Director: Robert Wise
At the beginning of an era of trashy B-horror and sci-fi, Wise attached himself to sound features with intellectually satisfying metaphoric bases, remarkable visual aesthetics and intriguing narratives. In this fine Val Lewton produced sequel to Jacques Tourneur's Cat People. Wise plays down the cheap transmogrifications that could have made this little more than a feline twist on lycanthropy; while retaining the elements of the supernatural that instil flesh-crawling dread. Steaming with suppressed sexuality, The Curse Of The Cat People gives new meaning to the phrase 'animal magnetism'.
... ... Robert Wise was winding up his working relationship with Howard Hughes' RKO studio by 1948 when he directed B!ood On The Moon, a film he considered his "first big feature." He took Luke … More »
... ... After seating the ambitious heights of West Side Story (1961) and steering star vehicles like Two For The Seesaw (1962), Robert Wise's 1963 version of Shirley Jackson's novel The Haunting of … More »
Director Robert Wise's ninth feature in five years, after a lengthy apprenticeship in the editing department, The Set Up was also his last at RKO. ... The film started life as a poem by Joseph Mancur… More »
... ... "With West Side Story, suddenly i became a musical director." ... ... ... Robert Wise drew upon all his directorial resources in this leap to yet another genre, and with his collaborator, cho… More »
... ... Intensely cold, blood-curdling and emotionally spare, Born To Kill is knockout noir. A grim and at times complicated picture, it features a youthful Lawrence Tierney as a near-robotic pa… More »