Mel Ferrer

Lowest Rated: 13% The Night Visitor (1971)
Birthday: Aug 25, 1917
Birthplace: Elberon, New Jersey, USA
Mel Ferrer dropped out of Princeton University in his sophomore year to become an actor in summer stock; meanwhile he worked as an editor for a small Vermont newspaper and wrote a children's book. He debuted on Broadway in 1938 as a chorus dancer; two years later, he made his debut as an actor. A bout with polio interrupted his career and lead him to work in radio, first as a small-station disc jockey and later as a writer, producer, and director of radio shows for NBC. Having not acted in any films, Ferrer directed his first movie, The Girl of the Limberlost, in 1945; the year in which he also returned to Broadway. After assisting John Ford on the film The Fugitive (1947), he debuted onscreen in Lost Boundaries (1949). Ferrer went on to appear in numerous movies, where he was usually cast as a sensitive, quiet, somewhat stiff leading man; his best-known role was as the lame puppeteer in Lili (1953). He continued to direct films, most of which were unexceptional, then began producing in the late '60s. Since 1960 he has worked primarily in Europe, appearing infrequently in American film and TV productions. His third wife was actress Audrey Hepburn, whom he directed in Green Mansions (1959). He later produced her film Wait Until Dark (1967).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Catherine the Great The Patriarch 2000
No Score Yet The World, the Flesh and the Devil Benson Thacker 2000
No Score Yet The Thanksgiving Promise Executive Producer 1986
No Score Yet Outrage! Judge Michael Lengel 1986
No Score Yet Peter the Great Frederich 1986
No Score Yet Seduced Actor 1985
No Score Yet Who Are My Own Actor 1984
No Score Yet Mille milliards de dollars (A Thousand Billion Dollars) President of G.T.I. 1982
No Score Yet Deadly Game Actor 1982
No Score Yet One Shoe Makes It Murder Producer Actor 1982
40% Lili Marleen David Mendelsson 1981
40% Incubo sulla città contaminata (Nightmare City) (Invasion by the Atomic Zombies) Gen. Murchinson 1980
No Score Yet Mangiati vivi Professor Carter 1980
No Score Yet Guyana: Crime of the Century Actor 1980
No Score Yet Il fiume del grande caimano (The Big Alligator River) (The Great Alligator) Joshua 1979
No Score Yet L'Isola degli Uomini Pesce Radcliffe 1979
88% The Visitor Dr. Walker 1979
No Score Yet The Norseman King Eurich 1978
No Score Yet The Fifth Floor Dr. Coleman 1978
No Score Yet Yesterday's Tomorrows (Zwischengleis) Colonel Stone 1978
No Score Yet Hi-Riders Sheriff 1978
No Score Yet L'immoralita Actor 1978
29% Eaten Alive Harvey Wood 1977
No Score Yet La ragazza dal pigiama giallo (The Girl in the Yellow Pajamas) (The Pyjama Girl Case) Prof. Douglas 1977
No Score Yet Origins of the Mafia Actor 1976
17% Brannigan Fields 1975
No Score Yet Too Young to Die (Morte sospetta di una minorenne) Actor 1975
No Score Yet The Antichrist Massimo Oderisi 1974
No Score Yet W Actor Producer 1974
No Score Yet Columbo: Requiem for a Falling Star Actor 1973
No Score Yet Carola Actor 1973
13% The Night Visitor Producer 1971
95% Wait Until Dark Producer 1967
100% Le Deuxième souffle (Second Breath) Actor 1966
No Score Yet El Greco Producer El Greco 1966
60% Sex and the Single Girl Dr. Rudolph 'Rudy' 1964
50% Paris When It Sizzles Himself 1964
100% The Fall of the Roman Empire Cleander 1964
91% The Longest Day Maj. Gen. Robert Haines 1962
No Score Yet The Devil and the Ten Commandments Philip Allan 1962
No Score Yet Et mourir de plaisir (Blood and Roses)(To Die with Pleasure) Leopoldo De Karnstein 1960
No Score Yet The Hands of Orlac (Hands of a Strangler) Steven Orlac 1960
No Score Yet Green Mansions Director 1959
No Score Yet Fraulein Maj. Foster MacLain 1958
No Score Yet The Sun Also Rises Robert Cohn 1957
77% Elena and Her Men Henri de Chevincourt 1957
No Score Yet The Vintage Giancarlo Barandero 1957
43% War and Peace Prince Andrei Bolkonsky 1956
No Score Yet Oh... Rosalinda!! Capt. Alfred 1956
67% Knights of the Round Table King Arthur 1954
100% Lili Paul Berthalet 1953
No Score Yet Scaramouche Noel, Marquis de Maynes 1952
100% Rancho Notorious Frenchy Fairmont 1952
No Score Yet The Brave Bulls Actor 1951
No Score Yet Born to Be Bad Gabriel 'Gobby' Broome 1950
No Score Yet Lost Boundaries Scott Mason Carter 1949
86% The Fugitive Father Serra 1947
No Score Yet Saadia Actor

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Eric Brahm Miles Austin
  • 1989
  • 1985
No Score Yet Dallas
1978-1991
Harrison Page
  • 1979
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
Fritz Gerlich
  • 1978
  • 1977
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
Carlo
  • 1974
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Jerry Parks
  • 1973

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