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Robert Florey

Robert Florey

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1900-09-14 · Deathday: 1979-05-16 (78 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Paris, France

68 Movies · 19 TV shows

Also Known As: Florian Roberts

Biography

Robert Florey (14 September 1900 – 16 May 1979) was a French-American director, screenwriter, film journalist and actor. Born as Robert Fuchs in Paris, he became an orphan at an early age and was then raised in Switzerland. In 1920 he worked at first as a film journalist, then as an assistant and extra in featurettes from Louis Feuillade. Florey moved to the United States in 1921. As a director, Florey's most productive decades were the 1930s and 1940s, working on relatively low-budget fillers for Paramount and Warner Brothers. His reputation is balanced between his avant-garde expressionist style, most evident in his early career, and his work as a fast, reliable studio-system director called on to finish troubled projects, such as 1939's Hotel Imperial. He directed more than 50 movies. His most popular film is likely the first Marx Brothers feature The Cocoanuts of 1929, and his 1932 foray into Universal-style horror, Murders in the Rue Morgue is regarded by horror fans as highly reflective of German expressionism. In 2006, as his 1937 film Daughter of Shanghai was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, Florey was called "widely acclaimed as the best director working in major studio B-films".

Early Life

Florey grew up in Paris near the studio of George Melies, and as a young man served as assistant to Louis Feuillade. He was an assistant director on L'orpheline (1921), and Parisette (1921).

Movies & TV shows

1963.

1 TV show

1962.

1 Movie

1961.

1 TV show

1960.

2 TV shows

1959.

5 TV shows

1958.

2 TV shows

1957.

1 TV show

1956.

2 TV shows

1955.

1 TV show

1954.

1 TV show

1953.

1 TV show

1952.

1 TV show

1951.

2 Movies · 1 TV show

1950.

2 Movies

1949.

2 Movies

1948.

3 Movies

1947.

2 Movies

1945.

3 Movies

1944.

2 Movies

1943.

1 Movie

1942.

1 Movie

1941.

4 Movies

1940.

2 Movies

1939.

4 Movies

1938.

2 Movies

1937.

5 Movies

1936.

3 Movies

1935.

6 Movies

1934.

5 Movies

1933.

4 Movies

1932.

3 Movies

1931.

1 Movie

1930.

2 Movies

1929.

4 Movies

1928.

2 Movies

1927.

1 Movie

1926.

1 Movie
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