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Also Known As: Died: November 25, 2002
Born: July 21, 1926 Cause of Death: died from a blood disorder
Birth Place: Profession: Director ...
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Director (feature film)

1.
Everybody Wins (1990) as Director
An innocent boy in a small New England town is accused of killing his mother.
2.
Sweet Dreams (1985) as Director
The story of country singer Patsy Cline's rise to stardom and its effects on her marriage to a blue-collar husband.
3.
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981) as Director
Co-stars have an affair while filming the story of a doomed love.
4.
Who'll Stop The Rain? (1978) as Director
John, a disillusioned Vietnam War journalist, turns to heroin smuggling. He cons Ray, an equally burnt out veteran into delivering the drugs stateside to his wife. Everything soon falls apart and Ray ends up on the run with John's wife trying to evade crooked narcotics agents.
5.
Gambler, The (1974) as Director
Alex Freed is a literature professor. He has the gambling vice. When he has lost all his money, he borrows from his girlfriend, then his mother and finally some bad guys that chase his. Despite of all this he cannot stop gambling.
6.
Isadora (1968) as Director
A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free love, debt, dress, and lifestyle shocked the public of her time.
7.
Morgan! (1966) as Director
An eccentric artist wages an all-out campaign to stop his ex-wife from remarrying.
8.
Night Must Fall (1964) as Director
A psychopath worms his way into an elderly woman''''s household.
9.
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1961) as Director
A factory worker lives for the chance to have fun on the weekends.
10.
We Are the Lambeth Boys (1958) as Director
Part of the British 'Free Cinema' movement, which included Lindsay Anderson's 'Every Day Except Christmas' (daily life at Covent Garden fruit/vegetable market) and 'O Dreamland' (a working-class trip to Margate amusements), and Reisz and Tony Richardson's 'Momma Don't Allow' (about a London jazz club) all made in the mid to late 1950s, before the three went on to direct features in the British 'new wave' social realist genre that drew from their experiences in Free Cinema.
11.
Momma Don't Allow (1955) as Director
A short documentary about working-class youths in Britain.

Cast (feature film)

12.
Cinema Verite: Defining the Moment (1999)
The history of 'cinema verite' or 'cinema direct,' as it was known in France, is explored through interviews with many of the documentary genre's pioneers. Largely inspired by the invention of new lightweight cameras in the 1950's and 60s, cinema verite's trademark hand-held style went on to become

Producer (feature film)

13.
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
Co-stars have an affair while filming the story of a doomed love.
14.
Night Must Fall (1964) as Producer
A psychopath worms his way into an elderly woman''''s household.
15.
This Sporting Life (1963) as Producer
A rugby player finds the violence in his professional life tainting his personal relationships.

Director (special)

16.
Act Without Words I (2002) as Director
Adaptation of the play "Act Without Words I" by Samuel Beckett.

Producer (short)

17.
Every Day Except Christmas (1957) as Producer

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