Lewis Allen

Highest Rated: 100% Suddenly (1954)
Birthday: Dec 25, 1905
Birthplace: Not Available
Upon leaving England's Tettenhall College, Lewis Allen spent several years as a London stage actor and director. During the early years of World War II, Allen moved to Hollywood, where he apprenticed at Paramount Pictures. His maiden directorial effort at Paramount was The Uninvited (1943), one of the best and most plausible ghost stories ever to emerge from an American studio. Few of his subsequent projects came up to the standard set by Uninvited (the 1945 sequel The Unseen was particularly disappointing), though he had a measure of luck guiding such heavily plotted melodramas as Desert Fury (1947), Chicago Deadline (1949) and Appointment with Danger (1951). Free-lancing in the early 1950s, Allen was saddled with the disastrous Columbia biopic Valentino (1951). He recovered sufficiently from this potential career-killer to direct the tautly paced assassination thriller Suddenly (1954). In between his film assignments of the 1950s, Allen found time to direct at least a dozen episodes of the television anthology The Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Lewis Allen's film credits should not be confused with those of songwriter Lewis Allan or producer Lewis M. Allen.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Another Time Another Place Director 1958
No Score Yet Illegal Director 1955
No Score Yet A Bullet for Joey Director 1955
100% Suddenly Director 1954
No Score Yet Meet Corliss Archer Director 1954
No Score Yet At Sword's Point Director 1952
No Score Yet Appointment With Danger Director 1951
No Score Yet Valentino Director 1951
No Score Yet Chicago Deadline Director 1949
No Score Yet So Evil My Love Director 1948
No Score Yet Sealed Verdict Director 1948
57% Desert Fury (Desert Town) Director 1947
No Score Yet The Perfect Marriage Director 1946
No Score Yet The Unseen Director 1945
94% The Uninvited Director 1944

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Director
  • 2018
  • 1973
  • 1972
  • 1971
  • 1970
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1964
  • 1963
  • 1962
  • 1961
  • 1960
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Director
  • 2012
  • 1972
  • 1967
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
Director
  • 1981
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Director
  • 1967
No Score Yet Zane Grey Theatre
1956-1961
Director
  • 1961
  • 1957

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