Leslie Stevens (I) (1924–1998)


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Leslie Stevens IV was a Navy brat. The son of Adm. Leslie Stevens made his mark first on Broadway, where his play, "The Marriage Go-Round", was a hit. He eventually wrote the screenplay for a movie version in 1960. After adapting Gore Vidal's "The Left-Handed Gun" to the screen in 1959, Stevens produced a low-budget melodrama, Private Property (... See full bio »

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Stoney Burke Writer
(1962-1963)
(1968-1969)
(1975-1976)

Filmography

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 2022 Private Property (1960 screenplay) (post-production)
 1995-2002 The Outer Limits (TV Series) (created by - 152 episodes)
- Human Trials (2002) ... (creator - uncredited)
- The Human Factor (2002) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Dark Child (2002) ... (creator - uncredited)
- The Tipping Point (2001) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Lion's Den (2001) ... (creator - uncredited)
 1994 Gordy (screenplay)
 1991 Return to the Blue Lagoon (screenplay)
 1985 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (play: The Marriage Go Round - 1 episode)
- Adieu Prudence (1985) ... (play: The Marriage Go Round)
 1984 Sheena (story)
  Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV Series) (developed for television by - 24 episodes, 1979 - 1981) (written by - 1 episode, 1979)
- The Dorian Secret (1981) ... (creator)
- Testimony of a Traitor (1981) ... (creator)
- The Hand of the Goral (1981) ... (creator)
- Shgoratchx! (1981) ... (creator)
- The Satyr (1981) ... (creator)
 1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (written by)
 1976 Riding with Death (TV Movie) (created for television by) / (written by)
  Gemini Man (TV Mini Series) (created for television by - 4 episodes, 1976) (writer - 1 episode, 1976) (written by - 1 episode, 1976)
- Targets (1976) ... (created for television by)
- Escape Hatch (1976) ... (writer)
- Run Sam, Run (1976) ... (created for television by)
- Night Train to Dallas (1976) ... (created for television by)
- Smithereens (1976) ... (created for television by)
  The Invisible Man (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1975 - 1976) (story - 1 episode, 1976) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1976)
- An Attempt to Save Face (1976) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Power Play (1976) ... (writer)
- Eyes Only (1975) ... (writer)
 1974 Fer-de-Lance (TV Movie) (written by)
  Search (TV Series) (creator - 23 episodes, 1972 - 1973) (writer - 5 episodes, 1972)
- The Packagers (1973) ... (creator)
- Suffer My Child (1973) ... (creator)
- Ends of the Earth (1973) ... (creator)
- Moment of Madness (1973) ... (creator)
- The Mattson Papers (1973) ... (creator)
 1973 I Love a Mystery (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1972 Probe (TV Movie) (creator) / (written by)
 1967-1970 The Virginian (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Follow the Leader (1970) ... (writer)
- Lady at the Bar (1970) ... (writer)
- The Best Man (1970) ... (writer)
- Lady of the House (1967) ... (writer)
- The Modoc Kid (1967) ... (writer)
 1970 The Aquarians (TV Movie)
  McCloud (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1970) (story - 1 episode, 1970) (written by - 1 episode, 1970)
- Walk in the Dark (1970) ... (screenplay) / (story)
  The Name of the Game (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1968 - 1969) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1968)
- The Incomparable Connie Walker (1969) ... (written by)
- The Black Answer (1968) ... (written by)
- Collectors' Edition (1968) ... (teleplay)
  It Takes a Thief (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1968) (writer - 2 episodes, 1968)
- When Thieves Fall In (1968) ... (written by)
- A Very Warm Reception (1968) ... (written by)
- It Takes One to Know One (1968) ... (writer)
- A Thief Is a Thief (1968) ... (writer)
 1967 Mi mujer, la sueca y yo (story)
 1966 Incubus (written by)
 1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Nightmare (1966) ... (writer)
 1966 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Frank Merriwell (1966) ... (writer)
 1965 The War Lord (play "The Lovers")
  The Outer Limits (TV Series) (created by - 49 episodes, 1963 - 1965) (written by - 4 episodes, 1963 - 1964)
- The Probe (1965) ... (creator - uncredited)
- The Premonition (1965) ... (creator - uncredited)
- The Brain of Colonel Barham (1965) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Counterweight (1964) ... (creator - uncredited)
- The Duplicate Man (1964) ... (creator - uncredited)
 1964 Mr. Kingston (TV Movie) (creator)
 1964 Fanfare for a Death Scene (TV Movie) (creator)
  Stoney Burke (TV Series) (3 episodes, 1962) (writer - 7 episodes, 1962 - 1963) (written by - 1 episode, 1963)
- The Journey (1963) ... (writer)
- The Weapons Man (1963) ... (writer)
- Point of Entry (1963) ... (written by)
- The Scavenger (1962)
- Sidewinder (1962)
 1962 Hero's Island (dramatist)
 1961 The Marriage-Go-Round (play) / (written by)
 1960 The Iron Horseman (TV Movie) (written by)
 1960 Private Property (dramatist)
 1960 Five Fingers (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Counterfeit (1960) ... (story)
  Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes, 1957 - 1959) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1959) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1958) (script - 1 episode, 1958) (writer - 1 episode, 1958)
- Made in Japan (1959) ... (written by)
- The Second Man (1959) ... (teleplay)
- Rumors of Evening (1958) ... (adaptation)
- Portrait of a Murderer (1958) ... (script)
- The Violent Heart (1958) ... (writer)
 1958 Studio One (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Image of Fear (1958) ... (story)
 1958 Decision (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Virginian (1958) ... (writer)
 1958 The Left Handed Gun (screenplay)
 1957 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Crescendo (1957) ... (writer)
 1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Duel (1957) ... (writer)
 1956 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Bloomer Girl (1956) ... (teleplay)
  Four Star Playhouse (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1955) (story - 1 episode, 1955)
- Award (1955) ... (screenplay) / (story)
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Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Produced a pilot for a western series to be called "The Magnificent Seven", based on the hit film The Magnificent Seven (1960). See more »

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Shakti Chen  (his death) | See more »
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Trivia:

In November of 2020, McFarland Books published a trade paperback entitled Leslie Stevens Goes to Hollywood. The book is primarily concerned with Stevens' early years in show business and the making of Private Property.

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