Jack Arnold

Biography: Originally an actor on the Broadway stage, Jack Arnold went on to become one of the most beloved B-movie directors in the history of Hollywood. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, Arnold became a director of short subjects, earning one Oscar nomination. In 1953, he moved up to feature films, and quickly showed a propensity for action and crime pictures, which he delivered with good pacing and performances. His breakthrough came with Creature From The Black Lagoon and It Came From Outer Space, two 3-D titles that were among the most successful done in that short-lived format. Arnold's subsequent pictures, including The Incredible Shrinking Man, showed a lyricism and sensitivity that was rare in B-movies of the time, and even the films that he wrote but didn't direct, such as The Monolith Monsters, showed unexpected depth, while his High School Confidential could be the best teen exploitation ever made, and has made millions in the decades since it was originallyOriginally an actor on the Broadway stage, Jack Arnold went on to become one of the most beloved B-movie directors in the history of Hollywood. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, Arnold became a director of short subjects, earning one Oscar nomination. In 1953, he moved up to feature films, and quickly showed a propensity for action and crime pictures, which he delivered with good pacing and performances. His breakthrough came with Creature From The Black Lagoon and It Came From Outer Space, two 3-D titles that were among the most successful done in that short-lived format. Arnold's subsequent pictures, including The Incredible Shrinking Man, showed a lyricism and sensitivity that was rare in B-movies of the time, and even the films that he wrote but didn't direct, such as The Monolith Monsters, showed unexpected depth, while his High School Confidential could be the best teen exploitation ever made, and has made millions in the decades since it was originally released. After The Mouse That Roared--a British satiric comedy that achieved an international following--Arnold saw his opportunities in feature films drying up, and took a position at the CBS television network, where, as part of his job, he rescued Gilligan's Island from oblivion, and directed an award-winning network special. Chronic illness halted his career in the 1970s, and despite the attempts by other, younger director admirers to help him get pictures, Arnold was largely inactive during the 1980s. He died in 1992 after a long illness. Expand

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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd The Love Boat: Season 8 Sep 22, 1984 Director tbd
tbd The Love Boat: Season 6 Oct 2, 1982 Director tbd
tbd The Love Boat: Season 5 Oct 3, 1981 Director / Producer tbd
tbd Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Season 2 Jan 15, 1981 Director tbd
tbd Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Season 1 Sep 20, 1979 Director tbd
tbd The Love Boat: Season 3 Sep 15, 1979 Director tbd
tbd The Love Boat: Season 1 Sep 24, 1977 Director tbd
tbd Wonder Woman: Season 2 Sep 16, 1977 Director tbd
tbd The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries: Season 2 Sep 11, 1977 Director tbd
tbd The Hardy Boys Mysteries: Season 2 Sep 11, 1977 Director tbd
tbd The Bionic Woman (1976): Season 3 Sep 10, 1977 Director tbd
tbd The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries: Season 1 Jan 30, 1977 Director tbd
tbd The Brady Bunch: Season 5 Sep 14, 1973 Director tbd
tbd The Brady Bunch: Season 4 Sep 22, 1972 Director tbd
tbd Alias Smith and Jones: Season 3 Sep 16, 1972 Director tbd
tbd Love, American Style: Season 3 Sep 17, 1971 Director tbd
tbd The Brady Bunch: Season 3 Sep 17, 1971 Director tbd
tbd Alias Smith and Jones: Season 2 Sep 16, 1971 Director tbd
tbd The Brady Bunch: Season 2 Sep 25, 1970 Director tbd
tbd Love, American Style: Season 1 Sep 29, 1969 Director tbd
tbd The Mod Squad: Season 1 Sep 24, 1968 Director tbd
tbd Gilligan's Island: Season 3 Sep 12, 1966 Director / Producer tbd
tbd Gilligan's Island: Season 2 Sep 16, 1965 Director / Producer tbd
tbd Gilligan's Island: Season 1 Sep 26, 1964 Director / Producer 8.5
tbd Rawhide: Season 7 Sep 25, 1964 Director tbd
tbd Perry Mason: Season 8 Sep 24, 1964 Director tbd
tbd Rawhide: Season 2 Sep 18, 1959 Director tbd
tbd Rawhide: Season 1 Jan 9, 1959 Director tbd