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Cy Endfield

Highest Rated:   96% Zulu (1964)
Lowest Rated:   0% De Sade (2001)
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South African-born Cy Endfield was educated at Yale and New York City's New Theater School. After a few terms as a drama teacher, Endfield came to Hollywood, where he worked as a writer. Shortly before his wartime service, Endfield was given his first chance to direct on MGM's Our Gang short subjects series. He remained in the MGM shorts department during the months just following VE day, helming the one- and two-reel entries in the studio's Passing Parade and Crime Does Not Pay series. His first feature-length directorial effort, which he also scripted, was Monogram's Gentleman Joe Palooka (1946). He persevered as a director of several modest but well-received melodramas until he was blacklisted as a result of the dubious "revelations" of the HUAC. He worked in England during the 1950s, often pseudonymously, directing episodes of such London-based TV series as Colonel March of Scotland Yard. Endfield's re-entry into mainstream filmmaking came about when he formed a partnership with actor Stanley Baker. The best of Cy Endfield's later works include Mysterious Island (1961), Zulu (1964) and Sands of the Kalahari (1965); he was also one of several directors who tried but failed to make cinematic sense of the 1969 farrago DeSade.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
0% De Sade
  • Director
2001
50% Zulu Dawn
  • Screenwriter
1979
No Score Yet Sands of the Kalahari
  • Director
1965
96% Zulu
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
1964
81% Mysterious Island
  • Director
1961
No Score Yet Jet Storm
  • Director
1959
No Score Yet Sea Fury
  • Director
1958
No Score Yet Hell Drivers
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1957
No Score Yet The Limping Man
  • Director
1953
No Score Yet Tarzan's Savage Fury
  • Director
1952
No Score Yet The Sound of Fury (Try and Get Me!)
  • Director
1950
No Score Yet The Underworld Story
  • Director
1950
No Score Yet The Argyle Secrets
  • Director
1948
No Score Yet Inflation
  • Director
1942

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