Cy Endfield

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Made several socially aware thrillers such as "The Sound of Fury" (1950) before being blacklisted. Endfield continued to work in the UK, notably on the spectacular African siege drama "Zulu" (1964).
Born: 11/09/1914 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Director (9)

Universal Soldier 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

Sands of the Kalahari 1965 (Movie)

(Director)

Hide and Seek 1964 (Movie)

(Director)

Zulu 1964 (Movie)

(Director)

Mysterious Island 1960 (Movie)

(Director)

Jet Storm 1959 (Movie)

(Director)

Hell Drivers 1957 (Movie)

(Director)

Sea Fury 1957 (Movie)

(Director)

Impulse 1954 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (6)

Zulu Dawn 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sands of the Kalahari 1965 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Zulu 1964 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Jet Storm 1959 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hell Drivers 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sea Fury 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

Sands of the Kalahari 1965 (Movie)

(Producer)

Zulu 1964 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Made several socially aware thrillers such as "The Sound of Fury" (1950) before being blacklisted. Endfield continued to work in the UK, notably on the spectacular African siege drama "Zulu" (1964).

EDUCATION

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut

New Theater School

New York , New York

Milestones

1979

Final screenplay credit, "Zulu Dawn"

1978

Invented computerized pocket-sized typewriter

1970

Directed final feature, "Universal Soldier"

1964

First producing effort, also wrote and directed, "Zulu"; Michael Caine's film acting debut

1953

Credited as Hugh Raker for song lyrics, "I Couldn't Care Less", also co-direced "The Limping Man"

1952

Made final Hollywood picture, "Tarzan's Savage Fury"

1951

Blacklisted in Hollywood, he relocated to England rather than name names, where he continued to direct uncredited or under a variety of pseudonymns

1950

Wrote and directed, "The Sound of Fury", a controversial examination of post-war america

1946

Feature directorial and screenwriting debut, "Gentleman Joe Palooka"

1944

First short film as director, "Passing Parade"

1940

Moved to Hollywood

Taught drama and produced for the stage prior to film career

With actor Stanley Baker formed production company for whom he directed "Zulu" and "Sands of the Kalahari"

Met Orson Welles in a Hollywood magic shop who subsequently gave Endfield his first industry job as an assistant at Welles' Mercury Company

Served in the Army Signal Corps during WWII

As a child was known as a prodigy magician

Bonus Trivia

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Endfield's work as a director can roughly be divided into his Hollywood films (1944-51) in which he is credited as Cyril Endfield, the British-based films from 1953-59 which he directed or served as "supervising director" as C. Raker Endfield or under various pseudonyms, and his post-1960 films for which he is credited as Cy Endfield.

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