Nathan Juran

Birthday: Sep 1, 1907
Birthplace: Not Available
Born in Austria, Nathan Juran worked as an architect before he became an art director at age 30. He received an Oscar for How Green was My Valley, and also worked on such notable pictures as The Razor's Edge, Body and Soul, and Kiss the Blood Off My Hands. In the early '50s, Juran became a director, specializing principally in action and fantasy films, as well as science fiction titles, which he frequently did under the pseudonym Nathan Hertz. His first notable film as a director was the 1956 science fiction classic 20 Million Miles to Earth, which was designed by special effects master Ray Harryhausen. He was particularly successful, because of his art director's background, at integrating action and special effects sequences, and Juran went on to direct The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad and The First Men in the Moon, also produced and designed by Harryhausen, and, as Nathan Hertz, made the low budget sci-fi outings Attack of the 50 Foot Woman and The Brain from Planet Arous.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Boy Who Cried Werewolf Director 1973
No Score Yet Land Raiders Director 1969
No Score Yet East of Sudan Director 1965
75% H.G. Wells' First Men in the Moon Director 1964
No Score Yet Siege of the Saxons Director 1963
No Score Yet Jack the Giant Killer Screenwriter Director 1962
No Score Yet Flight of the Lost Balloon Director Screenwriter 1961
No Score Yet Boy Who Caught A Crook Screenwriter 1961
No Score Yet Good Day for a Hanging Director 1959
100% The 7th Voyage of Sinbad Director 1958
75% Attack of the 50 Foot Woman Director 1958
33% The Brain from Planet Arous Director 1957
80% 20 Million Miles to Earth Director 1957
33% The Deadly Mantis (The Giant Mantis)(The Incredible Praying Mantis) Director 1957
No Score Yet Hellcats of the Navy Director 1957
No Score Yet Drums Across the River Director 1954
No Score Yet Tumbleweed Director 1953
No Score Yet Law and Order Director 1953
No Score Yet Gun Smoke Director 1953
No Score Yet The Golden Blade Director 1953
No Score Yet The Black Castle Director 1952


No Score Yet Lost in Space
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1965


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