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James Neilson (I) (1909–1979)

James Neilson was born on October 1, 1909 in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. He was a director and actor, known for General Electric Theater (1953), Night Passage (1957) and Summer Magic (1963). He died on December 9, 1979 in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

General Electric Theater
(1954-1959)
Night Passage
Night Passage Director
(1957)
Summer Magic
Summer Magic Director
(1963)

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 1973 Tom Sawyer (TV Movie)
 1973 Circle of Fear (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Death's Head (1973)
 1970-1972 Adam-12 (TV Series) (19 episodes)
- Who Won? (1972)
- Backup 1-L20 (1972)
 1971-1972 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1970-1971 Ironside (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Class of '57 (1971)
- Lesson in Terror (1971)
 1971 Longstreet (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1970 The High Chaparral (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1960-1970 Bonanza (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Wagon (1970)
- The Savage (1960)
- The Hopefuls (1960)
- The Mission (1960)
 1970 The Virginian (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1969 Bracken's World (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967 We'll Take Manhattan (TV Movie)
 1967 The World: Color It Happy (TV Movie) (segments "Storm Island", "The Neighbors")
 1966 Batman (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1966 The Fugitive (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1963 Johnny Shiloh (TV Movie)
 1959-1961 The Lawless Years (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Triple Cross (1961)
- Artie Moon (1961)
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Mortal Coil (1961)
 1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Little Big Mouth (1961)
 1961 Zorro (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1961 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Busy People (1961)
 1960 Tate (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Lethal Pride (1960)
 1960 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Beached (1960)
- Passage to Tua (1960)
 1960 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1959-1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Wall Between (1959)
- The Pledge (1959)
 1960 Pony Express (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Killer (1960)
 1959 Law of the Plainsman (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Calculated Risk (1959)
 1959 The Rifleman (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Coward (1959)
- The Blowout (1959)
 1959 The Detectives (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Decoy (1959)
 1959 Wagon Train (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Last Man (1959)
 1959 Shotgun Slade (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Salted Mine (1959)
 1957-1959 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- The Salted Mine (1959)
- Bitter Parting (1957)
- High Barrier (1957)
- Smarty (1957)
 1954-1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (16 episodes)
- Deed of Mercy (1959)
- The Stone (1959)
- The Castaway (1958)
 1958-1959 M Squad (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Third Shadow (1959)
- The Refugee (1958)
- Shot in the Dark (1958)
 1958 Cimarron City (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1958 Lux Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1958 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Rapunzel (1958)
 1958 Buckskin (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1956-1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (12 episodes)
- The Safe Place (1958)
- On the Nose (1958)
- The Equalizer (1958)
- The Percentage (1958)
 1958 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1958 Studio 57 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Take Five (1958)
 1957-1958 Suspicion (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Meeting in Paris (1958)
- Rainy Day (1957)
- The Flight (1957)
 1957 The Restless Gun (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Rink (1957)
 1957 Boots and Saddles (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Obsession (1957)
 1957 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Two Cartridges (1957)
 1957 The George Sanders Mystery Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1952-1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series) (41 episodes)
- Singapore (1957)
- Measure of Faith (1956)
 1956-1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1955-1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- Girl at Large (1956)
- Red Horse Hamber (1955)
- Known But to God (1955)
 1956 Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series) (1 episode)
- High Tor (1956)
 1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1955 The Ray Milland Show (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Be Bop (1955)
- The Robbery (1955)
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- To Kill a Man (1955)
 1954 For the Defense (TV Movie)
 1954 Father Knows Best (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1954 Janet Dean, Registered Nurse (TV Series) (33 episodes)
- The Winters Case (1954)
- The Walsh Case (1954)
- The Waldo Case (1954)
- The Talbot Case (1954)
- The Sloane Case (1954)
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Flight from Home (1953)
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James D. Neilson
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American war photographer, who became a prolific director of episodic television from the mid-1950's. He graduated to feature films having joined the Disney Organisation in the late 50's.

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