André De Toth

Highest Rated: 95% House of Wax (1953)
Birthday: May 15, 1912
Birthplace: Makó, Csongrád, Hungary, Austria-Hungary [now Hungary]
The son of a Hungarian military officer, Andre De Toth studied law at the University of Budapest. His academic career was shelved when De Toth became involved with the Hungarian film industry, where he served in several artistic and technical capacities before graduating to director in 1938. After completing five features in the space of one year, he was brought to England by fellow Hungarian Alexander Korda, who hired DeToth as second unit director on The Thief of Baghdad (1940). A full-fledged Hollywood director by 1943, DeToth specialized in westerns and adventure films; one of these, Slattery's Hurricane (1949), co-starred the director's then-wife Veronica Lake, whose fame was diminishing even as her husband's was descending. DeToth is best known for his brace of 3-D films of the 1950s, House of Wax (1953) and The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953); the fact that DeToth had lost one eye did not diminish his lifelong fascination with stereoscopic photography, nor his expertise in this field. In 1950, DeToth was nominated for an Oscar for his work on the screenplay of The Gunfighter (1950). Though his last official directorial credit was for 1970's El Condor, DeToth made several significant (and uncredited) contributions to the 1978 big-budgeter Superman: The Movie. In 1994, Andre De Toth published Fragments a memoir.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet I mongoli (The Mongols) Director 2015
No Score Yet Forever Hollywood Actor 2000
No Score Yet Bloody Movie Director 1987
No Score Yet El Condor Producer 1970
No Score Yet Play Dirty Director 1969
50% Billion Dollar Brain Producer 1967
No Score Yet The Mongols Director 1961
No Score Yet Morgan the Pirate Screenwriter Director 1960
No Score Yet Man on a String Director 1960
No Score Yet Day of the Outlaw Director 1959
No Score Yet The Two-Headed Spy Director 1958
No Score Yet Monkey on My Back Director 1957
No Score Yet The Indian Fighter Director 1955
No Score Yet The Bounty Hunter Director 1954
No Score Yet Riding Shotgun Director 1954
67% Crime Wave Director 1954
No Score Yet Thunder Over the Plains Director 1953
95% House of Wax Director 1953
No Score Yet The Stranger Wore a Gun Director 1953
No Score Yet Springfield Rifle Director 1952
No Score Yet Carson City Director 1952
No Score Yet Last Of The Comanches Director 1952
No Score Yet Man in the Saddle Director 1951
No Score Yet Slattery's Hurricane Director 1949
No Score Yet Pitfall Director 1948
No Score Yet Dark Waters Director 1944
No Score Yet None Shall Escape Director 1944
No Score Yet Passport to Suez Director 1943
No Score Yet Semmelweis Director 1939
No Score Yet Two Girls On The Street (Két lány az utcán) Screenwriter Director 1939
No Score Yet Ramrod Director 1930


No Score Yet Maverick
  • 1960


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