Sargent Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Joseph Sargent (1925-2014)

Interviewed by: Jeremy Kagan

Veteran film and movies-for-television director Joseph Sargent (Something the Lord Made, Warm Springs, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three) discusses his long directorial career and shares his working philosophy from both on and off the set.

Joseph Sargent discusses how he transitioned from classical theater to television when given a break to direct Lassie.

In order to remain objective, Sargent had to curb his anger while directing Miss Evers' Boys, a film about the U.S. Government's 1932 science experiments on African American men.

Sargent discusses how the DGA supported him in his effort to protect his creative rights by having his name in the credits replaced with a pseudonym when one of his films was radically re-edited.