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David Dortort

David Dortort

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Also Known As: Died: September 5, 2010
Born: October 23, 1916 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Writer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Writer (feature film)

1.
Bonanza: Under Attack (1995) as Characters As Source Material
Television movie based on the movie "Bonanza: The Return" (November 28, 1993 on NBC) and the "Bonanza" TV series (1959 to 1973 on NBC). The Ponderosa Ranch offers sanctuary to a once-notorious, now reformed outlaw Frank James, who is being relentlessly pursued by an unscrupulous Pinkerton detective.
2.
Bonanza: The Return (1993) as Characters As Source Material
Television movie sequel to the NBC western series "Bonanza." The Ponderosa Ranch is in trouble, and it's up to the next generation of Cartwrights to battle the unscrupulous businessman who plans to desecrate the land by establishing a strip-mining operation.
3.
The Big Land (1957) as Screenwriter
A cattleman tries to convince a group of farmers to build a small town as a railroad link.
4.
The Big Land (1957) as Screen story
A cattleman tries to convince a group of farmers to build a small town as a railroad link.
5.
Reprisal! (1956) as Screenwriter
New ranch owner Frank Madden, half Indian but posing as white, arrives just as an all white jury finds the three white Shipley brothers who lynched three Indians innocent. There is soon trouble between Frank and the Shipleys who are using Frank's land to graze their cattle. When the brother of one of the Indian victims kills a Shipley, Frank is accused and put in jail. The Shipleys then organize a lynch mob and head for the jail.
6.
A Cry in the Night (1956) as Screenwriter
A police captain's emotions get in the way when his daughter is kidnapped.
7.
The Lusty Men (1952) as Written for Screen by
A faded rodeo star mentors a younger rider but falls for his wife.
8.
Clash by Night (1952) as Contr to trmt
An embittered woman seeks escape in marriage, only to fall for her husband's best friend.

Producer (feature film)

9.
Bonanza: Under Attack (1995) as Executive Producer
Television movie based on the movie "Bonanza: The Return" (November 28, 1993 on NBC) and the "Bonanza" TV series (1959 to 1973 on NBC). The Ponderosa Ranch offers sanctuary to a once-notorious, now reformed outlaw Frank James, who is being relentlessly pursued by an unscrupulous Pinkerton detective.
10.
Bonanza: The Return (1993) as Executive Producer
Television movie sequel to the NBC western series "Bonanza." The Ponderosa Ranch is in trouble, and it's up to the next generation of Cartwrights to battle the unscrupulous businessman who plans to desecrate the land by establishing a strip-mining operation.
11.
Going Bananas (1987) as Executive Producer

Writer (special)

12.
Hunter's Moon (1979) as Writer
The story, set in Wyoming during the range wars between cattlemen and sheepherders at the turn of the century, follows the exploits of Fayette Randall, a mysterious figure who greatly resembles the Lone Ranger. In the pilot episode, Randall begins a vendetta against a man called the Captain, who mur
13.
Sam Hill (1961) as Writer
The story, set in 1864, relates the adventures of Sam Hill, a traveling blacksmith of legendary strength who roams throughout the West with only a knife and a hammer. In the pilot episode, Sam tries to protect a piece of land he owns from a colonel who is seeking to buy it--at any cost.

Producer (special)

14.
Back to Bonanza (1993) as Executive Producer
A special look at the long-running series, "Bonanza." The program tells the story of the famed ranch; looks back at celebrity guests; re-introduces the mothers of the Cartwright sons; relocates the "lost" Cartwright clan; and includes behind-the-scenes footage and home movies.
15.
Hunter's Moon (1979) as Executive Producer
The story, set in Wyoming during the range wars between cattlemen and sheepherders at the turn of the century, follows the exploits of Fayette Randall, a mysterious figure who greatly resembles the Lone Ranger. In the pilot episode, Randall begins a vendetta against a man called the Captain, who mur
16.
Sam Hill (1961) as Producer
The story, set in 1864, relates the adventures of Sam Hill, a traveling blacksmith of legendary strength who roams throughout the West with only a knife and a hammer. In the pilot episode, Sam tries to protect a piece of land he owns from a colonel who is seeking to buy it--at any cost.

Producer (TV Mini-Series)

17.
Bonanza: The Next Generation (1988) as Producer

Director (TV Mini-Series)

18.
Chisholms, The (1979) as Creator
The sprawling saga of a close-knit pioneer family's hazardous trek from their home in Virginia to Fort Laramie, Wyoming, and ultimately California. The subsequent brief series "killed off" Robert Preston in the opening segment.

Producer (TV Mini-Series)

19.
Chisholms, The (1979) as Executive Producer
The sprawling saga of a close-knit pioneer family's hazardous trek from their home in Virginia to Fort Laramie, Wyoming, and ultimately California. The subsequent brief series "killed off" Robert Preston in the opening segment.

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