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Michael Gordon

Highest Rated: 93% Pillow Talk (1959)

Lowest Rated: 60% Vidal Sassoon: The Movie (2011)

Birthday: Sep 6, 1909

Birthplace: Not Available

Educated at Johns Hopkins and Yale, Michael Gordon spent five years (1935 to 1940) as a director of the Group Theatre. Gordon was brought to Hollywood in 1940 as dialog director for Columbia Pictures. His earliest directorial credits include several of Columbia's "Boston Blackie" entries. Moving to Universal, he was elevated to "A" productions like Another Part of the Forest (1949). His crowning achievement during the first phase of his Hollywood career was the 1950 cinemadaption of Cyrano de Bergerac. Within a year of this triumph, Gordon couldn't get work; because he refused to name names before the House UnAmerican Activities Committee, he was blacklisted in Tinseltown. In his eight years away from films, Gordon helmed one film in Australia, 1953's Wherever She Goes, then directed such Broadway productions as The Tender Trap. He was reinstated in Hollywood by Universal producer Ross Hunter, who engaged Gordon as director of the frothy Doris Day-Rock Hudson hit Pillow Talk (1959). After completing his final film, How Do I Love Thee?, Michael Gordon joined the faculty of the UCLA Theatre Arts Department.

Highest Rated Movies



60% Vidal Sassoon: The Movie Producer $85.7K 2011
No Score Yet How Do I Love Thee? Director 1970
No Score Yet The Impossible Years Director 1968
No Score Yet A Very Special Favor Director 1965
No Score Yet Move Over Darling Director 1963
No Score Yet Boys' Night Out Director 1962
No Score Yet Portrait in Black Director 1960
93% Pillow Talk Director 1959
No Score Yet The Secret of Convict Lake Director 1951
No Score Yet I Can Get it For You Wholesale Director 1951
85% Cyrano de Bergerac Director 1950
No Score Yet Woman in Hiding Director 1950
No Score Yet All Over The Town Screenwriter 1949
No Score Yet The Lady Gambles Director 1949
No Score Yet Another Part of the Forest Director 1948
No Score Yet Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven Director 1948
No Score Yet The Web Director 1947
No Score Yet Crime Doctor Director 1943
No Score Yet Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood Director 1942


No Score Yet Charlie Rose
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Meet the Press
Guest Panelist 2007
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Guest 2006
No Score Yet NOVA
Reporter 2004
68% Doctor Who


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