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Leslie Stevens

  • Highest Rated: 86% Private Property (1960)
  • Lowest Rated: 26% Gordy (1995)
  • Birthday: Feb 3, 1924
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Writer/producer/director Leslie Stevens sold his first play, entitled Mechanical Rat, to Orson Welles's Mercury Theater when he was 15 years old. He continued writing, graduated from Yale Drama School, and after achieving the rank of captain in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II, turned to producing and directing for the stage. He began in movies as a writer with Arthur Penn's Left-Handed Gun, a psychological study of the life of Billy the Kid starring Paul Newman, and produced and directed his first film, Private Property based on his own screenplay (1960). Marriage-Go-Round, based on his own play, followed a year later. Steven's 1962 feature Hero's Island, starring James Mason and Stevens' wife Kate Manx, with Warren Oates and Harry Dean Stanton in supporting roles, attracted some favorable critical attention with its unusual story, about the fight for possession of an island off the Carolinas in pre-Revolutionary America. During this period, Stevens also entered television production, with the 1962 rodeo-based series Stoney Burke, starring Jack Lord and Bruce Dern, and Outer Limits, a science-fiction anthology series that ran from 1963 thru 1965, achieving a major cult following, resulting in its release on videocassette and laserdisc in the '80s, and a planned revival in the '90s. Stevens later directed and wrote the movie Incubus (1966), worked as supervising producer on the series Battlestar Glactica (1979), and wrote Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Boarder Annika 2012
No Score Yet Chasing Ghosts Kelly Minwary 2005
50% Dream for an Insomniac Molly 1996
26% Gordy Screenwriter 1995
32% Battlestar Galactica Producer 1978
71% Incubus Screenwriter Director 1965
No Score Yet Hero's Island Director Producer 1962
No Score Yet The Marriage-Go-Round Producer 1961
86% Private Property Director Screenwriter 1960

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

69% Revenge
2011-2015
Miriam
  • 2011
70% True Blood
2008-2014
Saleswoman
  • 2009
  • 2008
72% The O.C.
2003-2007
Mrs. Rushfield
  • 2005
No Score Yet It Takes a Thief
1968-1970
Director
  • 1968
No Score Yet Revenge
Miriam
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
Creator

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