Ida Lupino (1918-1995)
One of the long-term projects on this blog is to try to understand the Hollywood Studio System (roughly 1930-60). The Hollywood studio ‘model’ still influences how we think about global cinema in the 21st century. One way to to study how the system worked is to focus on the career of one extraordinary figure who worked in the American film industry as an A List star, a producer, writer and director. Ida could also sing, dance and compose music and made significant radio broadcasts as well as being one of the most prolific directors and actors in US television. I don’t think it’s possible to see all her work but I’m going to try to see as many of her feature films as possible.
I’ll add titles to this list as they are posted on the blog. Just click on the link to find the individual posting.
1953 The Bigamist (directed by Ida Lupino for The Filmakers, Lupino also stars with Joan Fontaine and Edmond O’Brien)
1953 The Hitch-Hiker (directed and co-written by Ida Lupino for The Filmakers)
1951 Hard, Fast and Beautiful (directed by Ida Lupino for The Filmakers)
1946 Devotion (dir. Curtis Bernhardt, starring Ida Lupino, Olivia de Havilland and Paul Henreid)
1942 Moontide (dir. Archie Mayo, starring Ida Lupino and Jean Gabin)
1939 The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt (starring Warren William, Ida Lupino and Rita Hayworth)