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Sidney J. Furie Biography

  • Profession: Director, Screenwriter
  • Born: Feb 28, 1933
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

Toronto-born Sidney J. Furie is a graduate of the prestigious Canadian Broadcasting Corporation TV-director talent pool. Promoted to producer before the age of 25, Furie worked on such Canadian video series as [[Feature~V95856~Hudson's Bay~hudsonsbay]]. In 1957, he produced, scripted and directed his first theatrical feature, [[Feature~V88569~A Dangerous Age~adangerousage]]. Moving his base of operations to England in 1960, Furie turned out several critical successes along the lines of [[Feature~V130068~The Young Ones~theyoungones]] (1961) and [[Feature~V28769~The Leather Boys~theleatherboys]] (1962) before striking box-office gold with the 1965 spy thriller [[Feature~V25356~The Ipcress File~theipcressfile]] (1965). He followed this triumph with such stylistic Hollywood-financed delights as [[Feature~V103587~The Naked Runner~thenakedrunner]] (1967), [[Feature~V99776~Big Fauss and Little Halsy~littlefaussandbighalsy]] (1970), and [[Feature~V28072~Lady Sings the Blues~ladysingstheblues]] (1972). After several disappointing years "distinguished" by such losers as [[Feature~V92546~Gable and Lombard~gableandlombard]] (1976), Sidney J. Furie climbed back on the "A" list with 1986's [[Feature~V25383~Iron Eagle~ironeagle]]. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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