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      Robert Rossen

      Robert Rossen

      Highest Rated: 100% The Roaring Twenties (1939)

      Lowest Rated: 0% Alexander the Great (1956)

      Birthday: Mar 16, 1908

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      Former boxer whose work as a writer and director of socially conscious dramas such as "The Body Beautiful" led to a writing contract with Warner Bros. in 1936. Rossen scripted around ten features over the next seven years for directors including Lloyd Bacon, Mervyn Leroy and Lewis Milestone. His writing was influenced by his Communist affiliations and, although he had left the party in 1945, his involvement led to a subpoena from the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947. In the four years that elapsed before Rossen was eventually tried and blacklisted, he established himself as an independent producer and director of note with films such as "Body and Soul" (1947), scripted by Abraham Polonsky, and "All the King's Men" (1949), an incisive indictment of political corruption.

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      BODY AND SOUL, from left: director Robert Rossen, cinematographer James Wong Howe filming Art Dorrell, John Garfield boxing match on set, 1947, bodyandsoul1947-fsct07, Photo by: (bodyandsoul1947-fsct07) THE BRAVE BULLS, Director Robert Rossen, on set, 1951

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      83% 44% The Cool World Writer - 1964
      86% 63% Lilith Director,
      Producer
      - 1964
      94% 93% The Hustler Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 1961
      80% 48% They Came to Cordura Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1959
      No Score Yet 57% Island in the Sun Director - 1957
      0% 42% Alexander the Great Director - 1956
      No Score Yet 60% Mambo Director - 1954
      No Score Yet 40% The Brave Bulls Director,
      Producer
      - 1951
      97% 78% All the King's Men Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      - 1949
      33% 38% Johnny O'Clock Director - 1947
      92% 88% Body and Soul Director - 1947
      67% 59% Desert Fury Writer - 1947
      100% 74% The Strange Love of Martha Ivers Screenwriter - 1946
      88% 75% A Walk in the Sun Screenwriter - 1945
      No Score Yet 31% Out of the Fog Screenwriter - 1941
      100% 89% The Roaring Twenties Writer - 1939
      No Score Yet 45% Racket Busters Screenwriter - 1938
      No Score Yet 84% They Won't Forget Screenwriter - 1937