Bite-sized blog post: Ida Lupino


One of the only women to work as a director in Hollywood in the 1940s IDA LUPINO began her career as an actress and succeeded directing and acting in numerous films of the era – specializing in noir.

Well before “indie film” became a household phrase she, along with her husband, ventured out on her own to direct and produce her own work outside of the studio system. As the only woman in the DGA meetings opened with, “Gentleman – and Mrs. Lupino.”

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Where to watch her films:




Read more about her:

Ida Lupino And Her Role As Auteur
How Ida Lupino broke into man’s world of directing
Turner Classic Movies
New York Times Obituary
Encyclopedia Britannica
Sense of Cinema

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

 1968The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (TV Series) (1 episode)
Madeira, My Dear? (1968)
 1967Dundee and the Culhane (TV Series) (1 episode)
The Thy Brother’s Keeper Brief (1967)
 1967Daniel Boone (TV Series) (1 episode)
The King’s Shilling (1967)
 1966The Virginian (TV Series) (1 episode)
Dead-Eye Dick (1966)
 1964-1966Gilligan’s Island (TV Series) (4 episodes)
The Producer (1966)
The Return of Wrongway Feldman (1965)
Wrongway Feldman (1964)
Good Night Sweet Skipper (1964)
 1966Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
Holloway’s Daughters (1966)
 1966The Trouble with Angels
 1966Honey West (TV Series) (1 episode)
How Brillig, O, Beamish Boy (1966)
 1963-1965Mr. Novak (TV Series) (3 episodes)
May Day, May Day… (1965)
Day in the Year (1964)
Love in the Wrong Season (1963)
 1964-1965The Rogues (TV Series) (2 episodes)
Bow to a Master (1965)
Hugger-Mugger, by the Sea (1964)
 1965Bewitched (TV Series) (1 episode)
A Is for Aardvark (1965)
 1964The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (1 episode)
The Masks (1964)
 1964Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
The Threatening Eye (1964)
 1964Dr. Kildare (TV Series) (1 episode)
To Walk in Grace (1964)
 1963-1964The Fugitive (TV Series) (3 episodes)
The Garden House (1964)
Glass Tightrope (1963)
Fatso (1963)
1963Breaking Point (TV Series) (1 episode)
Heart of Marble, Body of Stone (1963)
 1962-1963The Untouchables (TV Series) (3 episodes)
The Torpedo (1963)
The Man in the Cooler (1963)
A Fist of Five (1962)
 1962-1963Sam Benedict (TV Series) (3 episodes)
Sugar and Spice and Everything… (1963)
Everybody’s Playing Polo (1962)
Hear the Mellow Wedding Bells (1962)
 1961-1962Thriller (TV Series) (9 episodes)
The Lethal Ladies (1962)
The Bride Who Died Twice (1962)
La Strega (1962)
The Closed Cabinet (1961)
The Last of the Sommervilles (1961)
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 1961-1962General Electric Theater (TV Series) (5 episodes)
A Very Special Girl (1962)
The Little Hours (1962)
The Iron Silence (1961)
The Joke’s on Me (1961)
A Possibility of Oil (1961)
 1961The Rifleman (TV Series) (1 episode)
Assault (1961)
 1959-1961Have Gun – Will Travel (TV Series) (8 episodes)

The Gold Bar (1961)
The Trial (1960)
Lady with a Gun (1960)
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 1960-1961Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (2 episodes)
Sybilla (1960)
 1960Hong Kong (TV Series) (2 episodes)
The Turncoat (1960)
Clear for Action (1960)
 1960Dante (TV Series) (1 episode)
Opening Night (1960)
 1960Tate (TV Series) (2 episodes)
Stopover (1960)
 1959-1960Hotel de Paree (TV Series) (2 episodes)
The Man Who Believed in Law (1959)
 195977 Sunset Strip (TV Series) (2 episodes)
A Check Will Do Nicely (1959)
 1959The Donna Reed Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
A Difference of Opinion (1959)
 1958Mr. Adams and Eve (TV Series) (1 episode)
Teenage Idol (1958)
 1958Teenage Idol (TV Movie)
 1956The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series) (1 episode)
The Trial of Mary Surratt (1956)
 1956Climax! (TV Series) (1 episode)
Fury at Dawn (1956)
 1956Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1951On Dangerous Ground (uncredited)
 1949Not Wanted (uncredited)

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