Born in Elmira, New York, Reynolds began his career in 1934 as a member of the swing gang at 20th Century Fox. He became a protégé of film editor Robert Simpson, who brought him to Paramount Pictures as his assistant in 1936. The following year, he edited his first project, the musical film 52nd Street. In 1942, he joined 20th Century Fox, where he remained for twenty-eight years. It was there that he frequently collaborated with two notable directors. His wartime service put a temporary halt to his career. However, he did manage to sustain continuity by editing U.S. Army training films from 1942 to 1946. For Robert Wise, he edited The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Sound of Music, The Sand Pebbles, Star!, and Two People. His work for Joshua Logan included Bus Stop, South Pacific, Fanny, and Ensign Pulver.Additional credits include Algiers, Come to the Stable, Beneath the 12-Mile Reef, Three Coins in the Fountain, Good Morning, Miss Dove, Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, Carousel, Compulsion, Wild River, Taras Bulba, Hello, Dolly!, The Great White Hope, The Great Waldo Pepper, Nijinsky, Author! Author!, The Little Drummer Girl, Newsies, and the television adaptation of Gypsy. Reynolds died of cancer in South Pasadena, California at the age of 87.
Movies & TV shows
A man with an important business meeting has to take care of the neighborhood school children when his wife gets sick. When he stops to get donuts for the kids, he ends up being the victim of a robber...
A week in the life of the exploited, child newspaper sellers in turn-of-the-century New York. When their publisher, Joseph Pulitzer, tries to squeeze a little more profit out of their labours, they or...
Most of his friends live in a self-constructed 'house' built on top of an old building in the city. They have a passion for 'combat'. Combat is a dance/streetfight during which the contestants try to ...
Captain Red runs a hardy pirate ship with the able assistance of Frog, a dashing young French sailor. One day Capt. Red is captured and taken aboard a Spanish galleon, but thanks to his inventiveness,...
The Little Drummer Girl
An American Actress with a penchant for lying is forceably recruited by Mosad, the Israeli intelligence agency to trap a Palestinian bomber, by pretending to be the girlfriend of his dead brother.
The Lonely Guy
A writer for a greeting card company learns the true meaning of loneliness when he comes home to find his girlfriend in bed with another man.
Men were made to eat their lips and swallow their hearts by Yellowbeard. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison for tax evasion. There is a victim's prison. In a scheme to take his treasure, the Royal...
A broadway playwright is burning the candle at both ends. He is dealing with pressure from a production nearing premiere, a wife who is leaving him, and 5 children 4 of which belong to her.
Harvard graduate James Averill is the sheriff of prosperous Jackson County, Wyo., when a battle erupts between the area's poverty-stricken immigrants and its wealthy cattle farmers. The politically co...
The Great Waldo Pepper
A biplane pilot who missed flying in the First World War takes up barnstorming and later a movie career in his quest for the glory he had missed.
The Master Gunfighter
Don Santiago (Richard Angarola) is a vicious man who helps provoke an Indian massacre that will allow him to steal the Indians' land and claim it as his own. However, his son-in-law, Finley (Tom Laugh...
Set in the 1930s this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.
Evan Bonner is a deserter from the Vietnam war; he is on his way back to America to give himself up when he meets Deirdre McCluskey, a beautiful if petulant model. The two make an unlikely couple, but...
Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his y...
What's the Matter with Helen?
Two middle-aged women move to Hollywood, California after their sons are convicted of a notorious murder and open a dance school for children eager to tap into their way to stardom.
In order to see the well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire, Dolly Levi travels to New York in order to see him. She convinced his niece, his niece's intended, and two of his clerks to travel to New Y...
The Sand Pebbles
Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat USS San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical natur...
Our Man Flint
When scientists use eco-terrorism to impose their will on the world by affecting extremes in the weather, Intelligence Chief Cramden calls in top agent Derek Flint.
The Sound of Music
In the years before the Second World War, a postulant at an Austrian abbey becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into ...
Kings of the Sun
In order to escape from powerful enemies, the young king of the Mayas leads his people north across the Gulf of Mexico to the coast of what will become the United States. They build a home in the new ...
Tender Is the Night
Against the counsel of his friends, psychiatrist Dick Diver marries Nicole Warren, a beautiful but unstable young woman from a moneyed family. Thoroughly enraptured, he forsakes his career in medicine...
Ukraine was in the 16th century. While the Poles dominate the Cossack steppes, Andrei, son of Taras Bulba, a Cossack leader, has to choose between his love for his family and his passion for a Polish ...
He wants to go to the sea and his life was planned for him by his cafe'sowning father. The night before he is to leave on a 5-year voyage, a girl he grew up with, reveals that she is in love with him,...
A young field administrator for the TVA comes to rural Tennessee to oversee the building of a dam on the Tennessee River. He encounters opposition from the local people, in particular a farmer who obj...
Two close friends kidnap and murder a young boy and are defended in court by a renowned attorney who makes an impassioned plea against capital punishment.
Two naive high-school students must deal with the unexpected consequences after a night of passion. Director Philip Dunne's 1959 film about teenage pregnancy stars Brandon de Wilde, Carol Lynley, Macd...
Toward the end of his life F. Scott Fitzgerald is writing for Hollywood studios to be able to afford the cost of an asylum for his wife. He is also struggling against alcoholism. Into his life comes t...
Billy Bigelow has been dead for 15 years. Now outside the pearly gates, he long ago waived his right to go back to Earth for a day. He has heard that there is a problem with his family: namely with hi...
Cowboys Beauregard Decker and Virgil Blessing attend a rodeo in Phoenix, where Decker falls in love with beautiful cafe singer Cherie. He wants to take Cherie back to his native Montana and marry her,...
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
A widowed doctor of both Chinese and European descent falls in love with a married American correspondent in Hong Kong during China's Communist revolution.
Good Morning Miss Dove
Beloved schoolteacher reflects back on her life and former students when she is hospitalized...
A young bride is about to embark on her honeymoon on a luxury liner. Her happiness does not last when she finds out that her husband is no longer with her. His name has been removed from the passenger...
Beneath the 12-Mile Reef
Mike and Tony Petrakis are a father and son team who dive for sponges off the coast of Florida. Mike decided to take his men to the dangerous 12-mile reef to dive for more sponges after they were robb...
The Day the Earth Stood Still
After World War II, an alien and a robot land on Earth to tell mankind to either be peaceful or face destruction.
Halls of Montezuma
The all star cast of marine leathernecks, including Jack Palance, Robert Wagner, Karl Malden, Richard Boone and Jack Webb, are on a heavily fortified island in a battle. This action-packed story follo...
Take Care of My Little Girl
A young woman enters college and learns some hard truths about sorority life, including snobbery and the cruelty of hazing.
Mother Is a Freshman
Widow Abby Abbott is having serious money problems and has to dip into the family trust in order to pay for her daughter Susan's college tuition. The catch: Abby must also become a co-ed or she can't ...
Give My Regards to Broadway
A family vaudeville act is threatened when the eldest son is offered a contract to play baseball. Musical.
You Were Meant for Me
A bandleader falls in love and marries a small town girl.
The Street with No Name
After two gang-related killings in "Center City," a suspect is arrested, released on bail, and then murdered. Inspector Briggs of the FBI recruits a young agent, Gene Cordell, to go undercover as a po...
Let There Be Light
The final entry in a trilogy of films produced for the U.S. government by John Huston. Some returning combat veterans suffer scars that are more psychological than physical. This film follows patients...
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