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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4 Print Biographies |
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Don | Donald Siegel | Allen Smithee
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I think in America I'm looked upon as the equivalent of a European director--which is quite laughable. I've never had a personal publicity man working for me. So all this came out of the blue--all this publicity. The cult was not engineered. It festered, in a sense. And erupted. And it did me a lot of good.
Was eager to direct movies as early as 1942, but his contract with Warner Brothers kept him restricted to doing editing and montage sequences. Studio chief Jack L. Warner
refused to let Siegel out of his contract because he wanted to utilize his exceptional montage skills.
His films were frequently interpreted as having controversial, right-wing political or sociological undertone, which Siegel never commented on