earlier, then meets the fianceè Janet (Lisa Howard), early in The Man Who Cheated Himself, 1951.
Man Who Cheated Himself, The (1950) - Looking For Green Coupes Rare location shots of the old toll booth at the Golden Gate Bridge, from producer Jack M. Warner and director Felix E. Feist, as detective Cullen (Lee J. Cobb), who’s just moved the body of her lover’s husband, whom she shot, to the airport, talks with a patrolman (Bud Wolfe) about his also-cop younger brother, The Man Who Cheated Himself, 1951.
Man Who Cheated Himself, The (1950) - Don't Forget To Change Your Will No fooling around in the opening, Harlan Warde as San Franciscan Howard looks to be plotting a crime, and we’re given reason to think it will involve his wife Lois (Jane Wyatt), who intrudes, Felix E. Feist directing, in Columbia’s The Man Who Cheated Himself, 1951, starring Lee J. Cobb, restored in 2018 by Eddie Muller’s Film Noir Foundation.
Threat, The (1949) - Open, Kluger's Out Straight to business, no attempt to disguise the locale (L-A) or the state prison (Folsom), but only Robert Shayne as cop Murphy is properly introduced, though the danger (in the person of un-seen Charles McGraw) is made clear, in The Threat, 1949, directed by Felix Feist, with Michael O’Shea and Virginia Grey.
Threat, The (1949) - I Wouldn't Stand There Thugs Nick and Lefty (Anthony Caruso, Frank Richards) making like friendly painters for cops guarding the office of the DA MacDonald (Frank Conroy), who’s been threatened by escaped killer “Red” Kluger (Charles McGraw), who makes his first to-camera appearance here, in the little-known low-rent Noir The Threat, 1949.
Threat, The (1949) - We Need Gas Escaped killer Kluger (Charles McGraw) is inside the truck, with his hostages, on whom he plots revenge, tied up in a sedan, so his man Lefty (Frank Richards) and hijacked trucker Turner (Don McGuire) are the front-men, encountering cop Kenneth Patterson and grease monkey Peter Duchow, in The Threat, 1949.
Threat, The (1949) - She Spill Anything? Vengeful escaped gangster Kluger (Charles McGraw) is laying into his hostages, the D-A (Frank Conroy) and cop Williams (Michael O’Shea), with help from his goons (Anthony Caruso, Frank Richards), when he makes clear what he’s after from also-abducted ex-girlfriend Carol (Virginia Grey), in The Threat, 1949, directed by Felix Feist.
Tomorrow Is Another Day (1947) - You're Not Through Paying Steve Cochran is inmate Bill, getting his going-away talk from the prison warden Harry Antrim, having evidently spent most of his life incarcerated, not clear what the guy waiting outside (John Kellogg) is up to, opening Tomorrow Is Another Day, 1951, also starring Ruth Roman.
Tomorrow Is Another Day (1947) - You Can't Dance Bill (Steve Cochran), convicted of murder as a pre-teen, just-paroled and having left his hometown due to bad press, now in New York, not familiar with taxi-dancing etiquette, meets Nikki (Lynne Millan) then the more cordial Cay (Ruth Roman), in Tomorrow Is Another Day, 1951.
Tomorrow Is Another Day (1947) - Team Up Or Split Up On the run but not quite committed to each other, after the death of her cop boyfriend, whom she’s allowed to believe he shot, newly-paroled Bill (Steve Cochran) and taxi-dancer Cay (Ruth Roman) have checked into an out-of-the-way motel, in Tomorrow Is Another Day, 1951.
George White's Scandals (1945) - Utter Monstrosity Jack (Haley) visits Joan (Davis) backstage as they try to deal with Clarabelle (Margaret Hamilton) who objects to their romance, and Hilda (Rose Murphy) offers consolation in George White's Scandals, 1945.

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