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      Paul Wendkos

      Paul Wendkos

      Highest Rated: 80% The Burglar (1957)

      Lowest Rated: 55% Gidget (1959)

      Birthday: Sep 20, 1925

      Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

      Capable technician who directed episodes of TV's "Naked City" and "Mr. Novak" and made several documentaries before moving on to feature work in 1957. Wendkos' first film was "The Burglar," an off-beat film noir which has generated some cult interest, partly thanks to an atypically restrained performance by Jayne Mansfield. Other early features, such as "Angel Baby" (1960), displayed some visual flair but later work was increasingly routine. Since the early 1970s, Wendkos has done the bulk of his directing for TV: among his well-received dramas are "Honor Thy Father" (1973), "79 Park Avenue" (1978) and "The Ordeal of Patty Hearst" (1979).

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Different Director - 1999
      No Score Yet 100% A Wing and a Prayer Director - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Crimes of Passion: Nobody Lives Forever Director - 1997
      78% 71% A Match Made in Heaven Director - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Message From Nam Director - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bloodlines: Murder in the Family Director - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chase Director,
      Producer
      - 1991
      No Score Yet 55% Guilty Until Proven Innocent Director - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd Director - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Cops, Bad Cops Director - 1990
      No Score Yet 69% Cross of Fire Director - 1989
      No Score Yet 60% From the Dead of Night Director - 1989
      No Score Yet 50% The Great Escape II: The Untold Story Director - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story Director - 1988
      No Score Yet 75% Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife Director - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Six Against the Rock Director - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Right to Die Director - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister Margaret and the Saturday Night Ladies Director - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rage of Angels: The Story Continues Director - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Execution Director - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Picking Up the Pieces Director - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bad Seed Director - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Director - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Scorned and Swindled Director - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Intimate Agony Director - 1983
      No Score Yet 46% Cocaine: One Man's Seduction Director - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Awakening of Candra Director - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Farrell for the People Director - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Five of Me Director - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Golden Gate Director - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd Director - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Cry for Love Director - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Act of Violence Director - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ordeal of Patty Hearst Director - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Betrayal Director - 1978
      No Score Yet 83% A Woman Called Moses Director - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Death of Richie Director - 1977
      No Score Yet 15% Good Against Evil Director - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Secrets Director - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Us Against the World Director - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Richie Director - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 79 Park Avenue Director,
      Producer
      - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stalk the Wild Child Producer - 1976
      No Score Yet 23% Special Delivery Director - 1976
      No Score Yet 84% The Legend of Lizzie Borden Director - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mrs. R Director - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Underground Man Director - 1974
      No Score Yet 50% Honor Thy Father Director - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Terror on the Beach Director - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Strangers in 7A Director - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Family Rico Director - 1972
      No Score Yet 40% Haunts of the Very Rich Director - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Delphi Bureau Director - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Footsteps Director - 1972
      No Score Yet 40% A Tattered Web Director - 1971
      63% 42% The Mephisto Waltz Director - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Little Game Director - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Death of Innocence Director - 1971
      No Score Yet 33% Cannon for Cordoba Director - 1970
      No Score Yet 33% Hell Boats Director - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Travis Logan D.A. Director - 1970
      No Score Yet 44% The Brotherhood of the Bell Director - 1970
      No Score Yet 40% Guns of the Magnificent Seven Director - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fear No Evil Director - 1969
      No Score Yet 31% Attack on the Iron Coast Director - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0 Director - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Tiger Director - 1966
      No Score Yet 52% Gidget Goes to Rome Director - 1963
      No Score Yet 12% Angel Baby Director - 1961
      No Score Yet 65% Gidget Goes Hawaiian Director - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Because They're Young Director - 1960
      No Score Yet 22% Battle of the Coral Sea Director - 1959
      55% 86% Gidget Director - 1959
      No Score Yet 42% Face of a Fugitive Director - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarawa Beachhead Director - 1958
      No Score Yet 20% The Case Against Brooklyn Director - 1958
      80% 67% The Burglar Director - 1957

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Blind Faith Director 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Woman Called Moses Director 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Director 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Director 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Director 1965-1966
      No Score Yet 100% The Wild, Wild West Director 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Director 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called Shenandoah Director 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Director 1964-1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Director 1963-1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Director 1962-1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Director 1961-1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Director 1961-1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Detectives Director 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Director 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind Closed Doors Director 1958