Norman Foster

Norman Foster

Highest Rated: 100% Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955)

Lowest Rated: 67% Rachel and the Stranger (1948)

Birthday: Dec 13, 1903

Birthplace: Richmond, Indiana, USA

Actor and director Norman Foster began his film career in 1929. Quickly earning starring roles, Foster appeared with his first wife, Claudette Colbert, in 1930's "Young Man of Manhattan," and with leading lady Clara Bow in "No Limit" in 1931. After starring in dozens of films, Foster turned to directing in 1936, writing, directing, and starring in "I Cover Chinatown." Focusing mostly on directing, he also wrote his first film in the Mr. Moto series, "Think Fast, Mr. Moto," starring Peter Lorre as the Japanese-American detective. Making five films in the series, he then began directing films about the most famous Asian-American detective of all, Charlie Chan. With Sidney Toler in the title role, Foster directed three Chan films in total, beginning with "Charlie Chan in Reno" in 1939. In the '40s Foster began branching out, making several Westerns and dramas, and even three Mexican films during the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. His best-known films of this time are the classic film noir dramas "Journey Into Fear" starring Orson Welles, "Kiss the Blood Off My Hands," and "Woman on the Run." In 1948 Foster directed the frontier drama "Rachel and the Stranger," with a WGA Award-nominated script by Waldo Salt. In the '50s Foster began directing the classic television series "Zorro," "Batman," and "The Green Hornet." He also worked with his sister-in-law Loretta Young on both of her own television shows.

Highest rated movies

Pilgrimage

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
83% 70% It's All True Director - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deathhead Virgin Director - 1974
No Score Yet 57% The Green Hornet Director - 1974
No Score Yet 45% Thunderbird 6 Production Manager - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brighty of the Grand Canyon Director,
Screenwriter
- 1967
No Score Yet 100% The Merry Wives of Windsor Sir John Falstaff (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Indian Paint Director,
Writer
- 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bluebeard's Castle Bluebeard (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 57% Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates Director - 1962
No Score Yet 50% The Sign of Zorro Director - 1960
No Score Yet 58% Zorro Director - 1960
No Score Yet 73% Davy Crockett and the River Pirates Director - 1956
100% 78% Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier Director - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sombrero Director - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sky Full of Moon Director - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Navajo Director - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Is a Bachelor Director - 1950
86% 79% Woman on the Run Director,
Screenwriter
- 1950
No Score Yet 30% Tell It to the Judge Director - 1949
No Score Yet 53% Kiss the Blood Off My Hands Director - 1948
67% 62% Rachel and the Stranger Director - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet El ahijado de la muerte Director - 1946
73% 49% Journey Into Fear Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scotland Yard Director - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Viva Cisco Kid Director - 1940
No Score Yet 71% Charlie Chan in Panama Director - 1940
No Score Yet 50% Charlie Chan in Reno Director - 1939
No Score Yet 67% Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation Director - 1939
No Score Yet 43% Mr. Moto's Last Warning Director - 1939
No Score Yet 61% Charlie Chan at Treasure Island Director - 1939
No Score Yet 36% Mr. Moto Takes a Chance Director - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walking Down Broadway Director - 1938
No Score Yet 42% Mysterious Mr. Moto Director - 1938
No Score Yet 65% Thank You, Mr. Moto Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fair Warning Director - 1937
No Score Yet 59% Think Fast, Mr. Moto Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Everybody's Old Man Ronald Franklin (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 70% High Tension Eddie Mitchell (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Leavenworth Case Detective Bob Grice (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 50% Suicide Squad Larry Barker (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ladies Crave Excitement Don Phelan (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hoosier Schoolmaster Ralph Hartsook (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind the Green Lights Detective Lt. Dave Britten (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bishop Misbehaves Donald (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind Green Lights Detective Lt. Dave Britten (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape From Devil's Island Andre Dion (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fire Trap Bill Farnsworth (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strictly Dynamite Nick (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 56% Rafter Romance Jack Bacon (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walls of Gold Barnes Ritchie (Character) - 1933
80% 55% Pilgrimage Jim `'Jimmy'` Jessop (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 54% State Fair Wayne Frake (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 29% Professional Sweetheart Jim Davey (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 62% Under Eighteen Alf (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prosperity John Warren (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Play Girl Wallace "Wally" Dennis (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 42% Skyscraper Souls Tom Shepherd (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood Maurice Cohen (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl of the Rio Johnny Powell (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias the Doctor Stephan Brenner (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Week-end Marriage Ken Hayes (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet It Pays to Advertise Rodney Martin (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 86% No Limit Douglas Thayer (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 0% Men Call It Love Jack (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Confessions of a Co-Ed Hal Evans (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Man of Manhattan Toby McLean (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gentlemen of the Press Ted Hanley (Character) - 1929

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Mr. Bloom (Guest Star) 1972 1974
No Score Yet 100% The Green Hornet Director 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Smothers Brothers Show Director 1966
72% 80% Batman Director 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Director 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zorro Director,
Writer
1957-1958