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 was the first director to be credited by the Director's Guild of America's universal pseudonym Alan Smithee
, for Death of a Gunfighter
(1969). Siegel wished to remain uncredited because he felt the film's star, Richard Widmark
, ruined the picture by insisting on creative control that usurped Siegel's authority as director, and also because Widmark had fired original director Robert Totten
Frequently cast Clint Eastwood