Anthony Mann

Director, Stage manager, Actor
New York actor who went to Hollywood in the early 1940s and, after making a series of skillful and enjoyable B-films ("Dr. Broadway" 1942, "The Great Flamarion" 1945), eventually emerged as one of the leading directors ... Read more »
Born: 06/30/1906 in San Diego, California, USA

Filmography

Director (24)

A Dandy in Aspic 1968 (Movie)

(Director)

The Heroes of Telemark 1964 (Movie)

(Director)

The Fall of the Roman Empire 1963 (Movie)

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El Cid 1961 (Movie)

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Cimarron 1960 (Movie)

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God's Little Acre 1958 (Movie)

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Man of the West 1958 (Movie)

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Men in War 1957 (Movie)

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Night Passage 1957 (Movie)

preproduction (Director)

The Tin Star 1957 (Movie)

(Director)

Serenade 1956 (Movie)

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Strategic Air Command 1955 (Movie)

(Director)

The Far Country 1955 (Movie)

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The Last Frontier 1955 (Movie)

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The Man From Laramie 1955 (Movie)

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The Glenn Miller Story 1954 (Movie)

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The Naked Spur 1953 (Movie)

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It's a Big Country 1952 (Movie)

("The Load") (Director)

Quo Vadis 1951 (Movie)

(burning of Rome shots) (Director)

He Walked By Night 1948 (Movie)

(exterior scenes which feature Richard Basehart.) (Director)

T-Men 1948 (Movie)

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The Bamboo Blonde 1946 (Movie)

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Strange Impersonation 1945 (Movie)

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Two O'Clock Courage 1945 (Movie)

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Producer (1)

A Dandy in Aspic 1968 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

New York actor who went to Hollywood in the early 1940s and, after making a series of skillful and enjoyable B-films ("Dr. Broadway" 1942, "The Great Flamarion" 1945), eventually emerged as one of the leading directors of his day. Beginning with "Desperate" (1947), Mann directed a cycle of taut films noirs that displayed an immaculate visual style and introduced one of the director's favorite themes: the intelligent, thoughtful man who is driven to violence. Of these films, "T-Men", "Raw Deal" (both 1948) and "Border Incident" (1949) stand out.

Mann then turned to Westerns, making a number of films that are often cited as among the genre's highest achievements. Classics such as "Winchester '73" (1950), "Bend of the River" and "The Naked Spur" (both 1952) are noted for their well-crafted screenplays (often by Borden Chase), effective use of landscape and gritty violence. Starring in all three of these was James Stewart, who also appeared in several of the director's non-Western movies, notably "The Glenn Miller Story" (1953).

Mann's final films were sprawling, big-budget productions such as "El Cid" (1961) and "The Fall of the Roman Empire" (1964), which remain among the more intelligent and absorbing period spectacles Hollywood has produced. He died during the filming of the spy thriller "A Dandy in Aspic" (1968), which was completed by the film's star, Laurence Harvey. Married to actress Sarita Montiel from 1956 to 1963.

Relationships

Sarita Montiel

Wife
second wife married 1956-63

EDUCATION

Central High School, New York; fellow student of Dore Schary

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