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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[on Walter Wanger
] He was a rarity among producers. He encouraged creativity. He wasn't only interested in protecting himself, which is what most producers do.
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