Robert Siodmak

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Robert Siodmak (8 August 1900 - 10 March 1973) was a German born American film director. He is best remembered as a thriller specialist and for the series of Hollywood film noirs he made in the 1940s. Description above from the Wikipedia article Robert Siodmak, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Christmas Holiday (1944)

Don't be fooled by the title. Christmas Holiday is a far, far cry from It's a Wonderful Life. Told in flashback, the story begins as Abigail Martin marries Southern aristocrat Robert Monette. Unfortunately, Robert has inherited his family's streak of violence and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Deanna Durbin  •  Gene Kelly  •  Richard Whorf  •  Dean Harens

Don't be fooled by the title. Christmas Holiday is a far, far cry from It's a Wonderful Life. Told in flashback, the story begins as Abigail Martin marries Southern aristocrat Robert Monette. Unfortunately, Robert has inherited his family's streak of violence and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Deanna Durbin  •  Gene Kelly  •  Richard Whorf  •  Dean Harens

Cobra Woman (1944)

A man (Jon Hall) tracks his kidnapped bride (Maria Montez) to a jungle island, where her twin is the high priestess.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Maria Montez  •  Jon Hall  •  Sabu  •  Lon Chaney Jr.

A man (Jon Hall) tracks his kidnapped bride (Maria Montez) to a jungle island, where her twin is the high priestess.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Maria Montez  •  Jon Hall  •  Sabu  •  Lon Chaney Jr.

Criss Cross (1949)

Burt Lancaster plays Steve Thompson, a man who seals his dark fate when he returns to Los Angeles to find his ex-wife Anna Dundee (Yvonne DeCarlo) eager to rekindle their love against all better judgement. She encourages their affair but then quickly marries ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Yvonne De Carlo  •  Dan Duryea  •  Stephen McNally

Burt Lancaster plays Steve Thompson, a man who seals his dark fate when he returns to Los Angeles to find his ex-wife Anna Dundee (Yvonne DeCarlo) eager to rekindle their love against all better judgement. She encourages their affair but then quickly marries ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Yvonne De Carlo  •  Dan Duryea  •  Stephen McNally

Cry of the City (1948)

Petty crook and cop-killer Martin Rome, in bad shape from wounds in the hospital prison ward, still refuses to help slimy lawyer Niles clear his client by confessing to another crime. Police Lt. Candella must check Niles' allegation; a friend of the Rome family, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Victor Mature  •  Richard Conte  •  Fred Clark  •  Shelley Winters

Petty crook and cop-killer Martin Rome, in bad shape from wounds in the hospital prison ward, still refuses to help slimy lawyer Niles clear his client by confessing to another crime. Police Lt. Candella must check Niles' allegation; a friend of the Rome family, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Victor Mature  •  Richard Conte  •  Fred Clark  •  Shelley Winters

Phantom Lady (1944)

A mystery woman is a murder suspect's only alibi for the night of his wife's death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Franchot Tone  •  Ella Raines  •  Alan Curtis  •  Aurora Miranda

A mystery woman is a murder suspect's only alibi for the night of his wife's death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Franchot Tone  •  Ella Raines  •  Alan Curtis  •  Aurora Miranda

Son of Dracula (1943)

Carpathian Count Alucard is invited to the U.S. by a young heiress. Her boyfriend and local officials are suspicious of the newcomer, who is interested in the "virile" soil of the new world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Lon Chaney Jr.  •  Louise Allbritton  •  Evelyn Ankers  •  Robert Paige

Carpathian Count Alucard is invited to the U.S. by a young heiress. Her boyfriend and local officials are suspicious of the newcomer, who is interested in the "virile" soil of the new world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Lon Chaney Jr.  •  Louise Allbritton  •  Evelyn Ankers  •  Robert Paige

The Dark Mirror (1946)

A sister and her disturbed twin are implicated in a murder and a police detective must figure out which one's the killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Olivia de Havilland  •  Lew Ayres  •  Thomas Mitchell  •  Richard Long

A sister and her disturbed twin are implicated in a murder and a police detective must figure out which one's the killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Olivia de Havilland  •  Lew Ayres  •  Thomas Mitchell  •  Richard Long

The File on Thelma Jordon (1949)

Cleve Marshall is an assistant district attorney who falls for the shadowy Thelma Jordon. With her sordid past -- and her relationship with thief Tony Laredo kept secret from the married attorney, Jordon seduces the easily swayed Marshall, and uses him to cover up ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  Wendell Corey  •  Paul Kelly  •  Joan Tetzel

Cleve Marshall is an assistant district attorney who falls for the shadowy Thelma Jordon. With her sordid past -- and her relationship with thief Tony Laredo kept secret from the married attorney, Jordon seduces the easily swayed Marshall, and uses him to cover up ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  Wendell Corey  •  Paul Kelly  •  Joan Tetzel

The Killers (1946)

Two hit men walk into a diner asking for a man called "the Swede". When the killers find the Swede, he's expecting them and doesn't put up a fight. Since the Swede had a life insurance policy, an investigator, on a hunch, decides to look into the murder. As the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Ava Gardner  •  Edmond O'Brien  •  Albert Dekker

Two hit men walk into a diner asking for a man called "the Swede". When the killers find the Swede, he's expecting them and doesn't put up a fight. Since the Swede had a life insurance policy, an investigator, on a hunch, decides to look into the murder. As the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Ava Gardner  •  Edmond O'Brien  •  Albert Dekker

The Spiral Staircase (1946)

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In 1916, beautiful young mute Helen is a domestic worker for elderly, ailing Mrs. Warren. Mrs. Warren's two adult sons, Albert (a professor) and womanizing impudent Steven, also live in the Warren mansion. Mrs. Warren becomes concerned for Helen's safety when a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Dorothy McGuire  •  George Brent  •  Ethel Barrymore  •  Kent Smith

In 1916, beautiful young mute Helen is a domestic worker for elderly, ailing Mrs. Warren. Mrs. Warren's two adult sons, Albert (a professor) and womanizing impudent Steven, also live in the Warren mansion. Mrs. Warren becomes concerned for Helen's safety when a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Dorothy McGuire  •  George Brent  •  Ethel Barrymore  •  Kent Smith

The Crimson Pirate (1952)

Burt Lancaster plays a pirate with a taste for intrigue and acrobatics who involves himself in the goings on of a revolution in the Caribbean in the late 1700s. A light hearted adventure involving prison breaks, an oddball Scientist, sailing ships, naval fights, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Nick Cravat  •  Eva Bartok  •  Torin Thatcher

Burt Lancaster plays a pirate with a taste for intrigue and acrobatics who involves himself in the goings on of a revolution in the Caribbean in the late 1700s. A light hearted adventure involving prison breaks, an oddball Scientist, sailing ships, naval fights, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Nick Cravat  •  Eva Bartok  •  Torin Thatcher

Deported (1950)

The real-life deportation of gangster Lucky Luciano was the inspiration for this romanticized and slightly crackbrained crime drama. Jeff Chandler plays the Luciano counterpart, who once he arrives in Italy renews his criminal activities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Märta Torén  •  Jeff Chandler  •  Claude Dauphin  •  Marina Berti

The real-life deportation of gangster Lucky Luciano was the inspiration for this romanticized and slightly crackbrained crime drama. Jeff Chandler plays the Luciano counterpart, who once he arrives in Italy renews his criminal activities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Märta Torén  •  Jeff Chandler  •  Claude Dauphin  •  Marina Berti

The Great Sinner (1949)

A young man succumbs to gambling fever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Ava Gardner  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Walter Huston

A young man succumbs to gambling fever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Ava Gardner  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Walter Huston

West Point Widow (1941)

In this romance, a hospital nurse marries a West Point football hero. She soon gets pregnant, but this doesn't stop her from annulling the marriage so as not to interfere with her husband's military career.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Anne Shirley  •  Richard Carlson  •  Lillian Randolph  •  Richard Denning

In this romance, a hospital nurse marries a West Point football hero. She soon gets pregnant, but this doesn't stop her from annulling the marriage so as not to interfere with her husband's military career.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Anne Shirley  •  Richard Carlson  •  Lillian Randolph  •  Richard Denning

The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945)

George Sanders stars in this engrossing melodrama about a very domineering sister who holds a tight grip on her brother -- especially when he shows signs of falling in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  George Sanders  •  Geraldine Fitzgerald  •  Ella Raines  •  Sara Allgood

George Sanders stars in this engrossing melodrama about a very domineering sister who holds a tight grip on her brother -- especially when he shows signs of falling in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  George Sanders  •  Geraldine Fitzgerald  •  Ella Raines  •  Sara Allgood

A Big Grey-Blue Bird (1971)

Two rival gangs try to obtain the five parts of a dangerous formula held by five scientists.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Schamoni
CAST:  Olivera Katarina  •  Klaus Lemke  •  Lukas Ammann  •  Umberto Orsini

Two rival gangs try to obtain the five parts of a dangerous formula held by five scientists.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Schamoni
CAST:  Olivera Katarina  •  Klaus Lemke  •  Lukas Ammann  •  Umberto Orsini

Custer of the West (1967)

Biopic of General George Armstrong Custer from his rise to prominence in the Civil War through to his "last stand" at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Robert Shaw  •  Mary Ure  •  Ty Hardin  •  Jeffrey Hunter

Biopic of General George Armstrong Custer from his rise to prominence in the Civil War through to his "last stand" at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Robert Shaw  •  Mary Ure  •  Ty Hardin  •  Jeffrey Hunter

The Tempest (1932)

Two inspiration sources appear clearly: contemporary American gangster movies and Alfred Döblin’s novel Berlin Alexanderplatz (1929).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Emil Jannings  •  Anna Sten  •  Trude Hesterberg  •  Franz Nicklisch

Two inspiration sources appear clearly: contemporary American gangster movies and Alfred Döblin’s novel Berlin Alexanderplatz (1929).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Emil Jannings  •  Anna Sten  •  Trude Hesterberg  •  Franz Nicklisch

Le sexe faible (1933)

The story of Madame Leroy-Gomez, a wealthy divorcee living in Paris. Together with her servant Antoine she schemes to marry off her unmarried children and fix any issues that arise for those already married.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Mireille Balin  •  Victor Boucher  •  Pierre Brasseur  •  Jeanne Cheirel

The story of Madame Leroy-Gomez, a wealthy divorcee living in Paris. Together with her servant Antoine she schemes to marry off her unmarried children and fix any issues that arise for those already married.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Mireille Balin  •  Victor Boucher  •  Pierre Brasseur  •  Jeanne Cheirel

The Night Before the Divorce (1942)

Marital comedy with a dash of murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Lynn Bari  •  Joseph Allen  •  Mary Beth Hughes  •  Nils Asther

Marital comedy with a dash of murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Lynn Bari  •  Joseph Allen  •  Mary Beth Hughes  •  Nils Asther
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