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James Neilson (I) (1909–1979)

James Neilson was born on October 1, 1909 in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. He was a director and writer, known for General Electric Theater (1953), Summer Magic (1963) and Janet Dean, Registered Nurse (1954). He died on December 9, 1979 in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. See full bio »

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(1954-1959)
Summer Magic Director
(1963)
Night Passage Director
(1957)

Filmography

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 1973 Tom Sawyer (TV Movie)
 1973 Circle of Fear (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Death's Head (1973)
 1970-1972 Adam-12 (TV Series) (19 episodes)
- Who Won? (1972)
- Backup 1-L20 (1972)
 1971-1972 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1970-1971 Ironside (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Class of '57 (1971)
- Lesson in Terror (1971)
 1971 Longstreet (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1970 The High Chaparral (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1960-1970 Bonanza (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Wagon (1970)
- The Savage (1960)
- The Hopefuls (1960)
- The Mission (1960)
 1970 The Virginian (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1969 Bracken's World (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1969 Flareup
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967 The World: Color It Happy (TV Movie) (segments "Storm Island", "The Neighbors")
 1967 Gentle Giant
 1967 We'll Take Manhattan (TV Movie)
 1966 Batman (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1966 The Fugitive (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1963 Johnny Shiloh (TV Movie)
 1963 Summer Magic
 1962 Mooncussers
 1962 Bon Voyage!
 1962 Moon Pilot
 1959-1961 The Lawless Years (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Triple Cross (1961)
- Artie Moon (1961)
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Mortal Coil (1961)
 1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Little Big Mouth (1961)
 1961 Zorro (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1961 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Busy People (1961)
 1960 Tate (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Lethal Pride (1960)
 1960 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Beached (1960)
- Passage to Tua (1960)
 1960 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1959-1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Wall Between (1959)
- The Pledge (1959)
 1960 Pony Express (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Killer (1960)
 1959 Law of the Plainsman (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Calculated Risk (1959)
 1959 The Rifleman (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Coward (1959)
- The Blowout (1959)
 1959 The Detectives (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Decoy (1959)
 1959 Wagon Train (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Last Man (1959)
 1959 Shotgun Slade (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Salted Mine (1959)
 1957-1959 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- The Salted Mine (1959)
- Bitter Parting (1957)
- High Barrier (1957)
- Smarty (1957)
 1954-1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (16 episodes)
- Deed of Mercy (1959)
- The Stone (1959)
- The Castaway (1958)
 1958-1959 M Squad (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Third Shadow (1959)
- The Refugee (1958)
- Shot in the Dark (1958)
 1958 Cimarron City (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1958 Lux Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1958 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Rapunzel (1958)
 1958 Buckskin (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1956-1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (12 episodes)
- The Safe Place (1958)
- On the Nose (1958)
- The Equalizer (1958)
- The Percentage (1958)
 1958 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1958 Studio 57 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Take five (1958)
 1957-1958 Suspicion (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Meeting in Paris (1958)
- Rainy Day (1957)
- The Flight (1957)
 1957 The Restless Gun (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Rink (1957)
 1957 Boots and Saddles (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Obsession (1957)
 1957 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Two Cartridges (1957)
 1957 The George Sanders Mystery Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1957 Night Passage
 1952-1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series) (41 episodes)
- Singapore (1957)
- Measure of Faith (1956)
 1956-1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1955-1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- Girl at Large (1956)
- Red Horse Hamber (1955)
- Known But to God (1955)
 1956 Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series) (1 episode)
- High Tor (1956)
 1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1955 The Ray Milland Show (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Be Bop (1955)
- The Robbery (1955)
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- To Kill a Man (1955)
 1954 For the Defense (TV Movie)
 1954 Janet Dean, Registered Nurse (TV Series) (33 episodes)
- The Winters Case (1954)
- The Walsh Case (1954)
- The Waldo Case (1954)
- The Talbot Case (1954)
- The Sloane Case (1954)
 1954 Father Knows Best (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1953-1954 The Dennis Day Show (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Party Pooper (1954)
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Flight from Home (1953)
 1953 Footlights Theater (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Margin for Fear (1953)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

James D. Neilson
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American war photographer, who became a prolific director of episodic television from the mid-1950's. He graduated to feature films having joined the Disney Organisation in the late 50's.

Star Sign:

Libra

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