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Lewis Allen

Highest Rated:   100% Suddenly (1954)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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 Chicago Deadline
  • Director
1949
No Score Yet So Evil My Love
  • Director
1948
60% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
  • Director
  • 1975
No Score Yet Zane Grey Theatre
1956-1961
  • Director
  • 1961
  • 1957

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