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What's your favorite film by Mark Robson?

haven't seen any
4 (33.3%)
don't like any
1 (8.3%)
The Seventh Victim
5 (41.7%)
The Ghost Ship
0 (0%)
Youth Runs Wild
0 (0%)
Isle of the Dead
0 (0%)
Bedlam
0 (0%)
Champion
0 (0%)
Roughshod
0 (0%)
Home of the Brave
0 (0%)
My Foolish Heart
0 (0%)
Edge of Doom
0 (0%)
Bright Victory
0 (0%)
I Want You
0 (0%)
Return to Paradise
0 (0%)
Hell Below Zero
0 (0%)
Phffft
0 (0%)
The Bridges at Toko-Ri
0 (0%)
A Prize of Gold
0 (0%)
Trial
0 (0%)
The Harder They Fall
1 (8.3%)
The Little Hut
0 (0%)
Peyton Place
0 (0%)
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
0 (0%)
From the Terrace
0 (0%)
Nine Hours to Rama
0 (0%)
The Prize
0 (0%)
Von Ryan's Express
1 (8.3%)
Lost Command
0 (0%)
Valley of the Dolls
0 (0%)
Daddy's Gone A-Hunting
0 (0%)
Happy Birthday, Wanda June
0 (0%)
Limbo
0 (0%)
Earthquake
0 (0%)
Avalanche Express
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 12

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Re: Robson, Mark
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2022, 10:29:22 PM »
Updated Ranking

Von Ryanís Express (1965)
★ ★ ★ Ė Okay
Getting away from soap operas, Robson makes a war film, with some impressive action and an excellent performance by Frank Sinatra, who Iím normally unimpressed by. Sinatraís Colonel matches wits with a British Major (Trevor Howard) and the script makes unexpected choices, right to the very end. Some of the action is too ambitious for Robson to cut together effectively, but itís nice to see old school practical effects involving planes, trains and hand grenades.

Lost Command (1966)
★ ★
A popular description for Robsonís unsuccessful movies is Ďturgidí. Another war film, but this went on aimlessly for what felt like forever. And thatís with Anthony Quinn, right when Iím thinking he may be the most dependable movie star of all time, and the visual delight of Claudia Cardinale. 

Valley of the Dolls (1967)
★ ★ Ĺ
Robson cranks up the soap opera to high camp. Even knowing this filmís reputation, I was impressed by how it manages to be silly, terrible and highly entertaining. Sexy, bitchy, the kind of film that has a similar vibe to The Room, Cats and Mommie Dearest, though genuinely better than all of those.

Daddy's Gone A-Hunting (1969)
★ ★ Ĺ
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Happy Birthday, Wanda June (1971)
★ Ĺ
All the unrealistic acting of a theatrical experience filmed like a movie, made worse by a child actor in a large role trying to convey Kurt Vonnegut. Some amusing 4th wall moments, but the overall point is lost and getting from the beginning to the end is like pulling on a rope for 100 minutes.