Michael Anderson (director)

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Michael Joseph Anderson (30 January 1920 – 25 April 2018) was an English film director, best known for directing the Second World War film The Dam Busters (1955), the epic Around the World in 80 Days (1956) and the dystopian sci-fi film Logan's Run (1976).wikipedia
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The Dam Busters (film)

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Michael Joseph Anderson (30 January 1920 – 25 April 2018) was an English film director, best known for directing the Second World War film The Dam Busters (1955), the epic Around the World in 80 Days (1956) and the dystopian sci-fi film Logan's Run (1976).
It was directed by Michael Anderson.

Logan's Run (film)

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Michael Joseph Anderson (30 January 1920 – 25 April 2018) was an English film director, best known for directing the Second World War film The Dam Busters (1955), the epic Around the World in 80 Days (1956) and the dystopian sci-fi film Logan's Run (1976).
Logan's Run is a 1976 American science fiction film, directed by Michael Anderson and starring Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne, Farrah Fawcett, and Peter Ustinov.

Around the World in 80 Days (1956 film)

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Michael Joseph Anderson (30 January 1920 – 25 April 2018) was an English film director, best known for directing the Second World War film The Dam Busters (1955), the epic Around the World in 80 Days (1956) and the dystopian sci-fi film Logan's Run (1976).
The epic picture was directed by Michael Anderson and produced by Mike Todd, with Kevin McClory and William Cameron Menzies as associate producers.

Private Angelo (film)

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Anderson and Ustinov then wrote and directed a feature together, Private Angelo (1949).
Private Angelo is a 1949 British comedy war film directed by Michael Anderson and Peter Ustinov and starring Ustinov, Godfrey Tearle, Maria Denis and Marjorie Rhodes.

Waterfront (1950 film)

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Anderson made his solo directorial debut with a B film, Waterfront (1950) with Robert Newton.
Waterfront is a 1950 British black and white drama film directed by Michael Anderson and starring Robert Newton, Kathleen Harrison and Avis Scott.

Night Was Our Friend

Aderson followed his first at bat with some more B movies: Hell Is Sold Out (1951); Night Was Our Friend (1952) and Dial 17 (1952).
Night Was Our Friend is a 1951 British drama film directed by Michael Anderson and starring Elizabeth Sellars, Michael Gough and Ronald Howard.

Hell Is Sold Out

Aderson followed his first at bat with some more B movies: Hell Is Sold Out (1951); Night Was Our Friend (1952) and Dial 17 (1952).
Hell Is Sold Out is a 1951 British drama film directed by Michael Anderson and starring Mai Zetterling, Herbert Lom and Richard Attenborough.

Will Any Gentleman...?

The first was a comedy, Will Any Gentleman...? (1953).
Will Any Gentleman...? is a 1953 British comedy film directed by Michael Anderson and starring George Cole, Veronica Hurst and William Hartnell.

The House of the Arrow (1953 film)

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It was followed by The House of the Arrow (1953).
The House of the Arrow is a 1953 British mystery film directed by Michael Anderson and starring Oskar Homolka, Robert Urquhart and Yvonne Furneaux.

Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst

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Anderson was reunited with Richard Todd for another war film Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst (1957) for producer Herbert Wilcox but it was not as popular as The Dam Busters.
Directed by Michael Anderson, it stars Richard Todd, William Hartnell, and Akim Tamiroff.

1984 (1956 film)

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Anderson followed this with the first cinema adaptation of George Orwell's 1984 (1956), co-financed by American interests.
This is the first cinema rendition of the story, directed by Michael Anderson and starring Edmond O'Brien as protagonist Winston Smith, and featuring Donald Pleasence, Jan Sterling, and Michael Redgrave.

Shake Hands with the Devil (1959 film)

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In Ireland he made a thriller about the IRA with James Cagney, Shake Hands with the Devil (1959).
Shake Hands with the Devil is a 1959 film produced and directed by Michael Anderson.

Chase a Crooked Shadow

He made a third film with Richard Todd, a thriller, Chase a Crooked Shadow (1958); this was his fifth and last movie for Associated British.
Michael Anderson directed Chase a Crooked Shadow, the first film produced by Associated Dragon Films, a business venture of Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

In Which We Serve

Anderson appeared in two films as an actor: as Oily Boyd in Housemaster (1938); and as Marine Albert Fosdick in Noël Coward's In Which We Serve (1942).
Michael Anderson, the film's first-assistant director took over the part (credited as "Mickey Anderson").

All the Fine Young Cannibals

MGM also financed Anderson's next film, the melodrama All the Fine Young Cannibals (1960) with Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner.
All the Fine Young Cannibals is a 1960 American film directed by Michael Anderson, based on the novel by Rosamond Marshall starring Robert Wagner, Natalie Wood, Susan Kohner, George Hamilton, and Pearl Bailey.

The Wreck of the Mary Deare (film)

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Anderson then took over a project at MGM originally planned as an Alfred Hitchcock project, The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959), with Gary Cooper and Charlton Heston.
The Wreck of the Mary Deare is a 1959 Metrocolor (in CinemaScope) British-American thriller film directed by Michael Anderson and starring Gary Cooper and Charlton Heston, and featuring Michael Redgrave, Cecil Parker, Richard Harris and John Le Mesurier.

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It was made for Pennebaker, the company of Marlon Brando and provided an early role to Richard Harris.
It was directed by Michael Anderson who offered Harris a role in his next movie, The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959), shot in Hollywood.

Wild and Wonderful

Anderson made some films for Harold Hecht: Flight from Ashiya (1964), an adventure tale, and Wild and Wonderful (1964), a comedy with Tony Curtis.
Wild and Wonderful is a 1964 comedy film directed by Michael Anderson and starring Tony Curtis and Christine Kaufmann.

Operation Crossbow (film)

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For MGM and Carlo Ponti he directed the war time thriller Operation Crossbow (1965).
It was directed by Michael Anderson and written by Emeric Pressburger, under the pseudonym "Richard Imrie", Derry Quinn and Ray Rigby from a story from Duilio Coletti and Vittoriano Petrilli.

The Naked Edge

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Anderson was reunited with Cooper in The Naked Edge (1961) which turned out to be Cooper's last film.
The movie was a British-American co-production distributed by United Artists, directed by Michael Anderson and produced by George Glass and Walter Seltzer, with Marlon Brando Sr. as executive producer.

The Shoes of the Fisherman

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He was meant to direct Eye of the Devil but fell ill. For MGM he directed the film The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968), stepping in for Anthony Asquith at the last moment; the film was a flop.
Shot in Rome, the motion picture was directed by Michael Anderson and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Associated British Picture Corporation

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Anderson then signed a contract with Associated British Picture Corporation (ABPC) for whom he wound up making five films.
During this period though, the company produced its best remembered titles such as The Dam Busters (Michael Anderson, 1954), and Ice Cold in Alex (1958), whose director J. Lee Thompson was ABPC's most productive during the 1950s.

The Quiller Memorandum

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Anderson made a spy thriller The Quiller Memorandum (1966).
The Quiller Memorandum is a 1966 Anglo-American Eurospy film filmed in DeLuxe Color and Panavision, adapted from the 1965 spy novel The Berlin Memorandum, by Elleston Trevor under the name "Adam Hall", screenplay by Harold Pinter, directed by Michael Anderson, featuring George Segal, Alec Guinness, Max von Sydow and Senta Berger.

Pope Joan (1972 film)

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Anderson went for a few years without making a film before returning with Pope Joan (1972) and The Devil's Impostor (1972).
It was directed by Michael Anderson and has a cast which includes Liv Ullmann (in the lead role), Olivia de Havilland, Lesley-Anne Down, Franco Nero and Maximilian Schell.

Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze

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For George Pal he made Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975) then did Conduct Unbecoming (1975).
It was directed by Michael Anderson, who had previously directed another big-budget adventure film, Around the World in 80 Days.