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Robert Stevenson



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
50% The Shaggy D.A.
  • Director
1976
No Score Yet One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing
  • Actor
  • Director
1975
80% Herbie Rides Again
  • Director
1974
43% The Island at the Top of the World
  • Director
1974
63% Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  • Director
1971
No Score Yet My Dog the Thief
  • Director
1969
75% The Love Bug
  • Director
1969
80% Blackbeard's Ghost
  • Director
1968
No Score Yet The Gnome-Mobile
  • Director
1967
93% 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
81% 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 Hour of Stars
  • 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 The Woman on Pier 13 (I Married a Communist)
  • Director
1949
79% 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
  • Director
1944
No Score Yet Forever and a Day
  • Producer
  • Director
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 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

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