Frank Perry

Frank Perry

Highest Rated: 100% The Swimmer (1968)

Lowest Rated: 0% Monsignor (1982)

Birthday: Aug 21, 1930

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Perry established himself as a TV documentary producer before making an acclaimed feature directorial debut with "David and Lisa" (1962), written by his wife Eleanor. A sensitive, finely acted portrait of two mentally disturbed teenagers, the black-and-white film was shot on a minimal budget and possessed a distinctly independent tone. Perry and his wife collaborated on several more offbeat and savvy studies of social mores, notably their adaptation of the John Cheever short story, "The Swimmer" (1968; direction completed by Sydney Pollack) and "Diary of a Mad Housewife" (1970). Perry's work, always earnest if rather obvious, suffered somewhat following his divorce in 1970 but he returned to form with the spoof western, "Rancho Deluxe" (1976), scripted by novelist Thomas McGuane. He scored another popular success with the suburban satire "Compromising Positions" (1985).

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Bridge Director,
Producer
- 1992
11% 50% Hello Again Director,
Producer
$20.3M 1987
56% 35% Compromising Positions Director,
Producer
- 1985
0% 19% Monsignor Director - 1982
49% 72% Mommie Dearest Director,
Writer
- 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Skag Director - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dummy Director - 1979
69% 37% Rancho Deluxe Director - 1975
No Score Yet 17% Man on a Swing Director - 1974
No Score Yet 50% Play It as It Lays Director - 1972
40% 47% Doc Director,
Producer
- 1971
81% 78% Diary of a Mad Housewife Director,
Producer
- 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trilogy Director - 1969
78% 76% Last Summer Director - 1969
100% 82% The Swimmer Director,
Producer
- 1968
No Score Yet 87% Ladybug, Ladybug Director - 1963
83% 79% David and Lisa Director - 1962

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