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Boris Sagal

Highest Rated:   59% The Omega Man (1971)
Lowest Rated:   59% The Omega Man (1971)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
59% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Director
  • 1961
  • 1960

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