Carl Dudley

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Carl Ward Dudley
Born December 31, 1910
Little Rock, Arkansas
Died September 2, 1973
Hong Kong
Occupation Film director and producer
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]