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Joseph M. Newman

Highest Rated: 73% This Island Earth (1955)

Lowest Rated: 73% This Island Earth (1955)

Birthday: Aug 7, 1909

Birthplace: Logan, Utah, USA

Oscar nominated director Joseph M. Newman died at age 96. From 1934through 1938, the Academy awarded a Best Assistant Director Oscar. JosephM. Newman was nominated for this award twice. In 1936 for the movie "DavidCopperfield" and in 1937 for "San Francisco." Joseph M. Newman was anassistant director on nearly 20 film and a director of nearly 60 films andTV shows. Fans of 1950's sci-fi films remember Mr. Newman as the man whodirected "This Island Earth." In addition to an intelligent story, thefilm featured one of the most distinctive alien creatures of the era: theMetaluna Mutant (see photo). Mr. Newman's other credits include the earlyMarilyn Monroe film "Love Nest," "The George Raft Story," four episodes of"The Twilight Zone," the Denny Miller version of "Tarzan, The Ape Man" and"The Story of Alfred Nobel." His AD credits include "Dinner at Eight" and"Maytime."

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet The George Raft Story Director 1961
No Score Yet A Thunder of Drums (1961) Director 1961
No Score Yet King of the Roaring Twenties Director 1961
No Score Yet Twenty Plus Two Director 1961
No Score Yet The Gunfight at Dodge City Director 1959
No Score Yet The Big Circus Director 1959
No Score Yet Tarzan, the Ape Man Director 1959
No Score Yet Fort Massacre Director 1958
No Score Yet Death In Small Doses Director 1957
No Score Yet Flight To Hong Kong Producer Director 1956
73% This Island Earth Director 1955
No Score Yet The Human Jungle Director 1954
No Score Yet Dangerous Crossing Director 1953
No Score Yet Pony Soldier Director 1952
No Score Yet Outcasts Of Poker Flats Director 1952
No Score Yet Red Skies of Montana Director 1952
No Score Yet Love Nest Director 1951
No Score Yet Lucky Nick Cain Director 1951
No Score Yet The Guy Who Came Back Director 1951
No Score Yet 711 Ocean Drive Director 1950
No Score Yet The Great Dan Patch Director 1949
No Score Yet Abandoned Director 1949

TV

Credit
No Score Yet The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
1962-1965
Director 1965
1964
1963
1962
82% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Director Director 1964
1963

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