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.
Don | Donald Siegel | Allen Smithee
5' 9" (1.75 m)
Did You Know?
[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?"
In Charley Varrick
(1973) and Telefon
(1977), a yellow Lincoln Continental sedan is used as part of a major plot in the film. In both films, the Continental sedan is involved in a front-end collision and subsequently totalled.
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