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John Houseman

John Houseman


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Also Known As: Died: October 31, 1988
Born: September 22, 1902 Cause of Death: spinal cancer
Birth Place: Romania Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Another Woman (1988) as Marion'S Father
While dealing with her own tortured past, an aging writer becomes obsessed with a psychiatric patient.
Bright Lights, Big City (1988) as Mr Vogel
An aspiring author, hurt and depressed over a painful separation from his girlfriend, embarks on a hedonistic and frantic journey through New York City''s nightlife sub-culture.
Scrooged (1988) as Himself
A contemporary comedy based on Charles Dickens'' novel "A Christmas Carol," focusing on a television executive who decides to exploit the holidays in order to boost ratings.
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) as Himself
A dumb cop tries to thwart a plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth.
Good Fight: The Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War, The (1984) as Supporter
40,000 international volunteers signed on to fight against Franco, Hitler and Mussolini in the Spanish Civil War. Of this fighting force, 3200 were Americans who were sent to Spain to combat the rise of Fascism. Fighting to uphold firmly held ideals, five years before the United States entered World
Ghost Story (1981) as Sears James
Four old men get together one a week to entertain each other by telling scary tales. This diversion takes an ugly turn when one of the most terrifying stories comes to life and a woman they mistakenly left for dead many years before comes back to exact her revenge.
Wholly Moses! (1980) as Archangel
Two tourists find the "Book of Herschel" hidden in the desert. Herschel is the son of a sculptor who specializes in images of the gods. When he goes up to the top of Mount Sinai one day he hears God's instructions to Moses and writes them down himself. He then tries to lead his people out of Egypt,
The Fog (1980) as Mr Machen
Dead sailors use a deadly fog to haunt a coastal town.
Babysitter, The (1980) as Doc Lindquist
An eighteen-year-old girl manipulates her way into the lives of a family by working as their housekeeper and daughter's sitter, and soon fills the home with horror and hate.
Christmas Without Snow, A (1980) as Ephraim Adams
Sentimental holiday tale of a divorcee from San Francisco who moves to a small Nebraska town with her son to start a new life and joins the church choir that is under the strict leadership of a perfectionist director who is striving for a professional level presentaion of Handel's "Messiah."
Bells (1980) as Dr Stanley Markowitz
My Bodyguard (1980) as Dobbs
A nerdy high-school kid, the constant object of harassment by the school bully, hires a fellow classmate, a hulking loner, to be his bodyguard and eventually the two become friends.
Gideon's Trumpet (1980) as Chief Justice
In one of his final television roles, Henry Fonda stars as the semi-literate Florida drifter whose court case--being denied counsel at a breaking-and-entering trial because of his inability to afford a lawyer--drastically changed the course of American legal history. His performance won him an Emmy
Old Boyfriends (1979) as Dr Hoffman
The Cheap Detective (1978) as Jasper Blubber
A private dick tackles two tough cases while trying to clear himself of a murder charge.
Circle (1976)
Truman at Potsdam (1976) as Winston Churchill
A dramatization of the July 1945 summit meeting between Harry Truman, Joseph Stalin, and Clement Atlee to determine the fate of a defeated Germany, plan for the invasion of Japan, and carve up Europe into two separate and mutually hostile spheres of influence.
St. Ives (1976) as Procane
Raymond St. Ives is a novelist and former crime reporter who is pulled back into his previous profession by the wealthy Abner Procane. Procane engages St. Ives to find a set of stolen ledgers that could start a mob war if made public. After he starts working on the case, St. Ives finds that it takes every resource he has just to stay alive.
Three Days of the Condor (1975) as Mr. Wabash
A CIA researcher uncovers top secret information and finds himself marked for death.
Fear on Trial (1975) as Mike Collins
This Emmy-nominated film follows the troubles stalking John Henry Faulk, a folksy, homespun radio-television personality of the early 1950s whose broadcasting career was abruptly cut off during the blacklisting of the era. Retaining attorney Louis Nizer, he went to court and successfully sued for li
Rollerball (1975) as Bartholomew
The star of a bloodthirsty future sport tries to clean up the game before it kills him.
I'm a Stranger Here Myself (1974) as Interviewee
This documentary chronicles the life and career of auteur director Nicholas Ray. whose work included the iconic 1950s films Johnny Guitar and Rebel Without a Cause. The film includes clips from the director's films, and interviews with Natalie Wood, Fran├žois Truffaut, and others. Ray is seen workin
The Paper Chase (1973) as Kingsfield
A law student discovers that his girlfriend is the daughter of his toughest professor.
Seven Days in May (1964) as Admiral Barnswell
An American military officer discovers his superiors are planning a military coup.
Night Ambush (1958)
Two British soldiers are assigned to kidnap a key Nazi commander.

Writer (feature film)

Jane Eyre (1944) as Screenwriter
A governess at a remote estate falls in love with her brooding employer.
Citizen Kane (1941) as Contract Writer
The investigation of a publishing tycoon''''s dying words reveals conflicting stories about his scandalous life.

Producer (feature film)

Choices of the Heart (1983) as Executive Producer
The dramatization of the story of Jean Donovan, who evolved from a free-spirited college student to a deeply committed lay missionary, giving up her family, friends and finance to work on behalf of the poor in El Salvador. In December 1980, she and three Maryknoll nuns were slain by five members of
Gideon's Trumpet (1980) as Executive Producer
In one of his final television roles, Henry Fonda stars as the semi-literate Florida drifter whose court case--being denied counsel at a breaking-and-entering trial because of his inability to afford a lawyer--drastically changed the course of American legal history. His performance won him an Emmy
This Property Is Condemned (1966) as Producer
A small-town girl fights her mother''s opposition when she falls for a big-city businessman.
In the Cool of the Day (1963) as Producer
A man''s efforts to save his friend''s marriage lead to infidelity.
Two Weeks in Another Town (1962) as Producer
A recovering alcoholic film director tries for a comeback in Rome.
All Fall Down (1962) as Producer
A young drifter's romance with an older woman is threatened by his possessive mother.
Lust for Life (1956) as Producer
Passionate biography of painter Vincent van Gogh, whose genius drove him mad.
Moonfleet (1955) as Producer
A British buccaneer is torn between three seductive women.
The Cobweb (1955) as Producer
Inmates and staff at a posh asylum clash over love and lunacy.
Her Twelve Men (1954) as Producer
A dedicated teacher turns around the troublesome students at a boys'''' school.
Executive Suite (1954) as Producer
When a business magnate dies, his board of directors fights over who should run the company.
The Bad and the Beautiful (1953) as Producer
An unscrupulous movie producer uses everyone around him in his climb to the top.
Julius Caesar (1953) as Producer
An all-star adaptation of Shakespeare''''s classic about Julius Caesar''''s assassination and its aftermath.
Holiday for Sinners (1952) as Producer
Three old friends reunite during Mardi Gras and try to forget their problems.
On Dangerous Ground (1952) as Producer
A tough cop sent to help in a mountain manhunt falls for the quarry's blind sister.
The Company She Keeps (1951) as Producer
A lady con artist sets out to steal her parole officer's fiance.
They Live by Night (1949) as Producer
After an unjust prison sentence, a young innocent gets mixed-up with hardened criminals and a violent escape.
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) as Producer
A woman's lifelong love for a callous concert pianist leads to tragedy.
The Blue Dahlia (1946) as Producer
A veteran fights to prove he didn''''t kill his cheating wife.
Miss Susie Slagle's (1946) as Associate Producer
The Unseen (1945) as Associate Producer

Cast (special)

Legacy of the Hollywood Blacklist (1987) as Narration
A special which documents the aftermath of the blacklist in the movie industry, which started in October 1947, when the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) began its investigation into alleged Communist activities in Hollywood. The program examines the longterm effects of the hearings by
Our Planet Tonight (1987) as Host
A special which pokes fun at TV magazine shows, featuring segments with "roving reporters" and pompous in-studio commentators.
Virgil Thompson at 90 (1986)
Composer Virgil Thompson is profiled in this documentary. The program looks at the American composer who turned 90 on November 25, 1986. Thompson speaks for himself, looking back over his long and prolific career. Also included are interviews with friends and colleagues, and excerpts from some of hi
American Film Institute Salute to Lillian Gish, The (1984)
A tribute to actress Lilian Gish, winner of the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award.
Skin of Our Teeth, The (1983)
The story of the ups and downs of the Antrobus family, a group based on the biblical first family of Adam, Eve, Cain and Abel. Their adventures are meant to represent those of the family of humanity throughout its long, sordid history.
Beyond the Horizon (1976) as Doctor Fawcett
A taping of a performance of Eugene O'Neill's play, from a production at the McCarter Theatre of Princeton University.
Hazard's People (1976) as John Hazard
The story of John Hazard, a criminal attorney whose style and flair sets him apart from his peers in the legal profession. In the pilot episode, Hazard and his three associates seek to help Dr. Carl DeLacy, a noted surgeon who has been accused of murdering his mistress.

Misc. Crew (special)

IBM Presents Clarence Darrow Starring Henry Fonda (1974) as Artistic Advisor
Henry Fonda portrays lawyer Clarence Darrow in this adaptation of the one-man play.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

James Clavell's Noble House (1988) as Sir Geoffrey Allison
A four-part miniseries based on James Clavell's novel about romance, intrigue and international power struggles in contemporary Hong Kong.
Marco Polo (1982) as Patriarch
Ten-hour dramatization (in four parts) of the Marco Polo odyssey, filmed in Italy, Morocco and the People's Republic of China, where it was the first western production to be made since the late 1940s, all at a hefty (by TV standards) cost of $10-million during a 13 month shooting schedule. Ken Mars
French Atlantic Affair, The (1979) as Archady Clemens
There's terror on the high seas when cult leader Telly Savalas and his fanatic followers, among whom is devoted Shelley Winters, seize a luxury liner commanded by Louis Jourdan and hold a stellar roster of film and TV luminaries for a ransom of $70 million in gold. Chad Everett is a successful novel
Last Convertible, The (1979) as Dr Wetherell
A star-laden adaptation by three writers and three directors of Anton Myrer's sprawling novel tracing the lives of five Harvard roommates of the class of '44 and follows them through the next thirty years. King, Boxleitner, Albert, Shea and Nouri are the five in this three-part six-hour miniseries,
Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977) as Myron Dunn
A lavish fictionalized retelling of the Watergate story (based on Watergate conspirator John Ehrlichman's novel) mixing political intrigue and personal drama and centering on the rise of a power-hungry American president and the men with whom he surrounds himself in order to keep his grip on his off
Captains and the Kings Part 5 & 6 (1976) as Judge Newell Chisholm
The nine-hour serialization of Taylor Caldwell's novel about an Irish immigrant and the establishment of his family name through the accumulation of wealth and power during the years from 1857 to 1912, along with his goal of having his son elected the first Catholic President of the United States, g
Captains and the Kings (1976) as Judge Newell Chisholm
The nine-hour serialization of Taylor Caldwell's novel about an Irish immigrant and the establishment of his family name through the accumulation of wealth and power during the years from 1857 to 1912, along with his goal of having his son elected the first Catholic President of the United States, g

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Gore Vidal's Lincoln (1988) as General Winfield Scott
A miniseries based on Gore Vidal's best-selling novel, depicting the personal and political turmoil the Lincolns faced during the Civil War years.
A.D. (1985) as Gamaliel
The plot of this miniseries picks up where NBC's 1977 miniseries, "Jesus of Nazareth," left off. Recreating the years following the death of Christ, the narrative depicts the opulence and decadence of Imperial Rome pitted against the activities of a determined group of Judeo-Christians armed only wi
Winds of War, The (1983) as Aaron Jastrow
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
Aspen (1977) as Joseph Merrill Drummond
A chic Colorado ski resort in the '60s is the setting for illicit love, corruption and a sensational murder trial in this melodrama woven together from two novels (actually the title of one, the plot of the other) and subsequently spiced up with a new, more intriguing title the second time around. I

Cast (short)

A look into the filming of 'Lust for Life'- the story of Vincent Van Gogh

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