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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1. The Verdict (1982)

R | 129 min | Drama

77 Metascore

A lawyer sees the chance to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden, James Mason

Votes: 31,060 | Gross: $54.00M

2. Night Unto Night (1949)

Approved | 84 min | Drama, Romance

A scientist haunted by the incurable illness epilepsy meets a beautiful woman haunted by the voice of her dead husband.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Viveca Lindfors, Broderick Crawford, Rosemary DeCamp

Votes: 281

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.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, William Bendix, Patric Knowles

Votes: 3,522

a mediocre film noir moie

4. The Duel at Silver Creek (1952)

Approved | 77 min | Western

Marshal Tyrone and the Silver Kid form an uneasy alliance against a gang of claim jumpers.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Audie Murphy, Faith Domergue, Stephen McNally, Susan Cabot

Votes: 1,047

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 attaché who has just arrived from the United States.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Viveca Lindfors, Paul Hubschmid, Ludwig Stössel, Adrienne Gessner

Votes: 12

6. Count the Hours! (1953)

Passed | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Lawyer defends migrant worker falsely accused of two murders.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Teresa Wright, Macdonald Carey, Dolores Moran, Adele Mara

Votes: 390

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.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Barry Sullivan, Jocelyn Brando, Leo Gordon

Votes: 65

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.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Neville Brand, Emile Meyer, Frank Faylen, Leo Gordon

Votes: 1,350

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.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Ida Lupino, Steve Cochran, Howard Duff, Dean Jagger

Votes: 946

a very good film noir classic

10. An Annapolis Story (1955)

Approved | 81 min | Drama

Two brothers, enrolled at the U.S. Naval Academy on the verge of the Korean War, fall in love with the same girl.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: John Derek, Diana Lynn, Kevin McCarthy, Alvy Moore

Votes: 93

11. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

92 Metascore

A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan

Votes: 39,331

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.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: John Cassavetes, Sal Mineo, James Whitmore, Mark Rydell

Votes: 900

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.

Directors: Luis Marquina, Don Siegel | Stars: Carmen Sevilla, Richard Kiley, José Guardiola, Jesús Tordesillas

Votes: 48

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.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Carolyn Jones, Cedric Hardwicke, Leo Gordon

Votes: 472

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.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Eli Wallach, Robert Keith, Richard Jaeckel, Mary LaRoche

Votes: 2,007

a very good film noir classic

16. The Gun Runners (1958)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

The Cuban misadventures of a Florida smuggler, at the time of the Cuban Revolution.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Audie Murphy, Eddie Albert, Patricia Owens, Everett Sloane

Votes: 419

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.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Victoria Shaw, Mickey Shaughnessy, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 562

18. Hound-Dog Man (1959)

Unrated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

Add a Plot

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Fabian, Stuart Whitman, Carol Lynley, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 84

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.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Elvis Presley, Barbara Eden, Steve Forrest, Dolores del Rio

Votes: 2,647 | Gross: $0.00M

20. Hell Is for Heroes (1962)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, War

Small squad must hold off German attack.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Steve McQueen, Bobby Darin, Fess Parker, Harry Guardino

Votes: 5,720

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.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John Cassavetes, Clu Gulager

Votes: 5,682

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.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Inger Stevens, Harry Guardino

Votes: 2,796

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.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Susan Clark, Tisha Sterling

Votes: 13,539

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.

Directors: Don Siegel, Robert Totten | Stars: Richard Widmark, Lena Horne, Carroll O'Connor, David Opatoshu

Votes: 922

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.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine, Manolo Fábregas, Alberto Morin

Votes: 20,325

26. The Beguiled (1971)

R | 105 min | Drama, Thriller, War

66 Metascore

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.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, Elizabeth Hartman, Jo Ann Harris

Votes: 13,531

a mediocre Eastwood vehicle

27. Dirty Harry (1971)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

90 Metascore

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.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni

Votes: 128,209

the seminal Clint Eastwood vehicle

28. Charley Varrick (1973)

PG | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A man, his wife, and their friend, stage a bloody bank robbery, unaware they are stealing money from the Mob.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Walter Matthau, Joe Don Baker, Felicia Farr, Andrew Robinson

Votes: 9,323

29. The Black Windmill (1974)

PG | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A British Agent's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Michael Caine, Donald Pleasence, Delphine Seyrig, Clive Revill

Votes: 2,105

30. The Shootist (1976)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Western

77 Metascore

A dying gunfighter spends his last days looking for a way to die with a minimum of pain and a maximum of dignity.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard, James Stewart

Votes: 19,487 | Gross: $5.99M

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.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Charles Bronson, Lee Remick, Donald Pleasence, Tyne Daly

Votes: 4,481

32. Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

PG | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

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.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom, Jack Thibeau

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.

Directors: Don Siegel, Peter R. Hunt, Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Lesley-Anne Down, David Niven, Timothy West

Votes: 866

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 »

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Bette Midler, Ken Wahl, Rip Torn, Val Avery

Votes: 828 | Gross: $2.87M

lowest IMDb rating for Siegel - 4.5



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