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Robert Florey

Highest Rated: 95% The Cocoanuts (1929)

Lowest Rated: 79% Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)

Birthday: Sep 14, 1900

Birthplace: Paris, France

French screenwriter, director of short films and actor who moved to Hollywood in 1921. Florey worked as assistant director to Josef von Sternberg, Frank Borzage and Victor Fleming before making his feature directing debut in 1926. He turned out more than 50 movies over the next 23 years, ranging from the first Marx brothers vehicle, "The Cocoanuts" (1929), to skillful low-budget crime programmers like "The Crooked Way" (1949). For many historians some of Florey's finest work is to be found in these lower-budget programmers and B films; he hit a peak at Paramount in the late 30s with films including "Hollywood Boulevard" (1936), "King of Gamblers" (1937) and "Dangerous to Know" (1938), all distinguished by their fast pace, cynical tone and striking use of moody, semi-expressionistic camera angles and lighting effects. Other notable films include the experimental short "Life and Death of 9413, A Hollywood Extra" (1927) and the creepy horror classic "The Beast with Five Fingers" (1946).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny One Eye Director - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Vicious Years Director - 1950
No Score Yet 42% The Crooked Way Director - 1949
No Score Yet 10% Outpost in Morocco Director - 1949
No Score Yet 14% Tarzan and the Mermaids Director - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rogue's Regiment Director - 1948
89% 60% The Beast With Five Fingers Director - 1946
No Score Yet 50% God Is My Co-Pilot Director - 1945
No Score Yet 41% Danger Signal Director - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roger Touhy, Gangster Director - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man From Frisco Director - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Desert Song Director - 1943
No Score Yet 9% Lady Gangster Director - 1942
No Score Yet 42% Dangerously They Live Director - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two in a Taxi Director - 1941
No Score Yet 73% Meet Boston Blackie Director - 1941
No Score Yet 68% The Face Behind the Mask Director - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Parole Fixer Director - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Women Without Names Director - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Magnificent Fraud Director - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Disbarred Director - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death of a Champion Director - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dangerous to Know Director - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Imperial Director - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet King of Alcatraz Director - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Way Please Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mountain Music Director - 1937
94% No Score Yet Daughter of Shanghai Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Outcast Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet King of Gamblers Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Boulevard Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Till We Meet Again Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Preview Murder Mystery Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Woman in Red Director - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Am a Thief Director - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Florentine Dagger Director - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Bet on Blondes Director - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pay-Off Director - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Going Highbrow Director - 1935
No Score Yet 12% Smarty Director - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bedside Director - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Sell Anything Director - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Registered Nurse Director - 1934
No Score Yet 43% Ex-Lady Director - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl Missing Director - 1933
No Score Yet 50% House on 56th Street Director - 1933
No Score Yet 44% Those We Love Director - 1932
79% 47% Murders in the Rue Morgue Director,
Writer
- 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black and White Director - 1931
95% 69% The Cocoanuts Director - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Battle of Paris Director - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hole in the Wall Director - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Face Value Director - 1927

TV

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92% 100% The Outer Limits Director 1964
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Director 1959 1964
No Score Yet 98% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Director 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Director 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Director 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Director 1958 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Turn of Fate Director 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Star Playhouse Director 1952-1953 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Letter to Loretta Director 1953-1954