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Russell S. Doughten est un Acteur, Réalisateur, Scénariste et Associate Producer Américain né le 16 février 1927 à Carlisle (Etats-Unis)

Russell S. Doughten

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Nationalité Etats-Unis
Naissance 16 février 1927 à Carlisle (Etats-Unis)
Mort 19 aout 2013 (à 86 ans) à Carlisle (Etats-Unis)

Russell S. Doughten Jr. (February 16, 1927 – August 19, 2013) was an American film-maker and producer of numerous short and feature-length Christian films. His film work is credited under numerous variations of his name: with or without the "Jr." suffix or middle initial, and sometimes using the informal "Russ" instead of "Russell". Nearly all of his Christian films were shot in various locales in his home state of Iowa.

While he worked on films, most notably as producer and director (uncredited) of the 1958 sci-fi/horror classic The Blob, he was best known for the religious Thief In The Night series, which dramatizes the Rapture and Second Coming of Christ and the struggles of a small band of believers against an increasingly hostile worldwide Antichrist dictatorship.

The films of that series are:


A Thief in the Night (1972)
A Distant Thunder (1978)
Image of the Beast (1980)
The Prodigal Planet (1983)
Doughten appears in all four films as Reverend Matthew Turner, a survivalist who has an elaborate chart of the End Times events, but does not fully believe in the Bible. With his long, graying hair usually worn in a ponytail and shaggy beard, he didn't look the part of the stereotypical Christian fundamentalist, a fact that is credited with earning him secular fans, as is his use of unusual camera angles and layered audio.

While there had been feature-length Christian films before, including the End Times film If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do? directed by Ron Ormond in 1971, a sweeping, ambitious project like "Thief"—with three sequels telling one continuous story over the course of a decade—had never been undertaken even in Hollywood. Doughten's identification of the Antichrist not with Communism as Ormond had done, nor with Jack Chick's sinister view of the Vatican, but rather with a worldwide government that initially acts as a global peacemaker, would set the tone for most fundamentalist interpretations of the End Times in the decades that followed.

While the films were clearly made on a low budget, and the dated 1970s fashions shown in the early films provide unintentional amusement today, there is no denying the series' influence among Christian fundamentalists. "A Thief in the Night" is said to be the most widely seen Gospel film in the world and has been influential in many conversions to Protestant Christianity. Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins cite Doughten's films as being the primary influence for their million selling Left Behind series of books and films. Doughten's films are frequently shown in churches and on Christian television stations to this day.

Doughten died from a cardiac-related illness on August 19, 2013.

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Filmographie de Russell S. Doughten (7 films)

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Acteur

The Prodigal Planet, 2h6
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Thriller, Fantasy
Thèmes Afrique post-coloniale, Religion, Le futur, La bible, Film catastrophe
Acteurs Russell S. Doughten
Rôle Reverend Matthew Turner
Note49% 2.4889952.4889952.4889952.4889952.488995
During the final years of the Antichrist's reign, a nuclear war has devastated the earth. The Antichrist and his world government find their grip on power slowly slipping away as Christ's return draws near. One of the lead characters from the previous film, David Michaels (played by William Wellman Jr.), is now part of a growing underground movement of Christian believers trying to stay out of the government's hands and thus escape execution. The government is using underground agents to infiltrate this movement. David's mission is to travel across a nuclear-devastated landscape to Albuquerque, where he will meet with other underground believers to await Christ's final return. The earth by this time is populated by doomsday people, mutants as a result of the nuclear exchanges. After rescuing one of them, Jimmy, David leads him to Christ. Jimmy later bravely dies to save the others from Jerry, and leaves Jerry their temporary captive.
Image of the Beast, 1h33
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Science-fiction, Thriller
Thèmes Afrique post-coloniale, Religion, Le futur, La bible, Film catastrophe
Acteurs Russell S. Doughten, Ty Hardin
Note48% 2.43252.43252.43252.43252.4325
The film picks up where A Distant Thunder left off. Patty Myers (played by Patty Dunning) is faced with the decision to either accept the mark of the beast or lose her head. The soldiers strap her to the guillotine, but then flee due to a sudden earthquake. Left alone, Patty first screams for help, then that she wants the mark, only to die anyway as the earthquake causes the blade to fall on its own. Nearby, a woman named Kathy (played by Susan Plumb) and David Michaels (played by William Wellman Jr.) have just escaped a government detention center during the earthquake along with Kathy's young son Billy, and another woman named Leslie (played by Wenda Shereos).
A Distant Thunder
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Science-fiction
Thèmes Afrique post-coloniale, Religion, Le futur, La bible, Film catastrophe
Acteurs Russell S. Doughten
Note52% 2.621582.621582.621582.621582.62158
Patty is lying awake one night in a church basement, distraught and scared. She is to be executed the next morning for refusing to take the Mark of the Beast. Patty knows what lies ahead if she takes the mark but can still not believe in Christ. When those around her try to comfort her and encourage her to accept the Lord, she lashes out at them, too scared to think straight. They are able to calm her down, however, and learn her story of how she got to the point she is at tonight....
A Thief in the Night, 1h9
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Fantasy, Horreur
Thèmes Afrique post-coloniale, Religion, Le futur, Politique, La bible, Dystopique, Film catastrophe
Acteurs Russell S. Doughten
Rôle Reverend Matthew Turner
Note48% 2.4145952.4145952.4145952.4145952.414595
Patty Jo Myers is a young woman who considers herself a Christian because she occasionally reads her Bible and goes to church regularly. She refuses to believe the warnings of her friends and family that she will go through the Great Tribulation if she does not accept Jesus. One morning, she awakens to find that her family and millions of others have suddenly disappeared. Gradually, Patty realizes that the Rapture, an event some interpret from the Bible, has happened and she and everyone else left behind are entering into the Great Tribulation, the last days of Earth, dominated by the Antichrist. A government system called UNITE (United Nations Imperium of Total Emergency) is set up and those who do not receive the mark identifying them with UNITE will be arrested. Patty desperately tries to avoid the law and the mark but is captured by UNITE. Patty escapes but is cornered by UNITE on a bridge, and falls from the bridge to her death.

Réalisateur

Scénariste

The Prodigal Planet, 2h6
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Thriller, Fantasy
Thèmes Afrique post-coloniale, Religion, Le futur, La bible, Film catastrophe
Acteurs Russell S. Doughten
Rôle Histoire
Note49% 2.4889952.4889952.4889952.4889952.488995
During the final years of the Antichrist's reign, a nuclear war has devastated the earth. The Antichrist and his world government find their grip on power slowly slipping away as Christ's return draws near. One of the lead characters from the previous film, David Michaels (played by William Wellman Jr.), is now part of a growing underground movement of Christian believers trying to stay out of the government's hands and thus escape execution. The government is using underground agents to infiltrate this movement. David's mission is to travel across a nuclear-devastated landscape to Albuquerque, where he will meet with other underground believers to await Christ's final return. The earth by this time is populated by doomsday people, mutants as a result of the nuclear exchanges. After rescuing one of them, Jimmy, David leads him to Christ. Jimmy later bravely dies to save the others from Jerry, and leaves Jerry their temporary captive.
Image of the Beast, 1h33
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Science-fiction, Thriller
Thèmes Afrique post-coloniale, Religion, Le futur, La bible, Film catastrophe
Acteurs Russell S. Doughten, Ty Hardin
Note48% 2.43252.43252.43252.43252.4325
The film picks up where A Distant Thunder left off. Patty Myers (played by Patty Dunning) is faced with the decision to either accept the mark of the beast or lose her head. The soldiers strap her to the guillotine, but then flee due to a sudden earthquake. Left alone, Patty first screams for help, then that she wants the mark, only to die anyway as the earthquake causes the blade to fall on its own. Nearby, a woman named Kathy (played by Susan Plumb) and David Michaels (played by William Wellman Jr.) have just escaped a government detention center during the earthquake along with Kathy's young son Billy, and another woman named Leslie (played by Wenda Shereos).
A Distant Thunder
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Science-fiction
Thèmes Afrique post-coloniale, Religion, Le futur, La bible, Film catastrophe
Acteurs Russell S. Doughten
Note52% 2.621582.621582.621582.621582.62158
Patty is lying awake one night in a church basement, distraught and scared. She is to be executed the next morning for refusing to take the Mark of the Beast. Patty knows what lies ahead if she takes the mark but can still not believe in Christ. When those around her try to comfort her and encourage her to accept the Lord, she lashes out at them, too scared to think straight. They are able to calm her down, however, and learn her story of how she got to the point she is at tonight....
A Thief in the Night, 1h9
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Fantasy, Horreur
Thèmes Afrique post-coloniale, Religion, Le futur, Politique, La bible, Dystopique, Film catastrophe
Acteurs Russell S. Doughten
Rôle Histoire
Note48% 2.4145952.4145952.4145952.4145952.414595
Patty Jo Myers is a young woman who considers herself a Christian because she occasionally reads her Bible and goes to church regularly. She refuses to believe the warnings of her friends and family that she will go through the Great Tribulation if she does not accept Jesus. One morning, she awakens to find that her family and millions of others have suddenly disappeared. Gradually, Patty realizes that the Rapture, an event some interpret from the Bible, has happened and she and everyone else left behind are entering into the Great Tribulation, the last days of Earth, dominated by the Antichrist. A government system called UNITE (United Nations Imperium of Total Emergency) is set up and those who do not receive the mark identifying them with UNITE will be arrested. Patty desperately tries to avoid the law and the mark but is captured by UNITE. Patty escapes but is cornered by UNITE on a bridge, and falls from the bridge to her death.

Producteur

The Prodigal Planet, 2h6
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Thriller, Fantasy
Thèmes Afrique post-coloniale, Religion, Le futur, La bible, Film catastrophe
Acteurs Russell S. Doughten
Rôle Producteur exécutif
Note49% 2.4889952.4889952.4889952.4889952.488995
During the final years of the Antichrist's reign, a nuclear war has devastated the earth. The Antichrist and his world government find their grip on power slowly slipping away as Christ's return draws near. One of the lead characters from the previous film, David Michaels (played by William Wellman Jr.), is now part of a growing underground movement of Christian believers trying to stay out of the government's hands and thus escape execution. The government is using underground agents to infiltrate this movement. David's mission is to travel across a nuclear-devastated landscape to Albuquerque, where he will meet with other underground believers to await Christ's final return. The earth by this time is populated by doomsday people, mutants as a result of the nuclear exchanges. After rescuing one of them, Jimmy, David leads him to Christ. Jimmy later bravely dies to save the others from Jerry, and leaves Jerry their temporary captive.
Image of the Beast, 1h33
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Science-fiction, Thriller
Thèmes Afrique post-coloniale, Religion, Le futur, La bible, Film catastrophe
Acteurs Russell S. Doughten, Ty Hardin
Rôle Producteur exécutif
Note48% 2.43252.43252.43252.43252.4325
The film picks up where A Distant Thunder left off. Patty Myers (played by Patty Dunning) is faced with the decision to either accept the mark of the beast or lose her head. The soldiers strap her to the guillotine, but then flee due to a sudden earthquake. Left alone, Patty first screams for help, then that she wants the mark, only to die anyway as the earthquake causes the blade to fall on its own. Nearby, a woman named Kathy (played by Susan Plumb) and David Michaels (played by William Wellman Jr.) have just escaped a government detention center during the earthquake along with Kathy's young son Billy, and another woman named Leslie (played by Wenda Shereos).
A Distant Thunder
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Science-fiction
Thèmes Afrique post-coloniale, Religion, Le futur, La bible, Film catastrophe
Acteurs Russell S. Doughten
Rôle Producteur exécutif
Note52% 2.621582.621582.621582.621582.62158
Patty is lying awake one night in a church basement, distraught and scared. She is to be executed the next morning for refusing to take the Mark of the Beast. Patty knows what lies ahead if she takes the mark but can still not believe in Christ. When those around her try to comfort her and encourage her to accept the Lord, she lashes out at them, too scared to think straight. They are able to calm her down, however, and learn her story of how she got to the point she is at tonight....
A Thief in the Night, 1h9
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Fantasy, Horreur
Thèmes Afrique post-coloniale, Religion, Le futur, Politique, La bible, Dystopique, Film catastrophe
Acteurs Russell S. Doughten
Rôle Producteur exécutif
Note48% 2.4145952.4145952.4145952.4145952.414595
Patty Jo Myers is a young woman who considers herself a Christian because she occasionally reads her Bible and goes to church regularly. She refuses to believe the warnings of her friends and family that she will go through the Great Tribulation if she does not accept Jesus. One morning, she awakens to find that her family and millions of others have suddenly disappeared. Gradually, Patty realizes that the Rapture, an event some interpret from the Bible, has happened and she and everyone else left behind are entering into the Great Tribulation, the last days of Earth, dominated by the Antichrist. A government system called UNITE (United Nations Imperium of Total Emergency) is set up and those who do not receive the mark identifying them with UNITE will be arrested. Patty desperately tries to avoid the law and the mark but is captured by UNITE. Patty escapes but is cornered by UNITE on a bridge, and falls from the bridge to her death.