Madden was famous for directing cult movie "Hells Angels '69" for American International Pictures. It was his debut film which featured the real Oakland's Hell's Angels and was the only movie the gang ever partook in.
Madden's other film credits include "Angel Unchained," "The Night God Screamed" and "Night Creature." He also directed several episodes of the 1970s TV series "Cade's County" starring Glenn Ford, "Bearcats!" and "The Most Deadly Game" featuring Ralph Bellamy.
Madden's company, Lee Madden Associates, worked as a major supplier of television commercials and industrial films, with his major clients being automobile companies.