Paul Wendkos

Highest Rated: 67% The Mephisto Waltz (1971)
Lowest Rated: 44% Gidget (1959)
Birthday: Sep 20, 1922
Birthplace: Not Available
A Columbia University graduate, American director Paul Wendkos went the usual student filmmaker route with documentaries and experimental projects. After TV work, Wendkos made his big screen bow with The Burglar (1957), a highly regarded low-budget melodrama. Soon, however, Wendkos seemingly abandoned his cult fans by moving to conventional projects, including Columbia's trio of Gidget films. Once firmly established in the mainstream, Wendkos joined the tight fraternity of TV-movie specialists. Together with Lamont Johnson and David Lowell Rich, Wendkos has been one of the most prolific purveyors of this field. Among Paul Wendko's most prestigious TV movie accomplishments have included A Woman Called Moses and The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd; one of his made-for-TV assignments, 1973's Honor Thy Father, was ultimately awarded with theatrical play.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Cry of Love Director 2012
No Score Yet Accidental Icon: The Real Gidget Story Actor 2010
No Score Yet Wing and a Prayer Director 1998
No Score Yet Bloodlines: Murder in the Family Director 1993
No Score Yet The Chase Director 1991
No Score Yet White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd Director 1991
No Score Yet Guilty Until Proven Innocent Director 1991
No Score Yet The Chase Director 1990
No Score Yet Good Cops, Bad Cops Director 1990
No Score Yet Cross of Fire Director 1989
No Score Yet From the Dead of Night Director 1989
No Score Yet The Flight Director 1988
No Score Yet The Great Escape II: The Untold Story Director 1988
No Score Yet Six Against the Rock Director 1987
No Score Yet Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife Director 1987
No Score Yet The Execution Director 1985
No Score Yet Celebrity Director 1985
No Score Yet Cocaine: One Man's Seduction Director 1983
No Score Yet Intimate Agony Director 1983
No Score Yet The Five of Me Director 1981
No Score Yet The Awakening of Candra Director 1981
No Score Yet The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd Director 1980
No Score Yet A Cry for Love Director 1980
No Score Yet A Woman Called Moses Director 1978
No Score Yet Betrayal Director 1978
No Score Yet Good Against Evil Director 1977
No Score Yet Richie Director 1977
No Score Yet Stalk the Wild Child Producer 1976
No Score Yet Special Delivery Director 1976
No Score Yet The Legend of Lizzie Borden Director 1975
No Score Yet Honor Thy Father Director 1973
No Score Yet The Family Rico Director 1972
No Score Yet Haunts of the Very Rich Director 1972
No Score Yet Footsteps Director 1972
No Score Yet The Stranger In 7A Director 1972
67% The Mephisto Waltz Director 1971
No Score Yet A Tattered Web Director 1971
No Score Yet Cannon for Cordoba Director 1970
No Score Yet The Brotherhood of the Bell Director 1970
No Score Yet Hell Boats Director 1970
No Score Yet Guns of the Magnificent Seven Director 1969
No Score Yet Attack on the Iron Coast Director 1968
No Score Yet Johnny Tiger Director 1966
No Score Yet Gidget Goes to Rome Director 1963
No Score Yet Gidget Goes Hawaiian Director 1961
No Score Yet Angel Baby Director 1961
No Score Yet Because They're Young Director 1960
No Score Yet Battle of the Coral Sea Director 1959
No Score Yet Face of a Fugitive Director 1959
44% Gidget Director 1959
No Score Yet The Case Against Brooklyn Director 1958
No Score Yet The Burglar Director 1957

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Trial: The Price of Passion
1992
Director
  • 1992
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
1965-1969
Director
  • 1967
  • 1965

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