Vincent McEveety

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Vincent McEveety
Born
Vincent Michael McEveety

(1929-08-10)10 August 1929
Died19 May 2018(2018-05-19) (aged 88)
OccupationFilm director, television producer, television director
Years active1957–2000

Vincent Michael McEveety (August 10, 1929 – May 19, 2018[1]) was an American film and television director and producer.

Career[edit]

Vince McEveety directed numerous Emmy Award-winning television series, including The Untouchables, Gunsmoke, six Star Trek (episodes include "Dagger of the Mind", "Balance of Terror", "Patterns of Force" and "Spectre of the Gun"), Magnum, P.I., How the West Was Won, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Stranger at My Door, Murder, She Wrote, and Diagnosis: Murder, starring Dick Van Dyke.

In 1991, McEveety directed the award-winning episode of the NBC television series In the Heat of the Night, entitled "Sweet, Sweet Blues", guest-starring musician Bobby Short and veteran actor James Best. That year Heat won its first NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Dramatic Series and James Best won the Crystal Reel Award for Best Actor.[2][3]

From 1994 through 1997, McEveety produced[citation needed] the television series Columbo starring Peter Falk, for which he also directed seven episodes between 1990 and 1997. Homage was paid to his contributions to the series by a humorous mention of a character having his surname in the Columbo episode "Undercover" (which he directed).

McEveety directed numerous films for Walt Disney Pictures, including The Million Dollar Duck, The Biscuit Eater, Superdad, The Strongest Man in the World, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, and Herbie Goes Bananas. McEveety also directed portions of The Watcher in the Woods.[4]

His film Firecreek (1968), starring Jimmy Stewart, Henry Fonda and Inger Stevens, touches on issues previously ignored by the genre and influenced a generation of filmmakers.[5] McEveety returned to the Western genre with The Castaway Cowboy (1974), starring James Garner and Vera Miles.[6]

Selected filmography[edit]

Director[edit]

Year Title Notes
1968 Firecreek
1971 The Million Dollar Duck
1972 The Biscuit Eater
1973 Charley and the Angel
1973 Superdad
1974 Wonder Woman TV movie
1974 The Castaway Cowboy
1975 The Strongest Man in the World
1976 Treasure of Matecumbe
1976 Gus
1977 The Ghost of Cypress Swamp TV movie
1977 Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo
1979 The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
1980 Herbie Goes Bananas
1981 Amy
1986 Ask Max
1987 Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge TV movie
1991 Stranger at My Door TV movie
1995 A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Jealous Jokester TV movie

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://m.legacy.com/obituaries/latimes/obituary.aspx?n=vincent-m-mceveety&pid=189084513&referrer=0&preview=True
  2. ^ "Image Awards". imdb.com. 1992. Retrieved 12 September 2011.
  3. ^ "The Florida Motion Picture and Television Association Announces Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient". Florida Office of Film and Entertainment. 1 August 2008. Archived from the original on 25 November 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2011.
  4. ^ TCM
  5. ^ Allrovi.com
  6. ^ Internet Movie Database

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