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The Great... The action in this disturbing and entertaining 1970 drama comes to blows with... more info $9.98was $9.98 Buy Now

The Long, Hot... "...Strikingly directed...Steamy with sex." -Martin Ritt, VarietyDirected by... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

Cross Creek... "Cross Creek" (1983) is inspired by one woman's true story of adventure to a new... more info $9.98was $9.98 Buy Now

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Also Known As: Died: December 8, 1990
Born: March 2, 1914 Cause of Death: heart disease complications
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Stanley And Iris (1990) as Director
A lonley cook at a corporation falls for a widow, who in turn teaches him to read.
2.
Nuts (1987) as Director
A strong-willed, upper-class woman, who has turned to prostitution, must prove herself competent to stand trial for the murder of one of her clients.
3.
Murphy's Romance (1985) as Director
A divorced woman and her son move to small town to take on a horse ranch.
4.
Cross Creek (1983) as Director
5.
Back Roads (1981) as Director
Amy Post is a prostitute who has never gotten over having given her only child up for adoption. When Amy meets a drifter named Elmore Pratt, she does not like him. But the two misfits are both dreaming of a better life, and so they take to the road, leaving the deep South and heading for California.
6.
Norma Rae (1979) as Director
A young single mother and her co-worker try to unionize the mill where they work.
7.
Casey's Shadow (1978) as Director
A young boy from a racing family tries to turn his pet horse into a champion.
8.
The Front (1976) as Director
A bookie agrees to put his name on scripts by blacklisted writers.
9.
Conrack (1974) as Director
In the late 1960s, Pat Conroy accepts a teaching job on a small island of the South Carolina coast. When he gets there, Conroy finds that his school is essentially a shack, filled with illiterate students who cannot count, and do not even know that they live in the United States. Conroy disagrees wi
10.
Pete 'n' Tillie (1972) as Director
A fun-loving bachelor woos and weds a secretary, but the bonds of this marriage aren't strong enough to stop his philandering from continuing.
11.
Sounder (1972) as Director
Black sharecroppers during the Depression fight to get their children a decent education.
12.
The Great White Hope (1970) as Director
A black boxer and his white mistress face racial prejudice when he wins the championship.
13.
The Molly Maguires (1970) as Director
Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish emigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage and murder. A detective, also an Irish emigrant, is hired to infiltrate the group and report on its members. But on which side do his sympathies lie?
14.
The Brotherhood (1968) as Director
The head of a Mafia family goes head to head with his younger brother who doesn't want to adhere to the old codes of operation.
15.
Hombre (1967) as Director
In this film more is said with just one look than in 100 cute one-liners. An Indian policeman travels by stagecoach and encounters more than his share of trouble. Filled with hard looks, calmly delivered threats and lots of gun play. There are also women involved.
16.
The Spy Who Came In From the Cold (1965) as Director
A British agent infiltrates the enemy by allowing himself to be disgraced at home.
17.
The Outrage (1964) as Director
A Mexican bandit's crimes receive wildly different interpretations from four witnesses.
18.
Hud (1963) as Director
An amoral modern rancher clashes with his rigid father.
20.
Paris Blues (1961) as Director
Two jazz musicians deal with romantic problems in Paris.
21.
Five Branded Women (1960) as Director
22.
The Sound and the Fury (1959) as Director
Passions divide a declining Southern family.
23.
The Black Orchid (1959) as Director
An aging widower fights family disapproval when he falls in love with a gangster''s widow.
24.
The Long, Hot Summer (1958) as Director
Ben Quick arrives in Frenchman's Bend, MS after being kicked out of another town for allegedly burning a barn for revenge. Will Varner owns just about everything in Frenchman's Bend and he hires Ben to work in his store. Will thinks his own son, Jody, who manages the store, lacks ambition and despairs of him getting his wife, Eula, pregnant. Will thinks his daughter, Clara, a schoolteacher, will never get married. He decides that Ben Quick might make a good husband for Clara to bring some new blood into the family.
25.
Edge of the City (1957) as Director
An army deserter and a black dock worker join forces against a corrupt union official.
26.
No Down Payment (1957) as Director
The marital difficulties of four couples living in a southern California housing development become intertwined. Among the unhappy couples are ne'er-do-well Jerry Flagg and his long-suffering wife Isabelle, flirtatious Leola Boone and her sadistic husband Troy, hard working Herman Kreitzer and his understanding wife Betty, and newlyweds Jean and David Martin.

Cast (feature film)

27.
50 Years of Action! (1986) as Himself
The history of the Directors Guild of America is recounted. Begun in the years when people in the United States were fighting for unions, the guild was initially not recognized by the movie studios. The organization was started by twelve men and evolved fairly peacefully until 1950 when president Jo
28.
Slugger's Wife, The (1985) as Burly Devito
When baseball player Darryl Palmer falls in love with a singer named Debby, he repeatedly asks her out and each time he fails to get a date, his performance in his next game suffers. Eventually, Darryl and Debby do become a couple, his average goes up, and they get married. But Debby finds herself b
29.
Hollywood On Trial (1976) as Himself
John Huston narrates this documentary about the government investigation of alleged Communist infiltration of show business. Includes interviews with Ronald Reagan, Dalton Trumbo and Gale Sondergaard.
30.
Murder on the Bridge (1975) as Hans Baerlach
Swiss police inspector Hans Barlach lost the woman he loved to a murderer 30 years ago and has spent all that time trying to pin the crime on an industrialist named Richard Gastmann. When Barlach's assistant is killed while working on the case, Barlach replaces him with idealistic detective, Walter

Producer (feature film)

31.
Murphy's Romance (1985) as Executive Producer
A divorced woman and her son move to small town to take on a horse ranch.
32.
Cross Creek (1983) as Producer
33.
Back Roads (1981) as Producer
Amy Post is a prostitute who has never gotten over having given her only child up for adoption. When Amy meets a drifter named Elmore Pratt, she does not like him. But the two misfits are both dreaming of a better life, and so they take to the road, leaving the deep South and heading for California.
34.
The Front (1976) as Producer
A bookie agrees to put his name on scripts by blacklisted writers.
35.
Conrack (1974) as Producer
In the late 1960s, Pat Conroy accepts a teaching job on a small island of the South Carolina coast. When he gets there, Conroy finds that his school is essentially a shack, filled with illiterate students who cannot count, and do not even know that they live in the United States. Conroy disagrees wi
36.
The Molly Maguires (1970) as Producer
Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish emigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage and murder. A detective, also an Irish emigrant, is hired to infiltrate the group and report on its members. But on which side do his sympathies lie?
37.
Hombre (1967) as Producer
In this film more is said with just one look than in 100 cute one-liners. An Indian policeman travels by stagecoach and encounters more than his share of trouble. Filled with hard looks, calmly delivered threats and lots of gun play. There are also women involved.
38.
The Spy Who Came In From the Cold (1965) as Producer
A British agent infiltrates the enemy by allowing himself to be disgraced at home.
39.
Hud (1963) as Producer
An amoral modern rancher clashes with his rigid father.

Production Companies (feature film)

40.
The Molly Maguires (1970) as Company
Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish emigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage and murder. A detective, also an Irish emigrant, is hired to infiltrate the group and report on its members. But on which side do his sympathies lie?
41.
The Great White Hope (1970) as Company
A black boxer and his white mistress face racial prejudice when he wins the championship.
42.
The Brotherhood (1968) as Company
The head of a Mafia family goes head to head with his younger brother who doesn't want to adhere to the old codes of operation.
43.
The Spy Who Came In From the Cold (1965) as Company
A British agent infiltrates the enemy by allowing himself to be disgraced at home.
44.
The Outrage (1964) as Company
A Mexican bandit's crimes receive wildly different interpretations from four witnesses.

Cast (special)

45.
Anthony Quinn (1990)
A documentary on the life and career of film actor Anthony Quinn.
46.
Broadway Dreamers: The Legacy of the Group Theatre (1989)
A program profiling the Group Theatre, a theatrical company which introduced "method" acting and was founded in the 1930s in New York. Surviving members of the group are interviewed and archival footage of excerpts from plays originally produced by The Group Theatre is shown.

Writer (special)

47.
Norma Rae (1981) as From Film ("Norma Rae")
A pilot based on the 1979 feature film of the same title about a woman's struggle to unionize the textile mill in which she works. In the pilot episode, titled "A Matter of the Heart," Frank Osborne, the father of Norma Rae's illegitimate son, brings her to court in an attempt to gain custody of the

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