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Anthony Mann
Anthony Mann
(June 30, 1906 – April 29, 1967) was an American actor and film director,[1] most notably of film noir and Westerns. As a director, he often collaborated with the cinematographer John Alton and with actor James Stewart
James Stewart
in his Westerns.

Contents

1 Life and career 2 Filmography

2.1 Complete list

3 References 4 Sources 5 External links

Life and career[edit] Mann was born Emil Anton Bundsmann in San Diego, California.[2] His father, Emile Theodore Bundsmann, an academic, was from an Austrian Catholic family, and his mother, Bertha Weichselbaum, a drama teacher, was an American of Bavarian Jewish descent.[3] Shortly after their marriage, Mann's parents joined the proto-hippie religious cult of Lomaland
Lomaland
in San Diego County
San Diego County
where there was an emphasis on artistic, religious, and military training and where children were raised separately from their parents. When Mann was three, his parents returned to his father's native Austria
Austria
to seek treatment for Professor Bundsmann's ill health, leaving Mann behind in Lomaland. Mann's mother did not return for Mann until he was fourteen, and only then at the urging of a cousin who had paid him a visit and was worried about his treatment and situation at Lomaland. With his father permanently institutionalized, Mann and his mother struggled financially in Newark New Jersey
New Jersey
with Mann maintaining many odd jobs throughout the remainder of his middle and high school years. Mann appeared in some high school productions with his friend and classmate, future Hollywood studio executive Dore Schary. Schary would graduate from Newark's Central High School, but Mann dropped out in his senior year.[3] Mann started as an actor, appearing in plays off-Broadway in New York City. During these years he met and married his first wife Mildred when they both worked at Macy's
Macy's
department store in New York City. Contrary to misleading newspaper reports, Mildred was a clerk and not a store executive or manager. In 1938, Mann, Mildred, and their two daughters moved to Hollywood, where he joined Selznick International Pictures. Contrary to erroneous reports, Mann's eldest child was a daughter Toni Mann, not a son "Anthony, Jr." In the mid-1950s, Mann and Mildred divorced and he subsequently married the much-younger Spanish actress Sara Montiel.[2] Mann became an assistant director by the 1940s, assisting Preston Sturges on the film Sullivan's Travels,[4] and subsequently directing low-budget assignments for RKO
RKO
and Republic Pictures. In 1964, he was head of the jury at the 14th Berlin
Berlin
International Film Festival.[5] In 1967, Mann died from a heart attack in Berlin
Berlin
while filming the spy thriller A Dandy in Aspic. The film was completed by the film's star Laurence Harvey.[6] For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Anthony Mann
Anthony Mann
has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
at 6229 Hollywood Boulevard.[7] Filmography[edit] Mann first made his name as director of several film noir. Early films which made Mann a name in Hollywood include:

The Great Flamarion
The Great Flamarion
(1945) T-Men
T-Men
(1947) Raw Deal (1948) Border Incident (1949) Side Street (1950)

However, Mann is probably best remembered today for his work in the Western genre—particularly for eight films with James Stewart:

Winchester '73
Winchester '73
(1950) Bend of the River
Bend of the River
(1952) Thunder Bay (1953) The Naked Spur
The Naked Spur
(1953) The Glenn Miller Story
The Glenn Miller Story
(1954) The Far Country
The Far Country
(1955) The Man from Laramie
The Man from Laramie
(1955) Strategic Air Command (1955)

Mann's other westerns include:

The Furies (1950), starring Barbara Stanwyck Devil's Doorway
Devil's Doorway
(1950), starring Robert Taylor The Last Frontier (1955), starring Victor Mature The Tin Star
The Tin Star
(1957), starring Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
and Anthony Perkins Man of the West
Man of the West
(1958), starring Gary Cooper

In the 1960s, Mann put aside Westerns to concentrate on making two epics for producer Samuel Bronston:

El Cid (1961) The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)

He was also the original director of Spartacus (1960), but was fired early in production by producer-star Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
and replaced with Stanley Kubrick, having shot a handful of scenes. Complete list[edit]

Dr. Broadway
Dr. Broadway
(1942) Moonlight in Havana (1942) Nobody's Darling
Nobody's Darling
(1943) My Best Gal
My Best Gal
(1944) Strangers in the Night (1944) Sing Your Way Home (1945) The Great Flamarion
The Great Flamarion
(1945) Two O'Clock Courage
Two O'Clock Courage
(1945) Strange Impersonation
Strange Impersonation
(1946) The Bamboo Blonde
The Bamboo Blonde
(1946) T-Men
T-Men
(1947) Railroaded!
Railroaded!
(1947) Desperate (1947) – also story He Walked by Night
He Walked by Night
(1948) – director (uncredited), together with Alfred L. Werker Raw Deal (1948) Border Incident (1949) Reign of Terror (1949) Follow Me Quietly
Follow Me Quietly
(1949) – director (uncredited), together with Richard Fleischer; also story The Furies (1950) Winchester '73
Winchester '73
(1950) Side Street (1950) Devil's Doorway
Devil's Doorway
(1950) The Tall Target
The Tall Target
(1951) Bend of the River
Bend of the River
(1953) Thunder Bay (1953) The Naked Spur
The Naked Spur
(1953) The Glenn Miller Story
The Glenn Miller Story
(1954) The Far Country
The Far Country
(1954) The Last Frontier (1955) The Man from Laramie
The Man from Laramie
(1955) Strategic Air Command (1955) Serenade (1956) The Tin Star
The Tin Star
(1957) Men in War
Men in War
(1957) – also producer Man of the West
Man of the West
(1958) God's Little Acre (1958) Cimarron (1960) El Cid (1961) The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) The Heroes of Telemark
The Heroes of Telemark
(1965) A Dandy in Aspic (1968) – also producer

References[edit]

^ Sadoul, p.167 ^ a b http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/18/man1-d18.html ^ a b Alvarez, Max. The Crime Films of Anthony Mann, p. 15. University Press of Mississippi, 2013. ISBN 9781496801036. Accessed December 19, 2017. "In New Jersey, Emile Anton attended elementary school in East Orange and high school in Newark but dropped out to go to work. The New York Times
The New York Times
obituary reports him leaving high school at age sixteen, but the Central High School transcripts indicate a January 1925 dropout date, when Emile Anton was eighteen." ^ Spoto, Donald. Madcap: The Life of Preston Sturges. p. 171. ISBN 0-316-80726-5 ^ "Berlinale 1964: Juries". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 29 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-16.  ^ Staff. "Anthony Mann, 60, A Movie Director; Filmmaker Who Favored Westerns Dies in Berlin", The New York Times, April 30, 1967. Accessed December 19, 2017. "Berlin, April 29 (Reuters) --Anthony Mann, the American film director, died here of a heart attack this morning. His age was 60." ^ "Hollywood Star Walk: Anthony Mann", Los Angeles Times. Accessed December 19, 2017. "North side of the 6200 block of Hollywood Boulevard."

Sources[edit]

Sadoul, Georges; Morris, Peter (1972), Peter Morris, ed., Dictionary of film makers, Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, ISBN 978-0-520-02151-8 

External links[edit]

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Films directed by Anthony Mann

Dr. Broadway
Dr. Broadway
(1942) Moonlight in Havana (1942) Nobody's Darling
Nobody's Darling
(1943) My Best Gal
My Best Gal
(1944) Strangers in the Night (1944) The Great Flamarion
The Great Flamarion
(1945) Two O'Clock Courage
Two O'Clock Courage
(1945) Sing Your Way Home (1945) The Bamboo Blonde
The Bamboo Blonde
(1946) Strange Impersonation
Strange Impersonation
(1946) Desperate (1947) Railroaded!
Railroaded!
(1947) T-Men
T-Men
(1947) Raw Deal (1948) Reign of Terror (1949) Border Incident (1949) Side Street (1950) Winchester '73
Winchester '73
(1950) The Furies (1950) Devil's Doorway
Devil's Doorway
(1950) The Tall Target
The Tall Target
(1951) Bend of the River
Bend of the River
(1952) The Naked Spur
The Naked Spur
(1953) Thunder Bay (1953) The Glenn Miller Story
The Glenn Miller Story
(1954) The Far Country
The Far Country
(1954) Strategic Air Command (1955) The Man from Laramie
The Man from Laramie
(1955) The Last Frontier (1955) Serenade (1956) Men in War
Men in War
(1957) The Tin Star
The Tin Star
(1957) God's Little Acre (1958) Man of the West
Man of the West
(1958) Cimarron (1960) El Cid (1961) The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) The Heroes of Telemark
The Heroes of Telemark
(1965) A Dandy in Aspic (1968)

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