Filmography

This section includes Hollywood feature films, short films, television programs, and also television commercials. Many of the films and videos listed here will be included in the final, printed dissertation. There may also be additional items added over time for further reference.

The feature films of most importance to the dissertation are Desk Set (1957), That Touch of Mink (1962), The Honeymoon Machine (1961), and Who’s Got the Action? (1962).


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Alphaville. Feature Film. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Copenhagen, Denmark: Alphaville Pictures, 1965.
American Fashion and American Department Stores, “Untitled.” Short Film. Montgomery Wards film, circa 1950s. (IBM RAMAC computer footage beginning 18:30 makes the timeframe most likely late in the decade, 1957 – early 1960s.) Prelinger Archives: https://archive.org/details/0648_Untitled_American_Fashion_and_American_Department_Stores_21_25_23_00
Art for Tomorrow. “The Twenty-First Century.” TV Show. Directed by Peter Poor. Written by Roy McMullen. CBS, March 30, 1969. The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID T:22622
“The Big Train.” Short Film. Directed by Victor D. Solow. Written by Saul Levitt. The New York Central Railroad, MPO [Metropolitan Planning Organization], circa mid 1950s. Prelinger Archives: part 1 – https://archive.org/details/BigTrain1950 and part 2 – https://archive.org/details/BigTrain1950_2
The Bill Dana Show. “A Tip for Uncle Sam.” TV Show. Season 1, Episode 15. Directed by Howard Morris. Written by Jack Elinson and Charles Stewart. NBC, January 8, 1963. The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID T:34410 (Also available on VHS.)
The Billion Dollar Brain. Feature Film. Directed by Ken Russell. Los Angeles: United Artists, 1967.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Feature Film. Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo. Burbank, CA: Walt Disney Studios, 2014.
Casino Royale. James Bond series, Feature Film. Directed by Ken Hughes et al. Los Angeles: Columbia Pictures, 1967.
“Classic TV Commercial for a UNIVAC Commercial (1956).” TV Commercial. CBS Remington Rand UNIVAC commercial regarding meterology, February 5, 1956. https://archive.org/details/Univac_Commercial_Classic_Old_Vintage and https://archive.org/details/UNIVAC-AD-2
“Computer says girl’s hair is dull.” TV Commercial. P&G: Prell Shampoo, 1960s-1970s (dmbb31127). AdViews. Duke University Libraries: Digital Collections. http://archive.org/details/dmbb31127
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes. Feature Film. Directed by Robert Butler. Burbank, CA: Walt Disney Studios, 1969.
The Courtship of Eddie’s Father. “The Computer.” TV Show. Directed by Leslie H. Martinson. Written by Rick Mittleman, Ken Pettus, and Mark Toby. ABC, October 15, 1969.
“Data Processing Division.” Short Film. Wells Fargo Bank, circa 1970s. Prelinger Archives: https://archive.org/details/0766_Data_Processing_Division_M05911_22_00_58_00
Demon Seed. Feature Film. Directed by Donald Cammell. Los Angeles: Metro-Goldwyn Mayer and United Artists, 1977.
Desk Set. Feature Film. Directed by Water Lang. Los Angeles: 20th Century Fox, 1957.
Diamonds are Forever. James Bond series, Feature Film. Directed by Guy Hamilton. Eon Productions. Los Angeles: United Artists, 1971.
Dick Tracy. “The Plot to Kill NATO.” TV Show, unsold pilot, 1967. (Video available on YouTube, needs research on provenance. The Youtube video includes an historical introduction and the pilot begins at 1:58. More information can be found at dicktracy.info and tvobscurities.com)
Doctor Who. “The War Machines, part 1.” TV Show. Directed by Michael Ferguson. Written by Ian Stuart Black. BBC (United Kingdom), June 25, 1966. The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID T88:0071 (Also available on DVD and Netflix.)
Dr. No. James Bond series, Feature Film. Directed by Terence Young. Eon Productions. Los Angeles: United Artists, 1962.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Feature Film. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Los Angeles: Columbia Pictures, 1964.
The Ed Sullivan Show. “Stiller and Meara, Computer Dating Segment.” TV Show. CBS, April 3, 1966. The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID B:33606 (Skit performed on The Johnny Carson Show, ca. 1966, via Youtube.)
“ESS [Electronic Switching System].” Short Film. Directed by Jeri Sopanen. Written by Howard Turner. Bell and Western Electric, 1965. Prelinger Archives: https://archive.org/details/0767_ESS_20_00_58_00
From Russia With Love. James Bond series, Feature Film. Directed by Terence Young. Eon Productions. Los Angeles: United Artists, 1963.
Goldfinger. James Bond series, Feature Film. Directed by Guy Hamilton. Eon Productions. Los Angeles: United Artists, 1964.
“Government Workers.” Short Film. Norwood Studios, Inc., Washington D.C., 1959. AFL-CIO [American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations]. Prelinger Archives: https://archive.org/details/GovernmentWo
Hawk. “Do Not Mutilate or Spindle.” TV Show, Episode 1 pilot. Directed by Sam Wanamaker. ABC, September 8, 1966. The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID B:57391
The Honeymoon Machine. Feature Film. Directed by Robert Thorpe. Los Angeles, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1961.
Horizons. “The Future of the Thinking Machines.” TV Show. Directed by Leslie Gorall. ABC, March 30, 1952. The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID T77:0528
“The Incredible Machine.” Short Film. Written and directed by Paul Cohen. AT&T and Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1968. Prelinger Archives: https://archive.org/details/0767_Incredible_Machine_The_20_26_47_00 and https://archive.org/details/0425_Incredible_Machine_The_00_01_07_00
I’ve Got A Secret. TV Show. CBS, April 11, 1966. (Includes two male contestants that accidentally met through a computer dating service.) The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID T84:0404
“The Language they Speak.” Short Film. Institute of Computer Management, circa 1960s. Prelinger Archives: silent version – https://archive.org/details/0644_Language_They_Speak_The_07_37_45_00 and version with audio track – https://archive.org/details/LanguageTheySpeak
Live and Let Die. James Bond series, Feature Film. Directed by Guy Hamilton. Eon Productions. Los Angeles: United Artists, 1973.
“Logic By Machine (Computer and the Mind of Man).” Short Film. Directed and written by Richard Moore. circa 1950s. Prelinger Archives: part 1 – https://archive.org/details/logic_by_machine_1 and part 2 – https://archive.org/details/logic_by_machine_2
Lost in Space. “Condemned of Space.” TV Show, Season 3, Episode 1. Directed by Nathan Juran. Written by Peter Packer. CBS, September 6, 1967. The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID T:60269 (Also available on DVD and streaming via Hulu.)
Lost In Space. “Invaders from the Fifth Dimension.” TV Show, Season 1, Episode 8. Directed by Leonard Horn. Written by Shimon Wincelberg. CBS, November 3, 1965. The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID T:60132 (Also available on DVD and streaming via Hulu.)
Lost in Space. “Princess of Space.” TV Show, Season 3, Episode 17. Directed by Don Richardson. Written by Jack Gillis. CBS, January 10, 1968. The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID T:60155 (Also available on DVD, and streaming online via Hulu.)
Mad Men. “The Monolith.” TV Show, Season 7, Episode 4. Directed by Scott Hornbacher. Written by Erin Levy. AMC, May 4, 2014. (Available on DVD, Blu-ray, Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes.)
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. [UNCLE]. “The Suburbia Affair.” TV Show, Season 3, Episode 17. Directed by Charles Haas. Written by Sheridan Gibney and Stanford Sherman. NBC, January 6, 1967. The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID T88:0454 (Also available on VHS, DVD, Netflix, and streaming online via iTunes and Amazon.)
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. [UNCLE]. “The Ultimate Computer Affair.” TV Show, Season 2, Episode 3. Directed by Joseph Sargent. Written by Peter Allan Fields. NBC, October 1, 1965. (Available on VHS, DVD, Netflix, and streaming online via iTunes and Amazon.)
The Man With the Golden Gun. James Bond series, Feature Film. Directed by Guy Hamilton. Eon Productions. Los Angeles: United Artists, 1974.
Mannix. “The Name is Mannix.” TV Show, Season 1, Episode 1 pilot. Directed by Leonard Horn. Written by Bruce Gellar and Richard Levinson. CBS, September 1967. (Available on DVD and Netflix.)
The Mating Game. Feature Film. Directed by George Marshall. Los Angeles: Metro-Goldwyn Mayer, 1959.
Mister Roger’s Neighborhood. TV Show, Season 5, Episode 16, #1211. “Mister Rogers Plays With Bells.” Directed by Bob Walsh. PBS, March 13, 1972. (Mister Rogers shows a film of computer-animated, kaleidoscopic images.) The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID T80:0648
My Favorite Martian. “Tim, the Mastermind.” TV Show, Season 3, Episode 6. Directed by David Alexander. Written by Albert E. Lewin and Burt Styler. CBS, October 17, 1965. The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID B:44030 (Also available on VHS, DVD, and streaming online via Hulu.)
My Living Doll. “Rhoda’s First Date.” TV Show, Season 1, Episode 2. CBS, October 4, 1964.(Available on DVD, Amazon and Hulu.)
“On Guard! The Story of SAGE.” Short Film. IBM Corporation, Military Products Division film, circa 1956. Prelinger Archives: https://archive.org/details/0772_On_Guard_The_Story_of_SAGE_18_48_05_00 and https://archive.org/details/OnGuard1956
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. James Bond series, Feature Film. Directed by Peter R. Hunt. Eon Productions. Los Angeles: United Artists, 1969.
“Paperwork Explosion.” Short Film. The Jim Henson Company, 1967. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IZw2CoYztk
Playhouse 90. “Project Immortality.” TV Show, Season 3, Episode 36. Directed by Fielder Cook. Written by Loring Mandel. CBS, June 11, 1959. The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID T89:0238
See It Now. “Korean Orphans.” TV Show. Directed by Don Hewitt. CBS, December 16, 1951. (Includes footage of MIT Digital Computer Lab and the Whirlwind 1 mainframe.) The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID T84:0093
Star Trek. “Court Martial.” TV Show, Season 1, Episode 20. Directed by Marc Daniels. Written by Steven W. Carabatsos and Don M. Mankiewicz. NBC, February 2, 1967. The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID T:06442 (Also available on VHS, DVD, and streaming video online via iTunes and Amazon.)
Sunday Mystery Hour. “The Machine Calls it Murder.” TV Show, Season 1, Episode 1. NBC, ca. 1960. (Available at the Internet Archive and on Youtube.)
“System Technology.” Short Film. SDC [System Development Corporation], film about high speed data processing and networks of information, circa early 1960s. Prelinger Archive: https://archive.org/details/6240_System_Technology_01_29_28_19
That Touch of Mink. Feature Film. Directed by Delbert Mann. Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1962.
That’s Life. “Bobby’s Pink Slip.” TV Show, Season 1, Episode 11. Written by Bob Ellison and Rod Parker. ABC, December 10, 1968. The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID B:48274 (listed as “Baby’s Pink Slip” at the Paley Center).
“This is Automation.” Short Film. General Electric film produced for the Apparatus Sales Division by Raphael G. Wolff Studies, Inc., Hollywood, CA, 1955. Directed by Frank Boynton. Written by MacDonald MacPherson. Prelinger Archives: https://archive.org/details/this_is_automation
Thunderball. James Bond series, Feature Film. Directed by Terence Young. Eon Productions. Los Angeles: United Artists, 1965.
Tomorrow. “The Thinking Machine.” TV Show. CBS, 1961. MIT Museum Collections, T6145. http://video.mit.edu/watch/the-thinking-machine-1961-mit-centennial-film-6712/
The Twilight Zone. “In His Image.” TV Show, Season 4, Episode 1. Directed by Perry Lafferty. Written by Charles Beaumont. CBS, January 3, 1963. The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID B:55447 (Also available on VHS, DVD, and streaming online via iTunes and Amazon.)
The Twilight Zone. “The Old Man in the Cave.” TV Show, Season 5, Episode 7. Directed by Alan Crosland Jr. Based on the short story, “The Old Man,” by Harry Slesar. CBS, November 8, 1963. The Paley Center for Media, Catalog ID B:34423 (Also available on VHS, DVD, and online streaming via iTunes and Amazon.)
Who’s Got the Action? Feature Film. Directed by Daniel Mann. Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1962.
“The Wonderful World of Tupperware.” Short Film. Tupperware Corporation. United Film Productions, circa mid 1960s. Prelinger Archives: https://archive.org/details/6164WonderfulWorldOfTupperwareThe00005007
You Only Live Twice. James Bond series, Feature Film. Directed by Lewis Gilbert. Eon Productions. Los Angeles: United Artists, 1967.

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