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      Robert Mulligan

      Robert Mulligan

      Highest Rated: 93% To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

      Lowest Rated: 31% Inside Daisy Clover (1965)

      Birthday: Aug 23, 1925

      Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA

      Critically-neglected for his lack of a consistent, visual style in an era that prizes an auteur's distinctive stamp, Robert Mulligan allowed his stories to dictate their look, so there is nothing about the black-and-white measured pictorialism of arguably his greatest film, "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1962), that would indicate he was the same man responsible for "Summer of '42" (1971), its pastel prettiness evoking the nostalgia of memory. The former divinity student started as a messenger at CBS and rose through the ranks, establishing himself during the 1950s helming fare for that network's "Playhouse 90," "Suspense" and "TV Playhouse," among other series. Noted for his deft handling of actors, Mulligan graduated to features with "Fear Strikes Out" (1957), an absorbing account of the personal problems which led baseball star Jim Piersall (Anthony Perkins) to a nervous breakdown. Before directing another film, he would helm two highly-acclaimed TV projects, "Member of the Wedding" (CBS, 1958) and "The Moon and Sixpence" (NBC, 1959), winning an Emmy for the latter.

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      Credit
      91% 85% The Man in the Moon Director $2.2M 1991
      50% 59% Clara's Heart Director $4.5M 1988
      No Score Yet 59% Kiss Me Goodbye Director,
      Producer
      - 1982
      No Score Yet 47% Bloodbrothers Director - 1978
      40% 85% Same Time, Next Year Director - 1978
      No Score Yet 59% The Nickel Ride Director - 1975
      83% 65% The Other Director,
      Producer
      - 1972
      No Score Yet 33% The Pursuit of Happiness Director - 1971
      79% 73% Summer of '42 Director - 1971
      40% 63% The Stalking Moon Director - 1968
      78% 68% Up the Down Staircase Director - 1967
      31% 51% Inside Daisy Clover Director - 1965
      60% 40% Baby, the Rain Must Fall Director - 1965
      82% 86% Love With the Proper Stranger Director - 1963
      No Score Yet 27% The Spiral Road Director - 1962
      93% 93% To Kill a Mockingbird Director - 1962
      86% 78% Come September Director - 1961
      No Score Yet 81% The Great Impostor Director - 1960
      No Score Yet 58% The Rat Race Director - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ah, Wilderness! Director - 1959
      83% 77% Fear Strikes Out Director - 1957

      TV

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      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Director 1955-1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Director 1952-1954