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Paul Wendkos



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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 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 Special Delivery
  • Director
1976
No Score Yet Stalk the Wild Child
  • Producer
1976
No Score Yet The Legend of Lizzie Borden
  • Director
1975
No Score Yet Honor Thy Father
  • Director
1973
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
60% 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

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