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Born: January 10, 1927 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Silent Motive (1991) as Director
A screenwriter becomes a suspected killer when a series of murders are closely modelled after her own works of fiction.
2.
Blind Vengeance (1990) as Director
After the racially-sparked murder of his son, a father takes revenge on the acquitted killers through mind games.
3.
Money, Power, Murder (1989) as Director
A cable news journalist solves the mystery behind the disappearance of an anchorwoman. While investigating the disappearance, he unravels a bizarre mystery involving a television network president, a Broadway producer, a powerful TV evangelist and other figures from the woman's past and present.
4.
Blue Lightning, The (1986) as Director
Harry Wingate, an ex-cop turned private eye who lives on a schooner in San Francisco Bay, is persuaded by a jewel merchant to travel to Australia to retrieve a fabulous opal, "The Blue Lightning," from Lester McInally, a ruthless international criminal and terrorist hiding out in Australia's outback
5.
American Geisha (1986) as Director
A contemporary drama based on American anthropologist Liza Dalby's experiences as a foreigner living in the world of the Japanese geisha in Kyoto for her graduate paper at Stanford University. It was published in 1983 under the title, "Geisha," which was also the original title of the film, produced
6.
Barnum (1986) as Director
Phineas T Barnum tells the story of his life and career. Beginning in 1825 with a lottery scam, the rise of the budding showman and impresario is traced through his move to New York City and management of Jenny Lind, the "Swedish Nightingale," and General Tom Thumb. At age 65 he creates a circus gre
7.
Samson and Delilah (1984) as Director
In this lavish (by TV standards) remake of Cecil B. De Mille's 1949 Biblical epic, the bold and rebellious Danite from one of the tribes of Israel that fled Egypt in the Great Exodus and the Philistine courtesan who seduces and then betrays him, newcomer Antony Hamilton is Samson and Australian actr
8.
Happy (1983) as Director
As a once-popular TV clown now doing store openings, a hero only to his young son (played by real-life son David), Dom DeLuise is caught in a gangland execution while on a fill-in club date and his partner, Jack Gilford, is shot. His identification of the shooter (Henry Silva) differs from that of o
9.
Wedding on Walton's Mountain, A (1982) as Director
The first of three followup TV-movies inspired by the long- running series "The Waltons" (ironically a mainstay on the competing network from 1972 to 1980), this story, set immediately after World War II, focuses on the wedding plans of Erin Walton and Paul Northridge. Nearly all of the original cas
10.
Games Mother Never Taught You (1982) as Director
Hard-working career wife, Loretta Swit, becomes the first female executive in an all-male office and is dismayed to find she now has to learn the rules of the corporate game. Sam Waterston is her understanding artist husband, Eileen Heckart (with just two scenes) is her mother, and unbilled Madlyn R
11.
Mae West (1982) as Director
Ann Jillian's portrait of legendary actress Mae West in this customarily white-washed TV biography, covering her flamboyant career through her triumphant Broadway return in "Diamond Lil" in 1948, won her an Emmy Award nomination. James Brolin plays Mae West's long-time lover and manager, Jim Timony,
12.
Crazy Times (1981) as Director
As TV's answer to "Diner," this film follows the exploits of three teenage buddies sharing the good times back at Rockaway Beach, New York, during the summer of 1955. Steeped in nostalgia and cast with relatively fresh TV faces, the movie--a pilot to a prospective series--won Emmy Award nominations
13.
On the Right Track (1981) as Director
Lester is a homeless boy who manages to support himself by shining shoes. He also has a gift for being able to pick the winning racehorses out of the paper for his customers. Soon, lots of people learn about his talent, and they all want to benefit from it.
14.
Hardhat and Legs (1980) as Director
Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon's first collaborative effort in 28 years -- and their first work for television -- resulted in this romantic comedy about a construction worker in New York with two passions, girl-watching and gambling, and the sex education teacher he has been ogling for days.
15.
Salvage (1979) as Director
A hotshot junkman decides to go to the moon with his two young companions in a homemade rocket to recover millions of dollars worth of discarded space equipment in this lighthearted pilot to the series which began the following week as "Salvage 1," with Griffith and his associates using the rocket f
16.
Valentine (1979) as Director
Mary Martin made her TV-movie debut and her first dramatic appearance on television in nineteen years as a feisty widow who falls in love with a zestful widower in a retirement community, much to the disapproval of her married daughter. She and Albertson get the opportunity to sing several songs --
17.
Comedy Company, The (1978) as Director
An ex-comedian fights to keep a failing nightclub alive as a showcase for aspiring young comics.
18.
Special Olympics (1978) as Director
A widowed father struggles to hold together his family of three teenagers, one of whom is mentally retarded and enrolled in a state school for "special" children where he finds self-fulfillment in his love of sports, emulating his older, athletic brother.
19.
War Between the Tates, The (1977) as Director
A small-town college professor's wife discovers that he is having an affair with one of his students, and he is forced to resolve a crisis in his once orderly life. Barbara Turner's adaptation of Alison Lurie's book won her an Emmy Award nomination.
20.
Spell, The (1977) as Director
A study in the occult with more than a passing similarity to Brian de Palma's "Carrie" (1977). An overweight teenager, taunted by schoolmates and unloved at home, turns her supernatural powers on her tormentors.
21.
Dynasty (james A. Michener's) (1976) as Director
The saga of a pioneer family -- husband, wife and brother-in-law -- torn by jealousy, deception and rivalry in love and business as they seek their fortune on the Ohio frontier. The pilot, originally entitled "The Americans" and covering a thirty-five-year period starting in the 1820s, looks to be a
22.
Wanted: The Sundance Woman (1976) as Director
Katharine Ross repeats her portrayal of Etta Place (from "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid") in this adventure of the fugitive who, alone and desperate following the deaths of Butch and Sundance, seeks help from Pancho Villa in exchange for guns and ammunition.
23.
Louis Armstrong -- Chicago Style (1976) as Director
An incident in the life of jazz great Louis Armstrong when, in 1931, he was booked into a small Chicago night spot, turning down a lucrative offer to move over to a club run by gangsters. His manager is bribed to secretly frame him on a marijuana charge, and he is forced to leave town--ironically (a
24.
Sweet Hostage (1975) as Director
A bizarre drama of a young woman who is kidnapped by an escaped mental patient and whisked away to his remote mountain cabin, where her abductor becomes her teacher, friend and lover. Originally titled "Welcome to Xanadu," it was filmed in Taos, New Mexico.
25.
Stranger Within, The (1974) as Director
A chiller about an expectant mother whose bizarre actions are controlled by her unborn baby.
26.
Red Badge of Courage, The (1974) as Director
The Civil War classic, filmed previously in 1951 by John Huston, revolving around a young Union soldier's flight in terror from his first battle, his inner resolve that leads him back to combat, and his ultimate discovery that he doesn't have it in him to kill.
27.
Girl Most Likely To..., The (1973) as Director
A black comedy about the trials of an ugly girl who undergoes plastic surgery and then takes revenge on those who have been mean to her through a series of bizarre killings.
28.
Getting Away From It All (1972) as Director
A comedy about two urban couples who decide to chuck big-city life and return to nature, only to find that rural living has its own set of infuriating problems.

Cast (feature film)

29.
The Lollipop Cover (1965) as
An ex-boxer meets a 9-year-old abandoned girl and together they hitchhike to California, where he must find a junkie who owes him money.
30.
Violent Midnight (1963) as Elliot Freeman
31.
Middle of the Night (1959) as George [Preisser]
A widowed businessman courts a younger woman who works for him.
32.
The Hunters (1958) as Lt. Karl Abbott
Three American pilots are assigned to dogfight the Chinese "volunteer" pilots during the Korean War.
33.
Peyton Place (1957) as Michael Rossi
Small-town scandals erupt when a repressed woman deals with her daughter's move into adulthood.

Writer (feature film)

34.
Valentine (1979) as Screenwriter
Mary Martin made her TV-movie debut and her first dramatic appearance on television in nineteen years as a feisty widow who falls in love with a zestful widower in a retirement community, much to the disapproval of her married daughter. She and Albertson get the opportunity to sing several songs --

Producer (feature film)

35.
Louis Armstrong -- Chicago Style (1976) as Producer
An incident in the life of jazz great Louis Armstrong when, in 1931, he was booked into a small Chicago night spot, turning down a lucrative offer to move over to a club run by gangsters. His manager is bribed to secretly frame him on a marijuana charge, and he is forced to leave town--ironically (a

Director (special)

36.
Inspector Perez (1983) as Director
The story of Antonio Perez, an inspector with the Homicide Division of the San Francisco Police Department. In the pilot episode, Perez struggles to solve the mysterious murders of several beautiful young Chinese women.
37.
Riding High (1977) as Director
The story, set in Hollywood in the early '30s, relates the comic adventures of Lewis Tater, a fledgling screenwriter who takes a job as a stuntman with Tumbleweed Productions to make ends meet.
38.
Going Places (1973) as Director
The adventures of Wes Tucker, a novelist struggling to make a living in New York City.
39.
Of Men of Women (1973) as Director ("Never Trust A Lady")
A second pilot for a potential series based on the many faces of love. Three stories are presented: "The Interview" depicts a verbal sparring match between an egotistical movie director and a probing TV commentator; "Margie Passes" tells of an effervescent teenage girl with an everlasting effect on

Cast (special)

40.
Satan's Waitin' (1964) as Walter Leighton
The story of a nameless, mysterious stranger, assumed to be Satan, who intervenes in people's lives. In the pilot episode, the Stranger tells the story of two people motivated by greed: Walter Leighton, for the money of his fiance Velma Clarke; and Velma, for Walter's love.
41.
Marty (1953) as Tommy
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

Director (special)

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