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Earl Bellamy is a Director, Scriptwriter and Assistant Director American born on 11 march 1917 at Minneapolis (USA)

Earl Bellamy

Earl Bellamy
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Nationality USA
Birth 11 march 1917 at Minneapolis (USA)
Death 30 november 2003 (at 86 years) at Albuquerque (USA)

Earl Arthur Bellamy (March 11, 1917 – November 30, 2003) was an American film and television director, producer, writer, and set decorator.


Bellamy was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was also known as Earl J. Bellamy, or Earl J. Bellamy, Jr. His father was Richard James Bellamy. He moved to Hollywood in 1920 with his parents, his father was an railroad engineer. After graduating from Hollywood High School in 1935, Bellamy received a degree from Los Angeles City College and took a job as a messenger for Columbia Studios. Within four years, Bellamy had worked his way up to second assistant director before taking time off to serve in the U.S. Navy's photographic unit during World War II.

When Bellamy returned to Hollywood, he became a well-respected TV director who was particularly adept at Westerns. Although he directed nearly two dozen feature films, Bellamy was best known for his work on The Lone Ranger, Rawhide, The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin and The Virginian.

Family fare was his forte in the 1950s; he directed shows like Jungle Jim, Lassie, Leave It to Beaver and The Donna Reed Show. In the 1960s, he focused on sitcoms like Bachelor Father,Get Smart, The Munsters and McHale's Navy. Medical dramas, like M*A*S*H, Marcus Welby, M.D. and Trapper John M.D., kept him busy in the 70s. In the 1966–1967 season, he directed ABC's The Monroes starring Michael Anderson, Jr., and Barbara Hershey as orphans trying to hold together a family of siblings in the Wyoming wilderness. Before retiring in 1986, Bellamy directed the science fiction miniseries, V, and many episodes of Fantasy Island and Hart to Hart.

After his retirement, Bellamy and his wife moved to New Mexico. The state had provided him with many different filming locations.

In 2002, the Motion Picture and Television Fund gave him the prestigious Golden Boot Award.

Bellamy died suddenly on November 30, 2003, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the age of 86. It is reported that he died of an myocardial infarction (heart attack).

He had three children, Michael, Earl Jr, and Karen. His first wife died 9 years after Earl Jr was born. His second wife (mother of Katherine) committed suicide. His third wife, Gail, survived him.

Best films

From Here to Eternity (1953)
Salome (1953)
Born Yesterday (1951)
The Loves of Carmen (1948)

Usually with

Jean Louis
Jean Louis
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Morris Stoloff
Morris Stoloff
(11 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Earl Bellamy (33 films)

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The Castaways on Gilligan's Island, 1h30
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Dawn Wells, Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer, Russell Johnson
Rating54% 2.712032.712032.712032.712032.71203
The movie picks up directly after the end of Rescue from Gilligan's Island. The castaways are once again stranded on the same island that they had been on for so many years. The storm has contaminated all of the underground springs, and they are desperately searching for fresh water. Gilligan stumbles upon a couple of planes that are hidden in the jungle that they had somehow never noticed before during their fifteen years on the island. It is revealed that the island was a base of operations for the Army Air Corps during World War II, and the hangar was abandoned and overgrown by jungle brush. The tidal wave destroyed the foliage and exposed the hangar. The Professor believes that he can combine the two planes into one and fly them all back to civilization. He succeeds in cobbling together an airworthy plane and, dubbing it Minnow III, they head back. This occurs despite the fact that in two different episodes of the original series, it was established that the Professor cannot fly a plane.
Flood! (1977)
, 1h40
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Disaster, Action, Adventure
Themes Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Robert Culp, Martin Milner, Barbara Hershey, Richard Basehart, Carol Lynley, Roddy McDowall
Rating52% 2.6113552.6113552.6113552.6113552.611355
Après plusieurs semaines de pluie torentielle, les habitants soucieux de la sécurité de la petite ville de Brownsville demandent à leur maire d'ouvrir les vannes pour faire sortir le surplus d'eau du barrage mais ce dernier refuse. La construction cède et c'est la panique pour les quelques habitants qui vont devoir faire l'impossible pour survivre.
Fire! (1977)
, 1h40
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Origin USA
Genres Disaster, Action
Themes Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Ernest Borgnine, Vera Miles, Patty Duke, Alex Cord, Donna Mills, Lloyd Nolan
Rating52% 2.6182652.6182652.6182652.6182652.618265
Afin de couvrir son évasion, un criminel met le feu à quelques arbres sur une colline, mais le vent disperse les flammes et la situation devient critique. Le feu menace une ville entière.
Speedtrap (1977)

Directed by Earl Bellamy
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Joe Don Baker, Tyne Daly, Richard Jaeckel, Morgan Woodward, Robert Loggia, Timothy Carey
Rating54% 2.715272.715272.715272.715272.71527
After a wave of unsolved car thefts, an insurance company calls in private investigator Pete Novick (Joe Don Baker) to solve the case. While the chief of police isn't thrilled about having an outsider come and show up his men, one of the officers is a former girlfriend of Novick's who's more than willing to help him out in any way she can. After a long and convoluted investigation with false leads, psychics and the mafia, Novick at last unravels the identity of the thief.
The Wackiest Wagon Train in the West, 1h26
Directed by Jack Arnold, Earl Bellamy, Bruce Bilson, Oscar Rudolph
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Western
Themes Transport films
Actors Bob Denver, Forrest Tucker, Ivor Francis, Jeannine Riley, Lori Saunders, Lynn Wood
Rating37% 1.8552551.8552551.8552551.8552551.855255
Ce western comique raconte les aventures idiotes d'un conducteur de charrette maladroit et de son assistant encombré alors qu'ils tentent d'emmener sept passagers à travers la prairie. Parmi les passagers se trouvent deux riches Bostoniens, une showgirl en herbe, un enseignant et un célibataire. L'histoire est adaptée de Dusty's Trail, une sitcom télévisée.
Against a Crooked Sky, 1h29
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Richard Boone, Henry Wilcoxon, Clint Ritchie, Shannon Farnon, Brenda Venus, Norman Walker
Rating54% 2.7037752.7037752.7037752.7037752.703775
The eldest daughter of a pioneer family is kidnapped by a mysterious Indian tribe and the eldest son pursues. In order to win back his sister's freedom, he must sacrifice his own life by passing the test of "Crooked Sky" and shield his sister from an executioner's arrow. Along the way, he recruits a broken down, drunk prospector to help him track down the unknown tribe and rescue his sister.
Sidecar Racers, 1h40
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Genres Drama
Actors Ben Murphy, Wendy Hughes, Peter Graves, John Meillon, John Derum, Serge Lazareff
Rating59% 2.9534052.9534052.9534052.9534052.953405
Jeff Rayburn, an American surfer visiting Australia, gets involved in the world of sidecar motorcycle racing. He becomes friends with Dave Ferguson and the two of them form a champion team.
Walking Tall Part II, 1h49
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Bo Svenson, Luke Askew, John Davis Chandler, Robert DoQui, Leif Garrett, Bruce Glover
Rating59% 2.99642.99642.99642.99642.9964
Sheriff Buford Pusser is recovering from reconstructive surgery on his face that has been disfigured during an ambush on his life that killed his wife and he is deciding whether he wants to leave office or pursue those that are responsible for her death. Buford is re-elected and his first order of business is to bust up a still operating on the river bank. Buford and his deputies surprise the moonshiners and round them all up, except for Pinky Dobson (Luke Askew) who gets away in a boat. John Witter (Logan Ramsey) is angry when Dobson brings Ray Henry (John Davis Chandler) to a meeting at his mansion. Witter and Dobson talk about what to do about Buford. Witter grumbles about how Buford has cost him a lot of money by shutting down his operations. He puts pressure on Dobson to take Buford out. Dobson promises he will.
Gunpoint (1966)
, 1h26
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Audie Murphy, Edgar Buchanan, Warren Stevens, Joan Staley, Denver Pyle, Robert Pine
Rating60% 3.048783.048783.048783.048783.04878
In a small town in 1880s Colorado, a gang of outlaws led by Drago (Morgan Woodward) rob a bank and kidnap a saloon singer, Uvalde (Joan Staley). The sheriff, Chad Lucas (Audie Murphy), forms a posse to take off after them, which includes Uvalde's fiancé, Nate Harlan (Warren Stevens), a young kid, and Lucas's deputy (Denver Pyle), who is secretly in league with the outlaws. During the chase, Nate realises that Chad and Uvalde used to be lovers. The posses battles Indians, horse thieves and conflicts among themselves before discovering Uvalde and defeating the gang.
Munster, Go Home!, 1h36
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Frankenstein films, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Comedy horror films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis, Butch Patrick, Debbie Watson, Robert Pine
Rating63% 3.150163.150163.150163.150163.15016
Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne) and his wife, Lily (Yvonne De Carlo) learn from Cavanaugh Munster's will that they have inherited an English manor known as Munster Hall in Shroudshire, England, and that Herman has inherited the designation Lord Munster. The family boards the SS United States to England. Herman gets seasick, Marilyn (Debbie Watson) encounters Roger Moresby (Robert Pine), and Grandpa (Al Lewis) gets turned into a wolf upon accidentally consuming a wolf pill. Grandpa is sneaked through customs.
Incident at Phantom Hill
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Western
Actors Robert Fuller, Jocelyn Lane, Dan Duryea, Truman Linden Chiles, Claude Akins, Noah Beery, Jr
Rating60% 3.049633.049633.049633.049633.04963
At the end of the U.S. Civil War, some Southern rebels steal a Union shipment of gold and bury it in a cave outside of Phantom Hill, Texas. After they are captured by Union forces, their leader secretly makes a deal with his captors and reveals the gold's location in return for his release.
It Should Happen to You, 1h26
Directed by George Cukor, Earl Bellamy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Judy Holliday, Peter Lawford, Jack Lemmon, Michael O'Shea, Connie Gilchrist, Vaughn Taylor
Rating71% 3.596273.596273.596273.596273.59627
The script, by Garson Kanin, is about a naive young woman named Gladys Glover who yearns for fame. Strolling through Central Park, she meets a young handsome man named Pete Sheppard (Jack Lemmon). He is a maker of documentaries (apparently equipped only with a handheld 16mm camera). He is taking brief shots of people in the park. He films Gladys feeding pigeons and introduces himself.
Salome (1953)
, 1h43
Directed by William Dieterle, Earl Bellamy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Peplum, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film
Actors Rita Hayworth, Stewart Granger, Charles Laughton, Judith Anderson, Cedric Hardwicke, Alan Badel
Rating58% 2.900972.900972.900972.900972.90097
Although based on the New Testament story, the film does not follow the biblical text.