Produced and directed the pilot for The Legend of Jesse James
(1965). When the series was picked up, Siegel became the series' producer but did not direct any episodes.
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Don | Donald Siegel | Allen Smithee
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[on Walter Matthau
] One of the funniest men I ever worked with and didn't understand a thing about the movie [Charley Varrick
(1973)] at all. When I showed him the first cut all he said was, "Well, I got to admit it's a picture but can anyone tell me what the hell it's all about?"
Contains spoilers. Don Siegal directed in their last acting roles Ronald Reagan (Browning) in The Killers (1964) and John Wayne (Books) in The Shootist (1976) in which both actors' characters were killed in their last scenes as actors.
His films were frequently interpreted as having controversial, right-wing political or sociological undertone, which Siegel never commented on