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Tom Gries

Highest Rated:   100% Helter Skelter (1976)
Lowest Rated:   38% Breakout (1975)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Hunter
  • Director
1977
No Score Yet The Greatest
  • Director
1977
100% Helter Skelter
  • Director
1976
78% 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
83% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Batman
1966-1968
  • Director
  • 1966
No Score Yet Zane Grey Theatre
1956-1961
  • Director
  • 1960

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