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Cy Endfield  

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Director / Screenwriter
1914 - 1995 
Born November 10, Scranton, Pennsylvannia, USA
Key Production Country: UK
Key Genres: Crime, Mystery, Crime Thriller
Key Collaborators: Stanley Baker (Actor/Producer), Lloyd Bridges (Leading Player), Jonah Jones (Cinematographer), Bruce Beeby (Character Player), Ernest Archer (Production Designer)
Highly Recommended: Try and Get Me! (1951), Hell Drivers (1958)
Recommended: Zulu (1964)
Worth a Look: The Underworld Story (1950), Impulse (1954)
Approach with Caution: The Limping Man (1953)
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250 Quintessential Noir Films: Try and Get Me! (1951)
 
The Limping Man (1953)Hell Drivers (1958)Zulu (1964)Try and Get Me! (1951)
 
     
  "From Joe Palooka to the Marquis de Sade is an eventful journey, especially with Tarzan and Welsh soldiers fighting Zulus along the way. Endfield had a very respectable grounding in the American theatre. From Yale and the New Theatre School he became a producer and a drama teacher. After the war, he went into movies as a writer and then took up direction. He was compelled to leave America during the McCarthy period and worked in England uncredited or under a pseudonym." - David Thomson (The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, 2002)  
     
  "Working in Britain, at first under the double cloak of a pseudonym and the tag of 'supervising director', Endfield soon revealed taste - and talent - for raw, red-blooded action, whether it was on the battlefield or in man-to-man fist-fights. His partnership with actor Stanley Baker produced some hard-man movies that culminated in the pulsating action of Zulu." - David Quinlan (Quinlan's Illustrated Guide to Film Directors, 1999)  
     
  "He began attracting attention in 1950-51 with two taut, atmospheric suspense yarns, The Underworld Story and The Sound of Fury/Try and Get Me, but was identified as a Communist before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1951 and was forced by Hollywood's blacklisting to work in England under pseudonyms or with no screen credit." - (The MacMillan International Film Encyclopedia, 1994)  
     
  "Often a maker of solid, if undistinguished, actioners. Endfield occasionally handled distinctive material (Zulu, 64)." - William R. Meyer (The Film Buff's Catalog, 1978)  
     
 
 
 
 

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