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Burt Topper

Highest Rated:   65% Wild in the Streets (1968)
Lowest Rated:   65% Wild in the Streets (1968)
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Burt Topper was a 30-year-old veteran of the TV mills when he made his big-screen directorial debut with Hell Squad, which he also produced and scripted. Subsequent Topper film efforts bore such lurid titles as The Diary of a High School Bride (1959), War is Hell (1959) and The Devil's Eye (1969). Perhaps because he upheld the traditions of the low-budget 1950s exploitation picture into the comparatively more sophisticated 1960s, Topper was embraced as a near-genius by French film critics. This surfeit of adulation served to make Topper an object of ridicule amongst American critics, though in fact his films aren't really all that bad: The Strangler (1964), for example, boasts some startlingly effective moments, as well as a standout leading performance by Victor Buono. Topper also served as executive producer of several worthwhile films, among them the 1968 speculative thriller Wild in the Streets (1968), which was as overpraised by mainstream critics as most of his earlier efforts were underappreciated. Burt Topper hasn't been heard from since his 1976 "comeback" picture, the tantalizingly titled The Day the Lord Got Busted.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet C.H.O.M.P.S.
  • Producer
1979
No Score Yet Soul Hustler
  • Producer
  • Director
1976
No Score Yet The Hard Ride
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
1971
No Score Yet The Devil's 8
  • Producer
  • Director
1969
65% Wild in the Streets
  • Producer
1968
No Score Yet Devil's Angels
  • Producer
1967
No Score Yet Thunder Alley
  • Producer
1967
No Score Yet Fireball 500
  • Producer
1966
No Score Yet Space Probe Taurus
  • Producer
1965
No Score Yet The Strangler
  • Director
1964
No Score Yet War Is Hell
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1963
No Score Yet Diary of a High School Bride
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
1959
No Score Yet Hell Squad
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
1958
No Score Yet No Place to Land
  • Miles
1958

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