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Robert Stevenson

  • Highest Rated: 100% Mary Poppins (1964)
  • Lowest Rated: 43% The Island at the Top of the World (1974)
  • Birthday: Mar 31, 1905
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • One of England's best and most successful action directors of the '30s, Robert Stevenson became a filmmaker whose work was seen by tens of millions of filmgoers well into the late '60s His name was seldom noticed, however, as the director of such Walt Disney hits as Mary Poppins, Son of Flubber, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Old Yeller, The Absent-Minded Professor, and The Love Bug. The son of a businessman, Stevenson was a science student at Cambridge, and was led to film through his graduate work in psychology. He began directing movies in 1932, and soon proved himself equally adept in all genres and subject material, capable of deriving bracing tension and excitement from material as diverse as historical drama, African adventure epics, and contemporary thrillers -- among his most notable movies in those categories, respectively, are Tudor Rose, King Solomon's Mines (the 1937 version with Paul Robeson), and Non-Stop New York. Like Alfred Hitchcock, he was signed by David O. Selznick in 1939 and brought to America, but unlike Hitchcock, Stevenson never made a movie for Selznick during the 10 years he was under contract to him. He joined the Disney organization in 1957, and became their top filmmaking hand in live-action films, directing at least a half-dozen Disney classics and another half-dozen confirmed hits over the next 20 years.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

50% The Shaggy D.A. Director 1976
No Score Yet One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing Director Actor 1975
80% Herbie Rides Again Director 1974
43% The Island at the Top of the World Director 1974
66% Bedknobs and Broomsticks Director 1971
No Score Yet My Dog the Thief Director 1969
75% The Love Bug Director 1969
82% Blackbeard's Ghost Director 1968
No Score Yet The Gnome-Mobile Director 1967
94% That Darn Cat! Director 1965
No Score Yet The Monkey's Uncle Director 1965
100% Mary Poppins Director 1964
No Score Yet The Misadventures of Merlin Jones Director 1964
86% Son of Flubber Director 1963
No Score Yet In Search of the Castaways Director 1962
No Score Yet Boy Who Caught A Crook Sergeant 1961
82% The Absent-Minded Professor Director 1961
No Score Yet Kidnapped Director Screenwriter 1960
100% Darby O'Gill and the Little People Director 1959
100% Old Yeller Director 1957
No Score Yet Johnny Tremain Director 1957
No Score Yet The Hour of Stars: The Miracle on 34th Street Director 1955
No Score Yet Fangs of the Wild Deputy Sheriff 1954
No Score Yet The Las Vegas Story Director 1952
No Score Yet My Forbidden Past Director 1951
88% The Thing from Another World Capt. Smith 1951
No Score Yet Walk Softly, Stranger Director 1950
No Score Yet Where Danger Lives Clerk 1950
No Score Yet The Woman on Pier 13 (I Married a Communist) Director 1949
80% I Was a Male War Bride Lieutenant 1949
No Score Yet To the Ends of the Earth Director 1948
No Score Yet Dishonored Lady Director 1947
100% Jane Eyre Screenwriter 1944
No Score Yet Forever and a Day Director Producer 1943
No Score Yet Joan of Paris Director 1942
No Score Yet Back Street Director 1941
No Score Yet Tom Brown's School Days Screenwriter Director 1940
No Score Yet Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet Merk, Patient 1940
No Score Yet The Case of the Frightened Lady Screenwriter 1939
No Score Yet Owd Bob (To the Victor) Director 1938
No Score Yet Non-Stop New York Director 1937
100% King Solomon's Mines Director 1937
No Score Yet Windbag the Sailor Screenwriter 1936
No Score Yet Tudor Rose (Nine Days a Queen) Director 1936
No Score Yet The Man Who Changed His Mind Director 1936
No Score Yet Jack of All Trades Director 1936
No Score Yet Early To Bed Screenwriter 1933
No Score Yet F.P.1 Screenwriter 1933

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Police Officer Myrton Abert
  • 1964
  • 1962
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Foy Cape
  • 1963
  • 1962
No Score Yet Zorro
1957-1961
Director
  • 1959
  • 1958
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Director
  • 1959
  • 1956
  • 1955

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