Ronald Sinclair

Editor, Actor
Juvenile player turned film editor who retained his celebrity in his native New Zealand long after the end of his Hollywood acting career. Sinclair's feature credits include William Wellman's "The Light That Failed" ... Read more »
Born: 01/20/1924 in New Zealand

Filmography

Editor (31)

15 and Getting Straight 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Editor

How Do I Love Thee? 1969 (Movie)

(Editor)

How to Commit Marriage 1969 (Movie)

(Editor)

Thunder Alley 1967 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Trip 1966 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Bounty Killer 1965 (Movie)

(Editor)

Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine 1964 (Movie)

(Editor)

Sergeant Deadhead 1964 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Secret Invasion 1963 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Haunted Palace 1962 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Intruder 1962 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Raven 1962 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Young Racers 1962 (Movie)

(Editor)

Tower of London 1962 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Premature Burial 1961 (Movie)

(Editor)

Machine Gun Kelly 1958 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Spider 1958 (Movie)

(Editor)

War of the Colossal Beast 1958 (Movie)

(Editor)

Attack of the Puppet People 1957 (Movie)

(Editor)

Dragstrip Girl 1957 (Movie)

(Editor)

Invasion of the Saucer Men 1957 (Movie)

(Editor)

Submarine Seahawk 1957 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Amazing Colossal Man 1957 (Movie)

(Editor)

Voodoo Woman 1957 (Movie)

(Editor)

Viking Women and the Sea Serpent 1956 (Movie)

(Editor)

Five Guns West 1955 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Day the World Ended 1955 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Oklahoma Woman 1955 (Movie)

(Editor)

Apache Woman 1954 (Movie)

(Editor)

Flesh and the Spur (Movie)

(Editor)

The Moon Is Blue (Movie)

(Editor)
Actor (12)

Desperate Journey 1941 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Doctor's Diary (Movie)

Michael Fielding (Actor)

Beloved Enemy (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

Boots and Saddles (Movie)

Spud (Actor)

Dangerous Holiday (Movie)

Ronnie Kimball (Actor)

Five Little Peppers and How They Grew (Movie)

Jasper (Actor)

Five Little Peppers in Trouble (Movie)

Jasper (Actor)

Out West with the Peppers (Movie)

Jasper King (Actor)

That Hamilton Woman (Movie)

Josiah (Actor)

The Earl of Chicago (Movie)

Gerald Kilmount (Actor)

The Light That Failed (Movie)

Dick as a boy (Actor)

They Made Me a Criminal (Movie)

J. Douglas Williamson (Actor)
Sound (8)

Die Hard 2: Die Harder 1990 (Movie)

(ADR Editor)

Predator 2 1990 (Movie)

(ADR Editor)

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane 1990 (Movie)

(ADR Editor)

Enemies, A Love Story 1989 (Movie)

(ADR Editor)

Action Jackson 1988 (Movie)

(ADR Editor)

Child's Play 1988 (Movie)

(ADR Editor)

Die Hard 1988 (Movie)

(ADR Editor)

Spaceballs 1987 (Movie)

(Sound Editor)

Biography

Juvenile player turned film editor who retained his celebrity in his native New Zealand long after the end of his Hollywood acting career. Sinclair's feature credits include William Wellman's "The Light That Failed", "Tower of London" (both 1939), Alexander Korda's "That Hamilton Woman" (1941) and Raoul Walsh's "Desperate Journey" (1942). He also appeared in a series of children's adventure films featuring the Five Little Peppers (1939-40)

In 1955 Sinclair began a long and fruitful collaboration with producer-director Roger Corman which led to a busy career in low-budget independent filmmaking. Sinclair edited Corman's directorial debut, "Five Guns West" (1955), and went on to work on at least a dozen of his films including "Machine Gun Kelly" (1958), "The Intruder" (1962), "The Premature Burial" (1962), "The Raven" (1963) and "The Trip" (1967). He also edited a number of films by another low-rent auteur with big ideas, Bert I. Gordon: "The Amazing Colossal Man", "Invasion of the Saucer Men" (both 1957), "War of the Colossal Beast", "Attack of the Puppet People", and "The Spider" (all 1958).

This was guerrilla filmmaking for the drive-in teen market. The product was high concept, low-budget, and usually shot in a couple of weeks. A substantial portion of the footage shot for these economical marvels was doubtlessly saved through Sinclair's adept editing. He made a brief return to acting in "The Big Catch" (1969), a British children's film.

Relationships

Carol Sinclair

Wife
survived him

Richard Sinclair

Son
survived him

Milestones

1955

Edited "Five Guns West", Roger Corman's directorial debut; first of many collaborations with producer-director Corman

Worked as a juvenile performer in Hollywood films

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