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Robert Florey

Highest Rated:   100% Frankenstein (1931)
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Frenchman Robert Florey began to assistant direct, write, and act in Swiss one-reelers in 1919; that same year, he directed Isidore A La Deveine. Back in France he assisted famed director Louis Feuillade. After acting in his serial L'Orpheline in 1921, he came to America and was technical advisor on Monte Christo. Florey then began writing shorts for comic Al St. John and resumed acting. In 1923 he directed a comic two-reeler, Fifty-Fifty, and began to assist several directors, including Joseph von Sternberg, King Vidor, and Louis Gasnier. Florey finished the direction of his script for That Model from Paris after Gasnier took ill, and in 1927 directed his first feature. While keeping busy helming low-budget films, Florey also made a quartet of fascinating avant-garde shorts: The Life and Death of 9413--A Hollywood Extra (1928), The Loves of Zero (1928), Johann the Coffin Maker (1928) and Skyscraper Symphony (1928). In 1929, he and Joseph Santley co-directed the first Marx Brothers feature, The Cocoanuts (1929). In the '30s and '40s, Florey helmed a stream of programmers highlighted by his special affinity for horror: Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) with Bela Lugosi, and The Face Behind the Mask (1941) and The Beast with Five Fingers (1946), both starring Peter Lorre. In the 1950s and '60s he turned his attention to television.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Desert Song
  • Director
2015
No Score Yet French Avant Garde Shorts
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film
  • Director
2005
No Score Yet The Face Behind the Mask
  • Director
2003
20% Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • Director
1971
No Score Yet Johnny One-Eye
  • Director
1950
No Score Yet Outpost in Morocco
  • Director
1949
No Score Yet The Crooked Way
  • Director
1949
No Score Yet Tarzan and the Mermaids
  • Director
1948
89% The Beast With Five Fingers
  • Director
1946
No Score Yet Danger Signal
  • Director
1945
No Score Yet God Is My Co-Pilot
  • Director
1945
No Score Yet Lady Gangster
  • Director
1942
No Score Yet Dangerously They Live
  • Director
1941
No Score Yet Meet Boston Blackie
  • Director
1941
No Score Yet Daughter of Shanghai
  • Director
1937
No Score Yet This Way Please
  • Director
1937
No Score Yet Smarty
  • Director
1934
No Score Yet A Study in Scarlet
  • Screenwriter
1933
No Score Yet Ex-Lady
  • Director
1933
No Score Yet The House on 56th Street
  • Director
1933
83% Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • Director
1932
100% Frankenstein
  • Screenwriter
1931
95% The Cocoanuts
  • Director
1929
No Score Yet The Life and Death of 9413 - A Hollywood Extra
  • Producer
  • Director
1928

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Director
  • 1964
  • 1960
  • 1959
No Score Yet Zane Grey Theatre
1956-1961
  • Director
  • 1960
  • 1958
  • 1956

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