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Otto Brower is a Actor, Director, Producer, Assistant Director and Second Unit American born on 2 december 1895 at Grand Rapids (USA)

Otto Brower

Otto Brower
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Nationality USA
Birth 2 december 1895 at Grand Rapids (USA)
Death 25 january 1946 (at 50 years) at Hollywood (USA)

Otto Brower (2 December 1895 – 25 January 1946) was an American film director. He directed 45 films between 1928 and 1946.

He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and died in Hollywood, California, from a heart attack.


Otto Brower débute au cinéma comme acteur, dans Excuse My Dust de Sam Wood (avec Wallace Reid et Ann Little), sorti en 1920. Il apparaît dans deux autres films muets d'Irvin Willat, On the High Seas (1922, avec Dorothy Dalton et Jack Holt) et La Force du sang (1923, avec Malcolm McGregor, Billie Dove et Lon Chaney).

Il devient assistant-réalisateur de Dorothy Arzner (sur Ten Modern Commandments, 1927) et de William A. Wellman (sur Tu ne tueras point , 1928), puis réalisateur sur Avalanche (titre original), avec Jack Holt et Olga Baclanova, sorti en 1928.

En tout, il dirige (parfois en collaboration avec des confrères) une quarantaine de films américains — notamment pour la Paramount Pictures —, dont des westerns (comme L'Attaque de la caravane en 1931, coréalisé par David Burton, avec Gary Cooper et Lili Damita). Sa dernière réalisation est Behind Green Lights (avec Carole Landis et William Gargan), film sorti le 15 février 1946, trois semaines après sa mort prématurée, d'une crise cardiaque.

Durant sa carrière, Otto Brower est également réalisateur de seconde équipe, le plus souvent non crédité, sur vingt films (à partir de 1935), dont certains bien connus — tel Les Raisins de la colère de John Ford en 1940 —. Il contribue aussi, pour le tournage de quelques scènes seulement, aux Trois Mousquetaires (version de 1935) de Rowland V. Lee, à Stanley et Livingstone (1939) d'Henry King et à Duel au soleil (1946) de King Vidor — d'autres réalisateurs, dont lui-même, y collaborant sans être crédités —.

Best films

Duel in the Sun (1946)
Wilson (1944)
Leave Her to Heaven (1946)
The Rains Came (1939)
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Kentucky (1938)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Otto Brower (59 films)

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All the Brothers Were Valiant, 1h41
Directed by Irvin Willat
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Lon Chaney, Malcolm McGregor, Billie Dove, Robert McKim, William Orlamond, Bob Kortman
Roles Morrell

Voir l'article consacré au remake de 1953.


Leave Her to Heaven, 1h50
Directed by Otto Brower, John M. Stahl
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Melodrama, Romance
Themes Films about suicide, Children's films
Actors Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain, Vincent Price, Mary Philips, Ray Collins
Rating75% 3.797743.797743.797743.797743.79774
Novelist Richard Harland (Cornel Wilde) returns to his remote island home, called Back of the Moon, after two years in prison. His friend and attorney, (Ray Collins), narrates how Richard meets beautiful socialite Ellen Berent (Gene Tierney) on a train. She falls in love with him based mainly on his close resemblance to her recently deceased father, to whom she was obsessively attached.
Duel in the Sun, 2h9
Directed by William Dieterle, Otto Brower, David Selznick, Josef von Sternberg, King Vidor, William Cameron Menzies, Sidney Franklin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Romance, Western
Themes Films about capital punishment
Actors Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck, Lionel Barrymore, Herbert Marshall, Lillian Gish
Rating67% 3.398373.398373.398373.398373.39837
Pearl Chavez (Jennifer Jones) is orphaned after her father Scott Chavez (Herbert Marshall) kills her mother (Tilly Losch), having caught his wife with a lover (Sidney Blackmer). Before Scott Chavez is executed as a punishment for killing his wife, he arranges for his daughter Pearl to live with his second cousin and old sweetheart, Laura Belle (Lillian Gish).
Behind Green Lights, 1h4
Directed by Otto Brower
Origin USA
Genres Crime
Actors Carole Landis, William Gargan, Don Beddoe, Mary Anderson, John Ireland, Richard Crane
Rating63% 3.1959253.1959253.1959253.1959253.195925
Police Lieutenant Sam Carson spots Walter Bard's bullet-ridden corpse in a car brazenly left in front of the police station. Carson questions Janet Bradley after finding her name in the dead man's appointment book. She admits that the Bard had been blackmailing her friend for $20,000, and that she went to see him, though she had been able to raise only half the money. When he refused to settle for that, she claims she took what she came for at gunpoint. Max Calvert, a newspaper owner, pressures Carson to arrest Bradley to hurt her father's election campaign for mayor. Carson declines.
Fallen Angel, 1h38
Directed by Otto Brower, Otto Preminger, George Schaefer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Crime, Romance
Themes Children's films
Actors Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Charles Bickford, Anne Revere, Bruce Cabot
Rating70% 3.545983.545983.545983.545983.54598
Eric Stanton (Andrews), a down-on-his-luck drifter, gets pulled off a bus in the hamlet of Walton because he does not have the $2.25 extra fare to take him to San Francisco. He finds a greasy spoon called Pop's Eats, where Pop (Percy Kilbride) is worried about waitress Stella because she has not shown up for work for days. Ex-New York cop Mark Judd (Bickford) tells him not to worry. Sure enough, the sultry Stella (Darnell) soon returns. Stanton (like the others) is attracted to her, but she is unimpressed by his smooth talk and poverty.
Buffalo Bill, 1h30
Directed by Otto Brower, William A. Wellman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Action, Western
Themes Children's films
Actors Joel McCrea, Maureen O'Hara, Linda Darnell, Anthony Quinn, Thomas Mitchell, Edgar Buchanan
Rating63% 3.1952753.1952753.1952753.1952753.195275
A fictionalized account of the life of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody. A hunter and Army Scout in the early part of his life, he rescues a US Senator and his beautiful daughter, Louisa Frederici. Cody is portrayed as someone who admires and respects the Indians and is a good friend of Yellow Hand who will eventually become Chief of the Cheyenne. Everyone else, including the military, politicians and businessmen on the other hand hate the Indians and are perfectly prepared to trample on their lands and destroy their buffalo hunting grounds. He's eventually forced to fight the Cheyenne however. He's also met a writer, Ned Buntline, who writes about Cody's exploits and he becomes a sensation when he travels East. His career is not assured however, particularly when he attacks those in positions of authority over their maltreatment of the Native American population. He eventually establishes his wild west show that becomes an international sensation.
Wilson (1944)
, 2h34
Directed by Otto Brower, Henry King
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Musical, Romance
Themes Politique, Political films, Children's films
Actors Charles Coburn, Alexander Knox, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Thomas Mitchell, Cedric Hardwicke, Ruth Nelson
Rating67% 3.395323.395323.395323.395323.39532
The story begins in 1909, a time when Wilson (Alexander Knox) is best known as the head of Princeton University and the author of several books on the democratic process. Urged into running for Governor of New Jersey by the local political machine, Wilson soon proves that he is his own man, beholden to no one-and that he is dedicated to the truth at any cost.
The Keys of the Kingdom, 2h17
Directed by Otto Brower, John M. Stahl
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Children's films
Actors Gregory Peck, Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price, Edmund Gwenn, Benson Fong, Rose Stradner
Rating71% 3.595453.595453.595453.595453.59545
Father Francis Chisholm (Gregory Peck) is visited in his old age by Monsignor Sleeth (Sir Cedric Hardwicke) at his parish in Tweedside. The Monsignor informs Father Francis that the Bishop thinks it would be better if he retires, as Father Francis' somewhat unorthodox recent teachings have become a distraction. The Monsignor retires to his room in the rectory, and finds Father Francis' diary that recounts his story from 1878. As the Monsignor begins to read the diary, a flashback begins.
Crash Dive
Crash Dive (1943)
, 1h46
Directed by Otto Brower, Archie Mayo
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, La bataille de l'Atlantique, Underwater action films, Submarine films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Tyrone Power, Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews, James Gleason, May Whitty, Harry Morgan
Rating62% 3.1481953.1481953.1481953.1481953.148195
A US Navy submarine, the USS Corsair, is operating in the North Atlantic, hunting German merchant raiders that are preying on Allied shipping. Its new executive officer, Lt. Ward Stewart (Tyrone Power), has been transferred back into submarines after commanding his own PT boat. At the submarine base in New London, Connecticut, he asks his new captain, Lt. Cmdr. Dewey Connors (Dana Andrews), for a weekend leave to settle his affairs before taking up his new assignment. On a train bound for Washington D.C., Stewart accidentally encounters New London school teacher Jean Hewlett (Anne Baxter) and her students. Despite her initial resistance to his efforts, he charms her and they fall in love.
Little Tokyo, U.S.A., 1h4
Directed by Otto Brower
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Political films
Actors Preston Foster, Brenda Joyce, Harold Huber, June Duprez, Abner Biberman, Donald Douglas
Rating53% 2.6826352.6826352.6826352.6826352.682635
The story, set in late 1941, follows Los Angeles cop Michael Steele (Preston Foster) as he investigates a series of crimes involving the local Japanese American community.
Sex Hygiene, 30minutes
Directed by Otto Brower, John Ford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Documentary
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Documentary films about law, Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events, Documentary films about health care, Political films, Documentary films about World War II
Actors George Reeves, Richard Derr, Robert Lowery, Charles Trowbridge, Robert Shaw
Rating53% 2.6861752.6861752.6861752.6861752.686175
Several servicemen relax by playing pool at their base. One later visits a prostitute and contracts syphilis. As a result of his unfortunate experience, there is an opportunity for sexual health information about syphilis, how it is spread and how its spread can be prevented.
Western Union, 1h35
Directed by Otto Brower, Harry Joe Brown, Darryl F. Zanuck, Fritz Lang
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Western
Themes Children's films
Actors Robert Young, Randolph Scott, Dean Jagger, John Carradine, Virginia Gilmore, Slim Summerville
Rating66% 3.344563.344563.344563.344563.34456
While surveying a telegraph line in 1861, Western Union engineer Edward Creighton (Dean Jagger) is severely injured in an accident. He is discovered by Vance Shaw (Randolph Scott), an outlaw on the run from a posse. Forced to travel on foot after his horse was hurt, Shaw at first considers stealing Creighton's horse, but changes his mind and takes the man with him, saving his life.