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Also Known As: Died: August 29, 1995
Born: August 21, 1930 Cause of Death: prostate cancer
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
On the Bridge (1992) as Director
A personal account of filmmaker Frank Perry's spirited battle with inoperable cancer. Over the course of 17 months, Perry confides his feelings to the camera while exploring unconventional medical and spiritual treatments.
2.
Hello Again (1987) as Director
Long Island housewife Lucy Chadman chokes to death on a piece of food while her sister Zelda is reading her tarot cards. A year later, Lucy's family is still grieving when Zelda finds a book containing a spell that brings Lucy back to life. But Lucy cannot return to her life as it was. Her husband has remarried her old adversary from college, and the doctor who tried to save her life falls in love with her. And when the media picks up the story of Lucy's return to life, things become even more complicated.
3.
Compromising Positions (1985) as Director
When a philandering Long Island dentist is found murdered, an upper middle-class housewife decides to do her own snooping around to uncover the real killer, who could be among the victim's many mistresses.
4.
Monsignor (1982) as Director
The vows of an ambitious young American priest are tested during World War II. Not only does Father John Flaherty get involved with the black market to raise money for the Vatican, he also falls in love with a young French nun.
5.
Mommie Dearest (1981) as Director
A portrayal of the actress Joan Crawford as a screaming witch-mother who abuses her kids.
6.
Skag (1980) as Director
Karl Malden is a veteran steel mill foreman whose world is torn apart when he suffers a stroke leaving him temporarily paralyzed. This highly-acclaimed pilot to the subsequent short-lived series received six Emmy Award nominations; direction, writing, music scoring, art direction/set decoration, edi
7.
Dummy (1979) as Director
The real-life account of an illiterate black youth, a deaf mute from birth, who was accused of murdering a prostitute and the relationship that developed between him and his court-appointed attorney who is also deaf, and the events leading up to his precedent-setting trial where he was determined in
8.
Rancho Deluxe (1975) as Director
Cattle rustlers Jack McKee and Cecil Carlson have chosen to be outcasts. McKee is staying far away from his conceited ex-wife and Native American Carlson has rejected his tribe's traditions. The two men are tired of small-time capers and decide to pull off a majorly profitable crime. So they target a quiet rancher named John Brown's ranch, but Brown finds out and gets a private detective to go after the duo.
9.
Man on a Swing (1974) as Director
A small-town police chief investigating a murder is offered help by a self-described psychic. However, when the chief discovers that the "psychic" is in possession of information known only to the police, he suspects that the man may be more involved in the case than he lets on.
10.
Play It As It Lays (1972) as Director
While in recovery from a nervous breakdown, actress Maria Wyeth recalls the rise and fall of her career. Initially a model who moved into acting via low-budget biker films, she married the director of those films, Carter Lang. Sadly, the more successful he became in the business, the less attention
11.
Doc (1971) as Director
Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday deal with personal problems while preparing for the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
12.
Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970) as Director
A corn-flower, blue-eyed housewife steps from the frying pan into the fire, as she finds romantic relief from her sadistic lawyer husband with a seductive, charmer.
13.
Trilogy (1969) as Director
"Miriam": Miss Miller has spent her life as a governess for children in some of the most fashionable homes in New York. She is shocked one day to learn that one of her "babies" is expecting a baby of her own and rejects Miss Miller's offer to be the nurse for the forthcoming child. That night, Miss Miller meets Miriam, a strange young girl who resembles Miss Miller when she was a child. Miriam, critical of everything Miss Miller has or does, constantly taunts her about a loveless existence, leading to a violent confrontation and chilling denouement. "Among The Paths To Eden": Mary O'Meaghan, a spinster, strikes up a conversation in a Queens, New York cemetery with a widower who is putting flowers on his deceased wife's grave. After establishing a modest rapport, Mary reveals to the bemused man that she had come to the graveyard specifically looking for a lonely widower, inasmuch as a friend of hers had found two husbands in a cemetery. "A Christmas Memory": As Christmastime approaches in rural Alabama, a young boy and his best friend, an elderly woman distantly related to him, prepare for the holiday by gathering ingredients for their annual batch of fruitcakes for 'people who've struck our fancy'. On Christmas Eve, they talk with great anticipation of the next day, but underneath is the sad, almost unspoken knowledge that the boy is growing up and his cousin is getting older and more frail.
14.
Last Summer (1969) as Director
Three vacationing students set out to humiliate an insecure girl.
15.
The Swimmer (1968) as Director
A tortured man reflects on past mistakes while "swimming" home through his neighbors' pools.
16.
Ladybug Ladybug (1963) as Director
During the Cuban missile Crisis, an air-raid warning goes off and a group of school children hide out in a shelter, but tragedy strikes when one of them is denied entry.
17.
David and Lisa (1962) as Director
A troubled boy begins to deal with his problems when he befriends a young schizophrenic.

Cast (feature film)

18.
On the Bridge (1992) as Himself
A personal account of filmmaker Frank Perry's spirited battle with inoperable cancer. Over the course of 17 months, Perry confides his feelings to the camera while exploring unconventional medical and spiritual treatments.
19.
Neptune Factor, The (1973) as Submarine Captain
Aboard the R/V Triton, the Project Neptune team is doing oceanographic research. Director Andrews is trying to keep the research going in spite of opposition from Foundation Head Sheppard. Below on the ocean floor, in the Sealab, the team led by Hamilton is about to return to the surface when the Sealab is ripped loose from it's moorings and sent careening into a trench. Trapped too deep for divers, the only chance is rescue by a new US Navy mini-sub, piloted by the arrogant Cdr Blake USN. Blake, Chief Diver MacKay, Diver Cousins & Dr. Jansen (Hamilton's fiance) dive in the mini sub to attempt the rescue of the trapped Hamilton & crew.

Writer (feature film)

20.
Mommie Dearest (1981) as Screenwriter
A portrayal of the actress Joan Crawford as a screaming witch-mother who abuses her kids.

Producer (feature film)

21.
On the Bridge (1992) as Producer
A personal account of filmmaker Frank Perry's spirited battle with inoperable cancer. Over the course of 17 months, Perry confides his feelings to the camera while exploring unconventional medical and spiritual treatments.
22.
Hello Again (1987) as Producer
Long Island housewife Lucy Chadman chokes to death on a piece of food while her sister Zelda is reading her tarot cards. A year later, Lucy's family is still grieving when Zelda finds a book containing a spell that brings Lucy back to life. But Lucy cannot return to her life as it was. Her husband has remarried her old adversary from college, and the doctor who tried to save her life falls in love with her. And when the media picks up the story of Lucy's return to life, things become even more complicated.
23.
Compromising Positions (1985) as Producer
When a philandering Long Island dentist is found murdered, an upper middle-class housewife decides to do her own snooping around to uncover the real killer, who could be among the victim's many mistresses.
24.
Play It As It Lays (1972) as Producer
While in recovery from a nervous breakdown, actress Maria Wyeth recalls the rise and fall of her career. Initially a model who moved into acting via low-budget biker films, she married the director of those films, Carter Lang. Sadly, the more successful he became in the business, the less attention
25.
Doc (1971) as Producer
Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday deal with personal problems while preparing for the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
26.
Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970) as Producer
A corn-flower, blue-eyed housewife steps from the frying pan into the fire, as she finds romantic relief from her sadistic lawyer husband with a seductive, charmer.
27.
Trilogy (1969) as Producer
"Miriam": Miss Miller has spent her life as a governess for children in some of the most fashionable homes in New York. She is shocked one day to learn that one of her "babies" is expecting a baby of her own and rejects Miss Miller's offer to be the nurse for the forthcoming child. That night, Miss Miller meets Miriam, a strange young girl who resembles Miss Miller when she was a child. Miriam, critical of everything Miss Miller has or does, constantly taunts her about a loveless existence, leading to a violent confrontation and chilling denouement. "Among The Paths To Eden": Mary O'Meaghan, a spinster, strikes up a conversation in a Queens, New York cemetery with a widower who is putting flowers on his deceased wife's grave. After establishing a modest rapport, Mary reveals to the bemused man that she had come to the graveyard specifically looking for a lonely widower, inasmuch as a friend of hers had found two husbands in a cemetery. "A Christmas Memory": As Christmastime approaches in rural Alabama, a young boy and his best friend, an elderly woman distantly related to him, prepare for the holiday by gathering ingredients for their annual batch of fruitcakes for 'people who've struck our fancy'. On Christmas Eve, they talk with great anticipation of the next day, but underneath is the sad, almost unspoken knowledge that the boy is growing up and his cousin is getting older and more frail.
28.
The Swimmer (1968) as Producer
A tortured man reflects on past mistakes while "swimming" home through his neighbors' pools.
29.
Ladybug Ladybug (1963) as Producer
During the Cuban missile Crisis, an air-raid warning goes off and a group of school children hide out in a shelter, but tragedy strikes when one of them is denied entry.

Production Companies (feature film)

30.
David and Lisa (1962) as Company
A troubled boy begins to deal with his problems when he befriends a young schizophrenic.

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