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Ford Beebe is a Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Assistant Director and Second Unit American born on 26 november 1888 at Grand Rapids (USA)

Ford Beebe

Ford Beebe
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Nationality USA
Birth 26 november 1888 at Grand Rapids (USA)
Death 26 november 1978 (at 90 years) at Lake Elsinore (USA)

Ford Beebe (November 26, 1888 – November 26, 1978) was a screenwriter and director. He entered the film business as a writer around 1916 and over the next 60 years wrote and/or directed almost 200 films.

He specialized in B-movies – mostly Westerns – and action serials, working on the "Buck Rogers" and "Flash Gordon" serials for Universal Pictures.

Best films

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
(Assistant Director)
Fantasia (1941)
(Director)
Arabian Nights (1942)
(Director)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ford Beebe (83 films)

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Director

Challenge to be Free, 1h28
Directed by Tay Garnett, Ford Beebe
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Mike Mazurki, Tay Garnett, John McIntire
Rating63% 3.196343.196343.196343.196343.19634
In Alaska, Trapper (Mike Mazurki) attempts to live in harmony with nature but is aware that other trappers are using inhumane traps. When he is confronted by rival trappers over his interference with their trap lines, they bring along Sargent (Fritz Ford) the local police officer. Feeling intimidated, Trapper fights back, shooting his way out of his cabin and embarking on a desperate attempt to escape the authorities.
Purple Death from Outer Space
Directed by Ray Taylor, Ford Beebe
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Superhero films, Space opera
Actors Buster Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Donald Curtis, Charles Middleton, Frank Shannon, Lee Powell
Rating52% 2.6138852.6138852.6138852.6138852.613885
When the Earth is attack by a mysterious substance causing death and leaving the victim purple, Dr Zarkov, Flash Gordon and Dale Arden discover the deaths are caused by one of Ming's spaceships from the planet Mongo. The trio go to the planet to bring an antidote back to the Earth and thwart Ming's schemes.
Satan's Cradle, 1h
Directed by Ford Beebe
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Leo Carrillo, Duncan Renaldo, Ann Savage, Douglas Fowley, Byron Foulger, Claire Carleton
Rating67% 3.381983.381983.381983.381983.38198
This script must be run from the command line
The Invisible Man's Revenge, 1h18
Directed by Ford Beebe
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes Films based on science fiction novels, Invisibilité
Actors Jon Hall, John Carradine, Leon Errol, Evelyn Ankers, Gale Sondergaard, Alan Curtis
Rating59% 2.951022.951022.951022.951022.95102
An eager scientist (John Carradine) tests his new formula for invisibility on an escaped fugitive (Jon Hall). When the formula works the criminal runs off to terrorize a family he believes cheated him out of a fortune years earlier.
Son of Dracula, 1h20
Directed by Robert Siodmak, Erle C. Kenton, Ford Beebe
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Dracula films, Vampires in film
Actors Lon Chaney, Jr., Robert Paige, Evelyn Ankers, Louise Allbritton, Frank Craven, Samuel S. Hinds
Rating61% 3.052143.052143.052143.052143.05214
Hungarian Count Alucard (Lon Chaney Jr.), a mysterious stranger, arrives in the U.S. invited by Katherine Caldwell (Louise Allbritton), one of the daughters of New Orleans plantation owner Colonel Caldwell (George Irving). Shortly after his arrival, the Colonel dies of apparent heart failure and leaves his wealth to his two daughters, with Claire receiving all the money and Katherine his estate "Dark Oaks." Katherine, a woman with a taste for the morbid, has been secretly dating Alucard and eventually marries him, shunning her long-time boyfriend Frank Stanley. Frank confronts the couple and tries to shoot Alucard, but the bullets pass through the Count's body and hit Katherine, seemingly killing her.
Arabian Nights, 1h26
Directed by John Rawlins, Ford Beebe
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Circus films, Children's films
Actors Sabu, Jon Hall, María Montez, Leif Erickson, Billy Gilbert, Turhan Bey
Rating61% 3.053723.053723.053723.053723.05372
The story starts at a harem (which strangely has the Taj Mahal in sight, even though it is supposed to be located in Persia), where the elderly overseer bids his young charges to read the story of Haroun al-Rashid (Hall) and his wife Scheherazade (Montez), unfolding the film's plot in the process.
Don Winslow of the Navy
Directed by Ray Taylor, Ford Beebe
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Anne Nagel, John Litel, Walter Sande, John Holland, Samuel S. Hinds, Lane Chandler
Rating66% 3.318943.318943.318943.318943.31894
Commander Don Winslow is returned to the Office of Naval Intelligence from his command of his cruiser to investigate strange events on the Pacific island of Tangita, noticeably a ship being torpedoed. He discovers that there is a ring of saboteurs and enemy agents who are trying to destroy ships carrying supplies to the troops stationed in the islands and sabotage the war effort. Though the US Navy is preparing to build a naval base on Tangita, an unknown foreign power secretly has a subterranean submarine base beneath the island with the goal of preventing the American base from being completed'
Overland Mail
Directed by John Rawlins, Ford Beebe
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Lon Chaney, Jr., Noah Beery, Jr, Noah Beery Sr., Helen Parrish, Bob Baker, Tom Chatterton
Rating65% 3.298923.298923.298923.298923.29892
Two investigators for a stagecoach company are assigned to discover why the company's stages keep being ambushed. They find that the culprits are Bandits disguised as Indians, and they set out to find out who is behind the plot...
Night Monster, 1h13
Directed by Ford Beebe
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Horror, Crime
Actors Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill, Leif Erickson, Irene Hervey, Ralph Morgan, Don Porter
Rating62% 3.1482053.1482053.1482053.1482053.148205
In a small town bordering a swampy region, unexplained murders and rumors of mysterious happenings surround the swamp-based home of the reclusive but respected Curt Ingston (Morgan). Ingston uses a wheelchair, and has invited to his home the three doctors who were trying to cure him when his paralysis set in. Already in the household are his grim-humored butler Rolf; a lecherous chauffeur, Lawrie; a mannish housekeeper, Miss Judd; an Eastern mystic, Agar Singh; and Ingston's allegedly mentally-ill sister, Margaret. Outside, the gate is watched by a shrivelled old hunchback called Torque.
Donald's Decision, 4minutes
Directed by Ford Beebe
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Themes Films about animals, Politique, Films about birds, Political films, Mise en scène d'un canard, Children's films
Actors Clarence Nash
Rating55% 2.7663452.7663452.7663452.7663452.766345
Donald's Decision dépeint la lutte entre le côté angélique et démoniaque du personnage de Donald lorsqu'il doit choisir entre acheter des bons de guerre avec ses économies ou de les dépenser en ayant du bon de temps.
Fantasia
Fantasia (1941)
, 2h5
Directed by Paul Satterfield, Norman Ferguson, Thornton Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Dave Hand, Ben Sharpsteen, James Algar, Ford Beebe, Hamilton Luske, Samuel Armstrong, Bill Roberts
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dance films, Dinosaur films, Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, La préhistoire, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films, Mise en scène d'une souris, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Walt Disney, Jimmy MacDonald, Bela Lugosi, Paul J. Smith, Corey Burton, Jean Piat
Rating77% 3.89583.89583.89583.89583.8958
Le film est composé de sept séquences illustrant huit morceaux de musique classique, réorchestrés et dirigés par le chef d'orchestre Leopold Stokowski à la tête de l'Orchestre de Philadelphie. La dernière séquence illustre deux morceaux et un intermède sépare la séquence 4 et 5. Chaque séquence est précédée d'une courte introduction où l'orchestre est en ombre chinoise.
The Reluctant Dragon, 1h12
Directed by Ub Iwerks, Alfred L. Werker, Ford Beebe, Hamilton Luske, Erwin Verity, Jack Cutting, Jack Kinney
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Documentary, Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about dragons, Children's films
Actors Robert Benchley, Frances Gifford, Nana Bryant, Clarence Nash, Billy Lee, Frank Faylen
Rating69% 3.4926553.4926553.4926553.4926553.492655
L'humoriste Robert Benchley visite les studios Disney pour essayer de vendre à Walt Disney une idée pour un film d'animation : l'histoire du « Dragon récalcitrant ».