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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1 Interview |
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Don | Donald Siegel | Allen Smithee
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[on Walter Matthau
] One of the funniest men I ever worked with and didn't understand a thing about the movie [Charley Varrick
(1973)] at all. When I showed him the first cut all he said was, "Well, I got to admit it's a picture but can anyone tell me what the hell it's all about?"
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