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|Also Known As:||Died:||September 7, 1996|
|Born:||February 12, 1903||Cause of Death:||heart failure|
|Birth Place:||New York City, New York, USA||Profession:||Cinematography ...|
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Only the final segment of "It's All True," Orson Welles' legendary uncompleted film, survived--in the form of unedited rushes--in its entirety. That segment, called "Four Men on a Raft," has been reconstructed for this documentary chronicling the adventures of Hollywood's greatest enfant terrible in
Cinematography (feature film)
A father takes justice into his own hands after his daughter has been raped and murdered, and her assailant has gone unpunished through a technicality in the law. The trial of the avenging father creates wide public attention, and puts the state's judicial system on trial.
Sentimental dramatization of Pete Gray's story. Keith Carradine (with one arm tied behind his back) plays the one-armed baseball player of the 1940s who not only realized his dream of playing in the major leagues (he was with the St. Louis Browns briefly) but inspired a handicapped youngster. Dennis
Robert Blake's scrappy, ex-convict-turned-ghetto priest in an impoverished inner-city parish was the latest in his series of original characters (after "Baretta" and "Joe Dancer") and his "Hell Town" turned into a surprise hit (written pseudonymously by Blake). Blake convinced the network into going
The TV sequel -- bordering on a complete remake -- of Steve Martin's feature film, "The Jerk," the saga of Navin Johnson, country bumpkin who leaves the family of black sharecroppers that had raised him and proceeds to make his zany way in the world. Stand-up comic Mark Blankfield, one of Steve's pr
This time around the ill-fated aircraft of the original version, AIRPLANE!, is now a Moon-bound space shuttle but the same crew of loonies are still at the controls, along with some additional cameo appearances by such veteran stars as Sonny Bono, Chuck Connors, Rip Torn, Richard Jaeckel, Sandahl Bergman, John Dehner, and Jack Jones.
High school brother and sister Helen Hunt and Doug McKeon (in this second TV-movie in as many nights) get involved with drugs. Tom Atkins and Diane Ladd are their parents, Diana Scarwid their student counselor, and Sam Bottoms the local pusher. William Windom and Dr. Joyce Brothers are members of th
During his days as a detective, writer Dashiell Hammett tries to find a missing Chinese girl in San Francisco.
A two-bit promoter tries to take a women's wrestling team to the top.
This Western adventure, inspired by the Kenny Rogers hit song, tells how gambler Brady Hawkes, going in search of a young son he never knew he had, teams up with an impetuous young admirer and a shady lady on his journey, which also involves him with an arrogant railroad owner and a gang of villains
When a flight crew falls ill, the only man who can land the plane is afraid of flying.
After "The Poseidon Adventure", in which the ship got flipped over by a tidal wave, the ship drifts bottom-up in the sea. While the passengers are still on board waiting to be rescued, two rivaling salvage parties enter the ship on search for money, gold and a small amount of plutonium.
A science-fiction series pilot involving a biochemist, working on a top-secret government project, who clones thirteen perfect replicas of himself and sends them forth to fight evil wherever it might exist in the world.
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
The careers and personal lives of a group of bigoted and hard-drinking Los Angeles policemen are examined. Although the officers provide emotional support for each other, they are lacking in sensitivity and judgement on the job. And when one of them accidentally shoots a teenage homosexual in a city
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."
Cynical policeman Phil Gaines is investigating the case of a dead porn actress/stripper whose body was found on the beach. Things are complicated when the dead woman's father decides to conduct his own investigation.
A fire chief and an architect join forces to save victims of a burning skyscraper.
A delightful adult comedy with a stellar cast dealing with the marital and business problems of a couple of middle-aged men who continue their night out with the boys even after the breakup of their Thursday evening poker game. Made in 1971 as a theatrical release, it was shelved for several years b
Paul Crewe is a former professional quarterback who was ostracized when he was caught shaving points. After beating up his girlfriend and then resisting arrest, he is put in jail. The sadistic warden of the prison taunts Paul into helping his semiprofessional team of guardsmen win a championship game by creating a team of inmates to lose to them. Despite their initial hostility toward Paul for his point shaving, he wins the convicts over and together they form a winning team.
On Paradise Island, which is inhabited by a race of superhuman women, the beautiful Diana is instructed by her Queen Mother to leave the serenity of the island and assist the world in its battle against evil. Shortly after leaving the island, Diana adopts the alias of Diana Prince and acquires a job
A mute puppeteer discovers how to manipulate dead bodies.
A black sheriff takes on a corrupt town boss and a sultry saloon singer.
Loosely based on the Clark Gable/Lana Turner/Claire Trevor 1941 movie (at least the character names of the principals match), this light-hearted Western follows the exploits of two hapless con-men operating in the boom towns of the Old West.
It is a period of great recessions in the US, and the land is full of people who fought in the World War and are now homeless. Those people, commonly called "hobos", are truly hated by Shack (Borgnine), a sadistical railway conductor who swore that no hobo will ride his train for free. Well, no-one but "A" Number One (Lee Marvin), who is ready to put his life as a stake to become a local legend - as a first person who survived the trip on Shack's notorious train.
A tough lawman has to bring in his own sons for a train robbery.
A romantic comedy involving two divorced men who become friends and then secretly begin dating each other's ex-wives, causing even more complications than their original marriages did.
A charming but somewhat larcenous widow attempts to snare a rich bachelor through a lonely hearts club, but her scheme boomerangs into a deadly cat-and-mouse game. This marked the TV-movie debut of both Rosalind Russell and Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and was sadly also Russell's last film role.
The next-to-last screen adventure of Gidget. In this pilot film, Gidget has finally been married off, and rebels against the social caste system in her husband's company. Monie Ellis, daughter of veteran actress Mona Freeman, followed a long line of up-and-coming actresses in the starring role: Sandra Dee (1959), Deborah Walley (1961), Cindy Carol (1963), Sally Field (1965 TV series), and Karen Valentine (1969 TV movie). Like one or two of her predecessors, Monie Ellis seems to have vanished from the show business scene.
A society woman volunteers to root out enemy agents in Albania.
One of the most critically acclaimed of all made-for-TV movies, and one of the most watched, this was a finely told and acted story of Brian Piccolo, running back for the Chicago Bears, his lasting rivalry and friendship with fellow player Gale Sayers, and his losing battle with cancer. The film was
During World War II, a British platoon goes behind enemy lines in the Pacific.
A woman signs on as housekeeper in the home where her friend disappeared.
An obsessed movie director grooms an unknown to play his deceased movie-star wife.
Tony Rome is a miami based detective who while diving in the ocean finds the body of a young woman. He is hired by Gronsky to find her killer. Tony has to sift through a stack of suspects, plus trying to elude the police.
A radio star's outrageous behavior costs her her job and her lover.
Police detective Joe Leland (Frank Sinatra) investigates the murder of a homosexual man. While investigating, he discovers links to official corruption in New York City in this drama that delves into a world of sex and drugs. Based on the Roderick Thorpe novel.
When a wealthy girl is found unconscious in a seedy Miami motel room, a private investigator is hired by her father to solve the crime.
When he accidentally destroys good money, a mint worker tries to break in to print some more.
An aspiring actor gets a job with a broken-down theatre company.
An officer goes on suspension when he shoots a suspect in self defense and the man's gun vanishes.
When an aging philanthropist goes broke, her butler robs from the rich so she can give to the poor.
A woman who writes steamy novels has to live out her heroine's adventures to sell books.
Secret agents try to stop the assassination of an African leader touring the U.S.
When a Russian sub runs aground in New England, it creates a local panic.
A prank call turns deadly when two teenagers dial a murderer's number.
The survivors of a desert plane crash fight to get back in the air.
Three young surfers travel to Hawaii in search of love and the perfect wave.
Murphy plays ex-lawman who must strap on the guns again to catch a former nemesis, McGavin, who happens to be the ex husband of Murphy's wife and father of the boy that believes he's Murphy's son.
A delinquent escapes from reform school and holds a politician hostage.
A wealthy southern spinster fights to keep her family's secrets hidden.
A race-car driver falls for a pretty swimming instructor who wants him to slow down his career.
A rock star's personal appearance turns a small town into a disaster area.
Detective employed to help smash a band of outlaws works his way into the gang and saves himself from an impossible situation by exposing the master-mind of the gang in time to save his own life.
Double-crossing outlaws go straight and become rival saloon owners.
A lecherous landlord tries to steal a woman from her fiance.
Man finds trouble when he brings young bride back to his New Orleans home.
Foolish robbers steal and board a ship they can't sail.
A convicted killer discovers a talent for art while behind bars.
Impotence and an Oedipus complex haunt the dictator as he sets out to conquer the world.
A drunken missionary and three escaped convicts try to save a group of children from a South Seas volcano.
After the war, the Nazi who exterminated six million Jews escapes from Europe but is eventually recaptured.
Two trappers fight to protect their gold from outlaws.
A money-hungry white man tries to plunder post-World War I Alaska for all that he can, but goes up against a local fisherman who resents his ways, and they battle it out up until Alaska becomes a State.
A saloon singer falls in love with a free roaming rider and tries to change his lifestyle.
An American soldier in post-war Germany tries to get his girlfriend''s brother out of an underground neo-Nazi group.
A dedicated FBI agent thinks back on the agency's battles against the Klan, organized crime and Communist spies.
A woman struggles to adjust to her unhappy marriage after time in a mental institution.
A naval reserve man trains divers during the last days of World War II.
A naval reserve man trains divers during the last days of World War II.
The mysterious disappearance of Jim Wheatley (Charles Gray), while exploring a cave near a Mexican village, brings his sister, Gina (Mala Powers), and her husband, Dan Matthews (John Howard), to the territory to search for him. Embittered, crippled Pete Morgan (Paul Richards), insists on going along and reminds Dan that his condition is Dan's fault since it happened in an accident in which Pete saved Dan's life. Plus, Gina was Pete's sweetheart before the accident. Did we mention embittered? The party hears about an old Indian legend concerning the Cave of the Dead where human sacrifices were made to the Gods. Dr. Ramsey (Gerald Milton), married to a native girl, Concha (May Wynn), claims no knowledge of the cave, but he is here because the climate is ideal for rapid fungus growth for his work on cultivating fungus for antibiotics. You don't have to be from France to know that if the climate is good for fungus growth, a cave is even better but it takes Dan and Pete a while to get around to that.
Near the end of the French phase of the Vietnam War, a group of mercenaries are recruited to travel through enemy territory to the Chinese border, to blow up an arms depot. A Eurasian smuggler, Lucky Legs, agrees to use her connections to help them, in return getting her bastard son into America. The racist father of the boy, Sergeant Brock, is also part of the multinational group. Lucky Legs must use the love of a Eurasian guerilla leader, Major Cham, to get access to the base. Will they destroy the base, and will Brock overcome his racism before Lucky Legs makes The Ultimate Sacrifice?
An authoritarian rancher, who rules an Arizona county with her private posse of hired guns, finds herself falling for the new marshal who comes to set things straight.
A young innocent tries to find the real killer when her reporter boyfriend is framed for murder.
A bitter Confederate veteran joins a Sioux tribe to keep his war against the Union going.
A dress manufacturer brings in the mob to fight unionization.
Lt. Col. Glenn Manning is inadvertently exposed to a plutonium bomb blast at Camp Desert Rock. Though burned over 90% of his body, he survives, and begins to grow in size. As he grows, his heart and circulatory system fail to keep pace with his growth, and he is gradually losing his mind as a result of reduced blood supply to his brain. He reaches 50 feet tall before his growth is stopped. By this time he has become insane. He escapes and wreaks havoc upon Las Vegas before he is finally stopped.
After being hypnotized into committing murder, a young musician has to reconstruct his actions to clear his name.
A cowardly captain leads his men into danger in WWII Belgium.
Stagecoach passengers fall under attack by Indians and begin to reveal their true selves under the stress.
A young woman hires a frontier scout to help her discover if her brother died in an Indian attack.
When the owner of a stagecoach station is killed, a gunman takes his place.
Three shady characters team up to search for Nazi gold in the African desert.
An FBI Agent takes on the three unrelated cases of a dead agent to track down his killer.
Made by the same production set-up on the same lot that was producing the 1953-54 "China Smith/Captain China" TV series that starred Dan Duryea as soldier-of-fortune China Smith, using many of the same players that were regulars on the TV series, including Douglass Dumbrille, as head of the British Intelligence, and the same "Singapore", British Colony colonials and China sets used on the series. In this instance, they had the good grace to actually make a "new" film rather than just paste two of the TV episodes together and sending it out as a "new" movie as many of the TV production companies were doing at the time, i.e., the producers of the "Ramar of the Jungle" and Guy Madison's "Wild Bill Hickok" series. And changed the role names of Duryea and Dumbrille, but the Duryea character is still "China Smith." And hired a good director. This time out China Smith...uh.....Mike Callahan (Dan Duryea), because of his friendship with Julian March (Patric Knowles),becomes involved with a plot to kidnap a nuclear scientist who is one of the three men in the whole wide world who knows how to detonate an H-Bomb and evidently carries most of the makings around with him. March is in league with Alexis Pederas (Gene Lockhart, less lovable than usual)and his henchman Guzik (former boxer Lou Nova and mean as usual), planning to do some blackmailing on a global scale. Lots of killing, kidnappings, crosses and double-crosses, fights and pursuits follow, plus some bit of footsie between March's wife, Frennessy (Marian Carr) and Callahan. Nothing much happens in that area either as she departs Singapore and Callahan both when neither are of further use to her. Better than the TV series because of director Robert Aldrich. And Marian Carr, who Aldrich would use later on.
A college professor's television set tries to take over his life.
The head of an escort ring joins forces with a vice cop to solve a murder.
A scientist keeps an unscrupulous tycoon's brain alive and falls under its influence.
A World War II refugee fights to stay in the U.S.
Plot here has Confederate veteran Jeff Waring (John Ireland) arriving in Independence, Missouri shortly after the Civil War, and intending never again to use a gun. He finds that rancher Artemus Taylor, an arthritic despot, and his henchies, Sam Tobin (Lawrence Tierney) and Cree (Jack Elam), are forcing out the settlers in order to claim their land for the incoming railroad. The plot nearly predates "The Great Train Robbery" in age but the gritty execution and well-acted performances take it out of the norm...way out, in a couple of instances. Brassy Myrna Dell is on hand as Taylor's independent daughter, only slightly less meaner than her father, and the always welcome Dorothy Malone is the pretty school marm on the side of good. Needless to say, Ireland's passive outlook on life changes before the end.
A vicious loan shark ring has been preying on factory workers. When several workers at a tire factory suffer violence at the hands of the loan sharkers, a union leader and the factory owner try to recruit ex-con Joe Gargan to infiltrate to the gang. At first Joe does not want to get involved, but changes his mind when his brother-in-law dies at the hands of a savage loan shark hood. Joe works his way into the mob, but in order to keep his cover, Joe can't tell anyone what he is up to. This results in him being disowned by his sister and girl friend.
Radio broadcasts reveal Mars to be a source of religious inspiration.
A British railway engineer in Kenya tries to capture the lions attacking his workers.
An innocent ex-con sets out to find the real criminals.
Married jewel thieves struggle with infidelity, federal agents and the deadly smallpox virus.
An American in post-war Japan gets caught up in the black market.
A rancher tries to save his fellow stagecoach passengers from a murderous enemy.
A reformed hoodlum gets mixed up with counterfeiters and a deadly manhunt.
Oliver Pease gets a dose of courage from his wife Martha and tricks the editor of the paper (where he writes lost pet notices) into assigning him the day's roving question. Martha suggests, "Has a little child ever changed your life?" Oliver gets answers from two slow-talking musicians, an actress whose roles usually feature a sarong, and an itinerant cardsharp. In each case the "little child" is hardly innocent: in the first, a local auto mechanic's "baby" turns out to be fully developed as a woman and a musician; in the second, a spoiled child star learns kindness; in the third, the family of a lost brat doesn't want him returned. And Oliver, what becomes of him?
Owen Waterbury, bestselling novelist, recruits aspiring writer Stephanie 'Steve' Gaylord as his latest of many secretaries. The stars in her eyes fade when she finds she is to work in his apartment, with a constant parade of eccentric visitors and slapstick provided by klutzy roommate Ronnie. Moreover, Waterbury's idea of work looks a lot like play, his interest less in books than in blondes. She leaves; to get her back, he swallows his playboy principles and marries her. Can the leopard change his spots? Can Stephanie turn the tables?
Rip Smith's opinion-poll business is a failure...until he discovers that the small town of Grandview is statistically identical to the entire country. He and his assistants go there to run polls cheaply and easily, in total secrecy (it would be fatal to let the townsfolk get self-conscious). And of course, civic crusader Mary Peterman must be kept from changing things too much. But romantic involvement with Mary complicates life for Rip; then suddenly everything changes...
George Bailey is a small-town man whose life seems so desperate he contemplates suicide. He had always wanted to leave Bedford Falls to see the world, but circumstances and his own good heart have led him to stay. He sacrficed his education for his brother's, kept the family-run savings and loan afloat, protected the town from the avarice of the greedy banker Mr. Potter, and married his childhood sweetheart. As he prepares to jump from a bridge, his guardian angel intercedes, showing him what life would have become for the residents of Bedford Falls is he had never lived.
Military officers compete for the same woman while training pilots for war.
To prove himself worthy of his fiancee, a dancer tries to make it big, only to fall for his dancing partner.
An unknown composer tries to save the conductor she loves from his drinking problem.
An unhappily married woman mistakes a suitor for the gigolo hired to end her marriage.
A phony psychic conjures up a real ghost who asks her to solve his murder.
A social worker's fight for reform is compromised by her love for a corrupt judge.
A newly rich couple finds wealth drives them apart.
A salesgirl falls for a night worker without realizing they share the same apartment.
Detectives compete to solve the murders at a mysterious mansion.
An intellectual publisher can't choose between his society wife and his free thinking former love.
Strange crimes committed by a hypnotized woman are solved by a French detective.
Veteran flyers from World War I find work as movie stuntmen.
A district attorney's arrogance almost costs him his career.
A jury hold-out tries to prove the defendant's innocence.
A bank teller''s love life falls apart when he''s accused of embezzling.
A husband and wife fight to survive in the early days of the Oklahoma Territory.
Authorities try to figure out how a young man from a good background ended up on death row.
Film Production - Main (special)
A story about a retired football player turned househusband. The production marks the return to television of Harriet Nelson, of "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet."
Cinematography (TV Mini-Series)
The title of the best-selling novel by Judith Krantz is the name of an ultra-chic Beverly Hills boutique that rags-to-riches Billy Ikehorn (Lindsay Wagner) established to fill the void left in her life by the illness of her elderly tycoon husband (Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.) and his subsequent death. To h
A lavish fourth filming of the classic novel of New England family life in the 1860s (previously made in 1919, 1933 and 1949), and the sixth (at least) TV presentation, sparking a weekly series that began in January 1979. Dorothy McGuire, playing Marmee here and in the series, had been scheduled to
A lavish fictionalized retelling of the Watergate story (based on Watergate conspirator John Ehrlichman's novel) mixing political intrigue and personal drama and centering on the rise of a power-hungry American president and the men with whom he surrounds himself in order to keep his grip on his off
This four-part adaptation of Arthur Hailey's tale of power and greed in the banking business has two ambitious vice presidents become rivals when an imminent board room vacancy arises won an Emmy Award nomination as Outstanding Series of the 1976-77 season as well as an Emmy for Christopher Plummer
Cinematography (TV Mini-Series)
A Beverly Hills socialite embarks on a love/hate relationship with the psychopath who had murdered her fiance and then raped and terrorized her, eventually becoming involved in a bizarre trial. Joan Barthel's book, from which this two-part film evolved, was based on a notorious 1970s California case
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