Don Chaffey - Rotten Tomatoes

Don Chaffey

Highest Rated:   93% Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
Lowest Rated:   50% Pete's Dragon (1977)
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Beginning in an assistant's post at Britain's Gainsborough Studios in 1944, Don Chaffey was promoted to head of the studio's art direction department within two years. Chaffey made his directorial bow with the award-winning The Mysterious Poacher (1950). On the strength of this one film, he was forever tagged as a "family" or "children's" director, despite occasionally delving into such grown-up fare as A Question of Adultery (1958), The Man Upstairs (1958), and A Matter of Who (1961). Fans of stop-motion wizard Ray Harryhausen will recall Chaffey as the efficient, unobtrusive director of Jason and the Argonauts (1963) and One Million Years B.C. (1967). Hired by Walt Disney to direct 1961's Greyfriars Bobby (1960), Chaffey remained a Disney regular into the 1970s, helming the made-for-TV The Prince and the Pauper (1962) and Horse Without a Head (1962), and the theatrical features Three Lives of Thomasina (1963) and Pete's Dragon (1977). Don Chaffey's last projects included the TV movies Casino (1980) and International Airport (1985).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Charley One-Eye
  • Director
2013
No Score Yet The Fourth Wish
  • Director
2013
No Score Yet C H O M P S
  • Director
2005
No Score Yet Casino
  • Director
1980
No Score Yet C.H.O.M.P.S.
  • Director
1979
No Score Yet The Magic of Lassie
  • Director
1978
No Score Yet The Gift of Love
  • Director
1978
50% Pete's Dragon
  • Director
1977
No Score Yet Ride a Wild Pony
  • Director
1976
No Score Yet Born to Run
  • Director
1975
No Score Yet Persecution
  • Director
1974
No Score Yet Charley-One-Eye
  • Director
1973
No Score Yet Creatures the World Forgot
  • Director
1971
No Score Yet The Viking Queen
  • Director
1967
67% One Million Years B.C.
  • Director
1967
No Score Yet The Three Lives of Thomasina
  • Director
1964
No Score Yet A Jolly Bad Fellow
  • Director
1964
93% Jason and the Argonauts
  • Director
1963
No Score Yet Horse Without a Head
  • Director
1963
No Score Yet The Prince and the Pauper
  • Director
1962
No Score Yet A Matter of Who
  • Director
1961
No Score Yet Greyfriars Bobby
  • Director
1961
No Score Yet Breakout (Danger Within)
  • Director
1960

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
  • Director
  • 1987
  • 1986
100% The Prisoner
1967-1968
  • Director

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