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John Llewellyn Moxey is a Director and Scriptwriter Argentin born on 26 february 1925

John Llewellyn Moxey

John Llewellyn Moxey
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Nationality Argentine
Birth 26 february 1925
Death 29 april 2019 (at 94 years)

John Llewellyn Moxey (sometimes credited as John L. Moxey or John Moxey) (born February 26, 1925) is an Argentinian film and television director. He is best known for directing the horror film The City of the Dead (also known as Horror Hotel) and directing episodes of The Saint, Magnum, P.I. and Murder, She Wrote.


John Llewellyn Moxey est né en Argentine en 1925. Sa famille exploitait à l'époque une entreprise de charbon et d'acier en Amérique du Sud. Il a fréquenté les écoles Rose Hill, Banstead, le Ottershaw College, le Bradfield College et le Collège militaire royal à Sandhurst.

Avant d'entrer dans l'industrie cinématographique, il a servi pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale au sein du 53e Division Reconnaissance Corps. Ayant débuté sa carrière en tant qu’éditeur, il a ensuite dirigé des épisodes de la série britannique London Playhouse et de The Adventures of Tugboat Annie.

John Llewellyn Moxey a réalisé le film La Cité des morts (alias Horror Hotel, 1960), son premier long métrage comme réalisateur. Il a réalisé le film Circus of Fear (1966).

Pendant une grande partie de sa carrière, il a dirigé la télévision, notamment des épisodes de la série britannique Man of the World, des Edgar Wallace Mysteries, du Armchair Theatre, du The Baron, du Saint et de la série américaine Judd, pour la Défense, Hawaii Five-O, Mission: Impossible, Mannix, Kung Fu, Miami Vice, Magnum, PI, Assassinat, Murder, She Wrote. Il a écrit l'épisode pilote de Charlie's Angels. Il a également réalisé de nombreux films de télévision, notamment A Taste of Evil (1971), Home for the Holidays (1972), The Night Stalker (1972), Genesis II (1973), Où sont passés tous les gens? (1974) et No Place to Hide (1981).

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Filmography of John Llewellyn Moxey (16 films)

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I, Desire
I, Desire (1982)
, 1h34
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Vampires in film
Actors David Naughton, Dorian Harewood, Barbara Stock, Brad Dourif, Timothy Stack, Anne Bloom
Rating62% 3.1494253.1494253.1494253.1494253.149425
Des meurtres étranges sont commis à Los Angeles où les victimes, toutes des hommes, sont vidées de leur sang. David Balsiger, étudiant en droit, travaille à la morgue et trouve des traces de morsures sur le corps des victimes. Paul, un prêtre défroqué arrive à l'hôpital où se trouve David et commence son enquête...
No Place to Hide, 1h40
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Mariette Hartley, Kathleen Beller, Gary Graham, Keir Dullea, Milton Selzer, Marc Handler
Rating66% 3.335313.335313.335313.335313.33531
After leaving work one evening, a 20-year-old art student named Amy Manning (Kathleen Beller) finds out while driving home that the mysterious man in black who sneaks up on her repeatedly is in her backseat. Even though he has the opportunity to kill her, he tells her "Soon, Amy, soon" and then leaves. The police are no longer willing to help her, and although her stepmother Adele (Mariette Hartley) tells her she believes her, she advises her to visit a psychiatrist, Dr. Letterman (Keir Dullea). To him she admits that her father drowned a year ago during a boating accident. She was supposed to attend him on his trip, but canceled, and has felt guilty ever since.
The President's Mistress, 1h23
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Beau Bridges, Susan Blanchard, Larry Hagman, Karen Grassle, Joel Fabiani, Don Porter
Rating50% 2.5210152.5210152.5210152.5210152.521015
Donna Morton has been having an affair with the President of the United States for several months, regularly meeting with him for assignations in a safe house in Washington, D.C.. She is always picked up in a car by a Secret Service agent.
Intimate Strangers, 1h36
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Dennis Weaver, Sally Struthers, Tyne Daly, Larry Hagman, Melvyn Douglas, Quinn Cummings
Rating66% 3.330273.330273.330273.330273.33027
Donald Halston (Dennis Weaver) loses a policy at work, leading to a financial setback. He takes out this personal and financial humiliation on his loving wife Janice (Sally Struthers). After a fight over her daily spendings, he accidentally pushes her, causing her to spill coffee over herself. He immediately apologizes, and Janice does not wait long before forgiving him. The next morning, she runs into an old friend Karen Renshaw (Tyne Daly), who once left town for Florida but is now working as a drafts woman. They quickly become best friends.
Nightmare in Badham County, 1h40
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about racism, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, LGBT-related films, Women in prison films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Chuck Connors, Deborah Raffin, Lynne Moody, Robert Reed, Fionnula Flanagan, Tina Louise
Rating60% 3.0068153.0068153.0068153.0068153.006815
Two girls, Cathy Phillips (Deborah Raffin) and Diane Emery (Lynne Moody) get engine car trouble in a small town. When they spurn the sheriff Slim Danen's (Chuck Connors) advances, they are thrown in prison on false accusations, where they endure atrocities at the hands of the administrators and prison guards. All hope seems very lost unless the girls find a way to escape.
Smash-Up on Interstate 5, 1h40
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Robert Conrad, Vera Miles, Buddy Ebsen, Herb Edelman, David Groh, Scott Jacoby
Rating60% 3.002773.002773.002773.002773.00277
The film is set on Interstate 5 in California on the day of July 4, 24 hours before the summer vacation will officially commence. From the beginning, California Highway Patrol sergeant Sam Marcum (Robert Conrad) announces in a voice-over that a 39 car smash-up will be the cause of 62 injured people and fourteen deaths. A selection of the people involved are followed up to 48 hours preceding the accident. Other than Sam, who is chasing the murderer of his colleague on the highway, the film focuses on the elderly couple Al and June Pearson (Buddy Ebsen and Harriet Nelson), who are setting out to a beach resort to forget the fact that June is suffering from a terminal disease. Meanwhile, a woman named Erica (Vera Miles) is troubled by a gang of bikers including rebellious Burnsey (Sue Lyon), when she is rescued by young Dale (David Groh). In other sub-plots, Lee Bassett (Scott Jacoby) becomes a murder suspect when he is forced to pick up a young couple on the run, Penny and Pete (Bonnie Ebsen and George O'Hanlon, Jr.). Laureen (Donna Mills), a nurse with feelings for Sam, struggles with doubts of marrying him. Barbara Hutton (Sian Barbara Allen), a young mother, is panicked when she finds her husband Jimmy (Tommy Lee Jones), an officer, shot. All these stories come together when a massive car crash changes their lives for good.
Where Have All the People Gone, 1h14
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Peter Graves, Kathleen Denise Quinlan, Verna Bloom, Noble Willingham, Ken Sansom
Rating61% 3.099713.099713.099713.099713.09971
On a camping trip in the Sierra Nevada mountains in central California, a father (Peter Graves) and his two teenage children are exploring a cave when they experience an earthquake. After emerging, they hear from a ranch hand who was outside that there was a bright solar flash prior to the earthquake. He soon falls ill and dies, whereupon his body turns to a powdery substance. As the family comes down from the mountain to the nearest town, they discover that everyone has turned to the powdery substance inside their clothing - and there are only a few survivors left.
Home for the Holidays, 1h13
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Christmas films
Actors Sally Field, Eleanor Parker, Julie Harris, Jessica Walter, Jill Haworth, John Fink
Rating67% 3.391553.391553.391553.391553.39155
The film opens in an enormous house where Benjamin Morgan, a rich dying father, is talking to his oldest daughter Alex. He thinks his second wife, Elizabeth, is trying to poison him. Alex believes him. Benjamin then sends Alex off to pick up her three sisters. While Alex is driving, she stops and asks Benjamin's doctor, Ted Lindsay, for directions. He tells her and comments on the fact that they haven't come to town since their birth mother committed suicide five years ago.
Genesis II
Genesis II (1973)
, 1h14
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction
Themes Films set in the future
Actors Alex Cord, Mariette Hartley, Ted Cassidy, Percy Rodriguez, Harvey Jason, Titos Vandis
Rating60% 3.0132353.0132353.0132353.0132353.013235
In 1979, NASA scientist Dylan Hunt (Alex Cord) is working on "Project Ganymede", a suspended animation system for astronauts on long-duration space flights. As chief of the project he volunteers for the first multi-day test. He places himself in chemically induced hibernation deep inside Carlsbad Caverns; while there, his lab is buried in an earthquake. The monitoring equipment is damaged and fails to awake him at the intended end of the test. He awakens instead in 2133, emerging into a chaotic post-apocalyptic world. An event called "The Great Conflict" (a third and final World War) destroyed the civilization of Hunt's time. Various new civilizations have emerged in a struggle for control of available resources. Those with the greatest military might and the will to use it have the greatest advantage.
Hardcase (1972)

Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
Genres Western
Actors Clint Walker, Stefanie Powers, Pedro Armendáriz (fils), Alex Karras, Martin LaSalle
Rating61% 3.060843.060843.060843.060843.06084
Jack Rutherford has returned to his ranch in Texas after soldiering in the Spanish–American War. Because he was presumed dead, his wife Rozaline remarried a Mexican revolutionary leader named Simon Fuegus. Rozaline also sold Jack's ranch and belongings to buy weapons for Simon's band. Jack travels to Mexico to get his share of the proceeds of the sale but gets nothing. Taking matters into his own hands, Jack decides to raise income by kidnapping Simon for $10,000 ransom to be paid either by Simon's band or the Mexican Federal Government who wish to get their hands on Simon.
A Taste of Evil, 1h13
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Barbara Stanwyck, Barbara Parkins, Roddy McDowall, William Windom, Arthur O'Connell, Bing Russell
Rating66% 3.3372753.3372753.3372753.3372753.337275
Susan Wilcox (Barbara Parkins) is a young woman who was raped by an unknown man when she was a 13-year-old. Traumatized by the experience, she suffered a mental breakdown, did not speak a word for two years, and was entered in a Swiss sanatorium. Upon leaving the psychiatric institution for the first time, she returns to her old home where her mother Miriam (Barbara Stanwyck) is now in an unstable marriage with Harold Jennings (William Windom), an alcoholic. Susan returns to the woods where she was raped, and is followed there by someone. She suspects that this person is Harold, but Miriam tells her that Harold left her the previous night.
The House That Would Not Die
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
Genres Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Egan, Michael Anderson Jr., Kitty Winn, Mabel Albertson
Rating58% 2.905232.905232.905232.905232.90523
Ruth Bennett (Barbara Stanwyck) has inherited an old house in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania where she moves in with her niece Sara (Katherine Winn). The house was built during the Revolutionary era and is said to be haunted by the spirits of its original inhabitants who are disinclined towards hospitality. With the help of Pat McDougal (Richard Egan), a local professor and one of his students, Stan Whitman (Michael Anderson Jr.), they delve into the history of the house and find a scandal that involves a revolutionary war general and his daughter whose spirits take possession of Sara and Pat's bodies.
Circus of Fear, 1h31
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey, Werner Jacobs
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Circus films
Actors Christopher Lee, Leo Genn, Klaus Kinski, Margaret Lee, Suzy Kendall, Cecil Parker
Rating54% 2.706892.706892.706892.706892.70689
When an armoured car is robbed, in a daring daylight raid on London’s Tower Bridge, one of the gang hides the money in Barberini's Circus. The police begin investigating when people are found murdered by throwing knives. Gregor (Christopher Lee), is a facially scarred lion tamer, one of the many suspects in a case investigated by Scotland Yard's detective Elliot (Leo Genn). His examination of all the clues leads to a final denouement in front of the assembled suspects during a knife-throwing act.
The City of the Dead, 1h18
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Venetia Stevenson, Christopher Lee, Betta St. John, Patricia Jessel, Valentine Dyall, Anne Beach
Rating67% 3.3979153.3979153.3979153.3979153.397915
On the recommendation of her professor (Christopher Lee), a young female student (Venetia Stevenson) travels to the fictional Massachusetts town of Whitewood to do some research into witchcraft. She finds the town occupied by the reincarnation of an infamous witch (Patricia Jessel) who was burned at the stake in the 17th century. To sustain her immortality, virgins must be sacrificed to the witch every year – and this year, the student is the chosen victim.