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Laslo Benedek

Highest Rated: 78% The Wild One (1954)

Lowest Rated: 13% The Night Visitor (1970)

Birthday: Mar 5, 1905

Birthplace: Budapest, Austria-Hungary

Began his career at UFA and, after brief stints in France and England, arrived in the US in 1937. Benedek made his directorial debut a decade later with the Frank Sinatra vehicle "The Kissing Bandit" (1948) and teamed up with producer Stanley Kramer twice, for a faithful, if pedestrian adaptation of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" (1951) and "The Wild One" (1954), which remains a signature film of the 1950s, largely thanks to the charismatic presence of Marlon Brando as the silent, rebel biker. From the mid-1950s Benedek worked primarily in TV.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Assault on Agathon Director - 1975
13% 48% The Night Visitor Director - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daring Game Director - 1968
No Score Yet 46% Namu, the Killer Whale Director,
Producer
- 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Malaga Director - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Affair in Havana Director - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sons, Mothers, and a General Director,
Screenwriter
- 1955
No Score Yet 25% Bengal Brigade Director - 1954
78% 71% The Wild One Director - 1954
No Score Yet 32% Port of New York Director - 1949
No Score Yet 33% The Kissing Bandit Director - 1948

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Director 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Director 1966-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 O'Clock High Director 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Director 1964-1965
92% 100% The Outer Limits Director 1963-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Director 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Director 1963
No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Director 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Director 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
1958 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Director 1961