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 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 producer Walter Wanger
had been desperately trying to persuade the warden of San Quentin Prison to allow the use of the facility to film Riot in Cell Block 11
(1954), but the warden had adamantly refused. After the final meeting in the prison, when the warden had said there was nothing Siegel or Wanger could do to persuade him to allow filming there, Siegel turned to speak to his ...
His films were frequently interpreted as having controversial, right-wing political or sociological undertone, which Siegel never commented on