Bobby Darin Films
"An actors life for me ..."
Bobby as Fagin (from Oliver!) in his TV special The Darin Invasion
(1960) Bobby had a cameo singing "That's How It Went Alright." (Commerically
available on VHS.)
- TALL STORY (1960) Bobby sang the theme
over the opening credits, but does not appear in the film. (Commerically available on DVD.)
- COME SEPTEMBER
(1961) Bobby co-starred with his future wife Sandra Dee in this romantic
comedy, which also starred Rock Hudson and Gina Lollobrigida. He sang
"Multiplication" (which he
wrote) and composed the theme.
on DVD May 2003.)
- TOO LATE BLUES (1962)
A dark drama starring Bobby and Stella Stevens. Produced, written
and directed by John Cassavetes. (Commerically available on
DVD May 2012.) (Thanks to Susan Schooley for this information.)
- STATE FAIR (1962)
Bobby co-starred in the remake of the musical with Pamela Tiffin,
Ann-Margret and Pat Boone. He sings "This Isn't Heaven" and "It's
a Grand Night for Singing." (Commerically available
on DVD. Also available on DVD, on the "60th
- HELL IS FOR HEROES
(1962) Bobby co-starred with Steve McQueen, James Coburn and Fess
Parker in this war drama. (Commerically available on DVD)
- PRESSURE POINT
(1962) Bobby gave an excellent performance in this drama (earning
a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Male Newcomer) which co-starred
Sidney Poitier. (Commerically available on DVD)
- IF A MAN ANSWERS
(1962) The second Darin/Dee film. In this romantic comedy Bobby wrote the theme (which he sings over the credits)
and love theme. (Commerically available on DVD)
- CAPTAIN NEWMAN
M.D. (1963) Bobby received a well deserved Academy Award nomination
for Best Supporting Actor for his role of Corp. Jim Tompkins. This
dramatic film stars Gregory Peck, Angie Dickinson and Larry Storch.
(Commerically available on DVD)
A 2013 screening here.
THE LIVELY SET (1964) Bobby wrote the score
for this film, but does not star in it.
- THAT FUNNY FEELING (1965) The third and final Darin/Dee film.
Bobby also wrote the theme which he sings over the opening and closing credits in this romantic comedy. (Commerically
available on DVD)
- THAT DARN CAT (1965) Bobby sang the theme over opening credits
in the original Disney version of this film. (Commerically available on DVD)
- GUNFIGHT IN ABILENE (1967) Bobby's only Western. He also wrote
the theme which he sings over the opening credits. (Commerically available on DVD)
- COP OUT (1967/1968)
Bobby starred in this drama with James Mason and Geraldine Chaplin.
This film is also known as "A Stranger in the House."
- THE HAPPY
ENDING (1969) Billed as Robert Darin, Bobby starred in this drama
with Shirley Jones, Lloyd Bridges and Jean Simmons. (Commerically
available on VHS)
- THE VENDORS (1970) Bobby wrote, directed
and produced this film which starred Richard Bakalyan, Gary Wood,
Dick Lord and Mariette Hartley. It was never released.
- HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY LOVE GEORGE (1973) His final film. Bobby
starred in this drama with Cloris Leachman and Ron Howard. Also known as Run Stranger
Run. (Commerically available on VHS)
It has been reported on several online websites selling movies that
Bobby appeared in Please Don't Eat the Daisies,
The Sad Sack and Heller in Pink
Tights, and that he sang and/or wrote the theme in the film Wait
These appearances have never been reported in any book
about Bobby and this appears to be false information.
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