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List of Sal Mineo Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
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Rebel Without a Cause
TV-PG
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This 1955 American drama revolves around a troubled but sensitive teenager named Jim, who rejected his elder’s values, and also wanted to have a purpose in life. The film is known as a groundbreaking attempt to portray the moral decay of the American youth of the time, as well as to explore the conflicts between generations. 

Role:
John 'Plato' Crawford
Starring:
James Dean, Natalie Wood, Dennis Hopper, Jim Backus, Ann Doran
Directed By:
Nicholas Ray
3. Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
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Somebody Up There Likes Me
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Rocky Graziano, who had a difficult childhood, makes a career in crime. He frequently run in prisons and detention centres, and there too he is unruly. Once out, he takes up boxing to earn quick money. He quickly realises his potential in the ring and fights odds to become a champion.

Role:
Romolo
Starring:
Paul Newman, Pier Angeli, Robert Duvall, Steven McQueen, Harold J. Stone, Eileen Heckart, Everett Sloane
Directed By:
Robert Wise
5. Rock, Pretty Baby (1956)
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Rock, Pretty Baby
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Role:
Angelo Barrato
Starring:
Fay Wray, Luana Patten, Edward Platt, John Saxon
Directed By:
Richard Bartlett
6. Who Killed Teddy Bear (1965)
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Who Killed Teddy Bear
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As a disco hostess is stalked by a sexual predator, she decides to ask help from a detective, who shows a personal interest in the case. 

Role:
Lawrence Sherman
Starring:
Elaine Stritch, Jan Murray, Juliet Prowse, Margot Bennett
Directed By:
Joseph Cates
7. Six Bridges to Cross (1955)
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Six Bridges to Cross
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Inspired by the Great Brinks Robbery of Boston, the film follows young Jerry Florea, who is wounded by policeman Ed Gallagher during a robbery. Later, the approachable policeman tries to guide Jerry. Pretending to have changed, Jerry pulls off a heist at Brinks, which strains his relationship with Ed. After a change of heart, Jerry decides to reform and needs Ed’s help.

Role:
Jerry Florea - as a Boy
Starring:
Tony Curtis, Julie Adams, George Nader, Jay C. Flippen
Directed By:
Joseph Pevney
8. The Gene Krupa Story (1959)
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The Gene Krupa Story
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Based on the life of the famous jazz drummer, the film shows young Gene Krupa determined to become a drummer even in the face of parental objection.  Although he later joins a seminary out of respect for his father, he leaves it within a year and moves to New York City, where he becomes a sensation. But fame is not easy to handle and he soon falls prey to drugs and seductive women.   

Role:
Gene Krupa
Starring:
Bobby Troup, Gavin MacLeod, James Darren, Susan Kohner, Yvonne Craig
Directed By:
Don Weis
10. Dino (1957)
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Dino
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After spending several years at a juvenile detention center for being involved in the murder of a night watchman, Dino is eventually released. He is brought to Larry Sheridan for therapy, who tries to understand Dino’s problems and his psychology. He learns that while Dino has been away, his brother got involved with a gang, and now he expects Dino to join them.

Role:
Dino Minetta
Starring:
Brian Keith, Frank Faylen, Joe De Santis, Susan Kohner
Directed By:
Thomas Carr
11. Crime in the Streets (1956)
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Crime in the Streets
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Frankie Dane, the leader of a slum youth gang, intends to take revenge on neighbor Mr. McAllister for humiliating him, and for reporting one of the gang members for carrying a zip gun. Social Worker Ben Wagner learns about his plan to kill McAllister, and tries without much success to reach out and talk to Frankie. Does Frankie finally takes his revenge?

Role:
Angelo Gioia
Starring:
James Whitmore, Virginia Gregg, Mark Rydell, Peter J. Votrian
Directed By:
Don Siegel
12. Exodus (1960)
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Exodus
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This historical drama film revolves around the creation of the State of Israel, created in 1948. This however results in war with its Arab neighbors.

Starring:
Eva Marie Saint, Otto Preminger, Paul Newman, Lee J. Cobb, Ralph Richardson, Peter Lawford
Directed By:
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor
13. Tonka (1958)
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Tonka
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In 1870s, Sioux brave White Bull trains a wild colt, naming him Tonka Wakan. His senior cousin demands Tonka, but mistreats the horse, so White Bull sets him free. Tonka finally reaches the stables of US cavalry Captain Myles Keogh. When the Indian tribes collectively confront US cavalry led by General Custer, Tonka becomes a part of the Battle of Little Bighorn. 

Role:
White Bull
Starring:
Slim Pickens, Jerome Courtland, Philip Carey, Joy Page, Slim Pickens
Directed By:
Lewis R. Foster
14. The Private War of Major Benson (1955)
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The Private War of Major Benson
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Tough talking, no-nonsense Major Barney Benson is sent to Sheridan Academy, a Catholic boys military academy, to fix the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program. Unfortunately, the students have other things in mind and end up changing Benson for the better with a little help from Dr. Kay Lambert.

Starring:
Charlton Heston, Julie Adams, William Demarest, Nana Bryant, Tim Hovey
Directed By:
Jerry Hopper
15. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
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The Greatest Story Ever Told
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The Greatest Story Ever Told is a historical drama film which revolves around the life and the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, presented in two parts.  

Starring:
Donald Pleasence, Sidney Poitier, Telly Savalas, David McCallum, Pat Boone, Martin Landau, Shelley Winters
Directed By:
16. Sonic Boom (1974)
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Sonic Boom
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Starring:
George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Mark Harmon, Kristin Nelson, George Kennedy, Tisha Sterling, Kaye Ballard, Jonathan Winters
Directed By:
Jeffrey Mandel
17. The Young Don't Cry (1957)
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The Young Don't Cry
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At a home in Georgia for troubled orphans, Les is a teen who stands up for meek kids to protect them from bullies. However, due to this, he is regarded as a troublemaker by the caretakers. He soon gets involved with a  convict who is planning an escape from a prison camp.

Role:
Leslie Henderson
Starring:
James Whitmore, J. Carrol Naish, Gene Lyons, Paul Carr
Directed By:
Alfred L. Werker
18. Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
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Escape from the Planet of the Apes
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After three talking apes appear on Earth in a spacecraft, humanity is quite shocked. One man believes that they might be a threat to humanity, and soon they are subjected to scientific experiments. However, the apes decide to attempt an escape.

Starring:
Eric Braeden, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Natalie Trundy, Bradford Dillman
Directed By:
Don Taylor
19. Escape from Zahrain (1962)
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Escape from Zahrain
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Escape from Zahrain is an action adventure film, which tells the story of a group of revolutionary college students who rescue a captured guerrilla fighter after his execution is order by the leader of the country.  After the rescue, they attempt to get him to a safe location outside the country. 

Role:
Ahmed
Starring:
Yul Brynner, James Mason, Anthony Caruso, Jack Warden
Directed By:
Ronald Neame
20. 80 Steps to Jonah (1969)
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80 Steps to Jonah
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Mark Johan Winters is a migrant worker, who realizes that he has been hitchhiking on a stolen car. When the police arrive, he decides to flee, thinking that he will not be able to prove his innocence. He eventually finds himself in a summer camp for blind children.

Starring:
Keenan Wynn, Mickey Rooney, Slim Pickens, Wayne Newton, Jo Van Fleet, Diana Ewing
Directed By:
Gerd Oswald
21. A Private's Affair (1959)
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A Private's Affair
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A Private’s Affair is a comedy musical film which tells the story of three guys from different backgrounds who meet in the barracks of an Army boot camp. They manage to become friends within a short time, and after discovering that they all share a talent for music, they decide to compose a song.  Things take a turn when the song unexpectedly catches the attention of a TV host.

Role:
Luigi J. Maresi
Starring:
Barbara Eden, Bob Denver, Barry Coe, Christine Carère, Gary Crosby
Directed By:
Raoul Walsh
22. Krakatoa: East of Java (1968)
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Krakatoa: East of Java
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Ship captain Hanson is headed for the Dutch East Indies, in order to hunt for a precious treasure, along with his mistress and a group of convicts. His mistress has been accompanying them as she knows about the whereabouts of the treasure, but the real reason she is coming with them, is to look for her young  son, whom she believes to be lost somewhere in the region.    

Role:
Leoncavallo
Starring:
Maximilian Schell, Brian Keith, Rossano Brazzi, Diane Baker
Directed By:
Bernard L. Kowalski

TV Movie(s)

1. How to Steal an Airplane (1971)
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How to Steal an Airplane
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Role:
Luis Ortega
Starring:
Claudine Longet, Pete Duel, Clinton Greyn, Katharine Crawford
Directed By:
Leslie H. Martinson
2. Stranger on the Run (1967)
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Stranger on the Run
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Role:
George Blaylock
Starring:
Anne Baxter, Henry Fonda, Michael Parks, Dan Duryea, Henry Fonda
Directed By:
Don Siegel
3. The Dangerous Days of Kiowa Jones (1966)
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The Dangerous Days of Kiowa Jones
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Role:
Bobby Jack Wilkes
Starring:
Harry Dean Stanton, Gary Merrill, Robert Horton, Diane Baker
Directed By:
Alex March
4. The Family Rico (1972)
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The Family Rico
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Starring:
Ben Gazzara, Leif Erickson, Dane Clark, Jack Carter
Directed By:
Paul Wendkos
5. In Search of America (1971)
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In Search of America
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Starring:
Jeff Bridges, Vera Miles, Carl Betz, Ruth McDevitt, Renne Jarrett
Directed By:
Paul Bogart
6. The Challengers (1970)
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The Challengers
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Starring:
Anne Baxter, Richard Conte, Darren McGavin, Nico Minardos
Directed By:
Leslie H. Martinson
7. Cry Vengeance! (1961)
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Cry Vengeance!
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Starring:
Sorrell Booke, Peter Falk, Ben Gazzara, Cal Bellini
Directed By:
Franklin J. Schaffner

TV Shows and Videos

Omnibus (1952)
Omnibus
Starring:
Fredric March, Christopher Plummer, Geraldine Page, Buddy Ebsen, Jessica Tandy, George C. Scott, Elsa Lanchester
Directed By:
Andrew McCullough, Norman Lloyd, Charles S. Dubin, Harry Horner, Delbert Mann
Big Town (1950)
Big Town
Starring:
Jack Klugman, Cloris Leachman, Claude Akins, Grace Kelly, Mark Stevens, Patrick McVey
Directed By:
William Asher, George Waggner, Charles F. Haas, David Lowell Rich, Mark Stevens
Kraft Television Theatre (1947)
Kraft Television Theatre
Starring:
Steve Allen, Rod Steiger, Cliff Robertson, Walter Matthau, Art Carney, Sessue Hayakawa, Lorne Greene
Directed By:
William A. Graham, Stanley Quinn, Paul Bogart, Harry Herrmann, Richard Dunlap
Combat! (1962)
Combat!
Starring:
Luise Rainer, Frankie Avalon, Wayne Rogers, Tom Skerritt, Lee Marvin, John Aniston, Leonard Nimoy
Directed By:
Michael Caffey, Richard Benedict, Bernard McEveety, Paul Stanley, Sutton Roley
Ellery Queen (1975)
Ellery Queen
Starring:
Dick Van Patten, Larry Hagman, Don Ameche, Vincent Price, Mel Ferrer, Ray Milland, Tom Bosley
Directed By:
Peter H. Hunt, Seymour Robbie, Ernest Pintoff, Jack Arnold, James Sheldon
Court Martial (1965)
Court Martial
Starring:
Judi Dench, Diane Cilento, Peter Graves, Donald Sutherland, Dennis Hopper, Oliver Reed, Anthony Quayle
Janet Dean, Registered Nurse (1954)
Janet Dean, Registered Nurse
Role:
Jose Garcia (1 episode, 1954)
Starring:
Ella Raines, Darren McGavin, Lenore Lonergan, Anne Sargent,
The Immortal (1969)
The Immortal
Starring:
Ed Begley Jr., Bruce Dern, Barry Sullivan, Paul Frees, David Brian
The Greatest Show on Earth (1963)
The Greatest Show on Earth
Starring:
Lucille Ball, Buster Keaton, Jack Lord, Louis Jourdan, Agnes Moorehead, Rory Calhoun, Jack Palance
Directed By:
Vincent McEveety, Allen Reisner, Robert Butler, Paul Wendkos, Leslie H. Martinson
Mona McCluskey (1965)
Mona McCluskey
Starring:
Robert Strauss, Bartlett Robinson, Herbert Rudley, Juliet Prowse
Columbo (1971)
Columbo
Starring:
Ian McShane, Laurence Harvey, Dick Van Dyke, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mako Iwamatsu, Leslie Nielsen, Faye Dunaway
Directed By:
Vincent McEveety, James Frawley, Patrick McGoohan, Bernard L. Kowalski, Harvey Hart
The Philco Television Playhouse (1948)
The Philco Television Playhouse
Starring:
Audra Lindley, Vivian Vance, Joanne Woodward, Jackie Cooper, Eli Wallach, Mary Wickes, Jean Stapleton
Directed By:
Delbert Mann, Fred Coe, Gordon Duff, Vincent J. Donehue, Arthur Penn
Goodyear Television Playhouse (1951)
Goodyear Television Playhouse
Starring:
Ernest Borgnine, Inger Stevens, Roger Moore, Patricia Neal, Jason Robards, Hume Cronyn, Gena Rowlands
Directed By:
Paul Stanley, Robert Mulligan, Jack Smight, Herbert Hirschman, Delbert Mann
Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963)
Kraft Suspense Theatre
Starring:
Edd Byrnes, Tippi Hedren, Eleanor Parker, Tina Louise, Gloria Swanson, John Forsythe, Milton Berle
Directed By:
Walter Grauman, Don Weis, Alex March, Ralph Senensky, Buzz Kulik
The Ann Sothern Show (1958)
The Ann Sothern Show
Starring:
Joel Grey, Ann Sothern, Frances Bavier, Connie Stevens, Eva Gabor, Lucille Ball, Don Porter
Directed By:
James V. Kern, Richard Whorf, Sidney Miller, Paul Harrison, Abby Berlin
Mission: Impossible (1966)
Mission: Impossible
TV-PG
Starring:
Ray Walston, Robert Reed, George Takei, Ed Asner, Lee Grant, Lloyd Bridges, Mary Ann Mobley
Directed By:
Bernard L. Kowalski, John Llewellyn Moxey, Alexander Singer, Paul Krasny, Reza Badiyi
Studio One (1948)
Studio One
Starring:
Jerry Stiller, Anne Bancroft, Charles Bronson, Warren Beatty, William Shatner, Elizabeth Montgomery, Abe Vigoda
Directed By:
Paul Nickell, Franklin J. Schaffner, Tom Donovan, Allen Reisner, Robert Mulligan
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963)
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
Starring:
George Peppard, Bob Newhart, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Nanette Fabray, Jimmy Durante, Fred Astaire, Arthur Godfrey
Directed By:
Stuart Rosenberg, Sydney Pollack, Ron Winston, David Butler, Lawrence Dobkin
Pursuit (1958)
Pursuit
Starring:
Fernando Lamas, Jackie Cooper, Patricia Neal, Keenan Wynn, Dennis Hopper, Robert Alda, Warner Anderson
Directed By:
David Greene, Buzz Kulik
The Name of the Game (1968)
The Name of the Game
Starring:
Janet Leigh, Charles Boyer, Carolyn Jones, Hal Holbrook, Veronica Cartwright, Orson Welles, Broderick Crawford
Directed By:
Steven Spielberg, Barry Shear, Nicholas Colasanto, Seymour Robbie, John Llewellyn Moxey
Run for Your Life (1965)
Run for Your Life
Starring:
Bobby Darin, Celeste Holm, Rita Moreno, Ossie Davis, Lesley Ann Warren, John Drew Barrymore, Katharine Ross
Directed By:
Leo Penn, Alexander Singer, Leslie H. Martinson, Richard Benedict, Alf Kjellin
Police Story (1973)
Police Story
Starring:
David Cassidy, Elinor Donahue, Della Reese, Cindy Williams, Joyce Bulifant, Edward James Olmos, David Hasselhoff
Directed By:
Virgil W. Vogel, Barry Crane, Richard Benedict, Alexander Singer, Michael O'Herlihy
Burke's Law (1963)
Burke's Law
Starring:
Dawn Wells, Dina Merrill, Nancy Sinatra, Mel Blanc, Luciana Paluzzi, Annette Funicello, Paul Lynde
Directed By:
Don Weis, Jerry Hopper, Don Taylor, Richard Kinon, Murray Golden
Harry O (1973)
Harry O
Starring:
Kurt Russell, Linda Lavin, Martin Sheen, Margot Kidder, Linda Evans, Laurence Luckinbill, Farrah Fawcett
Directed By:
Jerry London, Russ Mayberry, Don Weis, John Newland, Richard Benedict
The Patty Duke Show (1963)
The Patty Duke Show
TV-G
Starring:
James Brolin, William Christopher, Charles Nelson Reilly, Sorrell Booke, Jean Stapleton, Paul Lynde, Patty Duke
Directed By:
Stanley Prager, Gary Nelson, Bruce Bilson, William Asher, Claudio Guzmán
Screen Directors Playhouse (1955)
Screen Directors Playhouse
Starring:
Bea Benaderet, Walter Brennan, Errol Flynn, John Banner, Fred MacMurray, Jerry Mathers, Alan Young
Directed By:
Frank Borzage, Tay Garnett, John Brahm, George Waggner, Leo McCarey
Hawaii Five-O (1968)
Hawaii Five-O
Starring:
William Devane, Bert Convy, George Chakiris, Marion Ross, Kelly Preston, Christopher Walken, Helen Hayes
Directed By:
Michael O'Herlihy, Charles S. Dubin, Paul Stanley, Allen Reisner, Richard Benedict
Tenafly (1973)
Tenafly
Starring:
Bob Crane, Melissa Gilbert, Mel Ferrer, Luciana Paluzzi, Tom Bosley, James McEachin
Directed By:
Robert Day, Richard A. Colla
The DuPont Show of the Month (1957)
The DuPont Show of the Month
Starring:
Joss Ackland, Mike Nichols, John Gielgud, Harpo Marx, Rex Harrison, Barbara Bel Geddes, Anne Meara
Directed By:
Robert Mulligan, Ralph Nelson, Alex Segal, Sidney Lumet, Daniel Petrie
Dr. Kildare (1961)
Dr. Kildare
Starring:
James Earl Jones, Lauren Bacall, Jack Nicholson, Teri Garr, Sam Waterston, James Franciscus, Richard Chamberlain
Directed By:
Leo Penn, Corey Allen, John Newland, Jack Arnold, Paul Stanley
Dan August (1970)
Dan August
Starring:
Burt Reynolds, John Ritter, Harrison Ford, William Gary Busey, Mickey Rooney, Carolyn Jones, Larry Hagman
Directed By:
Ralph Senensky, George McCowan, Harvey Hart, Gene Nelson, Lewis Allen
Climax! (1954)
Climax!
Starring:
Katy Jurado, Sterling Holloway, Dorothy McGuire, Anna May Wong, Werner Klemperer, Raymond Burr, Red Skelton
Directed By:
Buzz Kulik, Allen Reisner, John Frankenheimer, Paul Nickell, Jack Smight
The Alcoa Hour (1955)
The Alcoa Hour
Starring:
Lillian Gish, Teresa Wright, Anne Bancroft, Vincent Price, Lee Grant, Eddie Albert, Lloyd Bridges
Directed By:
Robert Mulligan, Herbert Hirschman, Norman Felton, Sidney Lumet, Kirk Browning
My Three Sons (1960)
My Three Sons
TV-G
Starring:
Micky Dolenz, Jane Wyman, William Frawley, Ryan O'Neal, Jodie Foster, Jerry Mathers, Anne Baxter
Directed By:
Gene Reynolds, Earl Bellamy, James Sheldon, James V. Kern, Richard Whorf
Joe Forrester (1975)
Joe Forrester
Starring:
Erik Estrada, George Dzundza, Lloyd Bridges, Della Reese, Bob Crane, Maureen McCormick, Pat Crowley
Directed By:
Jerry London, Alexander Singer, Reza Badiyi, Alex March, Alf Kjellin
S.W.A.T. (1975)
S.W.A.T.
Starring:
Robert Urich, Carl Weathers, Farrah Fawcett, Elinor Donahue, Lesley Ann Warren, Tom Skerritt, Leslie Nielsen
Directed By:
Bruce Bilson, Gene Levitt, Earl Bellamy, George McCowan, Bernard McEveety
Dr. Simon Locke (1971)
Dr. Simon Locke
Starring:
John Candy, William Shatner, Leslie Nielsen, Lesley Ann Warren, Keenan Wynn, Donald Pleasence, George Chakiris
Directed By:
Richard Gilbert, Gerald Mayer, John Meredyth Lucas, Peter Carter, Brian Walker
Griff (1973)
Griff
Starring:
Barbara Feldon, Scatman Crothers, Nick Nolte, Lorne Greene
Look Up and Live (1954)
Look Up and Live
Starring:
Gene Hackman, Doris Roberts, James Earl Jones, Warren Beatty, Sorrell Booke, George C. Scott, Eli Wallach
Directed By:
John J. Desmond, Portman Paget, Marvin Silbersher
The DuPont Show of the Week (1961)
The DuPont Show of the Week
Starring:
Bing Crosby, Sir John Mills, Peter Lorre, Gene Wilder, Ron Leibman, Carol Burnett, Greer Garson
Directed By:
Franklin J. Schaffner, Jack Smight, Fielder Cook, James Elson, Fred Freed

Sal Mineo Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Exodus Best Supporting Actor 1961