Elliot Silverstein

Elliot Silverstein

Highest Rated: 100% Cat Ballou (1965)

Lowest Rated: 25% The Car (1977)

Birthday: Aug 3, 1927

Birthplace: Not Available

Yale drama school graduate Eliot Silverstein briefly taught theater courses before launching a prolific career as a TV director. Silverstein's first "theatrical feature," Belle Sommers (1962), was in fact a TV pilot film starring Anne Francis. His actual big-screen directorial debut was The Happening (1967), a muddled caper film that did little to advance the art of the cinema, though it did serve to introduce Faye Dunaway. It was Silverstein's second feature, the rollicking comedy Western Cat Ballou (1965), which established the director as a bankable commodity. His subsequent films have not been as successful, with the conspicuous exception of A Man Called Horse. A tireless behind-the-scenes battler on behalf of the artistic integrity of himself and his fellow filmmakers, Eliot Silverstein helped establish a Directors' Guild ruling that protected directors against unsolicited "improvements" in the editing room, and in the 1980s spearheaded a movement opposing Ted Turner's computer colorizing of old Hollywood films.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Flashfire Director 1994
No Score Yet Out of Time Director 1991
No Score Yet Fight for Life Director 1987
No Score Yet Betrayed by Innocence Director 1986
25% The Car Director Producer 1977
No Score Yet Nightmare Honeymoon (Deadly Honeymoon) Director 1973
86% A Man Called Horse Director 1970
No Score Yet The Happening Director 1967
100% Cat Ballou Director 1965

TV

Credit
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
Director 1994
1993
1992
1991
82% Picket Fences
1992-1996
Director 1993
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Director 1964
1962
1961
1960
No Score Yet Dr. Kildare
1961-1966
Director 1963
1962
1961

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