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Gerd Oswald

Highest Rated:   100% A Kiss Before Dying (1956)
Lowest Rated:   92% The Longest Day (1962)
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Berlin-born Gerd Oswald was the son of celebrated German stage and film director Richard Oswald. Gerd began his own career as a child actor and production assistant, continuing in the latter capacity when he emigrated to America with his family in 1938. Like many refugees, the young Oswald was not exactly welcomed with open arms into the Hollywood mainstream. He had to pay his dues (and earn his union membership) as an assistant director for such poverty-row concerns as Monogram Pictures. From there, Oswald was hired as a production manager and associate producer for 20th Century-Fox. Utilizing Fox facilities, but releasing through United Artists, Oswald directed his first picture, A Kiss Before Dying, in 1955. While occasionally handed a big-budget item like Bob Hope's Paris Holiday (1957), Oswald found himself back where he started directorially in the B-picture pool. Some of these low-budgeters, notably Screaming Mimi, had isolated moments that transcended their monetary deficiencies, but others, like Agent for HARM (1966) and Bunny O'Hare (1971), were trivialities that any director could have handled. Gerd Oswald's best and most creative opportunities came on television sci-fi/fantasy series. Though he never directed a Twilight Zone as has frequently been claimed, Oswald was responsible for the first-season Star Trek episode "The Conscience of the King;" and he was a mainstay on The Outer Limits (1963-64) directing such top-rank installments as "OBIT," "Corpus Earthling," "It Crawled out of the Woodwork," "The Form of Things Unknown," and, best of all, "Soldier."

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Bis zur bitteren Neige (To the Bitter End)
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet Bunny O'Hare
  • Producer
  • Director
1971
No Score Yet Agent for H.A.R.M.
  • Director
1966
92% The Longest Day
  • Director
1962
No Score Yet Brainwashed (Schachnovelle)
  • Director
1961
No Score Yet Screaming Mimi
  • Director
1958
No Score Yet Paris Holiday
  • Director
1958
No Score Yet Valerie
  • Director
1957
No Score Yet Fury At Showdown
  • Director
1957
No Score Yet Crime of Passion
  • Director
1957
100% A Kiss Before Dying
  • Director
1956

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Star Trek
1966-1969
  • Director
  • 1967
  • 1966

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