Carl Dudley

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Carl Ward Dudley
Born December 31, 1910
Little Rock, Arkansas
Died September 2, 1973
Hong Kong
Cause of death
Heart
Resting place
Ventura Calif
Residence Beverly Hills, Calif
Other names Duke
Education UCLA
Occupation Film director and producer
Employer Self
Known for 6 daughters
Spouse(s) Eleanor Murphy
Relatives Richard Murphy (brother-in-law)
Gabriel Katzka (son-in-law)

Carl Ward Dudley (1910-1973) was an American film director and producer. He was best known for directing and producing short travelogues.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Carl Ward Dudley was born on December 31, 1910 in Little Rock, Arkansas.[1][2]

Career[edit]

He became a film director and producer. Indeed, in 1944, he founded the Dudley Pictures Corporation, a film production company.[2]

In the 1950s, he produced thirty documentary shorts in the This World of Ours series.[3] In 1958, he directed and produced the Cinerama feature South Seas Adventure.[1][4]

Personal life[edit]

He married Eleanor Murphy, the sister of screenwriter Richard Murphy (1912-1993).[1] One of their daughters, Carol Ward Dudley, married producer Gabriel Katzka (1931–1990).[1]

Death[edit]

He died on September 2, 1973 in Hong Kong.[1][2]

Filmography[edit]

As a director[edit]

  • Our African Frontier (documentary, short film, 1943).
  • Our Alaskan Frontier (documentary, short film, 1943).
  • Star Spangled City (documentary, short film, 1946).
  • All Aboard (short film, 1946).
  • Rhythm of a Big City (documentary, short film, 1948).
  • Pigskin Skill (short film, 1948).
  • Cradle of the Republic (documentary, short film, 1949).
  • Hawaian Sports (short film, 1951).
  • Aloha Nui (documentary, short film, 1953).
  • Fish Tales (short film, 1954).
  • Coney Island Holiday (documentary, short film, 1954).
  • Below the Rio Grande (documentary, short film, 1954).
  • Valley of the Sun (documentary, short film, 1954).
  • Sportsman's Holiday (documentary, short film, 1955).
  • Journey to the Sea (documentary, short film, 1955).
  • Heart of an Empire (documentary, short film, 1955).
  • VistaVision Visits Gibraltar (documentary, short film, 1956).
  • VistaVision Visits Panama (documentary, short film, 1956).
  • Viva! Cuba (documentary, short film, 1956).
  • Magic in the Sun (documentary, short film, 1956).
  • Under Carib Skies (documentary, short film, 1957).
  • South Seas Adventure (1958)

As a producer[edit]

  • This World of Ours: Norway (documentary, short film, 1950).
  • This World of Ours: Denmark (documentary, short film, 1950).
  • This World of Ours: Glacier National Park (documentary, short film, 1950).
  • This World of Ours: Sweden (documentary, short film, 1950).
  • This World of Ours: France (documentary, short film, 1950).
  • This World of Ours: Holland (documentary, short film, 1950).
  • This World of Ours: London (documentary, short film, 1951).
  • This World of Ours: Portugal (documentary, short film, 1951).
  • This World of Ours: Spain (documentary, short film, 1951).
  • This World of Ours: England (documentary, short film, 1951).
  • This World of Ours: Hawaii (documentary, short film, 1951).
  • This World of Ours: Greece (documentary, short film, 1951).
  • This World of Ours: Belgium (documentary, short film, 1951).
  • This World of Ours: Switzerland (documentary, short film, 1951).
  • This World of Ours: Italy (documentary, short film, 1951).
  • This World of Ours: Egypt (documentary, short film, 1951).
  • This World of Ours: Puerto Rico (documentary, short film, 1952).
  • This World of Ours: Chile (documentary, short film, 1952).
  • This World of Ours: India (documentary, short film, 1952).
  • This World of Ours: Ceylon (documentary, short film, 1953).
  • This World of Ours: Singapore (documentary, short film, 1953).
  • This World of Ours: Germany (documentary, short film, 1953).
  • This World of Ours: Japan (documentary, short film, 1953).
  • This World of Ours: Hong Kong (documentary, short film, 1954).
  • This World of Ours: Formosa (documentary, short film, 1954).
  • This World of Ours: Ireland (documentary, short film, 1954).
  • This World of Ours: Thailand (documentary, short film, 1954).
  • This World of Ours: Bali (documentary, short film, 1954).
  • This World of Ours: Venezuela (documentary, short film, 1955).
  • The Mississippi Traveler (documentary, short film, 1955).
  • This World of Ours: Caribbean Sky Cruise (documentary, short film, 1955).
  • This World of Ours: Turkey (documentary, short film, 1955).
  • VistaVision Visits Gibraltar (documentary, short film, 1956).
  • Hero on Horseback (documentary, short film, 1956).
  • VistaVision Visits Panama (documentary, short film, 1956).
  • VistaVision Visits Austria (documentary, short film, 1956).
  • South Seas Adventure (1958).

As an executive producer[edit]

  • Tobor the Great (1954).
  • The Days of Our Years (short film, documentary, 1955).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Carl Dudley at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ a b c NorthEast Historic Film: Stanley Johnson Collection
  3. ^ Len D. Martin, The Republic Pictures Checklist: Features, Serials, Cartoons, Short Subjects and Training Films of Republic Pictures Corporation, 1935-1959, Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2006, p. 1043 [1]
  4. ^ Sanya Shoilevska Henderson, Alex North, Film Composer: A Biography, with Musical Analyses of A Streetcar Named Desire, Spartacus, The Misfits, Under the Volcano, and Prizzi's Honor, Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2003, p. 221 [2]