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Mark Robson Overview:

Director, Mark Robson, was born on Dec 4, 1913 in Montréal, Canada. Robson died at the age of 64 on Jun 20, 1978 in London, England .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Robson was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1957Best DirectorPeyton Place (1957)N/ANominated
1958Best DirectorThe Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)N/ANominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

BlogHub Articles:

Peyton Place (1957, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jan 28, 2017 From The Stop Button

Peyton Place takes over a year and a half starting in 1941. Director Robson has a really slick way of getting the date into the ground situation. Robson and cinematographer William C. Mellor go a little wild with Peyton Place?there?s a lot of location shooting and Robson tries hard to make the viewe... Read full article


Champion (1949, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Dec 9, 2016 From The Stop Button

Champion is a boxing picture. It ends with a big fight, as boxing pictures are wont to do. However, as the fight starts and the film cuts between all the people Kirk Douglas?s Champion has wrong, the film isn?t asking the viewer to root for the protagonist. Douglas is a bad guy. The entire third act... Read full article


The Bridges at Toko-Ri (, 1954)

By Judy on Nov 11, 2015 From Movie Classics

This is my contribution to The Wonderful Grace Kelly Blogathon, hosted by The Wonderful World of Cinema blog. Please visit and take a look at the other postings. William Holden and Grace KellyAfter watching this?powerful and haunting Korean war?film, I belatedly realised it wasn’t really a goo... Read full article


Bedlam (1946, )

on Nov 29, 2013 From The Stop Button

Bedlam is about a third of a good picture. It’s like writers Val Lewton and (director too) Robson didn’t quite know how to make it work, what with having to have Boris Karloff in it. Karloff’s the villain, the head of a mental institute in the eighteenth century. Karloff’s so... Read full article


The Seventh Victim (1943, )

on May 17, 2013 From The Stop Button

Quite surprisingly, The Seventh Victim–in addition to being a disquieting, subtle thriller–is mostly about urban apathy and discontent. Though there aren’t any establishing shots of New York City (or of the small New England town protagonist Kim Hunter comes from), Robson and write... Read full article


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Mark Robson Facts
He is related to Sam Baron.

Directed 7 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Susan Hayward, Russ Tamblyn, Lana Turner, Hope Lange and Diane Varsi.

Died during post production of his final film Avalanche Express.

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