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.
1 Biographical Movie |
4 Print Biographies |
1 Interview |
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Don | Donald Siegel | Allen Smithee
5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Most of my pictures, I'm sorry to say, are about nothing. Because I'm a whore. I work for money. It's the American way.
He was asked by Richard Widmark
to take over the direction of Death of a Gunfighter
(1969) from original director Robert Totten
. Widmark had Totten fired a week before filming was completed. Siegel finished the film, but refused credit because he felt the film was Totten's, and that he himself had contributed little. Totten refused to take credit because he had been fired. The Directors Guild ...
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