Noel Black

Highest Rated: 100% Pretty Poison (1968)
Lowest Rated: 50% Mischief (1985)
Birthday: Jun 30, 1937
Birthplace: Not Available
Upon earning both a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of California-Los Angeles, director Noel Black made his mark on the film-festival scene with such award-winning short subjects as Skaterdater and The River Boy. Black spent some time in episodic television, then burst upon the theatrical-feature market with the critically acclaimed black comedy Pretty Poison (1968). Unfortunately, his next two directorial efforts, Cover Me Babe (1970) and Jennifer on My Mind (1971), were unsuccessful. He returned to television, helming the 1976 American Playhouse production I'm a Fool. Thereafter, with a few exceptions like A Man, a Woman and a Bank (1979) and Eyes of the Panther (1990), Black confined his directing to the TV-movie field, turning out such praiseworthy efforts as 1981's The Electric Grandmother, an engaging adaptation of Ray Bradbury's I Sing the Body Electric. In 1985, Noel Black produced and wrote the script for the big-screen endeavor Mischief (1985), handing over the directorial reins to Mel Damski. Black continued to direct in television before retiring in the early '90s. He died in 2014 at age 77.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Eyes Of The Panther Director 1990
No Score Yet The Hollow Boy Director 1989
No Score Yet A Conspiracy of Love Director 1987
No Score Yet A Time to Triumph Director 1986
50% Mischief Screenwriter 1985
No Score Yet Quarterback Princess Director 1983
No Score Yet Private School Director 1983
No Score Yet Prime Suspect Director 1982
No Score Yet Electric Grandmother Director 1982
No Score Yet American Short Story Director 1980
No Score Yet A Man, a Woman and a Bank Director 1979
No Score Yet Mirrors Director 1978
No Score Yet I'm a Fool Director 1977
No Score Yet Jennifer on My Mind Director 1972
No Score Yet Pickup on 101 Screenwriter 1972
No Score Yet Cover Me Babe Director 1970
100% Pretty Poison Director Producer Executive Producer 1968

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Director
  • 1977
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Director
  • 1976

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