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Phil Karlson (1908–1985)


Phil Karlson entered the film industry while a law student at Loyola Marymount University in California. He got a job at Universal Pictures as a prop man, then worked pretty much any job they threw at him, from being an assistant director on several Bud Abbott and Lou Costello films to directing short subjects. He finally got a shot at features in... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Kansas City Confidential
(1952)
Walking Tall
Walking Tall Director
(1973)
The Silencers
The Silencers Director
(1966)
Kid Galahad
Kid Galahad Director
(1962)

Filmography

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 1975 Framed
 1973 Walking Tall
 1972 Ben
 1970 Hornets' Nest
 1968 Off to See the Wizard (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1966 The Silencers
 1964 Ride the Wild Surf (uncredited)
 1963 Alexander the Great (TV Movie)
 1963 Rampage
 1962 Kid Galahad
 1960 Key Witness
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1959 The Scarface Mob (TV Movie)
 1959 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Sunrise Gun (1959)
 1959 The Untouchables (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1959)
 1958 Gunman's Walk
 1956-1957 Studio 57 (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Typhoon (1957)
- Deadline (1956)
 1956 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1955 Hell's Island
 1955 Tight Spot
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Night Visitor (1954)
- The Fugitives (1954)
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- The White Ducks (1954)
- Fog Bound (1954)
- Troubled Waters (1954)
- The Rift (1954)
- Tug O'War (1954)
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Equal Justice (1953)
 1952 Assignment: Paris (uncredited)
 1952 The Brigand
 1952 Scandal Sheet
 1951 Lorna Doone
 1949 The Big Cat
 1948 Thunderhoof
 1948 Rocky
 1947 Louisiana
 1947 Black Gold
 1946 Wife Wanted
 1946 Dark Alibi
 1946 Live Wires
 1945 G.I. Honeymoon (as Phil Karlstein)
 1945 There Goes Kelly (as Phil Karlstein)
 1944 A Wave, a WAC and a Marine (as Phil Karlstein)
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Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 515-520. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.

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