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Robert Parrish (I) (1916–1995)

Robert Parrish was an Academy Award-winning film editor who also directed and acted in movies. As a child he appeared in films during the early 1930s, such as City Lights (1931) by Charles Chaplin and Lewis Milestone's All Quiet on the Western Front (1930). As an editor he won an Academy Award for Body and Soul (1947), the 1947 Robert Rossen film ... See full bio »

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Casino Royale
Casino Royale Director
The Purple Plain
The Purple Plain Director
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 1990 Blue Bayou (TV Movie)
 1938 Dramatic School
Student (uncredited)
 1938 Mr. Doodle Kicks Off
2nd Sophomore (as Bob Parris)
 1938 Having Wonderful Time
Camp Buest (uncredited)
 1937 Thrill of a Lifetime
Chorus Boy (uncredited)
 1937 It Could Happen to You!
Runner (uncredited)
 1937 Thin Ice (uncredited)
 1937 History Is Made at Night
Ship Passenger (uncredited)
 1936 One in a Million (uncredited)
 1936 The Prisoner of Shark Island (uncredited)
 1935 Shipmates Forever
Extra (uncredited)
 1935 Steamboat Round the Bend
Boy (uncredited)
 1935 The Crusades
Extra (uncredited)
 1935 The Informer
Young Soldier (uncredited)
 1935 The Whole Town's Talking
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1934 Judge Priest
Taffy Puller at Festival (uncredited)
 1933 Doctor Bull
Teenager (uncredited)
 1933 This Day and Age
Student (uncredited)
 1932 Scandal for Sale
Copyboy (uncredited)
 1932 The Miracle Man
Bellhop (uncredited)
 1932 Forbidden
Office Boy (uncredited)
 1931 I Take This Woman
Boy (uncredited)
 1931 Scandal Sheet
Copy Boy (uncredited)
 1931 City Lights
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1930 The Right to Love
 1930 Up the River
Boy (uncredited)
 1930 The Big Trail
Pioneer Boy (uncredited)
 1930 All Quiet on the Western Front
Schoolboy (uncredited)
 1929 The Racketeer
Street Urchin (uncredited)
 1929 The Divine Lady
Powder Monkey (uncredited)
 1929 The Iron Mask
Page (uncredited)
 1928 Riley the Cop
Boy (uncredited)
 1928 Speedy
Kid in Coney Island sequence (uncredited)
 1928 Four Sons
Joseph's Son (uncredited)
 1928 Mother Machree
Extra (uncredited)
 1927 Yale vs. Harvard (Short)
Kid Who Gets Hammered
 1927 Sunrise
Boy (uncredited)
 1927 Olympic Games (Short) (unconfirmed)
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[on visiting John Ford on his deathbed] We talked about zoom lenses (he didn't approve), John Wayne (he approved), [Henry Fonda] (he approved), Patrick Kelley (he approved, but wished Kelley hadn't turned executive--"Terrible thing for a good sound-effects cutter to allow himself to become the president of a successful film-producing company") . . . . He then said, "Have you won any more Oscars?"... See more »


A couple of years after directing his last feature film, The Destructors (1974) Parrish published his autobiography, "Growing Up In Hollywood", which largely avoids mention of his directing career. The book was a big best-seller and was critically acclaimed, one British critic going so far as to say that it was so well-written, "one wonders if he hasn't been in the wrong business all along.". See more »



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