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Cy Endfield (1914–1995)

The son of a struggling businessman, Cy Endfield--born Cyril Raker Endfield--worked hard to be admitted to Yale University in 1933. While completing his education he became enamored with progressive theatre and appeared in a New Haven production of a minor Russian play in 1934. He was also profoundly influenced by such friends as writer Paul ... See full bio »

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 1984 Our Gang: Inside the Clubhouse (TV Movie documentary) (uncredited)
 1969 De Sade
 1964 Hide and Seek
 1964 Zulu
 1959 Jet Storm (as C. Raker Endfield)
 1958 Sea Fury (as C. Raker Endfield)
 1957 Hell Drivers (as C. Raker Endfield)
 1956 Child in the House (as C. Raker Endfield) / (co-director - as Charles De Lautour)
 1956 Colonel March of Scotland Yard (TV Series) (as Cyril Endfield, 3 episodes)
 1955 The Master Plan (as Hugh Raker)
 1955 Colonel March Investigates (as Cyril Enfield)
 1955 The Secret
 1954 Impulse (uncredited)
 1953 The Limping Man (as Charles de Lautour)
 1952 Tarzan's Savage Fury (as Cyril Endfield)
 1950 The Sound of Fury (as Cyril Endfield)
 1950 The Underworld Story (as Cyril Endfield)
 1946 Gentleman Joe Palooka (as Cyril Endfield)
 1946 Our Old Car (Short) (as Cyril Endfield)
 1946 Magic on a Stick (Short) (as Cyril Endfield)
 1945 The Great American Mug (Short) (as Cyril Endfield)
 1944 Nostradamus IV (Short) (as Cyril Endfield)
 1944 Dancing Romeo (Short)
 1944 Tale of a Dog (Short)
 1944 Radio Bugs (Short) (as Cyril Endfield)
 1942 Inflation (Short) (as Cyril Endfield)
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Other Works:

Book (w/Lewis Ganson): "Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic".

Alternate Names:

Charles De Lautour | C. Raker Endfield | Cyril Endfield | Cyril Enfield | Hugh Raker | Jonathan Roach | Charles de Lautour

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In the 1950s he was blacklisted by the Hollywood studios as a result of his name being brought up by the House Un-American Activities Commmittee (HUAC) in its now-discredited hunt for "Communist subversives" in Hollywood. Unable to support his family because producers were terrified to hire him, he accepted work in England and moved there, where he wrote several screenplays--although not under his... See more »

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