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Anthony Mann

Anthony Mann

Highest Rated: 100% Bend of the River (1952)

Lowest Rated: 60% Strange Impersonation (1946)

Birthday: Jun 30, 1906

Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA

New York actor who went to Hollywood in the early 1940s and, after making a series of skillful and enjoyable B-films ("Dr. Broadway" 1942, "The Great Flamarion" 1945), eventually emerged as one of the leading directors of his day. Beginning with "Desperate" (1947), Mann directed a cycle of taut film noirs that displayed an immaculate visual style and introduced one of the director's favorite themes: the intelligent, thoughtful man who is driven to violence. Of these films, "T-Men," "Raw Deal" (both 1948) and "Border Incident" (1949) stand out. Mann then turned to Westerns, making a number of films that are often cited as among the genre's highest achievements. Classics such as "Winchester '73" (1950), "Bend of the River" and "The Naked Spur" (both 1952) are noted for their well-crafted screenplays (often by Borden Chase), effective use of landscape and gritty violence. Starring in all three of these was James Stewart, who also appeared in several of the director's non-Western movies, notably "The Glenn Miller Story" (1953). Mann's final films were sprawling, big-budget productions such as "El Cid" (1961) and "The Fall of the Roman Empire" (1964), which remain among the more intelligent and absorbing period spectacles Hollywood has produced. He died during the filming of the spy thriller "A Dandy in Aspic" (1968), which was completed by the film's star, Laurence Harvey. Married to actress Sarita Montiel from 1956 to 1963.

Photos

CIMARRON, Anthony Mann, Maria Schell, Glenn Ford, 1960 A DANDY IN ASPIC, from left: director Anthony Mann, Mia Farrow, on set, 1968 GOD'S LITTLE ACRE, author Erskine Caldwell, Robert Ryan, Tina Louise, director Anthony Mann on set, 1958 FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE, THE, director Anthony Mann, Alec Guinness, 1964 55 DAYS AT PEKING, Charlton Heston chats with Anthony Mann and editor Robert Lawrence on set, 1962 THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE, Director Anthony Mann, Stephen Boyd, Christopher Plummer, Alec Guinness, Mel Ferrer, 1964 THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE, Director Anthony Mann, Alec Guinness, James Mason, on location in Madrid, 1964 FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE, THE, director Anthony Mann, Stephen Boyd, 1964 SERENADE, director Anthony Mann, Sarita Montiel, Donovan Pedelty on set, 1956 THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE, Stephen Boyd, Sophia Loren, director Anthony Mann on set, 1964 EL CID, director Anthony Mann (top left), on set, 1961 elcid1961-fsct02(elcid1961-fsct02) THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE, director Anthony Mann, 1964

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 50% A Dandy in Aspic Director,
Producer
- 1968
67% 57% The Heroes of Telemark Director - 1965
93% 69% The Fall of the Roman Empire Director - 1964
93% 78% El Cid Director $26.9K 1961
No Score Yet 54% Cimarron Director - 1960
95% 76% Man of the West Director - 1958
No Score Yet 42% God's Little Acre Director - 1958
90% 75% Men in War Director - 1957
89% 73% The Tin Star Director - 1957
No Score Yet 43% Serenade Director - 1956
No Score Yet 49% Strategic Air Command Director - 1955
100% 75% The Far Country Director - 1955
100% 79% The Man From Laramie Director - 1955
No Score Yet 34% Savage Wilderness Director - 1955
89% 80% The Glenn Miller Story Director - 1954
No Score Yet 67% Thunder Bay Director - 1953
100% 76% The Naked Spur Director - 1953
100% 79% Bend of the River Director - 1952
100% 67% The Tall Target Director - 1951
100% 67% Devil's Doorway Director - 1950
71% 57% Border Incident Director - 1950
86% 69% Side Street Director - 1950
100% 86% Winchester '73 Director - 1950
92% 80% The Furies Director - 1950
No Score Yet 50% Follow Me Quietly Director - 1949
No Score Yet 68% The Black Book Director - 1949
100% 82% Raw Deal Director - 1948
100% 75% T-Men Director - 1947
80% 49% Railroaded Director - 1947
100% 66% Desperate Director - 1947
No Score Yet 40% The Bamboo Blonde Director - 1946
60% 56% Strange Impersonation Director - 1946
No Score Yet 41% Two O'Clock Courage Director - 1945
No Score Yet 43% The Great Flamarion Director - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sing Your Way Home Director - 1945
No Score Yet 57% Strangers in the Night Director - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Best Gal Director - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moonlight in Havana Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Broadway Director - 1942