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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. 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
14. 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
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, Pat Boone, Martin Landau, David McCallum, Angela Lansbury
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:
Peter Falk, Sorrell Booke, Ben Gazzara, Cal Bellini
Directed By:
Franklin J. Schaffner

TV Shows and Videos

Omnibus (1952)
Omnibus
Starring:
Jessica Tandy, Elsa Lanchester, Anne Bancroft, Ed Asner, Jean Stapleton, Ray Walston, Carol Burnett
Directed By:
Andrew McCullough, Norman Lloyd, Charles S. Dubin, Harry Horner, Delbert Mann
Big Town (1950)
Big Town
Starring:
Cloris Leachman, Claude Akins, Grace Kelly, Jack Klugman, 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:
Art Carney, Sessue Hayakawa, Lee Remick, Joanne Woodward, George Peppard, Lee Grant, Milton Berle
Directed By:
William A. Graham, Stanley Quinn, Paul Bogart, Harry Herrmann, Richard Dunlap
Combat! (1962)
Combat!
Starring:
Lee Marvin, Tom Skerritt, Leonard Nimoy, John Aniston, James Franciscus, Jack Lord, Charles Bronson
Directed By:
Michael Caffey, Richard Benedict, Bernard McEveety, Paul Stanley, Sutton Roley
Ellery Queen (1975)
Ellery Queen
Starring:
George Burns, Tom Bosley, Joan Collins, Eva Gabor, Carolyn Jones, Bob Crane, Dina Merrill
Directed By:
Peter H. Hunt, Seymour Robbie, Ernest Pintoff, Jack Arnold, James Sheldon
Court Martial (1965)
Court Martial
Starring:
Diane Cilento, Peter Graves, Donald Sutherland, Judi Dench, 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 Palance, Cliff Robertson, Annette Funicello, Don Ameche, James Coburn
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:
Mako Iwamatsu, Martin Sheen, George C. Scott, Gena Rowlands, Ray Milland, Katey Sagal, Majel Barrett
Directed By:
Vincent McEveety, James Frawley, Patrick McGoohan, Bernard L. Kowalski, Harvey Hart
The Philco Television Playhouse (1948)
The Philco Television Playhouse
Starring:
Jackie Cooper, Mary Wickes, Jason Robards, Jack Lemmon, Lillian Gish, Anne Meara, Geraldine Page
Directed By:
Delbert Mann, Fred Coe, Gordon Duff, Vincent J. Donehue, Arthur Penn
Goodyear Television Playhouse (1951)
Goodyear Television Playhouse
Starring:
William Shatner, Hume Cronyn, Audra Lindley, Lloyd Bridges, Judy Holliday, Anthony Perkins, Celeste Holm
Directed By:
Paul Stanley, Robert Mulligan, Jack Smight, Herbert Hirschman, Delbert Mann
Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963)
Kraft Suspense Theatre
Starring:
Eleanor Parker, Leslie Nielsen, Peter Lorre, Katharine Ross, Broderick Crawford, Louis Jourdan, John Banner
Directed By:
Walter Grauman, Don Weis, Alex March, Ralph Senensky, Buzz Kulik
The Ann Sothern Show (1958)
The Ann Sothern Show
Starring:
Frances Bavier, Connie Stevens, Joel Grey, Ann Sothern, Lucille Ball, Eva Gabor, Don Porter
Directed By:
James V. Kern, Richard Whorf, Sidney Miller, Paul Harrison, Abby Berlin
Mission: Impossible (1966)
Mission: Impossible
TV-PG
Starring:
Bert Convy, May Britt, Lesley Ann Warren, Paul Winfield, Sam Elliott, Cicely Tyson, Marion Ross
Directed By:
Bernard L. Kowalski, John Llewellyn Moxey, Alexander Singer, Paul Krasny, Reza Badiyi
Studio One (1948)
Studio One
Starring:
Elizabeth Montgomery, Abe Vigoda, Jerry Stiller, Warren Beatty, Walter Matthau, Alan Young, Amanda Blake
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:
Arthur Godfrey, Nanette Fabray, Donny Osmond, Jimmy Durante, Peggy Lipton, Ernest Borgnine, Bing Crosby
Directed By:
Stuart Rosenberg, Sydney Pollack, Ron Winston, David Butler, Lawrence Dobkin
Pursuit (1958)
Pursuit
Starring:
Patricia Neal, Fernando Lamas, Keenan Wynn, Dennis Hopper, Jackie Cooper, Robert Alda, Warner Anderson
Directed By:
David Greene, Buzz Kulik
The Name of the Game (1968)
The Name of the Game
Starring:
Charles Boyer, Orson Welles, Veronica Cartwright, O. J. Simpson, Larry Hagman, Barbara Feldon, David Carradine
Directed By:
Steven Spielberg, Barry Shear, Nicholas Colasanto, Seymour Robbie, John Llewellyn Moxey
Run for Your Life (1965)
Run for Your Life
Starring:
John Drew Barrymore, Ossie Davis, Don Rickles, John Forsythe, Mary Ann Mobley, Bobby Darin, Rita Moreno
Directed By:
Leo Penn, Alexander Singer, Leslie H. Martinson, Richard Benedict, Alf Kjellin
Police Story (1973)
Police Story
Starring:
Della Reese, Joyce Bulifant, James Woods, John Amos, Tina Louise, Edd Byrnes, Kurt Russell
Directed By:
Virgil W. Vogel, Barry Crane, Richard Benedict, Alexander Singer, Michael O'Herlihy
Burke's Law (1963)
Burke's Law
Starring:
Paul Lynde, Luciana Paluzzi, David Niven, Rory Calhoun, Carl Reiner, Jeanne Crain, Jayne Mansfield
Directed By:
Don Weis, Jerry Hopper, Don Taylor, Richard Kinon, Murray Golden
Harry O (1973)
Harry O
Starring:
Margot Kidder, Linda Evans, Farrah Fawcett, Laurence Luckinbill, Robert Reed, Linda Lavin, Kurt Russell
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, Charles Nelson Reilly, William Christopher, Jean Stapleton, Paul Lynde, Sorrell Booke, Patty Duke
Directed By:
Stanley Prager, Gary Nelson, Bruce Bilson, William Asher, Claudio Guzmán
Screen Directors Playhouse (1955)
Screen Directors Playhouse
Starring:
Fred MacMurray, Rod Steiger, Jerry Mathers, Teresa Wright, Bea Benaderet, Errol Flynn, Walter Brennan
Directed By:
Frank Borzage, Tay Garnett, John Brahm, George Waggner, Leo McCarey
Hawaii Five-O (1968)
Hawaii Five-O
Starring:
Helen Hayes, Jeff Daniels, Edward James Olmos, Erik Estrada, Andy Griffith, Mel Ferrer, Maud Adams
Directed By:
Michael O'Herlihy, Charles S. Dubin, Paul Stanley, Allen Reisner, Richard Benedict
Tenafly (1973)
Tenafly
Starring:
Melissa Gilbert, Luciana Paluzzi, Bob Crane, Tom Bosley, Mel Ferrer, 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, Rex Harrison, Harpo Marx, Richard Harris, Elaine May, Inger Stevens, Barbara Bel Geddes
Directed By:
Robert Mulligan, Ralph Nelson, Alex Segal, Sidney Lumet, Daniel Petrie
Dr. Kildare (1961)
Dr. Kildare
Starring:
Lauren Bacall, Jack Nicholson, Teri Garr, James Earl Jones, Fred Astaire, Richard Chamberlain, Gloria Swanson
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, Larry Hagman, Martin Sheen
Directed By:
Ralph Senensky, George McCowan, Harvey Hart, Gene Nelson, Lewis Allen
Climax! (1954)
Climax!
Starring:
Zsa Zsa Gabor, Vincent Price, Katy Jurado, Sterling Holloway, Shelley Winters, Dorothy McGuire, Raymond Burr
Directed By:
Buzz Kulik, Allen Reisner, John Frankenheimer, Paul Nickell, Jack Smight
The Alcoa Hour (1955)
The Alcoa Hour
Starring:
Laurence Harvey, Lorne Greene, Christopher Plummer, Anne Bancroft, Vincent Price, Shelley Winters, Audra Lindley
Directed By:
Robert Mulligan, Herbert Hirschman, Norman Felton, Sidney Lumet, Kirk Browning
My Three Sons (1960)
My Three Sons
TV-G
Starring:
Ryan O'Neal, Werner Klemperer, George Takei, Jodie Foster, Micky Dolenz, William Frawley, Jane Wyman
Directed By:
Gene Reynolds, Earl Bellamy, James Sheldon, James V. Kern, Richard Whorf
Joe Forrester (1975)
Joe Forrester
Starring:
George Dzundza, Lloyd Bridges, Della Reese, Bob Crane, Erik Estrada, 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:
Elinor Donahue, Carl Weathers, Robert Urich, Lesley Ann Warren, Tom Skerritt, Leslie Nielsen, Farrah Fawcett
Directed By:
Bruce Bilson, Gene Levitt, Earl Bellamy, George McCowan, Bernard McEveety
Dr. Simon Locke (1971)
Dr. Simon Locke
Starring:
George Chakiris, John Candy, William Shatner, Leslie Nielsen, Donald Pleasence, Martin Sheen, Lesley Ann Warren
Directed By:
Richard Gilbert, Gerald Mayer, John Meredyth Lucas, Peter Carter, Brian Walker
Griff (1973)
Griff
Starring:
Scatman Crothers, Nick Nolte, Lorne Greene, Barbara Feldon
Look Up and Live (1954)
Look Up and Live
Starring:
Gene Hackman, Eli Wallach, Dick Van Dyke, Doris Roberts, Warren Beatty, James Earl Jones, George C. Scott
Directed By:
John J. Desmond, Portman Paget, Marvin Silbersher
The DuPont Show of the Week (1961)
The DuPont Show of the Week
Starring:
Sir John Mills, Gene Wilder, Ron Leibman, Greer Garson, Gene Hackman, Teresa Wright, Tom Bosley
Directed By:
Franklin J. Schaffner, Jack Smight, Fielder Cook, James Elson, Fred Freed

Sal Mineo Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Exodus Best Supporting Actor 1961