"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)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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.
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)
- THAT DARN CAT
(1965) Bobby sang the theme over opening credits in the original Disney
version of this film. (Commerically available)
- GUNFIGHT IN ABILENE
(1967) Bobby's only Western. He also wrote the theme which he sings
over the opening credits.
- 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
- THE VENDORS (1970) Bobby wrote, directed
and produced this film which starred Richard Bakalayan, Gary Wood,
Dick Lord and Mariette Hartley. It
was never released.
- HAPPY MOTHER'S
DAY LOVE GEORGE (1973) His final film. Bobby starred
drama with Cloris Leachman and Ron Howard. Also known as Run Stranger
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.
Please Don't Eat the Daisies has
been viewed by a longtime fan and Bobby DOES NOT appear in this film.
Wait Until Dark was rented and viewed by yours truly and Bobby did
not sing nor was he credited for writing the theme.
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