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Robert Young

Highest Rated:   100% The House of Rothschild (2000)
Lowest Rated:   8% Splitting Heirs (1993)
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New York-born Robert M. Young began his directorial career in association with Michael Roemer in 1960 with a documentary on sit-ins for the NBC White Paper series. This was followed by a documentary on Angola. In 1962, their controversial documentary on poverty in Palermo, Sicily, The Inferno, was rejected by the NBC network, but was later re-edited and shown at film festivals. Their next film together, Nothing but a Man (1965), became an acclaimed drama dealing with race relations in the United States as few feature films were willing to attempt, telling the tale of a black man (Ivan Dixon) with dreams beyond the station that society is willing to permit, and the price that he pays for them. Young didn't make his next movie, Alambrista!, as a director until a dozen years later, but he has always worked in serious films, often at the expense of popular acceptance. His adaptation of the stage prison drama Short Eyes (1978) proved critically successful, and One Trick Pony (1980) -- perhaps Young's most obvious attempt at a "commercial" film -- attracted a lot of attention as a vehicle for Paul Simon as an actor, although it ultimately failed due to Simon's limitations in that role. The violent, feminist-oriented drama Extremities (1986) helped establish Farrah Fawcett as a serious actress, but received considerable criticism, mostly owing to its theatrical origins, which didn't allow the work to translate well to the screen. Dominick and Eugene (1988) is his most successful film, a serious drama about the love between a young physician (Ray Liotta) and his childlike twin (Tom Hulce).

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
38% Eichmann
  • Director
$3.2k 2010
No Score Yet Wide Blue Yonder
  • Director
  • Producer
2010
No Score Yet BloodMonkey (Blood Monkey)
  • Director
2008
No Score Yet The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Espionage Escapades
  • Director
2007
No Score Yet Romance With A Double Bass
  • Director
2003
100% The House of Rothschild
  • Captain Fitzroy
2000
50% Triumph of the Spirit
  • Screenwriter
2000
No Score Yet Captain Jack
  • Director
1999
No Score Yet Jane Eyre
  • Director
1997
53% Fierce Creatures
  • Director
1997
No Score Yet The Canterville Ghost
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Doomsday Gun
  • Director
1994
No Score Yet White Goods
  • Director
1994
No Score Yet Hostage
  • Director
1993
8% Splitting Heirs
  • Director
1993
100% The Plot Against Harry
  • Producer
1989
No Score Yet A Conspiracy of Love
  • Joe Woldarski
1987
No Score Yet Mercy or Murder?
  • Roswell Gilbert
1987
No Score Yet The Worst Witch
  • Director
1986
No Score Yet Little Women
  • James Lawrence
1978
89% Short Eyes
  • Producer
1977
No Score Yet To Fly
  • Screenwriter
1976
80% Vampire Circus
  • Director
1972
94% Born Free
  • James
1966
95% Nothing But a Man
  • Producer
$9.7k 1963
No Score Yet Trauma
  • Screenwriter
1962
100% I'm All Right Jack
  • Actor
1960
No Score Yet Secret of the Incas
  • Stanley Moorehead
1954
No Score Yet The Half-Breed
  • Dan Craig
1952
No Score Yet Goodbye, My Fancy
  • Dr. James Merrill
1951
No Score Yet The Second Woman
  • Jeff Cohalan
1950
No Score Yet That Forsyte Woman
  • Philip Bosinney
1949
No Score Yet Sitting Pretty
  • Harry
1948
No Score Yet They Won't Believe Me
  • Larry Ballentine
1947
79% Crossfire
  • Capt. Finlay
1947
83% The Enchanted Cottage
  • Oliver Bradford
1945
83% The Canterville Ghost
  • Cuffy Williams
1944
No Score Yet Claudia
  • David Naughton
1943
No Score Yet Sweet Rosie O'grady
  • Actor
1943
No Score Yet Slightly Dangerous
  • Bob Stuart
1943
No Score Yet Journey for Margaret
  • John Davis
1942
No Score Yet Cairo
  • Homer Smith
1942
No Score Yet Joe Smith, American
  • Joe Smith
1942
No Score Yet H.M. Pulham, Esq.
  • Harry Pulham
1941
No Score Yet Lady Be Good
  • Edward Crane
1941
80% Western Union
  • Richard Blake
1941
No Score Yet Dr. Kildare's Crisis
  • Douglas Lamont
1940
100% Northwest Passage
  • Langdon
1940
100% The Mortal Storm
  • Fritz Marberg
1940
No Score Yet Miracles For Sale
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet Honolulu
  • George Smith/Brooks Mason
1939
No Score Yet The Shining Hour
  • David Linden
1938
100% Three Comrades
  • Gottfried
1938
No Score Yet The Emperor's Candlesticks
  • Grand Duke Peter
1937
No Score Yet Married Before Breakfast (Married by Noon)
  • Tom Wakefield
1937
No Score Yet I Met Him in Paris
  • Gene Anders
1937
No Score Yet Navy Blue and Gold
  • Roger Ash
1937
No Score Yet The Bride Wore Red
  • Rudi Pal
1937
No Score Yet Stowaway
  • Tommy Randall
1936
No Score Yet The Longest Night
  • Charley Phelps
1936
No Score Yet The Bride Walks Out
  • Hugh McKenzie
1936
90% Secret Agent
  • Robert Marvin
1936
No Score Yet It's Love Again
  • Peter Carlton
1936
No Score Yet Remember Last Night?
  • Tony Milburn
1935
No Score Yet Vagabond Lady
  • Tony Spear
1935
No Score Yet Red Salute
  • Jeff
1935
No Score Yet Paris Interlude
  • Patrick 'Pat' Wells
1934
No Score Yet Hollywood Party
  • Himself
1934
No Score Yet Spitfire
  • John Stafford
1934
No Score Yet The Right to Romance
  • Bobby Preble
1933
No Score Yet Tugboat Annie
  • Alexander 'Alec' Brennan
1933
No Score Yet Hell Below
  • Lt. Brick Walters
1933
No Score Yet Today We Live
  • Claude
1933
No Score Yet Men Must Fight
  • Geoffrey
1933
No Score Yet Strange Interlude
  • Gordon
1932
No Score Yet The Kid from Spain
  • Ricardo
1932
No Score Yet Unashamed
  • Richard 'Dick' Ogden
1932
No Score Yet New Morals for Old
  • Ralph Thomas
1932
No Score Yet The Wet Parade
  • Kip Tarleton
1932
No Score Yet The Guilty Generation
  • Marco Ricca/John Smith
1931
No Score Yet The Sin of Madelon Claudet
  • Dr. Jacques Claudet
1931
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in the Black Camel
  • Jimmy Bradshaw
1931

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