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      Philip Leacock

      Philip Leacock

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      Birthday: Oct 8, 1917

      Birthplace: London, England, UK

      Philip Leacock is a British-born film and TV director who came to international recognition in the 1950s with realistic documentary-style dramas. The London-born Leacock spent much of his childhood at a liberal English boarding school in the Canary Islands. After a brief stint as a cinematographer for documentary films, Leacock began working as a director on fictional films with a strong realist bent, akin to the films Vittorio de Sica was making in post-war Italy. Films such as his 1952 feature "The Brave Don't Cry," based on a real-life 1950 Scottish mining disaster, had a strong documentary feel despite being scripted. Leacock continued to garner international acclaim with "The Little Kidnappers," a heart-wrenching tale of two young orphans who attempt to "adopt" an infant child. Lured by the promise of Hollywood, Leacock's attempts to break into the American market-the Steve McQueen action vehicle "The War Lover" and the comedy "Tamahine"-were unfortunately met with a muted response. Beginning in the 1970s, Leacock became better known for directing American TV programs, racking up dozens of credits on popular programs such as "Gunsmoke" and "The Waltons."

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch Director - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Two Lives of Carol Letner Director - 1981
      No Score Yet 29% The Curse of King Tut's Tomb Director - 1980
      No Score Yet 80% Angel City Director - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild and Wooly Director - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Killer on Board Director - 1977
      No Score Yet 22% Baffled! Director,
      Producer
      - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dying Room Only Director - 1973
      No Score Yet 90% The Waltons' Crisis Director - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Man's Whiskers Director - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daughters of Joshua Cabe Director - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Key West Director - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet When Michael Calls Director - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape of the Birdmen Director - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Adam's Woman Director - 1970
      No Score Yet 57% Firecreek Producer - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Reach for Glory Director - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tamahine Director - 1963
      No Score Yet 17% 13 West Street Director - 1962
      No Score Yet 47% The War Lover Director - 1962
      No Score Yet 90% Hand in Hand Director - 1961
      No Score Yet 60% Let No Man Write My Epitaph Director - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rabbit Trap Director - 1959
      No Score Yet 87% Take a Giant Step Director - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Innocent Sinners Director - 1958
      No Score Yet 44% The Spanish Gardener Director - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet High Tide at Noon Director - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Escapade Director - 1955
      No Score Yet 91% The Little Kidnappers Director - 1954
      No Score Yet 50% Appointment in London Director - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brave Don't Cry Director - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Life in Her Hands Director - 1951

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Director 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Finder of Lost Loves Director 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Director 1981-1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Director 1983-1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Director 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Plain Indians Director 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Director 1972-1974 1977-1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Paper Chase Director 1978-1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Eight Is Enough Director 1977-1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Apple's Way Director 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Director 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D. Director 1969 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Director,
      Producer
      1964-1967 1969-1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Director 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Director 1970
      No Score Yet 100% The Wild, Wild West Executive Producer 1965-1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Director 1964-1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Director 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Director 1960