Country: USA
Year: 1976
Duration: 100'


film director

Don Siegel

(Chicago, 1912, Nipoma, 1991) graduated from Cambridge, and debuted as a director in 1945 with two short films that won an Oscar. The director of low-budget films, Riot in Cell Block 11 (1945) and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) brought him to the attention of European critics and showcased his cynical and pessimistic views. Noir films (The Lineup, 1958), westerns (Two Mules for Sister Sara, 1970) and detective films (Dirty Harry, 1971) were the favorite genres of a directors who is recognized as one of the last great authors of classic cinema.


Star in the Night (cm, 1945), Hitler Lives (cm, 1945), The Big Steal (Il tesoro della Sierra Madre, 1949), Riot in Cell Block 11 (Rivolta al blocco 11, 1954), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (L'invasione degli ultracorpi, 1956), Crime in the Streets (Delitto nella strada, 1956), Baby Face Nelson (Faccia d'angelo, 1957), The Lineup (Crimine silenzioso, 1958), Flaming Star (Stella di fuoco, 1960), Madigan (Squadra omicidi, sparate a vista!, 1968), Coogan's Bluff (L'uomo dalla cravatta di cuoio, 1968), Two Mules for Sister Sara (Gli avvoltoi hanno fame, 1970), The Beguiled (La notte brava del soldato Jonathan, 1971), Dirty Harry (Ispettore Callaghan: il caso Scorpio è tuo, 1971), Charley Varrick (Chi ucciderà Charley Varrick?, 1973), The Shootist (Il pistolero, 1976), Telefon (id., 1977), Escape from Alcatraz (Fuga da Alcatraz, 1979).


& Credits

DIRECTOR: Don Siegel. STORY: from the novel The Shootist by Glendon Swarthout. SCREENPLAY: Scott Hale, Miles Hood Swarthout. CINEMATOGRAPHY: Bruce Surtees. EDITING: Douglas Stewart. PRODUCTION DESIGN: Robert F. Boyle. MUSIC: Elmer Bernstein. CAST: John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard, James Stewart, Richard Boone, Hugh O'Brian, Bill McKinney, Scatman Crothers, Harry Morgan, Rick Lenz, John Carradine, Sheree North. PRODUCERS: M.J. Francovich, William Self. PRODUCTION: Paramount.