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William Asher



Cigarillo-chomping producer/director William Asher broke into films with the 1948 low-budgeter Leather Gloves, which he co-produced and co-directed with Richard Quine. Asher then abandoned theatrical films in favor of the burgeoning world of television sitcoms, directing several early episodes of I Love Lucy (including the legendary "Birth of Little Ricky" installment) and Make Room for Daddy. While working on the tongue-in-cheek mystery series The Thin Man, Asher returned to the Big Screen with the 1957 sci-fi programmer The 27th Day. While his direction of the ultraviolent crime flick Johnny Cool (1963) evinced a stylistic sense that might have gone somewhere had it been developed, Asher seemed more comfortable with the nonsensical hijinks of American-International's Beach Party series. From 1964 through 1973, Asher was principal director of the popular sitcom Bewitched, starring his then-wife Elizabeth Montgomery. After directing the disappointing Movers and Shakers (1984), William Asher concentrated his energies on made-for-TV movies: one of these, ironically, was a "fifteen years later" update of Bewitched's principal competition, I Dream of Jeannie.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Big Nothing
  • Screenwriter
2007
No Score Yet Movers & Shakers
  • Producer
  • Director
1985
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie: 15 Years Later
  • Director
1985
No Score Yet Night Warning
  • Director
1983
No Score Yet Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker
  • Director
1981
No Score Yet Fireball 500
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1966
No Score Yet How to Stuff a Wild Bikini
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1965
80% Beach Blanket Bingo
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1965
No Score Yet Bikini Beach
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1964
No Score Yet Muscle Beach Party
  • Director
1964
No Score Yet Johnny Cool
  • Director
  • Producer
1963
43% Beach Party
  • Director
1963
No Score Yet The 27th Day
  • Director
1957
No Score Yet Beach Party
  • Director
1936

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Director

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