Lewis Allen

Director, Actor, Producer
After a career as stage actor and director in England and later the USA, apprenticed at Paramount and directed his first feature film in 1943, the chilling, subdued ghost story, "The Uninvited". Although British, Allen ... Read more »
Born: 12/25/1905 in Shropshire, England, GB

Filmography

Director (28)

Dan August 1960 - 1968, 1970 - 1973 (Tv Show)

Director

Mission: Impossible 1958 - 1973 (Tv Show)

Director

Target: The Corrupters 1960 - 1973 (Tv Show)

Director

The Big Valley 1958 - 1973 (Tv Show)

Director

The Detectives 1958 - 1973 (Tv Show)

Director

The Dick Powell Show 1958 - 1973 (Tv Show)

Director

The Rifleman 1958 - 1973 (Tv Show)

Director

The Survivors 1960 - 1973 (Tv Show)

Director

Burke's Law 1960 - 1968, 1970 - 1971 (Tv Show)

Director

The Invaders 1960 - 1968 (Tv Show)

Director

Route 66 1960 - 1967 (Tv Show)

Director

The Fugitive 1963 - 1967 (Tv Show)

Director

The Rogues 1962 - 1967 (Tv Show)

Director

Another Time, Another Place 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

The Marriage Broker 1956 - 1957 (TV Show)

Director

A Bullet For Joey 1955 (Movie)

(Director)

Illegal 1955 (Movie)

(Director)

Suddenly 1954 (Movie)

(Director)

Appointment With Danger 1951 (Movie)

(Director)

The Imperfect Lady 1947 (Movie)

(Director)

Chicago Deadline (Movie)

(Director)

Desert Fury (Movie)

(Director)

Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (Movie)

(Director)

Sealed Verdict (Movie)

(Director)

So Evil My Love (Movie)

(Director)

The Perfect Marriage (Movie)

(Director)

The Unseen (Movie)

(Director)

Whirlpool (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

After a career as stage actor and director in England and later the USA, apprenticed at Paramount and directed his first feature film in 1943, the chilling, subdued ghost story, "The Uninvited". Although British, Allen filmed two slices of Americana: "Our Hearts Were Young and Gay" (1944), and "Those Endearing Young Charms" (1945) early in his career. He later added an exciting aura of menace to several films noir: "Desert Fury" (1947) and the tautly suspenseful "Suddenly" (1954). Allen spent most of his career after the mid-1950s directing for TV.

Relationships

Sarah Allen

Mother

William Allen

Father

Trudy Allen

Wife
Married until his death 2000

Jon Allen

Son
survived him

Dorothy Skinner

Wife
Married until her death in 1969

EDUCATION

Tettenhall College

Staffordshire

Milestones

1963

Made last feature film, "Decision at Midnight"

1942

Feature film directorial debut, "The Uninvited"

Served as executive in charge of New York and London production for stage producer Gilbert Miller

Worked as actor and stage director in NY and England

Apprenticed at Paramount for two years

Bonus Trivia

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Not to be confused with the composer of the same name

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