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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Infidelity (1987) as Director
A loving couple struggling with the painful contradiction between betrayal and forgiveness after their marriage is torn apart by the husband's one night indiscretion with his wife's best friend.
2.
Choices (1986) as Director
A family and marriage are torn apart at the seams when a man who believes that abortion is wrong is faced with the unwanted pregnancies of his beautiful second wife and his unmarried teenage daughter.
3.
Convicted (1986) as Director
Douglas Forbes, a Tennessee mail carrier, is arrested and charged with the rape of three women. After his conviction, Forbes' wife, who refuses to believe her husband's guilt, fights to free him until someone else confesses to the rapes. But Forbes wants to be declared innocent rather than receive a
4.
Scandal Sheet (1985) as Director
Burt Lancaster's unscrupulous publisher of a slick, supermarket checkout-counter tabloid bent on exploiting a glamorous movieland couple was seen in many quarters as what had become of his corrupt J.J. Hunsecker character of "Sweet Smell of Success" nearly twenty years earlier. Henry Winkler, "The F
5.
Hearst and Davies Affair, The (1985) as Director
Slick but suoerficial dramatization of the scandalous, long-time love affair between the powerful but married publisher and the chorus girl he helped turn into a Ziegfeld star and '30s film personality. Mitchum played Mitchum here although the script called him William Randolph Heart and British sta
6.
Defiant Ones, The (1985) as Director
A movie about two escaping chain gang prisoners, one white and one black, who hate each other, but in their flight for freedom, find they'll do almost anything to survive, including becoming friends.
7.
Sky's No Limit, The (1984) as Director
Inevitably compared to events surrounding the exploits of Sally Ride, America's first female astronaut, this film, made entirely on location in Houston, Texas, focuses on three female astronaut candidates, their lives, loves and personal problems.
8.
His Mistress (1984) as Director
A married tycoon becomes involved in an emotional triangle after beginning an affair with an ambitious female executive whom he sets up in a lavish penthouse. Robert Urich, Linda Kelsey and Julianne Phillips make up the triangle, with Cynthia Sikes as the savvy mistress of one of industrialist Urich
9.
Fighter, The (1983) as Director
Unemployed mill worker Harrison, to make ends meet, tries his luck at amateur boxing against the wishes of his wife, who has taken a job at a beauty salon.
10.
I Want to Live (1983) as Director
Lindsay Wagner stars as Barbara Graham, who was executed in the San Quentin gas chamber in 1955 for her participation in a robbery/murder. This remake of the 1958 movie which won Susan Hayward her Academy Award was written by Don M. Mankiewicz (who co-authored the screenplay to the Hayward movie) an
11.
Thursday's Child (1982) as Director
An athletic seventeen-year-old who requires a heart transplant brings this family to a life-threatening crisis. Rob Lowe was "introduced" in this uplifting drama that initially had been scheduled for airing and subsequently twice pulled from the schedule in December 1982. Gena Rowlands and Don Murra
12.
Chu Chu and the Philly Flash (1981) as Director
Former baseball player Flash and a dancer named Chu Chu have both fallen on hard times. Due to his alcoholism, he has been reduced to selling stolen watches and she is working as a street performer. When they find a briefcase full of stolen government documents, they return it to get the reward mone
13.
Nurse (1980) as Director
In her pilot to a post "Waltons" series, Michael Learned stars as a recently widowed woman, confronted with her son's departure for college, resuming her career as head nurse in a Manhattan hospital. The critically acclaimed, New York-filmed series followed but failed to attract a large-enough follo
14.
Enola Gay (1980) as Director
The story of Colonel Paul Tibbets and the crew of the Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, is recounted in this three-hour movie adapted by James Poe and Millard Kaufman from the best-selling book. The film was "dedicated to the memory of James Poe," who died before
15.
Concorde--Airport '79, The (1979) as Director
A plane carrying people to the Moscow Olympics has a bomb onboard. When missiles are fired on it, it becomes necessary to fly the plane upside-down.
16.
Defection Of Simas Kudirka, The (1978) as Director
A fact-based drama about the Lithuanian seaman who made an abortive attempt for freedom in 1970 by leaping from a Russian ship to the deck of an American Coast Guard cutter in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Director David Lowell Rich and editor John A. Martinelli each received an Emmy Award for this fil
17.
Family Upside Down, A (1978) as Director
Fred Astaire won an Emmy Award as Best Actor and Helen Hayes received a nomination as Best Actress for their performances as a retired house painter and his loving wife of forty years who face an emotional crisis when he has a heart attack that makes both of them dependent on their grown children an
18.
Telethon (1977) as Director
Romance, intrigue, danger and possibly murder are among the behind-the-scenes elements surrounding a multimillion-dollar fund-raising telethon with an all-star TV cast assembled against a Las Vegas backdrop.
19.
SST -- Death Flight (1977) as Director
The inaugural flight of America's first supersonic transport is launched with a celebrity-studded passenger list (familiar TV faces all), but the plane may never land. During filming, this was called "Flight of the Maiden," and for its overseas showings it is titled simply "Death Flight."
20.
Ransom For Alice! (1977) as Director
This cop movie, an unsuccessful pilot for a prospective series and set in Seattle during the 1890s, finds a deputy marshal and his female partner working as undercover agents trying to locate a teenage girl and bust a gang of white slavers.
21.
Secret Life of John Chapman, The (1976) as Director
A true-life drama about a college president who takes a sabbatical from his position with a small Eastern college to work as a laborer and experience a lifestyle very different from his regulated existence.
22.
Bridger (1976) as Director
A true-life adventure of legendary mountain man Jim Bridger who, with the fate of the Pacific Northwest at stake, is given forty days to blaze a trail through the Rockies to the California coast and told that failure means loss of the territory to England. This two-hour movie was cut to ninety minut
23.
Daughters of Joshua Cabe Return, The (1975) as Director
In the second of the "Joshua Cabe" pilot movies -- this one with an entirely different cast -- the three shady ladies, hired by a rascally old rancher to pose as his daughters, are outwitted by the real father of one, who kidnaps his own daughter and holds her for a ransom Cabe can't pay.
24.
Adventures of the Queen (1975) as Director
A luxury cruise ship is threatened with destruction -- with all aboard -- as part of a deadly vendetta against a multi-millionaire passenger in true Irwin Allen seagoing disaster style. The liner Queen Mary provided the backdrop for this suspense movie.
25.
You Lie So Deep, My Love (1975) as Director
A desperate man wants love and money -- his girlfriend has one, his wife has the other -- and he will stop at nothing to get both.
26.
Sex Symbol, The (1974) as Director
A thinly disguised drama based on Marilyn Monroe's life and death, with Connie Stevens flaunting her undeniable charms, Shelley Winters as a Hollywood gossip columnist, Don Murray as an attractive married U.S. Senator, Nehemiah Persoff as a European-accented studio czar, James Olson as a cerebral ar
27.
Aloha Means Goodbye (1974) as Director
A young schoolteacher in Hawaii fights for her life against both a rare blood disease and an unscrupulous surgeon in need of a heart-transplant donor.
28.
Chadwick Family, The (1974) as Director
After many years with "My Three Sons" Fred MacMurray made his TV movie debut in this pilot about a concerned father whose brood consists of one son, three daughters, two sons-in-law, and the Chinese-American boyfriend of the youngest girl. The concept worked better later as "Eight Is Enough."
29.
Horror at 37,000 Feet, The (1973) as Director
A people-in-jeopardy fantasy which finds the baggage hold of a jetliner swarming with a gaggle of ghosts preparing to exact revenge on the passengers in first class.
30.
Beg, Borrow... or Steal (1973) as Director
Three ex-TV cops hop to the other side of the law in this caper movie with a twist -- a complex museum robbery is pulled off by a resourceful team: one with no legs (Connors), one with no eyes (McCord) and one with no hands (Cole).
31.
Satan's School For Girls (1973) as Director
A young woman's investigation into the seemingly unmotivated suicide of her sister leads her to an exclusive girls' school where she soon finds herself in the same satanic grip that drove her sister and others to their deaths.
32.
Set This Town on Fire (1973) as Director
After serving seven years for manslaughter, a man returns home to run for mayor following the disclosure that the local newspaper editor, whose eyewitness testimony had put him behind bars, now has second thoughts and the town drunk now has confessed to the crime. Filmed in 1969 as "The Profane Come
33.
That Man Bolt (1973) as Director
When a briefcase that is sought after by spies and criminals needs to be transported from Hong Kong to Mexico City, Lincoln Bolt is chosen to do the job.
34.
Runaway! (1973) as Director
A suspense thriller about a bunch of weekend skiers (familiar TV faces all) who sweat out a harrowing journey down a mountainside in a runaway train. Theatrically, in Great Britain, this film was titled, cleverly, as "The Runaway Train."
35.
Death Race (1973) as Director
A war movie pitting a crippled American fighter plane against a Nazi tank in a desert duel. Milton Rosen's score was written originally for a 1967 World War II yarn called "The Young Warriors."
36.
Judge and Jake Wyler, The (1972) as Director
A light-hearted whodunit involving a retired lady judge, who is a hypochondriac now running a private detective agency, with a charming ex-con as her leg man and various parolees helping in the day-to-day operation. This prospective pilot failed to catch on and later was tried once more with Lee Gra
37.
Brock's Last Case (1972) as Director
A comedy drama about a New York cop who retires to his small ranch in the West and is reluctantly drawn into a local case of an Indian accused of killing a sheriff with a bow and arrow. This pilot for a series that never materialized looked suspiciously like a reworking of "McCloud" in reverse.
38.
Assignment: Munich (1972) as Director
The story of Jake Webster, a U.S. government undercover agent for the Internal Central Bureau, who operates in Munich, Germany, under the guise of a bar and grill owner. In the pilot, Webster seeks to help Cathy Lange, a beautiful girl who is being pursued by three men seeking $500,000 -- money stolen by her father, who was killed before he could reveal its location to his three accomplices.
39.
Lieutenant Schuster's Wife (1972) as Director
A policeman's widow becomes determined to clear his name after learning that he was accused of being on the take, and following his shooting in an ambush she tracks down the real killer.
40.
Crime Club (1972) as Director
A fraternity of public and private investigators looks into the suspicious death in an auto accident of the son of one of its members' long-time, wealthy ladyfriend. This was yet another pilot for a prospective series for Lloyd Bridges.
41.
All My Darling Daughters (1972) as Director
This plotline for this unsuccessful pilot involves a judge with four daughters, four prospective sons-in-law, and four weddings scheduled for the same day. Subsequently much of the cast was reassembled for a sequel entitled "My Darling Daughter's Anniversary."
42.
Sheriff, The (1971) as Director
A rape case tears apart a small California town as a black sheriff and his white deputy go after an insurance salesman suspected of attacking a black coed.
43.
Eye of the Cat (1969) as Director
44.
Three Guns for Texas (1968) as Director
Our heroes, Texas Rangers based in Laredo, are joined by a pompous and persnickity constable who plans to civilize and modernize law enforcement in Texas according to methods he's developed in nine years of law enforcement in New Hampshire. He accompanies them on an adventure in which they encounter the wily outlaw, Linda Littletrees. They lose Linda, but they do get rid of the constable only to be joined by an old friend of Reese's, a man who believes himself to be a jinx--with some reason. They set out again to capture Linda, but Linda gets a look at Joe with his shirt off and falls in love. She has him captured and tied up so she can marry him, and the other Rangers must rescue him. Joe escapes unscathed and Cletus breaks his jinx, but Linda eludes capture once more.
45.
A Lovely Way To Die (1968) as Director
A police detective quits the force after charges of brutality, gets a job protecting a woman accused of murder, falls in love with her, and then ends up proving she was set up.
46.
Rosie (1967) as Director
Rosie is a sweet, rich and generous woman, especially when is comes to giving money. Daughters, Mildred and Edith, are worried that she will spend all their inheritance, so they plan to have Rosie put away in a home and have her legally declared insane. When Daphne,(Rosie's devoted and caring grand-daughter), over hears their plan, she vows to help her grandmother win.
47.
The Plainsman (1966) as Director
48.
Madame X (1966) as Director
A fallen woman on trial for murder is defended by the son she abandoned years earlier.
49.
Have Rocket--Will Travel (1959) as Director
Three janitors stumble onto the formula for rocket fuel.
50.
Hey Boy! Hey Girl! (1959) as Director
51.
Senior Prom (1959) as Director
Boys from opposite sides of the tracks vie to take a pretty senior to the prom.
52.
No Time to Be Young (1957) as Director
(Dra '57,BW). Robert Vaughn, Roger Smith, Tom Pittman, Dorothy Green, Merry Anders, Kathy Nolan. Three teenager boys attempt to rob a supermarket resulting in the death of the store manager and dire consequences for the parties concerned. Several of the actors in this juvenile delinquent drama went on to become popular television stars - Robert Vaughn in THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., Roger Smith in 77 SUNSET STRIP, and Kathy Nolan in THE REAL McCOYS.

Producer (feature film)

53.
Choices (1986) as Supervising Producer
A family and marriage are torn apart at the seams when a man who believes that abortion is wrong is faced with the unwanted pregnancies of his beautiful second wife and his unmarried teenage daughter.
54.
Defiant Ones, The (1985) as Supervising Producer
A movie about two escaping chain gang prisoners, one white and one black, who hate each other, but in their flight for freedom, find they'll do almost anything to survive, including becoming friends.
55.
Sky's No Limit, The (1984) as Producer
Inevitably compared to events surrounding the exploits of Sally Ride, America's first female astronaut, this film, made entirely on location in Houston, Texas, focuses on three female astronaut candidates, their lives, loves and personal problems.
56.
Bridger (1976) as Producer
A true-life adventure of legendary mountain man Jim Bridger who, with the fate of the Pacific Northwest at stake, is given forty days to blaze a trail through the Rockies to the California coast and told that failure means loss of the territory to England. This two-hour movie was cut to ninety minut
57.
You Lie So Deep, My Love (1975) as Producer
A desperate man wants love and money -- his girlfriend has one, his wife has the other -- and he will stop at nothing to get both.
58.
Aloha Means Goodbye (1974) as Executive Producer
A young schoolteacher in Hawaii fights for her life against both a rare blood disease and an unscrupulous surgeon in need of a heart-transplant donor.
59.
Runaway! (1973) as Producer
A suspense thriller about a bunch of weekend skiers (familiar TV faces all) who sweat out a harrowing journey down a mountainside in a runaway train. Theatrically, in Great Britain, this film was titled, cleverly, as "The Runaway Train."
60.
Set This Town on Fire (1973) as Producer
After serving seven years for manslaughter, a man returns home to run for mayor following the disclosure that the local newspaper editor, whose eyewitness testimony had put him behind bars, now has second thoughts and the town drunk now has confessed to the crime. Filmed in 1969 as "The Profane Come

Director (special)

61.
State Fair (1976) as Director
The story, set against the background of a state fair, follows the life of Wayne Bryant, a talented farm boy who dreams of becoming a country music star.
62.
Virginian, The (1958) as Director
The original unsold thirty-minute pilot film for the series of the same title (it sold when remade as a ninety-minute pilot). The story of a mysterious stranger, known only as the Virginian, who comes to work as the foreman of a ranch owned by a retired judge. In the pilot episode, the Virginian a

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