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Also Known As: Died: November 2, 1991
Born: June 12, 1916 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Producer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979) as Director
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.
2.
Swarm, The (1978) as Director
Killer bees extend their territory into the U.S., with devastating effect.
3.
The Towering Inferno (1974) as Director (Action Sequences)
A fire chief and an architect join forces to save victims of a burning skyscraper.
4.
The Poseidon Adventure (1972) as Co-dir of action seq
Passengers and crew struggle to escape an ocean liner turned upside down.
5.
City Beneath The Sea (1971) as Director
Presumably intended as a follow-up to his successful "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" TV series, this elaborate Irwin Allen pilot has a group of 21st-century colonists inhabiting earth's first underwater city, called Pacifica, and pitting the predictable good guys against various alien forces. In i
6.
Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962) as Director
Professor Fergusson plans to make aviation history by making his way across Africa by balloon. He plans to claim uncharted territories in West Africa as proof of his inventions worth.
7.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961) as Director
The captain of a nuclear submarine defies his commanders to save the Earth from a deadly space fire.
8.
The Lost World (1960) as Director
A professor leads an expedition of scientists and adventurers deep in the Amazonian jungle to verify that dinosaurs still live there.
9.
The Story of Mankind (1957) as Director
Satan and the spirit of mankind contend for the future of humanity.
10.
The Animal World (1956) as Director
11.
The Sea Around Us (1953) as Director
Documentary based on Rachel Carson's pioneering study of ocean life.

Writer (feature film)

12.
Adventures of the Queen (1975) as From Story
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.
13.
City Beneath The Sea (1971) as From Story
Presumably intended as a follow-up to his successful "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" TV series, this elaborate Irwin Allen pilot has a group of 21st-century colonists inhabiting earth's first underwater city, called Pacifica, and pitting the predictable good guys against various alien forces. In i
14.
Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962) as Screenwriter
Professor Fergusson plans to make aviation history by making his way across Africa by balloon. He plans to claim uncharted territories in West Africa as proof of his inventions worth.
15.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961) as Screenwriter
The captain of a nuclear submarine defies his commanders to save the Earth from a deadly space fire.
16.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961) as Screenwriter
The captain of a nuclear submarine defies his commanders to save the Earth from a deadly space fire.
17.
The Lost World (1960) as Screenwriter
A professor leads an expedition of scientists and adventurers deep in the Amazonian jungle to verify that dinosaurs still live there.
18.
The Big Circus (1959) as Based on a Story by
A ringleader tries to keep his circus on the road despite the efforts of a saboteur.
19.
The Big Circus (1959) as Screenwriter
A ringleader tries to keep his circus on the road despite the efforts of a saboteur.
20.
The Story of Mankind (1957) as Screenwriter
Satan and the spirit of mankind contend for the future of humanity.
21.
The Animal World (1956) as Writer
22.
The Sea Around Us (1953) as Cont and commentary wrt
Documentary based on Rachel Carson's pioneering study of ocean life.

Producer (feature film)

23.
Outrage! (1986) as Producer
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.
24.
Night the Bridge Fell Down, The (1983) as Producer
Movies' "disaster master", Irwin Allen, was the man behind this adventure yarn that strands a group of motorists and fleeing bank robber, Desi Arnaz, Jr., and his girlfriend, Char Fontane, on a bridge that is collapsing because of shifting sands near the pylons. Its unique history is more interestin
25.
Cave-In! (1983) as Producer
A party of tourists -- including a state senator (Susan Sullivan), a park ranger (Dennis Cole) who was her one-time lover, a cantankerous professor (Ray Milland), and an escaped convict (James Olson) -- are trapped deep inside the caverns of an unnamed national park, rescued briefly, and then caught
26.
Code Red (1981) as Producer
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.
27.
Memory Of Eva Ryker (1980) as Producer
Natalie Wood plays a dual role in what was to be her last television work, starring as an heiress to a fortune trying to uncover the mysterious death of her mother, who went down with a torpedoed luxury liner during World War II. Ralph Bellamy is her wealthy father who is obsessed with the ship, and
28.
When Time Ran Out (1980) as Producer
A group of tourists are staying in a hotel on a remote Pacific island. When warnings of an impending volcanic eruption are issued, they are advised to wait for a rescue team. But with the lava flowing directly toward the hotel, a small group of guests choose instead to head for higher ground and safety on the other side of the island.
29.
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979) as Producer
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.
30.
Swarm, The (1978) as Producer
Killer bees extend their territory into the U.S., with devastating effect.
31.
Fire (1977) as Producer
A forest fire started by a convict to cover his escape from a road gang threatens to destroy a mountain community. Later (6/11/78) this two-hour movie was cut to ninety minutes and put on TV's first disaster double bill, teamed with Irwin Allen's "Flood."
32.
Fire! (1977) as Producer
A forest fire started by a convict to cover his escape from a road gang threatens to destroy a mountain community. Later (6/11/78) this two-hour movie was cut to ninety minutes and put on TV's first disaster double bill, teamed with Irwin Allen's "Flood."
33.
Time Travelers (1976) as Producer
A pilot movie in which Irwin Allen, recycling his earlier hit series "The Time Tunnel," has a young doctor and a research scientist, in search of a cure for a deadly epidemic, being whisked back through time to Chicago in 1871 on the eve of the great Chicago fire hoping to find the physician who the
34.
Flood! (1976) as Producer
Irwin Allen's first made-for-TV disaster movie follows the course charted by its wide-screen big brothers, only this time it's a small town about to be devastated by a flood when a faulty dam bursts. At a reported cost of $2.5 million, this was, according to network publicity, the most expensive film made to that time for television. A companion Irwin Allen movie called "Fire" was aired several weeks later, and then each was trimmed to ninety minutes and rerun as a TV double bill subsequently. This movie's formal title was "Irwin Allen's Production of 'Flood'."
35.
Swiss Family Robinson, The (1975) as Producer
A new version, and a pilot for the 1975-76 series, of the adventure classic about a family striving together to survive on a remote island following a shipwreck and facing an invasion by pirates in search of a golden idol.
36.
Adventures of the Queen (1975) as Producer
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.
37.
The Towering Inferno (1974) as Producer
A fire chief and an architect join forces to save victims of a burning skyscraper.
38.
The Poseidon Adventure (1972) as Producer
Passengers and crew struggle to escape an ocean liner turned upside down.
39.
City Beneath The Sea (1971) as Producer
Presumably intended as a follow-up to his successful "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" TV series, this elaborate Irwin Allen pilot has a group of 21st-century colonists inhabiting earth's first underwater city, called Pacifica, and pitting the predictable good guys against various alien forces. In i
40.
Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962) as Producer
Professor Fergusson plans to make aviation history by making his way across Africa by balloon. He plans to claim uncharted territories in West Africa as proof of his inventions worth.
41.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961) as Producer
The captain of a nuclear submarine defies his commanders to save the Earth from a deadly space fire.
42.
The Lost World (1960) as Producer
A professor leads an expedition of scientists and adventurers deep in the Amazonian jungle to verify that dinosaurs still live there.
43.
The Big Circus (1959) as Producer
A ringleader tries to keep his circus on the road despite the efforts of a saboteur.
44.
The Story of Mankind (1957) as Producer
Satan and the spirit of mankind contend for the future of humanity.
45.
The Animal World (1956) as Producer
46.
Safari (1956) as Producer
While leading a wealthy couple on safari, a hunter tries to avenge his son's murder.
47.
Dangerous Mission (1954) as Producer
A woman flees westward after witnessing a mob killing.
48.
The Sea Around Us (1953) as Producer
Documentary based on Rachel Carson's pioneering study of ocean life.
49.
A Girl in Every Port (1952) as Producer
Two sailors invest in a racehorse.
50.
Where Danger Lives (1950) as Associate Producer
A psychopath draws her doctor into her murderous schemes.
51.
Where Danger Lives (1950) as Presented By
A psychopath draws her doctor into her murderous schemes.

Production Companies (feature film)

52.
Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962) as Company
Professor Fergusson plans to make aviation history by making his way across Africa by balloon. He plans to claim uncharted territories in West Africa as proof of his inventions worth.
53.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961) as Company
The captain of a nuclear submarine defies his commanders to save the Earth from a deadly space fire.

Director (special)

54.
Return of Captain Nemo, The (1978) as Creator
On March 16, 1877, while searching for the lost kingdom of Atlantis, the submarine Nautilus wedges itself under a coral reef. Unable to free the submarine, its captain, Nemo, suspends himself in a crystalline chamber. One hundred years later, during U.S. Navy war games, divers Tom Franklin and Jim P

Producer (special)

55.
Return of Captain Nemo, The (1978) as Producer
On March 16, 1877, while searching for the lost kingdom of Atlantis, the submarine Nautilus wedges itself under a coral reef. Unable to free the submarine, its captain, Nemo, suspends himself in a crystalline chamber. One hundred years later, during U.S. Navy war games, divers Tom Franklin and Jim P

Producer (TV Mini-Series)

56.
Alice in Wonderland (1985) as Producer
A musical adaptation of the celebrated Lewis Carroll tales about Alice's fantasy adventures in a land of absurdity and enchantment.
57.
Hanging By a Thread (1979) as Producer
Irwin Allen, filmdom's "disaster master," strands a party of friends in a disabled sightseeing tram dangling above a mountain gorge to sweat out a rescue while reliving (through flashbacks) past jealousies, simmering conflicts and forgotten secrets as the cable begins snapping wire by wire.

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