Tom Gries

Highest Rated: 100% Helter Skelter (1976)
Lowest Rated: 38% Breakout (1975)
Birthday: Dec 20, 1922
Birthplace: Not Available
A former Chicago newspaper reporter, Tom Gries came to Hollywood in the immediate postwar years as a talent agent. He entered films as a producer and scripter of both fictional and factual features, then spent several years writing TV scripts. Turning director in the early 1960s, Gries won an Emmy for his handling of "Who Do You Kill?," an episode of the dramatic TV series East Side West Side. Gries' feature-film directorial debut came about when he refused to sell his script for the austere western Will Penny (1968) to Paramount unless he was allowed to call the shots on the set. Developing a harmonious relationship with Will Penny star Charlton Heston, Gries went on to direct Heston's Number One (1969) and The Hawaiians (1970). An inveterate workaholic, 54-year-old Tom Gries died of a heart attack while editing his Muhammad Ali biopic The Greatest (1977).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Hunter Director 1977
No Score Yet The Greatest Director 1977
100% Helter Skelter Director 1976
75% Breakheart Pass Director 1975
38% Breakout Director 1975
No Score Yet QB VII Director 1974
No Score Yet The Migrants Producer Director 1974
No Score Yet Lady Ice Producer Director 1973
No Score Yet The Connection Director 1973
No Score Yet Journey Through Rosebud Director 1972
No Score Yet The Glass House Director 1972
No Score Yet Earth II Director 1971
No Score Yet The Hawaiians Director 1970
No Score Yet Fools Director 1970
No Score Yet 100 Rifles Director Screenwriter 1969
85% Will Penny Screenwriter Director 1968
No Score Yet King Dinosaur Screenwriter 1955
No Score Yet Hell's Horizon Director Screenwriter 1955
No Score Yet Serpent Island Director 1954
55% Donovan's Brain Producer 1953
No Score Yet The Bushwackers Actor Screenwriter 1952

TV

CREDIT
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Director
  • 1967
  • 1965
93% Batman
1966-1968
Director
  • 1966
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Director
  • 1966
No Score Yet Zane Grey Theatre
1956-1961
Director
  • 1960
  • 1958

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