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Jack Arnold (I) (1916–1992)


Jack Arnold reigns supreme as one of the great directors of 1950s science-fiction features. His films are distinguished by moody black and white cinematography, solid acting, smart, thoughtful scripts, snappy pacing, a genuine heartfelt enthusiasm for the genre and plenty of eerie atmosphere. Arnold was born on October 14, 1916, in New Haven, ... See full bio »

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 1981 The Fall Guy (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1981 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Guardians (1981)
 1980 Marilyn: The Untold Story (TV Movie)
 1980 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1977-1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Campus Terror (1978)
 1978 The Bionic Woman (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1977 The San Pedro Beach Bums (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1977 Wonder Woman (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1977 Sex and the Married Woman (TV Movie)
 1976 Holmes and Yoyo (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Last Phantom (1976)
 1976 The Wackiest Wagon Train in the West (archive footage)
 1976 McNaughton's Daughter (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
 1976 Movin' On (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Witch Hunt (1976)
 1975 Archer (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Blood Money (1975)
 1975 Boss Nigger
 1974 Black Eye
 1973-1974 Dusty's Trail (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1974 The Magician (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1970-1974 The Brady Bunch (TV Series) (15 episodes)
- Amateur Nite (1973)
 1972 McCloud (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1971-1972 Love, American Style (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Love and the Artful Codger/Love and the Neglected Wife/Love and the Traveling Salesman (1971) ... (segments "Love and the Neglected Wife", "Love and the Traveling Salesman")
 1970-1971 Nanny and the Professor (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1970 The Virginian (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Hannah (1970)
 1970 Make Room for Granddaddy (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1968-1969 Mod Squad (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1968 Rowan & Martin at the Movies (Documentary short)
 1968 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Home Free (1968)
- The Trap (1968)
 1967 Cowboy in Africa (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Lake Sinclair (1967)
 1967 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Instant Money (1967)
 1966 The Mouse That Roared (TV Movie)
 1966 Run Buddy Run (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Bank Holdup (1966)
 1966 It's About Time (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Tailor Made Hero (1966)
- The Initiation (1966)
 1965 Who Goes There? (TV Movie)
 1964-1965 Perry Mason (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1959-1964 Rawhide (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Canliss (1964)
 1963-1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Think Pretty (1964)
 1963 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Ship's Doctor (1963)
- Jail Ward (1963)
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1959-1960 Mr. Lucky (TV Series) (15 episodes)
- Dangerous Lady (1960)
- Stacked Deck (1960)
- Last Journey (1960)
- Taking a Chance (1960)
 1959-1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- The Hunt (1960)
- Vendetta (1959)
- Love Me to Death (1959)
- Keep Smiling (1959)
 1959 Bold Venture (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1959 World of Giants (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Panic in 3-B (1959)
 1959 Wagon Train (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1956 Red Sundown
 1955-1956 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Sound of Murder (1956)
- Spider, Inc. (1955)
 1955 Tarantula
 1953 The Glass Web
 1951 The Challenge (Documentary short)
 1951 Working Through College (Documentary short)
 1951 World Affairs Are Your Affairs (Documentary)
 1949 Our Union (Documentary short)
 1948 The Chicken of Tomorrow (Documentary short)
 1947 The Valley of the Shadow (Documentary short)
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Stage Play: The Fabulous Invalid. Written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. Scenic Design by Donald Oenslager. Directed by George S. Kaufman. Broadhurst Theatre: 8 Oct 1938- 3 Dec 1938 (65 performances). Cast: Iris Adrian (as "Daisy LaHiff") [final Broadway role], Albert Amato (as "Auctioneer's Assistant"), Jack Arnold (as "A Delivery ... See more »

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4 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 10 Articles | See more »
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I love science fiction. As a youngster, I used to buy all the pulp magazines. I loved them. I was very pleased when I was assigned to direct my first SF film because I was still an avid fan. The more I did this type of film the better I liked it, because the studio left me alone. Fortunately, no one at that time at the studio was an expert at directing SF films, so I claimed to be one. I wasn't, ... See more »

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As a director, he said he liked to think of the movie screen as a traditional proscenium-arch stage into which people and objects could abruptly enter as if coming in from the wings. He often used this technique for shock effect, as in It Came from Outer Space (1953) when Russell Johnson's hand suddenly reaches in from the side of the screen to touch a startled Barbara Rush on the shoulder. See more »

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