Rudy Behlmer

Rudy Behlmer was an American film historian and writer. He was an expert in the history and evolution of the motion picture industry.

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DIRECTION:  Scott Benson
CAST:  Lauren Bacall  •  Rudy Behlmer  •  Julius J. Epstein  •  Irene Lee Diamond

1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year (2009)

1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year is a once-over-lightly evocation of a slate of classic films unmatched before or since. In a year permitting 10 Best Picture nominees, the final cut included Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Dark Victory, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Mr. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Constantine Nasr
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Clark Gable  •  Vivien Leigh  •  Olivia de Havilland

1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year is a once-over-lightly evocation of a slate of classic films unmatched before or since. In a year permitting 10 Best Picture nominees, the final cut included Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Dark Victory, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Mr. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Constantine Nasr
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Clark Gable  •  Vivien Leigh  •  Olivia de Havilland

Public Enemies: The Golden Age of the Gangster Film (2008)

Produced for Turner Classic Movies, this documentary looks at the early days of the gangster film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Constantine Nasr
CAST:  Alec Baldwin  •  Sheri Chinen Biesen  •  Joan Blondell  •  Humphrey Bogart

Produced for Turner Classic Movies, this documentary looks at the early days of the gangster film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Constantine Nasr
CAST:  Alec Baldwin  •  Sheri Chinen Biesen  •  Joan Blondell  •  Humphrey Bogart

Becoming John Ford (2007)

Portrait of film director John Ford, perhaps best known for re-inventing the Western, and generally considered one of America's greatest directors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Redman
CAST:  Rudy Behlmer  •  Peter Fonda  •  Janet Bergstrom  •  Lem Dobbs

Portrait of film director John Ford, perhaps best known for re-inventing the Western, and generally considered one of America's greatest directors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Redman
CAST:  Rudy Behlmer  •  Peter Fonda  •  Janet Bergstrom  •  Lem Dobbs

Hollywood Without Make-Up (1963)

A collection of behind the scenes and home movies from the golden age of Hollywood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rudy Behlmer  •  Loring d'Usseau
CAST:  Ken Murray  •  Cary Grant  •  William Randolph Hearst  •  Eddie Albert

A collection of behind the scenes and home movies from the golden age of Hollywood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rudy Behlmer  •  Loring d'Usseau
CAST:  Ken Murray  •  Cary Grant  •  William Randolph Hearst  •  Eddie Albert

Tarzan: Silver Screen King of the Jungle (2004)

Tarzan: Silver Screen King of the Jungle is a documentary focusing on the first six sound Tarzan films produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer starring Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan. Written and directed by John Rust, the documentary features interviews with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Rust
CAST:  Rudy Behlmer  •  Scott Tracy Griffin  •  John Naber  •  Robert Osborne

Tarzan: Silver Screen King of the Jungle is a documentary focusing on the first six sound Tarzan films produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer starring Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan. Written and directed by John Rust, the documentary features interviews with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Rust
CAST:  Rudy Behlmer  •  Scott Tracy Griffin  •  John Naber  •  Robert Osborne

Singin' in the Rain: Raining on a New Generation (2012)

Today's top musical stars—including Paula Abdul, Usher and Glee's Matthew Morrison—reveal why this iconic musical continues to influence and inspire musical performers around the world.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Zachary Woodlee  •  Corbin Bleu  •  Paula Abdul  •  Harry Shum Jr.

Today's top musical stars—including Paula Abdul, Usher and Glee's Matthew Morrison—reveal why this iconic musical continues to influence and inspire musical performers around the world.  (more)

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CAST:  Zachary Woodlee  •  Corbin Bleu  •  Paula Abdul  •  Harry Shum Jr.

The Making of Rebecca (2008)

Documentary on Alfred Hitchcock's 1941 film Rebecca and the working relationship of Hitchcock and producer David O. Selznick.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cork  •  Lisa Van Eyssen
CAST:  Rudy Behlmer  •  Peter Bogdanovich  •  Bruce Dern  •  Leonard Leff

Documentary on Alfred Hitchcock's 1941 film Rebecca and the working relationship of Hitchcock and producer David O. Selznick.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cork  •  Lisa Van Eyssen
CAST:  Rudy Behlmer  •  Peter Bogdanovich  •  Bruce Dern  •  Leonard Leff

Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood (2008)

A look at the forces that shaped Pre-Code Hollywood and brought about the strict enforcement of the Hays Code in 1934.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Valerie Spencer  •  Jack Valenti  •  Jonathan Kuntz  •  Camille Paglia

A look at the forces that shaped Pre-Code Hollywood and brought about the strict enforcement of the Hays Code in 1934.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Valerie Spencer  •  Jack Valenti  •  Jonathan Kuntz  •  Camille Paglia

Welcome to Sherwood! The Story of 'The Adventures of Robin Hood' (2003)

Film historians examines the making of the 1938 "The Adventures of Robin Hood."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Kurtti
CAST:  Rudy Behlmer  •  Joseph I. Breen  •  Leonard Maltin  •  Paula Sigman

Film historians examines the making of the 1938 "The Adventures of Robin Hood."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Kurtti
CAST:  Rudy Behlmer  •  Joseph I. Breen  •  Leonard Maltin  •  Paula Sigman

Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed (2000)

Documentary featured on the Classic Monster Collection and Monster Legacy Collection for The Mummy (1932).  (more)

DIRECTION:  David J. Skal
CAST:  Bud Abbott  •  Ramsay Ames  •  Rudy Behlmer  •  Lon Chaney Jr.

Documentary featured on the Classic Monster Collection and Monster Legacy Collection for The Mummy (1932).  (more)

DIRECTION:  David J. Skal
CAST:  Bud Abbott  •  Ramsay Ames  •  Rudy Behlmer  •  Lon Chaney Jr.

Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic (1993)

The story of how the classic epic "Ben-Hur" was made.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Benson
CAST:  Christopher Plummer  •  Rudy Behlmer  •  Gore Vidal  •  J.J. Cohn

The story of how the classic epic "Ben-Hur" was made.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Benson
CAST:  Christopher Plummer  •  Rudy Behlmer  •  Gore Vidal  •  J.J. Cohn

Jack L. Warner: The Last Mogul (1993)

An insider's account of Jack Warner, a founding father of the American film industry. This feature length documentary provides the rags to riches story of the man whose studio - Warner Bros - created many of Hollywood's most classic films. Includes extensive ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Orr
CAST:  Efrem Zimbalist Jr.  •  Jack L. Warner  •  Rudy Behlmer  •  Pat Buttram

An insider's account of Jack Warner, a founding father of the American film industry. This feature length documentary provides the rags to riches story of the man whose studio - Warner Bros - created many of Hollywood's most classic films. Includes extensive ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Orr
CAST:  Efrem Zimbalist Jr.  •  Jack L. Warner  •  Rudy Behlmer  •  Pat Buttram

The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster (1999)

The history of Frankenstein's journey from novel to stage to screen to icon  (more)

DIRECTION:  David J. Skal
CAST:  Rick Baker  •  Rudy Behlmer  •  Ivan Butler  •  Bill Condon

The history of Frankenstein's journey from novel to stage to screen to icon  (more)

DIRECTION:  David J. Skal
CAST:  Rick Baker  •  Rudy Behlmer  •  Ivan Butler  •  Bill Condon

Now You See Him: The Invisible Man Revealed! (2000)

A documentary from Universal about the movie The Invisible Man (1933) directed by James Whale.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David J. Skal
CAST:  Rudy Behlmer  •  David J. Skal  •  Ian McKellen  •  Bill Condon

A documentary from Universal about the movie The Invisible Man (1933) directed by James Whale.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David J. Skal
CAST:  Rudy Behlmer  •  David J. Skal  •  Ian McKellen  •  Bill Condon

The Opera Ghost: A Phantom Unmasked (2000)

A documentary from Universal about their Phantom of the Opera movies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David J. Skal
CAST:  Scott MacQueen  •  Susanna Foster  •  Carla Laemmle  •  Rudy Behlmer

A documentary from Universal about their Phantom of the Opera movies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David J. Skal
CAST:  Scott MacQueen  •  Susanna Foster  •  Carla Laemmle  •  Rudy Behlmer

Backstory: All About Eve (2000)

A documentary about the making of the 1950 film ALL ABOUT EVE.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Freedman  •  Michele Farinola
CAST:  Rino Romano  •  Tom Mankiewicz  •  Rudy Behlmer

A documentary about the making of the 1950 film ALL ABOUT EVE.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Freedman  •  Michele Farinola
CAST:  Rino Romano  •  Tom Mankiewicz  •  Rudy Behlmer

The Fantasia Legacy: The Concert Feature (2000)

Documentary on the making of Walt Disney’s Fantasia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Kurtti
CAST:  Leonard Maltin  •  John Canemaker  •  Rudy Behlmer  •  John Culhane

Documentary on the making of Walt Disney’s Fantasia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Kurtti
CAST:  Leonard Maltin  •  John Canemaker  •  Rudy Behlmer  •  John Culhane

What a Glorious Feeling: The Making of 'Singin' in the Rain' (2002)

Movie and stage icon Debbie Reynolds hosts the making of "Singin' in the Rain". The short documentary includes Donald O'Connor, who played the comical "Cosmo Brown", Stanley Donen, one half of the directors next to Gene Kelly, and Kathleen Freeman, who played ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Fitzgerald
CAST:  Debbie Reynolds  •  Cyd Charisse  •  Donald O'Connor  •  Rudy Behlmer

Movie and stage icon Debbie Reynolds hosts the making of "Singin' in the Rain". The short documentary includes Donald O'Connor, who played the comical "Cosmo Brown", Stanley Donen, one half of the directors next to Gene Kelly, and Kathleen Freeman, who played ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Fitzgerald
CAST:  Debbie Reynolds  •  Cyd Charisse  •  Donald O'Connor  •  Rudy Behlmer

The Universe According to Universal (2002)

Narrator Rudy Behlmer guides a look through Universal's place in film history as a source of alien visitation, extraterrestrial life, and other Science Fiction staples. The piece further looks at the political and social implications, parallels, and escapism in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David J. Skal
CAST:  Rudy Behlmer  •  Vincent Di Fate  •  Bob Burns  •  David Schecter

Narrator Rudy Behlmer guides a look through Universal's place in film history as a source of alien visitation, extraterrestrial life, and other Science Fiction staples. The piece further looks at the political and social implications, parallels, and escapism in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David J. Skal
CAST:  Rudy Behlmer  •  Vincent Di Fate  •  Bob Burns  •  David Schecter
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