Boris Sagal

Highest Rated: 63% The Omega Man (1971)
Lowest Rated: 63% The Omega Man (1971)
Birthday: Oct 18, 1917
Birthplace: Dnepropetrovsk, Russia (now Ukraine)
Russian-born, Yale-educated American director Boris Sagal was primarily a director of TV movies, varying in both quality and originality. Even his few theatrical films featured TV actors for the most part. He worked frequently with Lorne Greene, Shelley Fabares, David McCallum, Jim Davis, etc., although he had a penchant for using veteran screen actors (Claude Rains, Myrna Loy, Edward G. Robinson) in featured roles. With a few exceptions (Dime with a Halo and The Greatest Gift) Sagal's films reflect a seeming preoccupation with tension and violence. His least successful effort was probably The Failing of Raymond (1971, "Film looks as though it was directed by hypnosis" -Leonard Maltin), but his best films are not half bad: Destiny of a Spy (1969): a memorable episode of Night Gallery (the pilot film, 1969)! Indict and Convict (1973), A Case of Rape (1974), and The Greatest Gift (1974). Sagal also co-directed (with Melville Shavelson) the verv successful TV mini-series Ike (1978). Sagal was killed during a mishap in the filming of World War 3.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Dial M for Murder Director 1981
No Score Yet Masada Director 1981
No Score Yet The Diary Of Anne Frank Director 1980
No Score Yet Angela Director 1978
No Score Yet Awakening Land Director 1978
No Score Yet Ike: The War Years Director 1978
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes in New York Director 1976
No Score Yet The Runaway Barge Producer Director 1975
No Score Yet The Greatest Gift Director 1974
No Score Yet Columbo: The Greenhouse Jungle Director 1972
No Score Yet Scarecrow Director 1972
63% The Omega Man Director 1971
No Score Yet Hitched Director 1971
No Score Yet Mosquito Squadron Director 1970
No Score Yet Night Gallery Director 1969
No Score Yet The Thousand Plane Raid Director 1969
No Score Yet Operation Heartbeat Director 1969
No Score Yet The Helicopter Spies Director 1968
No Score Yet Made in Paris Director 1966
No Score Yet Girl Happy Director 1965
No Score Yet Guns of Diablo Director 1964
No Score Yet Twilight of Honor Director 1963
No Score Yet Dime With a Halo Director 1963
No Score Yet The World's Greatest Showman: The Legend of Cecil B. DeMille Director

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Director
  • 1973
  • 1972
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Director
  • 1967
No Score Yet Dr. Kildare
1961-1966
Director
  • 1963
  • 1962
  • 1961
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Director
  • 1962
  • 1961
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Director
  • 1961
  • 1960
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
Director

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