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Mel Stuart is a Director and Producer American born on 2 september 1928 at New York City (USA)

Mel Stuart

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Birth name Stuart Solomon
Nationality USA
Birth 2 september 1928 at New York City (USA)
Death 9 august 2012 (at 83 years) at Beverly Hills (USA)
Awards Emmy Award

Mel Stuart, born Stuart Solomon (September 2, 1928 – August 9, 2012), was an American film director and producer.

Stuart directed the fantasy-musical Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971). He has directed other features, including If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969), Two is a Happy Number (1972) and Running on the Sun: The Badwater 135 (2000).

Stuart also directed feature documentaries including Four Days in November and Wattstax.

In addition he has directed or produced over 180 films including movies of the week, The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal, Bill, The Chisholms, and Ruby and Oswald, the television series Ripley's Believe it Not, and the documentaries The Making of the President 1960, 1964, and 1968, The Hobart Shakespeareans, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, Man Ray — The Prophet of the Avant-Garde, George Plimpton and the Philharmonic and The Poet's View.

He was awarded four Emmy awards, an Academy Award nomination, a Peabody and numerous other awards.
He served as president of the International Documentary Association for two years.

He often worked with TV producer David L. Wolper. Stuart died of cancer at his Beverly Hills home on August 9, 2012.

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Filmography of Mel Stuart (18 films)

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The White Lions, 1h37
Directed by Mel Stuart
Origin USA
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about lions
Actors Michael York, Glynnis O'Connor, Donald Moffat, J. A. Preston, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Drake
Rating63% 3.192333.192333.192333.192333.19233
A college professor, his wife, and daughter go to the wilds of Africa to live, and study the rare white lions of the region.
Mean Dog Blues, 1h48
Directed by Mel Stuart
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Actors Gregg Henry, Kay Lenz, Scatman Crothers, Tina Louise, Gregory Sierra, Felton Perry
Rating61% 3.054423.054423.054423.054423.05442
A friend driving under the influence seriously injures a child. Paul Ramsey, a singer, offers to take the rap in court, only to be double-crossed and sentenced to five years in prison.
Wattstax (1973)
, 1h38
Directed by Mel Stuart
Origin USA
Genres Musical theatre, Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about cities, Musical films
Actors Richard Pryor, Melvin Van Peebles, Isaac Hayes, Ted Lange
Rating76% 3.835943.835943.835943.835943.83594
Le Woodstock noir, concert d'anthologie donné en août 1972 au Watts Stadium de Los Angeles à la mémoire des émeutes noires de 1965 avec Isaac Hayes, Albert Kint, the Barkays, Little Milton, Rufus Thomas.
One Is a Lonely Number, 1h37
Directed by Mel Stuart
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Feminist films, Political films
Actors Trish Van Devere, Monte Markham, Janet Leigh, Melvyn Douglas, Jane Elliot, Jonathan Goldsmith
Rating62% 3.100923.100923.100923.100923.10092
The story follows Aimee Brower (Van Devere), who wakes and finds her husband has left her. After learning everything about why he did it, she then proceeds to put her life back together.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, 1h40
Directed by Mel Stuart
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Cooking films, Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear, Julie Dawn Cole, Denise Nickerson
Rating77% 3.8979553.8979553.8979553.8979553.897955
In an unnamed European town, children go to a candy shop after school. Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum), whose family is poor, can only stare through the window as the shop owner sings "Candy Man". The newsagent for whom Charlie works after school gives him his weekly pay, which Charlie uses to buy a loaf of bread. On his way home, he passes Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. A mysterious tinker (Peter Capell) recites the first lines of William Allingham's poem "The Fairies", and tells Charlie, "Nobody ever goes in, and nobody ever comes out." Charlie rushes home to his widowed mother (Diana Sowle) and his four bedridden grandparents. After he tells Grandpa Joe (Jack Albertson) about the tinker, Joe tells him that Wonka locked the factory because his arch-rival, Mr. Slugworth, and other candy makers sent in spies disguised as employees to steal Wonka's recipes. Wonka disappeared, but three years later began selling more candy; the origin of Wonka's labour force is a mystery.
I Love My Wife, 1h38
Directed by Mel Stuart
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Elliott Gould, Keith Carradine, Brenda Vaccaro, Angel Tompkins, Dabney Coleman, Leonard Stone
Rating50% 2.5110752.5110752.5110752.5110752.511075
Richard Burrows is a medical student with a pregnant wife, Jody, who becomes unappealing to him before and after childbirth, abstaining from sex and gaining weight. When her mother moves in with them, Richard's home life frustrates him even more.
If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium, 1h39
Directed by Mel Stuart
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Suzanne Pleshette, Ian McShane, Mildred Natwick, Michael Constantine, Murray Hamilton, Norman Fell
Rating63% 3.1988653.1988653.1988653.1988653.198865
Charlie (Ian McShane) is an English tour guide who takes groups of Americans on whirlwind 18-day sightseeing tours of Europe. Among his various clients on his latest trip are Samantha (Suzanne Pleshette) with whom he wants to have an affair, a man who desires a pair of custom-made Italian shoes from a certain cobbler in Rome, another man who is secretly being set up for a surprise marriage with his Italian cousin, and an Army veteran who is reliving his World War II experiences.
China: The Roots of Madness, 1h30
Directed by Mel Stuart
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Political films

White referred to Empress Dowager Cixi as "China's evil spirit... a Manchu concubine...said to have poisoned her own son upon his throne, install her infant nephew as the emperor, killed his mother, and then imprisoned him in 1898".