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Francisco Day (1907–1995)

Francisco "Chico" Day, brother of actor Gilbert Roland, was the first Mexican-American to become a member of the Directors Guild of America, and was honored as such in 1995 by the DGA Latino Committee. Being bilingual, he was often the First Assistant Director or Production Manager of choice for big Hollywood studio films shooting on location in ... See full bio »

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The Ten Commandments
The Ten Commandments Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patton Production Manager
One-Eyed Jacks
One-Eyed Jacks Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Seconds Second Unit Director or Assistant Director


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 1981 The Day the Loving Stopped (TV Movie) (assistant director)
 1978 Matilda (first assistant director - as Chico Day)
 1977 One on One (assistant director - as Chico Day)
 1967 Savage Justice (assistant director)
 1966 The Last of the Secret Agents? (assistant director)
 1966 Seconds (assistant director)
 1965 The Fool Killer (assistant director)
 1962 Escape from Zahrain (second unit director)
 1961 Battle at Bloody Beach (assistant director)
 1961 The Last Time I Saw Archie (assistant director - as Chico Day)
 1961 One-Eyed Jacks (assistant director)
 1958 The Buccaneer (assistant director)
 1958 Teacher's Pet (assistant director)
 1957 Omar Khayyam (assistant director)
 1957 The Buster Keaton Story (assistant director)
 1956 The Ten Commandments (assistant director)
 1956 That Certain Feeling (assistant director)
 1955 Run for Cover (assistant director)
 1954 The Country Girl (assistant director)
 1954 The Bridges at Toko-Ri (assistant director)
 1954 Elephant Walk (assistant director)
 1954 Knock on Wood (assistant director)
 1953 Little Boy Lost (assistant director)
 1953 Pony Express (assistant director)
 1952 Anything Can Happen (assistant director - uncredited)
 1951 Rhubarb (assistant director - as Chico Day)
 1951 Darling, How Could You! (assistant director - as Chico Day)
 1951 Ace in the Hole (assistant director - uncredited)
 1951 The Redhead and the Cowboy (assistant director - as Chico Day)
 1950 The Furies (assistant director - as Chico Day)
 1950 My Friend Irma Goes West (assistant director)
 1950 Appointment with Danger (assistant director)
 1950 The File on Thelma Jordon (assistant director)
 1949 Samson and Delilah (assistant director - uncredited)
 1949 Streets of Laredo (assistant director)
 1949 Alias Nick Beal (assistant director)
 1948 Whispering Smith (assistant director)
 1948 Isn't It Romantic? (assistant director)
 1948 The Sainted Sisters (assistant director)
 1948 Saigon (assistant director)
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Alternate Names:

Chico Day

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Brother of actor Gilbert Roland.


Day, Francisco 'Chico'

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