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Mark Robson is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Assistant Editor and Art Direction Canadien born on 4 december 1913 at Montreal (Canada)

Mark Robson

Mark Robson
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Nationality Canada
Birth 4 december 1913 at Montreal (Canada)
Death 20 june 1978 (at 64 years) at London (United-kingdom)

Mark Robson (December 4, 1913 – June 20, 1978) was a Canadian-born film director, producer and editor. Robson began his 45-year career in Hollywood as a film editor. He later began working as a director and producer. He directed thirty-four films during his career including The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1955), Peyton Place (1957), for which he earned his first Academy Award nomination, Von Ryan's Express (1965), and Valley of the Dolls (1967).

Robson died of a heart attack after shooting his final film, Avalanche Express, in 1978. The film was released a year after his death.

Best films

Earthquake (1974)
Citizen Kane (1941)
(Assistant Editor)
Von Ryan's Express (1965)
The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)
Champion (1949)

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Filmography of Mark Robson (40 films)

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Trial (1955)
, 1h45
Directed by Mark Robson
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Political films
Actors Glenn Ford, Dorothy McGuire, John Arthur Kennedy, Juano Hernández, Katy Jurado, John Hodiak
Rating67% 3.3949453.3949453.3949453.3949453.394945
Angel Chavez (Rafael Campos) is a Mexican American who lives in the small California town of San Juno. During an annual event called Bass Night held at the town beach, he wanders onto the beach, off-limits to Mexican Americans. There he meets a non-Hispanic girl from his high school class. After she suffers a heart attack and dies, Angel is arrested and charged with murder.


Avalanche Express, 1h28
Directed by Monte Hellman, Mark Robson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Rail transport films, Political films, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Lee Marvin, Robert Shaw, Linda Evans, Maximilian Schell, Horst Buchholz, Mike Connors
Rating49% 2.4533552.4533552.4533552.4533552.453355
Russian general Marenkov (Robert Shaw) decides to defect to the West, and CIA agent Harry Wargrave (Lee Marvin) leads the team that is to get him out. Wargrave decides that Marenkov should travel across Europe by train, on the fictional "Avalanche Express". The idea is to lure the Russians into attacking the train, and thus discover who their secret agents in Europe are. Consequently, during the train journey they must survive both a terrorist attack and an avalanche, all planned by Russian spy-catcher Nikolai Bunin (Maximilian Schell).
Earthquake (1974)
, 2h3
Directed by Mark Robson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes La fin du monde, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about earthquakes
Actors Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene, Geneviève Bujold, Richard Roundtree
Rating59% 2.9517552.9517552.9517552.9517552.951755
Stewart Graff (Heston) is jogging near the Hollywood Sign. Back home, his wife Remy Royce-Graff (Gardner),a foul-mouthed bitter woman, starts her morning by picking a fight with him. After he has showered and is preparing to leave, Stewart finds Remy unconscious with a bottle of pills nearby. Accustomed to her periodic suicide attempts, Stewart prepares to induce vomiting when a violent tremor shakes the bedroom. Remy bolts out of bed, revealing that she was faking.
Limbo (1972)
, 1h52
Directed by Mark Robson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Themes Prison films, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Kate Jackson, Katherine Justice, Hazel Medina, Stuart Margolin
Rating62% 3.1336753.1336753.1336753.1336753.133675
Three women in Florida have husbands serving in Vietnam who are reported missing in action.
Happy Birthday, Wanda June, 1h45
Directed by Mark Robson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Rod Steiger, Susannah York, George Grizzard, Don Murray, William Hickey, Pamelyn Ferdin
Rating60% 3.001293.001293.001293.001293.00129
The opening of this play is "This is a simple-minded play about men who enjoy killing, and those who don't."
Daddy's Gone A-Hunting, 1h48
Directed by Mark Robson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors Carol White (actrice anglaise), Mala Powers, Suzanne Somers, Scott Hylands, Paul Burke, Edith Atwater
Rating62% 3.145153.145153.145153.145153.14515
Cathy Palmer (White), a young British woman, comes to San Francisco to live. There she meets Kenneth Daly (Hylands), a relationship develops and she becomes pregnant, but when Cathy sees another side of Kenneth's personality, she elects to break off their engagement and abort the pregnancy.
Valley of the Dolls, 2h3
Directed by Mark Robson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about television, Children's films
Actors Barbara Parkins, Sharon Tate, Patty Duke, Susan Hayward, Lee Grant, Tony Scotti
Rating60% 3.049023.049023.049023.049023.04902
Three young women meet when they embark on their careers. Neely O'Hara (Duke) is a plucky kid with undeniable talent who sings in a Broadway show—the legendary actress Helen Lawson (Hayward) is the star of the play—while Jennifer North (Tate), a beautiful blonde with limited talent, is in the chorus. Anne Welles (Parkins) is a New England ingenue who recently arrived in New York City and works as a secretary for a theatrical agency that represents Lawson. Neely, Jennifer, and Anne become fast friends, sharing the bonds of ambition and the tendency to fall in love with the wrong men.
Lost Command, 2h9
Directed by Mark Robson
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Action, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, French war films, La colonisation française, Films about terrorism, Algerian War films, Political films, Histoire de France
Actors Anthony Quinn, Alain Delon, George Segal, Michèle Morgan, Claudia Cardinale, Maurice Ronet
Rating62% 3.1474853.1474853.1474853.1474853.147485
In the final moments of the 1954 Battle of Dien Bien Phu, a weakened French garrison anticipates a last assault by communist Viet Minh troops.
Von Ryan's Express, 1h57
Directed by Mark Robson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Prison films, Transport films, Aviation films, Rail transport films, Political films, Évasion, Children's films, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard, Raffaella Carrà, Adolfo Celi, Sergio Fantoni, Brad Dexter
Rating70% 3.549353.549353.549353.549353.54935
Colonel Joseph Ryan (Frank Sinatra) is a U.S. Army Air Corps pilot who is shot down over Italy. He is captured by Italian troops and taken to a POW camp, run by the cruel Blackshirt Major Basilio Battaglia (Adolfo Celi). The camp is mainly populated by British prisoners.
Nine Hours to Rama, 2h4
Directed by Mark Robson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Crime
Themes Children's films
Actors Horst Buchholz, José Ferrer, Robert Morley, Diane Baker, Valerie Gearon, Harry Andrews
Rating64% 3.242453.242453.242453.242453.24245
The film is a fictional narrative set in the nine hours in the life of Nathuram Godse (Horst Buchholz) that lead up to his assassination of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (J.S. Casshyap). As he prepares for the shooting at Gandhi's residence, flashbacks recall Godse's hostility to Muslims, his adherence to a militant Hindu group that hatches the plot to kill Gandhi, and his involvement with a married woman Rani (Valerie Gearon) and a prostitute Sheila (Diane Baker). Meanwhile, a police officer Supt. Gopal Das (Jose Ferrer) is attempting to find the killer before it is too late.
The Prize
The Prize (1963)
, 2h14
Directed by Mark Robson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Spy, Crime
Themes Films about writers, Spy films, Political films
Actors Paul Newman, Edward G. Robinson, Elke Sommer, Diane Baker, Micheline Presle, Gérard Oury
Rating67% 3.399443.399443.399443.399443.39944
The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Andrew Craig (Paul Newman), who seems to be more interested in women and drinking than writing. When he arrives in Stockholm for the award ceremony, he is delighted to find that the Swedish Foreign Department has sent the beautiful Inger Lisa Andersson (Elke Sommer) as his personal chaperone. When Craig arrives at his hotel, he is introduced to another laureate, Dr. Max Stratman (Edward G. Robinson), a famous German-American physicist, who is accompanied by his niece Emily (Diane Baker).
From the Terrace, 2h29
Directed by Mark Robson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Children's films
Actors Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Myrna Loy, Barbara Eden, Ina Balin, Leon Ames
Rating66% 3.348233.348233.348233.348233.34823
In 1946, David Alfred Eaton returns home from the war to Philadelphia. He finds his mother Martha driven to alcoholism by years of neglect and abuse from her husband Samuel Eaton, owner of a prestigious iron and steel company. Having withdrawn from his family after the death of his firstborn son thirteen years earlier, Samuel's resentment drove Alfred to turn his back on the family business and strike out on his own with his closest friend, Lex.
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, 2h38
Directed by Mark Robson, Peter Yates
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Biography
Themes Children's films
Actors Ingrid Bergman, Curd Jürgens, Robert Donat, Michael David, Richard Wattis, Athene Seyler
Rating71% 3.596243.596243.596243.596243.59624
The story begins with Aylward (Ingrid Bergman) being rejected as a potential missionary to China because of her lack of education. Dr. Robinson (Moultrie Kelsall), the senior missionary, feels sorry for her and secures her a position in the home of a veteran explorer with contacts in China. Over the next few months, Aylward saves her money to purchase a ticket on the Trans-Siberian railway, choosing the more dangerous overland route to the East because it is less expensive.
Peyton Place, 2h37
Directed by Mark Robson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about families, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, Children's films
Actors Lana Turner, Diane Varsi, Hope Lange, Lloyd Nolan, Lee Philips, John Arthur Kennedy
Rating71% 3.5965353.5965353.5965353.5965353.596535
In the seemingly idyllic New England town of Peyton Place, drunkard Lucas Cross (Arthur Kennedy) stumbles out of his house as his son leaves town. Lucas's downtrodden wife, Nellie (Betty Field) goes to work as the housekeeper for Constance "Connie" MacKenzie (Lana Turner), a local dress shop owner. The daughters of the two families, Allison MacKenzie (Diane Varsi) and Selena Cross (Hope Lange) are best friends and are about to graduate high school.
The Little Hut, 1h30
Directed by Mark Robson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Films based on Robinson Crusoe, Films based on plays
Actors Ava Gardner, Stewart Granger, David Niven, Finlay Currie, Walter Chiari, Jack Lambert
Rating56% 2.806012.806012.806012.806012.80601
Sir Philip Ashlow (Granger), his neglected wife, Lady Susan Ashlow (Gardner) and his best friend Henry Brittingham-Brett (Niven) are shipwrecked on a desert island.