Norman Tokar


Director

About

Birth Place
Newark, New Jersey, USA
Born
November 25, 1919
Died
April 06, 1979

Biography

Over the course of his entertainment career as director, Norman Tokar was the leading force behind many successful films. Early on, Tokar directed various television shows, such as "Leave It to Beaver" (1957-1963) and "The Donna Reed Show" (ABC, 1958-1966). In addition to his other work, at this time Tokar directed a few films such as "A Tiger Walks" (1964) and the Brian Keith adaptat...

Biography

Over the course of his entertainment career as director, Norman Tokar was the leading force behind many successful films. Early on, Tokar directed various television shows, such as "Leave It to Beaver" (1957-1963) and "The Donna Reed Show" (ABC, 1958-1966). In addition to his other work, at this time Tokar directed a few films such as "A Tiger Walks" (1964) and the Brian Keith adaptation "Those Calloways" (1964). He continued to work in film in the sixties, directing motion pictures like the Dean Jones comedy "The Ugly Dachsund" (1966), "Follow Me, Boys!" (1966) with Fred MacMurray and the Fred MacMurray comedy adaptation "Happiest Millionaire" (1967). He also appeared in "The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit" (1968) with Dean Jones. In the latter part of his career, Tokar continued his focus on film, directing the drama "Where the Red Fern Grows" (1974) with James Whitmore, the Bill Bixby comedy "The Apple Dumpling Gang" (1975) and the comedy "No Deposit, No Return" (1976) with David Niven. He also appeared in "Candleshoe" (1977). Tokar last directed the fantastical comedy "The Cat From Outer Space" (1978) with Ken Berry. Tokar passed away in April 1979 at the age of 60.

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Candleshoe (1977) - Open, Casey Street urchin Casey Brown (Jodie Foster) shows off hoop skills and a gift for trickery in t the opening credits of Disney's Candleshoe, 1977, also starring Helen Hayes, David Niven and Leo McKern.
Candleshoe (1977) - And A Red Ferrari L-A orphan Casey (Jodie Foster), discovered by an enterprising associate of con-man Harry Bundage's (Leo McKern) hears his pitch, then bargains for her end, early in Disney's Candleshoe, 1977.
Candleshoe (1977) - Two Teeny Weeny Lumps Con man Bundage (Leo McKern) and his recruited partner Casey (Jodie Foster) in their first meeting with their mark, the maybe-dotty Lady St. Edmund (Helen Hayes), her butler Priory (David Niven) already onto their game, in Disney's Candleshoe, 1977.
Candleshoe (1977) - You've Become Tiresome And Crotchety Butler Priory (David Niven) is forced into a quick change from his identity as the gardener Gipping in order to preserve appearances for Lady St. Edmund (Helen Hayes), Jodie Foster and the other kids helping, in Disney's Candleshoe, 1977.
Apple Dumpling Gang, The - Moonridge Mine The kids' (Stacy Manning, Clay O'Brien and Brad Savage) misadventures at an abandoned mine force their gambler-guardian Donovan (Bill Bixby) to surrender his winnings in The Apple Dumpling Gang, 1975.
Apple Dumpling Gang, The - Posse After Us! Amos (Tim Conway) mistakes the kids (Clay O'Brien, Brad Savage and Stacy Manning) for a posse, prompting a poignant moment with partner Theodore (Don Knotts) in Disney's The Apple Dumpling Gang, 1975.
Apple Dumpling Gang, The - Piece Of Cake Amos (Tim Conway) and Theodore (Don Knotts) are casing the bank and planning their heist when Sheriff McCoy (Harry Morgan) happens by in Disney's The Apple Dumpling Gang, 1975.

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