Andrew L. Stone

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Birthday: Jul 16, 1902
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As a student at the University of California, Andrew Stone got a leg up on most other aspiring filmmakers by getting a studio job while still in school. After starting as an employee of a San Francisco film distributor, he moved to Hollywood and took a job in a film lab in the mid '20s, and moved into the director's chair in 1927 as a maker of short films at Paramount. He began making features in 1928, but had alargely undistinguished career, sparked by a few pleasant musical subjects (The Hard-Boiled Canary [1941]) and one classic (Stormy Weather [1943]), along with one bizarre thriller, Julie (1956), in which Doris Day plays a stewardess forced to land a plane when her estranged husband shoots both pilots. In 1960, however, Stone and his wife Virginia embarked on an ambitious program of independent production with some fascinating results -- the first of their efforts, Cry Terror, starring James Mason and Rod Steiger, remains one of the most chilling crime thrillers of its generation. The Last Voyage, made the same year, required the partial sinking of an ocean liner to film its story of a family trapped in a ship disaster. But Stone ran into trouble at the beginning of the '70s with two successive flops, in the form of biographical films dealing with Edward Grieg and Johann Strauss, Song of Norway (1970) and The Great Waltz (1972), respectively, which effectively ended his career as a producer/director.



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No Score Yet Song of Norway Director Producer Screenwriter 1970
No Score Yet The Secret of My Success Screenwriter Producer Director 1965
No Score Yet The Password Is Courage Director Producer 1962
No Score Yet Ring of Fire Director Screenwriter Producer 1961
No Score Yet The Last Voyage Director Screenwriter Producer 1960
No Score Yet The Decks Ran Red Producer Director Screenwriter 1958
No Score Yet Cry Terror! Director Screenwriter Producer 1958
No Score Yet Julie Director Screenwriter 1956
No Score Yet The Night Holds Terror Screenwriter Producer Director 1955
No Score Yet A Blueprint for Murder Screenwriter Director 1953
No Score Yet The Steel Trap Director Screenwriter 1952
No Score Yet Confidence Girl Producer Director Screenwriter 1952
No Score Yet Highway 301 Director Screenwriter 1950
No Score Yet The Bachelor's Daughters Screenwriter Director 1946
No Score Yet Her Favorite Patient Producer Director 1945
No Score Yet Sensations of 1945 Producer Director Screenwriter 1944
No Score Yet Hi Diddle Diddle Producer Director 1943
No Score Yet Stormy Weather Director 1943
No Score Yet The Great Victor Herbert Director 1939
No Score Yet The Girl Said No (With Words and Music) Director Producer 1937
No Score Yet Hell's Headquarters Director 1932


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