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Samuel Fuller (1912–1997)


At age 17, Samuel Fuller was the youngest reporter ever to be in charge of the events section of the New York Journal. After having participated in the European battle theater in World War II, he directed some minor action productions for which he mostly wrote the scripts himself and which he also produced (e.g. The Baron of Arizona (1950)). His ... See full bio »

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7 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Steel Helmet
(1951)
Shock Corridor
(1963)
Hell and High Water
(1954)

Filmography

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 2013 A Fuller Life (Documentary) (autobiography A Third Face)
 1994 Girls in Prison (TV Movie) (written by)
 1994 Rebel Highway (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Girls in Prison (1994) ... (writer)
 1990 Tinikling ou 'La madonne et le dragon' (TV Movie) (adaptation and dialogue) / (scenario)
 1990 Chillers (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Day of Reckoning (1990) ... (written by)
 1986 Let's Get Harry (story)
 1984 Les voleurs de la nuit (adaptation)
 1982 White Dog (screenplay)
 1980 The Big Red One (written by)
 1978 The Meanest Men in the West (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 1974 Klansman (screenplay)
 1973 The Deadly Trackers (screenplay - uncredited) / (story "Riata")
 1973 Tatort (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tote Taube in der Beethovenstraße (1973) ... (writer)
 1969 Shark (screenplay)
 1968 Targets (co-screenwriter - uncredited)
  Iron Horse (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1966) (writer - 1 episode, 1966)
- Hellcat (1966) ... (teleplay)
- High Devil (1966) ... (writer)
 1964 The Naked Kiss (written by)
 1963 Shock Corridor (written by)
 1962 The Virginian (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- It Tolls for Thee (1962) ... (writer)
 1962 Merrill's Marauders (screenplay)
 1961 Underworld U.S.A. (written by)
 1960 The Roaring 20's (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Burnett's Woman (1960) ... (story)
 1959 Dog Face (TV Movie) (creator)
 1959 The Crimson Kimono (written by)
 1959 Verboten! (written by)
 1957 Forty Guns (written by)
 1957 Run of the Arrow (written by)
 1957 China Gate
 1955 House of Bamboo (additional dialogue)
 1954 Hell and High Water (screenplay)
 1954 The Command (adaptation by)
 1953 Pickup on South Street (screenplay)
 1952 Park Row (written by)
 1952 Scandal Sheet (based upon the novel "The Dark Page" by)
 1951 Fixed Bayonets! (screenplay)
 1951 The Tanks Are Coming (story)
 1951 The Steel Helmet (written by)
 1950 The Baron of Arizona (written by)
 1949 Captain Video and His Video Rangers (TV Series) (writer)
 1949 I Shot Jesse James (written by)
 1949 Shockproof (written by)
 1945 Gangs of the Waterfront (story)
 1943 Power of the Press (story - as Sam Fuller)
 1943 Margin for Error (uncredited)
 1941 Confirm or Deny (story)
 1940 Bowery Boy (story)
 1938 Federal Man-Hunt (original story idea - as Sam Fuller)
 1938 Adventure in Sahara (story - as Sam Fuller)
 1938 Gangs of New York (original story - as Sam Fuller) / (screenplay - as Sam Fuller)
 1937 It Happened in Hollywood (screen play - as Sam Fuller)
 1936 Hats Off (original story by - as Sam Fuller) / (screen play by - as Sam Fuller)
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Show Show Cinematographer (2 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Crown of India" See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 10 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 25 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sam Fuller

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[Fuller, a WW II combat veteran, writing to director Lewis Milestone--himself a World War I combat veteran--expressing his displeasure at what he considered the phony heroics of Milestone's A Walk in the Sun (1945)] Why a man of your calibre should resort to a colonel's technical advice [the film's technical advisor was a US Army colonel] on what happens in a platoon is something I'll never ... See more »

Trivia:

Close friend of Richard Brooks since the days when they were both reporters in New York. See more »

Trademark:

Rarely employed major stars and often preferred casting obscure or inexperienced actors

Nickname:

Sammy

Star Sign:

Leo

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