Irving Pichel

Irving Pichel

Highest Rated: 100% The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Lowest Rated: 50% She (1935)

Birthday: Jun 24, 1891

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

As an actor, Irving Pichel had the privilege of working at the turn of the 1930s in Hollywood, before the Hays Code clamped down a layer of censorship on early talkies. Titles such as "Two Kinds of Women," "Wild Girl," and "The Cheat" were just some of his output during this time. As a director, Pichel cranked out films at a typical Golden Age B-movie clip. He is best remembered for the 1950 science-fiction film "Destination Moon," one of the American film industry's first serious attempts to put forth a convincing intergalactic tale. Pichel worked on the project with legendary special effects man Lee Zavitz, leading to an Oscar in that category. The movie was also honored at the Berlin International Film Festival with a Bronze Bear for Best Crime or Adventure. Pichel would have probably continued to make movies at the rate of at least one a year, but he died only a week after completing his 1954 Biblical tale "Day of Triumph." Among the other films that busy actor-director Pichel guided are the 1948 Fred MacMurray drama, "The Miracle of the Bells," and the all-star-cast-laden 1944 production of "And Now Tomorrow."

Highest rated movies

The Story of Temple Drake
Dracula's Daughter

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Day of Triumph Director - 1954
No Score Yet 68% Martin Luther Director - 1953
No Score Yet 25% Santa Fe Director - 1951
64% 48% Destination Moon Director - 1950
No Score Yet 55% Quicksand Director - 1950
No Score Yet 49% The Great Rupert Director - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without Honor Director - 1949
No Score Yet 44% Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid Director - 1948
No Score Yet 56% The Miracle of the Bells Director - 1948
No Score Yet 76% They Won't Believe Me Director - 1947
No Score Yet 57% Something in the Wind Director - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Temptation Director - 1946
No Score Yet 84% Tomorrow Is Forever Director - 1946
No Score Yet 9% The Bride Wore Boots Director - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet O.S.S. Director - 1946
No Score Yet 20% Colonel Effingham's Raid Director - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Medal for Benny Director - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet And Now Tomorrow Director - 1944
No Score Yet 80% The Moon Is Down Director - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Land Director - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Agent of Japan Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life Begins at 8:30 Director - 1942
100% 76% The Pied Piper Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dance Hall Director - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man I Married Director - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Earthbound Director - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hudson's Bay Director - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dick Tracy's G-Men Nicolas Zarnoff (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 9% Torture Ship Dr. Herbert Stander (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exile Express Victor (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Commandment Director - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beware of Ladies Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sheik Steps Out Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Join the Marines Col. Leonard (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Special Agent K-7 Lester Owens (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Duke Comes Back Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larceny on the Air Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gentleman From Louisiana Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet House of a Thousand Candles Anton Sebastian (Character) - 1936
55% 42% Dracula's Daughter Sandor (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 36% General Spanky Simmons (Character) - 1936
50% 52% She Director - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Kids and a Queen Kraft (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silver Streak Bronte (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 40% British Agent Sergei Pavlov (Character) - 1934
86% 60% The Story of Temple Drake Lee Goodwin (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 29% Night Flight Dr. Decosta (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fighting Phantom Cliff Harkness (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Billion Dollar Scandal Albert Griswold (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Right to Romance Dr. Beck (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 60% Oliver Twist Fagin (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 20% Before Dawn Director - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Kinds of Women Krull (Character) - 1932
100% 73% The Most Dangerous Game Director - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Painted Woman Robert Dunn (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Girl Rufe Waters (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Westward Passage Harry Ottendorf (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 50% An American Tragedy District Attorney Orville Mason (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder by the Clock Philip Endicott (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 67% The Cheat Hardy Livingstone (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Right to Love Caleb Evans (Character) - 1930

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dick Tracy's G-men Nicolas Zarnoff (Character)

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