David Lowell Rich (August 31, 1920 – October 21, 2001) was an American film director and producer. He directed nearly 100 films and TV episodes between 1950 and 1987. He was born in New York City.He began directing on a regular basis in 1950. Rich won an Emmy for outstanding direction of a special in 1978 for The Defection of Simas Kudirka. His brother was director John Rich.
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A man comes home to see his wife window washing and he is surprised to find out that she is a latin scholar. She has been dropping hints that she has been cheating with another Latin scholar. Now, he ...
The Defiant Ones
Two prisoners who despise each other are Monroe and 'Joker' Johnson. They werechained to each other after their prison transport crashes.
Fact-based story about a Tennessee letter carrier who was falsely convicted of a rape. However, his legal problems continue even after the real rapist confesses.
A girl is pregnant. She contemplated an abortion without her boyfriend's knowledge because she didn't want to face the consequences of a child. Her father is against abortion in principle. His younger...
An aging actor with a battle with alcoholism is being destroyed by the publisher of a celebrity gossip tabloid.
The Hearst and Davies Affair
Dramatization of the scandalous, long-time love affair between the powerful but married publisher and the chorus girl he helped turn into a Ziegfeld star and 1930s film personality.
This is how it usually happens. An older man is unhappy in his marriage and meets a young girl and rediscovers his youth. He starts living with a new girlfriend. Problems increased at that point.
The Sky's No Limit
Story of the lives, loves and personal problems of three women astronaut candidates planning to be the first women in space.
I Want to Live
The movie tells the story of a woman who is condemned with the death penalty because of her involvement in a hold up in which a person was killed.
Vietnam war veteran Merle is working as concierge. His small salary and the one of his wife Rindy are just enough to survive. Thus when Merle hears that there will be an amateur boxing fight he decide...
Sam Alden is the 17-year-old high school star player in baseball who seems to have it all. However, his family notices that he is often bothered with fits of coughing. Worried, his parents decide to t...
Chu Chu and the Philly Flash
A comedy film starring Alan Arkin, Carol Burnett, Jack Warden, Ruth Buzzi, and Danny Aiello was released in 1981. It was released in 1981 by 20th Century Fox. Arkin is a former baseball player and Bur...
Michael Learned plays Mary Benjamin, a recently widowed woman who, confronted with her son's departure for college, decides to resume her career as a head nurse in a Manhattan hospital.
Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb
Well-intentioned history lesson, the decision to drop the atom bomb, the secrecy surrounding the mission, and the men who flew it.
The Concorde... Airport '79
George Kennedy reprises his role as aviation disaster-prone Joe Patroni in the last of the 'Airport' series, this time having to contend with nuclear missiles, the French Air Force and the threat of t...
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The Defection of Simas Kudirka
Based on the true story of the attempted defection in 1970 by a Lithuanian seaman seeking political asylum in the United States. Kudirka was denied asylum and returned to the Soviets, charged with tre...
A Family Upside Down
An elderly married couple find themselves dependent more and more upon their grown children as their physical and mental health decline.
The lives and loves of the four March sisters, Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth, were chronicled in the two part miniseries. The sisters must rely on each other for strength in the face of tragedies.
The telethon is being held in Las Vegas and the behind-the-scenes intrigues include a murder.
Ransom for Alice!
In 1890s Seattle, a deputy marshal and his female partner set out to bust up a ring that kidnaps teenage girls and sells them into prostitution.
SST: Death Flight
On its maiden flight, the crew of America's first supersonic transport learns that it may not be able to land due to an act of sabotage and a deadly flu onboard.
The Story of David
The movie "The Story of David" was filmed in Israel and Spain. David's later disastrous romance with Bathsheba is handled with taste and decorum, while the "David and Goliath" legend is presented as c...
The Secret Life of John Chapman
The true story of John Chapman, a college president who took a sabbatical and went out and got a job as a general laborer, to try to experience life outside his well-ordered but insulated college envi...
The story of famous frontiersman Jim Bridger, who was given 40 days to cut a trail through the Rockies to the California coast, and was told if he couldn't do it, the territory would be lost to Englan...
Melissa and Jim Bryant live on an Iowa farm with their adult son Chuck, their adult daughter Karen, and their teenage son Wayne, who is a high school sophomore. Wayne is a talented singer and guitaris...
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You Lie So Deep, My Love
A disturbed man wants his girlfriend's love and his wife's money, and will stop at nothing to get them.
The Daughters of Joshua Cabe Return
A man hires women to pose as his daughters. The real father of one of the daughters found out about it and kidnapped her to hold her for the rancher who couldn't pay.
Adventures of the Queen
A madman hijacks a cruise liner. If a millionaire doesn't pay him the contents of a safe deposit box, he will blow it up. The crew regains control of the ship, but the hijacker dies, taking the codes ...
The Swiss Family Robinson
The show is called The Swiss Family Robinson.
The Sex Symbol
A thinly veiled version of the life of Marilyn Monroe, detailing her ups and downs in life and how her erratic behavior contributes to her deteriorated career.
Aloha Means Goodbye
A girl in the hospital may become a heart donor if she dies.
The Chadwick Family
A father finds himself taking care of a family that includes his son and three daughters, as well as two sons-in-law and his youngest daughter's Chinese boyfriend.
Set This Town on Fire
After serving seven years in prison for manslaughter, a man returns to his hometown to find that the person who testified against him has changed his mind.
A group of public and private investigators looks into the suspicious death of the son of one of its members' wealthy girlfriends.
Brock's Last Case
A New York City cop who has retired to a small Western town is interested in the case of an Indian who is accused of murdering a sheriff.
Beg, Borrow...or Steal
A museum heist with an unusual twist: the three thieves are all physically disabled. The men, one confined to a wheelchair, one with prosthetic hands, and one blind, plan to steal a valuable statue. T...
That Man Bolt
In this popular blaxploitation adventure, Fred Williamson plays Jefferson Bolt, a kung fu expert assigned to deliver a cool $1 million to Mexico City from Hong Kong with a stop in Los Angeles. Bolt he...
A group of skiers are trapped inside a runaway train.
In the North African desert in World War II, a crippled American fighter plane that is unable to take off tries to evade and destroy a Nazi tank.
Satan's School for Girls
Satan's School for Girls is located at Fallbridge College for Girls. To learn the truth behind her sister's suicide, Beth Hammersmith enrolls in Fallbridge under the assumed name of Karen Oxford. The ...
The Horror at 37,000 Feet
A commercial-jet captain has ghosts on board from the stones of an English abbey.
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The Judge and Jake Wyler
A retired lady judge runs a private detective agency with the help of ex-con and parolees.
Lieutenant Schuster's Wife
After a policeman is murdered in an ambush, rumors surface that he was on the take. His widow sets out to catch the killers and clear her husband's name.
All My Darling Daughters
A judge has to deal with his family on the same day.
Ghost Story was an anthology series that aired on NBC from 1972 to 1973. It was executive-produced by William Castle and initially featured supernatural entities. By the middle of the season, low rati...
Northeast of Seoul
At times competing with each other, at other times allied with each other, they search South Korea for a magical sword that is supposed to give its owner wealth and power.
Undercover agent, using his bar as a front, battles three killers to find a stolen fortune.
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Cannon was on CBS from 1971 to 1976. Frank Cannon is a private detective. Cannon is being aired on a different network. The Return of Frank Cannon was a television film that aired in 1980. There were ...
Longstreet was a drama that aired on ABC. The ABC Movie of the Week was aired prior to the premiere of the series.
The small town has a rape case. A black sheriff and his white deputy investigate allegations that a wealthy white businessman raped a black college student.
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Spy suspense drama set in 1960's Berlin. Intrigue and double-cross lead Killian on a twisting path through love and loss.
The Interns is an American medical drama series that aired on CBS from 1970 to 1971. It was based on the 1962 film The Interns and the 1964 sequel The New Interns.
A Lovely Way to Die
A cop quits the force because he doesn't like the system. He becomes a bodyguard. She is on trial for the murder of her husband. He wants to help her clear her name. Get over her husband.
Three Guns for Texas
A man searching for a stolen army payroll is joined by several men.
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When her two daughters tried to have her declared insane, an eccentric Los Angeles dowager decided to fight back.
Wings of Fire
The daughter of the air freight service owner is participating in an air race.
Mannix ran on CBS from 1967 to 1975. The title character, Joe Mannix, is a private investigator. He is played by a man. Desilu Production's last series was Mannix.
The Borgia Stick
A couple learns that they are pawns for a crime syndicate. The syndicate doesn't want them to give up so easily, so they try to break away and go legit.
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Jane tried to help Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill stop the war.
Mission: Impossible is an American television series that was created and initially produced by Bruce Geller. It chronicles the missions of a team of secret government agents known as the Impossible M...
A woman who is married to a wealthy man is compromised by the accidental death of a man who had been romantically pursuing her, and is forced by her mother-in-law to assume a new identity to save her ...
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The series aired on NBC from September 16, 1965, to April 7, 1967. The Texas Rangers are played by Peter Brown, William Smith, and Philip Carey. It is set on the Mexican border. The pilot was called "...
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Kraft Suspense Theatre
Kraft Suspense Theatre is an American anthology series that was telecast from 1963 to 1965 on NBC. Sponsored by Kraft Foods, it was seen three weeks out of every four and was pre-empted for Perry Como...
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The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
A continuation of the dramatic anthology series hosted by the master of suspense and mystery.
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Ben Casey is an American medical drama series which ran on ABC from 1961 to 1966. The show was known for its opening titles, which consisted of a hand drawing the symbols "♂, ♀, ✳, †, ∞" on a chalkboa...
Kraft Mystery Theatre
Kraft Mystery Theatre is an American anthology series that aired on NBC from June 17, 1961 to September 25, 1963.
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Route 66 is an American TV series in which two young men traveled across America in a Chevrolet Corvette sports car. The show was on CBS from 1960 to 1964. For the first two and a half seasons, it sta...
The Barbara Stanwyck Show
The Barbara Stanwyck Show is an American anthology drama television series which ran on NBC from September 1960 to September 1961. Barbara Stanwyck served as hostess, and starred in all but four of th...
Tate is an American Western television series that aired on NBC from June 8 until September 14, 1960. It was created by Harry Julian Fink, who wrote most of the scripts, and produced by Perry Como's R...
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Black Saddle is an American Western television series starring Peter Breck that aired 44 episodes on ABC from January 10, 1959 to May 6, 1960. The half-hour program was produced by Dick Powell's Four ...
The Twilight Zone
A series of unrelated stories can include drama, psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, suspense, and/or horror.
Johnny Ringo was an American Western television series that aired on CBS from October 1, 1959 to June 30, 1960. It is based on the life of the notorious gunfighter and outlaw Johnny Ringo. Ringgold ta...
Have Rocket, Will Travel
The Stooges are janitors working at a space center who accidentally blast off to Venus. They encounter a talking unicorn, a giant fire breathing tarantula, and an alien computer who has destroyed all ...
Law of the Plainsman
Law of the Plainsman is a Western television series starring Michael Ansara that aired on the NBC television network from October 1, 1959, until May 5, 1960. The character of Native American U.S. Mars...
The NBC television network broadcasted Riverboat from 1959 to 1961. It was produced by Revue Studios.
Hey Boy! Hey Girl!
This standard, song-filled romantic drama stars a married man and a woman with a good singing voice. She is always thinking of ways to raise money. One of the needy projects is a boys' camp, so when a...
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A singing college girl and a singing college guy are in love.
77 Sunset Strip
77 Sunset Strip is an hour-length American television private detective series created by Roy Huggins and starring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Roger Smith, and Edd Byrnes. The show was the subject of an ow...
Naked City was a police drama series that aired on the ABC network. In 1997, the episode "Sweet Prince of Delancey Street" was ranked as one of the 100 greatest episodes of all time by TV Guide.
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No Time to Be Young
Young adults are facing the pressures of life in a melodrama.
Not One Shall Die
A short film by the United Jewish Appeal, directed by David Lowell Rich and starring Guy Madison, Felicia Farr and Agnes Moorehead, made by the core crew of many Columbia noirs, including cinematograp...
Lt. Frank Ballinger is a plain clothes cop. In America's Second City, Chicago, the squad's task is to root out organised crime and corruption.
The creator of the American Western television series "maverick" is Roy Huggins. From the first eight episodes of the first season, he was joined by Jack Kelly as his brother Bart, and from that point...
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Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater
Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre was an American Western anthology series which ran on CBS from 1956 to 1961.
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Highway Patrol was a fictional police action series that ran from 1955 to 1959 and was about the activities of the highway patrol and their leader, Dan Matthews. Although filmed in and around the Los ...
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Hallmark Hall of Fame
Hallmark Hall of Fame is an anthology program on American television, sponsored by Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City based greeting card company. The longest-running primetime series in the history of tel...
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SST: Death Flight
SST Death Flight was produced by ABC Circle Films. The Concorde featured an all-star television cast and was directed by DavidLowell Rich. The name of the airport was Airport '79. The film capitalizes...