Sidney J. Furie

Sidney J. Furie

Highest Rated: 100% The Ipcress File (1965)

Lowest Rated: 0% My 5 Wives (2000)

Birthday: Feb 28, 1933

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The career of Canadian filmmaker Sidney J Furie perfectly demonstrates how a reputation for workmanlike efficiency can keep a director regularly employed, despite a dearth of critical acclaim. Furie decided he wanted to be a filmmaker when he was six years old, after seeing his first film, "Captains Courageous" (1937), and showed early promise in his native Canada with his directing debut, the autobiographical "A Dangerous Age" (1957), and as creator of the series "Hudson's Bay" (CBC, 1959). After moving to Great Britain in 1960, he dabbled in the horror genre ("Doctor Blood's Coffin" and "The Snake Woman," both 1961) and helmed "Three on a Spree" (also 1961), yet another remake of "Brewster's Millions," before experiencing his first big success with the teen musical "Wonderful to Be Young/The Young Ones" (1962), which boasted the choreography of Herbert Ross and enjoyed a box office in England that year second only to "Dr. Who." It was, however, the mean-street melodrama "The Leather Boys" which demonstrated his sharp eye for sleazy detail and brought Furie to the attention of producer Harry Saltzman, who hired him to direct "The Ipcress File" (1965), the first and best of Len Deighton's Harry Palmer spy series.

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Raise Your Kids on Seltzer Executive Producer - 2015
No Score Yet 0% A Pride of Lions Director - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conduct Unbecoming Director - 2011
No Score Yet 25% The Four Horsemen Director - 2008
No Score Yet 39% The Veteran Director - 2006
No Score Yet 49% American Soldiers Director - 2005
No Score Yet 41% Direct Action Director - 2004
No Score Yet 20% Detention Director - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Circle Director - 2002
No Score Yet 0% Partners in Action Director - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Under Heavy Fire Director - 2002
No Score Yet 73% Global Heresy Director - 2002
No Score Yet 38% A Friday Night Date Director - 2000
0% 46% My 5 Wives Director - 2000
No Score Yet 39% Hide and Seek Director - 2000
80% 20% The Collectors Director - 1999
No Score Yet 16% Top of the World Director - 1998
No Score Yet 40% In Her Defense Director - 1998
No Score Yet 27% The Rage Director - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Married to a Stranger Director - 1997
No Score Yet 57% Hollow Point Director - 1996
No Score Yet 37% Iron Eagle IV Director - 1995
12% 43% Ladybugs Director $14M 1992
No Score Yet 37% The Taking of Beverly Hills Director $462.4K 1991
No Score Yet 29% Iron Eagle II Director $10.5M 1988
11% 16% Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Director $14.9M 1987
20% 56% Iron Eagle Director $21.5M 1986
No Score Yet 62% Purple Hearts Director - 1984
64% 61% The Entity Director - 1982
No Score Yet 77% The Boys in Company C Director - 1978
No Score Yet 45% Gable and Lombard Director - 1976
No Score Yet 50% Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York Director - 1975
No Score Yet 54% Hit! Director - 1973
65% 86% Lady Sings the Blues Director - 1972
33% 46% Little Fauss and Big Halsy Director - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lawyer Director - 1970
No Score Yet 43% The Naked Runner Director - 1967
No Score Yet 48% The Appaloosa Director - 1966
100% 86% The Ipcress File Director - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Swinger's Paradise Director - 1964
75% 79% The Leather Boys Director - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Night of Passion Director - 1962
No Score Yet 53% The Young Ones Director - 1961
No Score Yet 9% Doctor Blood's Coffin Director - 1961
No Score Yet 22% The Snake Woman Director - 1961
No Score Yet 88% The Boys Director,
Producer
- 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet During One Night Director,
Screenwriter
- 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three on a Spree Director - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Cool Sound From Hell Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Dangerous Age Director - 1959

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Pensacola: Wings of Gold Director 1998

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