Robert Stevenson

Robert Stevenson

Highest Rated: 100% Old Yeller (1957)

Lowest Rated: 20% Woman on Pier 13 (1950)

Birthday: Mar 31, 1905

Birthplace: Buxton, England, UK

Robert Stevenson was a director whose flair for whimsy garnered him a role as one of the silver screen's most distinguished wizards of childlike wonder. Starting out in his native England, he became known for helming (and writing) several royal sagas, B-movie thrillers, and high-minded horrors, most notably the darkly ontological Boris Karloff chiller "The Man Who Changed His Mind" (1936). By the time he relocated to Hollywood in the 1940s, however, he had settled on the more stately side of his creative leanings, and his ensuing involvement with a fervidly romantic rendition of the literary classic "Jane Eyre" set him on a path peppered by frequent cinematic adaptations. His proclivities inevitably landed him in the employment of the like-minded Walt Disney Pictures, for whom he exclusively directed nearly 20 book-based family adventures between the late '50s and mid-'70s, including the rural tearjerker "Old Yeller" and the wildly inventive witching tale "Bedknobs and Broomsticks." His most celebrated film remains "Mary Poppins," the phenomenally popular movie musical about a delightful, supernatural nanny and her endless bag of tricks. Having retired from Disney (and the directing business altogether) by the onset of the '80s, Stevenson died several years thereafter at the age of 81.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
50% 44% The Shaggy D.A. Director - 1976
No Score Yet 69% One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing Director - 1975
38% 47% The Island at the Top of the World Director - 1974
80% 53% Herbie Rides Again Director - 1974
67% 74% Bedknobs and Broomsticks Director - 1971
No Score Yet 53% My Dog the Thief Director - 1969
76% 66% The Love Bug Director - 1968
82% 72% Blackbeard's Ghost Director - 1968
No Score Yet 58% The Gnome-Mobile Director - 1967
No Score Yet 44% The Monkey's Uncle Director - 1965
94% 72% That Darn Cat! Director - 1965
No Score Yet 63% The Misadventures of Merlin Jones Director - 1964
96% 86% Mary Poppins Director - 1964
88% 47% Son of Flubber Director - 1963
No Score Yet 63% In Search of the Castaways Director - 1962
83% 62% The Absent Minded Professor Director - 1961
No Score Yet 52% Kidnapped Director,
Screenwriter
- 1960
100% 77% Darby O'Gill and the Little People Director - 1959
100% 79% Old Yeller Director - 1957
No Score Yet 50% Johnny Tremain Director - 1957
No Score Yet 65% The Miracle on 34th Street Director - 1955
No Score Yet 45% The Las Vegas Story Director - 1952
No Score Yet 36% My Forbidden Past Director - 1951
20% 39% Woman on Pier 13 Director - 1950
No Score Yet 45% Walk Softly, Stranger Director - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet To the Ends of the Earth Director - 1948
No Score Yet 28% Dishonored Lady Director - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Know Your Ally: Britain Director,
Producer
- 1944
100% 83% Jane Eyre Director,
Screenwriter
- 1944
No Score Yet 50% Forever and a Day Director - 1943
No Score Yet 62% Joan of Paris Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Back Street Director - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Return to Yesterday Director,
Screenwriter
- 1940
No Score Yet 65% Tom Brown's School Days Director - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Man's Fancy Director - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Owd Bob Director - 1938
No Score Yet 14% Non-Stop New York Director - 1937
100% 40% King Solomon's Mines Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack of All Trades Director - 1936
No Score Yet 52% The Man Who Lived Again Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady Jane Grey Director,
Screenwriter
- 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nine Days a Queen Director,
Screenwriter
- 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Friend Producer - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Falling for You Director,
Screenwriter
- 1933

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Disney's Wonderful World Director 1979-1980
No Score Yet 100% Good Times Writer 1977
No Score Yet 90% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Director 1955-1956 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zorro Director 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Star and the Story Director 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cavalcade of America Director 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Director 1951