Produced and directed the pilot for The Legend of Jesse James
(1965). When the series was picked up, Siegel became the series' producer but did not direct any episodes.
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Don | Donald Siegel | Allen Smithee
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I think in America I'm looked upon as the equivalent of a European director -- which is quite laughable. I've never had a personal publicity man working for me. So all this came out of the blue -- all this publicity. The cult was not engineered. It festered, in a sense. And erupted. And it did me a lot of good.
During filming of Dirty Harry
(1971), Siegel fell ill with the flu, and Clint Eastwood
stepped in temporarily as director, during a critical scene involving a suicide jumper. This was Eastwood's first unbilled credit as director.
Strong male characters and scheming female characters (if there were any major female characters in the stories at all), frequently leading to charges of misogyny