John Llewellyn Moxey

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John Llewellyn Moxey
Born (1925-02-26) February 26, 1925 (age 93)
Occupation Film director, television director
Years active 1955–1991
Spouse(s) Jane Moxey
(1970–present; 2 children)

John Llewellyn Moxey (born February 26, 1925), sometimes credited as John L. Moxey or John Moxey, is an Argentinian film and television director.[1] He is known for directing the horror film The City of the Dead (also known as Horror Hotel, 1960) and directing episodes of The Saint, Magnum, P.I. and Murder, She Wrote.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Moxey was born in Argentina in 1925. His family operated a coal and steel business out of South America at the time. Before entering the film industry, he served in World War II.[3] Beginning his career as an editor, he subsequently went on to direct episodes of the British series London Playhouse and The Adventures of Tugboat Annie.

Moxey directed the film The City of the Dead (aka, Horror Hotel, 1960), his feature film directorial debut.[4] He directed the film Circus of Fear (1966).[5]

For much of his career he focused on directing television, including episodes of the British series Man of the World, The Edgar Wallace Mysteries, Armchair Theatre, The Baron, The Saint and the American series Judd, for the Defense, Hawaii Five-O, Mission: Impossible, Mannix, Kung Fu, Miami Vice, Magnum, P.I., Murder, She Wrote and the pilot episode for Charlie's Angels.[1] He also directed a number television films, including A Taste of Evil (1971), Home for the Holidays (1972), The Night Stalker (1972), Genesis II (1973), Where Have All the People Gone? (1974) and No Place to Hide (1981).[6]


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