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Also Known As: Died: December 21, 1987
Born: August 12, 1916 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Long Island City, New York, USA Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Christmas Lilies Of The Field (1979) as Director
This belated sequel to the memorable 1963 theatrical movie, also directed by Ralph Nelson, has jack-of-all-trades Homer Smith (Billy Dee Williams in the original Sidney Poitier role) visiting the chapel in the Arizona desert he helped build for five German nuns under the supervision of Mother Maria
2.
You Can't Go Home Again (1979) as Director
Wolfe's literary classic, telling of the struggles of a young writer determined to be a success in New York's literary world of the 1920s, his married lover and the brilliant editor who sees him as a blossoming genius. The story parallels the life of Wolfe himself and his affair with stage designer
3.
Lady of the House (1978) as Director
A dramatization of the life of the flamboyant San Francisco madam of the 1930s and 1940s who retired in 1950 to open a restaurant in Sausalito, California, despite local opposition, and who became the town's mayor from 1976 to 1978.
4.
A Hero Ain't Nothin' But A Sandwich (1977) as Director
A young man is torn between his potential as a writer and the lure of gang life.
5.
Embryo (1976) as Director
A scientist doing experiments on a human fetus discovers a method to accelerate the fetus into a mature adult in just a few days. However, the "adult" fetus turns into a homicidal psycho and looks for a new formula to prevent her from aging further.
6.
The Wilby Conspiracy (1975) as Director
An African activist and an Englishman join forces to battle a corrupt government official in South Africa.
7.
The Wrath of God (1972) as Director
A bootlegger and a defrocked priest join forces during a bloody Central American revolution.
8.
Flight of the Doves (1971) as Director
With their cruel stepfather in pursuit, two British runaways Finn Dove and his sister Derval decide to go to Ireland to the safety of their Granny O'Flaherty.
9.
Soldier Blue (1970) as Director
After a cavalry group is massacred by the Cheyenne, only two survivors remain: Honus, a naive private devoted to his duty, and Cresta, a young woman who had lived with the Cheyenne two years and whose sympathies lie more with them than with the US government. Together, they must try to reach the cavalry's main base camp. As they travel onward, Honus is torn between his growing affection for Cresta, and his disgust for her anti-American beliefs. They reach the cavalry campsite on the eve of an attack on a Cheyenne village, where Honus will learn which side has really been telling him the truth.
10.
...tick...tick...tick... (1970) as Director
A black sheriff's arrival sets off racial fireworks in a small southern town.
11.
Counterpoint (1968) as Director
A small orchestra, touring Germany during World War II, is captured by a German military unit and forced to play for them.
12.
Charly (1968) as Director
Scientists turn a mentally challenged man into a genius.
13.
Duel at Diablo (1966) as Director
Racial tensions flair when a black officer joins a Cavalry troop fighting the Indians.
14.
Once a Thief (1965) as Director
A young ex-con trying to go straight gets caught up in another criminal scheme.
15.
Father Goose (1964) as Director
A WWII drifter finds himself protecting schoolgirls and their beautiful teacher.
16.
Fate Is the Hunter (1964) as Director
An airline investigator refuses to believe pilot error caused a fatal crash.
17.
Soldier in the Rain (1963) as Director
A story of friendship between a worldly-wise Army Master Sergeant and his naive worshiper.
18.
Lilies of the Field (1963) as Director
An itinerant handyman in the Southwest gets a new outlook on life when he helps a group of German nuns build a chapel.
19.
Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962) as Director
A washed-up prizefighter tries to free himself from his ruthless promoters to build a new life.

Cast (feature film)

20.
Soldier Blue (1970) as Indian agent
After a cavalry group is massacred by the Cheyenne, only two survivors remain: Honus, a naive private devoted to his duty, and Cresta, a young woman who had lived with the Cheyenne two years and whose sympathies lie more with them than with the US government. Together, they must try to reach the cavalry's main base camp. As they travel onward, Honus is torn between his growing affection for Cresta, and his disgust for her anti-American beliefs. They reach the cavalry campsite on the eve of an attack on a Cheyenne village, where Honus will learn which side has really been telling him the truth.
21.
Counterpoint (1968) as Belgian officer
A small orchestra, touring Germany during World War II, is captured by a German military unit and forced to play for them.
22.
Charly (1968) as Convention speaker
Scientists turn a mentally challenged man into a genius.
23.
Lilies of the Field (1963) as Mr. Ashton
An itinerant handyman in the Southwest gets a new outlook on life when he helps a group of German nuns build a chapel.

Cinematography (feature film)

24.
Friday Night Lights (2004) as Stills photog
As darkness descends over the flatlands of West Texas, every Friday EVENING, from September through December, a dazzling, disorienting glow, visible on the stark horizon for miles around, ignites the blackened sky. Looming over the landscape, Ratliff Stadium, the country's biggest high school football field, overflows with 20,000 spectators, their voices raised in the trademark chant: "MO-JO! MO-JO! MO-JO!" The crowd's jubilation rises to a fever pitch as the Permian Panthers--Odessa's "boys in black"--take to the field like warriors in an ancient coliseum. Once a week during the fall, this town and its dreams are carried on the padded shoulders of these young gridiron heroes. The exalted players are illuminated beneath the autumnal glare of those Friday night lights; the radiant glare serves as a beacon of hope to the townsfolk of this dusty West Texas town. Since their first season in 1959, the Panthers established themselves as the most successful football program, not only in Texas, but in the entire country. Now, in the last days of summer of 1988, the Permian High School Panthers begin the season with one thing on their minds--winning their fifth straight championship in their thirty-year team history. For their coach, Gary Gaines, it all comes down to his definition of perfection: "Being perfect is about being able to look your friends in the eye and know you didn't let them down. I want you to put each other in your hearts forever--because forever is about to happen. Can you live in that moment as best you can, with clear eyes, with love and joy in your heart? If you can do that, then you're perfect."

Writer (feature film)

25.
Christmas Lilies Of The Field (1979) as Screenwriter
This belated sequel to the memorable 1963 theatrical movie, also directed by Ralph Nelson, has jack-of-all-trades Homer Smith (Billy Dee Williams in the original Sidney Poitier role) visiting the chapel in the Arizona desert he helped build for five German nuns under the supervision of Mother Maria
26.
The Wrath of God (1972) as Written for Screen by
A bootlegger and a defrocked priest join forces during a bloody Central American revolution.
27.
Flight of the Doves (1971) as Screenwriter
With their cruel stepfather in pursuit, two British runaways Finn Dove and his sister Derval decide to go to Ireland to the safety of their Granny O'Flaherty.

Producer (feature film)

28.
Christmas Lilies Of The Field (1979) as Executive Producer
This belated sequel to the memorable 1963 theatrical movie, also directed by Ralph Nelson, has jack-of-all-trades Homer Smith (Billy Dee Williams in the original Sidney Poitier role) visiting the chapel in the Arizona desert he helped build for five German nuns under the supervision of Mother Maria
29.
Flight of the Doves (1971) as Producer
With their cruel stepfather in pursuit, two British runaways Finn Dove and his sister Derval decide to go to Ireland to the safety of their Granny O'Flaherty.
30.
...tick...tick...tick... (1970) as Producer
A black sheriff's arrival sets off racial fireworks in a small southern town.
31.
Charly (1968) as Producer
Scientists turn a mentally challenged man into a genius.
32.
Duel at Diablo (1966) as Producer
Racial tensions flair when a black officer joins a Cavalry troop fighting the Indians.
33.
Lilies of the Field (1963) as Producer
An itinerant handyman in the Southwest gets a new outlook on life when he helps a group of German nuns build a chapel.
34.
The Loves of Carmen (1948) as Associate Producer
A Gypsy temptress seduces an innocent young officer, and then dumps him for another man.

Art Department (feature film)

35.
Aliens Are Coming (1980)
Spirited sci-fi detective story about the search by a young astrophysicist for sinister extraterrestrials looking for sanctuary for their comrades by possessing the bodies of humans. Originally titled "Alien Force," it was a failed series pilot. It subsequently (if mysteriously) became a two-part, f

Production Companies (feature film)

36.
Charly (1968) as Company
Scientists turn a mentally challenged man into a genius.
37.
Duel at Diablo (1966) as Company
Racial tensions flair when a black officer joins a Cavalry troop fighting the Indians.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

38.
Giant (1956) as Unit Manager
A Texas ranching family fights to survive changing times.
39.
Bahama Passage (1941) as Asst prod mgr
40.
Christmas in July (1940) as Bus mgr
An unemployed dreamer thinks he's won a big radio contest.
41.
The Great McGinty (1940) as Unit Manager
A hobo rises to town mayor when he hooks up with a crooked political boss.
42.
You and Me (1938) as Bus mgr

Director (special)

43.
Jazz Singer, The (1959) as Director
The story relates the efforts of Joey Robbins, the son of a show business family, to break tradition (become a singer) and strike out on his own as a comedian.
44.
Cinderella (1957) as Director
Rodgers and Hammerstein musical written expressly for television. A poor girl who is victimized by her cruel stepsisters lives happily ever after with her Prince Charming, aided along the way by her Fairy Godmother.
45.
Justice (1953) as Director
The pilot film for the series of the same title. Dramatizations based on the files of the Legal Aid Society. In the pilot episode, an impoverished wife seeks the society's help when she learns that her husband is being blackmailed.

Cinematography (special)

46.
Gadgets (2000) as Camera Operator
A look at some of the most inspired gadgets ever created -- from Swiss Army knives to automatic donut dunking devices -- and the inventers, eccentrics and geniuses behind them.

Cast (short)

47.
BACKGROUND BEAT, THE (1965)
This promotional short for "Once a Thief" (1965) shows how the composer and director created the soundtrack.

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