Joseph Pevney


Director
Joseph Pevney

About

Also Known As
Joe Pevney
Birth Place
New York City, New York, USA
Born
September 15, 1911
Died
May 18, 2008
Cause of Death
Age-Related Causes

Biography

After a moderately-successful career as a film actor, Joseph Pevney switched to directing and subsequently helmed over 90 productions, including movies and episodes of well-known television shows. His earliest credits were crime films--Pevney managed a prolific run of several films per-year throughout the '50s, and he also directed Joan Crawford in the camp classic "Female on the Beach" ...

Family & Companions

Mitzi Green
Wife
Actor. Married c. 1942 until her death of cancer in 1969.

Biography

After a moderately-successful career as a film actor, Joseph Pevney switched to directing and subsequently helmed over 90 productions, including movies and episodes of well-known television shows. His earliest credits were crime films--Pevney managed a prolific run of several films per-year throughout the '50s, and he also directed Joan Crawford in the camp classic "Female on the Beach" and James Cagney in the touching Lon Chaney biopic "Man of a Thousand Faces." By the early '60s, he was directing episodes of such classic television programs as "The New Breed," "Going My Way," "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour," and "The Munsters." Pevney would also helm a number of episodes of "Bonanza" and "Star Trek," eventually tying for directing the most Trek episodes, including the beloved "The Immunity Syndrome," "The City on the Edge of Forever," and "The Trouble With Tribbles." He continued directing television throughout the '70s and early '80s, including "The Incredible Hulk," "The Paper Chase," and the mini-series "How the West Was Won." Pevney also helmed a number of episodes of the medical dramas "Marcus Welby, M.D." and "Trapper John, M.D.," the latter being the final show he worked on.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Mysterious Island of Beautiful (1979)
Director
Who Is the Black Dahlia? (1975)
Director
My Darling Daughters' Anniversary (1973)
Director
The Night of the Grizzly (1966)
Director
Portrait of a Mobster (1961)
Director
Elmer Gantry (1960)
2nd Unit Director
The Crowded Sky (1960)
Director
Cash McCall (1960)
Director
The Plunderers (1960)
Director
Twilight for the Gods (1958)
Director
Torpedo Run (1958)
Director
Istanbul (1957)
Director
Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
Director
The Midnight Story (1957)
Director
Tammy and the Bachelor (1957)
Director
Away All Boats (1956)
Director
Congo Crossing (1956)
Director
Female on the Beach (1955)
Director
Foxfire (1955)
Director
3 Ring Circus (1955)
Director
Six Bridges to Cross (1955)
Director
Yankee Pasha (1954)
Director
Playgirl (1954)
Director
It Happens Every Thursday (1953)
Director
Desert Legion (1953)
Director
Back to God's Country (1953)
Director
Meet Danny Wilson (1952)
Director
Because of You (1952)
Director
Flesh and Fury (1952)
Director
Just Across the Street (1952)
Director
The Strange Door (1951)
Director
Iron Man (1951)
Director
Air Cadet (1951)
Director
The Lady from Texas (1951)
Director
Undercover Girl (1950)
Director
Shakedown (1950)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Outside the Wall (1950)
Gus Wormer
Shakedown (1950)
Reporter
Thieves' Highway (1949)
Pete
The Street with No Name (1948)
Matty
Body and Soul (1947)
Shorty Polaski
Nocturne (1946)
[Ned] Fingers [Ford]

Producer (Feature Film)

The Plunderers (1960)
Producer

Director (Special)

Contract For Life: The S.A.D.D. Story (1984)
Director

Life Events

Photo Collections

Female on the Beach - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Female on the Beach - Behind-the-Scenes Photos

Videos

Movie Clip

Foxfire (1955) - What's The Diff? After credits with an eponymous title song (with the lyric written by leading man Jeff Chandler!) promising mining industry melodrama, top-billed Jane Russell encounters car trouble and some sassy Native fellow motorists, in Foxfire, 1955, from the popular novel by Anya Seton.
Torpedo Run (1958) - Good Old Fujiyama Sighting land in their chase after a Japanese battleship, Sloan (Ernest Borgnine) and Commander Doyle (Glenn Ford) elect to surface, with Lt. Foley (Dean Jones) running late, in Torpedo Run, 1958.
Torpedo Run (1958) - Rough On The Skipper Opening scene, clearly tormented submarine Commander Doyle (Glenn Ford) takes out a Japanese ship with one shot, supported by executive officer Sloan (Ernest Borgnine), in Torpedo Run, 1958, from a story by Richard Sale.
Torpedo Run (1958) - I'm A Bad Risk Ending a sequence in which Cmdr. Doyle (Glenn Ford) had to torpedo the transport ship carrying his wife and daughter, because it was used to “screen” a Japanese ship he was obligated to attack, a flashback to his courtship with Jane (Diane Brewster), with his best-buddy Lt. Archie Sloan (Ernest Borgnine), in Torpedo Run, 1958.
3 Ring Circus (1954) - Dig That Crazy Sawdust Out of the Army on the G-I Bill, Dean Martin as Pete is broke and tagging along with Jerry Lewis as “Jerome,” who has a gig as an apprentice lion tamer at a circus, meeting Zsa Zsa Gabor briefly, and getting in trouble, in the Paramount vehicle 3 Ring Circus, 1955.
3 Ring Circus (1954) - Colonel Fritz Schlitz Jerry Lewis is de-mobbed Army private “Jerome,” an aspiring circus clown, who took a gig as an apprentice lion tamer because it was the only G-I Bill opening at the circus, reporting here to lion tamer Schlitz (Sig Ruman), in the Paramount Martin And Lewis vehicle 3 Ring Circus, 1953.
3 Ring Circus (1954) - The Original Queen Bee Dean Martin is Pete, getting his Army buddy Jerome (Jerry Lewis) out of a scrape at the circus they joined on the G-I Bill, then dazzled by trapeze beauty Saadia (Zsa Zsa Gabor), but also relating to ringmaster-owner Jill (Joanne Dru), who’s not so enamored, in 3 Ring Circus, 1953.
Cash McCall (1960) - Space Travel For Children Two scenes introducing second-billed Natalie Wood as Lory, daughter of small-ish Philadelphia manufacturer Austen (Dean Jagger), then his wife, her mother (Linda Watkins), and an un-explained appearance by top-billed title-character James Garner in a sketch, in Cash McCall, 1960.
Cash McCall (1960) - I'm A Thoroughly Vulgar Character First appearance by James Garner in the title role, a corporate raider occupying a well-guarded Philadelphia penthouse, visited by Henry Jones as Clark, who thinks he’s feeling out a potential buyer for a small manufacturing firm he advises, early in Cash McCall, 1966.
Cash McCall (1960) - The Cheapest One I Could Find It’s just been confirmed that tycoon James Garner (title character) and Lory Austen (Natalie Wood) have a history, as she joins her intimidated father (Dean Jagger), who’s interested in selling his manufacturing firm, and shocked when he gets his price, in Cash McCall, 1966.
Tammy And The Bachelor - If You Are Or If You Ain't When pilot Pete (Leslie Nielsen) finally wakes up, Tammy (Debbie Reynolds) is determined to find out whether the pilot she helped rescue from the bayou is married, in Tammy And The Bachelor, 1957.
Tammy And The Bachelor - Brentwood Pride Tammy (Debbie Reynolds), now quasi-orphaned, awakes in a plush bedroom at Brentwood where her bachelor friend Pete (Leslie Nielsen) explains affairs at the estate, in Tammy And The Bachelor, 1957.

Companions

Mitzi Green
Wife
Actor. Married c. 1942 until her death of cancer in 1969.

Bibliography