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      Robert Florey

      Robert Florey

      Highest Rated: 95% Daughter of Shanghai (1937)

      Lowest Rated: 79% Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)

      Birthday: Sep 14, 1900

      Birthplace: Paris, France

      French screenwriter, director of short films and actor who moved to Hollywood in 1921. Florey worked as assistant director to Josef von Sternberg, Frank Borzage and Victor Fleming before making his feature directing debut in 1926. He turned out more than 50 movies over the next 23 years, ranging from the first Marx brothers vehicle, "The Cocoanuts" (1929), to skillful low-budget crime programmers like "The Crooked Way" (1949). For many historians some of Florey's finest work is to be found in these lower-budget programmers and B films; he hit a peak at Paramount in the late 30s with films including "Hollywood Boulevard" (1936), "King of Gamblers" (1937) and "Dangerous to Know" (1938), all distinguished by their fast pace, cynical tone and striking use of moody, semi-expressionistic camera angles and lighting effects. Other notable films include the experimental short "Life and Death of 9413, A Hollywood Extra" (1927) and the creepy horror classic "The Beast with Five Fingers" (1946).

      Photos

      HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD, John Halliday (far left) and director Robert Florey (smoking pipe), on location at the corner of Hollywood and Vine, 1936 ROGUES' REGIMENT, director Robert Florey plastering mud over Dick Powell for an upcoming scene, on set, 1948 KING OF ALCATRAZ, from left: J. Carrol Naish dressed in old lady disguise, with director Robert Florey, going over script, 1938 KING OF GAMBLERS, director Robert Florey (foreground left) directing fourth take of scene where policemen smash down doors, right side of door: Barlowe Borland, Paul Fix, Akim Tamiroff, Colin Tapley, during filming, 1937 KING OF GAMBLERS, from left: Akim Tamiroff, Harvey Stephens, director Robert Florey, camerman Harry Fischbeck, filming a scene, 1937 HOTEL IMPERIAL, director Robert Florey, Isa Miranda, 1939

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Vicious Years Director - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny One Eye Director - 1950
      No Score Yet 45% The Crooked Way Director - 1949
      No Score Yet 10% Outpost in Morocco Director - 1949
      No Score Yet 13% Tarzan and the Mermaids Director - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rogue's Regiment Director - 1948
      89% 60% The Beast With Five Fingers Director - 1946
      No Score Yet 50% God Is My Co-Pilot Director - 1945
      No Score Yet 42% Danger Signal Director - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Roger Touhy, Gangster Director - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Man From Frisco Director - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Desert Song Director - 1943
      No Score Yet 8% Lady Gangster Director - 1942
      No Score Yet 42% Dangerously They Live Director - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Two in a Taxi Director - 1941
      No Score Yet 68% The Face Behind the Mask Director - 1941
      No Score Yet 73% Meet Boston Blackie Director - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Parole Fixer Director - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Women Without Names Director - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Magnificent Fraud Director - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Disbarred Director - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Death of a Champion Director - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dangerous to Know Director - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Imperial Director - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet King of Alcatraz Director - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet This Way Please Director - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mountain Music Director - 1937
      95% 80% Daughter of Shanghai Director - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Outcast Director - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet King of Gamblers Director - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Boulevard Director - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Till We Meet Again Director - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Preview Murder Mystery Director - 1936
      No Score Yet 33% The Woman in Red Director - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Am a Thief Director - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Florentine Dagger Director - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Bet on Blondes Director - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pay-Off Director - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Going Highbrow Director - 1935
      No Score Yet 12% Smarty Director - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bedside Director - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Sell Anything Director - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Registered Nurse Director - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl Missing Director - 1933
      No Score Yet 50% House on 56th Street Director - 1933
      No Score Yet 40% Ex-Lady Director - 1933
      No Score Yet 44% Those We Love Director - 1932
      79% 46% Murders in the Rue Morgue Director,
      Writer
      - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Black and White Director - 1931
      95% 69% The Cocoanuts Director - 1929
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Battle of Paris Director - 1929
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hole in the Wall Director - 1929
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Face Value Director - 1927

      TV

      Credit
      92% 86% The Outer Limits Director 1964
      92% 96% The Twilight Zone Director 1959 1964
      No Score Yet 85% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Director 1961-1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Director 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Director 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theatre Director 1958 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Turn of Fate Director 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Director 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Star Playhouse Director 1952-1953 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Letter to Loretta Director 1953-1954