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Jack Arnold is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Creature Design American born on 14 october 1916 at New Haven (USA)

Jack Arnold

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Birth name Jack Arnold Waks
Nationality USA
Birth 14 october 1916 at New Haven (USA)
Death 17 march 1992 (at 75 years) at Woodland Hills (USA)

Jack Arnold (October 14, 1916 – March 17, 1992) was an American actor, film and television director, best known as one of the leading filmmakers of 1950s science fiction films.

Best films

With These Hands (1950)

Usually with

Russel Gausman
Russel Gausman
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Bud Westmore
Bud Westmore
(8 films)
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Henry Mancini
(10 films)
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Filmography of Jack Arnold (33 films)

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Into the Night, 1h55
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action
Actors Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfeiffer, Richard Farnsworth, Dan Aykroyd, David Bowie, David Cronenberg
Roles Man with Dog
Rating64% 3.2497553.2497553.2497553.2497553.249755
Upon discovering that his wife is having an affair, depressed insomniac Ed Okin (Jeff Goldblum) drives to LAX on his friend Herb's (Dan Aykroyd) suggestion. There he is surprised by a beautiful jewel smuggler, Diana (Michelle Pfeiffer), who lands on his car and begs him to drive her away from four Iranians who are chasing her. She persuades him to drive her to various locations, and he becomes embroiled in her predicament. After becoming increasingly exasperated with her demands, he discovers that Diana has smuggled priceless emeralds from the Shah of Iran's treasury into the country, and is being pursued by various assorted assailants, including the aforementioned agents of a criminal Iranian expatriate and a British hitman (David Bowie).
With These Hands, 52minutes
Directed by Jack Arnold
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Documentary
Themes Films about the labor movement, Documentary films about historical events, Documentaire sur le monde du travail, Political films, Disaster films
Actors Sam Levene, Arlene Francis, Joseph Wiseman, Alexander Scourby, Jack Arnold, Rudy Bond
Roles Communist Agitator (uncredited)
Rating55% 2.766632.766632.766632.766632.76663
Le documentaire s'intéresse à l'évolution des conditions de travail des ouvrières qui confectionnaient des vêtements (International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union), de 1910 où les conditions étaient déplorables, jusqu'aux années 1950, où les conditions et les salaires étaient bien meilleurs grâce à la création et l'intervention des syndicats.
Hitting a New High, 1h25
Directed by Raoul Walsh
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Actors Lily Pons, Jack Oakie, John Howard, Edward Everett Horton, Eduardo Ciannelli, Vinton Hayworth
Roles Carter Haig
Rating48% 2.4488452.4488452.4488452.4488452.448845
Alors que Lucius B. Blynn, un mécène pour l'opéra, ne quitte Paris que pour aller chasser en Afrique avec son attaché de presse Corny Davis, ce dernier entend Suzette, une impressionnante soprano, chanter avec un orchestre dirigé par son petit ami Jimmy James. Corny propose à Suzette d'auditionner pour Blynn en Afrique, et Suzette, qui a envie d'abandonner le jazz pour l'opéra, accepte. Alors qu'ils chassent dans la jungle, Corny conduit Blynn à la découverte de Suzette, renommée pour l'occasion « Oogahunga », la « femme-oiseau ». Habillée d'un costume fait de plumes, Suzette enchante Blynn, et elle est amenée à New York, où elle prend des cours de chant. Pendant ce temps, Jimmy, qui n'est pas au courant de la double vie de Suzette, se prépare à ouvrir un nouveau club, « Chez Suzette », dont Suzette sera la vedette. Lorsque Suzette, en tant que « femme-oiseau », fait ses débuts à la radio, Jimmy reconnaît sa voix. Sous la menace de la dénoncer à Blynn, il obtient d'elle qu'elle chante dans son club le soir.


The Swiss Conspiracy, 1h23
Directed by Jack Arnold
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Actors David Janssen, Senta Berger, Elke Sommer, John Ireland, John Saxon, Ray Milland
Rating50% 2.524192.524192.524192.524192.52419
A Swiss bank learns that the confidentiality of several anonymous numbered accounts has been compromised and blackmail threats have been made to five holders of the accounts. They include a crooked arms dealer, who received a demand for five million Swiss francs. He refuses to pay and is shot dead. The bank is also told to pay ten million francs to keep the accounts secret.
The Wackiest Wagon Train In The West, 1h26
Directed by Jack Arnold, Earl Bellamy, Bruce Bilson, Oscar Rudolph
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Western
Themes Transport films
Actors Bob Denver, Forrest Tucker, Ivor Francis, Jeannine Riley, Lori Saunders, Lynn Wood
Rating38% 1.945061.945061.945061.945061.94506
Ce western comique raconte les aventures idiotes d'un conducteur de charrette maladroit et de son assistant encombré alors qu'ils tentent d'emmener sept passagers à travers la prairie. Parmi les passagers se trouvent deux riches Bostoniens, une showgirl en herbe, un enseignant et un célibataire. L'histoire est adaptée de Dusty's Trail, une sitcom télévisée.
Boss Nigger, 1h27
Directed by Jack Arnold
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime, Western
Actors Fred Williamson, D'Urville Martin, William Smith, R.G. Armstrong, Barbara Leigh, Don "Red" Barry
Rating66% 3.300573.300573.300573.300573.30057
Upon finding a wagon under attack by bandits, two black bounty hunters, Boss and Amos (Fred Williamson and D'Urville Martin, respectively) intervene and save Clara Mae, a black woman (Carmen Hayworth). Upon inspecting the bodies, the bounty hunters find several have rewards to their name and one holds a letter from the mayor of the nearby town San Miguel inviting him to become sheriff on the recommendation of fugitive Jed Clayton (William Smith). The pair take Clara Mae to safety in San Miguel and meet Mayor Griffin (R.G. Armstrong). Knowing that there is no sheriff and holding proof that the mayor intended to give it to a gang member, Boss is able to outsmart the mayor and intimidate other members of the town council into giving him the position. As sheriff, Boss and Amos keep the peace and enforce several "Black Laws" such as issuing fines or periods in jail for calling either of them a "nigger" in public. In his duties Boss meets Miss Pruit (Barbara Leigh), a white schoolteacher, who initially offends Boss by talking of the fond memories she has of her family's black slaves, but earns his forgiveness and develops a romantic interest in him. When a gang of Jed Clayton's men meet the mayor in the town saloon to extort supplies from the town (an arrangement that the mayor allows on the understanding that the gang will do no harm to the town or its citizens), Boss and Amos kill one gang member and arrest two more - with one prisoner being killed as he attempts to escape town assisted by the mayor.
Black Eye
Black Eye (1974)
, 1h38
Directed by Jack Arnold
Origin USA
Genres Action, Crime
Actors Fred Williamson, Rosemary Forsyth, Teresa Graves, Richard Anderson, Cyril Delevanti, Richard X. Slattery
Rating56% 2.8164952.8164952.8164952.8164952.816495
A private detective takes a case involving a religious cult and a movie star's death.
Hello Down There, 1h38
Directed by Jack Arnold, Ricou Browning
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Tony Randall, Janet Leigh, Jim Backus, Ken Berry, Roddy McDowall, Charlotte Rae
Rating59% 2.951252.951252.951252.951252.95125
Fred Miller (Tony Randall) must prove that his new design for an underwater home is viable by convincing his family to live in it for 30 days. His son and daughter (Gary Tigerman and Kay Cole) are members of an emerging pop rock band (Richard Dreyfuss and Lou Wagner) whom they invite to live with them during the experiment. Their temporary home, which Miller dubs the "Green Onion," is 90 feet below the surface of the ocean and is filled with super-modern appliances and amenities for house-wife Vivian (Janet Leigh) all designed by Miller, and a hole in the floor providing direct access to the sea.
A Global Affair, 1h24
Directed by Jack Arnold
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Bob Hope, Michèle Mercier, Elga Andersen, Robert Sterling, Yvonne De Carlo, Miiko Taka
Rating54% 2.713932.713932.713932.713932.71393
A baby is abandoned at the United Nations headquarters in New York by a mother who has heard the UN's Frank Larrimore speak out on behalf of women's rights.
The Lively Set, 1h35
Directed by Jack Arnold
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies
Actors James Darren, Pamela Tiffin, Doug McClure, Ross Elliott, Charles Drake, Marilyn Maxwell
Rating59% 2.9590152.9590152.9590152.9590152.959015
Casey Owens (James Darren), a young mechanic, has developed a design for a turbine car engine, paving the way for a jet-powered auto certain to set a new land speed record. Wealthy playboy Stanford Rogers (Peter Mann) hires Casey to build the car for him to race in the Tri-State Endurance Run. Chuck Manning (Doug McClure), an engineering student Casey met in a drag race, discovers potential flaws in the car's design. After an unsuccessful test run, Rogers abandons the turbine-powered car for a traditional racing model, but Casey and Chuck rework the turbine vehicle to compete with Rogers in the endurance run. Pamela Tiffin plays Eadie, Chuck's sister who becomes Casey's love interest.
Bachelor in Paradise, 1h49
Directed by Jack Arnold
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Bob Hope, Lana Turner, Janis Paige, Paula Prentiss, Virginia Grey, Jim Hutton
Rating64% 3.200063.200063.200063.200063.20006
A.J. Niles is a provocative best-selling author who discovers that he has a large tax debt owed to the IRS, due to being ripped off by his accountant, Herman Wapinger. He goes undercover under the alias "Jack Adams" in a California suburban community called Paradise Village to research a new book about the wives and lives there. Niles is pursued by a flirtatious married woman named Dolores while falling in love with a woman, Rosemary, who rents her house to him. Wapinger is found, Niles' cash is returned to him, and he reveals his true identity on national television. The husbands in Paradise Village all file for divorce, believing their wives are all having affairs with Niles. In divorce court, Niles reveals that he is in love with Rosemary and asks her to marry him. Everyone lives happily ever after.
The Mouse That Roared, 1h18
Directed by Jack Arnold
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Historical
Themes Monde imaginaire, Political films
Actors Peter Sellers, Jean Seberg, William Hartnell, Leo McKern, Timothy Bateson, Georg Thomalla
Rating69% 3.4975453.4975453.4975453.4975453.497545
The minuscule European duchy of Grand Fenwick is bankrupted when an American company comes up with a cheaper imitation of Fenwick's sole export, its fabled Pinot Grand Fenwick wine. Crafty prime minister Count Mountjoy (Peter Sellers) comes up with a plan: Grand Fenwick will declare war on the United States, then surrender, taking advantage of American largesse toward its defeated enemies to rebuild the nation's economy. Grand Duchess Gloriana (also Sellers) is hesitant, but agrees to the plan. Mild-mannered game warden Tully Bascome (also Sellers) is charged as Field Marshal to lead the Fenwick troops, aided by sergeant Will Buckley (William Hartnell).
No Name on the Bullet, 1h17
Directed by Jack Arnold
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Western
Actors Audie Murphy, Charles Drake, Joan Evans, Virginia Grey, Warren Stevens, Karl Swenson
Rating72% 3.639953.639953.639953.639953.63995
When infamous hired gunman John Gant (Audie Murphy) arrives in the small town of Lordsburg, Arizona, the locals are terrified by his reputation and surprised by how young he is. Although Sheriff Buck Hastings would like to arrest Gant, he points out to the townsmen that Gant always coerces his rivals to draw their gun first, allowing him to kill them legally in "self-defence." While the men in the town speculate anxiously about Gant's target, Luke Canfield (played by Charles Drake, an off-screen friend and frequent co-star of Murphy), the town blacksmith and doctor, greets Gant and is totally unaware of Gant's reputation as a hired gunman. During his first meeting with Gant at the smithy, Luke demonstrates his perfect aim with a maul.
The Lady Takes a Flyer, 1h34
Directed by Jack Arnold
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Lana Turner, Jeff Chandler, Richard Denning, Chuck Connors, Reta Shaw, Jerry Paris
Rating57% 2.869872.869872.869872.869872.86987
Daredevil pilot Mike Dandridge goes into a business partnership with flight-school pal Al Reynolds and meets Maggie Colby, who's also a pilot.