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Arch Oboler is a Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 7 december 1909 at Chicago (USA)

Arch Oboler

Arch Oboler
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Nationality USA
Birth 7 december 1909 at Chicago (USA)
Death 19 march 1987 (at 77 years) at Westlake Village (USA)
Awards Peabody Award

Arch Oboler est un scénariste, réalisateur et producteur américain né le 7 décembre 1909 à Chicago, Illinois (États-Unis), décédé le 19 mars 1987 à Westlake Village (Californie).

Biography

Dans les années 1950, Arch Oboler anime une émission de radio intitulée Lights Out où sont proposés des récits d'horreur. Cette émission influence William Gaines et Al Feldstein, tous deux auditeurs assidus, lorsqu'ils créent leurs premiers comics d'horreur Crypt of Terror et The Vault of Horror publiés par EC Comics.

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Filmography of Arch Oboler (11 films)

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Director

The Bubble
The Bubble (1966)
, 1h52
Directed by Arch Oboler
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Deborah Walley, Michael Cole, Virginia Gregg, Vic Perrin, Olan Soule
Rating55% 2.762872.762872.762872.762872.76287
A young couple, Mark and Katherine, are traveling on a small airplane and are forced to land in a remote town where the people are behaving oddly. They then attempt to escape from the town, but discover that there is a giant glass-like force field bubble around it that prevents anyone from leaving.
The Twonky
The Twonky (1953)
, 1h24
Directed by Arch Oboler
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy
Actors Hans Conried, Gloria Blondell, William Phipps, Vic Perrin, Buddy Roosevelt
Rating55% 2.756872.756872.756872.756872.75687
After seeing his wife (Janet Warren) off on her trip, Kerry West (Hans Conried), a philosophy teacher at a small-town college goes inside his home to contemplate his new purchase: a television set. Sitting down in his office, he places a cigarette in his mouth and is about to light it when a solid beam of light shoots from the television screen, lighting it for him. Absentmindedly unaware of what has taken place, it is only when the television subsequently lights his pipe that West realizes that his television is behaving abnormally.
Bwana Devil, 1h19
Directed by Arch Oboler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Robert Stack, Barbara Britton, Nigel Bruce, Patrick Aherne
Rating47% 2.3766152.3766152.3766152.3766152.376615
The film is set in British East Africa in the early 20th century. Thousands of workers are building the Uganda Railway, Africa's first railroad, and intense heat and sickness make it a formidable task. Two men in charge of the mission are Jack Hayward and Dr. Angus Ross. A pair of man-eating lions are on the loose and completely disrupt the undertaking. Hayward desperately attempts to overcome the situation, but the slaughter continues.
Five
Five (1951)
, 1h33
Directed by Arch Oboler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors William Phipps, Susan Douglas Rubes, Charles Lampkin, James Anderson
Rating62% 3.1492153.1492153.1492153.1492153.149215
Roseanne Rogers (Susan Douglas Rubes) trudges from place to place, searching for another living human being. A newspaper headline reports a scientist's warning that detonating a new type of atomic bomb could cause the extinction of humanity.
The Arnelo Affair, 1h26
Directed by Arch Oboler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors John Hodiak, George Murphy, Barbara Billingsley, Frances Gifford, Dean Stockwell, Eve Arden
Rating57% 2.8608852.8608852.8608852.8608852.860885
A lawyer's wife (Frances Gifford) begins an affair with a nightclub owner Tony Arnelo (John Hodiak). Soon her compact is found near the body of Arnelo's other girlfriend, and she finds herself blackmailed and implicated in murder.
Bewitched
Bewitched (1945)
, 1h5
Directed by Arch Oboler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Noir
Actors Phyllis Thaxter, Edmund Gwenn, Addison Richards, Kathleen Lockhart, Will Wright, Gladys Blake
Rating56% 2.8059552.8059552.8059552.8059552.805955
On the eve of her engagement, a demure young woman becomes the victim of a split personality and murders her fiance.

Scriptwriter

The Bubble
The Bubble (1966)
, 1h52
Directed by Arch Oboler
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Deborah Walley, Michael Cole, Virginia Gregg, Vic Perrin, Olan Soule
Roles Writer
Rating55% 2.762872.762872.762872.762872.76287
A young couple, Mark and Katherine, are traveling on a small airplane and are forced to land in a remote town where the people are behaving oddly. They then attempt to escape from the town, but discover that there is a giant glass-like force field bubble around it that prevents anyone from leaving.
The Twonky
The Twonky (1953)
, 1h24
Directed by Arch Oboler
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy
Actors Hans Conried, Gloria Blondell, William Phipps, Vic Perrin, Buddy Roosevelt
Roles Writer
Rating55% 2.756872.756872.756872.756872.75687
After seeing his wife (Janet Warren) off on her trip, Kerry West (Hans Conried), a philosophy teacher at a small-town college goes inside his home to contemplate his new purchase: a television set. Sitting down in his office, he places a cigarette in his mouth and is about to light it when a solid beam of light shoots from the television screen, lighting it for him. Absentmindedly unaware of what has taken place, it is only when the television subsequently lights his pipe that West realizes that his television is behaving abnormally.
Bwana Devil, 1h19
Directed by Arch Oboler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Robert Stack, Barbara Britton, Nigel Bruce, Patrick Aherne
Rating47% 2.3766152.3766152.3766152.3766152.376615
The film is set in British East Africa in the early 20th century. Thousands of workers are building the Uganda Railway, Africa's first railroad, and intense heat and sickness make it a formidable task. Two men in charge of the mission are Jack Hayward and Dr. Angus Ross. A pair of man-eating lions are on the loose and completely disrupt the undertaking. Hayward desperately attempts to overcome the situation, but the slaughter continues.
Five
Five (1951)
, 1h33
Directed by Arch Oboler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors William Phipps, Susan Douglas Rubes, Charles Lampkin, James Anderson
Roles Writer
Rating62% 3.1492153.1492153.1492153.1492153.149215
Roseanne Rogers (Susan Douglas Rubes) trudges from place to place, searching for another living human being. A newspaper headline reports a scientist's warning that detonating a new type of atomic bomb could cause the extinction of humanity.
On Our Merry Way, 1h47
Directed by John Huston, George Stevens, King Vidor, Leslie Fenton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Paulette Goddard, Burgess Meredith, James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Fred MacMurray, Dorothy Lamour
Roles Story
Rating58% 2.9043052.9043052.9043052.9043052.904305
Oliver Pease, qui a menti à sa femme sur ce qu'il fait exactement au journal pour lequel il travaille, se voit obligé d'enquêter auprès du public sur "Quelle influence a eu un petit enfant sur votre vie ?". Il va recueillir ainsi différentes histoires...
The Arnelo Affair, 1h26
Directed by Arch Oboler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors John Hodiak, George Murphy, Barbara Billingsley, Frances Gifford, Dean Stockwell, Eve Arden
Roles Writer
Rating57% 2.8608852.8608852.8608852.8608852.860885
A lawyer's wife (Frances Gifford) begins an affair with a nightclub owner Tony Arnelo (John Hodiak). Soon her compact is found near the body of Arnelo's other girlfriend, and she finds herself blackmailed and implicated in murder.
Christmas Eve, 1h30
Directed by Edwin L. Marin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Christmas films
Actors George Raft, George Brent, Randolph Scott, Joan Blondell, Virginia Field, Carl Harbord
Roles Story
Rating59% 2.952442.952442.952442.952442.95244
The greedy nephew Philip Hasting (Reginald Denny (actor)) of eccentric Matilda Reid (Ann Harding) seeks to have her judged incompetent so he can administer her wealth; In an informal meeting with her nephew, the doctor Dr. Doremus and the judge Alston they convene that she will be saved if her three long-lost adopted sons appear for a Christmas Eve reunion, as any of them is the one she could trust, but not her nephew.
Bewitched
Bewitched (1945)
, 1h5
Directed by Arch Oboler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Noir
Actors Phyllis Thaxter, Edmund Gwenn, Addison Richards, Kathleen Lockhart, Will Wright, Gladys Blake
Roles Story
Rating56% 2.8059552.8059552.8059552.8059552.805955
On the eve of her engagement, a demure young woman becomes the victim of a split personality and murders her fiance.