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Alvin Rakoff


B: February 6, 1927 in Toronto, Ontario

Alvin Rakoff was born and raised in Canada and is a graduate of the University of Toronto. A highly successful film and television director, screenwriter, producer and novelist, he most recently wrote and directed Too Marvelous For Words, a stage musical based on the life and songs of composer Johnny Mercer which ran during the 2003-2004 schedule of King’s Head Theatre in London, England.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Waiting for Gillian (TV-1954)
The Condemned (TV-19??)
Requiem for a Heavyweight (TV-1957)
Passport to Shame (1958)
The Caine Mutiny Court Martial (TV-1958)
The Treasure of San Teresa (1959)

On Friday at Eleven (1961)
The Comedy Man (1963)
Money-Go-Round (1967)
Call Me Daddy (1968)
Crossplot (1969)

Hoffman (1970)
Say Hello to Yesterday (1971-W)
The Adventures of Don Quixote (TV-1973)
Mrs. Amworth (1977)
King Solomon’s Treasure (1977)
Romeo and Juliet (TV-1978)
City on Fire (1979)

Dirty Tricks (1980)
Death Ship (1980)
A Voyage Around My Father (TV-1982)
Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson (TV-1983)
The First OIympics (TV-1984)
A Talent for Murder (TV-1986)
Best of Friends (TV-1994)

TV Series – at last one epsiode of:
The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (1957)

Studio Four (1962)
The Saint (1969)
Court Martial (1964)

Number 10 (1982)
Paradise Postponed (1986, mini-series)

A Dance to the Music of Time (1997, mini-series)