Edward Dein

Highest Rated: 88% The Leopard Man (1943)
Lowest Rated: 88% The Leopard Man (1943)
Birthday: May 24, 1907
Birthplace: Not Available
After starting small with the PRC comedy Baby Face Morgan (1942), American screenwriter Edward Dein signed on with Universal. While working for the "spinning globe" studio, Dein labored away on such "B" horror melodramas as Calling Dr. Death (1943), Jungle Woman (1944) and The Cat Creeps (1946). During this period, he moonlighted at Columbia (Soul of a Monster, the "Boston Blackie" films) and RKO. Switching to directing in the 1950s, Dein turned out one of the best (albeit cheapest) red-paranoia thrillers of the era, Shack Out on 101 (1955) which he also scripted. His later credits include the curiously effective horror piece The Leech Woman (1960). Dein's directorial output includes some startlingly good acting performances, notably Lee Marvin in Shack Out on 101 and Colleen Gray in Leech Woman. Despite the claims of certain film catalogues, "Edward Dein" is not a pseudonym for Italian filmmaker Ubaldo Ragona.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Leech Woman Director 1960
No Score Yet Curse of the Undead Director Screenwriter 1959
No Score Yet Shack Out on 101 Screenwriter Director 1955
No Score Yet The Notorious Lone Wolf Screenwriter 1946
No Score Yet Boston Blackie's Rendezvous Screenwriter 1945
No Score Yet Jungle Woman Screenwriter 1944
No Score Yet Calling Dr. Death Screenwriter 1943
88% The Leopard Man Screenwriter 1943
No Score Yet The Falcon Strikes Back Screenwriter 1943
No Score Yet Boss of Big Town Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet The Payoff Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet Baby Face Morgan Screenwriter 1942


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