Robert Florey

Actor / Film Director / Screenwriter / Writer / Film Producer | * 09/14/1900 († 78, 05/16/1979) | Paris, France
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, ... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Crime | Comedies

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Movies with Robert Florey as Actor(1)

Movies with Robert Florey as Crew(67)

Directing/Director1951 Adventures of Captain Fabian
Directing/Director1950 The Vicious Years
Directing/Director1950 Johnny One-Eye
Directing/Director1949 The Crooked Way
Directing/Director1949 Outpost in Morocco
Directing/Director1948 Rogues' Regiment
Writing/Story1948 Rogues' Regiment
Directing/Director1948 Tarzan and the Mermaids
Writing/Screenplay1948 Adventures of Don Juan
Directing/Assistant Director1947 Monsieur Verdoux
Directing/Director1947 The Beast with Five Fingers
Directing/Director1945 Danger Signal
Directing/Director1945 God Is My Co-Pilot
Directing/Director1945 San Antonio
Directing/Director1944 Man from Frisco
Directing/Director1944 Roger Touhy, Gangster
Directing/Director1943 The Desert Song
Directing/Director1942 Lady Gangster
Directing/Director1941 The Face Behind the Mask
Directing/Director1941 Meet Boston Blackie
Directing/Director1941 Dangerously They Live
Directing/Director1940 Women Without Names
Directing/Director1940 Parole Fixer
Directing/Director1939 The Magnificent Fraud
Directing/Director1939 Death of a Champion
Directing/Director1939 Hotel Imperial
Directing/Director1939 Disbarred
Directing/Director1938 Dangerous to Know
Directing/Director1938 King of Alcatraz
Directing/Director1937 Daughter of Shanghai
Directing/Director1937 King of Gamblers
Directing/Director1937 Outcast
Directing/Director1937 This Way Please
Directing/Director1936 Till We Meet Again
Directing/Director1936 Hollywood Boulevard
Directing/Director1936 The Preview Murder Mystery
Directing/Director1935 The Florentine Dagger
Directing/Director1935 The Payoff
Directing/Director1935 Don't Bet On Blondes
Directing/Director1935 Ship Cafe
Directing/Director1935 The Woman in Red
Directing/Director1935 Going Highbrow
Directing/Director1934 Registered Nurse
Directing/Director1934 I Am a Thief
Directing/Director1934 I Sell Anything
Directing/Director1934 Smarty
Directing/Director1934 Bedside
Directing/Director1933 Girl Missing
Directing/Director1933 Ex-Lady
Writing/Screenplay1933 A Study in Scarlet
Directing/Director1933 The House on 56th Street
Directing/Director1932 Those We Love
Directing/Director1932 Murders in the Rue Morgue
Writing/Adaptation1932 Murders in the Rue Morgue
Directing/Director1932 The Man Called Back
Directing/Director1931 Le blanc et le noir
Writing/Screenplay1931 Frankenstein
Directing/Director1930 The Road Is Fine
Directing/Director1930 L'amour chante
Directing/Director1929 The Cocoanuts
Directing/Director1929 Skyscraper Symphony
Directing/Director1929 The Hole in the Wall
Directing/Director1929 The Battle of Paris
Directing/Director1928 The Love of Zero
Directing/Assistant Director1927 The Magic Flame
Directing/Assistant Director1926 Exquisite Sinner

TV Shows/Series with Robert Florey as Crew(25)

Directing/Director1963 The Outer Limits
Directing/Director1962 Going My Way
Directing/Director1961 The Dick Powell Show
Directing/Director1960 Thriller
Directing/Director1960 Hong Kong
Directing/Director1960 Checkmate
Directing/Director1959 Markham
Directing/Director1959 The David Niven Show
Directing/Director1959 Lock-Up
Directing/Director1959 Adventures in Paradise
Directing/Director1959 The Twilight Zone
Directing/Director1959 Black Saddle
Directing/Director1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse
Directing/Director1958 The Texan
Directing/Director1957 Alcoa Theatre
Directing/Director1957 M Squad
Directing/Director1956 Wire Service
Directing/Director1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater
Directing/Director1956 Telephone Time
Directing/Director1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Directing/Director1953 Your Favorite Story
Directing/Director1953 Letter to Loretta
Directing/Director1952 Four Star Playhouse
Directing/Director1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars

Full Name: Robert Florey
Born: Friday, 09/14 1900 (September) in Paris
Died: Wednesday, 05/16 1979 (May) in Los Angeles (aged: 78)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: French (FR, native language)
Other names for Robert Florey (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Florian Roberts"
Robert Florey frequently works together with these people:
Don Taylor (13x, Crew)
Ross Elliott (12x, Actor)
John Larch (11x, Actor)
Parley Baer (10x, Actor)
Malcolm Atterbury (10x, Actor)
John Hoyt (9x, Actor)
Ida Lupino (9x, Actress)
Raymond Bailey (9x, Actor)
Edward Platt (9x, Actor)
Edward Binns (9x, Actor)
Hans Dreier (7x, Crew)
Virginia Dabney (7x, Cast)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:62638, Added: 05/23/2018, Last updated: 02/10/2020