Paul Wendkos
Date of Birth
Sep 20, 1922
Birth Place:
Philadelphia, PA


A Columbia University graduate, American director Paul Wendkos went the usual student filmmaker route with documentaries and experimental projects. After TV work, Wendkos made his big screen bow with The Burglar (1957), a highly regarded low-budget melodrama. Soon, however, Wendkos seemingly abandoned his cult fans by moving to conventional projects, including Columbia's trio of Gidget films. Once...