Noel Black

Noel Black (June 30, 1937 – July 5, 2014) was an American film and television director, screenwriter, and producer. Black was born in Chicago, Illinois. He won awards at the 1966 Cannes Film Festival for an 18-minute short subject filmed in 1965 called Skaterdater. It had no dialogue, but used music and sound effects to advance the plot. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film in 1966. He directed the 1968 cult film Pretty Poison,[3] and subsequently concentrated on directing for television, occasionally directing films such as Private School. Description above from the Wikipedia article Noel Black, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

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Quarterback Princess (1983)

The Maida family has moved to Oregon, and daughter Tami wants to play quarterback for the high school football team. There's just one problem. She's a girl. With everyone from the coach to her next door neighbor against her, she's out to prove that not only can she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Helen Hunt  •  Don Murray  •  Barbara Babcock  •  Dana Elcar

The Maida family has moved to Oregon, and daughter Tami wants to play quarterback for the high school football team. There's just one problem. She's a girl. With everyone from the coach to her next door neighbor against her, she's out to prove that not only can she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Helen Hunt  •  Don Murray  •  Barbara Babcock  •  Dana Elcar

The Town Bully (1988)

When one man terrorizes a town and its citizens, they join together to take 'care' of him. A special prosecutor is brought in to find the guilty person.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Bruce Boxleitner  •  Pat Hingle  •  David Graf  •  Katy Boyer

When one man terrorizes a town and its citizens, they join together to take 'care' of him. A special prosecutor is brought in to find the guilty person.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Bruce Boxleitner  •  Pat Hingle  •  David Graf  •  Katy Boyer

I'm a Fool (1977)

Traveling from town to town during the summer of 1919, young Andy (Ron Howard) has left his Ohio home in search of adventure and romance as a horse trainer on the country fair racing circuit. Ashamed of his occupation, Andy leads Lucy to believe he's wealthy. Soon ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Ron Howard  •  Amy Irving  •  Henry Fonda  •  Santiago González

Traveling from town to town during the summer of 1919, young Andy (Ron Howard) has left his Ohio home in search of adventure and romance as a horse trainer on the country fair racing circuit. Ashamed of his occupation, Andy leads Lucy to believe he's wealthy. Soon ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Ron Howard  •  Amy Irving  •  Henry Fonda  •  Santiago González

Pretty Poison (1968)

A young man gets in over his head when he convinces a small-town girl he's a secret agent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Tuesday Weld  •  Beverly Garland  •  John Randolph

A young man gets in over his head when he convinces a small-town girl he's a secret agent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Tuesday Weld  •  Beverly Garland  •  John Randolph

A Conspiracy of Love (1987)

A woman's husband apparently has deserted her and their daughter. So she decides to get on with her life which might include dissolving their union and seeing someone else. However, her in-laws, her husband's parents feel that she's acting very hastily, so she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Drew Barrymore  •  Elizabeth Wilson  •  Robert Young  •  Glynnis O'Connor

A woman's husband apparently has deserted her and their daughter. So she decides to get on with her life which might include dissolving their union and seeing someone else. However, her in-laws, her husband's parents feel that she's acting very hastily, so she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Drew Barrymore  •  Elizabeth Wilson  •  Robert Young  •  Glynnis O'Connor

Jennifer on My Mind (1971)

Two rich American young adults who meet and fall in love in Venice, Italy. With plenty of money and no real responsibilities or direction in life, the couple begin experimenting with illicit drugs. The movie travels through a series of flashbacks showing their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Michael Brandon  •  Tippy Walker  •  Robert De Niro  •  Steve Vinovich

Two rich American young adults who meet and fall in love in Venice, Italy. With plenty of money and no real responsibilities or direction in life, the couple begin experimenting with illicit drugs. The movie travels through a series of flashbacks showing their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Michael Brandon  •  Tippy Walker  •  Robert De Niro  •  Steve Vinovich

The Golden Honeymoon (1980)

Charley Tate is an old windbag, often a braggart, but somehow always lovable. Married over fifty years to his ever-patient wife Lucy, the two of them are on their Golden Honeymoon in Florida. Everything goes perfectly... until Lucy meets her former fiancee who's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  James Whitmore  •  Teresa Wright  •  Larry Loonin  •  Nan Martin

Charley Tate is an old windbag, often a braggart, but somehow always lovable. Married over fifty years to his ever-patient wife Lucy, the two of them are on their Golden Honeymoon in Florida. Everything goes perfectly... until Lucy meets her former fiancee who's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  James Whitmore  •  Teresa Wright  •  Larry Loonin  •  Nan Martin

Cover Me Babe (1970)

Student filmmaker lets nothing stand in the way of his getting a studio contract.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Robert Forster  •  Sondra Locke  •  Susanne Benton  •  Robert Fields

Student filmmaker lets nothing stand in the way of his getting a studio contract.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Robert Forster  •  Sondra Locke  •  Susanne Benton  •  Robert Fields

Private School (1983)

Private-school student Christine loves Jim. But her classmate, Jordan, is also vying for Jim's attention and trying to end his relationship with Christine. Meanwhile, Jim's friend Bubba embarks on a series of sexual escapades, including dressing up as a woman to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Phoebe Cates  •  Betsy Russell  •  Matthew Modine  •  Michael Zorek

Private-school student Christine loves Jim. But her classmate, Jordan, is also vying for Jim's attention and trying to end his relationship with Christine. Meanwhile, Jim's friend Bubba embarks on a series of sexual escapades, including dressing up as a woman to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Phoebe Cates  •  Betsy Russell  •  Matthew Modine  •  Michael Zorek

Deadly Intentions (1985)

Katherine married Dr. Charles Raynor. She later discovers that Raynor is a sadist who torments her physically and mentally. She divorces him and take their child away. He then decides to kill her but when his plot is discovered he is charged with attempted murder ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Michael Biehn  •  Madolyn Smith Osborne  •  Morgana King  •  Jack Kruschen

Katherine married Dr. Charles Raynor. She later discovers that Raynor is a sadist who torments her physically and mentally. She divorces him and take their child away. He then decides to kill her but when his plot is discovered he is charged with attempted murder ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Michael Biehn  •  Madolyn Smith Osborne  •  Morgana King  •  Jack Kruschen

The Electric Grandmother (1982)

To a family whose children are traumatized by the death of their mother, help comes in a most bizarre way. They receive three pieces, that when joined together, give a recording for an offer for an electric grandmother. They go to a bizarre factory, where they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Maureen Stapleton  •  Edward Herrmann  •  Paul Benedict  •  Robert MacNaughton

To a family whose children are traumatized by the death of their mother, help comes in a most bizarre way. They receive three pieces, that when joined together, give a recording for an offer for an electric grandmother. They go to a bizarre factory, where they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Maureen Stapleton  •  Edward Herrmann  •  Paul Benedict  •  Robert MacNaughton

A Man, a Woman and a Bank (1979)

Two novice thieves are plotting to rob a bank in Vancouver. A photographer snaps a shot of one thief as he is carrying the bank building's blueprints. The would-be thief then begins a relationship with the photographer and attempts to retrieve the photos. Meanwhile ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Donald Sutherland  •  Brooke Adams  •  Paul Mazursky  •  Allan Kolman

Two novice thieves are plotting to rob a bank in Vancouver. A photographer snaps a shot of one thief as he is carrying the bank building's blueprints. The would-be thief then begins a relationship with the photographer and attempts to retrieve the photos. Meanwhile ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Donald Sutherland  •  Brooke Adams  •  Paul Mazursky  •  Allan Kolman

Prime Suspect (1982)

A respectable businessman becomes the prime suspect in the abduction and murder of several young girls. He is hounded by the media and disowned by his friends and neighbours.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Mike Farrell  •  Teri Garr  •  Veronica Cartwright  •  Lane Smith

A respectable businessman becomes the prime suspect in the abduction and murder of several young girls. He is hounded by the media and disowned by his friends and neighbours.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Mike Farrell  •  Teri Garr  •  Veronica Cartwright  •  Lane Smith

Promises to Keep (1985)

An aging cowboy returns to the family he abandoned 30 years ago with a terrifying secret.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Robert Mitchum  •  Christopher Mitchum  •  Bentley Mitchum  •  Tess Harper

An aging cowboy returns to the family he abandoned 30 years ago with a terrifying secret.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Robert Mitchum  •  Christopher Mitchum  •  Bentley Mitchum  •  Tess Harper

My Two Loves (1986)

A widow emerges from her mourning after a year. She moves into a new apartment, gets a new job, and a gains a 'gentleman caller,' her late husband's partner and former best friend. Her daughter opposes the relationship and causes considerable confusion. As she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Mariette Hartley  •  Lynn Redgrave  •  Barry Newman  •  Sada Thompson

A widow emerges from her mourning after a year. She moves into a new apartment, gets a new job, and a gains a 'gentleman caller,' her late husband's partner and former best friend. Her daughter opposes the relationship and causes considerable confusion. As she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Mariette Hartley  •  Lynn Redgrave  •  Barry Newman  •  Sada Thompson

Skaterdater (1966)

The film tells a story with no dialogue. The group of boy skaters are suddenly at a point when one of the boys sees a young girl, and becomes interested in her. This causes a rift with the other boys, who challenges him to a skating duel that goes down a hilly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Michael Mel  •  Melissa Mallory  •  Gregg Carroll  •  Bill McKaig

The film tells a story with no dialogue. The group of boy skaters are suddenly at a point when one of the boys sees a young girl, and becomes interested in her. This causes a rift with the other boys, who challenges him to a skating duel that goes down a hilly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Michael Mel  •  Melissa Mallory  •  Gregg Carroll  •  Bill McKaig

The World Beyond (1978)

A golem made of mud terrorizes a couple on a remote Maine island.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Granville Van Dusen  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Barnard Hughes  •  Richard Fitzpatrick

A golem made of mud terrorizes a couple on a remote Maine island.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Granville Van Dusen  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Barnard Hughes  •  Richard Fitzpatrick

Mirrors (1978)

A newlywed couple checks into an old hotel in New Orleans where the wife begins having dreams in which she encounters a sinister group of people who seem to want her for some nefarious purpose. When people around her start dying, she realizes she is not dreaming.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Kitty Winn  •  Peter Donat  •  William Swetland  •  Mary-Robin Redd

A newlywed couple checks into an old hotel in New Orleans where the wife begins having dreams in which she encounters a sinister group of people who seem to want her for some nefarious purpose. When people around her start dying, she realizes she is not dreaming.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Kitty Winn  •  Peter Donat  •  William Swetland  •  Mary-Robin Redd

A Time to Triumph (1986)

Construction worker, Chuck Hassan, has a heart attack and is no longer able to work and support his family. After losing their home and savings, his wife, Concetta, looks for work and decides to join the Army, to take advantage of the security and benefits. She ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Patty Duke  •  Joseph Bologna  •  Jackie Welch  •  Andy Stahl

Construction worker, Chuck Hassan, has a heart attack and is no longer able to work and support his family. After losing their home and savings, his wife, Concetta, looks for work and decides to join the Army, to take advantage of the security and benefits. She ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Patty Duke  •  Joseph Bologna  •  Jackie Welch  •  Andy Stahl

Happy Endings (1983)

Nick is a writer full of hope, Lisa is a promising singer. They both have heartache after becoming single, but soon their newly formed friendship starts to develop into something more.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  John Schneider  •  Catherine Hicks  •  Ana Alicia  •  Joseph Hacker

Nick is a writer full of hope, Lisa is a promising singer. They both have heartache after becoming single, but soon their newly formed friendship starts to develop into something more.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  John Schneider  •  Catherine Hicks  •  Ana Alicia  •  Joseph Hacker
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