WorldCat Identities

Siodmak, Robert 1900-1973

Works: 374 works in 1,251 publications in 7 languages and 7,313 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Vampire films  Horror films  Film noir  Detective and mystery films  Crime films  Personal narratives  Short films  Radio adaptations 
Roles: Director, Author, Restager , Performer, fmd, Contributor, Film editor, Producer, Adapter, Dedicatee, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Siodmak
Ernest Hemingway's The killers by Robert Siodmak( Visual )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melodramatic thrillers based on the Hemingway story about two hit men and their target, who accepts his fate as though he were already dead
Dracula by Tod Browning( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dracula: The vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the young and virtuous Mina. Dracula's daughter: A hypnotic woman steals the body of Count Dracula and bloodless corpses start appearing in London again. Son of Dracula: Carpathian Count Alucard is invited to the United States by a young and morbid heiress. House of Dracula: Dracula arrives at Dr. Edelman's office asking for a cure to his vampirism
Criss cross by Robert Siodmak( Visual )

30 editions published between 1948 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An armored car driver is suckered into a burglary by his ex-wife and her hoodlum husband. Multiple back-stabbing and double-crosses ensue
Ernest Hemingway's the killers by Robert Siodmak( Visual )

85 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two professional killers invade a small town and kill a gas station attendant, who was expecting them. An insurance investigator pursues the case against the orders of his boss, who considers it trivial. Weaving together threads of the slain gas station attendant's life, the investigator uncovers a complex tale of treachery and crime, all linked with a gorgeous and mysterious woman
The spiral staircase by Robert Siodmak( Visual )

50 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman who cannot speak is stalked by a repeat killer at her uncle's mansion
The crimson pirate by Robert Siodmak( Visual )

27 editions published between 1952 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Vallo, the pirate, rallies a band of freedom-loving rebels in a struggle against Spain
Menschen am Sonntag : ein Film ohne Schauspieler = People on Sunday : a film without actors( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Non-actors play versions of themselves in loosely outlined scenarios. The sense of what an ordinary day might have been like in Weimar-era Germany is enchantingly captured in this bit of cinematic amber
People on Sunday (Menschen am Sonntag) by Robert Siodmak( Visual )

68 editions published between 1929 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An effervescent, sunlit silent film about a handful of city dwellers enjoying a weekend outing that offers a rare glimpse of Weimar-era Berlin. A unique hybrid of documentary and fictional storytelling, the film was both an experiment and a mainstream hit that would influence generations of film artists around the world. People On Sunday represents an astonishing confluence of talent, an early collaboration by a group of German filmmakers who would all go on to become major Hollywood players
Phantom lady by Robert Siodmak( Visual )

32 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unhappily married man spends the evening on a no-names basis with a woman he picks up at a bar. He later returns home, only to find the police in possession and his wife strangled. Every effort to establish his alibi fails; oddly, no one seems to remember seeing the phantom lady. In prison, the man gives up hope, but his secretary (secretly in love with him) doggedly follows evanescent clues through shadowy nocturnal streets. Will she be able to clear her employer in time?
Custer of the west by Robert Siodmak( Visual )

16 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the legendary General Custer, from his service in the Civil War to his command of the 7th Cavalry in the West
The dark mirror by Robert Siodmak( Visual )

20 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twin sisters are implicated in a Hollywood murder and a police detective must figure out if one or both were involved in the killing. A psychiatrist approached by the detective to help with the complicated case agrees to see them separately and is immediately attracted to one of them and fears the other one to be the killer, but he's worried that if he's wrong he could end up on a slab in the morgue himself
The strange affair of Uncle Harry( Visual )

15 editions published between 1945 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging bachelor in a small New England town, Harry Quincey finds love when a New York fashion designer visits the fabric mill where Harry works. But Harry's long-overdue chance at happiness is thwarted by his neurotic sister Lettie, who uses her physical ailments as a means of controlling her kind-hearted brother. When Harry proves himself serious about leaving the family home, Lettie goes to shocking extremes to keep him under her thumb
Dracula : complete legacy collection( Visual )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

House of Dracula: Dracula arrives at Dr. Edelman's office asking for a cure to his vampirism
Conflict by Curtis Bernhardt( Visual )

8 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in English and German and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a man murders his nagging wife because his affections have turned to her far-more-pleasant younger sister, it appears he has executed the perfect crime--until a minor slip-up arouses the suspicions of a family friend
The file on Thelma Jordon by Robert Siodmak( Visual )

8 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 1950 film noir directed by noir veteran Robert Siodmak. Barbara Stanwyck plays Thelma Jordon, a woman who seduces the married Assistant District Attorney and pulls him into a web of theft and murder. Her aunt's mansion is burglarized and the woman is murdered. Thelma calls the Assistant DA to help her cover up evidence that may incriminate her. When she emerges as the prime suspect, the infatuated Assistant DA tries to sabotage the prosecution
People on Sunday = Menschen am Sonntag( Visual )

11 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A silent film that follows five city dwellers as they enjoy a weekend outing in Weimer-era Berlin
Cry of the city by Robert Siodmak( Visual )

31 editions published between 1948 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A police detective doggedly pursues a cop-killing gangster, whose devotion to his girlfriend could prove his downfall
The devil strikes at night = Nachts wenn der Teufel kam by Robert Siodmak( Visual )

35 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Germany during World War Two, a police detective comes across a series of murders which have remained unsolved for many years. The Gestapo initially supports his investigation, but then withdraws. The case is suppressed and the detective is sent to the Eastern Front when he ignores an explicit command and tries to prevent a murder
Conflict (1945) : shooting script by Dwight Taylor( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernest Hemingway's The killers by Don Siegel( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ernest Hemingway's simple but gripping short tale "The Killers" is a model of economical storytelling. Two directors adapted it into unforgettably virile features: Robert Siodmak, in a 1946 film that helped define the noir style; and Don Siegel, in a brutal 1964 version that was intended for television but deemed too violent for home audiences and released theatrically instead. The first is poetic and shadowy, the second direct and harsh as daylight, but both get at the heart of Hemingway's existential classic."--Container
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Alternative Names
Robert Siodmak cineasta

Robert Siodmak Duits filmregisseur

Robert Siodmak German-born American film director

Robert Siodmak réalisateur, scénariste, producteur de cinéma et acteur allemand

Robert Siodmak regista tedesco

Роберт Сиодмак

Роберт Сьодмак

Сиодмак, Роберт

רוברט סיודמק

روبرت زیودماک

시오드맥, 로버트 1900-1973