Gordon Douglas

Gordon Douglas

Highest Rated: 100% The Detective (1968)

Lowest Rated: 17% Viva Knievel! (1977)

Birthday: Dec 15, 1907

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Before he was a well-respected film director, Gordon Douglas was a lowly teenage production intern whose go-getter attitude convinced his boss, famed media mogul Hal Roach, to cast him in the youthfully mischievous short-film series "Our Gang." Already too old to join the central Little Rascals, he was instead given a succession of bit parts. In short order, he gleaned a thorough enough sense of the series' ins and outs to take on writing and directing roles, eventually emerging as "Gang"'s most dedicated (and prosperous) overseer, even going so far as to follow the eternally celebrated franchise when it moved to MGM. He ultimately realized, however, that he much preferred the homespun stylings of Roach's studio, and he returned there, sans Rascals, to find further success as the director of such freewheeling comedies as the gleefully daft Laurel and Hardy adventure "Saps at Sea" (1940). A skilled features director by the time Hal Roach Studios folded altogether, he found a new permanent residence at Warner Bros. in 1950. Over the course of the following three decades, Douglas spread his wings as a multi-genre filmmaker, directing the quintessential atomic-age creeper "Them!" before making a distinct move toward savvier, more sophisticated projects such as the hard-edged detective dramas "They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!" and the forthrightly titled "The Detective." He retired from the business in 1977 and died of cancer years later at the age of 85.

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Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Follow Your Dreams Director - 1983
17% 14% Viva Knievel! Director - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nevada Smith Director - 1975
No Score Yet 32% Slaughter's Big Rip-Off Director - 1973
60% 36% They Call Me Mister Tibbs! Director - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Skullduggery Director - 1970
No Score Yet 37% Barquero Director - 1970
100% 46% The Detective Director - 1968
38% 48% Lady in Cement Director - 1968
No Score Yet 20% Chuka Director - 1967
67% 51% In Like Flint Director - 1967
63% 59% Tony Rome Director - 1967
No Score Yet 41% Stagecoach Director - 1966
No Score Yet 80% Way... Way Out Director - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sylvia Director - 1965
No Score Yet 45% Harlow Director - 1965
50% 52% Rio Conchos Director - 1964
40% 70% Robin and the Seven Hoods Director - 1964
No Score Yet 47% Call Me Bwana Director - 1963
No Score Yet 64% Follow That Dream Director - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gold of the Seven Saints Director - 1961
No Score Yet 0% The Sins of Rachel Cade Director - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Claudelle Inglish Director - 1961
No Score Yet 27% Up Periscope Director - 1959
No Score Yet 29% Yellowstone Kelly Director - 1959
No Score Yet 33% Fort Dobbs Director - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fiend Who Walked the West Director - 1958
No Score Yet 30% Bombers B-52 Director - 1957
No Score Yet 29% The Big Land Director - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Santiago Director - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Little Rascals Director - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sincerely Yours Director - 1955
No Score Yet 20% The McConnell Story Director - 1955
97% 77% Them! Director - 1954
86% 79% Young at Heart Director - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Charge at Feather River Director - 1953
No Score Yet 33% She's Back on Broadway Director - 1953
No Score Yet 0% So This Is Love Director - 1953
No Score Yet 15% The Iron Mistress Director - 1952
No Score Yet 9% Mara Maru Director - 1952
No Score Yet 62% Come Fill the Cup Director - 1951
No Score Yet 52% Only the Valiant Director - 1951
No Score Yet 56% I Was a Communist for the F.B.I. Director - 1951
No Score Yet 73% Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye Director - 1950
No Score Yet 0% Rogues of Sherwood Forest Director - 1950
No Score Yet 25% Between Midnight and Dawn Director - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fortunes of Captain Blood Director - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Missouri Raid Director - 1950
No Score Yet 58% The Nevadan Director - 1950
No Score Yet 60% Mr. Soft Touch Director - 1949
No Score Yet 67% The Doolins of Oklahoma Director - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Arrow Director - 1948
No Score Yet 43% Walk a Crooked Mile Director - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet If You Knew Susie Director - 1948
No Score Yet 36% Dick Tracy vs. Cueball Director - 1946
No Score Yet 20% San Quentin Director - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet First Yank Into Tokyo Director - 1945
No Score Yet 32% Zombies on Broadway Director - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl Rush Director - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Night of Adventure Director - 1944
No Score Yet 45% The Falcon in Hollywood Director - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gildersleeve's Ghost Director - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gildersleeve on Broadway Director - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gildersleeve's Bad Day Director - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Gildersleeve Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil Checks Up Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil With Hitler Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Niagara Falls Director - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Broadway Limited Director - 1941
No Score Yet 0% Road Show Director - 1941
No Score Yet 76% Saps at Sea Director - 1940
No Score Yet 50% Zenobia Director - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Came the Brawn Director - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hide and Shriek Director - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Feed 'em and Weep Director - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Little Ranger Director - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night 'n' Gales Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hearts Are Thumps Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spooky Hooky Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bored of Education Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pay as You Exit Director - 1936
No Score Yet 36% General Spanky Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Too Many Women Gordon (Character) - 1932

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet The Little Rascals Director 1939-1944

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