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Jack Gold

Highest Rated: 33% Man Friday (1975)

Lowest Rated: 33% Man Friday (1975)

Birthday: Jun 28, 1930

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Jack Gold began working in the British film industry in 1955 and spent part of the next two decades honing his craft producing and directing specials for British television. He made his feature debut with the well-received war drama "The Bofors Gun" (1968) which demonstrated a flair for eliciting strong performances from actors and a command of camera technique. His subsequent features, however, failed to fully capitalize on this auspicious beginning. Nicol Williamson starred in "The Reckoning" (1969), a modest entry in the "angry young man" school of British filmmaking of the 50s and 60s. Gold's "The National Health" (1972), based on Peter Nichols' stage play, was an uneven comedy that betrayed its theatrical origins. "Man Friday" (1975) was an inversion of "Robinson Crusoe" played as a satiric fable about race relations and distorted by Peter O'Toole's miscasting. Gold wrote, directed and produced "The Medusa Touch" (1978), a wild amalgam of thriller and whodunit, an implausible tale of a man with the power to will someone to death (Richard Burton) and his relationship with a psychiatrist (Lee Remick) trying to cure him. By the end of the 80s, he was reduced to handling modest genre fare like the comedy "The Chain" (1985).

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 67% Goodnight Mister Tom Director - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Into the Blue Director - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spring Awakening Director - 1994
No Score Yet 48% The Return of the Native Director - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Stood Alone Director - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rose and the Jackal Director - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ball Trap on the Cote Sauvage Director - 1989
No Score Yet 62% The Tenth Man Director - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stones for Ibarra Director - 1988
No Score Yet 82% Escape From Sobibor Director - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murrow Director - 1986
No Score Yet 75% The Chain Director - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sakharov Director - 1984
No Score Yet 57% Macbeth Director - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Praying Mantis Director - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good and Bad at Games Director - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Monarch Director - 1983
No Score Yet 79% Little Lord Fauntleroy Director - 1980
No Score Yet 73% The Medusa Touch Director - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sailor's Return Director - 1978
No Score Yet 68% Aces High Director - 1976
33% 65% Man Friday Director - 1975
No Score Yet 92% The Naked Civil Servant Director - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Muffin Director - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet National Health Director - 1973
No Score Yet 57% Who? Director - 1973
No Score Yet 56% Catholics Director - 1973
No Score Yet 67% The Reckoning Director - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bofors Gun Director - 1968

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brief Director 2005