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Robert Aldrich (I) (1918–1983)


Robert Aldrich entered the film industry in 1941 when he got a job as a production clerk at RKO Pictures. He soon worked his way up to script clerk, then became an assistant director, a production manager and an associate producer. He began writing and directing for TV series in the early 1950s, and directed his first feature in 1953 (Big Leaguer ... See full bio »

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 1977 The Choirboys
 1975 Hustle
 1972 Ulzana's Raid
 1963 4 for Texas
 1959 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Safari at Sea (1959)
- The Black Pearl (1959)
 1959 Hotel de Paree (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Sundance Returns (1959)
 1957 The Garment Jungle (uncredited)
 1956 Attack
 1956 Autumn Leaves
 1955 The Big Knife
 1954 Vera Cruz
 1954 Apache
 1954 World for Ransom (uncredited)
 1953-1954 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- The Bad Streak (1954)
- The Gift (1953)
- The Hard Way (1953)
- The Witness (1953)
- The Squeeze (1953)
 1953 Big Leaguer
 1952-1953 The Doctor (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Take the Odds (1953)
- The Guest (1952)
- Blackmail (1952)
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1952 China Smith (TV Series) (2 episodes)
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9 Print Biographies | 38 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Robert B. Aldrich
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Personal Quote:

[on Lee Marvin] Look, this feller is a pretty good boozer, he's got a short fuse, but he can be handled okay. See more »

Trivia:

Three films Aldrich directed were chosen for inclusion in the 10 best list in 1955 compiled by François Truffaut for "Cahiers du Cinema" magazine: Apache (1954), The Big Knife (1955) and Vera Cruz (1954). See more »

Trademark:

Extreme and often selfish leading characters See more »

Nickname:

Bob

Star Sign:

Leo

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