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Don Taylor

Director, Actor

Naked City, TheNaked City, The (1948)
Dir. Jules Dassin
Feat. Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart
Classic crime thriller has its eye on a young woman's murder in the 'naked city' of New York, and the two veteran cops in charge of tracking down her…
BattlegroundBattleground (1949)
Dir. William A. Wellman
Feat. Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban
A tough depiction of WW2 combat set among an American squad during the gruelling Battle of the Bulge, that stands as something of an early classic.…
Stalag 17Stalag 17 (1952) Recommended
Dir. Billy Wilder
Feat. William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger
Sophisticated WW2 film in which comedy and suspense make uneasy but fascinating bedfellows. William Holden leads imprisoned American G.Is who plan…
Ride the Wild SurfRide the Wild Surf (1964)
Dir. Don Taylor
Feat. Fabian, Tab Hunter, Barbara Eden
Clean–cut teenage beach party movie with Fabian, Tab Hunter and Barbara Eden looking splendid in their swimming trunks.
Escape from the Planet of the ApesEscape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) Recommended
Dir. Don Taylor
Feat. Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter
Second sequel brings the Apes back in time to contemporary LA, where the dominant human race exploit the simians. The gimmick makes it hard to…
Tom Sawyer (1973)
Dir. Don Taylor
Feat. Johnnie Whitaker, Celeste Holm, Warren Oates
Award–winning musical version of Mark Twain's classic raggamuffin adventures. A youthful Jodie Foster appears as Tom's girlfriend.
Omen Trilogy, TheOmen Trilogy, The (The Omen, The Omen II, The Omen III - The Final Conflict) (1976-1981) Recommended
Dir. Richard Donner, Don Taylor, Graham Baker
Feat. Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens
After the success of The Exorcist, a serious budget was lavished on this tale of the Anti–Christ as mortal, born into a privileged and powerful…
Island of Dr Moreau, TheIsland of Dr Moreau, The (1977)
Dir. Don Taylor
Feat. Burt Lancaster, Michael York
Burt Lancaster plays mad scientist Moreau in the second adaptation of H.G Wells chilling novel. Benefits greatly from the make up talents of the team…
Damien: The Omen IIDamien: The Omen II (Omen 2) (1978) Recommended
Dir. Don Taylor
Feat. Jonathan Scott-Taylor, William Holden, Lee Grant
Effective continuation of the story with Damien (chillingly understated by Jonathan Scott–Taylor) now grappling with teenage problems on top of…
Final Countdown, TheFinal Countdown, The (1980)
Dir. Don Taylor
Feat. Martin Sheen, Kirk Douglas, Katherine Ross
The nuclear–era aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, skippered by Martin Sheen, steams into a time–warp and pops up in the Pacific Ocean, just…

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