Alf Kjellin

Lowest Rated: 43% Ice Station Zebra (1968)
Birthday: Feb 28, 1920
Birthplace: Not Available
Swedish actor/director Alf Kjellin studied for a theatrical career, but was swept into movie stardom thanks to his appearance as a troubled student in the Ingmar Bergman-scripted film Hets (1944), released in the US after the war as Frenzy. Hailed as a "new discovery" (though he'd been in Swedish films since 1937), Kjellin was brought to Hollywood on the strength of Torment, making his American bow in MGM's Madame Bovary (1949). MGM wasn't fond of Kjellin's name, so he was billed as Christopher Kent for Bovary, reverting to his real moniker for such subsequent American films as My Six Convicts (1952). Feeling confined by the second leads and villains he played in Hollywood, Kjellin turned to directing with Girl in the Rain in 1957. Few of his films as a director were memorable, though Kjellin gained an excellent reputation directing such TV series as I Spy in the '60s and Columbo in the '70s. I Spy became something of a crusade for Kjellin; in tandem with director of photography Fouad Said, the director lobbied for the right to use more flexible hand-held cameras rather than the cumbersome boxes then required by the American Society of Cinematographers. (Kjellin was victorious, but the resultant bad photography on many TV shows of the '70s may have caused him second thoughts.) Even as his stock as a director rose in Tinseltown, Alf Kjellin took on the occasional acting role in such films as Ice Station Zebra (1968) and Zandy's Bride (1974).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Francis Gary Powers: Story of the U-2 Spy Incident Ivan Vasilev 1976
No Score Yet Zandy's Bride (For Better, for Worse) Actor 1974
No Score Yet The Girls of Huntington House Director 1973
No Score Yet The Waltons The Children's Carol Director 1972
No Score Yet The McMasters Director 1970
43% Ice Station Zebra Ostrovsky 1968
No Score Yet Assault on a Queen Eric Lauffnauer 1966
81% Ship of Fools Freytag 1965
No Score Yet The Victors Priest 1963
No Score Yet Two Living, One Dead Rogers 1961
No Score Yet The Juggler Daniel 1953
No Score Yet The Iron Mistress Philippe de Cabanal 1952
No Score Yet My Six Convicts (My 6 Convicts) Clem Randall 1952
100% Sommarlek (Summerplay) (Illicit Interlude) (Summer Interlude) David Nystrom 1951
No Score Yet Madame Bovary Leon Dupuis 1949
No Score Yet Wandering With The Moon (Vandring Med Manen) Actor 1945
83% Hets (Frenzy) (Torment) Jan-Erik Widgren 1944
No Score Yet June Night Actor 1940

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Director Carl Vandaam Stefan Prohosh
  • 2010
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1967
No Score Yet Scarecrow and Mrs. King
1983-1987
Director
  • 1986
  • 1985
No Score Yet Dynasty
1981-1989
Director
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man
1974-1978
Director
  • 1977
  • 1974
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
Director
  • 1975
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1972
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
Director
  • 1974
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Director
  • 1974
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Director
  • 1973
  • 1972
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Director
  • 1972
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Director
  • 1972
  • 1971
No Score Yet The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.
1966-1967
Director
  • 1967
  • 1966
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Director
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1965
No Score Yet Dr. Kildare
1961-1966
Director
  • 1966
  • 1965
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Director
  • 1961

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