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Dan Curtis

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Also Known As: Died: March 27, 2006
Born: August 12, 1927 Cause of Death: Brain Tumor
Birth Place: Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA Profession: Producer ...
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Director (feature film)

1.
Saving Milly (2005)
Washington, D.C. journalist Morton Kondracke is forced to deal with issues outside of politics when his wife Milly develops Parkinson's Disease.
2.
Our Fathers (2005)
Adaptation of the David France book chronicles the class action suit filed by a Boston attorney on behalf of sexual abuse victims harmed by priests of the local Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church.
3.
Love Letter, The (1998) as Director
Scotty Corrigan and Debra Zabrinskie are a young, modern couple in the midst of planning their upcoming wedding. While shopping with Debra for a wedding dress in an antique store, Scotty finds himself drawn to an oak desk and decides to buy it. In the desk drawer he finds a letter written by Elizabe
4.
Trilogy of Terror II (1996) as Director
Three frightening stories unfold with Lysette Anthony playing different characters in each segment. In "The Graveyard Rats," a young wife conspires with her lover to murder her wealthy husband. In "Bobby," a woman uses mystical incantations to resurrect her dead son. "He Who Kills," the final segmen
5.
Me and the Kid (1993) as Director
Two incompetent criminals kidnap an eight-year-old boy.
6.
In Advance of the Landing (1993) as Director
North Americans talk about their experiences with UFO's and aliens.
7.
Johnny Ryan (1990) as Creator
A movie about a special unit of ten honest cops in a corrupt police department sets out to clean up the city during the late 1940s. When the prosecution's main witness in an important case dies under mysterious circumstances, the special unit investigates the four cops who were protecting the victim
8.
Long Days of Summer, The (1980) as Director
In this sequel to his 1978 "When Every Day Was the Fourth of July" (and a pilot to a prospective series), producer/director Dan Curtis recalls more of his youth during the late '30s, and follows a fictionalized family where the father has jeopardized a promising law career to defend a Jewish immigra
9.
Last Ride of the Dalton Gang, The (1979) as Director
A somewhat light-hearted view of the Dalton Gang's legendary raid on Coffeyville, Kansas, and the years leading up to it as the brothers head up a gang of horse thieves and bank robbers, with their arch enemy, railway detective Will Smith, constantly nipping at their heels. The film is framed, curio
10.
Mrs. R's Daughter (1979) as Director
Cloris Leachman fights the system in a frustrating battle to bring to trial the man who raped her divorced daughter and then vows to mete out her own vengeance when the judicial process breaks down.
11.
When Every Day Was the Fourth of July (1978) as Director
Fictionalized from events during producer/director/writer Dan Curtis' boyhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in the 1930s, this sentimental drama tells of a local attorney who succumbs to the pleas of his nine-year-old daughter and agrees to defend on homicide charges a mute handyman the girl has befri
12.
Curse of the Black Widow (1977) as Director
A chiller about the search for an elusive killer whose victims are found wrapped in a strange, spider-like web.
13.
Dead of Night (1977)
This anthology tells three stories: a man buys a car that takes him back and forth through time; a tale of vampires; and a distraught mother asks for her drowned son to come back to life and gets more than she bargained for.
14.
Melvin Purvis, G-man (1976) as Director
A breezy, fictional account of the dogged pursuit by cigar-chomping lawman Purvis of notorious public enemy Machine Gun Kelly throughout the Midwest in 1933. Writers Milius and Nolan portray Purvis as pure bravado swathed in a flamboyant fur-collared overcoat, and Kelly's gang as a collection of ine
15.
Burnt Offerings (1976) as Director
A family moves into a haunted house that seems to be stealing their lives.
16.
Kansas City Massacre, The (1975) as Director
Robertson here reprises his role of the flamboyant Melvin Purvis that he originated in Dan Curtis' "Melvin Purvis, G-Man" (1974) and takes on the crime cartel formed by Pretty Boy Floyd, John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, Alvin Karpis and others. Their crime wave ended in the notorious Kansas City ma
17.
Trilogy of Terror (1975) as Director
Three bizarre stories with Karen Black playing four tormented women. In "Millicent and Therese" she is both a plain-looking woman, almost a recluse, and her amoral sister whom she taunts by revealing to her current boyfriend her past escapades. In "Julie" she is a sexually repressed teacher who is b
18.
Scream of the Wolf (1974) as Director
A once-famous hunter comes out of retirement to help track down what seems to be a mad killer wolf and discovers that it is no mere animal he is stalking but an animal that may take human form.
19.
Dracula (1974) as Director
A lavish, atmospheric new version of Bram Stoker's classic tale of horror with Jack Palance heading a stellar British cast as the bloodthirsty count.
20.
Great Ice Rip-Off, The (1974) as Director
A heist comedy pitting a dogged retired cop against a dapper gangster and his cohorts who, with four million dollars in diamonds in their possession, use a cross-country bus to make their getaway.
21.
Norliss Tapes, The (1973) as Director
In Dan Curtis' warmed-over, more straightforward version of his "Night Stalker," a pilot for a prospective new series, a humorless investigative reporter chasing down the supernatural stumbles onto the walking dead and finds himself in the clutches of a demon-spirit.
22.
Night Strangler, The (1973) as Director
A monster-chasing reporter finds himself searching Seattle for a killer whose grisly record seems to stretch back more than a century, making an appearance every twenty-one years. This sequel to "The Night Stalker" (1971) led to the near-cult "Kolchak" series (1974-75) that had Darren McGavin trying
23.
Night of Dark Shadows (1971) as Director
Newlyweds try to survive life at a haunted family estate.
24.
House of Dark Shadows (1970) as Director
A vampire seeks a cure so he can wed the reincarnation of his lost love.

Writer (feature film)

25.
Dark Shadows (2012)
After being buried alive for 200 years, vampire Barnabas Collins returns to Collinwood Manor to restore his family home and business to their former glory.
26.
Trilogy of Terror II (1996) as Screenplay ("The Graveyard Rats") ("He Who Kills")
Three frightening stories unfold with Lysette Anthony playing different characters in each segment. In "The Graveyard Rats," a young wife conspires with her lover to murder her wealthy husband. In "Bobby," a woman uses mystical incantations to resurrect her dead son. "He Who Kills," the final segmen
27.
Me and the Kid (1993) as Screenwriter
Two incompetent criminals kidnap an eight-year-old boy.
28.
When Every Day Was the Fourth of July (1978) as From Story
Fictionalized from events during producer/director/writer Dan Curtis' boyhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in the 1930s, this sentimental drama tells of a local attorney who succumbs to the pleas of his nine-year-old daughter and agrees to defend on homicide charges a mute handyman the girl has befri
29.
Burnt Offerings (1976) as Screenwriter
A family moves into a haunted house that seems to be stealing their lives.
30.
Night of Dark Shadows (1971) as Story
Newlyweds try to survive life at a haunted family estate.

Producer (feature film)

31.
Saving Milly (2005)
Washington, D.C. journalist Morton Kondracke is forced to deal with issues outside of politics when his wife Milly develops Parkinson's Disease.
32.
Our Fathers (2005)
Adaptation of the David France book chronicles the class action suit filed by a Boston attorney on behalf of sexual abuse victims harmed by priests of the local Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church.
33.
Love Letter, The (1998) as Producer
Scotty Corrigan and Debra Zabrinskie are a young, modern couple in the midst of planning their upcoming wedding. While shopping with Debra for a wedding dress in an antique store, Scotty finds himself drawn to an oak desk and decides to buy it. In the desk drawer he finds a letter written by Elizabe
34.
Trilogy of Terror II (1996) as Executive Producer
Three frightening stories unfold with Lysette Anthony playing different characters in each segment. In "The Graveyard Rats," a young wife conspires with her lover to murder her wealthy husband. In "Bobby," a woman uses mystical incantations to resurrect her dead son. "He Who Kills," the final segmen
35.
Me and the Kid (1993) as Executive Producer
Two incompetent criminals kidnap an eight-year-old boy.
36.
In Advance of the Landing (1993) as Producer
North Americans talk about their experiences with UFO's and aliens.
37.
Johnny Ryan (1990) as Executive Producer
A movie about a special unit of ten honest cops in a corrupt police department sets out to clean up the city during the late 1940s. When the prosecution's main witness in an important case dies under mysterious circumstances, the special unit investigates the four cops who were protecting the victim
38.
Long Days of Summer, The (1980) as Executive Producer
In this sequel to his 1978 "When Every Day Was the Fourth of July" (and a pilot to a prospective series), producer/director Dan Curtis recalls more of his youth during the late '30s, and follows a fictionalized family where the father has jeopardized a promising law career to defend a Jewish immigra
39.
Mrs. R's Daughter (1979) as Executive Producer
Cloris Leachman fights the system in a frustrating battle to bring to trial the man who raped her divorced daughter and then vows to mete out her own vengeance when the judicial process breaks down.
40.
Last Ride of the Dalton Gang, The (1979) as Executive Producer
A somewhat light-hearted view of the Dalton Gang's legendary raid on Coffeyville, Kansas, and the years leading up to it as the brothers head up a gang of horse thieves and bank robbers, with their arch enemy, railway detective Will Smith, constantly nipping at their heels. The film is framed, curio
41.
When Every Day Was the Fourth of July (1978) as Producer
Fictionalized from events during producer/director/writer Dan Curtis' boyhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in the 1930s, this sentimental drama tells of a local attorney who succumbs to the pleas of his nine-year-old daughter and agrees to defend on homicide charges a mute handyman the girl has befri
42.
Curse of the Black Widow (1977) as Executive Producer
A chiller about the search for an elusive killer whose victims are found wrapped in a strange, spider-like web.
43.
Melvin Purvis, G-man (1976) as Producer
A breezy, fictional account of the dogged pursuit by cigar-chomping lawman Purvis of notorious public enemy Machine Gun Kelly throughout the Midwest in 1933. Writers Milius and Nolan portray Purvis as pure bravado swathed in a flamboyant fur-collared overcoat, and Kelly's gang as a collection of ine
44.
Burnt Offerings (1976) as Producer
A family moves into a haunted house that seems to be stealing their lives.
45.
Trilogy of Terror (1975) as Producer
Three bizarre stories with Karen Black playing four tormented women. In "Millicent and Therese" she is both a plain-looking woman, almost a recluse, and her amoral sister whom she taunts by revealing to her current boyfriend her past escapades. In "Julie" she is a sexually repressed teacher who is b
46.
Kansas City Massacre, The (1975) as Producer
Robertson here reprises his role of the flamboyant Melvin Purvis that he originated in Dan Curtis' "Melvin Purvis, G-Man" (1974) and takes on the crime cartel formed by Pretty Boy Floyd, John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, Alvin Karpis and others. Their crime wave ended in the notorious Kansas City ma
47.
Dracula (1974) as Producer
A lavish, atmospheric new version of Bram Stoker's classic tale of horror with Jack Palance heading a stellar British cast as the bloodthirsty count.
48.
Scream of the Wolf (1974) as Producer
A once-famous hunter comes out of retirement to help track down what seems to be a mad killer wolf and discovers that it is no mere animal he is stalking but an animal that may take human form.
49.
Great Ice Rip-Off, The (1974) as Producer
A heist comedy pitting a dogged retired cop against a dapper gangster and his cohorts who, with four million dollars in diamonds in their possession, use a cross-country bus to make their getaway.
50.
Night Strangler, The (1973) as Producer
A monster-chasing reporter finds himself searching Seattle for a killer whose grisly record seems to stretch back more than a century, making an appearance every twenty-one years. This sequel to "The Night Stalker" (1971) led to the near-cult "Kolchak" series (1974-75) that had Darren McGavin trying
51.
Norliss Tapes, The (1973) as Producer
In Dan Curtis' warmed-over, more straightforward version of his "Night Stalker," a pilot for a prospective new series, a humorless investigative reporter chasing down the supernatural stumbles onto the walking dead and finds himself in the clutches of a demon-spirit.
52.
Night Stalker, The (1972) as Producer
A flip, down-on-his-luck newspaper reporter stumbles across a modern-day vampire who is murdering Las Vegas showgirls, but he cannot convince his own editor, let alone the police, of the identity of the crazed maniac. The thriller that eventually spawned the regrettably brief series of the same name
53.
Night of Dark Shadows (1971) as Producer
Newlyweds try to survive life at a haunted family estate.
54.
House of Dark Shadows (1970) as Producer
A vampire seeks a cure so he can wed the reincarnation of his lost love.

Production Companies (feature film)

55.
House of Dark Shadows (1970) as Company
A vampire seeks a cure so he can wed the reincarnation of his lost love.

Cast (special)

56.
AMC Project: Hollywood and the Holocaust, The (2003) as Interviewee
An examination of Hollywood's response to the Holocaust from World War II to the present, featuring interviews with the likes of Steven Spielberg and Sidney Lumet as well as clips from newsreels and movies dealing with the Holocaust, such as "Sophie's Choice," "The Pawnbroker," "Schindler's List" an
57.
Intimate Portrait: Jane Seymour (1998) as Interviewee
Profile of actress Jane Seymour. Includes comments by the actress and her husband James Keach.
58.
41st Annual Emmy Awards, The (1989)
Live telecast of the 41st annual primetime Emmy Awards, honoring excellence in television.
59.
War and Remembrance: A Living History (1988)
A behind-the-scenes look at ABC's epic miniseries "War and Remembrance." The special reviews the history of the times in which the program is set, previews clips from the miniseries, and features an interview with producer/director Dan Curtis.

Producer (special)

60.
Angie, The Lieutenant (1992) as Executive Producer
A woman is promoted to lieutenant of an all-male police squad in Washington, DC.
61.
Big Easy, The (1982) as Executive Producer
The story, set in the French Quarter of New Orleans, follows the exploits of Jake Rubidoux, a tough private detective, who, on occasion, plays clarinet at The Big Easy, a nightclub run by a friend of his. In the pilot episode, Jake accepts a missing persons case -- to find the daughter of a wealthy

Writer (TV Mini-Series)

62.
War and Remembrance (1988) as Screenwriter
A 12-part miniseries continuing Herman Wouk's epic two-volume saga which began with "The Winds of War." The first 17-hour installment begins one week after Pearl Harbor. The family of career naval officer Captain Victor "Pug" Henry is scattered around the globe. Pug and his son, Byron, are fighting

Producer (TV Mini-Series)

63.
Intruders (1992) as Executive Producer
A two-part miniseries based on purportedly true cases. A hospital psychiatrist is drawn into the world of UFO abductions when he tries to help two women unravel the mysteries surrounding harrowing events in their lives.
64.
War and Remembrance (1988) as Executive Producer
A 12-part miniseries continuing Herman Wouk's epic two-volume saga which began with "The Winds of War." The first 17-hour installment begins one week after Pearl Harbor. The family of career naval officer Captain Victor "Pug" Henry is scattered around the globe. Pug and his son, Byron, are fighting
65.
Turn of the Screw (1974) as Producer
A thriller about a troubled English governess hired to take charge of a pair of precocious but strangely disturbing orphans beset by demons. This tape-to-film adaptation of Henry James' 1898 novelette, shown in two parts originally, is occult director Dan Curtis' version of the horror perennial, fre
66.
Frankenstein (1973) as Producer
Dan Curtis' retelling of the all-time gothic horror classic, one of the favorite subjects among moviemakers. This was a two-parter shown in ninety-minute segments on successive nights as part of ABC's late-night "Wide World of Mystery" series.

Director (TV Mini-Series)

67.
Dark Shadows (1991) as Creator
A television miniseries for NBC based on the original gothic horror series, "Dark Shadows," which aired on ABC from June 27, 1966 to April 2, 1971. Revolves around the residents of an isolated manor house in the sleepy seaboard town of Collinsport, Maine.

Writer (TV Mini-Series)

68.
Dark Shadows (1991) as Screenwriter
A television miniseries for NBC based on the original gothic horror series, "Dark Shadows," which aired on ABC from June 27, 1966 to April 2, 1971. Revolves around the residents of an isolated manor house in the sleepy seaboard town of Collinsport, Maine.

Producer (TV Mini-Series)

69.
Dark Shadows (1991) as Executive Producer
A television miniseries for NBC based on the original gothic horror series, "Dark Shadows," which aired on ABC from June 27, 1966 to April 2, 1971. Revolves around the residents of an isolated manor house in the sleepy seaboard town of Collinsport, Maine.
70.
Winds of War, The (1983) as Producer
Herman Wouk's best-selling 1971 epic about a fictional Navy family in the days leading up to Pearl Harbor came to TV in this 16-hour miniseries over seven nights (initially it had been planned for only twelve hours). At about $40-million, it was the single most expensive television event up to that
71.
Picture of Dorian Gray, The (1973) as Producer
Oscar Wilde's eerie tale about a handsome Englishman who retains his youth while his portrait ages was given a two-part tape-to-film adaptation. Earlier there had been five silent film versions plus the classic production with Hurd Hatfield in 1945 and its 1970 remake.

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