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Robert Florey

Robert Florey



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Also Known As: Died: May 16, 1979
Born: September 14, 1900 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Paris, FR Profession: Director ...


Director (feature film)

Adventures of Captain Fabian (1951) as Director
The Vicious Years (1950) as Director
Johnny One-Eye (1950) as Director
Big-time racketeer Martin Martin (Pat O'Brien), on the eve of his projected move into New York politics, barely escapes the District Attorney's men who attempt to arrest him for a murder committed five-years earlier by Martin and his former partner Dane Cory (Wayne Morris.) Martin, who knows that Cory has copped a plea with the D.A. to save himself, arranges a meeting. At the meeting, Cory's henchman, Cute Freddie (Harry Bronson), shoots Martin and the latter kills Freddie. Cory hides in the Greenwich Village apartment of his girl friend, burlesque queen Lily White (Dolores Moran.) With them is Lily's six-year-old daughter, Elsie (Gayle Reed), and her dog Skipper. Martin trails Cory, but weakened by his bullet wound, is forced to seek refuge in an abandoned building next to Lily's. Bad-to-the-bone Cory kicks Skipper and the dog finds shelter with Martin, where Elsie finds them sleeping. Martin is charmed by Elsie and the dog, whom he names Johnny One-Eye, and takes the animal to a vet (Donald Woods) who can't help the dog but does take the bullet slug out of Martin. Barely eluding capture, Martin returns to the building where Elsie tells him she is Lily's daughter, and that Cory is hiding in their house. Later Cory follows Elsie to where Martin is hiding. She is caught in the line of fire and, to save her, Martin exposes himself for a fatal wound from Cory but not before he kills Cory. His last words to a policeman are: "Buy Elsie another dog, and make sure he has two good eyes."
Outpost in Morocco (1949) as Director
In the middle of a desert war, a Foreign Legionnaire falls for his Arab enemy's daughter.
The Crooked Way (1949) as Director
A war hero''''s amnesia keeps him from dealing with his criminal past.
Rogues' Regiment (1948) as Director
After World War II, ex-soldiers trickle into French Saigon to join the Foreign Legion, among them American Whit Corbett and German Carl Reicher. Is Reicher really SS war criminal Martin Bruner, and is Corbett after him? Art dealer Van Ratten and nightclub chanteuse Lili Maubert are also more than they seem. Action scenes include anti-guerilla jungle warfare.
Tarzan and the Mermaids (1948) as Director
Tarzan and Jane try to keep a woman from being forced to marry a con artist.
Monsieur Verdoux (1947) as Assoc dir
A man woos and murders rich widows to support his invalid wife.
The Beast with Five Fingers (1947) as Director
After a famous pianist's murder, his hand returns to wreak vengeance.
Danger Signal (1945) as Director
A man suspected of murder charms a secretary into helping him.
God Is My Co-Pilot (1945) as Director
A flyer dismissed as too old fights to prove himself against the Japanese.
Man from Frisco (1944) as Director
Matt Braddock (a fictional version of real-life Henry Kaiser) is an engineer with revolutionary ideas for shipbuilding. When he tries to set up yards for prefabricating ships on the West Coast, he runs up against a rival builder, Joel Kennedy. Kennedy's son Russ idolizes Matt, but Russ's sister Diana thinks Matt is a hopeless idealist who could ruin her father.
Roger Touhy, Gangster (1944) as Director
The Desert Song (1943) as Director
Bomber's Moon (1943) as 2nd Unit Director
American bomber pilot Captain Jeff Dakin (George Montgomery) is shot down on a bombing raid over German-held territory. As his crew bails out, Jeff sees his bombadier brother, Lt. Danny Dakin (Richard Graham), machine-gunned to death as he is drifting to earth. After being taken prisoner Jeff learns the name of the man who murdered his brother---Nazi ace Major Von Streicher (Martin Kosleck). In the concentration camp he begins a plan of escape with two other prisoners; Czech prisoner Captain Paul Husnik (Kent Taylor) and a young Russian doctor, Alexandra "Alec" Zoreisch (Annabella). The three escape during an air raid. Jeff begins to take a dislike to Paul over several incidents that arouse his suspicions. Actually Paul is Gestapo officer Paul van Brock who has engineered the escape in the hope that the Alec will lead him to the leaders of the underground movement. They manage to reach the home of a friend of Alec's father, where Paul reveals his true colors by killing the underground leader and calling the Gestapo. Jeff overpowers Paul and he and Alec escape and elude the Nazi agents. Reaching Holland, where plans have been set for their escape, Jeff learns that the plane in which he was shot down has been re-built by the Nazis for a mysterious flight to England. He refuses to take the boat with Alec and, disguised as a German soldier, learns the details of the flight plan and that the man who murdered his brother, Von Streicher, is to pilot the plane. Jeff steals a Nazi plane and heads for the English Channel to intercept Von Streicher.
Lady Gangster (1942) as Director
A radio broadcaster tries to reform a gangster's moll who has been sent up the river.
Two in a Taxi (1941) as Director
Dangerously They Live (1941) as Director
A doctor tries to rescue a young innocent from Nazi agents.
The Face Behind the Mask (1941) as Director
When a fire leaves him hideously scarred, an immigrant turns to crime.
Meet Boston Blackie (1941) as Director
A reformed thief uncovers a spy ring while investigating a murder at sea.
Parole Fixer (1940) as Director
Women Without Names (1940) as Director
Construction engineer Fred MacNeil (Robert Paige) meets waitress Joyce King (Ellen Drew) at a hamburger stand and she accepts his invitation to see her home. Joyce is unaware she is being trailed by two detectives on the trail of her former husband, Walter Ferris (John McGuire). Joyce tells Fred that her ex-husband is a wanted criminal, but Fred waves aside her objections and they make plans to marry and honeymoon in Tennessee. Following the wedding, they return to the house after Ferris, accompanied by Peggy Athens (Judith Barrett), has broken in. Caught by Detective Reardon (Thomas E. Jackson), Ferris kills the officer and escapes. McNeil and Joyce arrive immediately afterwards and are accused of the killing by the neighbors. John Marlin (John Miljan), assistant District Attorney, railroads the lovers because he wants to use their prosecution to boost his drive for the District Attorney post.Fred is sentenced to hang and Joyce is given life in prison.
Death of a Champion (1939) as Director
Disbarred (1939) as Director
Hotel Imperial (1939) as Director
It is the fate of a small frontier town, adjoining the no-man's-land where the Russians and Austrians are fighting out one of the final campaigns of World War I, to be occupied one day by the Russians, the next by the Austrians, and the inhabitants soon acquire a complacent view of the changing allegiances. To the town comes Ann Warschaska (Isa Miranda), intent on aveninging the suicide of her sister, who has killed herself after being betrayed by an Austrian officer. She knows no more about his identity than the number of his room at the "Hotel Imperial". She gets a job at the hotel as a maid but soon combines this work with modeling, when an eccentric Russian, General Videnko (Reginald Owen), with a passion for painting asks her to pose for him. Breaking into the fatal Room 12, she finds Lt. Nenassey (Ray Milland), a young Austrian officer who has taken refuge there after being separated from the army. Thinking him the betrayer of her sister, she plans to hand him over to the occupying-Russians, but relents when she learns that there are two Room 12's. The man actually guilty of the crime is a Russian spy who holds a commission in the Austrian army. Believing him to be a fellow-soldier in distress, Nenassey makes plans to help him escape, but finds out at the last minute that he is a Russian spy. A strange turn events allows Nenassey to aid Anna in her mission and rid his country of a dangerous enemy at the same time. General Videnko, meanwhile, is giving a grand-style banquet for the man who will never be able to attend another.
The Magnificent Fraud (1939) as Director
King of Alcatraz (1938) as Director
A group of prisoners break out of Alcatraz and hijack a passenger ship.
Daughter of Shanghai (1938) as Director
A young woman tracks down the smugglers who killed her father.
Dangerous to Know (1938) as Director
Racketeer Steve Recka (Akim Tamiroff), art patron and political power-maker, rules his town and Madame Lan Ying (Anna May Wong), his beautiful Oriental friend and hostess (read:mistress), with an iron hand. He meets Margaret Van Kase (Gail Patrick), a socialite not impressed by his power nor his wealth, having no money herself, and Steve makes frantic efforts to win her and turns away from the loyal Lin Yang. Margaret ignores him as she plans to wed Philip Easton (Harvey Stephens), a penniless bond salesman. The furious Recka, poses as a friend to Easton, while planning to ruin him. His henchmen kidnap Easton when he is carrying a large assignment of bonds, and he is branded as a runaway thief. The only doubters are Margaret and Police Inspector Brandon (Lloyd Nolan), who knows Recka's methods and suspects foul play. Easton is found in an abandoned house and arrested as the gangsters have taken the bonds and tipped the police where to find him. Recka offers to clear Easton if Margaret will become his bride and, while her hatred for Recka is intense, her love for Easton is greater and she consents. Recka, however, has reckoned without Lan Ying.
This Way Please (1937) as Director
Outcast (1937) as Director
Mountain Music (1937) as Director
King of Gamblers (1937) as Director
Rose of the Rancho (1936) as Dir of retakes
The Preview Murder Mystery (1936) as Director
Hollywood Boulevard (1936) as Director
Till We Meet Again (1936) as Director
The Woman in Red (1935) as Director
A professional horsewoman fights prejudice when she marries into society.
Don't Bet on Blondes (1935) as Director
An actress''''s manager tries to keep her from leaving the stage for marriage.
Going Highbrow (1935) as Director
A nouveau riche couple try to break into high society.
The Payoff (1935) as Director
A sports columnist''''s greedy wife talks him into shilling for a wrestling promoter.
The Florentine Dagger (1935) as Director
A playwright descended from the Borgias becomes a murder suspect.
Ship Cafe (1935) as Director
Smarty (1934) as Director
A squabbling couple can''t seem to make it to the divorce court.
I Sell Anything (1934) as Director
A small-time auctioneer tries to break into society.
Registered Nurse (1934) as Director
After her husband goes mad, a nurse fights off the advances of two amorous doctors.
Bedside (1934) as Director
A fake doctor sets up a lucrative high-society practice.
I Am a Thief (1934) as Director
A man dodges jewel thieves while carrying a fortune in diamonds on the Orient Express.
The House on 56th Street (1933) as Director
A woman loses her family after being falsely convicted of a crime.
Girl Missing (1933) as Director
A new bride disappears from her honeymoon hotel the same night a dead body pops up.
Ex-Lady (1933) as Director
A female artist is torn between her belief in free love and the constraints of romance.
Those We Love (1932) as Director
A young author meets and marries the woman who bought the first copy of his new book. They live happily with their son, but some time later, as the husband is moving into the family's new home, a woman in the neighborhood tries to seduce him. Although he resists, his wife becomes very suspicious, and her distrust threatens to ruin the whole family.
50-50 (1932)
A exploration of the rebirthing movement started by Leonard Orr in in 1974.
The Man Called Back (1932) as Director
Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) as Director
A mad doctor tries to mix human and gorilla blood with deadly results.
Blanc et le Noir, Le (1931) as Director
Route est belle, La (1930) as Director
Amour Chante, L' (1930) as Director
The Cocoanuts (1929) as Director
While running a hotel in Florida, three clowns get caught up in the search for stolen jewels.
Pusher-in-the-Face (1929) as Director
The Hole in the Wall (1929) as Director
Mrs. Ramsey sent Jean Oliver to prison on a false charge. To get even, Jean (disguised as Madame Mystera) plans to kidnap her daughter and turn her into a thief. Love entanglements with a gangster known as "The Fox" and newspaperman Grant complicate her plans.
The Battle of Paris (1929) as Director
Skyscraper Symphony (1928) as Director
The Magic Flame (1927) as Assistant Director
The Romantic Age (1927) as Director
One Hour of Love (1927) as Director
Face Value (1927) as Director
The Exquisite Sinner (1926) as Assistant Director
The Masked Bride (1925) as Assistant Director
Parisian Nights (1925) as Assistant Director
Isidore a la deveine (1919) as Director
Heureuse intervention (1919) as Director
Isidore sur le lac (1919) as Director

Cast (feature film)

Writer (feature film)

Rogues' Regiment (1948) as Original Story
After World War II, ex-soldiers trickle into French Saigon to join the Foreign Legion, among them American Whit Corbett and German Carl Reicher. Is Reicher really SS war criminal Martin Bruner, and is Corbett after him? Art dealer Van Ratten and nightclub chanteuse Lili Maubert are also more than they seem. Action scenes include anti-guerilla jungle warfare.
A Study in Scarlet (1933) as Screenwriter
Sherlock Holmes is called in to solve the case when secret society members start dropping like flies.
Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) as Adaptation
A mad doctor tries to mix human and gorilla blood with deadly results.
Frankenstein (1931) as Contr to trmt
A crazed scientist creates a living being from body parts, not realizing it has a madman's brain.
Amour Chante, L' (1930) as Screenwriter
Skyscraper Symphony (1928) as Screenwriter
Isidore a la deveine (1919) as Screenwriter
Isidore sur le lac (1919) as Screenwriter
Heureuse intervention (1919) as Screenwriter

Producer (feature film)

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Skyscraper Symphony (1928) as Photography

Director (special)

Restless Gun, The (1957)
The story relates the exploits of Britt Ponset, a wandering ex-gunfighter in the 1800s who aids people in distress. In the pilot episode, broadcast as a segment of "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars," Britt attempts to save an old friend from a ruthless killer.

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