Stuart Heisler - Rotten Tomatoes

Stuart Heisler

Highest Rated:   86% The Glass Key (1942)
Lowest Rated:   0% The Star (1952)
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Another graduate of the Hollywood property-man ranks, Stuart Heisler was firmly established as a top film editor by the early 1930s. He was given his first chance to direct on the second unit of John Ford's The Hurricane (1937). Heisler's first solo directorial effort would remain his finest film: The Biscuit Eater (1940), an unpretentious Paramount "B"-pic that ended up as the "sleeper" of the season. After a brace of atmospheric horror films, The Monster and the Girl (1941) and Among the Living (1941), Heisler was promoted to "A" projects along the lines of 1942's The Glass Key. Heisler's output thereafter became unpredictably uneven. On the plus side, he was seen in the anti-KKK drama Storm Warning (1950), the gaudy Bette Davis vehicle The Star (1952), and the worthwhile Technicolor High Sierra remake I Died a Thousand Times (1955). On the minus side, audiences were subjected to the likes of Tokyo Joe (1949), Island of Desire (1953), and Hitler (1962). He enjoyed a better batting average with his many half-hour TV films of the 1950s and 1960s. In toto, the career of Stuart Heisler bears out film critic Andrew Sarris' overview: "...he has moments of insight and charm scattered like loose beads on a sawdust-covered floor."

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Mad Doctor of Blood Island (Grave Desires)(Tomb of the Living Dead)
  • Director
1972
No Score Yet Hitler
  • Director
1962
No Score Yet The Lone Ranger
  • Director
1956
No Score Yet The Burning Hills
  • Director
1956
No Score Yet I Died a Thousand Times
  • Director
1955
No Score Yet Beachhead
  • Director
1954
0% The Star
  • Director
1952
No Score Yet Island of Desire
  • Director
1952
No Score Yet Storm Warning
  • Director
1951
No Score Yet Dallas
  • Director
1950
No Score Yet Chain Lightning
  • Director
1950
No Score Yet Tokyo Joe
  • Director
1949
No Score Yet Tulsa
  • Director
1949
No Score Yet Smash Up: The Story of a Woman
  • Director
1947
80% Blue Skies
  • Director
1946
No Score Yet Along Came Jones
  • Director
1945
No Score Yet The Negro Soldier
  • Director
1944
86% The Glass Key
  • Director
1942
No Score Yet The Remarkable Andrew
  • Director
1942
No Score Yet Among the Living
  • Director
1941
No Score Yet The Monster and the Girl
  • Director
1941
No Score Yet The Biscuit Eater
  • Director
1940
No Score Yet The Hurricane
  • Director
1937

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