Robert Parrish


04 Jan 1916


Columbus, Georgia, USA


Robert Parrish was an Academy Award-winning film editor who also directed and acted in movies. As a child he appeared in films during the early 1930s, such as City Lights (1931) by Charles Chaplin and Lewis Milestone's All Quiet on the Western Front (1930). As an editor he won an Academy Award for Body and Soul (1947), the 1947 Robert Rossen film that starred John Garfield as a money-grubbing, two-timing boxer on the make. Parrish also worked on All the King's Men (1949), an account of the rise and fall of a Louisiana politician that won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Parrish then moved on to direct films during the 1950s and 1960s. Among his best received works was the brooding western Saddle the Wind (1958).

Actor ( 43 credits )

Sodankylä ikuisesti (2010)  Himself (4 episodes, 2010)
John Ford Goes to War (2002) Himself (archive footage)
American Masters (1985)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Hollywood Greats (1977)  Himself (1 episode, 1979)
Omnibus (1967)  Himself - Assistant Editor (1 episode, 1992)
Dramatic School (1938) Student (uncredited)
Mr. Doodle Kicks Off (1938) 2nd Sophomore (as Bob Parris)
Having Wonderful Time (1938) Extra (uncredited)
Thrill of a Lifetime (1937) Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Thin Ice (1937) (uncredited)
It Could Happen to You! (1937) Runner (uncredited)
History Is Made at Night (1937) Ship Passenger (uncredited)
One in a Million (1936) (uncredited)
The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936) (uncredited)
Shipmates Forever (1935) Extra (uncredited)
Steamboat Round the Bend (1935) Boy (uncredited)
The Crusades (1935) Extra (uncredited)
The Informer (1935) Young Soldier (uncredited)
The Whole Town's Talking (1935) Bit Part (uncredited)
Judge Priest (1934) Taffy Puller at Festival (uncredited)
Doctor Bull (1933) Teenager (uncredited)
This Day and Age (1933) Student (uncredited)
The Miracle Man (1932) Bellhop (uncredited)
Scandal for Sale (1932) Copyboy (uncredited)
Forbidden (1932) Office Boy (uncredited)
I Take This Woman (1931) Boy (uncredited)
Scandal Sheet (1931) Copy Boy (uncredited)
City Lights (1931) Newsboy (uncredited)
The Right to Love (1930) Willie
Up the River (1930) Boy (uncredited)
The Big Trail (1930) Pioneer Boy (uncredited)
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) Schoolboy (uncredited)
Men Without Women (1930) Boy (scenes deleted) (uncredited)
The Racketeer (1929) Street Urchin (uncredited)
The Divine Lady (1929) Powder Monkey (uncredited)
The Iron Mask (1929) Page (uncredited)
Riley the Cop (1928) Boy (uncredited)
Speedy (1928) Kid in Coney Island sequence (uncredited)
Four Sons (1928) Joseph's Son (uncredited)
Mother Machree (1928) Extra (uncredited)
Yale vs. Harvard (1927) Kid Who Gets Hammered
Sunrise (1927) Boy (uncredited)
Olympic Games (1927) (unconfirmed)

Producer ( 2 credits )

Mississippi Blues (1983) producer
In the French Style (1963) producer

Writer ( 1 credit )

Mississippi Blues (1983) (writer)

Director ( 23 credits )

Mississippi Blues (1983)
The Destructors (1974)
A Town Called Hell (1971)
Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969)
Duffy (1968)
The Bobo (1967)
Casino Royale (1967) (scenes with Peters Sellers and Orson Welles)
Up from the Beach (1965)
In the French Style (1963)
The Wonderful Country (1959)
Twilight Zone (1959) (3 episodes, 1959-1960)
Johnny Staccato (1959) (1 episode, 1959)
Saddle the Wind (1958)
Fire Down Below (1957)
Lucy Gallant (1955)
The Purple Plain (1954)
Shoot First (1953)
My Pal Gus (1952)
The Lusty Men (1952) (uncredited)
Assignment: Paris (1952)
The San Francisco Story (1952)
The Mob (1951)
Cry Danger (1951)