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Mel Stewart is a Actor and Director American born on 19 september 1929 at Cleveland (USA)

Mel Stewart

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Birth name Milton Stewart
Nationality USA
Birth 19 september 1929 at Cleveland (USA)
Death 24 february 2002 (at 72 years) at Pacifica (USA)

Milton "Mel" Stewart (September 19, 1929 – February 24, 2002) was an American character actor, television director, and musician who appeared in numerous films and television shows from the 1960s to the 1990s. He is best known for playing Henry Jefferson on the popular television series All in the Family and for playing section chief Billy Melrose on the television series Scarecrow and Mrs. King. Stewart is sometimes credited as Melvin Stewart or Mel Stuart.

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Filmography of Mel Stewart (22 films)

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Nothing But a Man, 1h31
Directed by Michael Roemer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Ivan Dixon, Yaphet Kotto, Julius Harris, Gloria Foster, Tom Ligon, Mel Stewart
Roles Riddick
Rating78% 3.9394553.9394553.9394553.9394553.939455
The story introduces Duff Anderson on the railroad, playing checkers with his rail worker friends, at a pool hall, and on the street at night. At a church meeting featuring lively gospel music, Duff meets the pretty and genteel schoolteacher Josie Dawson. They begin to date against the will of Preacher Dawson (Josie’s father). Duff tells her he doesn't want to get married. But after visiting his illegitimate son who has been abandoned to the care of a wet nurse, and his drunken father who is barely keeping it together under the care of a loving wife, Duff realizes that he prefers the stability of a family to the life of a drifter. The two marry with bright hopes for the future, but then begin to face a series of challenges as a married couple. Being on the move had given Duff the illusion of freedom, but living in the town makes Duff subject to the town's social rules, and he immediately starts to have problems. He hates his preacher father-in-law, whom he sees as having sold out to the white people, and he hurtfully says to his wife, "You've never really been a nigger, living with them, in that house." After refusing to bow down to the white bosses at the mill he is fired, and subsequently finds himself blacklisted. His father-in-law finally finds him a job at a gas station, but customers who find him too proud for a black "boy" threaten to cause trouble if the boss keeps him on. Duff and his wife get into a fight because of the emotional and physical trials Duff faces, and because of the added pressure that a coming baby adds. Unwilling either to kowtow to white bosses or to pick cotton for $2.50 a day he leaves in a rage, telling his wife that he will write her when he is on his feet again. Duff storms off to his father, who is so inebriated that he dies as Duff and his stepmother are driving him to the hospital. Neither Duff nor his stepmother knows where his father was born or how old he was, and the only possessions he has handed down to Duff are the contents of his pockets. Duff and his stepmother stare at one another, facing the grim reality of the invisibleness and lack of history of the negro. The film concludes as Duff gains the courage to return home with his son, and the two tearfully embrace as he reassures her that "everything is gonna be all right”.
Pentathlon
Pentathlon (1994)

Directed by Bruce Malmuth
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Sports films, Films about the Olympic Games
Actors Dolph Lundgren, David Soul, Renée Coleman, Ph.D., Roger E. Mosley, Philip Bruns, Bruce Malmuth
Roles Olympic Athlete
Rating43% 2.1577352.1577352.1577352.1577352.157735
After winning a gold medal for East Germany in the pentathlon in the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, athlete Eric Brogar (Dolph Lundgren) flees from his abusive trainer, Heinrich Mueller (David Soul) and the Olympic team.
Made in America, 1h51
Directed by Richard Benjamin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson, Nia Long, Will Smith, Jennifer Tilly, Paul Rodriguez
Roles Principal Rockwell
Rating51% 2.5542452.5542452.5542452.5542452.554245
Zora Matthews (Long), whose mother Sarah (Goldberg) conceived her with the aid of an anonymous sperm donor, discovers her father is a white man named Hal Jackson (Danson). This comes as a major shock to Sarah, who had explicitly requested a black donor. On top of that, Jackson is a loud, self-promoting car salesman, which clashes with Sarah's intellectualism. The film revolves around Zora and her mother's rocky relationship with Jackson. Jackson eventually comes to have feelings for his supposed daughter and her mother.
Bride of Re-Animator, 1h36
Directed by Brian Yuzna
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films based on works by H. P. Lovecraft, Comedy science fiction films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Disaster films
Actors Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Fabiana Udenio, Kathleen Kinmont, David Gale, Mel Stewart
Roles Dr. Graves
Rating62% 3.103763.103763.103763.103763.10376
Eight months after the events of Re-Animator, Doctors Herbert West and Dan Cain are working as medics in the middle of a bloody Peruvian civil war. In the chaos of battle and with plenty of casualties to work on, they are free to experiment with West's re-animation reagent. When their medical tent is stormed by the enemy troops, West and Cain return home to Arkham, Massachusetts. There, they resume their former jobs as doctors at Miskatonic University Hospital, and West returns to the basement laboratory of Cain's house to continue his research.
Dead Heat
Dead Heat (1988)
, 1h26
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Action, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Comedy science fiction films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Buddy films, Disaster films
Actors Treat Williams, Joe Piscopo, Lindsay Frost, Robert Picardo, Darren McGavin, Vincent Price
Roles Captain Mayberry
Rating61% 3.050283.050283.050283.050283.05028
Detectives Roger Mortis (Treat Williams) and Doug Bigelow (Joe Piscopo) are called to the scene of a rather violent jewelry store robbery. The robbers take on a squadron of police in a messy shootout, but neither seem affected when they are riddled with bullets. Thanks to the combined, albeit extreme measures of Mortis and Bigelow, they are able to take out the criminals, their acts narrowly avoiding termination. Meanwhile, a coroner friend of Roger's, Rebecca (Clare Kirkconnell) informs the detectives that the two bodies they had brought in had previously been to the morgue: not only do they have autopsy scars, but she herself clearly remembers performing the autopsy and has pictures to prove it, suggesting they simply got up and left the morgue at their own volition. There is a preservative chemical compound in their bodies that connect the pair to a company that had ordered a great amount of it recently. Mortis and Bigelow investigate and meet the company's head public relations person, Randi James (Lindsay Frost) who gives them a tour of the facility. When Doug wanders off to investigate a suspicious room, he encounters the reanimated corpse of a biker on a strange machine and in the fray, Roger is knocked into a decompression room used to humanely kill failed test animals and is asphyxiated to death.
The Kid with the 200 I.Q., 1h36
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Gary Coleman, Robert Guillaume, Kari Michaelson, Crispin Glover, Mel Stewart, Clayton Rohner
Roles Debs
Rating51% 2.567772.567772.567772.567772.56777
A very young teenager with great intelligence goes to college at an early age and is roommates with a popular jock and must adjust to the adult life and life in college.
The Big Stuffed Dog, 48minutes
Directed by Robert Fuest
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Children's films
Actors Noah Beery, Jr, Mildred Dunnock, Robert Ginty, Ross Harris, Abe Vigoda, Denise Nicholas
Roles Superintendent
Rating66% 3.3108553.3108553.3108553.3108553.310855
A little boy named Petey takes his big Snoopy doll on his airplane trip, only to be lost after landing at the airport. While Petey looks for Snoopy, it practically goes on an adventure of its own, as it's passed around from person-to-person.
Whose Life Is It Anyway?, 1h59
Directed by John Badham
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about euthanasia, Medical-themed films, Films about suicide, Théâtre, Films about disabilities, Films based on plays
Actors Richard Dreyfuss, John Cassavetes, Christine Lahti, Bob Balaban, Mel Stewart, Thomas Carter
Roles Dr. Barr
Rating72% 3.645943.645943.645943.645943.64594
After a car accident, sculptor Ken Harrison becomes a quadriplegic who sues for the right to end his life, no longer able to create art, make love or have any semblance of a normal existence. He hires a lawyer (Bob Balaban) who, reluctantly at first, represents Harrison while knowing that he is trying to win his client a death sentence.
Let's Do It Again, 1h50
Directed by Sidney Poitier
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Buddy films
Actors Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Calvin Lockhart, John Amos, Ossie Davis, Jimmie Walker
Roles Ellison
Rating66% 3.348443.348443.348443.348443.34844
Set in Atlanta, it follows Clyde Williams (Poitier) and Billy Foster (Cosby) as a pair of blue-collar workers who are trying to raise funds for the Brothers and Sisters of Shaka. They decide to rig a boxing match in New Orleans. They use hypnotism to convince underdog boxer Bootney Farnsworth (Jimmie Walker) that he is a highly skilled prize fighter. He fights and defeats the champion, 40th Street Black (Rodolphus Lee Hayden). Williams and Foster clean up after betting Farnsworth. The pair return home, and all is fine until the gangsters who lost money betting on the other guy figure out the scam and come to Atlanta, to get the pair to do it again...or be killed.
Newman's Law, 1h38
Directed by Richard T. Heffron
Origin USA
Genres Action, Crime
Actors George Peppard, Roger Robinson, Eugene Roche, Gordon Pinsent, Abe Vigoda, Louis Zorich
Roles Quist
Rating60% 3.0488453.0488453.0488453.0488453.048845
Vince Newman, a no-nonsense cop, decides to investigate on his own when tipped off that colleagues in the police department are involved in a drug ring.
Kid Blue
Kid Blue (1973)
, 1h40
Directed by James Frawley
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Western
Actors Dennis Hopper, Warren Oates, Peter Boyle, Ben Johnson, Lee Purcell, Janice Rule
Roles Blackman (as Melvin Stewart)
Rating62% 3.1020853.1020853.1020853.1020853.102085
Bickford Waner (Hopper) who has failed as a train robber, decides to go straight and get an honest job. He arrives in Dime Box, Texas to find work. He's befriended by Reese Ford (Oates) and his wife Molly (Lee Purcell). Molly seduces Bickford getting herself pregnant and making her husband miserable, feeling betrayed by his best friend. Mean John, (Ben Johnson) the sheriff is right on top of the whole plot, recognizing Kid Blue for what he really is, in spite of his trying to change his character. Another friend that Kid Blue has is the town's preacher Bob, (Peter Boyle) who does an excellent acting job.
Scorpio
Scorpio (1973)
, 2h17
Directed by Michael Winner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Paul Scofield, John Colicos, Gayle Hunnicutt, J. D. Cannon
Roles Pick
Rating63% 3.196893.196893.196893.196893.19689
Cross (Burt Lancaster) is an experienced but retiring Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent and assassin who is training free-lance hit-man Jean Laurier (Alain Delon) (alias "Scorpio") to replace him. Cross is teaching him as much about protecting himself from his patrons and never trusting anyone as how to get away clean.
Steelyard Blues, 1h33
Directed by Alan Myerson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Transport films, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Aviation films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Donald Sutherland, Jane Fonda, Mel Stewart, Peter Boyle, Howard Hesseman, John Savage
Roles Black Man in Jail
Rating53% 2.653492.653492.653492.653492.65349
It concerns the lives of a group of misfits trying to find a happier life against the norms of society. Sutherland plays an ex-con with a passion for demolition derbies. He has wrecked almost every possible car, but violates his parole when confronted by a 1950 Studebaker. This embarrasses his brother, a politically ambitious district attorney (Howard Hesseman, in an unlikely respectable role). Fonda plays a prostitute with an off-on relationship with Sutherland's character. The gang tries to get an old Consolidated PBY Catalina plane flying, and much humor ensues.
Trick Baby
Trick Baby (1972)
, 1h29
Directed by Larry Yust
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Actors Kiel Martin, Mel Stewart, Vernee Watson-Johnson, Donald Symington, Don Fellows
Roles Blue Howard
Rating66% 3.336423.336423.336423.336423.33642
“White Folks” (Kiel Martin) and “Blue” Howard (Mel Stewart) are two con men in Philadelphia. White Folks is the son of a black mother who is a prostitute and a white father, a customer (the reason why his enemies call him Trick Baby). Folks's complexion is light enough for him to pass as a white man. Blue is an older black hustler who raised White Folks and taught him “the con”. The pair pull off the biggest score of their lives but before they can collect the money a previous con is complicating things. Unbeknownst to them their previous victim had mob ties and now they have run afoul of the Mafia and a corrupt cop. They must decide whether to leave town or risk their lives to collect the $130,000 from their most brilliant con.
Hammer
Hammer (1972)
, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Fred Williamson, Bernie Hamilton, Vonetta McGee, William Smith, Mel Stewart, Stack Pierce
Roles Professor
Rating55% 2.7538552.7538552.7538552.7538552.753855
B.J. Hammer is a boxer who rises up the ranks with help from the Mafia. However, Hammer doesn't realize that the help comes with a price: He is asked to throw a fight. Gangsters threaten to harm his girlfriend in an attempt to force him to go through with their plan. Hammer is forced to figure out a way to save his dignity and the life of his girlfriend, who has been kidnapped by gangsters.