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Paul Wurtzel (I) (1921–2014)

Paul Wurtzel was born on June 10, 1921 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was an assistant director and production manager, known for The F.B.I. (1965), The Thin Man (1957) and Barnaby Jones (1973). He died on April 18, 2014 in Hollywood Hills, California. See full bio »

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The F.B.I.
The F.B.I. Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
(1965-1974)
The Thin Man
The Thin Man Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
(1957-1958)
Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
(1973-1980)
I'm Dickens, He's Fenster
I'm Dickens, He's Fenster Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
(1962-1963)

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 1973-1977 Barnaby Jones (TV Series) (assistant director - 17 episodes)
- Gang War (1977) ... (assistant director)
- The Mercenaries (1977) ... (assistant director)
- The Deadly Valentine (1977) ... (assistant director)
- Anatomy of Fear (1977) ... (assistant director)
- Circle of Treachery (1977) ... (assistant director)
 1965-1974 The F.B.I. (TV Series) (assistant director - 80 episodes)
- The Betrayal (1974) ... (assistant director)
- Selkirk's War (1974) ... (assistant director)
- Ransom (1973) ... (assistant director)
- The Bought Jury (1973) ... (assistant director)
- The Killing Truth (1973) ... (assistant director)
 1972 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series) (assistant director - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1972) ... (assistant director)
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series) (assistant director - 9 episodes)
- Moonshot (1967) ... (assistant director)
- Storm (1967) ... (assistant director)
- The Innocent (1967) ... (assistant director)
- Doomsday Minus One (1967) ... (assistant director)
- Nightmare (1967) ... (assistant director)
 1964-1965 12 O'Clock High (TV Series) (assistant director - 16 episodes)
- The Hero (1965) ... (assistant director)
- V for Vendetta (1965) ... (assistant director)
- The Mission (1965) ... (assistant director)
- The Threat (1965) ... (assistant director)
- The Trap (1965) ... (assistant director)
 1963-1964 The Fugitive (TV Series) (assistant director - 14 episodes)
- The End Game (1964) ... (assistant director)
- The Homecoming (1964) ... (assistant director)
- Somebody to Remember (1964) ... (assistant director)
- Flight from the Final Demon (1964) ... (assistant director)
- Rat in a Corner (1964) ... (assistant director)
 1962-1963 I'm Dickens, He's Fenster (TV Series) (assistant director - 21 episodes)
- King Archibald, the First (1963) ... (assistant director)
- Big Opening at the Hospital (1963) ... (assistant director)
- Number One Son (1963) ... (assistant director)
- Kick Me Kate (1963) ... (assistant director)
- Table Tennis, Anyone? (1963) ... (assistant director)
 1961-1962 The New Breed (TV Series) (assistant director - 8 episodes)
- Thousands and Thousands of Miles (1962) ... (assistant director)
- Echoes of Hate (1962) ... (assistant director)
- The Deadlier Sex (1962) ... (assistant director)
- Cross the Little Line (1962) ... (assistant director)
- Lady Killer (1961) ... (assistant director)
 1961 The Tab Hunter Show (TV Series) (assistant director - 1 episode)
- Portia Go Home (1961) ... (assistant director)
 1959 Fibber McGee and Molly (TV Series) (assistant director - 11 episodes)
- The Paint Job (1959) ... (assistant director)
- Molly's Mother (1959) ... (assistant director)
- The Masquerade Party (1959) ... (assistant director)
- Mayor McGee (1959) ... (assistant director)
- The Unwanted Guest (1959) ... (assistant director)
 1958 Macabre (assistant director)
 1957-1958 The Thin Man (TV Series) (assistant director - 32 episodes)
- The Screaming Doll (1958) ... (assistant director)
- The Valley Forger (1958) ... (assistant director)
- Kappa Kappa Kaper (1958) ... (assistant director)
- The Art of Murder (1958) ... (assistant director)
- The Carstadt Man (1958) ... (assistant director)
 1958 Fort Bowie (assistant director)
 1957 The Dalton Girls (assistant director)
 1957 Hell Bound (assistant director)
 1957 Bop Girl Goes Calypso (assistant director)
 1957 Hot Rod Rumble (assistant director)
 1957 War Drums (assistant director)
 1957 Pharaoh's Curse (assistant director)
 1957 Tomahawk Trail (assistant director)
 1957 Voodoo Island (assistant director)
 1956 The Black Sleep (assistant director)
 1956 The Broken Star (assistant director)
 1956 Crime Against Joe (assistant director)
 1956 Revolt at Fort Laramie (assistant director)
 1956 Three Bad Sisters (assistant director - uncredited)
 1954 Dear Phoebe (TV Series) (assistant director - 1 episode)
- The Christmas Show (1954) ... (assistant director)
 1954 The Bob Mathias Story (second assistant director)
 1954 Shield for Murder (assistant director - uncredited)
 1954 Three Young Texans (second assistant director)
 1953 Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (second assistant director - uncredited)
 1953 The Glory Brigade (second assistant director)
 1951 Call Me Mister (assistant director - uncredited)
 1949 Tucson (assistant director)
 1949 Miss Mink of 1949 (assistant director)
 1948 Night Wind (assistant director)
 1948 Fighting Back (assistant director)
 1948 Arthur Takes Over (assistant director)
 1948 Half Past Midnight (assistant director)
 1947 Dangerous Years (assistant director)
 1947 The Invisible Wall (assistant director)
 1947 Second Chance (assistant director)
 1947 The Crimson Key (assistant director)
 1946 Anna and the King of Siam (assistant director - uncredited)
 1943 Jitterbugs (second assistant director - uncredited)
 1942 A-Haunting We Will Go (second assistant director - uncredited)
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Wurtzel talks about working as assistant director on the Bel-Air horror flicks "The Black Sleep" (1956), "Voodoo Island" (1957) and "Pharaoh's Curse" (1957) in the book "A Sci-Fi Swarm and Horror Horde" (McFarland, 2010) by Tom Weaver. See more »

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