Tom Gries Movies List

Tom Gries
Tom Gries
20-12-1922
Chicago, Illinois, USA
15
The Bushwhackers

Director Tom Gries Filmography

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The Greatest
The Greatest ( English )
Artist: Muhammad Ali , Ernest Borgnine , Sally Bondi , Richard Gullage , Robert Duvall
Director: Tom Gries , Monte Hellman
Music Director: John Marshall
Release date: 17-05-1977
Helter Skelter
Helter Skelter ( English )
Director: Tom Gries
Release date: 01-04-1976
Breakheart Pass
Breakheart Pass ( English )
Director: Tom Gries , Michael Preece
Music Director: Jerry Goldsmith
Release date: 25-12-1975
Breakout
Breakout ( English )
Director: Tom Gries
Music Director: Jerry Goldsmith
Release date: 22-05-1975
The Connection
The Connection ( English )
Artist: Charles Durning , Ronny Cox , Zohra Lampert , Dennis Cole , Heather MacRae
Director: Tom Gries
Music Director: John Murtaugh
Release Year: 1973
The Glass House
The Glass House ( English )
Director: Tom Gries
Release date: 04-02-1972
Earth II
Earth II ( English )
Director: Tom Gries
Music Director: Lalo Schifrin
Release date: 28-11-1971
The Hawaiians
The Hawaiians ( English )
Director: Tom Gries
Release date: 17-06-1970
Number One
Number One ( English )
Director: Tom Gries
Release date: 21-08-1969
100 Rifles
100 Rifles ( English )
Director: Tom Gries
Music Director: Jerry Goldsmith
Release date: 26-03-1969
Showing 1 to 10 of 15 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 15 movies

Tom Gries Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Thomas S. "Tom" Gries (20 December 1922; Chicago, Illinois – 3 January 1977; Pacific Palisades, California) was an American TV and film director, writer and producer. Educated at the Loyola Academy and Georgetown University, Gries began working in TV in the 1950s as a writer and director, on such programmes as Bronco,"Rat Patrol", Wanted: Dead or Alive, The Westerner, The Rifleman, East Side/West Side, Mission: Impossible, Route 66, Batman and I Spy. He won Emmy Awards for his direction on East Side/West Side in 1964 and The Glass House in 1972. In the cinema, Gries directed some low-budget movies in the 1950s before concentrating his efforts more on TV. In the late 1960s, he wrote and directed what is generally acknowledged to be his greatest work in either medium, the western Will Penny, which starred Charlton Heston and was released in 1968. It was based on an episode of the TV series The Westerner that Gries wrote and directed in 1960, entitled "Line Camp". Gries subsequently made two other films with Heston, the much less successful Number One, and The Hawaiians, and directed several other films with other high profile actors such as Burt Reynolds and Charles Bronson into the 1970s, though they failed to reach the critical approval that Will Penny received. The most successful of his later works was Helter Skelter, made in 1976, which was a TV film based on the notorious Charles Manson Family. During post-production on his final film, The Greatest (1977), a biography on boxer Muhammed Ali (in which Ali also played himself), Tom Gries collapsed and died of a heart attack while playing tennis. He was 54 years old. He is the father of actor/director Jon Gries (who appeared under the name Jon Francis in Will Penny as a child actor). Description above from the Wikipedia article Tom Gries, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

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