Philip Leacock

Philip Leacock

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Birthday: Oct 08, 1917

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Philip Leacock is a British-born film and TV director who came to international recognition in the 1950s with realistic documentary-style dramas. The London-born Leacock spent much of his childhood at a liberal English boarding school in the Canary Islands. After a brief stint as a cinematographer for documentary films, Leacock began working as a director on fictional films with a strong realist bent, akin to the films Vittorio de Sica was making in post-war Italy. Films such as his 1952 feature "The Brave Don't Cry," based on a real-life 1950 Scottish mining disaster, had a strong documentary feel despite being scripted. Leacock continued to garner international acclaim with "The Little Kidnappers," a heart-wrenching tale of two young orphans who attempt to "adopt" an infant child. Lured by the promise of Hollywood, Leacock's attempts to break into the American market-the Steve McQueen action vehicle "The War Lover" and the comedy "Tamahine"-were unfortunately met with a muted response. Beginning in the 1970s, Leacock became better known for directing American TV programs, racking up dozens of credits on popular programs such as "Gunsmoke" and "The Waltons."

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch Director - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Two Lives of Carol Letner Director - 1981
No Score Yet 29% The Curse of King Tut's Tomb Director - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angel City Director - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild and Wooly Director - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killer on Board Director - 1977
No Score Yet 90% The Waltons' Crisis Director - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dying Room Only Director - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Man's Whiskers Director - 1973
No Score Yet 22% Baffled! Director,
Producer
- 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Key West Director - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daughters of Joshua Cabe Director - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet When Michael Calls Director - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape of the Birdmen Director - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adam's Woman Director - 1970
No Score Yet 56% Firecreek Producer - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reach for Glory Director - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tamahine Director - 1963
No Score Yet 48% The War Lover Director - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet 13 West Street Director - 1962
No Score Yet 89% Hand in Hand Director - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Let No Man Write My Epitaph Director - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rabbit Trap Director - 1959
No Score Yet 80% Take a Giant Step Director - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Innocent Sinners Director - 1958
No Score Yet 38% The Spanish Gardener Director - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Tide at Noon Director - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escapade Director - 1955
No Score Yet 90% The Little Kidnappers Director - 1954
No Score Yet 53% Appointment in London Director - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brave Don't Cry Director - 1952

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Director 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finder of Lost Loves Director 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Director 1981-1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Director 1983-1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Director 1977-1981 1972-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paper Chase Director 1978-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eight Is Enough Director 1977-1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Apple's Way Director 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Director 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Director,
Producer
1969-1972 1964-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Director 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Executive Producer 1965-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Director 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Director 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Director 1960

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