34 FILMS OF DON SIEGEL, Director ( 1912 - 1991)by milam_ogden | created - 25 Oct 2015 | updated - 25 Oct 2015 | Public
God smiled on this date in 1912 when Don Siegel was born in Chicago, IL. Over a career of 36 years, Siegel directed 34 feature films.
The major genres were: drama (22); thriller (11); and crime/film noir (25).
The IMDb rating numbers are:
Mode - 6.6, 7.1 (4) Median - 6.6 Mean - 6.5
He was one of my favorite directors and really enjoy watching his crime-oriented movies.
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3. The Big Steal (1949)
Approved | 71 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Romance
An army lieutenant accused of robbery pursues the real thief on a frantic chase through Mexico aided by the thief's fiancee.
a mediocre film noir moie
5. No Time for Flowers (1952)
83 min | Comedy
A young girl's loyalty to the Communist Party is tested in Prague when she falls in love with an attachÃ© who has just arrived from the United States.
7. China Venture (1953)
Approved | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, War
An American patrol was sent during World War II to the south of China which was occupied by Japanese troops with the order to rescue a prisoner of the Chinese guerilla.
8. Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954)
Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Fed up with the inhumane prison living conditions, a general prison riot breaks out, leading to hostage-taking, a stand-off with the guards and eventual negotiations with the prison administration officials.
9. Private Hell 36 (1954)
Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
When 2 detectives steal $80,000 from a dead robber, one of them suffers from a guilty conscience which could lead to murder.
a very good film noir classic
11. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.
highest IMDb rating = 7.8
12. Crime in the Streets (1956)
Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Social worker tries to befriend local slum gang.
pretty good film noir movie
13. Spanish Affair (1957)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama
An American architect traveling in Madrid falls in love with his interpreter but is faced by a jealous lover who follows them.
14. Baby Face Nelson (1957)
Approved | 85 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
George "Babyface" Nelson became one of the most important gangsters of 1930's Chicago by making brutal robberies. In order to compete with Al Capone, he allied himself with John Dillinger.
15. The Lineup (1958)
Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
In San Francisco, a psychopathic gangster and his mentor retrieve heroin packages carried by unsuspecting travelers.
a very good film noir classic
17. Edge of Eternity (1959)
Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In the 1950s, Arizona Deputy Sheriff Les Martin is pressured by his community to solve a string of mysterious murders around a mining ghost town in the Grand Canyon.
19. Flaming Star (1960)
Approved | 101 min | Western
When fighting breaks out between two cultures in West Texas, the mixed-blood Pacer tries to act as a peacemaker, but the "flaming star of death" pulls him irrevocably into the deadly violence.
Votes: 2,647 | Gross: $0.00M
21. The Killers (1964)
Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Surprised that their contract victim didn't try to run away from them, two professional hit men try to find out who hired them and why.
an adequate remake of the 1946 classic
22. Madigan (1968)
TV-14 | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In New York City's Spanish Harlem, detectives Madigan and Bonaro are given 72 hours by their superior to capture a hoodlum wanted for homicide in Brooklyn.
23. Coogan's Bluff (1968)
R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
An Arizona deputy goes to New York City to escort a fugitive back into custody.
Clint Eastwood really helped Siegel's career
24. Death of a Gunfighter (1969)
M | 94 min | Western
A Texas town's council fires the town's old-fashioned marshal who refuses to resign, thus leading to violence from both sides.
a very good western
25. Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
GP | 116 min | Adventure, Romance, War
Nun Sara is on the run in Mexico and is saved from cowboys by Hogan, who is preparing for a future mission to capture a French fort. The pair become good friends, but Sara never does tell him the true reason behind her being outlawed.
26. The Beguiled (1971)
R | 105 min | Drama, Thriller, War
While imprisoned in a Confederate girls' boarding school, an injured Union soldier cons his way into each of the lonely women's hearts, causing them to turn on each other, and eventually, on him.
a mediocre Eastwood vehicle
27. Dirty Harry (1971)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
When a mad man calling himself 'the Scorpio Killer' menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath.
the seminal Clint Eastwood vehicle
31. Telefon (1977)
PG | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A Russian officer is sent to USA to try and stop sleeper agents who will mindlessly attack government entities when they hear certain coded words.
32. Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
PG | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from one of the most infamous prisons in the world.
Votes: 100,632 | Gross: $43.00M
another Eastwood vehicle - a good prison flick
33. Rough Cut (1980)
PG | 112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Two sophisticated jewel thieves join forces to steal $30 million in uncut jewels. Despite a continuous exchange of quips they eventually become romantically involved.
34. Jinxed! (1982)
R | 103 min | Comedy
Harold, a professional gambler, and his girlfriend Bonita, a lounge singer, follow Willie, a young blackjack dealer, around the western U.S. Harold has a jinx on Willie and can't lose with ... See full summary »
Votes: 828 | Gross: $2.87M
lowest IMDb rating for Siegel - 4.5