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David Greene

Highest Rated:   62% Godspell (1973)
Lowest Rated:   45% Rhinoceros Eyes (2004)
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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 Whatever Happened To...?
  • Director
1991
No Score Yet ...And Then She Was Gone
  • 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 After the Promise
  • Director
1987
No Score Yet The Survivalist
  • Producer
1987
No Score Yet The Sun and the Moon
  • Producer
1987
No Score Yet Sudden Death
  • Producer
1985
No Score Yet Triplecross
  • Director
1985
No Score Yet Guilty Conscience
  • Actor
  • 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 World War III
  • Director
1982
No Score Yet Hard Country
  • Producer
  • Director
1981
No Score Yet The Choice
  • Director
1981
No Score Yet Friendly Fire
  • Director
1979
60% Gray Lady Down
  • Director
1978
No Score Yet The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald
  • Director
1977
No Score Yet The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Director
1975
62% Godspell
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1973
No Score Yet Madame Sin
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1972
No Score Yet I Start Counting
  • Director
  • Producer
1971
No Score Yet The People Next Door
  • Director
1970
No Score Yet Sebastian
  • Director
1969
No Score Yet The Shuttered Room (Blood Island)
  • Director
1967
No Score Yet The Wooden Horse
  • Bennett
1951
No Score Yet Daughter of Darkness
  • David Price
1948

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Lost Girl
2010-2015
  • Director
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Charmed
1998-2006
  • Steve Montana
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Director
  • 1962

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