Edward Bernds

Director, Sound technician, Sound technician
Edward Bernds was a writer and director who oversaw the short films of The Three Stooges' later career. Born in Chicago in 1905, Bernds was a high school amateur radio enthusiast who took his interest one step further ... Read more »
Born: 07/12/1905 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Writer (17)

Tickle Me 1964 (Movie)

(From Story)

Tickle Me 1964 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Gunfight at Comanche Creek 1963 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Return of the Fly 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Reform School Girl 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Jail Busters 1955 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

World Without End 1955 (Movie)

(From Story)

World Without End 1955 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

High Society 1954 (Movie)

(From Story)

Paris Playboys 1954 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters 1954 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Jungle Gents 1953 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Loose in London 1953 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Blondie's Reward (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Harem Girl (Movie)

(Screen Story)

Harem Girl (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Reform School Girl (TV Show)

From Story
Director (15)

The Three Stooges Meet Hercules 1961 (Movie)

(Director)

The Three Stooges in Orbit 1961 (Movie)

(Director)

Queen of Outer Space 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

Return of the Fly 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

Reform School Girl 1957 (Movie)

(Director)

World Without End 1955 (Movie)

(Director)

The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters 1954 (Movie)

(Director)

Jungle Gents 1953 (Movie)

(Director)

Loose in London 1953 (Movie)

(Director)

Brideless Groom 1947 (Movie)

(Director)

Blondie Hits the Jackpot (Movie)

(Director)

Blondie's Big Deal (Movie)

(Director)

Blondie's Secret (Movie)

(Director)

Harem Girl (Movie)

(Director)

Who Done It? (Movie)

(Director)
Sound (3)

It Happened One Night 1934 (Movie)

(Sound)

Lady for a Day (Movie)

(Sound Mixer)

Platinum Blonde (Movie)

(Sound Mixer)
Actor (2)

American Cinema 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Stooge Snapshots (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Edward Bernds was a writer and director who oversaw the short films of The Three Stooges' later career. Born in Chicago in 1905, Bernds was a high school amateur radio enthusiast who took his interest one step further by obtaining his commercial radio license at a time when stations were sprouting up all around Chicago. By the time Bernds graduated he was in demand as a station operator. When "talkies" hit the big screen Bernds, like many radio technicians at the time, moved to Hollywood to work on films. He found a job at Columbia Pictures where he manned the recording of many of Frank Capra's classic films of the '30s. But the restless technician wanted more--namely, to direct. He finally worked up the nerve to ask studio president Harry Cohn for the chance and Cohn reluctantly agreed. He assigned Bernds to take over writing and directing for The Three Stooges at a time when Curly, ailing and not performing at his usual level, would shortly be replaced by his brother, Shemp. Bernds directed a couple of dozen films for the classic slapstick team before moving over to Allied Artists in 1950 to work with The Bowery Boys, and is often credited as bringing the Stooges' slapstick style to their films. Later in his career Bernds wrote the Elvis Presley movie "Tickle Me" and directed a few horror films, most notably "Return of the Fly" with Vincent Price. He died in Van Nuys, California, in 2000.

SIMILAR ARTICLES

Next >