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Mel Ferrer



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).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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 Stories From My Childhood #2
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Third Cry
  • Actor
1989
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 Deadly Game
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Mille milliards de dollars (A Thousand Billion Dollars)
  • President of G.T.I.
1982
No Score Yet One Shoe Makes It Murder
  • Producer
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Deadly Game
  • Actor
1982
29% 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
93% 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
23% 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 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
17% The Night Visitor
  • Producer
1971
95% Wait Until Dark
  • Producer
1967
100% Le Deuxième souffle (Second Breath)
  • Actor
1966
No Score Yet El Greco
  • El Greco
  • Producer
1966
60% Sex and the Single Girl
  • Dr. Rudolph 'Rudy'
1964
100% The Fall of the Roman Empire
  • Cleander
1964
57% Paris When It Sizzles
  • Himself
1964
92% 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
33% War and Peace
  • Prince Andrei Bolkonsky
1956
No Score Yet Oh... Rosalinda!!
  • Capt. Alfred
1956
80% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
  • Fritz Gerlich

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