Don Taylor - Rotten Tomatoes

Don Taylor

Highest Rated:   100% Father's Little Dividend (1951)
Lowest Rated:   40% The Final Countdown (1980)
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A Pennsylvania-born actor/director, Don Taylor appeared in such movies as Father of the Bride and Stalag 17 before switching to directing in 1961 with the juvenile comedy Everything's Ducky. His second film, Ride the Wild Surf (1964), was an above average teen exploitation movie that was very successful. But Taylor hit his stride as a serious filmmaker in 1968 with a jewel of a television feature called Something for a Lonely Man, a drama starring Dan Blocker and Susan Clark that became a favorite among critics. His next movie, Five Man Army (1970), was a popular spaghetti western, and his Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) secured good reviews and assured the series' survival beyond its third installment. Island of Dr. Moreau (1977) was a solid, handsomely produced version of the H.G. Wells story, and a hit, as was Taylor's Damien: Omen II (1979). Final Countdown (1980) proved a success as well, perhaps the last non-slasher/non-fantasy related science-fiction adventure to reach audiences with low-tech special effects. Taylor's subsequent work was confined to TV movies, where he was busy throughout the '80s.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Winter's Tale
  • Director
2012
90% October Sky
  • Union Official
1999
94% The Truman Show
  • Don
1998
No Score Yet The Manhunt
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Going for the Gold: The Bill Johnson Story
  • Director
1985
No Score Yet The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Director
1983
No Score Yet Listen to Your Heart
  • Director
  • Producer
1983
40% The Final Countdown
  • Director
1980
No Score Yet The Promise of Love
  • Director
1980
41% Damien---Omen II
  • Director
1978
50% The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • Director
1977
No Score Yet The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday (Wildcat)
  • Director
1976
No Score Yet Echoes of a Summer
  • Director
1976
No Score Yet Tom Sawyer
  • Director
1973
78% Escape from the Planet of the Apes
  • Director
1971
No Score Yet The Five Man Army (Un esercito di 5 uomini)
  • Director
1970
No Score Yet Wild Women
  • Director
1970
No Score Yet Jack of Diamonds, (Der Diamantenprinz)
  • Director
1968
No Score Yet Ride the Wild Surf
  • Director
1964
No Score Yet Everything's Ducky
  • Director
1961
No Score Yet Men of Sherwood Forest
  • Robin Hood
1957
No Score Yet The Bold and the Brave
  • Preacher
1956
No Score Yet I'll Cry Tomorrow
  • Wallie
1955
No Score Yet Johnny Dark
  • Duke Benson
1954
No Score Yet Destination Gobi
  • Jenkins
1953
97% Stalag 17
  • Lt. Dunbar
1953
No Score Yet Japanese War Bride
  • Jim Sterling
1952
No Score Yet Submarine Command (The Submarine Story)
  • Lieutenant Commander Peter Morris
1951
No Score Yet The Blue Veil
  • Dr. Robert Palfrey
1951
86% Flying Leathernecks
  • Lt. Vern 'Cowboy' Blithe
1951
100% Father's Little Dividend
  • Buckley Dunstan
1951
No Score Yet Ambush
  • Lt. Linus Delaney
1950
93% Father of the Bride
  • Buckley Dunstan
1950
100% Battleground
  • Standiferd
1949
No Score Yet For the Love of Mary
  • David Paxton
1948
86% The Naked City
  • Jimmy Halloran
1948
80% Song of the Thin Man
  • Buddy Hollis
1947
No Score Yet Girl Crazy
  • Boy
1943
No Score Yet Thousands Cheer
  • Soldier at Station
1943
80% The Human Comedy
  • Soldier
1943

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Zane Grey Theatre
1956-1961
  • Director
  • 1961
  • 1957

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