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Director, Don Siegel, was born Donald Siegel on Oct 26, 1912 in Chicago, IL. Siegel died at the age of 78 on Apr 20, 1991 in Nipomo, CA .

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reblog: ’s The Killers

By John Grant on Sep 10, 2019 From Noirish

***A tremendous account by J.D. Lafrance of ?s classic hardboiled movie. Wonders in the Dark By J.D. Lafrance The first feature-length adaptation of Ernest Hemingway?s short story, ?The Killers? was directed by Robert Siodmak in 1946 and featured a young Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner... Read full article


Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on May 6, 2019 From The Stop Button

The longest continuous stretch of Invasion of the Body Snatchers is about fifteen minutes (the film runs eighty). Small California city doctor Kevin McCarthy and his long-lost lady friend Dana Wynter have just spent the night holed up in his office, hiding from their neighbors, who have all been rep... Read full article


Dirty Harry (1971, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Feb 2, 2018 From The Stop Button

Dirty Harry only has one significant problem. It has a bunch of little problems, but it gets past those?sometimes manipulatively, sometimes just nimbly thanks to director Siegel and star Clint Eastwood?but the big one. It can?t overcome the third act. Villain Andy Robinson (I can?t forget to talk ab... Read full article


The Beguiled (1971, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Dec 1, 2017 From The Stop Button

While The Beguiled is a thriller, the film keeps the thrills exceptionally grounded. The film?s set during the Civil War, with wounded Yankee sniper Clint Eastwood taking refuge at a girls school in Confederate territory. The school is quite literally set aside from the war. The war is outside the g... Read full article


Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 16, 2017 From The Stop Button

Two Mules for Sister Sara opens playfully. Then it gets serious. Then it gets playful. Then it gets serious. Then it gets playful. Director Siegel never lets it keep one tone for too long, not until the end, when he shows what happens when you take it all too seriously. After a hundred minutes of oc... Read full article


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Don Siegel Facts
In Charley Varrick (1973) and Telefon (1977), a yellow Lincoln Continental sedan is used as part of a major plot in the film. In both films, the Continental sedan is involved in a front-end collision and subsequently totalled.

Siegel was the first director to be credited by the Director's Guild of America's universal pseudonym Alan Smithee, for Death of a Gunfighter (1969). Siegel wished to remain uncredited because he felt the film's star, Richard Widmark, ruined the picture by insisting on creative control that usurped Siegel's authority as director, and also because Widmark had fired original director Robert Totten, who completed most of the picture, and Siegel felt that if anyone should be credited for the film it should have been Totten and not him.

Father of actor Kristoffer Tabori, born 1952

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