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Robert Siodmak (1900–1973)


The director Robert Siodmak (which he insisted, be pronounced 'See-odd-mack') was a masterful film maker who successfully blended the techniques of German Expressionism with contemporary styles of American film, particularly film noir, in the process creating a handful of moody, sometimes chilling, and always memorable motion pictures. Though born... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Killers
The Killers Director
(1946)
Die Ratten
Die Ratten Director
(1955)
Portrait of a Sinner
(1959)

Filmography

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 1958 Mord nach Maß (TV Short)
 1957-1958 O.S.S. (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Operation Eel (1958)
 1955 Die Ratten
 1950 Deported
 1949 Criss Cross
 1946 The Killers
 1944 The Suspect
 1944 Cobra Woman
 1944 Phantom Lady
 1942 Fly-By-Night
 1939 Frères corses (uncredited)
 1938 Ultimatum (uncredited)
 1938 Hatred
 1936 Parisian Life
 1936 Mr. Flow
 1936 Symphonie D'Amour (supervising director)
 1932/II Quick
 1932/I Quick
 1932 Tumultes
 1930 Abschied
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Other Works:

Radio: Introduced a "Screen Directors Playhouse" broadcast of "The Killers". Siodmak had directed the film version, The Killers (1946), three years previously.

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[on Burt Lancaster] You have to give him a reason for everything. Once you do, he's easy to handle.

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In 1955, Siodmak returned to the Federal Republic of Germany to make Die Ratten, with Maria Schell and Curd Jurgens, winning the Golden Berlin Bear at the 1955 Berlin Film Festival. It was the first in a series of films critical of his homeland, during and after Hitler. See more »

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