David Lowell Rich

David Lowell Rich

Highest Rated: 60% Madame X (1966)

Lowest Rated: 14% The Concorde: Airport '79 (1979)

Birthday: Aug 31, 1923

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Between 1966 and the end of his career in 1987, David Lowell Rich directed a string of projects that would make even the more prolific of his peers slightly jealous. In 1972 alone he directed a feature film, four made-for-TV movies, and four episodes of high-profile TV series, including the iconic covert ops drama "Mission: Impossible." He followed that up the following year with eight made-for-TV movies and the feature film "That Man Bolt," a blaxploitation, kung-fu revenge flick starring Fred Williamson. Though his directing resume boasts just over 100 titles, Rich's work rarely garnered much critical praise or mass popularity. In 1980, "Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb" was one of the brighter spots, a chronicle of the events surrounding the nuclear attack on Hiroshima, starring Billy Crystal. His one honor was an Emmy Award for "The Defection of Simas Kudirka." Featuring Alan Arkin in the title role, the movie tells the true story of a Lithuanian seaman who unsuccessfully seeks asylum in the United States

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Infidelity Director - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Convicted Director - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Defiant Ones Director - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Choices Director - 1986
No Score Yet 0% Scandal Sheet Director - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hearst and Davies Affair Director - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet His Mistress Director - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sky's No Limit Director - 1983
No Score Yet 60% I Want to Live Director - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thursday's Child Director - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fighter Director - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chu Chu and the Philly Flash Director - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nurse Director - 1980
14% 14% The Concorde: Airport '79 Director - 1979
No Score Yet 63% Little Women Director - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Defection of Simas Kudirka Director - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Family Upside Down Director - 1978
No Score Yet 8% SST: Death Flight Director - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Telethon Director - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ransom for Alice Director - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bridger Director,
Producer
- 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Life of John Chapman Director - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daughters of Joshua Cabe Return Director - 1975
No Score Yet 33% Adventures of the Queen Director - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Lie So Deep, My Love Director,
Producer
- 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sex Symbol Director - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chadwick Family Director - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aloha Means Goodbye Director - 1974
No Score Yet 57% The Horror at 37,000 Feet Director - 1973
No Score Yet 21% That Man Bolt Director - 1973
No Score Yet 18% Satan's School for Girls Director - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Runaway! Director,
Producer
- 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Race Director - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brock's Last Case Director - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crime Club Director - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Profane Comedy Director - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beg, Borrow... or Steal Director - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet All My Darling Daughters Director - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Northeast of Seoul Director - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Assignment: Munich Director - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lieutenant Schuster's Wife Director - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Judge and Jake Wyler Director - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Berlin Affair Director - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sheriff Director - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Quest Director - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mask of Sheba Director - 1969
No Score Yet 19% Eye of the Cat Director - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D. Director - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Lovely Way to Die Director - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matter of Humanities Director - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Guns for Texas Director - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Borgia Stick Director - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rosie! Director - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wings of Fire Director - 1967
60% 80% Madame X Director - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Plainsman Director - 1966
No Score Yet 0% See How They Run Director - 1965
No Score Yet 47% Have Rocket, Will Travel Director - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hey Boy, Hey Girl Director - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Senior Prom Director - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Time to Be Young Director - 1957

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Director 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Longstreet Director 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Interns Director 1970-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Director 1961-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Director 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hazel Director 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Director 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joey Bishop Show Director 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Director 1959-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Ringo Director 1960