Robert Parrish

Robert Parrish

Highest Rated: 100% The Whole Town's Talking (1935)

Lowest Rated: 26% Casino Royale (1967)

Birthday: Jan 4, 1916

Birthplace: Not Available

A one-time child actor for John Ford, Robert Parrish returned as a bit player and later assistant editor and sound editor under Ford in the '30s, and worked under Ford during his time in the navy during World War II, as an editor on several documentaries. He shared an Oscar in 1947 for his editing of the drama Body and Soul, and moved into directing in 1951 with the fascinating film noir Cry Danger. Other highlights of his career include The Wonderful Country (1959), Up from the Beach (1965), a sort-of sequel to The Longest Day, and Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969), a fascinating and underrated science-fiction film. Since the mid '60s, he has worked largely in Europe and in the '80s turned toward the documentary field. His final film Mississippi Blues (1983), which he made in conjunction with Bertrand Tavernier, ranks among his most notable entries from this period. In Hollywood from the mid-'teens until his death in 1995, Parrish possessed a unique perspective on Hollywood history, and among his colleagues he was renowned for telling fascinating stories and anecdotes, many of which he put into two books, Growing Up in Hollywood and Hollywood Doesn't Live Here Anymore.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet In The French Style Director 2011
No Score Yet Mississippi Blues Screenwriter Director 1984
No Score Yet The Marseille Contract (The Destructors) Director 1974
No Score Yet A Town Called Hell Director 1971
No Score Yet Journey to the Far Side of the Sun Director 1969
No Score Yet Duffy Director 1968
No Score Yet The Bobo Director 1967
26% Casino Royale Director 1967
No Score Yet The Wonderful Country Director 1959
No Score Yet Saddle the Wind Director 1958
No Score Yet Fire Down Below Director 1957
No Score Yet Lucy Gallant Director 1955
No Score Yet The Purple Plain Director 1955
No Score Yet Shoot First Director 1953
No Score Yet Rough Shoot Director 1953
No Score Yet Assignment: Paris Director 1952
No Score Yet My Pal Gus Director 1952
No Score Yet The San Francisco Story Director 1952
No Score Yet Cry Danger Director 1951
80% The Mob Director 1951
No Score Yet Thrill of a Lifetime Chorus Boy (uncredited) 1937
No Score Yet The Prisoner of Shark Island Actor 1936
94% The Informer Soldier 1935
100% The Whole Town's Talking Actor 1935
80% Judge Priest Festival Taffy Puller 1934
No Score Yet Doctor Bull Actor 1933
No Score Yet Forbidden Office Boy 1932
98% City Lights Actor 1931
No Score Yet Up the River Boy (uncredited) 1930
No Score Yet Men Without Women Boy 1930
No Score Yet Mother Machree Child 1928
No Score Yet Four Sons Joseph's son 1928


82% The Twilight Zone
Director 1960


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