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Robert Siodmak (1900–1973)


The director Robert Siodmak (which he insisted, be pronounced 'See-odd-mack') was a masterful film maker who successfully blended the techniques of German Expressionism with contemporary styles of American film, particularly film noir, in the process creating a handful of moody, sometimes chilling, and always memorable motion pictures. Though born... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Killers
The Killers Director
(1946)
The Spiral Staircase
(1946)
Criss Cross
Criss Cross Director
(1949)
The Dark Mirror
The Dark Mirror Director
(1946)

Filmography

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 1958 Mord nach Maß (TV Short)
 1957-1958 O.S.S. (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Operation Eel (1958)
 1955 Die Ratten
 1950 Deported
 1949 Criss Cross
 1946 The Killers
 1944 The Suspect
 1944 Cobra Woman
 1944 Phantom Lady
 1942 Fly-By-Night
 1939 Frères corses (uncredited)
 1938 Ultimatum (uncredited)
 1938 Hatred
 1936 Mr. Flow
 1936 Symphonie D'Amour (supervising director)
 1936 Parisian Life
 1932/II Quick
 1932/I Quick
 1932 Tumultes
 1930 Abschied
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Other Works:

Radio: Introduced a "Screen Directors Playhouse" broadcast of "The Killers". Siodmak had directed the film version, The Killers (1946), three years previously.

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Alternate Names:

A Minter-Siodmak Production
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Personal Quote:

[on Burt Lancaster] You have to give him a reason for everything. Once you do, he's easy to handle.

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Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 1001-1005. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987. See more »

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Leo

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