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David Greene

  • Highest Rated: 67% Gray Lady Down (1978)
  • Lowest Rated: 33% Sebastian (1969)
  • Birthday: Feb 22, 1921
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • David Greene entered show business as an actor, spending several seasons with the Old Vic. Though he never achieved the heights of an Olivier or Guinness, Greene worked steadily and with distinction on stage; he can also be seen in a brace of films, playing "Johnny" in Golden Madonna (1948) and "Bennett" in The Wooden Horse. Coming to North America in the early 1950s, Greene settled in Canada, where he became a TV director for the CBC. He later worked in American television, directing both live and filmed installments of the many anthology series of the 1950s and 1960s. His first big-screen directorial effort was the 1967 thriller The Shuttered Room; his best was the 1973 cinemadaptation of the Broadway musical Godspell, which he also co-scripted. Returning to television, he helmed several episodes of the innovational weekly series Hill Street Blues, as well as a preponderance of TV-movie remakes of earlier theatrical features: Count of Monte Cristo (1975), Inherit the Wind (1988), Night of the Hunter (1991) and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (1991). Other notable TV-movie and miniseries to his credit include The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald (1978), World War III (1983; taking over from Boris Sagal, who was killed in a freak mid-production accident) and Liberace: The Man And His Music (1989). Over the course of his career David Greene won Emmy awards for the TV features The People Next Door (1969) and Friendly Fire (1979), and for his direction of individual installments of the miniseries Rich Man Poor Man (1976) and Roots (1977). Working steadily in television throughout the 80s and 90s, workhorse Greene averaged two made-for television efforts a year including such highlights as Vanishing Act (1986) and A Season in Pergatory (1996). Though frequently taking the helm for television remakes of classic films, Greene's affinity for real-life drama could be seen in such efforts as Willing to Kill: The Texas Cheerleader Story (1992) and Beyond Obsession (1994). In early April of 2003, David Greene died of pancreatic cancer in his Ojai, CA home. He was 82.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Friendly Fire Director 2006
No Score Yet On The Clock Sports Video Production Presents - Seahawks 2005 Draft Picks Collegiate Highlights Actor 2005
45% Rhinoceros Eyes `Betty Bumcakes' DP 2004
No Score Yet Bella Mafia Director 1997
No Score Yet Breach of Faith: Family of Cops II Director 1997
No Score Yet Princess in Love Director 1996
No Score Yet A Good Day To Die Director 1995
No Score Yet Children of the Dust Director 1995
No Score Yet Spoils of War Director 1994
No Score Yet Beyond Obsession Director 1994
No Score Yet Willing to Kill: The Texas Cheerleader Story Director 1992
No Score Yet Whatever Happened To...? Director 1991
No Score Yet Small Sacrifices Director 1989
No Score Yet The Penthouse Director 1989
No Score Yet Snake Treaty Director 1989
No Score Yet Liberace: Behind the Music Director 1988
No Score Yet Inherit the Wind Director 1988
No Score Yet The Sun and the Moon Producer 1987
No Score Yet Guilty Conscience Actor Director 1985
No Score Yet Sudden Death Producer 1985
No Score Yet Triplecross Director 1985
No Score Yet Sweet Revenge Director 1984
No Score Yet The Guardian Director 1984
No Score Yet Fatal Vision Director 1984
No Score Yet Miles to Go Director 1984
No Score Yet Prototype Director 1983
No Score Yet Take Your Best Shot Director 1982
No Score Yet Rehearsal for Murder Director 1982
No Score Yet Hard Country Director Producer 1981
No Score Yet The Choice Director 1981
No Score Yet Friendly Fire Director 1979
67% Gray Lady Down Director 1978
No Score Yet The Count of Monte Cristo Director 1975
64% Godspell Screenwriter Director 1973
No Score Yet Madame Sin Director 1972
No Score Yet I Start Counting Producer Director 1971
No Score Yet The People Next Door Director 1970
33% Sebastian Director 1969
No Score Yet The Shuttered Room (Blood Island) Director 1967
No Score Yet The Wooden Horse Bennett 1951
No Score Yet The Hideout (The Small Voice) Jim 1948
No Score Yet Daughter of Darkness David Price 1948

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

65% Lost Girl
2010-2015
Director
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Charmed
1998-2006
Steve Montana
  • 2004
  • 2003
86% Roots
1977
Director
  • 1977
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Director
  • 1962
No Score Yet The Saint
1962-1969
Director

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