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      Joseph Pevney

      Joseph Pevney

      Highest Rated: 92% Body and Soul (1947)

      Lowest Rated: 89% Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)

      Birthday: Sep 15, 1911

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      After a moderately-successful career as a film actor, Joseph Pevney switched to directing and subsequently helmed over 90 productions, including movies and episodes of well-known television shows. His earliest credits were crime films--Pevney managed a prolific run of several films per-year throughout the '50s, and he also directed Joan Crawford in the camp classic "Female on the Beach" and James Cagney in the touching Lon Chaney biopic "Man of a Thousand Faces." By the early '60s, he was directing episodes of such classic television programs as "The New Breed," "Going My Way," "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour," and "The Munsters." Pevney would also helm a number of episodes of "Bonanza" and "Star Trek," eventually tying for directing the most Trek episodes, including the beloved "The Immunity Syndrome," "The City on the Edge of Forever," and "The Trouble With Tribbles." He continued directing television throughout the '70s and early '80s, including "The Incredible Hulk," "The Paper Chase," and the mini-series "How the West Was Won." Pevney also helmed a number of episodes of the medical dramas "Marcus Welby, M.D." and "Trapper John, M.D.," the latter being the final show he worked on.

      Highest rated movies

      92% Body and Soul

      Photos

      BODY AND SOUL, from left: Lloyd Gough, John Garfield, Lilli Palmer, Hazel Brooks, William Conrad, Joseph Pevney, 1947 NOCTURNE, Joseph Pevney, 1946 THE STREET WITH NO NAME, Mark Stevens, Donald Buka, Joseph Pevney, 1948. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. THE STREET WITH NO NAME, Barbara Lawrence, Joan Blair, Joseph Pevney, 1948. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. THE STREET WITH NO NAME, Richard Widmark, Joseph Pevney, Mark Stevens, 1948. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. THE STREET WITH NO NAME, Richard Widmark, Donald Buka, Joseph Pevney, 1948. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. THE STREET WITH NO NAME, from left, Richard Widmark, Joseph Pevney, 1948, TM & Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp THE STREET WITH NO NAME, Mark Stevens, Richard Widmark, Joan Blair, Joseph Pevney, Donald Buka, 1948. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. BODY AND SOUL, John Garfield, 1947 BODY AND SOUL, John Garfield, 1947

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 40% Mysterious Island of Beautiful Women Director - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cadaver in the Clutter Director - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Is the Black Dahlia? Director - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet All My Darling Daughters' Anniversary Director - 1973
      No Score Yet 55% The Night of the Grizzly Director - 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait of a Mobster Director - 1961
      No Score Yet 12% The Crowded Sky Director - 1960
      No Score Yet 14% The Plunderers Director - 1960
      No Score Yet 49% Cash McCall Director - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Destination Space Director - 1959
      No Score Yet 49% Torpedo Run Director - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Twilight for the Gods Director - 1958
      89% 78% Man of a Thousand Faces Director - 1957
      No Score Yet 83% Tammy and the Bachelor Director - 1957
      No Score Yet 60% Istanbul Director - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Midnight Story Director - 1957
      No Score Yet 59% Away All Boats Director - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Congo Crossing Director - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Foxfire Director - 1955
      No Score Yet 45% Female on the Beach Director - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Six Bridges to Cross Director - 1955
      No Score Yet 47% Three Ring Circus Director - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Yankee Pasha Director - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Playgirl Director - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Back to God's Country Director - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet It Happens Every Thursday Director - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Desert Legion Director - 1953
      No Score Yet 75% Flesh and Fury Director - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Because of You Director - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Across the Street Director - 1952
      No Score Yet 57% Meet Danny Wilson Director - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Man Director - 1951
      No Score Yet 33% The Strange Door Director - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Air Cadet Director - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lady From Texas Director - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shakedown Keller the Reporter (Character),
      Director
      - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Undercover Girl Director - 1950
      92% 88% Body and Soul Shorty Polaski (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 47% Nocturne Ned "Fingers" Ford (Character) - 1946

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Director 1979-1981 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie Director 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Director 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet How the West Was Won Director 1979
      No Score Yet 76% Incredible Hulk Director 1978-1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Director 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Director 1977-1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Executive Suite Director 1976-1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Petrocelli Director 1974-1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D. Director 1973-1974 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Director 1968-1969 1971-1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Adam-12 Director 1969-1970
      80% 89% Star Trek Director 1967-1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Director 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 O'Clock High Director 1966
      83% 91% The Munsters Director 1964-1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Director 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Director 1962-1965
      No Score Yet 41% Bewitched Director 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Director 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bus Stop Director 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Director 1959-1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Staccato Director 1959