Florey, Robert

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Florey, Robert Gender: M
Robert Gustave Fuchs
born on 14 September 1900 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )
Place Paris Arrondissement 9, France, 48n5221, 2e2025
Timezone PMT m2e2015 (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Mandl
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 21°06' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 02°49 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 08°20'


French-American director, screenwriter, film journalist, and occasional actor.

After starting his career as a film journalist, Florey moved to the United States in 1921. As a director, Florey's most productive decades were the 1930s and 1940s, working on relatively low-budget fillers for Paramount and Warner Brothers. His reputation is balanced between his avant-garde expressionist style, most evident in his early career, and his work as a fast, reliable studio-system director called on to finish troubled projects, such as 1939's Hotel Imperial.

He directed more than 50 movies including the first Marx Brothers feature The Cocoanuts of 1929, and his 1932 foray into Universal-style horror, Murders in the Rue Morgue which is regarded by horror fans as highly reflective of German expressionism. In 2006, as his 1937 film Daughter of Shanghai was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, Florey was hailed as "widely acclaimed as the best director working in major studio B-films."

He died on 16 May 1979, aged 78, in Santa Monica, California.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Birth certificate quoted in Michaël Mandl's CINÉMA MUET collection.


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Film)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist (Film)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Screenwriter)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession