50 Years of Action! (1985)

50 Years of Action!
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Robert Wise Actor Himself 1 1000046
James Wall Actor Himself 1 1000045
Elliot Silverstein Actor Himself 1 1000044
Joseph C Youngerman Actor Himself 1 1000047
Richard Crenna Narrator Narration 120790 1000048
Douglass M Stewart Jr. Producer n/a 3 3000001
Douglass M Stewart Jr. Director n/a 2 2000001
Joan Micklin Silver Actor Herself 1 1000043
George Sidney Actor Himself 1 1000042
Martin Ritt Actor Himself 1 1000037
Ernest Ricca Actor Himself 1 1000036
John Rich Actor Himself 1 1000038
John Schlesinger Actor Himself 1 1000039
Susan Seidelman Actor Herself 1 1000041
Gene Searchinger Actor Himself 1 1000040
John Soh Associate Producer n/a 171 3000002
Douglass M Stewart Jr. Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Bill Conti Music n/a 120781 8000001
John Soh Editor n/a 172 7000002
Douglass M Stewart Jr. Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jim Clayter Art Director art direction 183 9000001
Fred Ginsberg Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Michael Lonsdale Sound n/a 120816 14000003
John Lifavi Sound n/a 120816 14000002
James Mathers Photography n/a 120835 6000004
Chuck Clifton Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000003
Steven Tramz Assistant Director (West Coast) 163 5000002
Walter Gilmore Assistant Director (West Coast) 163 5000001
Joe Napolitano Assistant Director (East Coast) 163 5000003
Dwight Williams Assistant Director (East Coast) 163 5000004
Caleb Deschanel Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000002
John Alonzo Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Gordon Parks Actor Himself 1 1000035
H Richard Mutschler Actor Himself 1 1000034
Norman Corwin Actor Himself 1 1000012
Martha Coolidge Actor Herself 1 1000011
Michael Cimino Actor Himeslf 1 1000010
William Crain Actor Himself 1 1000013
Chico Day Actor Himself 1 1000014
Edward Dmytryk Actor Himself 1 1000016
Tom Donovan Actor Himself 1 1000015
Gilbert Cates Actor Himself 1 1000009
Himan Brown Actor Himself 1 1000008
Woody Allen Actor Himself 1 1000003
Stanley Ackerman Actor Himself 1 1000002
John Alonzo Actor Himself 1 1000004
Warren Beatty Actor Himself 1 1000005
Richard Brooks Actor Himself 1 1000007
Steve Besner Actor Himself 1 1000006
Milos Forman Actor Himself 1 1000017
Arthur Forrest Actor Himself 1 1000018
Rouben Mamoulian Actor Himself 1 1000029
Sidney Lumet Actor Himself 1 1000028
Lynne Littman Actor Herself 1 1000027
Joseph L. Mankiewicz Actor Himself 1 1000030
Fletcher Markle Actor Himself 1 1000031
Adam Merims Actor Himself 1 1000033
Patricia McBrearty Actor Herself 1 1000032
Dan Lew Actor Himself 1 1000026
Sheldon Leonard Actor Himself 1 1000025
George L George Actor Himself 1 1000020
Michael H Franklin Actor Himself 1 1000019
Alan Gordon Actor Himself 1 1000021
John Huston Actor Himself 1 1000022
Kim Kurumada Actor Himself 1 1000024
Elia Kazan Actor Himself 1 1000023
Morris R Abrams Actor Himself 1 1000001
Synopsis
The history of the Directors Guild of America is recounted. Begun in the years when people in the United States were fighting for unions, the guild was initially not recognized by the movie studios. The organization was started by twelve men and evolved fairly peacefully until 1950 when president Joseph L Mankiewicz was branded a Commnuist and almost unseated Cecil B. DeMille. The history of the guild goes on from there, up to the formation of a Bill of Rights which was being developed during the filming of the documentary.