Although he was born in Montreal, Mark Robson moved to the United States at a young age and graduated from UCLA. He gravitated toward the film business and gained some attention, although no screen credit, as a co-editor on the classic Citizen Kane. In the mid-1940s he directed a number of low-budget horror films for Val Lewton and by the mid-1950s he was coming into his own as a producer-director. He worked with some of the biggest names at the time. Just one example is the 1965 film Von Ryan’s Express which costarred Trevor Howard and Frank Sinatra. He received an Academy Award® nomination for Peyton Place and for The Inn of the Sixth Happiness. The movie version of Peyton Place had a role for Lorne Greene, who played the Prosecutor. The TV series based on the movie rain from 1964 to 1969 and costarred Canadian actors Barbara Parkins and Percy Rodriguez. Barbara Parkins also starred in Valley of the Dolls in 1967.
Features & TV Movies:
My Home Town (1943)
Edge of Doom (1950)
From the Terrace (1960)
Happy Birthday, Wanda Jane (1971)