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Don Chaffey

Don Chaffey


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Also Known As: Died: November 13, 1990
Born: August 5, 1917 Cause of Death: heart disease
Birth Place: Hastings, England, GB Profession: Director ...


Director (feature film)

International Airport (1985) as Director
The old white-knuckles disaster-in-the plot, featuring a cast of familiar "guest stars," is dusted off (there's a bomb aboard a Hawaiian-bound jetliner) for this pilot to a prospective series revolving around the problems on the job -- and at home -- of a manager of a large metropolitan airport (Gil
Casino (1980) as Director
Blake Edwards' old "Mr. Lucky" series of the early sixties was dusted off for a prospective television updating and Mike Connors took the lead role as the suave gambler who owns a floating hotel and gambling ship in this new version, on which Edwards takes billing as "creative consultant." In this p
C.H.O.M.P.S. (1979) as Director
Young inventor Brian Foster works for a company and creates a mechanical dog to be part of their new home protection system. But the head of a rival company wants the invention and has someone steal the dog.
Gift of Love, The (1978) as Director
Marie Osmond made her dramatic acting debut playing a poor little rich girl who loses her heart to a penniless immigrant in New York of the Gay Nineties in this variation of the O. Henry tale that has the girl cutting and selling her long hair to buy a watch chain for her husband who has sold his pr
Magic Of Lassie, The (1978) as Director
Lassie lives with the Mitchell family on their winery in Northern California. She is happy with Clovis Mitchell and his two grandchildren who all love her. But one day, an unpleasant neighbor who is trying to buy the Mitchell winery decides that Lassie might be the dog that survived a fire at his p
Pete's Dragon (1977) as Director
A boy leaves his abusive foster family and becomes friends with a dragon.
Fourth Wish, The (1976) as Director
Persecution (1974) as Director
Charley One-Eye (1972) as Director
Roy Thinnes, Richard Roundtree, Nigel Davenport, Jill Pearson, Aldo Sambrell, Luis Aller, Johnny Sekka. Wanted for murder, a black Union army deserter and a crippled Indian hole up in a Mexican church while a relentless bounty hunter closes in for the kill.
Creatures the World Forgot (1971) as Director
Quarrels break out between rival tribes of Stone Age men.
A Twist of Sand (1968) as Director
One Million Years B. C. (1967) as Director
A rebellious caveman leaves his tribe in search of a better life.
The Viking Queen (1967) as Director
A Roman captain tries to keep Druids and his own unit from destroying a Viking empire.
The Crooked Road (1965) as Director
A reporter tries to steal a Balkan dictator''''s secrets and his wife.
They All Died Laughing (1964) as Director
Jason and the Argonauts (1963) as Director
The legendary hero enlists the help of the gods to steal the golden fleece.
The Three Lives of Thomasina (1963) as Director
A young Scottish girl's cat, Thomasina, apparently dies at the hands of her widowed veterinarian father. The strained relationship between the girl and her father is eventually repaired with the return of Thomasina and the aid of a beautiful and mysterious "witch" who seems to have powers to revive and heal animals.
Nearly a Nasty Accident (1962) as Director
Webster Boy, The (1962) as Director
A gambler comes out of prison, returns to his old-flame, and finds that she has a teenage son, who begins to believe that the ex-con is his father.
A Matter of WHO (1962) as Director
Dentist in the Chair (1961) as Director
Greyfriars Bobby (1961) as Director
Children and an innkeeper defend a Skye terrier who guards his master's grave in 19th-century Edinburgh.
Man Upstairs, The (1959) as Director
A former scientist accidently causes the death of his fiancee's brother.
Breakout (1959)
During World War II, British POWs plot their escape only to discover a traitor in their midst.

Writer (feature film)

The Crooked Road (1965) as Screenwriter
A reporter tries to steal a Balkan dictator''''s secrets and his wife.

Art Director (feature film)

The Stolen Plans (1962) as Art Director

Director (special)

Born to Run (1988) as Director
A "WonderWorks" presentation in which a boy in New South Wales, Australia, in the early 1900s, saves his family from financial ruin when he turns a foundling colt into a champion race horse.
Riding For the Pony Express (1980) as Director
The story, set in the Old West, follows the adventures of Jed Beechum and Albie Foreman, riders for the Pony Express. In the pilot episode, Jed and Albie become involved in a venture to find water for the drought-stricken town of Layover.
Lassie: The New Beginning (1978) as Director
A two-part special following the new adventures of Lassie, the beautiful collie, and her new masters, Samantha and Chip Stratton, two orphans who live with their uncle, Stuart Stratton, the editor of a small-town daily in Lake Pines, California. The pilot episode relates the would-be series storylin
Horse Without a Head, The (1963) as Director

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