James Goldstone

Active - 1966 - 1990  |   Born - Jun 8, 1931   |   Died - Nov 5, 1999   |   Genres - Drama, Science Fiction, Action, Crime, Adventure

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Biography by Hal Erickson

After attending Dartmouth and Bennington, James Goldstone made his directorial debut in episodic television; in the 1960s, he was one of the earliest stalwarts of the TV-movie genre, helming the pilots for the TV series Star Trek, Ironside and The Senator. His entree into theatrical features was the 1969 James Garner vehicle A Man Called Gannon. In his subsequent films, notably Red Sky at Morning (1971) and They Only Kill Their Masters (1972), Goldstone successfully combined motion-picture production values with TV-movie pacing. Bowing out of big-screen pictures with the ignominious Irwin Allen When Time Ran Out (1980), James Goldstone returned to television, directing such made-for-TV features as Kent State (1981) (which earned him an Emmy award), Charles and Diana: A Royal Love Story (1982) and The Bride in Black (1990).

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