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Alf Kjellin

Lowest Rated:   36% Ice Station Zebra (1968)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
36% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
  • Director
  • 1974

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