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      Charles Marquis Warren

      Charles Marquis Warren

      Highest Rated: 57% Streets of Laredo (1949)

      Lowest Rated: 57% Streets of Laredo (1949)

      Birthday: Dec 16, 1912

      Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

      After early success as a contributor to pulp magazines, Charles Marquis Warren went on to a prolific career as a writer, producer, and director for film and television, best remembered for Westerns such as "Gunsmoke" and "Rawhide." Born and raised in Baltimore, he took an early interest in writing and shortly after graduating from Baltimore City College began publishing stories in The Saturday Evening Post. After serving in the Navy during World War II, Warren became a best-selling novelist when stories of his were republished, including "Only the Valiant," which was later adapted into a feature film. His first big screen writing credit was for the courtroom drama "Beyond Glory," though he earned greater attention for the detail and style he brought to Westerns such as 1951's "Little Big Horn," his directorial debut. Lured to the small screen by a hefty financial offer, he wrote and directed the pilot and much of the first season of the popular series "Gunsmoke" and continued producing the show into the second season. Afterward, Marquis returned to feature films with offerings in the horror and war genres, in addition to several more Westerns. He then had another television hit when he directed, wrote, and produced for the early seasons of "Rawhide." Continuing in the genre, he produced "The Virginian" and "The Iron Horse" before earning his final credits as writer, director, and producer on the Elvis Presley Western "Charro!"

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      CHARRO!, from left: Elvis Presley with director Charles Marquis Warren, on set, 1969 CHARRO!, director Charles Marquis Warren, Elvis Presley, 1969

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 56% Charro! Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 1969
      No Score Yet 43% Day of the Evil Gun Screenwriter - 1968
      No Score Yet 22% The Meanest Men in the West Producer - 1966
      No Score Yet 40% Cattle Empire Director - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Desert Hell Director - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Blood Arrow Director - 1958
      No Score Yet 55% Trooper Hook Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Unknown Terror Director - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Back From the Dead Director - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ride a Violent Mile Director - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Copper Sky Director - 1957
      No Score Yet 45% Tension at Table Rock Director - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Whip Director - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Seven Angry Men Director - 1955
      No Score Yet 41% Arrowhead Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1953
      No Score Yet 24% Pony Express Screenwriter - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hellgate Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Flight to Tangier Director - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Big Horn Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1951
      57% 76% Streets of Laredo Screenwriter - 1949

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Executive Producer,
      Producer
      1966-1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Executive Producer 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Director,
      Producer,
      Writer
      1959-1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Producer,
      Director
      1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Producer,
      Director
      1955