Felix E. Feist

Highest Rated: 55% Donovan's Brain (1953)
Lowest Rated: 55% Donovan's Brain (1953)
Birthday: Feb 28, 1910
Birthplace: Not Available
Though not an especially inspired director, Felix E. Feist possessed an unerring eye for bankable story material. Educated at Columbia University, Feist was the son of an MGM sales manager; he tried to follow his father's footsteps until he became fascinated with the production end. Feist was hired by the MGM short subjects department, where, from 1930 through 1943, he wrote, produced and directed dozens of the studio's Extra Added Attractions. In 1933, he took a breather from one- and two-reelers to direct the pioneering "disaster" flick Deluge for independent Admiral Productions. He returned to shorts until he was engaged by Universal's "B" unit in 1943 to direct a handful of the studio's "pocket" musicals. He then moved to RKO, where among several programmers he helmed the "noir" classic The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1945), which he also scripted. Felix Feist's most impressive achievement of the 1950s was Donovan's Brain (1953), the second screen version of that venerable Curt Siodmak sci-fi yarn.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Pirates of Tripoli Director 1955
55% Donovan's Brain Director Screenwriter 1953
No Score Yet The Man Behind the Gun Director 1953
No Score Yet The Battles of Chief Pontiac Director 1952
No Score Yet This Woman Is Dangerous Director 1952
No Score Yet The Big Trees Director 1952
No Score Yet Tomorrow Is Another Day Director 1951
No Score Yet The Basketball Fix Director 1951
No Score Yet The Man Who Cheated Himself Director 1950
No Score Yet Guilty of Treason Director 1950
No Score Yet The Threat Director 1949
No Score Yet The Devil Thumbs a Ride Director Screenwriter 1947
No Score Yet George White's Scandals (George White's Scandals of 1945) Director 1945
No Score Yet Every Sunday Director 1936
No Score Yet Deluge Director 1933

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Director
  • 1960
No Score Yet Zane Grey Theatre
1956-1961
Director
  • 1957
  • 1956

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