Ted Post

Highest Rated: 93% The Baby (1973)
Birthday: Mar 31, 1918
Birthplace: Not Available
Ted Post started out as a stage director before turning to television, TV movies, and occasional feature films. Although not a stylist in any identifiable sense, Post had a way of choosing projects that occasionally allowed him a notable flourish or two on screen, and got to work with several notable actors at the outsets of their careers. His feature film debut, The Peacemaker (1956), was an unusual programmer about a gunslinger-turned-minister who tries to bring peace to a western town. The Legend of Tom Dooley (1959), which seems to have been built around the hit song by the Kingston Trio, was a post-Civil War drama about a rebel unwittingly turned outlaw, notable for its star, Michael Landon, who was about to burst on the small screen as the star of Bonanza. Post's next feature film, Hang 'Em High, was a western drama starring Clint Eastwood in his first American film following his trilogy of spaghetti westerns for Sergio Leone -- the story of a rancher wrongly hanged for rustling who survives to become a deputy U.S. Marshal and hunt down the men responsible. Post got excellent porformances not only out of Eastwood but also Pat Hingle (who delivers one brilliant speech), Ed Begley Sr., and Bruce Dern. Post directed Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970), sequel to the hit 1968 movie, but it suffered from some excessive editing. And his Magnum Force (1973), the second of Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry movies, suffered in comparison to the neatly constructed first film. But Go Tell the Spartans (1978), a compelling drama set during the early days of the Vietnam War, featured excellent performances and pacing all around, and stands as one of the finest (if least seen), least pretentious Vietnam movies ever made. Post directed through the early '90s, including the 1981 pilot for Cagney and Lacey. He died in 2013 at the age of 95.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Legend of Tom Dooley Director 2000
No Score Yet The Human Shield Director 1992
No Score Yet Stagecoach Director 1986
No Score Yet Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker Director 1979
No Score Yet Go Tell the Spartans Director 1978
No Score Yet Good Guys Wear Black Director 1978
No Score Yet Whiffs Director 1975
No Score Yet The Harrad Experiment Director Producer 1973
93% The Baby Director 1973
82% Magnum Force Director 1973
No Score Yet The Bravos Director Screenwriter 1972
No Score Yet Yuma Director 1971
38% Beneath The Planet Of The Apes Director 1970
92% Hang 'em High Director 1968
No Score Yet The Legend of Tom Dooley Director 1959

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Director
  • 1976
  • 1975
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Director
  • 1964
  • 1963
  • 1960
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Director
  • 1964
  • 1963
  • 1962
  • 1961
  • 1960
  • 1959
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Director
  • 1963
  • 1962
  • 1961
  • 1960
  • 1959
  • 1958
  • 1957
  • 1956
No Score Yet Zane Grey Theatre
1956-1961
Director
  • 1956

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