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Also Known As: Died: August 30, 2002
Born: Cause of Death: died of congestive heart failure
Birth Place: Bristol, England, GB Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989) as Director
In Los Angeles, a cop and father with no tolerance for sleaze is tracking down a pimp who recruits adolescent hookers and drug addicts in order to sell them to rich businessman with loose morals. When one such businessman arrives from Japan and, in a twist, finds his daughter taken by the pimp, it'
2.
Messenger Of Death (1988) as Director
A Denver detective is after a serial killer linked to a cult of Mormon avengers.
3.
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) as Director
After a friend's daughter falls victim to the deadly drug, vigilante Paul Kersey declares war on crack dealers.
4.
Murphy's Law (1986) as Director
Ten years ago, police detective Jack Murphy helped put psychotic killer Joan Freeman in prison. Now Joan is out of jail and intent on getting her revenge against him, so she murders Jack's ex-wife and her current husband and frames Jack for the crime. When Jack is arrested, he is handcuffed to tough
5.
Firewalker (1986) as Director
An adventurer goes in search of lost treasure in a Guatemalan gold mine.
6.
King Solomon's Mines (1985) as Director
African adventurer Allen Quartermain teams up with a damsel-in-distress and the two embark on a series of pitfalls and dangerous situations on their quest to find the lost treasure of King Solomon.
7.
Ambassador, The (1984) as Director
8.
Evil That Men Do, The (1984) as Director
Professional killer Holland is forced out of retirement to break a Central American government's political torture ring when one of his friends, a Latin American journalist, is killed. The murderer, Doctor Clement Molloch, is the master sadist behind the political torture of innocent victims. Posin
9.
10 To Midnight (1983) as Director
10.
Code Red (1981) as Director
Lorne Greene heads a family of firefighters in this pilot to the subsequent 1981-82 series. Julie Adams is his wife and Andrew Stevens and Sam J. Jones (best known for playing Bo Derek's husband in "10" and starring as "Flash Gordon" in the 1980 update) as his sons.
11.
Caboblanco (1981) as Director
Giff Hoyt runs a cafe in post-World War II Cabo Blanco, Peru. The town is filled with Nazis looking for refuge and their enemies. When a sea explorer is murdered, his death is declared an accident by the corrupt police department, but Giff is suspicious. Giff begins to think that a Nazi refugee name
12.
Happy Birthday to Me (1980) as Director
13.
Passage, The (1979) as Director
A Basque guide tries to help an American family, the Bergsons, avoid the Nazis and escape occupied France via a snowy mountain pass.
14.
Greek Tycoon, The (1978) as Director
This lavish drama focuses on the jet-set's continual struggle for love and power. The world's richest shipping magnate romances the widow of a United States President.
15.
White Buffalo, The (1977) as Director
Wild Bill Hickok returns to the West to hunt down an albino buffalo that haunts his dreams.
16.
Widow (1976) as Director
A drama about a woman with two children who tries to adjust emotionally after the sudden death of her husband.
17.
St. Ives (1976) as Director
Raymond St. Ives is a novelist and former crime reporter who is pulled back into his previous profession by the wealthy Abner Procane. Procane engages St. Ives to find a set of stolen ledgers that could start a mob war if made public. After he starts working on the case, St. Ives finds that it takes every resource he has just to stay alive.
18.
Reincarnation of Peter Proud, The (1975) as Director
When college professor Peter Proud begins to experience flashbacks from a previous incarnation, he is mysteriously drawn to a place he has never been before but which is troublingly familiar. As if drawn to her by cosmic force, he soon finds himself unwittingly in the company of his previous incarnation's wife. This woman, Marcia Curtis, recognizes in Peter startling characteristics which he shares with her dead husband, Jeff. Even the sound of his voice seems at times to be that of the dead man. Peter becomes romantically drawn to Ann Curtis who is or was his daughter (Jeff and Marcia's daughter). Recognizing the incestuous nature of their relationship, Mrs. Curtis tries to keep the two young people apart. But how? Must she reveal the terrible secret of the final minutes she shared with her husband in order to keep this man from her (their?) daughter?
19.
Huckleberry Finn (1974) as Director
Mark Twain's famed tale of a Missouri bad boy who helps a runaway slave escape to the North.
20.
Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973) as Director
After conquering the oppressive humans in "Conquest for the Planet of the Apes", Caeser(Roddy McDowal) must now keep the peace amongst the humans and apes. Gorilla General Aldo(Claude Akins) views things differently, and tries to cause an ape civil war. In the meantime, other human survivors learn of the ape city, and decide they want to take back civilization for themselves, thus setting the stage of warring ape factions and humans.
21.
Blue Knight, The (1973) as Director
Veteran cop Bumper Morgan searches the Los Angeles barrio for the killer of an aging colleague in this pilot for the 1975-76 series. Kennedy took over the role originated in the 1973 telefeature by William Holden.
22.
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) as Director
Cornelius and Zira's son Caesar leads apes to revolution in this installment of the apes saga. Dogs and cats have been wiped out by a plague and now apes are household pets that are treated like slaves. Caesar has the intelligence to fight this oppression.
23.
Great American Tragedy, A (1972) as Director
An aerospace engineer is laid off and faces the economic realities of middle-class living, going through the agony of fruitless job interviews and mounting debts while seeing his wife go back to work and his marriage dissolve. Initially the film was called "A New American Tragedy."
24.
Brotherly Love (1970) as Director
A woman's marriage is destroyed by her incestuous relationship with her brother.
25.
Mackenna's Gold (1969) as Director
A group of men, lead by a questionnable sheriff and a wanted bandit, descend upon the desert in search of a lost canyon of gold.
26.
Before Winter Comes (1969) as Director
A British major entrusted with the job of running a displaced persons camp at the end of World War II is faced with the dilemma of deciding over to whom to hand the victims. He's helped by a loyal interpreter.
27.
The Chairman (1969) as Director
An American scientist infiltrates Red China to steal scientific secrets.
28.
Eye of the Devil (1967) as Director
A French nobleman deserts his wife because of an ancient family secret.
29.
Return From the Ashes (1965) as Director
A gigolo marries a wealthy widow, seduces her stepdaughter and plots to kill them both.
30.
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (1965) as Director
A former Notre Dame football star crash lands over a mythical Arabian country while on spy mission to the USSR. He is then forced by the football-obsessed king of that country to coach their football team and falls in love with an American reporter covering stories there.
31.
No Tree in the Street (1964) as Director
32.
What a Way To Go! (1964) as Director
This black comedy opens with Louisa Foster donating a multimillion dollar check to the IRS. The tax department thinks she's crazy and sends her to a psychiatrist. She then discusses her four marriages, in which all of her husbands became incredibly rich and died prematurely because of their drive to be rich.
33.
Kings of the Sun (1963) as Director
A Mayan tribe emigrates northward but has to fight off Native Americans.
34.
Cape Fear (1962) as Director
An ex-convict plots to destroy the district attorney who sent him to prison.
35.
Taras Bulba (1962) as Director
A cossack leader clashes with his rebellious son.
36.
The Guns of Navarone (1961) as Director
A team of Allied saboteurs fight their way behind enemy lines to destroy a pair of Nazi guns.
37.
Flame Over India (1960) as Director
In northwestern India soon after the turn of the 20th Century, Moslem rebels seek to kill a six-year-old Hindu prince to end his family line. Captain Scott of the British Army is ordered to get the prince out of the region safely. Adventure ensues as Scott sneaks the child away, through Moslem-held territory, by train. Also on board are the boy's American governess, an arms merchant, a cynical reporter, and two upper class Britons.
39.
Tiger Bay (1959) as Director
12 year old Gillie witnesses a Polish Sailor killing his girlfriend and manages to get hold of the gun. When the police question her about the gun, she concocts stories which only get her deeper into trouble.
40.
As Long as They're Happy (1957) as Director
An American pop sensation invades a London stockbroker's home.
41.
An Alligator Named Daisy (1957) as Director
Confusion over an alligator suitcase results in an aspiring songwriter's getting stuck with somebody's pet alligator.
42.
Woman In A Dressing Gown (1957) as Director
A middle-aged woman's inability to succeed as a housewife causes her husband to have an affair with a younger woman.
43.
Blonde Sinner (1956) as Director
A young woman who has been abused and taken advantage of by all the men in her life, finally finds a man she believes truly loves her, but she snaps when she finds out that he, too, is cheating on her, and kills her boyfriend's mistress.
44.
For Better For Worse (1954) as Director
In postwar London a young graduate and his girlfriend decide to marry. Her well-to-do parents are not convinced, but they agree once he has got a ú5.10.0 job and a 30/- a week single-room flat. The newly-weds find money fearfully tight, the flat cramped, the neighbours a trial, and her parents always hovering. Can faith conquer all? Is there some way of getting rid of tea-leaves except down the sink?

Cast (feature film)

45.
Gregory Peck: His Own Man (1988)
A "Crazy About the Movies" special presenting a biography of film star Gregory Peck, highlighted by clips from some of his classic films and interviews with friends and co-stars.

Writer (feature film)

46.
10 To Midnight (1983) as From Story
47.
For Better For Worse (1954) as Screenwriter
In postwar London a young graduate and his girlfriend decide to marry. Her well-to-do parents are not convinced, but they agree once he has got a ú5.10.0 job and a 30/- a week single-room flat. The newly-weds find money fearfully tight, the flat cramped, the neighbours a trial, and her parents always hovering. Can faith conquer all? Is there some way of getting rid of tea-leaves except down the sink?

Producer (feature film)

48.
Return From the Ashes (1965) as Producer
A gigolo marries a wealthy widow, seduces her stepdaughter and plots to kill them both.
49.
Woman In A Dressing Gown (1957) as Producer
A middle-aged woman's inability to succeed as a housewife causes her husband to have an affair with a younger woman.
50.
Blonde Sinner (1956) as Prod devised by
A young woman who has been abused and taken advantage of by all the men in her life, finally finds a man she believes truly loves her, but she snaps when she finds out that he, too, is cheating on her, and kills her boyfriend's mistress.

Production Companies (feature film)

51.
Return From the Ashes (1965) as Company
A gigolo marries a wealthy widow, seduces her stepdaughter and plots to kill them both.
52.
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (1965) as Company
A former Notre Dame football star crash lands over a mythical Arabian country while on spy mission to the USSR. He is then forced by the football-obsessed king of that country to coach their football team and falls in love with an American reporter covering stories there.
53.
What a Way To Go! (1964) as Company
This black comedy opens with Louisa Foster donating a multimillion dollar check to the IRS. The tax department thinks she's crazy and sends her to a psychiatrist. She then discusses her four marriages, in which all of her husbands became incredibly rich and died prematurely because of their drive to be rich.
54.
No Tree in the Street (1964) as Company

Misc. Crew (feature film)

55.
Track 29 (1988)
A woman encounters a young man who claims to be her long lost son.
56.
Track 29 (1988)
A woman encounters a young man who claims to be her long lost son.

Cast (special)

57.
Anthony Quinn (1990)
A documentary on the life and career of film actor Anthony Quinn.

Cast (short)

58.
ALL EYES ON SHARON TATE (1966)
A short behind the scenes promo for "Eye of the Devil" (1966), showcasing the late Sharon Tate, then a young, 22-year-old hopeful at MGM.

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