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Robert Siodmak

Director, Actor

People on SundayPeople on Sunday (Menschen am Sonntag) (1929) Recommended
Dir. Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer
Scripted by a young Billy Wilder, this pivotal silent film harnessed the nascent talents of many other German film–makers that would come to…
Son of DraculaSon of Dracula (1943)
Dir. Robert Siodmak
Feat. Lon Jr. Chaney, Robert Paige, Louise Allbritton
The toothsome Count (not the son, despite the title), here played by Lon Chaney Jnr, sinks fangs into a selection of Southern belles and their…
Phantom LadyPhantom Lady (1944)
Dir. Robert Siodmak
Feat. Alan Curtis, Ella Raines, Virginia Brissac
Dark little treat of a thriller focused on a married man who spends a night with a mysterious lady and subsequently finds his wife murdered. The…
Christmas HolidayChristmas Holiday (1944)
Dir. Robert Siodmak
Feat. Deanna Durbin, Gene Kelly
Considered one of the bleakest Film Noirs of the 1940s, casting musical star Deanna Durbin in a rare serious role as a woman who marries an…
Spiral Staircase, TheSpiral Staircase, The (1946)
Dir. Robert Siodmak
Feat. Dorothy McGuire, Ethel Barrymore
This creaky staircase descends into a spooky mansion of cantankerous matriarchs, mute nymphettes, 'weak' stepsons and impending murder. Dated, yes,…
Dark Mirror, The (1946)
Dir. Robert Siodmak
Feat. Olivia de Havilland, Lew Ayres
Playing twin sisters with obvious relish, Olivia de Havilland is the chiefsuspect in a murder investigation who confounds the prosecution with a pair…
Killers, TheKillers, The (1946) Recommended
Dir. Robert Siodmak
Feat. Edmond O'Brien, Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner
Textbook film noir has insurance investigator Edmund O'Brien auditing the curious death of prize–fighter Burt Lancaster, in a series of…
Twentieth Century Fox Film Noir BoxsetTwentieth Century Fox Film Noir Boxset (House of Strangers, Dark Corner, Cry of the City, Nightmare Alley) (1946-1949)
Dir. Robert Siodmak, Henry Hathaway, Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Four grim, under–rated film–noirs from Fox studios including the exceptional CRY OF THE CITY.
Criss CrossCriss Cross (1948)
Dir. Robert Siodmak
Feat. Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea
Film noir stars Lancaster as Steve Thompson, a love–lorn armored truck driver obsessed with air–headed ex–wife Anna (De Carlo) who…
Cry of the CityCry of the City (1948) Recommended
Dir. Robert Siodmak
Feat. Victor Mature, Richard Conte, Fred Clark
Dying cop–killer Conte refuses to confess to a crime, and worries that childhood friend turned flinty cop Mature, will implicate his girlfriend…

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