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Abner Biberman



Born in Milwaukee, Abner Biberman migrated to Philadelphia, where after a he launched his acting career at the Hedgerow Theatre. Biberman wrote magazine articles and taught acting classes while establishing himself as both an actor and director on Broadway. His shifty eyes and disreputable appearance enabled Biberman to play villains of all nations: an Italian gangster in His Girl Friday (1940) an East Indian fanatic in Gunga Din (1939), a hostile Native American in any number of films. From the mid-1940s onward, Biberman was drama coach at Universal Pictures, which led to his first film directorial assignment, The Looters (1955). While Abner Biberman's theatrical films were mostly routine melodramas, his TV work embraced such prestige programs as The Twilight Zone, Ben Casey and Ironside. Abner Biberman was the husband of actress Joanna Barnes.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Price Of Fear
  • Director
2013
No Score Yet Gun for a Coward
  • Director
1957
No Score Yet The Night Runner
  • Director
1957
No Score Yet Knock on Wood
  • Papinek
1954
60% Elephant Walk
  • Dr. Pereira
1954
No Score Yet The Golden Mistress
  • Carl Dexter
  • Director
1954
65% Viva Zapata!
  • Captain
1952
100% Winchester '73
  • Latigo Means
1950
No Score Yet Back to Bataan
  • Japanese Captain/Japanese Diplomat
1945
100% Captain Kidd
  • Blades
1945
No Score Yet Salome, Where She Danced
  • Dr. Ling
1945
No Score Yet The Keys of the Kingdom
  • Bandit Captain
1944
No Score Yet The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • Malta
1944
No Score Yet Dragon Seed
  • Capt. Yasuda
1944
No Score Yet Behind the Rising Sun
  • Inspector
1943
No Score Yet Submarine Alert
  • Cmdr. Toyo
1943
No Score Yet Bombardier
  • Japanese Sergeant (uncredited)
1943
88% The Leopard Man
  • Charlie How-Come
1943
No Score Yet The Monster and the Girl
  • Gregory
1941
No Score Yet South of Pago Pago
  • Ferro
1940
98% His Girl Friday
  • Diamond Louie
1940
No Score Yet Balalaika
  • Leo
1939
81% Another Thin Man
  • Dum Dum
1939
No Score Yet The Rains Came
  • John the Baptist
1939
No Score Yet Each Dawn I Die
  • Shake Edwards
1939
No Score Yet Panama Patrol
  • Arlie Johnson
1939
92% Gunga Din
  • Chota
1939
100% The Roaring Twenties
  • Lefty
1939
No Score Yet Panama Lady
  • Elisha
1939

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Zane Grey Theatre
1956-1961
  • Director
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Director

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