Robert Stevenson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Robert Stevenson (31 March 1905, Buxton, Derbyshire – 30 April 1986) was an English film writer and director. He was educated at Cambridge University where he became the president of both the Liberal Club and the Cambridge Union Society. He moved to California in the 1940s and ended up directing 19 films for The Walt Disney Company in the 1960s and 1970s. Today, Stevenson is best remembered for directing the Julie Andrews musical Mary Poppins, for which Andrews won the Academy Award for Best Actress and Stevenson received a nomination for Best Director Oscar. Stevenson divorced his first wife Cecilie and married actress Anna Lee in 1934. They lived on London's Bankside for five years, moving to Hollywood in 1939, where he remained for many years. They had two daughters, Venetia and Caroline, before divorcing in March 1944. He married Frances Holyoke Howard on October 8, 1944; they later divorced. They had one son, Hugh Howard Stevenson. Robert Stevenson's widow, Ursula Henderson, appeared as herself in the documentary Locked in the Tower: The Men behind Jane Eyre in 2007. Description above from the Wikipedia article Robert Stevenson (director), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

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Mary Poppins (1964)

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A magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Dick Van Dyke  •  David Tomlinson  •  Glynis Johns

A magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Dick Van Dyke  •  David Tomlinson  •  Glynis Johns

Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

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Three children evacuated from London during World War II are forced to stay with an eccentric spinster (Eglantine Price). The children's initial fears disappear when they find out she is in fact a trainee witch.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Angela Lansbury  •  David Tomlinson  •  Roddy McDowall  •  Sam Jaffe

Three children evacuated from London during World War II are forced to stay with an eccentric spinster (Eglantine Price). The children's initial fears disappear when they find out she is in fact a trainee witch.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Angela Lansbury  •  David Tomlinson  •  Roddy McDowall  •  Sam Jaffe

Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)

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Take a wee bit of ancient folklore, mix in some spectacular special effects and a magical cast (including Sean Connery) -- and you've got one of the most enchanting fantasies of all time! A frisky old storyteller named Darby O'Gill is desperately seeking the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Albert Sharpe  •  Janet Munro  •  Jimmy O'Dea

Take a wee bit of ancient folklore, mix in some spectacular special effects and a magical cast (including Sean Connery) -- and you've got one of the most enchanting fantasies of all time! A frisky old storyteller named Darby O'Gill is desperately seeking the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Albert Sharpe  •  Janet Munro  •  Jimmy O'Dea

Herbie Rides Again (1974)

The living Volkswagen Beetle helps an old lady protect her home from a corrupt developer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Helen Hayes  •  Ken Berry  •  Stefanie Powers  •  John McIntire

The living Volkswagen Beetle helps an old lady protect her home from a corrupt developer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Helen Hayes  •  Ken Berry  •  Stefanie Powers  •  John McIntire

The Woman on Pier 13 (1950)

Communists blackmail a shipping executive into spying for them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Laraine Day  •  Robert Ryan  •  John Agar  •  Thomas Gomez

Communists blackmail a shipping executive into spying for them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Laraine Day  •  Robert Ryan  •  John Agar  •  Thomas Gomez

Macao (1952)

A man on the run in the Far East is mistaken for an undercover cop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson  •  Josef von Sternberg  •  Nicholas Ray  •  Mel Ferrer
CAST:  Robert Mitchum  •  Jane Russell  •  William Bendix  •  Thomas Gomez

A man on the run in the Far East is mistaken for an undercover cop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson  •  Josef von Sternberg  •  Nicholas Ray  •  Mel Ferrer
CAST:  Robert Mitchum  •  Jane Russell  •  William Bendix  •  Thomas Gomez

One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (1975)

Escaping from China with a microfilm of the formula for the mysterious "Lotus X", Lord Southmere, a Queen's Messenger, is chased by a group of Chinese spies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Derek Nimmo  •  Hugh Burden  •  Bernard Bresslaw  •  Helen Hayes

Escaping from China with a microfilm of the formula for the mysterious "Lotus X", Lord Southmere, a Queen's Messenger, is chased by a group of Chinese spies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Derek Nimmo  •  Hugh Burden  •  Bernard Bresslaw  •  Helen Hayes

That Darn Cat! (1965)

A young woman suspects foul play when her cat comes home wearing a wrist watch. Convincing the FBI, though, and catching the bad guys is tougher than she imagined.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Hayley Mills  •  Dean Jones  •  Dorothy Provine  •  Roddy McDowall

A young woman suspects foul play when her cat comes home wearing a wrist watch. Convincing the FBI, though, and catching the bad guys is tougher than she imagined.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Hayley Mills  •  Dean Jones  •  Dorothy Provine  •  Roddy McDowall

The Love Bug (1968)

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Herbie is a car - but no ordinary car. The story follows the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own from the showroom to the race track, with various close escapes in between. Three further Herbie movies were to follow.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Dean Jones  •  Michele Lee  •  Buddy Hackett  •  Joe Flynn

Herbie is a car - but no ordinary car. The story follows the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own from the showroom to the race track, with various close escapes in between. Three further Herbie movies were to follow.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Dean Jones  •  Michele Lee  •  Buddy Hackett  •  Joe Flynn

Where Danger Lives (1950)

A young doctor falls in love with a disturbed young woman and apparently becomes involved in the death of her husband. They head for Mexico trying to outrun the law.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Farrow
CAST:  Robert Mitchum  •  Faith Domergue  •  Claude Rains  •  Maureen O'Sullivan

A young doctor falls in love with a disturbed young woman and apparently becomes involved in the death of her husband. They head for Mexico trying to outrun the law.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Farrow
CAST:  Robert Mitchum  •  Faith Domergue  •  Claude Rains  •  Maureen O'Sullivan

The Gnome-Mobile (1967)

An eccentric millionaire and his grandchildren are embroiled in the plights of some forest gnomes who are searching for the rest of their tribe. While helping them, the millionaire is suspected of being crazy because he's seeing gnomes! He's committed, and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Walter Brennan  •  Matthew Garber  •  Karen Dotrice  •  Richard Deacon

An eccentric millionaire and his grandchildren are embroiled in the plights of some forest gnomes who are searching for the rest of their tribe. While helping them, the millionaire is suspected of being crazy because he's seeing gnomes! He's committed, and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Walter Brennan  •  Matthew Garber  •  Karen Dotrice  •  Richard Deacon

The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)

Hailed as one of Walt Disney's most hilarious comedies, The Absent-Minded Professor contains two essential elements for laughter - Fred MacMurray and Flubber, his gravity-defying formula for flying rubber!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Fred MacMurray  •  Nancy Olson  •  Keenan Wynn  •  Tommy Kirk

Hailed as one of Walt Disney's most hilarious comedies, The Absent-Minded Professor contains two essential elements for laughter - Fred MacMurray and Flubber, his gravity-defying formula for flying rubber!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Fred MacMurray  •  Nancy Olson  •  Keenan Wynn  •  Tommy Kirk

The Monkey's Uncle (1965)

College whiz-kid Merlin Jones concocts a method for teaching advanced information to a chimpanzee, then creates a flying machine of his own design, ultimately raising havoc on the campus.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Tommy Kirk  •  Annette Funicello  •  Leon Ames  •  Arthur O'Connell

College whiz-kid Merlin Jones concocts a method for teaching advanced information to a chimpanzee, then creates a flying machine of his own design, ultimately raising havoc on the campus.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Tommy Kirk  •  Annette Funicello  •  Leon Ames  •  Arthur O'Connell

The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (1964)

Merlin Jones, a precocious and intelligent high-school boy, experiments with hypnosis and creates a mind-reading machine. However, his experiments land him in deep trouble with the law.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Tommy Kirk  •  Annette Funicello  •  Leon Ames  •  Stuart Erwin

Merlin Jones, a precocious and intelligent high-school boy, experiments with hypnosis and creates a mind-reading machine. However, his experiments land him in deep trouble with the law.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Tommy Kirk  •  Annette Funicello  •  Leon Ames  •  Stuart Erwin

Old Yeller (1957)

Young Travis Coates is left to take care of the family ranch with his mother and younger brother while his father goes off on a cattle drive in the 1860s. When a yellow mongrel comes for an uninvited stay with the family, Travis reluctantly adopts the dog.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Dorothy McGuire  •  Fess Parker  •  Tommy Kirk  •  Kevin Corcoran

Young Travis Coates is left to take care of the family ranch with his mother and younger brother while his father goes off on a cattle drive in the 1860s. When a yellow mongrel comes for an uninvited stay with the family, Travis reluctantly adopts the dog.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Dorothy McGuire  •  Fess Parker  •  Tommy Kirk  •  Kevin Corcoran

Jane Eyre (1943)

After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house to care for his young daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Joan Fontaine  •  Margaret O'Brien  •  Peggy Ann Garner

After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house to care for his young daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Joan Fontaine  •  Margaret O'Brien  •  Peggy Ann Garner

The Shaggy D.A. (1976)

Wilby Daniels, a successful lawyer running for District Attorney, suddenly finds himself being transformed into an English sheepdog. Somehow he has to keep his change a secret and find just what is causing it, all the while eluding the local dog catcher.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Dean Jones  •  Suzanne Pleshette  •  Tim Conway  •  Keenan Wynn

Wilby Daniels, a successful lawyer running for District Attorney, suddenly finds himself being transformed into an English sheepdog. Somehow he has to keep his change a secret and find just what is causing it, all the while eluding the local dog catcher.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Dean Jones  •  Suzanne Pleshette  •  Tim Conway  •  Keenan Wynn

Tudor Rose (1936)

The tragic story of Lady Jane Grey, the young queen who reigned in England for nine days before she was executed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Cedric Hardwicke  •  John Mills  •  Felix Aylmer  •  Leslie Perrins

The tragic story of Lady Jane Grey, the young queen who reigned in England for nine days before she was executed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Cedric Hardwicke  •  John Mills  •  Felix Aylmer  •  Leslie Perrins

The Island at the Top of the World (1974)

A Victorian gentleman hopes to find his long-lost son, who vanished whilst searching for a mysterious Viking community in a volcanic valley somewhere in uncharted Arctic regions. The gentleman puts together an expedition team to go on the search, but when they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Donald Sinden  •  David Hartman  •  Jacques Marin  •  Mako

A Victorian gentleman hopes to find his long-lost son, who vanished whilst searching for a mysterious Viking community in a volcanic valley somewhere in uncharted Arctic regions. The gentleman puts together an expedition team to go on the search, but when they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Donald Sinden  •  David Hartman  •  Jacques Marin  •  Mako

The Camels Are Coming (1934)

A British officer in the Camel Corps in Egypt goes undercover to investigate a gang of drug smugglers. He enlists the aid of a female pilot to help break up the gang.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson  •  Tim Whelan
CAST:  Jack Hulbert  •  Anna Lee  •  Hartley Power  •  Harold Huth

A British officer in the Camel Corps in Egypt goes undercover to investigate a gang of drug smugglers. He enlists the aid of a female pilot to help break up the gang.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson  •  Tim Whelan
CAST:  Jack Hulbert  •  Anna Lee  •  Hartley Power  •  Harold Huth
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