Daniel Petrie

Daniel Petrie Sr.

Highest Rated: 94% A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

Lowest Rated: 20% The Betsy (1978)

Birthday: Nov 26, 1920

Birthplace: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

The prolific directorial career of Daniel Petrie does not end simply with his oeuvre but continues on with a new generation of actors, producers, directors, and writers in the form of his two sons, Daniel Jr. and Donald, and his twin daughters, Mary and June. Petrie began his career, like many up-and-coming directors of the 1950s, cutting his teeth on the corporate sponsor-produced dramas of early television: "The Motorola Television Hour," "Goodyear Playhouse," "Kraft Theatre," and "The DuPont Show of the Month," to name a few. He branched into features in a big way with the 1961 adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun," a film that not only solidified Sidney Poitier's standing in Hollywood as a major star but also brought Petrie a Golden Palm nomination at the Cannes Film Festival. He would continue this practice--working extensively on episodic television while peppering his resume with the occasional feature film--until the 1970s, when he turned to made-for-TV films and big-screen productions for the remainder of his career. His most productive and artistically successful flourish came in the 1980s, beginning with the remarkable sleeper "Resurrection," the heady crime drama "Fort Apache the Bronx," the Jane Fonda TV vehicle "The Dollmaker," and the movie with one of Burt Lancaster's last starring roles, "Rocket Gibraltar," in 1988. Petrie turned to TV movies exclusively in the 1990s and succumbed to cancer in 2004.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Iris Director - 2001
No Score Yet 75% Walter and Henry Director - 2001
No Score Yet 65% Inherit the Wind Director - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monday After the Miracle Director - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Assistant Producer,
Director
- 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Calm at Sunset Director,
Producer
- 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kissinger and Nixon Director - 1995
88% 56% Lassie Director $8.3M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Town Torn Apart Director - 1992
No Score Yet 67% Mark Twain and Me Director - 1991
No Score Yet 75% My Name Is Bill W. Director - 1989
33% 35% Cocoon: The Return Director $18.5M 1988
No Score Yet 58% Rocket Gibraltar Director $92.5K 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Square Dance Director,
Producer
$13.7K 1987
31% 48% Square Dance Director - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Half a Lifetime Director - 1986
No Score Yet 67% The Execution of Raymond Graham Director - 1985
No Score Yet 93% The Dollmaker Director - 1984
No Score Yet 79% The Bay Boy Director - 1984
No Score Yet 71% Six Pack Director - 1982
86% 65% Fort Apache, the Bronx Director - 1981
No Score Yet 76% Resurrection Director - 1980
20% 23% The Betsy Director - 1978
No Score Yet 67% Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years Director - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Quinns Director - 1977
40% 73% Lifeguard Director - 1976
No Score Yet 88% Sybil Director - 1976
No Score Yet 100% Eleanor and Franklin Director - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Returning Home Director - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gun and the Pulpit Director - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mousey Director - 1974
No Score Yet 90% Buster and Billie Director - 1974
No Score Yet 17% The Neptune Factor Director - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trouble Comes to Town Director - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Century Turns Director - 1972
No Score Yet 14% Moon of the Wolf Director - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Howling in the Woods Director - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The City Director - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silent Night, Lonely Night Director - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Spy With a Cold Nose Director - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Director - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Idol Director - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stolen Hours Director - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Main Attraction Director - 1963
94% 86% A Raisin in the Sun Director - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bramble Bush Director - 1960

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terre de passions Director 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Interns Director 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seaway Director 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet East Side/West Side Director 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Director 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Director 1955

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