Paul Wendkos

Director
Capable technician who directed episodes of TV's "Naked City" and "Mr. Novak" and made several documentaries before moving on to feature work in 1957. Wendkos' first film was "The Burglar", an off-beat film noir which ... Read more »
Born: 09/19/1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

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Alcoa/Goodyear Theater 1958 - 1968, 1974 - 1978, 1983 - 1984, 1989 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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Ben Casey 1955 - 1970, 1974 - 1978, 1983 - 1984, 1989 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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Blind Faith 1959 - 1962, 1983 - 1984, 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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Bloodlines: Murder in the Family 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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Boone 1958 - 1968, 1974 - 1978, 1983 - 1984, 1989 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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Burke's Law 1959 - 1968, 1974 - 1978, 1983 - 1984, 1989 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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Celebrity 1959 - 1960, 1983 - 1984, 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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Harold Robbins' "79 Park Avenue" 1959 - 1962, 1977 - 1978, 1983 - 1984, 1989 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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Harry O 1959 - 1962, 1974 - 1978, 1983 - 1984, 1989 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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Honey West 1955 - 1970, 1974 - 1978, 1983 - 1984, 1989 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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I Spy 1959 - 1962, 1965 - 1968, 1974 - 1978, 1983 - 1984, 1989 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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Law of the Plainsman 1959 - 1962, 1983 - 1984, 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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Route 66 1955 - 1970, 1974 - 1978, 1983 - 1984, 1989 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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The Alcoa Hour 1955 - 1970, 1974 - 1978, 1983 - 1984, 1989 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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The Big Valley 1955 - 1970, 1974 - 1978, 1983 - 1984, 1989 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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The Detectives 1959 - 1962, 1983 - 1984, 1989 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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The Dick Powell Show 1955 - 1970, 1974 - 1978, 1983 - 1984, 1989 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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The Invaders 1958 - 1968, 1974 - 1978, 1983 - 1984, 1989 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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The Rifleman 1958 - 1968, 1974 - 1978, 1983 - 1984, 1989 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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The Untouchables 1958 - 1968, 1974 - 1978, 1983 - 1984, 1989 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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The Wild Wild West 1958 - 1970, 1974 - 1978, 1983 - 1984, 1989 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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Trial: The Price of Passion 1959 - 1962, 1983 - 1984, 1989 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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Good Cops, Bad Cops: The Biggest Heist in History 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The Chase 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Picking Up the Pieces 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The Execution 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Big John 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Golden Gate 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Act of Violence 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Betrayal 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Secrets 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Special Delivery 1976 (Movie)

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The Delphi Bureau 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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Travis Logan, D.A. 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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Cannon For Cordoba 1970 (Movie)

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Fear No Evil 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

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Guns of the Magnificent Seven 1969 (Movie)

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Hawaii Five-O 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

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The Mephisto Waltz 1969 (Movie)

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Attack on the Iron Coast 1968 (Movie)

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Hell Boats 1968 (Movie)

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Johnny Tiger 1965 (Movie)

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Gidget Goes to Rome 1962 (Movie)

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Angel Baby 1961 (Movie)

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Gidget Goes Hawaiian 1961 (Movie)

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Because They're Young 1960 (Movie)

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Battle of the Coral Sea 1958 (Movie)

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Face of a Fugitive 1958 (Movie)

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Gidget 1958 (Movie)

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Tarawa Beachead 1957 (Movie)

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The Burglar 1957 (Movie)

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A Cry For Love (TV Show)

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A Death of Innocence (TV Show)

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A Little Game (TV Show)

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A Match Made in Heaven (TV Show)

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A Tattered Web (TV Show)

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A Wing and a Prayer (TV Show)

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Cocaine: One Man's Seduction (TV Show)

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Death Among Friends (TV Show)

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Different (TV Show)

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Farrell For the People (TV Show)

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Footsteps (TV Show)

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Good Against Evil (TV Show)

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Guilty Until Proven Innocent (TV Show)

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Haunts of the Very Rich (TV Show)

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Honor Thy Father (TV Show)

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Intimate Agony (TV Show)

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Nobody Lives Forever (Movie)

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Right to Die (TV Show)

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Scorned and Swindled (TV Show)

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Six Against the Rock (TV Show)

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Terror on the Beach (TV Show)

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The Awakening of Candra (TV Show)

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The Bad Seed (TV Show)

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The Brotherhood of the Bell (TV Show)

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The Death of Richie (TV Show)

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The Family Rico (TV Show)

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The Five of Me (TV Show)

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The Legend of Lizzie Borden (TV Show)

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The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd (TV Show)

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The Ordeal of Patty Hearst (TV Show)

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The Strangers in 7A (TV Show)

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The Underground Man (TV Show)

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Producer (1)

Stalk the Wild Child (TV Show)

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Actor (1)

Sandra Dee 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Biography

Capable technician who directed episodes of TV's "Naked City" and "Mr. Novak" and made several documentaries before moving on to feature work in 1957. Wendkos' first film was "The Burglar", an off-beat film noir which has generated some cult interest, partly thanks to an atypically restrained performance by Jayne Mansfield. Other early features, such as "Angel Baby" (1960), displayed some visual flair but later work was increasingly routine. Since the early 1970s, Wendkos has done the bulk of his directing for TV: among his well-received dramas are "Honor Thy Father" (1973), "79 Park Avenue" (1978) and "The Ordeal of Patty Hearst" (1979).

EDUCATION

Columbia University

New York , New York

Milestones

1957

Film directing debut, "The Burglar"

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