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Roy Rowland



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
79% 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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