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Also Known As: Died: November 11, 2007
Born: January 30, 1920 Cause of Death: pneumonia
Birth Place: Lawrence, Kansas, USA Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Lily in Winter (1994) as Director
Set in the 1950s, a New York African-American housekeeper becomes a reluctant accessory to a crime, and is unjustly accused of kidnapping her young white charge when she and the boy suddenly disappear.
2.
Incident in a Small Town (1994) as Director
The third television movie featuring the characters, lawyer Harmon Cobb and Judge Bell. In this telefilm, set in Baltimore in 1953, Harmon Cobb comes to the defense of Judge Bell, who stands accused of killing the abusive father of his daughter's child.
3.
Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore (1992) as Director
A lawyer and his family move to Baltimore where he becomes the law partner of his old adversary and gets involved in the case of a woman wrongly imprisoned in a mental institution.
4.
Ironclads (1991) as Director
A television movie recreating the Civil War confrontation between the warships "Monitor" and "Merrimack." A woman helps a Union soldier infiltrate the Confederate Army and learn important secrets regarding the firepower of the "Merrimack" for the designer of the rival battleship.
5.
April Morning (1988) as Director
A young boys cpming of age using the revolutionary war as the backdrop.
6.
Last Days of Patton, The (1986) as Director
A television movie continuing the story of General George S. Patton Jr. detailed in the 1970 feature film, "Patton." The film chronicles the controversial last days, both public and private, of the American general.
7.
Ted Kennedy Jr. Story, The (1986) as Director
A television movie describing the Kennedy scion's loss of a leg to cancer, and the fortitude that got him through the difficult rehabilitation period and painful chemotherapy that followed. With the support of his family, he went on to lead an active life, eventually becoming a lawyer and an advocat
8.
Gift of Love: A Christmas Story, The (1983) as Director
Lee Remick is a suburbanite whose Christmas holiday is shattered by the death of her mother (Angela Lansbury, in their first project together since "Anyone Can Whistle," the Stephen Sondheim musical), the failure of her husband's business and the possible collapse of her marriage, and only through a
9.
Bronte (1983) as Director
10.
Night Crossing (1981) as Director
Two men who are fed up with the daily indignities and tyrannies of life under Communist rule in East Germany come up with a daring plan of escape. They decide to travel to democratic West Germany in a hot air balloon. However, they need to build a new type of lighter-than-air craft if they are to tr
11.
To Find My Son (1980) as Director
A single man and part-time college student discovers the bureaucratic frustrations when he tries to adopt a handicapped, love-starved orphan whom he had been helping overcome a speech problem, and wages a battle against Child Welfare Department officials determined to place the youngster with a more suitable, mature, married couple.
12.
Torn Between Two Lovers (1979) as Director
A women's picture dealing with a happily married suburbanite who becomes romantically attached to a handsome architect she meets at O'Hare airport in Chicago. Its distinction comes from Lee Remick's presence and her reteaming with director Delbert Mann with whom she worked a similar magic on "Breaki
13.
All Quiet on the Western Front (1979) as Director
Highly-acclaimed remake of the 1930 film classic about a young generation's disillusionment and eventual destruction by war. Richard Thomas and Ernest Borgnine took the roles played in the original by Lew Ayres and Louis Wolheim. This version received seven Emmy Award nominations: Outstanding Drama,
14.
Breaking Up (1978) as Director
A drama about a woman who faces a harrowing fight to rediscover her personal identity when her husband of fifteen years announces that he is leaving her and their children to search for the indefinable joy he feels is missing from his life. Subsequently a one-hour pilot called "Tom and JoAnn" was ai
15.
Love's Dark Ride (1978) as Director
A young advertising executive, blinded in a gun accident, falls in love with a nightclub entertainer he has befriended, and through her he attempts to rebuild his life and career. Blind actor-musician Tom Sullivan lends a degree of authenticity to this reportedly true story as a blind psychiatrist w
16.
Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery (1978) as Director
In this initial entry in a projected series on contemporary interpretations of the Ten Commandments, the wife of a paralytic becomes involved in an extramarital affair -- with his permission. The second film, "Thou Shalt Not Kill," made around the same time, was not aired until 1982.
17.
Home to Stay (1978) as Director
A teenage girl sets off on an odyssey with her spirited but frail grandfather to thwart her uncle's plan to place the old man in a home for the aged. Filmed in Canada, this story is set in Illinois farm country.
18.
Tell Me My Name (1977) as Director
The story of a middle-aged wife and mother with two young sons who is forced to face the truth about her life after being confronted by her teenage daughter, born out of wedlock and given up for adoption, who has returned seeking the truth about her origins.
19.
Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident (1976) as Director
A dramatization of the 1960 "U-2 incident," in which a CIA spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union and its pilot, Francis Gary Powers, was brought to trial. Powers was ultimately returned to the United States in a prisoner swap. In later years he became a helicopter traffic reporter for a Los
20.
Birch Interval (1976) as Director
An eleven-year-old girl goes through extreme culture shock when she leaves the city and moves in with her Amish cousins.
21.
Girl Named Sooner, A (1975) as Director
A drama about an abandoned young girl, raised in the hill country of Indiana by an eccentric bootlegging old crone, who becomes the ward of a childless couple.
22.
Man Without a Country, The (1973) as Director
This classic about the man who renounced his country and lived to regret it received a sparkling production here with a tour-de-force performance by Cliff Robertson, aging sixty years as Philip Nolan. Previously it had been filmed three times as a silent movie and once (in 1938) as a short for Vitap
23.
She Waits (1972) as Director
A murdered woman seeks vengeance and possesses her husband's new bride in this well-acted ghost story. This marked Dorothy McGuire's first TV movie as well as her television comeback after a fifteen-year absence.
24.
No Place to Run (1972) as Director
When an adopted boy's parents are killed and the authorities threaten to keep the boy's ailing but loving grandfather from gaining custody, the pair run away together. John Badham, the film's original director, left when the project was suspended because of Herschel Bernardi's illness, and was repla
25.
Jane Eyre (1971) as Director
A lavish, first color filming of Charlotte Bronte's classic Gothic romance with Emmy-nominated performances by George C. Scott and Susannah York highlighting this ninth screen version of the tale. It also had been staged several times on live television -- a "Studio One" adaptation in 1949, for one, starred Charlton Heston at the very beginning of his career. John Williams' score for this TV film earned him an Emmy nomination in addition to those given to its two stars for acting.
26.
Kidnapped (1971) as Director
When young David Balfour arrives at his uncle's bleak Scottish house to claim his inheritance his relative first tries to murder him then has him shipped off to be sold as a slave in the colonies. Fortunately for the lad he strikes up a friendship with Alan Breck escaping from Bonnie Prince Charlie's defeat at Culludon. When the ship's captain tries to kill Breck for his money the two manage to get to land and set out for Edinburgh dodging the ruthless Redcoats.
27.
David Copperfield (1970) as Director
A moody, sentimental fifth film version of the Dickens classic (the first in nearly thirty-five years) with a stellar cast composed of the giants of the British acting community providing much needed support to the virtual unknown in the title role. Laurence Olivier's cameo as Creakle won him an Emm
28.
The Pink Jungle (1968) as Director
A famous fashion photographer is trapped in a remote South American country with a beautiful model and together with some unscrupulous characters, become involved in the search for a lost diamond mine.
29.
Fitzwilly (1967) as Director
When an aging philanthropist goes broke, her butler robs from the rich so she can give to the poor.
30.
Mister Buddwing (1966) as Director
A man suffering from amnesia confronts a series of women in his search for his memory.
31.
Quick, Before It Melts (1965) as Director
The team at an Antarctic station try to fly in a planeload of girls.
32.
Dear Heart (1964) as Director
A middle-aged postmistress falls for an engaged man during a convention in New York.
33.
A Gathering of Eagles (1963) as Director
A devoted Air Force commander sacrifices happiness in the name of duty.
34.
That Touch of Mink (1962) as Director
Attraction develops between a suave businessman and a young woman determined to protect her innocence.
35.
The Outsider (1961) as Director
A Native veteran who helped raise the flag at Iwo Jima suffers from survivor's guilt.
36.
Lover Come Back (1961) as Director
An ad exec in disguise courts his pretty female competitor.
37.
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960) as Director
Changing times create sexual tensions among members of a small-town family in the '20s.
38.
Middle of the Night (1959) as Director
A widowed businessman courts a younger woman who works for him.
39.
Separate Tables (1958) as Director
The boarders at an English resort struggle with emotional problems.
40.
Desire Under the Elms (1958) as Director
A fiery immigrant falls in love with her aging husband's brooding young son.
41.
The Bachelor Party (1957) as Director
A group of frustrated office workers try to give their engaged friend a big send-off.
42.
Marty (1955) as Director
A lonely butcher finds love despite the opposition of his friends and family.

Cast (feature film)

43.
Burt Lancaster: Daring To Reach (1996) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of actor Burt Lancaster.
44.
Grace Kelly: The American Princess (1987)
A documentary tribute to Grace Kelly. This "Crazy About the Movies" presentation features film clips, home movies, and interviews with friends and colleagues.
45.
The Iron Horse (1925) as Charles Crocker
A pony express rider honors his father's memory by helping build the transcontinental railway.

Producer (feature film)

46.
Incident in a Small Town (1994) as Producer
The third television movie featuring the characters, lawyer Harmon Cobb and Judge Bell. In this telefilm, set in Baltimore in 1953, Harmon Cobb comes to the defense of Judge Bell, who stands accused of killing the abusive father of his daughter's child.
47.
Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore (1992) as Producer
A lawyer and his family move to Baltimore where he becomes the law partner of his old adversary and gets involved in the case of a woman wrongly imprisoned in a mental institution.
48.
April Morning (1988) as Producer
A young boys cpming of age using the revolutionary war as the backdrop.
49.
She Waits (1972) as Producer
A murdered woman seeks vengeance and possesses her husband's new bride in this well-acted ghost story. This marked Dorothy McGuire's first TV movie as well as her television comeback after a fifteen-year absence.
50.
Mister Buddwing (1966) as Producer
A man suffering from amnesia confronts a series of women in his search for his memory.
51.
Quick, Before It Melts (1965) as Producer
The team at an Antarctic station try to fly in a planeload of girls.

Production Companies (feature film)

52.
Mister Buddwing (1966) as Company
A man suffering from amnesia confronts a series of women in his search for his memory.
53.
Quick, Before It Melts (1965) as Company
The team at an Antarctic station try to fly in a planeload of girls.

Director (special)

54.
Member of the Wedding, The (1982) as Director
The drama, set in Georgia in 1945, tells the story of Frankie Addams, a twelve-year-old girl who can't wait to grow up and become a woman, and who fears losing her brother, who is about to marry.
55.
All the Way Home (1981) as Director
The story, set in Tennessee in 1915, relates events in the lives of an estranged family who rediscover love after the death of a family member reunites them.
56.
Tom and Joann (1978) as Director
The story of Tom and Joann Hammil, a divorced couple who explore new relationships while maintaining their mutual affection a year after their sixteen-year marriage has ended.
57.
Legendary Curse of the Hope Diamond, The (1975) as Director
A dramatization of the history of the presumed curse surrounding the famous Hope Diamond and its disastrous affects on the lives of its many owners.
58.
Petrified Forest, The (1955) as Director
The story of Alan Squire, a drifter who becomes involved with Gabby Maple, the daughter of an Arizona diner owner, and a gang of escaped convicts led by Duke Mantee as they seize the diner for a hideout. Based on the play by Robert E. Sherwood. "The Petrified Forest" was also seen as a segment of "
59.
Marty (1953) as Director
A drama about Marty Polletti, a homely 36-year-old butcher from the Bronx who has given up hope of finding a mate. However, while attending a local ballroom dance, he meets Clara Davis, an equally unattractive school teacher, and for the first time, he feels there is hope for a lasting love. The tel

Cast (special)

60.
Deborah Kerr: Getting to Know Her (2000) as Interviewee
Profile of actress Deborah Kerr.
61.
Rock Hudson: The E! True Hollywood Story (1999) as Interviewee
Life and career of actor Rock Hudson.
62.
Angela Lansbury: A Balancing Act (1998) as Interviewee
Profile of actress Angela Lansbury.

Producer (special)

63.
Legendary Curse of the Hope Diamond, The (1975) as Producer
A dramatization of the history of the presumed curse surrounding the famous Hope Diamond and its disastrous affects on the lives of its many owners.

Director (TV Mini-Series)

64.
Love Leads the Way (1984) as Director

Cast (short)

65.
Searchers for a Special City (1966)
This short film focuses on how the production team for the movie "Mister Buddwing" (1966) scouted for filming locations in New York City.
66.
Milton Fox, Esq. (1964)
This promotional short for the feature "Quick Before It Melts" (1964) focuses on its smallest performer, Milton Fox, a penguin.

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