Glenn Jordan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Glenn Jordan (born April 5, 1936) is an award-winning American television director and producer. Born in San Antonio, Texas, Jordan directed multiple episodes of Family and has helmed numerous television movies, several based on real persons as diverse as Benjamin Franklin, George Armstrong Custer, Lucille Ball, Christa McAuliffe, and Karen Ann Quinlan. His directing credits include small-screen adaptions of The Picture of Dorian Gray, Les Misérables, Hogan's Goat, Eccentricities of a Nightingale, A Streetcar Named Desire, O Pioneers!, and A Christmas Memory. Additional television directing credits include Heartsounds, Sarah, Plain and Tall, To Dance with the White Dog, Barbarians at the Gate, The Long Way Home, and Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End. Jordan has directed three feature films: Only When I Laugh, The Buddy System, and Mass Appeal. Jordan has been nominated for thirteen Emmy Awards and won four, for producing the miniseries Benjamin Franklin for producing and directing the Hallmark Hall of Fame production Promise and for executive producing the HBO production[ "Barbarians at the Gate"]. He won two New York area Emmys for the PBS series ["Actor's Choice"] and ["New York Television Theater"].He won the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Dramatic Series for Family and was nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Specials or Movies for Television for Les Misérables ...

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Barbarians at the Gate (1993)

A television movie based upon the book by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, about the leveraged buyout (LBO) of RJR Nabisco.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  James Garner  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Peter Riegert  •  Joanna Cassidy

A television movie based upon the book by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, about the leveraged buyout (LBO) of RJR Nabisco.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  James Garner  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Peter Riegert  •  Joanna Cassidy

Challenger (1990)

A profile of the astronauts, crew, and civilians who were involved in the January 28, 1986 flight of the spaceship, Challenger, that resulted in its explosion upon takeoff. The center point of the film is the safety inspections and arguments surrounding the use of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Karen Allen  •  Barry Bostwick  •  Julie Fulton  •  Richard Jenkins

A profile of the astronauts, crew, and civilians who were involved in the January 28, 1986 flight of the spaceship, Challenger, that resulted in its explosion upon takeoff. The center point of the film is the safety inspections and arguments surrounding the use of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Karen Allen  •  Barry Bostwick  •  Julie Fulton  •  Richard Jenkins

Only When I Laugh (1981)

A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the demands of all around her with humor and insight, while staying off the booze.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Marsha Mason  •  Kristy McNichol  •  James Coco  •  Joan Hackett

A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the demands of all around her with humor and insight, while staying off the booze.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Marsha Mason  •  Kristy McNichol  •  James Coco  •  Joan Hackett

Mary & Tim (1996)

Another adaptation of the novel "Tim", about the love that develops between a mentally challenged young man and the older, lonely widow who takes him under her wing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Candice Bergen  •  Tom McCarthy  •  Shirley Knight  •  Richard Kiley

Another adaptation of the novel "Tim", about the love that develops between a mentally challenged young man and the older, lonely widow who takes him under her wing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Candice Bergen  •  Tom McCarthy  •  Shirley Knight  •  Richard Kiley

Sunshine Christmas (1977)

A musician, brooding over the marriage of his sometime girlfriend, decides to take his adopted daughter to his home in Texas to celebrate Christmas with his family. While there, he begins to rekindle the relationship he once had with his childhood girlfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Cliff DeYoung  •  Elizabeth Cheshire  •  Bill Mumy  •  Corey Fischer

A musician, brooding over the marriage of his sometime girlfriend, decides to take his adopted daughter to his home in Texas to celebrate Christmas with his family. While there, he begins to rekindle the relationship he once had with his childhood girlfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Cliff DeYoung  •  Elizabeth Cheshire  •  Bill Mumy  •  Corey Fischer

The Long Way Home (1998)

The eve of Tom Gerrins (Jack Lemmon) life could be worse. Widowed since three years he has two daughters, two sons, seven grandchildren. Now that he can no longer take care of himself, his home and belongings are sold and he moves in with his son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Sarah Paulson  •  Tom Butler

The eve of Tom Gerrins (Jack Lemmon) life could be worse. Widowed since three years he has two daughters, two sons, seven grandchildren. Now that he can no longer take care of himself, his home and belongings are sold and he moves in with his son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Sarah Paulson  •  Tom Butler

Jane's House (1994)

Paul Clark and his children are really down-hearted after the death of Jane, Pauls wife. He falls in love with the business- woman Mary, a former tennis-player. They decide to live together. That appears to be very difficult. Their characters are totally different, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  James Woods  •  Anne Archer

Paul Clark and his children are really down-hearted after the death of Jane, Pauls wife. He falls in love with the business- woman Mary, a former tennis-player. They decide to live together. That appears to be very difficult. Their characters are totally different, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  James Woods  •  Anne Archer

To Dance with the White Dog (1993)

When Sam Peek's beloved wife, Cora, dies, a white dog suddenly materializes as his new companion and confidant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Hume Cronyn  •  Jessica Tandy  •  Christine Baranski  •  Terry Beaver

When Sam Peek's beloved wife, Cora, dies, a white dog suddenly materializes as his new companion and confidant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Hume Cronyn  •  Jessica Tandy  •  Christine Baranski  •  Terry Beaver

One of My Wives Is Missing (1976)

Vacationing in a small town, a frantic Daniel Corban (James Franciscus) shows up at the local police station, declaring that his wife has disappeared. Corban imperiously demands that the easygoing police inspector (Jack Klugman) drop everything and find his missing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Jack Klugman  •  Elizabeth Ashley  •  James Franciscus  •  Joel Fabiani

Vacationing in a small town, a frantic Daniel Corban (James Franciscus) shows up at the local police station, declaring that his wife has disappeared. Corban imperiously demands that the easygoing police inspector (Jack Klugman) drop everything and find his missing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Jack Klugman  •  Elizabeth Ashley  •  James Franciscus  •  Joel Fabiani

Hogan's Goat (1971)

A young Irish ward boss has a chance to be elected mayor, but the disgraced current mayor makes sure the candidate's wife learns about his affair with a just-deceased rich girl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Faye Dunaway  •  Philip Bosco  •  Rue McClanahan

A young Irish ward boss has a chance to be elected mayor, but the disgraced current mayor makes sure the candidate's wife learns about his affair with a just-deceased rich girl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Faye Dunaway  •  Philip Bosco  •  Rue McClanahan

The Typists (1971)

Real-life couple Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson star in this 1971 television adaptation of Murray Schisgal's moving play, in which married law student Paul Cunningham takes a job as a typist for an ad agency, where he meets lonely spinster Sylvia. Through a series of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Anne Jackson  •  Eli Wallach

Real-life couple Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson star in this 1971 television adaptation of Murray Schisgal's moving play, in which married law student Paul Cunningham takes a job as a typist for an ad agency, where he meets lonely spinster Sylvia. Through a series of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Anne Jackson  •  Eli Wallach

The Picture of Dorian Gray (1973)

Adaptation of the novel by Oscar Wilde.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Shane Briant  •  Nigel Davenport  •  Fionnula Flanagan  •  Vanessa Howard

Adaptation of the novel by Oscar Wilde.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Shane Briant  •  Nigel Davenport  •  Fionnula Flanagan  •  Vanessa Howard

Home Fires Burning (1989)

When a WW2 veteran comes back home,he realizes how the war affected Americans by seeing the changes in his wife,family,and best friend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Barnard Hughes  •  Sada Thompson  •  Robert Prosky  •  Bill Pullman

When a WW2 veteran comes back home,he realizes how the war affected Americans by seeing the changes in his wife,family,and best friend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Barnard Hughes  •  Sada Thompson  •  Robert Prosky  •  Bill Pullman

Legalese (1998)

When an actress is charged with murder, a charming celebrity lawyer uses trickery to defend her against the press as well as the prosecution.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Mary-Louise Parker  •  Gina Gershon  •  James Garner  •  Kathleen Turner

When an actress is charged with murder, a charming celebrity lawyer uses trickery to defend her against the press as well as the prosecution.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Mary-Louise Parker  •  Gina Gershon  •  James Garner  •  Kathleen Turner

Midwives (2001)

It's a cold and stormy night, and in a house in rural Vermont, midwife Sibyl Danforth is, together with the father and an assistant, in the middle of a homebirth. As time passes, the woman in labor meets with difficulties and Sibyl concludes that it would be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Sissy Spacek  •  Peter Coyote  •  Terry Kinney  •  Alison Pill

It's a cold and stormy night, and in a house in rural Vermont, midwife Sibyl Danforth is, together with the father and an assistant, in the middle of a homebirth. As time passes, the woman in labor meets with difficulties and Sibyl concludes that it would be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Sissy Spacek  •  Peter Coyote  •  Terry Kinney  •  Alison Pill

Something In Common (1986)

A young man and a nice woman in her forties fall in love. His mother goes berserk when he tells her about it and when the girlfriend comes to meet the mother, she wants to jump out of her skin. Accepting her son's choice won't be easy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Ellen Burstyn  •  Tuesday Weld  •  Patrick Cassidy  •  Don Murray

A young man and a nice woman in her forties fall in love. His mother goes berserk when he tells her about it and when the girlfriend comes to meet the mother, she wants to jump out of her skin. Accepting her son's choice won't be easy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Ellen Burstyn  •  Tuesday Weld  •  Patrick Cassidy  •  Don Murray

Mass Appeal (1984)

A young seminarian rattles the established order at a Catholic parish run by an older pastor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Zeljko Ivanek  •  Charles Durning  •  Louise Latham

A young seminarian rattles the established order at a Catholic parish run by an older pastor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Zeljko Ivanek  •  Charles Durning  •  Louise Latham

Heartsounds (1984)

New York urologist Harold Lear gets a taste of his own medicine when he suffers a heart attack and is confronted with a medical institution which doesn't seem equipped to help. Wife Martha steps in to fight the system and get a measure of service and compassion. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Mary Tyler Moore  •  James Garner  •  Sam Wanamaker  •  Wendy Crewson

New York urologist Harold Lear gets a taste of his own medicine when he suffers a heart attack and is confronted with a medical institution which doesn't seem equipped to help. Wife Martha steps in to fight the system and get a measure of service and compassion. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Mary Tyler Moore  •  James Garner  •  Sam Wanamaker  •  Wendy Crewson

Les Misérables (1978)

Jean Valjean, convicted of stealing bread, is hounded for decades by the relentless and cruel policeman Javert.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Richard Jordan  •  Anthony Perkins  •  Caroline Langrishe  •  Ian Holm

Jean Valjean, convicted of stealing bread, is hounded for decades by the relentless and cruel policeman Javert.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Richard Jordan  •  Anthony Perkins  •  Caroline Langrishe  •  Ian Holm

Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love (1979)

A young couple is overjoyed when they find out that, after having had two girls, the wife is pregnant again, and this time it will be a son. However, the boy turns out to autistic. Unhappy with the diagnoses and treatments available, they decide to work out their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  James Farentino  •  Kathryn Harrold  •  Stephen Elliott  •  Henry Olek

A young couple is overjoyed when they find out that, after having had two girls, the wife is pregnant again, and this time it will be a son. However, the boy turns out to autistic. Unhappy with the diagnoses and treatments available, they decide to work out their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  James Farentino  •  Kathryn Harrold  •  Stephen Elliott  •  Henry Olek
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