News: Having trouble registering?  Please feel free to contact us at help[at]  We will help you get an account set up.

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this board.
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: Dirty Harry Directors  (Read 2544 times)
Member Extraordinaire
Offline Offline

Posts: 577

Your mouthwash aint makin' it.

View Profile Email
« on: January 10, 2004, 09:59:46 PM »

Why do you guys think Don Siegel didn't direct any of  the Dirty Harry sequels? With each movie having a different have to wonder.
« Last Edit: January 10, 2004, 10:03:45 PM by Dannyman » Logged


"I had vegetarian huevos rancheros, then some sort of a filtered decaf cappuccino that tasted like it was filtered through a jock strap."
Philo Beddoe Jr
Member Extraordinaire
Offline Offline

Posts: 1750

View Profile Email
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2004, 06:46:49 AM »

Hi Dannyman,

I don't know why really, but it is interesting to look at the other films he was making while the Harry sequels were being done.

At the time Magnum Force was released Siegel had done Charlie Varrick

At the time The Enforcer was released he had just done The Shootist and Telefon

He had stopped directing films when Sudden Impact came out.

All the above mentioned Siegel films are very good films.
I wish I could rate all the Harry sequels as highly as I rate these films.

Whilst on the topic of Siegel, I might add that I recently saw Hell is for Heroes.  Siegel directed this and it was released in 1962.  It stars Steve McQueen.  You could tell Siegel was just coming out of television movies/series from his directorial style, but it is a very good film, and a great performance by McQueen.


Offline Offline

Posts: 5

Come Sundown, Come Hell

View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2006, 11:29:12 AM »

Those were good answers. Also one reason could have been that Siegel didn't want to direct sequel to his or someone else's films.

Siegel made great job with Flaming Star too. Very fine director.
Full Member
Offline Offline

Posts: 171

"Trick or Treat, punk."

View Profile Email
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2006, 06:52:36 AM »

I heard somewhere that The Enforcer was James Fargo's first movie.  He did a pretty good job!

All Aboard the Crazy Train.
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 

C L I N T E A S T W O O D . N E T