Motion Picture Director. Real name Emil Anton Bundsmann. After finishing High School in 1925, he joined an Off-Broadway troupe as stage manager and actor, directing for the stage in the early 1930s. In 1938 he left Broadway for David O. Selznicks company as a casting director and supervisor of screen tests, then moving to Paramount as assistant director. From 1942 on, now known as Anthony Mann, he began directing low-budget films for RKO and Republic. His first great success, the Western "Winchester 73" came in 1950, establishing him as one of the top Western directors with a keen eye for spectacular outdoor cinematography and a sense for the visual expression of inner conflicts. The movie also started a long relationship with fellow actor James Stewart, collaborating on 8 films in the next 5 years, among them masterpieces like "Bend of the River" (1952), "The Naked Spur" (1953), "The Far Country", "The Glenn Miller Story" (both 1954) and "The Man from Laramie" (1955). Settling down in London in the early 60`s, he switched to huge budget spectacles like "El Cid" (1961) and "The Fall of the Roman Empire" (1964). Credits also include "Dr. Broadway" (1942), the film noir "T-Men" (1947), "The Furies" (1950), "The Tin Star" (1957), "Man of the West" (1958, starring Gary Cooper) and "Cimarron" (1960). He was married to Spanish movie star Sarita Montiel from 1957 to 1963. Mann died from a heart attack during production of "A Dandy in Aspic" (1967); the film was completed by its star Laurence Harvey. His body was flown to London for cremation.
Bio by: Fritz Tauber