Joseph Pevney



Joseph Pevney Born on September 15, 1911 in New York City, American filmmaker Joseph Pevney first entered show business as a 13-year-old vaudevillian entertainer, which eventually led to his becoming a nightclub performer and actor on Broadway. Pevney entered Hollywood in the mid-1940s where he appeared in several minor noir films, such as Nocturne (1946), Robert Rossen's Body and Soul (1947) with John Garfield, Street With No Name (1948), and Thieves' Highway (1949).

By the early 1950s, Pevney had become a full-time director noted for his competently managed action and adventure films for Universal Studios. His two excursions into the horror genre were The Strange Door (1951) with Charles Laughton, and the Lon Chaney biopic Man of a Thousand Faces (1957) with James Cagney. Some of his other films include, 3 Ring Circus (1954) for which he also wrote the screenplay, Away All Boats (1956), Twilight for the Gods (1958), The Crowded Sky (1961), and The Night of the Grizzly (1966).

Beginning in the 1960s Pevney frequently worked in television, most notably directing many episodes of the original Star Trek (1966-67). Some of his other series work includes The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962), Bewitched (1964), The Munsters (1964), The Rockford Files (1974), The Incredible Hulk (1978), and The Paper Chase (1978).

--A HISTORY OF HORROR




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