Daniel Haller


Director

About

Also Known As
Dan Haller, Danny Hiller
Birth Place
Los Angeles, California, USA
Born
September 14, 1929

Biography

Daniel Haller built an impressive career as a director on a variety of films. Haller worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "A Bucket of Blood" (1959) starring Dick Miller, "Diary of a High School Bride" (1959) and "Hot Car Girl" (1958). He also contributed to "I Mobster" (1959), "Machine Gun Kelly" with Charles Bronson (1958) and "Night of the ...

Biography

Daniel Haller built an impressive career as a director on a variety of films. Haller worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "A Bucket of Blood" (1959) starring Dick Miller, "Diary of a High School Bride" (1959) and "Hot Car Girl" (1958). He also contributed to "I Mobster" (1959), "Machine Gun Kelly" with Charles Bronson (1958) and "Night of the Blood Beast" (1958) starring Michael Emmet. In the sixties, Haller devoted his time to various credits, such as "Bikini Beach" with Frankie Avalon (1964), "Pajama Party" (1964) starring Tommy Kirk and "The Comedy of Terrors" with Vincent Price (1964). He also worked on "The Masque of the Red Death" (1964) starring Vincent Price. Shifting to the small screen in more recent years, Haller directed a number of television programs, including "Rosetti and Ryan" (1977-78), "Walking Tall" (NBC, 1980-81) and "Knight Rider" (NBC, 1982-86). Haller more recently worked on "The Highwayman" (NBC, 1987-88).

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Mickey Spillane's Margin For Murder (1981)
Director
The Georgia Peaches (1980)
Director
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)
Director
High Midnight (1979)
Director
Little Mo (1978)
Director
Sunshine Part II (1976)
Director
The Desperate Miles (1975)
Director
Pieces of Dreams (1970)
Director
The Dunwich Horror (1970)
Director
Paddy (1970)
Director
The Wild Racers (1968)
Director
Devil's Angels (1967)
Director
Die, Monster, Die! (1965)
Director

Producer (Feature Film)

Master of the World (1961)
Associate Producer

Art Director (Feature Film)

Thunder Alley (1967)
Art Director
A Time for Killing (1967)
Art Director
The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966)
Art Director
Fireball 500 (1966)
Art Director
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965)
Art Director
Bikini Beach (1964)
Art Director & prod Designer
Pajama Party (1964)
Art Director
The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
Production Design
The Comedy of Terrors (1963)
Art Director-prod Designer
The Terror (1963)
Art Director
Beach Party (1963)
Production Design
Beach Party (1963)
Art Director
The Raven (1963)
Art Director
Operation Bikini (1963)
Art Director
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
Art Director
Diary of a Madman (1963)
Art Director
The Haunted Palace (1963)
Art Director
Panic in Year Zero! (1962)
Art Director
Tower of London (1962)
Art Director
Premature Burial (1962)
Art Director
Tales of Terror (1962)
Art Director
Master of the World (1961)
Production Design
The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
Art Director
The Cat Burglar (1961)
Art Director
Master of the World (1961)
Art Director
The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
Production Design
The Devil's Partner (1961)
Art Director
House of Usher (1960)
Production Design
The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
Art Director
Valley of the Redwoods (1960)
Art Director
The Atomic Submarine (1960)
Art Director
The Girl in Lovers Lane (1960)
Art Director
I, Mobster (1959)
Art Director
Blood and Steel (1959)
Art Director
The Diary of a High School Bride (1959)
Art Director
Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow (1959)
Art Director
Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)
Art Director
A Bucket of Blood (1959)
Art Director
Plunderers of Painted Flats (1959)
Art Director
The Wasp Woman (1959)
Art Director
Tank Commando (1959)
Art Director
War of the Satellites (1958)
Art Director
Hot Car Girl (1958)
Art Director
No Place to Land (1958)
Art Director
Machine-Gun Kelly (1958)
Art Director
Night of the Blood Beast (1958)
Art Director

Art Department (Feature Film)

Panic in Year Zero! (1962)
Set Decoration

Director (Special)

Welcome to Paradise (1984)
Director
The 25th Man (1982)
Director

Life Events

1957

Worked on his first film as a set designer

Videos

Movie Clip

Diary Of A Madman (1963) - And She Laughed French judge Cordier (Vincent Price), worried for his sanity after strange events following his having killed a condemned murderer in self defense, has been advised to resume old habits like sculpting, so he meets Odette (Nancy Kovack), in Diary Of A Madman, 1963, from stories by Guy De Maupassant.
X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes -- (1963) - I'm Closing In On The Gods After a gory prologue, two static shots of a disembodied eyeball, producer and director Roger Corman offers graphics with a Saul Bass inflection, and we meet star Ray Milland as eye-doctor Xavier, Harold J. Stone his skeptical colleague, in X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes, 1963.
X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes -- (1963) - I Can See Through It Driven only by his curiosity, Dr. Xavier (Ray Milland) has persuaded colleague Dr. Brant (Harold J. Stone) to assist, as he tries out his miracle x-ray eyedrops, heretofore used only on animals, on himself, the first special effects, in AIP and Roger Corman’s X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes, 1963.
Devil's Angels(1967) - Hole In The Wall Cody (John Cassavetes), leading the Skulls, Beverly Adams his girl, tells the gang to break down a motorcycle involved in a hit-and-run then, advised by Joel (Maurice McEndree), decides to lead them to a favorite Western hideout, in the biker exploitation feature Devil’s Angels, 1967.
House Of Usher (1960) - I Should Like To See Miss Usher Nice opening by producer-director Roger Corman, Mark Damon as "Winthrop" rides through the day-after site of a convenient Hollywood Hills brush fire they rushed to shoot, meeting butler Bristol (Harry Ellerbe), in the first of Corman's "Poe," features, House Of Usher, 1960, starring Vincent Price.
House Of Usher (1960) - Cut Into My Brain Like Knives The often-vanishing butler (Harry Ebberle) conducts unwelcome Winthrop (Mark Damon) to his first meeting with master Roderick (Vincent Price), soon joined by the sister and fiance` Madeline (Myrna Fahey), in Roger Corman's House Of Usher, (a.k.a. The Fall Of The House Of Usher), 1960.
House Of Usher (1960) - A Plague Of Evil Roderick Usher (Vincent Price) feels the time has come to let his sister's fiance` Winthrop (Mark Damon) know just how nasty the family really is, in Roger Corman's House Of Usher (a.k.a. The Fall Of The House Of Usher), 1960.
Dunwich Horror, The - Completely Wiped Out Nancy (Sandra Dee) doesn't know she's been drugged by Wilbur (Dean Stockwell) so she agrees to stay in the guest room where she has a freaky nightmare in The Dunwich Horror, 1970.
Dunwich Horror, The - Opening A scary fertility rite leads into downright demonic animation for the opening credits from The Dunwich Horror, 1970, starring Sandra Dee and Dean Stockwell, from a story by H.P. Lovecraft.

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