Roy Rowland

Roy Rowland

  • Highest Rated: 81% The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953)
  • Lowest Rated: 67% Hit the Deck (1955)
  • Birthday: Dec 31, 1910
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • After studying law at U.S.C., Roy Rowland came to Hollywood, where he secured a job as a script clerk at MGM. While still in his early twenties, Rowland joined the directorial staff of the MGM's short subjects unit. He turned out entries in such one- and two-reel series as The Pete Smith Specialties and Crime Does Not Pay, and also worked harmoniously with humorist Robert Benchley, directing virtually all of Benchley's short comedies for MGM. Promoted to feature films in 1943, Rowland helmed such worthwhile endeavors as Lost Angel (1944) and Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945). His most celebrated effort of the 1950s (though decidedly not the most profitable) was the elaborate Dr. Seuss-scripted musical fantasy The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (Columbia, 1953). During the 1960s, Rowland directed the British Mickey Spillane adaptation The Girl Hunters (1964), then produced and directed a handful of European spaghetti Westerns. Married to Laura Cummings, the niece of Louis B. Mayer and sister of MGM producer/director Jack Cummings, Roy Rowland was the father of actor Steve Rowland.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet Sie nannten ihn Gringo (Man Called Gringo) Director 1965
No Score Yet Gunfighters of Casa Grande Director 1964
No Score Yet The Girl Hunters Director Screenwriter 1963
No Score Yet The Seven Hills of Rome Director 1958
No Score Yet Gun Glory Director 1957
No Score Yet These Wilder Years Director 1956
No Score Yet Meet Me in Las Vegas Director 1956
No Score Yet Many Rivers to Cross Director 1955
No Score Yet Rogue Cop Director 1955
67% Hit the Deck Director 1955
No Score Yet Witness to Murder Director 1954
No Score Yet The Moonlighter Director 1953
81% The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T Director 1953
No Score Yet Affair With a Stranger Director 1953
No Score Yet Bugles in the Afternoon Director 1952
No Score Yet Excuse My Dust (Mr. Belden's Amazing Gasmobile) Director 1951
No Score Yet Two Weeks with Love Director 1950
No Score Yet The Outriders Director 1950
No Score Yet Scene of the Crime Director 1949
No Score Yet Tenth Avenue Angel Director 1948
No Score Yet Killer McCoy Director 1947
No Score Yet Romance of Rosy Ridge Director 1947
No Score Yet Our Vines Have Tender Grapes Director 1945
No Score Yet Lost Angel Director 1943
No Score Yet A Stranger in Town Director 1943
No Score Yet Hollywood Party Director 1934

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