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Allan King

Highest Rated: 100% Warrendale (1967)

Lowest Rated: 100% Warrendale (1967)

Birthday: Feb 6, 1930

Birthplace: Not Available

Internationally acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Allan King is among his country's best filmmakers. His most famous film is his debut Warrendale, a wrenching documentary examination of life in a home for emotional disturbed teens. So brutal and disturbing was the 1966 made-for-television film that neither the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation nor the BBC would air the film. He released it theatrically in 1966 and it won a prize at Cannes and earned him a reputation as a major filmmaker. King was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. Before becoming a director he obtained a degree in philosophy, worked as a cabbie and traveled throughout Europe. In 1954 he began working for the CBC and became a television director in 1956. During the '60s, King began working independently as a director and producer. Later he took much of the footage he had not used in Warrendale and used it to create Children in Conflict, an 18-part television series. In addition to producing and directing features and television shows in Canada, King also made films in Great Britain.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet EMPz 4 Life Director 2006
No Score Yet Memory for Max, Claire, Ida and Company Director 2005
No Score Yet Dying at Grace Director Producer 2003
No Score Yet The Inventors' Specials Director 2000
No Score Yet By Way of the Stars Director 1992
No Score Yet Termini Station Director 1991
No Score Yet Memories of Me Producer 1988
No Score Yet Cattle Annie and Little Britches Producer 1981
No Score Yet Who has Seen the Wind Director 1977
No Score Yet Six War Years Director 1975
No Score Yet Red Emma Director 1974
No Score Yet Come on Children Producer Director 1973
No Score Yet A Married Couple Director 1969
100% Warrendale Director 1967
No Score Yet Joshua: A Nigerian Portrait Director 1963
No Score Yet Orson Welles: The Paris Interview Director 1960
No Score Yet Skid Row Director 1956


No Score Yet Friday the 13th: The Series
Director 1989
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
Director 1988
No Score Yet Philip Marlowe: Private Eye
Director 1986
No Score Yet Avonlea
No Score Yet The Odyssey


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