Dishonored (1931): Von Sternberg’s Erotic Spy Melodrama, Sarring Marlene Dietrich

Josef von Sternberg directed Dishonored, a pre-Code romantic spy melodrama, made by Paramount as a star vehicle for Marlene Dietrich, following the huge success of Blue Angel and Morocco.

Keighley, William: Director’s Career; Filmography

William Jackson Keighley was born on August 4, 1889, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After graduating from the Ludlum School of Dramatic Art, Keighley began acting at the age of 23.  He then pursued acting and directing on Broadway. With the advent of sound films, he relocated to Hollywood. Under contract at Warner, he helmed films in a […]

Brother Rat (1938): Keighley Service Comedy, Starring Ronald Reagan and Eddie Albert in his Screen Debut

One of the most popular films of Ronald Reagan (president to be) Brother Rat, a serio comedy directed by William Keighley, concerns a group of cadets at Virginia Military Institute.

Barabbas (1961): Fleischer’s Religious Epic, Starring Anthony Quinn and International Castfilm

Richard Fleischer directed Barabbas, a religious epic about the life of the titular character, from the Christian Passion narrative in the Gospel of Mark. The film, which stars Anthony Quinn in a role planned for Yul Brynner, features an impressive international cast, including Silvana Mangano, Katy Jurado, Arthur Kennedy, Harry Andrews, Ernest Borgnine, Vittorio Gassman, […]

Saville, Victor: Director (and Producer) Career; Filmography

Victor Saville was born on September 25, 1895 Saville directed 39 films between 1927 and 1954, and produced 36 films between 1923 and 1962. Saville produced his first film, Woman to Woman, with Michael Balcon in 1923. After its success, he produced pictures for director Maurice Elvey, including the classic British silent Hindle Wakes (1927). […]