Top Ten Contributors - Private Hell 36 (1954)

by milam_ogden | created - 01 Sep 2014 | updated - 01 Sep 2014 | Public

This is one of the last film noirs made, directed by Don Siegel and released by Filmakers Production Company. It has a wonderful cast and the storyline is above average. Here are the top 10 contributors that brought this story to the screen.

1. Collier Young

Writer | One Step Beyond

Collier Young was born on August 19, 1908 in Asheville, North Carolina, USA as Collier Hudson Young. He was a writer and producer, known for One Step Beyond (1959), Never Fear (1950) and Outrage (1950). He was married to Marjory Ann Marsh, Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino and Ruth Valerie Edmonds. He died...

wrote the screenplay along with his wife, Ida Lupino

2. Don Siegel

Director | Dirty Harry

Don Siegel was educated at Cambridge University, England. In Hollywood from the mid-'30s, he began his career as an editor and second unit director. In 1945 he directed two shorts (Hitler Lives (1945) and Star in the Night (1945)) which both won Academy Awards. His first feature as a director was ...

responsible for directing this film

3. Leith Stevens

Composer | The War of the Worlds

Leith Stevens was born on September 13, 1909 in Mount Moriah, Missouri, USA. He is known for his work on The War of the Worlds (1953), Destination Moon (1950) and Julie (1956). He was married to Elizabeth Stevens and Mary McCoy. He died on July 23, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

behind the musical score

4. Burnett Guffey

Cinematographer | Bonnie and Clyde

Entering films in 1923 as an assistant cameraman, Burnett Guffey was picked by John Ford to handle second-unit photography on The Iron Horse (1924). After that film, however, Guffey returned to his assistant cameraman position, a job he held until 1928, when he became a camera operator. In that ...

director of photography

5. Steve Cochran

Actor | White Heat

Born Robert Alexander Cochran, son of a California lumberman, he worked mostly in the theatre before landing a contract with Samuel Goldwyn in 1945. His debut was Wonder Man (1945) with Virginia Mayo and Danny Kaye. From 1949 to 1952, he was signed to Warner Brothers, then started up his own ...

played Cal Bruner, dirty cop

6. Howard Duff

Actor | No Way Out

Tough, virile, wavy-haired and ruggedly handsome with trademark forlorn-looking brows that added an intriguing touch of vulnerability to his hard outer core, actor Howard Duff and his wife-at-the-time, actress Ida Lupino, were one of Hollywood's premiere film couples during the 1950s "Golden Age". ...

played dirty cop Jack Farnham

7. Ida Lupino

Actress | High Sierra

Ida was born in London to a show business family. In 1933, her mother brought Ida with her to an audition and Ida got the part her mother wanted. The picture was Her First Affaire (1932). Ida, a bleached blonde, came to Hollywood in 1934 and played small and insignificant parts. Peter Ibbetson (...

played Lilli Marlowe, girlfriend to Cochran

8. Dorothy Malone

Actress | Written on the Wind

The blonde, sultry, dreamy-eyed beauty of Dorothy Malone, who was born in Chicago, Illinois, took some time before it made an impact with American film-going audiences. But once she did, she played it for all it was worth in her one chance Academy Award-winning "bad girl" performance, a role quite ...

played Francey Farnham, wife to Duff

9. Dean Jagger

Actor | White Christmas

Dean Jagger was born in Lima, Ohio, on November 7, 1903. He dropped out of high school twice before finally graduating from Wabash College. Working first as a school teacher, he soon became interested in acting and enrolled at Chicago's "Lyceum Art Conservatory". Mr. Jagger made his first movie and...

played police captain Michaels

10. Dabbs Greer

Actor | The Green Mile

Dabbs Greer was a very familiar face in films and especially on TV. He was a sort of "everyman" in his roles and played merchants, preachers, businessmen, and other "pillars of the community" types as well as assorted villains. With his plain looking face, wavy hair and mellow, distinctive voice he...

played Sam Marvin, bartender



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