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Also Known As: Philip N Karlstein, Philip P. Karlstein, Philip Karlstein, Phil Karlstein, Phillip Karlstein, Phillip P. Karlstein Died: December 12, 1985
Born: July 2, 1908 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: director, producer, first assistant, editor, second assistant, propman, cutter

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Former gag-man (for Buster Keaton), propman, studio manager and assistant director who turned out his first feature-length film in 1944. Karlson hit his stride in the 1950s with a brace of gritty crime melodramas noted for their realistic detail and graphic violence. Foremost among these were "Scandal Sheet" (1952), "99 River Street" (1953) and three 1955 films: "Tight Spot"; "Five Against the House"; and "The Phenix City Story" (in which the lead actor wore the actual clothes of the murder victim on whose story the film was based). Although he received a measure of critical attention and developed something of a cult following, Karlson remained a B director for the duration of his career. He scored a box-office success in 1973 with "Walking Tall".

Former gag-man (for Buster Keaton), propman, studio manager and assistant director who turned out his first feature-length film in 1944. Karlson hit his stride in the 1950s with a brace of gritty crime melodramas noted for their realistic detail and graphic violence. Foremost among these were "Scandal Sheet" (1952), "99 River Street" (1953) and three 1955 films: "Tight Spot"; "Five Against the House"; and "The Phenix City Story" (in which the lead actor wore the actual clothes of the murder victim on whose story the film was based). Although he received a measure of critical attention and developed something of a cult following, Karlson remained a B director for the duration of his career. He scored a box-office success in 1973 with "Walking Tall".

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Framed (1975) Director
2.
  Walking Tall (1973) Director
3.
  Ben (1972) Director
4.
  Hornets' Nest (1970) Director
5.
  The Wrecking Crew (1969) Director
6.
  A Time for Killing (1967) Director
7.
  The Silencers (1966) Director
8.
  Rampage (1963) Director
9.
  Kid Galahad (1962) Director
10.
  The Scarface Mob (1962) Director

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Education

Marshall High School: -
Loyola Marymount University: Los Angeles , California -
Chicago Academy for the Arts: Chicago , Illinois -

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mother:
Lillian O'Brien. Actor. Member of Dublin's Abbey Players.

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