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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4 Print Biographies |
1 Interview |
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Don | Donald Siegel | Allen Smithee
5' 9" (1.75 m)
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[on editing] If you shake a movie, ten minutes will fall out.
Was eager to direct movies as early as 1942, but his contract with Warner Brothers kept him restricted to doing editing and montage sequences. Studio chief Jack L. Warner
refused to let Siegel out of his contract because he wanted to utilize his exceptional montage skills.
Known for his extensive preparation and highly efficient shooting style, which were the main influence on the directing style of his protege, Clint Eastwood