CTVA Profile - Director - Herschel Daugherty

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Profile - Director - Herschel Daugherty

FILM DIRECTORS ARE CHOSEN FOR PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL SPECIALTIES,
SUCH AS:
ACTION, COMDEDY, CRIME, MUSICAL, WESTERN
AND OTHER TYPE OF HUMAN SITUATIONS.
A DIRECTOR WITH MANY SKILLS IS A BUSY HELMSMEN, GOING FROM ONE PROJECT TO
ANOTHER. HERSCHEL DAUGHERTY WAS THAT TYPE OF INDIVIDUAL.

HIS CAREER IN FILM BEGAN IN 1942, AS A DIALOGUE DIRECTOR FOR WARNER BROTHERS STUDIOS.
DURING HIS STINT AT WARNER'S, DAUGHERTY WORKED ON SOME OF HOLLYWOOD'S MOST
BEST REMEMBERED CLASSIC FILMS:
"EDGE OF DARKNESS"(1942)(HIS FIRST),
"PASSAGE TO MARSEILLE(1944),
MILDRED PIERCE"(1945),
"POSSESSED'(1947),
"ON MOONLIGHT BAY"(1951),
JUST TO NAME A FEW. HERSCHEL DAUGHERTY WAS ALSO FORTUNATE TO WORK
WITH SOME OF THE FINEST FILM DIRECTORS IN THE BUSINESS.
NAMES SUCH AS:
LEWIS MILESTONE, JEAN NEGULESCO, MICHAEL CURTIZ, CURTIS BERNHARDT
AND ROY DEL RUTH.

BY 1952, HERSCHEL DAUGHERTY WAS READY TO TRY HIS SKILLS AS A FULL-TIME
DIRECTOR. WHAT BETTER PLACE TO START THAN TELEVISION, WITH SHORT SHOOTING
SCHEDULES, QUICK SET-UP'S AND SMALL BUDGETS. HERSCHEL LIKED TELEVISION AND
THE CHALLANGE IT BROUGHT. DAUGHERTY DIDN'T REALLY SPECIALIZE. HE WORKED ON
A VARIETY OF TV SERIES WITH DIFFERENT SUBJECT MATTER. JUST READING HIS
CREDITS WILL ATTEST TO THAT. SOME OF THEM ARE AS FOLLOWS:

"BIFF BAKER,USA"(1952-1953),
"CITY DETECTIVE"(1953-1956),
"CRUSADER"(1955-1956),
"SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE"(1955-1957),
"ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS"(1955-1965),
"WAGON TRAIN"(1957-1965),
"THE DEPUTY"(1959-1961),
"BONANZA"(1959-1973),
"THRILLER"(1960-1962),
"CHECKMATE"(1960-1962),
"MY THREE SONS"(1960-1972),
"STAR TREK"(1966-1969),
"THE RAT PATROL"(1966-1968),
"MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE"(1966-1973),
"CIMARRON STRIP"(1967-1968),
"HAWAII FIVE-O"(1968-1980),
"BANACEK"(1972-1974),
"HEC RAMSEY"(1972-1974),
"POLICE WOMAN"(1974-1978).

BESIDES REGULAR SERIES WORK, HERSCHEL DAUGHERTY ALSO HELMED A COUPLE OF
FILM FEATURES AND SOME MADE FOR TV MOVIES. AFTER ALL IS SAID AND DONE,
HERSCHEL DAUGHERTY WILL BE BEST REMEMBERED AS ONE TELEVISONS MOST
CONSISTANT AND PROLIFIC DIRECTORS.

Sal Crisanti <crisanti52@netscape.net>

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