Robert Siodmak

Director, Actor, Title writer
Master craftsman of suspense and crime films who, in the mid-1940s, applied his Germanic sensibility to a series of exquisitely styled Hollywood thrillers including "The Spiral Staircase" and "The Killers" (both 1946).
Born: 08/08/1900 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Filmography

Director (20)

Custer of the West 1968 (Movie)

(Director)

Kampf um Rom 1967 (Movie)

(Director)

Tunnel 28 1961 (Movie)

(Director)

The Magnificent Sinner 1959 (Movie)

(Director)

The Devil Strikes at Night 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

The Rats 1954 (Movie)

(Director)

Le Grand Jeu 1953 (Movie)

(Director)

The Crimson Pirate 1952 (Movie)

(Director)

Criss Cross 1949 (Movie)

(Director)

The Spiral Staircase 1945 (Movie)

(Director)

Phantom Lady 1944 (Movie)

(Director)

Menschen am Sonntag 1928 (Movie)

(Director)

Christmas Holiday (Movie)

(Director)

Cobra Woman (Movie)

(Director)

Cry of the City (Movie)

(Director)

Son of Dracula (Movie)

(Director)

The Dark Mirror (Movie)

(Director)

The Killers (Movie)

(Director)

The Suspect (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (2)

Conflict 1945 (Movie)

(From Story)

Menschen am Sonntag 1928 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Production Management (1)

Le Roi Des Champs-Elysees (Movie)

(Production Supervisor)
Producer (1)

The Devil Strikes at Night 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Master craftsman of suspense and crime films who, in the mid-1940s, applied his Germanic sensibility to a series of exquisitely styled Hollywood thrillers including "The Spiral Staircase" and "The Killers" (both 1946).

Relationships

Father
German

Curt Siodmak

Brother

EDUCATION

attended school in Berlin, Germany

University of Marburg

1917 - 1920
graduated

Milestones

1940

First US film, "West Point Widow"

1929

Directorial debut, "People on Sunday"

1926

Began working as editor

1925

Entered German film industry as title writer for imported US movies

Moved with family from the Southern US to Germany

Born in the USA while his father was there on business

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