Gordon Hessler

12 Dec 1930

Director

Gordon Hessler (born 12 December 1930 in Berlin, Germany) is a British film and television director, screenwriter, and producer.
He was raised in England and studied at the University of Reading. While a teenager, he moved to the United States and directed a series of short films and documentaries. Universal Studios hired Hessler as a story reader for the Alfred Hitchcock Presents television series. He became story editor for two seasons (1960–1962) for that series, then served as the associate producer for The Alfred Hitchcock Hour from 1962 until its cancellation in 1965. He directed episodes of that series and several other shows (including Hawaii Five-O).
In 1969, he directed his debut feature film, The Oblong Box, starring Vincent Price. It was the first of three horror films Hessler would direct with the veteran horror star, the other two being Cry of the Banshee (1970) and Scream and Scream Again (1970). Hessler's other films include Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971), The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974) and The Girl in a Swing (1988) starring Meg Tilly, an adaptation of Richard Adams's ghost story novel. The majority of Hessler's directorial work from the late-1970s to date has been in television.

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Filmography (18 titles)

(movie, 1991)
···Journey of Honor
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1989)
···Out on Bail
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1987)
···Rage of Honor
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1987)
···The Misfit Brigade
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
Role: Director
(movie, 1985)
···Pray for Death
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1984)
···Escape from El Diablo
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Role: Director
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Director
Genre: Science Fiction, TV Movie
Role: Director
(series, 1978)
···Little Women
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1974)
···A Cry in the Wilderness
Genre: Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1974)
···Betrayal
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1974)
···Hitchhike!
Genre: Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1973)
···The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Family
Role: Director
(movie, 1973)
···Scream, Pretty Peggy
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1972)
···Embassy
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1971)
···Murders in the Rue Morgue
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1970)
···Cry of the Banshee
Genre: Horror
Role: Director
(movie, 1969)
···The Last Shot You Hear
Genre: Thriller
Role: Director