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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Did You Know?
On The Verdict
(1946), I was working with Sydney Greenstreet
, who knew every period, every comma, every dotted "i" in the script, and the only thing he would beg was that his lines should not be changed. Peter Lorre
would walk on the set, and his first remark would be, not "What picture am I doing?" or "What scene am I doing?", but "What studio am I in? What country am I in?" Apparently, he'd ...
Siegel and screenwriter Stephen Geller
(The Valachi Papers
(1972)) once collaborated on a script of "The First Deadly Sin" (based on the novel), to be directed by Siegel. The project fell through, however, and a different version was filmed several years later.
His films were frequently interpreted as having controversial, right-wing political or sociological undertone, which Siegel never commented on