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Sutton Roley

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Birthday: Oct 19, 1922

Birthplace: Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, USA

Sutton Roley was a television director--with a rare but noteworthy dip or two into big-screen filmmaking--who was known for his strong, two-fisted visual sense and gripping storytelling sense. His first credit was in 1957, directing an episode of the popular cop show "Highway Patrol," starring Broderick Crawford as crusty Police Chief Dan Mathews. A lot of his subsequent (and most notable) television work was in the crime ("Mannix"), Western ("Wagon Train"), and war genres, displaying his meticulous attention to the craft. His fans consider the 15 episodes he directed on the hard-hitting World War II action show "Combat!," along with "Mannix," to be some of his best television work. In regard to his occasional foray into motion picture territory, cult movie fans have long championed his apocalyptic 1974 science fiction/horror film, "Chosen Survivors," for its skillful, heightened visual style and inventiveness. His 1975 television movie, "Satan's Triangle" (set in the mysterious Bermuda Triangle area), also has its strong supporters due to its eerie mood. Roley died at the age of 84, after directing over 50 movies and television shows.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet World of Dracula Director - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Satan's Triangle Director - 1975
No Score Yet 30% Chosen Survivors Director - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Snatched Director - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Loners Director - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet, Sweet Rachel Director - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Steal the World Director - 1968

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Airwolf Director,
Writer
1984-1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Director 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Director 1977-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Director 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronk Director 1975-1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Director 1968-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Sense Director 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sheriff of Cochise Director
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Director 1967-1968
No Score Yet 71% Lost in Space Director,
Writer
1967 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Director 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Director 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Director 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 O'Clock High Director 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Director 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Director 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Director 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway Patrol Director 1957

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