Stanley Kramer

Stanley Kramer

Highest Rated: 95% High Noon (1952)

Lowest Rated: 11% Not as a Stranger (1955)

Birthday: Sep 29, 1913

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Stanley Kramer made his reputation during the 1950s and 60s as one of the few producers and directors willing to tackle issues most studios sought to avoid, such as racism, the Holocaust and nuclear annihilation. He came to Hollywood an aspiring writer and hooked on with MGM, working first as a scenery mover and carpenter and then in their research department before spending three years there as an editor. He wrote for radio as well as for Columbia and Republic Studios for awhile, but it was as a strong-willed independent producer that Kramer would finally make his mark. Though his first feature ("So This Is New York," 1948) flopped, he hit his stride with his next one, the intense and exciting anti-boxing pic "Champion" (1949), which propelled Kirk Douglas to stardom and launched Mark Robson's career as an important director.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
55% No Score Yet The Runner Stumbles Director - 1979
20% 19% The Domino Principle Director,
Producer
- 1977
No Score Yet 20% Judgement: The Court Martial of Lt. William Calley Director - 1975
No Score Yet 35% Oklahoma Crude Director,
Producer
- 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pozo del Odio Director - 1973
No Score Yet 69% Bless the Beasts and Children Director,
Producer
- 1971
No Score Yet 36% R.P.M. Director - 1970
71% 82% The Secret of Santa Vittoria Director,
Producer
- 1969
70% 85% Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Director,
Producer
- 1967
72% 78% Ship of Fools Director,
Producer
- 1965
70% 83% It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Director,
Producer
- 1963
93% 74% A Child Is Waiting Producer - 1963
No Score Yet 76% Pressure Point Producer - 1962
92% 93% Judgment at Nuremberg Director,
Producer
- 1961
93% 91% Inherit the Wind Director,
Producer
- 1960
77% 69% On the Beach Director,
Producer
- 1959
92% 88% The Defiant Ones Director,
Producer
- 1958
22% 25% The Pride and the Passion Director,
Producer
- 1957
11% 55% Not as a Stranger Director,
Producer
- 1955
92% 87% The Caine Mutiny Producer - 1954
78% 71% The Wild One Producer - 1954
82% 74% The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. Producer - 1953
78% 64% The Sniper Producer - 1952
No Score Yet 72% The Happy Time Producer - 1952
No Score Yet 33% Eight Iron Men Producer - 1952
95% 89% High Noon Producer - 1952
86% 53% The Member of the Wedding Producer - 1952
No Score Yet 76% Death of a Salesman Producer - 1951
77% 74% The Men Producer - 1950
75% 81% Cyrano de Bergerac Producer - 1950
94% 74% Champion Producer - 1949

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1969 1973