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Joel Freeman (I) (1922–2018)


From the original Shaft to Love at First Bite, from Camelot to Soapdish, from top-grossing films to television to the Internet, Joel Freeman has built a reputation that spans over half a century of entertainment history. He was born on June 12, 1922 in Irvington, New Jersey, USA. The son of Louis Freeman, a baker and inventor, and Frances Schary. ... See full bio »

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Known For

Shaft
Shaft Producer
(1971)
The Octagon
The Octagon Producer
(1980)
The Music Man
The Music Man Producer
(1962)
Soapdish
Soapdish Producer
(1991)

Filmography

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 1986 No Dead Heroes (assistant director)
 1964 Rendezvous in Space (Documentary short) (assistant director)
 1960 The Brothers Brannagan (TV Series) (assistant director)
 1959-1960 Man with a Camera (TV Series) (assistant director - 4 episodes)
- Touch-Off (1960) ... (assistant director)
- The Picture War (1960) ... (assistant director)
- The Bride (1959) ... (assistant director)
- The Positive Negative (1959) ... (assistant director)
 1959 Bold Venture (TV Series) (assistant director)
 1959 Tarzan, the Ape Man (assistant director)
 1959 World of Giants (TV Series) (assistant director - 1 episode)
- Special Agent (1959) ... (assistant director)
 1959 The Mating Game (assistant director - uncredited)
 1959 Roadracers (assistant director)
 1957-1959 The Californians (TV Series) (assistant director - 20 episodes)
- The First Gold Brick (1959) ... (assistant director)
- Old Sea Dog (1958) ... (assistant director)
- The Man from Paris (1958) ... (assistant director)
- The Alice Pritchard Case (1958) ... (assistant director)
- Mr. Valejo (1958) ... (assistant director)
 1958 Highway Patrol (TV Series) (assistant director - 1 episode)
- Explosives (1958) ... (assistant director)
 1957 Something of Value (assistant director)
 1957 Hot Summer Night (assistant director)
 1956 MGM Parade (TV Series documentary) (assistant director - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.34 (1956) ... (assistant director)
- Episode #1.33 (1956) ... (assistant director)
- Episode #1.32 (1956) ... (assistant director)
 1956 Tea and Sympathy (assistant director)
 1956 The Fastest Gun Alive (assistant director)
 1956 Ransom! (assistant director)
 1955 It's a Dog's Life (assistant director)
 1955 The Tender Trap (assistant director)
 1955 The Glass Slipper (assistant director - uncredited)
 1955 Blackboard Jungle (assistant director)
 1955 Bad Day at Black Rock (assistant director)
 1954 Green Fire (assistant director)
 1954 Valley of the Kings (assistant director - uncredited)
 1954 The Student Prince (assistant director)
 1954 Men of the Fighting Lady (assistant director)
 1954 Prisoner of War (assistant director)
 1954 Gypsy Colt (assistant director)
 1954 Rose Marie (assistant director - uncredited)
 1954 Tennessee Champ (assistant director - uncredited)
 1954 The Long, Long Trailer (assistant director)
 1953 Easy to Love (assistant director)
 1953 Half a Hero (assistant director)
 1953 The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (assistant director)
 1953 A Slight Case of Larceny (assistant director)
 1953 Dream Wife (assistant director - uncredited)
 1953 Cry of the Hunted (assistant director)
 1953 Jeopardy (assistant director)
 1952 Above and Beyond (assistant director)
 1952 Desperate Search (assistant director)
 1952 Plymouth Adventure (assistant director - uncredited)
 1952 The Merry Widow (assistant director - uncredited)
 1952 Holiday for Sinners (assistant director - uncredited)
 1952 You for Me (assistant director)
 1952 Glory Alley (assistant director - uncredited)
 1952 The Sellout (assistant director - uncredited)
 1952 Invitation (assistant director - uncredited)
 1951 It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (assistant director - uncredited)
 1951 Callaway Went Thataway (assistant director - uncredited)
 1951 The Tall Target (assistant director - uncredited)
 1951 Strictly Dishonorable (assistant director - uncredited)
 1951 Kind Lady (assistant director - uncredited)
 1950 Pagan Love Song (assistant director - uncredited)
 1950 The Magnificent Yankee (assistant director)
 1950 Summer Stock (assistant director - uncredited)
 1950 The Next Voice You Hear... (assistant director - uncredited)
 1950 The Reformer and the Redhead (assistant director - uncredited)
 1950 Black Hand (assistant director - uncredited)
 1949 Adam's Rib (assistant director - uncredited)
 1949 Easy Living (assistant director - uncredited)
 1949 Neptune's Daughter (assistant director)
 1949 The Set-Up (assistant director - uncredited)
 1949 Brothers in the Saddle (assistant director - uncredited)
 1948 Blood on the Moon (assistant director - uncredited)
 1948 Station West (assistant director - uncredited)
 1948 Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (assistant director - uncredited)
 1947 The Paradine Case (assistant director - uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Joel D. Freeman
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