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Don Chaffey

Highest Rated: 100% Greyfriars Bobby (1961)

Lowest Rated: 56% Pete's Dragon (1977)

Birthday: Aug 05, 1917

Birthplace: Hastings, East Sussex, England, UK

Don Chaffey was a British feature film and television director. After World War II, he got his start working as an art director for an independent studio, then in the early 1950s, he started directing short films and B-movie crime productions that were not quite feature length and were usually paired with a main attraction. As the decade stretched on, Chaffey worked regularly in television, including gigs directing episodes of "The Adventures of Robin Hood" and "The New Adventures of Charlie Chan." In the 1960s, Chaffey would direct some of the most celebrated episodes for the cult television series "The Prisoner," starring Patrick McGoohan, as well as episodes for the swinging spy adventure show, "The Avengers," with Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg. Chaffey frequently worked in the fantasy genre on the big screen as well, and his work in the lavish mythological adventure film "Jason and the Argonauts," featuring the stop motion animation of Ray Harryhausen, is generally considered to be one of his best films. Harryhausen and Chaffey teamed up again a few years later for the prehistoric adventure film "One Million Years B.C.," starring Raquel Welch. "The Viking Queen" and "Creatures the World Forgot," two more pulpy adventure movies set in the far past, followed. But for many viewers, Chaffey's most notable work might be his work for Disney, including "The Three Lives of Thomasina" and the live action/animated musical "Pete's Dragon."

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet International Airport Director - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Casino Director - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet S.S. Casino Director - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Born to Run Director - 1979
No Score Yet 29% C.H.O.M.P.S. Director - 1979
No Score Yet 66% The Magic of Lassie Director - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shimmering Light Director - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie: The New Beginning Director - 1978
No Score Yet 80% The Gift of Love Director - 1978
56% 60% Pete's Dragon Director - 1977
No Score Yet 60% Ride a Wild Pony Director - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fourth Wish Director - 1976
No Score Yet 20% Persecution Director - 1974
No Score Yet 20% Charley One-Eye Director - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sex Clinic Director - 1972
No Score Yet 29% Creatures the World Forgot Director - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Twist of Sand Director - 1968
No Score Yet 15% The Viking Queen Director - 1967
64% 36% One Million Years B.C. Director - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crooked Road Director - 1964
No Score Yet 73% The Three Lives of Thomasina Director - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Horse Without a Head Director - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet They All Died Laughing Director - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Jolly Bad Fellow Director - 1963
89% 79% Jason and the Argonauts Director - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Webster Boy Director - 1962
No Score Yet 57% The Prince and the Pauper Director - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Matter of Who Director - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nearly a Nasty Accident Director - 1962
100% 79% Greyfriars Bobby Director - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dentist in the Chair Director - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Question of Adultery Director - 1959
No Score Yet 43% Breakout Director - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Upstairs Director - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl in the Picture Director - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flesh Is Weak Director - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Tent Director - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Time Is My Enemy Director - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Skid Kids Director - 1953

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission: Impossible Director 1989
No Score Yet 93% MacGyver Director 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finder of Lost Loves Director 1984-1985
22% No Score Yet Hotel Director 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gavilan Director 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Director 1981-1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Director 1978-1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Protectors Director 1972-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Adventures of Charlie Chan Director
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Avengers Director 1968-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Agent Director 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Four Just Men Director 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Robin Hood Director 1957

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