skip navigation
Gordon Hessler

Gordon Hessler

Up
Down

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)



Also Known As: Died:
Born: Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: Director ...
RATE AND COMMENT

COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Viper (1994) as 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)
Trucker Travis Blackstone has given up his dangerous ways and is trying to forget his past when he learns that his estranged brother, Franklin, has been marked for death by a ruthless drug lord because the brother embezzled $5 million during a money-laundering operation. Franklin's wife, Rhonda, who
2.
Shogun Mayeda (1991) as Director
A historical epic set in 1600 Japan involving the Eastern and Western Armies engaged in the Battle of Sekigahara.
3.
Out on Bail (1989) as Director
Story of a man who was duped into killing a civil rights activist, as he tries to convince the townspeople that the real killers are the town's sheriff and mayor.
4.
Girl in a Swing, The (1989) as Director
5.
Misfit Brigade, The (1988) as Director
War story of the 27th Panzers, Hitler's heavy-duty combat regiment composed of prisoners.
6.
Rage of Honor (1987) as Director
Shiro and Ray are Japanese policemen who are on the trail of a group of drug dealers. After they are double-crossed by an insider, Ray is killed by the brutal drug lord. Now Shiro continues on his own, following the drug lord to Singapore in order to stop the cycle of crime and avenge the death of h
7.
Pray For Death (1985) as Director
8.
Secret War of Jackie's Girls, The (1980) as Director
In this pilot to a prospective series about World War II female fliers on covert missions behind enemy lines, Mariette Hartley guest stars as the group's organizer, but apparently did not plan to stay around for the regular series -- were it to occur -- so she was killed off mid-way through the movi
9.
Attack of the Phantoms (1980) as Director
When an eccentric owner of an amusement park tries to clone the rock group KISS to help him with an evil scheme, the real band shows up to foil his plot.
10.
KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park (1978) as Director
The bizarrely costumed rock group KISS made its acting debut, with the four thwarting a mad scientist attempting to destroy their careers by making robot KISS replicas and turning them loose to create havoc in an amusement park.
11.
Secrets of Three Hungry Wives (1978) as Director
Three prominent women are suspected in the slaying of an amoral zillionaire who has been having affairs with each.
12.
Strange Possession of Mrs. Oliver, The (1977) as Director
A housewife, seeking to change her ordinary routine, alters her hairstyle, makeup and wardrobe, and gradually takes on the personality of another woman -- who had died five years earlier.
13.
Betrayal (1974) as Director
Amanda Blake, in her TV movie debut and her first role after eighteen years on "Gunsmoke," is a lonely widow who hires a young woman companion, unaware that the girl and her boyfriend are killer-extortionists planning to make her their next victim. Dick Haymes also made his initial TV movie appearan
14.
Skyway to Death (1974) as Director
A standard "lives in peril" movie with a dozen or so passengers trapped on an aerial tramway 8,5O0 feet above ground.
15.
Hitchhike! (1974) as Director
A woman heading for a vacation unwittingly picks up a murderer and begins a relationship with him that jeopardizes her life during his desperate attempt to elude the police. Originally this was to have been titled "Crisscross."
16.
Cry in the Wilderness, A (1974) as Director
Farmer, bitten by rabid skunk, has himself chained inside his barn to protect his family from his oncoming madness -- and then learns that a flood is on its way. An earlier half-hour version of the story, based on Gilbert Wright's "Madman's Chain," starred Paul Douglas and Patty McCormack in the Alc
17.
Medusa (1973)
After a boat is discovered with two bodies on it, the story of Jeffrey and Sarah, a brother and sister living in Greece, unfolds. Sarah has just become engaged to nice guy Nikos. Erratic playboy Jeffrey owes a debt to Angelo, a mobster who borrowed money from the syndicate to loan Jeff, but if Jeff is disinherited in his late father's newest will, he won't be able to pay Angelo and Angelo won't be able to pay back the syndicate. Suddenly, people who had contact with the latest will are dying, but just who is really responsible? The wily local police inspector has his suspicions.
18.
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973) as Director
Sinbad battles a fiendish magician and his many monsters.
19.
Scream, Pretty Peggy (1973) as Director
An average horror tale, spiced with a dash or two of "Psycho," about a sculptor who hires college coeds as housekeepers for the mansion he shares with his recluse mother and his supposedly insane sister.
20.
Embassy (1972) as Director
21.
Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971) as Director
A Parisian theater owner producing a Grand Guignol play discovers a string of murders on set.
22.
Cry of the Banshee (1970) as Director
In Elizabethan England, a wicked lord massacres nearly all the members of a coven of witches, earning the enmity of their leader, Oona. Oona calls up a magical servant, a "banshee", to destroy the lord's family. (The "banshee" of this tale bears no resemblance to the normal usage of the term!)
23.
Scream and Scream Again (1970) as Director
A serial killer, who drains his victims for blood is on the loose in London, the Police follow him to a house owned by an eccentric scientist.
24.
The Last Shot You Hear (1969) as Director
25.
De Sade (1969) as Uncredited addl dir
26.
The Oblong Box (1969) as Director
Aristocrat Julian Markham keeps his disfigured brother, Sir Edward, locked in a tower of his house. Occasionaly Sir Edward escapes and causes havoc around the town.
27.
The Woman Who Wouldn't Die (1965) as Director

Writer (feature film)

28.
Girl in a Swing, The (1989) as Screenwriter

Producer (feature film)

29.
Cry of the Banshee (1970) as Producer
In Elizabethan England, a wicked lord massacres nearly all the members of a coven of witches, earning the enmity of their leader, Oona. Oona calls up a magical servant, a "banshee", to destroy the lord's family. (The "banshee" of this tale bears no resemblance to the normal usage of the term!)
30.
The Oblong Box (1969) as Producer
Aristocrat Julian Markham keeps his disfigured brother, Sir Edward, locked in a tower of his house. Occasionaly Sir Edward escapes and causes havoc around the town.

Director (special)

31.
Tales of the Haunted (1981) as Director
A proposed series of supernatural tales. Each story, which is to consist of five parts (stripped on a daily basis, Monday through Friday), is designed to be re-edited into a two-hour TV movie. The pilot episode, titled "Evil Stalks This House," tells the story of Richard Stokes, a lost traveler who

Producer (special)

32.
Diagnosis: Danger (1963) as Associate Producer
The story of Dr. Daniel Dana, an officer with the county health service of a large metropolitan hospital. In the pilot episode, Dana attempts to discover the source of an outbreak of anthrax, an extremely infectious disease.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute