James Goldstone

Director, Film editor, Screenwriter
Prolific television director James Goldstone worked steadily in the television and film industry after completing military service the early 1950s. Starting as a script editor Goldstone moved on to writing before ... Read more »
Born: 06/07/1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Director (45)

Amos Burke, Secret Agent 1952 - 1972, 1978 - 1979, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

Bat Masterson 1955 - 1968, 1970 - 1972, 1978 - 1979, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

Death Valley Days 1952 - 1972, 1978 - 1979, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

Dennis the Menace 1952 - 1972, 1978 - 1979, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

Doctor Kildare 1952 - 1972, 1978 - 1979, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises" 1958 - 1962, 1964 - 1968, 1970 - 1972, 1978 - 1979, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

Honey West 1952 - 1972, 1978 - 1979, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

Ironside 1952 - 1975, 1978 - 1979, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

Route 66 1952 - 1972, 1978 - 1979, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

Sentimental Journey 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Director

The Fugitive 1952 - 1972, 1978 - 1979, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. 1952 - 1972, 1978 - 1979, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

The Outer Limits 1952 - 1972, 1978 - 1979, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

Tombstone Territory 1952 - 1972, 1978 - 1979, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 1952 - 1972, 1978 - 1979, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

Calamity Jane 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Director

Studs Lonigan 1958 - 1962, 1964 - 1968, 1970 - 1971, 1978 - 1979 (Tv Show)

Director

When Time Ran Out 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Rollercoaster 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Swashbuckler 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

The Oath: the Sad and Lonely Sundays 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Director

They Only Kill Their Masters 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

Brother John 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

Red Sky at Morning 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

A Man Called Gannon 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

Winning 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

Iron Horse 1958 - 1962, 1966 - 1968 (Tv Show)

Director

Jigsaw 1968 (Movie)

(Director)

Ironside 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Director

Star Trek 1966 (Tv Show)

Director

A Clear and Present Danger (TV Show)

Director

Cry Panic (TV Show)

Director

Dr. Max (TV Show)

Director

Eric (TV Show)

Director

Journey From Darkness (TV Show)

Director

Kent State (TV Show)

Director

Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess (TV Show)

Director

Scalplock (TV Show)

Director

Sentimental Journey (Movie)

(Director)

Shadow Over Elveron (TV Show)

Director

The Bride in Black (TV Show)

Director

Things in Their Season (TV Show)

Director
Producer (1)

Rollercoaster 1977 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Prolific television director James Goldstone worked steadily in the television and film industry after completing military service the early 1950s. Starting as a script editor Goldstone moved on to writing before beginning his long directing career, contributing to numerous popular television series including "Route 66", "The Outer Limits", and "Dr. Kildare". He was perhaps best known for directing the second "Star Trek" television pilot at the invitation of the show's creator Gene Roddenberry, before refusing a long-term contract for the series. Goldstone went on to direct another pilot for the classic series "Ironside" and again evaded contractual commitments. In 1968 Goldstone turned his hand to features and over the next decade directed numerous films that ran the gamut from comedy to mystery, including "Red Sky at Morning", the crime caper "The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight" and the mystery "They Only Kill Their Masters". Throughout the 1980s Goldstone settled into directing television specials and mini-series, his most successful, the award-winning television movie, "Kent State" where his interest in quick pacing and editing was one of the earliest examples of the ''thirty-second-attention span'' principle. In 1988 Goldstone relocated to Vermont and, in addition to holding a post as a visiting professor in film at Columbia University, he directed stage productions for the Oldcastle Theatre Company and served as the head of the Vermont Film Commission.

Relationships

Ruth Goldstone

Wife

EDUCATION

Dartmouth College

Hanover , New Hampshire

Bennington College

Bennington , Vermont

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