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Gene Fowler Jr. is a Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Editor American born on 27 may 1917

Gene Fowler Jr.

Gene Fowler Jr.
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Nationality USA
Birth 27 may 1917
Death 11 may 1998 (at 80 years)

Gene Fowler Jr. — né le 27 mai 1917 à Denver (Colorado), mort le 11 mai 1998 à Los Angeles (quartier de Woodland Hills, Californie) — est un monteur (membre de l'ACE), réalisateur, producteur et scénariste américain.

Biography

Fils de l'écrivain et scénariste Gene Fowler (1890-1960), Gene Fowler Jr. est monteur au cinéma d'une vingtaine de films américains, les trois premiers sortis en 1941, dont un court métrage et le western Les Pionniers de la Western Union de Fritz Lang (avec Robert Young et Randolph Scott) ; par la suite, il collabore encore avec ce réalisateur notamment sur Les bourreaux meurent aussi (1943, avec Brian Donlevy et Walter Brennan) et La Cinquième Victime (1956, avec Dana Andrews et Rhonda Fleming).

Parmi les autres films notables qu'il monte, citons Quarante tueurs de Samuel Fuller (1957, avec Barbara Stanwyck et Barry Sullivan), Un monde fou, fou, fou, fou de Stanley Kramer (1963, avec Spencer Tracy et Mickey Rooney) — qui lui vaut son unique nomination à l'Oscar du meilleur montage — et Pendez-les haut et court de Ted Post (1968, avec Clint Eastwood et Inger Stevens).

Son dernier film comme monteur est T'es fou Jerry de Jerry Lewis (avec le réalisateur et Herb Edelman), sorti en 1983. Signalons aussi le film italien Un couple pas ordinaire de Francesco Maselli (1968, avec Rock Hudson et Claudia Cardinale).

Membre de l'American Cinema Editors (ACE), Gene Fowler Jr. en est le président en 1965-1966.

Il est en outre réalisateur de huit films disséminés de 1957 à 1978, dont Confessions d'un tueur (1958, avec Charles Bronson et Robert Hutton).

De plus, il est producteur de trois films (deux comme associé, le troisième qu'il réalise) et scénariste de deux autres (l'un qu'il réalise, le second étant My Outlaw Brother d'Elliott Nugent en 1951, avec Mickey Rooney et Wanda Hendrix).

Pour la télévision américaine, il est monteur sur quinze séries de 1952 à 1985, dont Rawhide (trois épisodes, 1965), Les Mystères de l'Ouest (cinq épisodes, 1966-1967) et surtout La Famille des collines (cent-vingt-six épisodes, 1971-1976).

Il monte également vingt téléfilms diffusés entre 1956 et 1979, dont La Disparition de Philip Leacock (1973, avec Cloris Leachman et Ross Martin).

Enfin, il est réalisateur sur dix séries (1952-1961), dont deux autres épisodes de Rawhide (1960).

De 1944 jusqu'à sa mort en 1998, Gene Fowler Jr. est l'époux de la monteuse Marjorie Fowler née Johnson (1920-2003). Notons que le couple travaille au montage de La Femme au portrait de Fritz Lang (1944, avec Joan Bennett et Edward G. Robinson).

Best films

Usually with

Samuel Fuller
Samuel Fuller
(3 films)
Fritz Lang
Fritz Lang
(4 films)
Victor Young
Victor Young
(3 films)
Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Gene Fowler Jr. (31 films)

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Director

The Astral Factor, 1h25
Directed by John Florea, Gene Fowler Jr.
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Psychologie, Psychanalyse, Invisibilité
Actors Robert Foxworth, Stefanie Powers, Sue Lyon, Mark Slade, Leslie Parrish, Marianna Hill
Rating36% 1.8277851.8277851.8277851.8277851.827785
Studying the paranormal allows a convicted strangler to make himself invisible to kill five women who testified against him at his trial.
The Rebel Set, 1h12
Directed by Gene Fowler Jr.
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Rail transport films, Musical films, Heist films
Actors Gregg Palmer, Kathleen Crowley, Edward Platt, John Rollin Lupton, Ned Glass, I. Stanford Jolley
Rating26% 1.3394551.3394551.3394551.3394551.339455
Mr. Tucker (Platt), proprietor of a Los Angeles coffee house, hires three down-on-their-luck patrons - out-of-work actor John Mapes (Palmer); struggling writer Ray Miller (Lupton); and George Leland (Sullivan), the wayward son of a movie star - to participate in an armored car robbery to take place during a four-hour stopover in Chicago during the trio's train trip from Los Angeles to New York. Tucker and his henchman Sidney (Glass) fly ahead to set up the robbery, which goes off without a hitch. However, once back on the train, Leland's greed gets the better of him, but Tucker double crosses the trio, eliminating Leland and Miller, leaving Mapes as the only one left to stop Tucker from getting away with murder - along with the entire haul.
The Oregon Trail, 1h26
Directed by Gene Fowler Jr.
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Fred MacMurray, Nina Shipman, Gloria Talbott, Henry Hull, Elizabeth Patterson, John Carradine
Rating53% 2.6732252.6732252.6732252.6732252.673225
En 1846, un journaliste du New York Herald se joint à un wagon de train à destination du territoire de l'Oregon. Il espère confirmer une rumeur que le président Polk envoie des soldats déguisés en colons afin de renforcer les revendications américaines au territoire.
Showdown at Boot Hill, 1h11
Directed by Gene Fowler Jr.
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors John Carradine, Charles Bronson, Robert Hutton, Argentina Brunetti, Carole Mathews, Barbara Woodell
Rating63% 3.19613.19613.19613.19613.1961
Le Marshall Luke Welsh (Charles Bronson), traque et abat un hors-la-loi nommé Maynor. Il le ramène dans sa ville natale afin de toucher la prime mais les habitants se refusent à identifier le corps.
I Married a Monster from Outer Space, 1h18
Directed by Gene Fowler Jr.
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Tom Tryon, Gloria Talbott, Peter Baldwin, Ty Hardin, Ken Lynch, John Eldredge
Rating62% 3.148653.148653.148653.148653.14865
Young newlywed Marge Farrell (Gloria Talbott) notices that her new husband Bill (Tom Tryon) is acting oddly: He doesn't show any signs of affection towards her or anything else, including his pet dogs, which he used to love. Marge is also very concerned because she cannot become pregnant.
Gang War
Gang War (1958)
, 1h15
Directed by Gene Fowler Jr.
Origin USA
Genres Crime
Actors Charles Bronson, Kent Taylor, John Doucette, Gloria Henry
Rating63% 3.1955253.1955253.1955253.1955253.195525
Les problèmes d'un Los Angeles lycée enseignants commencent quand il arrive à assister à une mise à mort de gangs et accepte d'identifier les assassins. Ne réalisant pas ce qui cause la pègre de riposter "big time".
I Was a Teenage Werewolf, 1h16
Directed by Gene Fowler Jr.
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about music and musicians, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Musical films
Actors Michael Landon, Whit Bissell, Yvonne Fedderson, Tony Marshall, Vladimir Nikolayevich Sokoloff, Malcolm Atterbury
Rating50% 2.5041252.5041252.5041252.5041252.504125
Tony Rivers (Michael Landon), a troubled teenager at Rockdale High, is known for losing his temper and overreacting. A campus fight between Tony and classmate Jimmy (Tony Marshall) gets the attention of the local police, Det. Donovan (Barney Phillips) in particular. Donovan breaks up the fight and advises Tony to talk with a “psychologist” that works at the local aircraft plant, Dr. Alfred Brandon (Whit Bissell), a practitioner of hypnotherapy.

Scriptwriter

The Oregon Trail, 1h26
Directed by Gene Fowler Jr.
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Fred MacMurray, Nina Shipman, Gloria Talbott, Henry Hull, Elizabeth Patterson, John Carradine
Rating53% 2.6732252.6732252.6732252.6732252.673225
En 1846, un journaliste du New York Herald se joint à un wagon de train à destination du territoire de l'Oregon. Il espère confirmer une rumeur que le président Polk envoie des soldats déguisés en colons afin de renforcer les revendications américaines au territoire.
My Outlaw Brother, 1h22
Directed by Elliott Nugent
Origin USA
Genres Action, Romance, Western
Actors Mickey Rooney, Wanda Hendrix, Robert Preston, Robert Stack, José Torvay, Don "Red" Barry
Rating52% 2.626222.626222.626222.626222.62622
Danny O'Moore, an Irish lad from New York, has not seen big brother Patrick for eight years. Patrick is said to now own a silver mine in Mexico and sends welcome money to his family in America.

Producer

I Married a Monster from Outer Space, 1h18
Directed by Gene Fowler Jr.
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Tom Tryon, Gloria Talbott, Peter Baldwin, Ty Hardin, Ken Lynch, John Eldredge
Roles Producer
Rating62% 3.148653.148653.148653.148653.14865
Young newlywed Marge Farrell (Gloria Talbott) notices that her new husband Bill (Tom Tryon) is acting oddly: He doesn't show any signs of affection towards her or anything else, including his pet dogs, which he used to love. Marge is also very concerned because she cannot become pregnant.

Editor

Smorgasbord, 1h18
Directed by Jerry Lewis
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy
Actors Jerry Lewis, Herb Edelman, Zane Buzby, Milton Berle, Foster Brooks, Francine York
Roles Editor
Rating61% 3.0523353.0523353.0523353.0523353.052335
Warren Nefron (Jerry Lewis) is a klutz who cannot do anything right. He tells his psychiatrist, Dr. Pletchick (Herb Edelman), his problems. Through a series of flashbacks the viewer sees Nefron's life story.
Caveman
Caveman (1981)
, 1h31
Directed by Carl Gottlieb
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques
Actors Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, Shelley Long, Barbara Bach, Cork Hubbert, Carl Lumbly
Roles Editor
Rating58% 2.9016652.9016652.9016652.9016652.901665
Atouk (Starr) is a bullied and scrawny caveman living in "One Zillion BC – October 9th". He lusts after the beautiful but shallow Lana (Bach), who is the mate of Tonda (Matuszak), their tribe's physically imposing bullying leader. After being banished along with his friend Lar (Quaid), Atouk falls in with a band of assorted misfits, among them the comely Tala (Long) and the elderly blind man Gog (Gilford). The group has ongoing encounters with hungry dinosaurs, and rescues Lar from a "nearby ice age", where they encounter an abominable snowman. In the course of these adventures they discover sedative drugs, fire, invent cooking, music, weapons, and learn how to walk fully upright. Atouk uses these advancements to lead an attack on Tonda, overthrowing him and becoming the tribe's new leader. He rejects Lana and takes Tala as his mate, and they live happily ever after.
Skatetown, U.S.A., 1h38
Directed by William A. Levey
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about music and musicians, Sports films, Musical films
Actors Scott Baio, Patrick Swayze, Flip Wilson, Maureen McCormick, Katherine Kelly Lang, Ron Palillo
Roles Editor
Rating48% 2.4209652.4209652.4209652.4209652.420965
One evening at a Los Angeles-area roller disco called Skatetown, U.S.A., a rivalry between two skaters (Patrick Swayze and Greg Bradford) culminates in a contest, the winning prize for which is $1000 and a moped. After a game of chicken played on motorized roller skates, the two rivals become friends.
The New Adventures of Heidi
Directed by Ralph Senensky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about children, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Katy Kurtzman, Burl Ives, John Gavin, Sean Marshall, Alex Henteloff, Charles Aidman
Roles Editor
Rating43% 2.1521352.1521352.1521352.1521352.152135
When Heidi's grandfather finds he is losing his sight he doesn't wish to tell Heidi, but he makes her live with her relatives, Cousins Tobias and Martha to attend school in a large city. There Heidi meets the troubled Elizabeth Wyler who is fascinated by Heidi and her rural life. Through his secretary Mady, Heidi joins Elizabeth and her busy widowed father Dan Wyler for a Christmas in New York City.
Molly and Lawless John, 1h38
Directed by Gary Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Vera Miles, Sam Elliott, Clu Gulager, John Anderson, Cynthia Myers
Roles Editor
Rating54% 2.72082.72082.72082.72082.7208
Molly Parker is a married but lonely woman, living on the frontier. She finds herself dangerously drawn to a prisoner, Johnny Lawler, in her husband's jail.