B Western Directors

by karljhickey14 | created - 20 Jun 2015 | updated - 20 Jun 2015 | Public

1. Anthony Mann

Director | Men in War

Anthony Mann was born on June 30, 1906 in San Diego, California, USA as Emil Anton Bundesmann. He was a director and writer, known for Men in War (1957), El Cid (1961) and The Glenn Miller Story (1954). He was married to Anna; 1 child Nicholas Anthony Mann, Sara Montiel and Mildred Mann. He died on...

2. Budd Boetticher

Director | Bullfighter and the Lady

Brilliant, distinguished American director, particularly of Westerns, whose simple, bleak style disguises a complex artistic temperament. The son of a wealthy hardware retailer, Boetticher attended Culver Military Academy and Ohio State University, where he excelled in football and boxing.

Following...

3. Robert Aldrich

Director | What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Robert Aldrich entered the film industry in 1941 when he got a job as a production clerk at RKO Radio Pictures. He soon worked his way up to script clerk, then became an assistant director, a production manager and an associate producer. He began writing and directing for TV series in the early ...

4. Don Siegel

Director | Dirty Harry

Don Siegel was educated at Cambridge University, England. In Hollywood from the mid-'30s, he began his career as an editor and second unit director. In 1945 he directed two shorts (Hitler Lives (1945) and Star in the Night (1945)) which both won Academy Awards. His first feature as a director was ...

5. Samuel Fuller

Writer | Shock Corridor

At age 17, Samuel Fuller was the youngest reporter ever to be in charge of the events section of the New York Journal. After having participated in the European battle theater in World War II, he directed some minor action productions for which he mostly wrote the scripts himself and which he also ...

6. Jacques Tourneur

Director | Out of the Past

Born in Paris in 1904, Tourneur went to Hollywood with his father, director Maurice Tourneur around 1913. He started out as a script clerk and editor for his father, then graduated to such jobs as directing shorts (often with the pseudonym Jack Turner), both in France and America. He was hired to ...

7. André De Toth

Director | House of Wax

Although he obtained a law degree from the Royal Hungarian University, Andre De Toth decided to become an actor, and spent several years on the stage. He then entered the Hungarian film industry, obtaining work as a writer, editor, second unit director and actor before finally becoming a director. ...

8. Joseph H. Lewis

Director | Gun Crazy

The term "style over content" fits director Joseph H. Lewis like a glove. His ability to elevate basically mundane and mediocre low-budget material to sublime cinematic art has gained him a substantial cult following among movie buffs. The Bonnie & Clyde look-alike Gun Crazy (1950), shot in 30 days...

9. Sam Peckinpah

Writer | The Wild Bunch

"If they move", commands stern-eyed William Holden, "kill 'em". So begins The Wild Bunch (1969), Sam Peckinpah's bloody, high-body-count eulogy to the mythologized Old West. "Pouring new wine into the bottle of the Western, Peckinpah explodes the bottle", observed critic Pauline Kael. That ...

10. Allan Dwan

Director | Bound in Morocco

Allan Dwan was born on April 3, 1885 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Joseph Aloysius Dwan. He was a director and writer, known for Bound in Morocco (1918), A Perfect Crime (1921) and Panthea (1917). He was married to Marie Shelton and Pauline Bush. He died on December 28, 1981 in Woodland Hills, Los...

11. Delmer Daves

Writer | An Affair to Remember

Although Delmer Daves obtained a law degree at Stanford University, he never had the opportunity to use it; while still in college, he obtained a job as a prop boy on The Covered Wagon (1923) and after graduation was hired by several film companies as a technical advisor on films with a college ...

12. Richard Fleischer

Director | Soylent Green

Richard Fleischer was born on December 8, 1916 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Soylent Green (1973), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) and The Vikings (1958). He was married to Mary Dickson. He died on March 25, 2006 in Woodland Hills, Los ...

13. R.G. Springsteen

Director | Harbor of Missing Men

Competent director of B-westerns, a mainstay at Republic from 1945-56. Subsequently directed many episodes for western TV series, including Bonanza (1959), Rawhide (1959), Laramie (1959) and Wagon Train (1957).

14. H. Bruce Humberstone

Director | Wonder Man

A juvenile actor, Bruce Humberstone started his career as a script clerk, later serving as assistant director for the likes of King Vidor, Edmund Goulding and Allan Dwan. One of the 28 founders of the Directors Guild of America, Humberstone worked in a number of capacities on several silent films. ...

15. Raoul Walsh

Director | Sadie Thompson

Raoul Walsh's 52-year directorial career made him a Hollywood legend. Walsh was also an actor: He appeared in the first version of W. Somerset Maugham's "Rain" renamed Sadie Thompson (1928) opposite Gloria Swanson in the title role. He would have played the Cisco Kid in his own film In Old Arizona ...

16. Michael Curtiz

Director | Casablanca

Curtiz began acting in and then directing films in his native Hungary in 1912. After WWI, he continued his filmmaking career in Austria and Germany and into the early 1920s when he directed films in other countries in Europe. Moving to the US in 1926, he started making films in Hollywood for Warner...

17. William A. Wellman

Director | A Star Is Born

William Wellman, the Oscar-winning screenwriter-director of the original A Star Is Born (1937), was called "Wild Bill" during his World War I service as an aviator, a nickname that persisted in Hollywood due to his larger-than-life personality and lifestyle.

A leap-year baby born in 1896 on the 29th...

18. George Sherman

Producer | The Comancheros

American second feature director George Sherman arrived in California aboard the SS Mongolia (bound from New York City, where he was born), on which he served as a bellboy. He began his career in the movie business in the mail room at Warner Brothers before working his way up to assistant director....

19. Fritz Lang

Actor | Le mépris

Fritz Lang was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1890. His father managed a construction company. His mother, Pauline Schlesinger, was Jewish but converted to Catholicism when Lang was ten. After high school, he enrolled briefly at the Technische Hochschule Wien and then started to train as a painter. ...

20. Henry Hathaway

Director | True Grit

Henry Hathaway, son of a stage actress and manager, started his career as a child actor in westerns directed by Allan Dwan. His movie career was interrupted by World War I. After his discharge he briefly tried a career in finance but returned to Hollywood to work as an assistant director under such...

21. Ray Milland

Actor | The Lost Weekend

Ray Milland became one of Paramount's most bankable and durable stars, under contract from 1934 to 1948, yet little in his early life suggested a career as a motion picture actor.

Milland was born Alfred Reginald Jones in the Welsh town of Neath, Glamorgan, to Elizabeth Annie (Truscott) and Alfred ...

22. Joseph M. Newman

Director | 711 Ocean Drive

Joseph M. Newman worked his way up from office boy and clerk to writer and assistant director under George Cukor, Ernst Lubitsch and others. In 1937 he was briefly assigned to MGM's British section as a second unit director, but returned home within the year to direct short features. His occasional...

23. Joseph Kane

Director | The Great Train Robbery

Joseph Kane's career as a professional cellist ended when he became a film editor in 1926. His directing career started with co-directing serials for Mascot and Republic, and he soon became Republic's top western director. He handled many of John Wayne's Republic westerns of the 1940s, and piloted ...

24. Lesley Selander

Director | The Boss Rider of Gun Creek

Lesley Selander's film career, which lasted more than 40 years, started in the early 1920s as a teenager when he got a job at a studio as a lab technician. He soon managed to work his way into the production end of the business and secured employment as a camera operator, then an assistant director...

25. Roger Corman

Actor | The Silence of the Lambs

Roger William Corman was born April 5, 1926, in Detroit, Michigan. Initially following in his father's footsteps, Corman studied engineering at Stanford University but while in school, he began to lose interest in the profession and developed a growing passion for film. Upon graduation, he worked a...

26. Sam Wood

Director | A Night at the Opera

Following a two-year apprenticeship under Cecil B. DeMille as assistant director, Samuel Grosvenor Wood had the good fortune to have assigned to him two of the biggest stars at Paramount during their heyday: Wallace Reid (between 1919 and 1920) and Gloria Swanson (from 1921 to 1923). By the time ...

27. Ray Enright

Director | Tomorrow at Seven

Ray Enright, born in Anderson, Indiana, came to Los Angeles with his family at the age of five. He attended Los Angeles High School and in 1913 started motion picture work as an assistant cutter at the Mack Sennett studio. He served in World War I as a member of the Signal Corps. After the war he ...

28. Edwin L. Marin

Director | Invisible Agent

Director Edwin L. Marin was born in Jersey City, NJ, in 1899. He traveled to Hollywood as a young man, and at age 20 got a job in the industry as an assistant cameraman. By 1932 he had crossed over to directing, first for low-budget studio Tiffany Pictures. However, he worked his way up the ...

29. Lewis R. Foster

Writer | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Lewis R. Foster was born on August 5, 1898 in Brookfield, Missouri, USA. He was a director and writer, known for Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Captain China (1950) and Crosswinds (1951). He was married to Dorothy Wilson and Helen Mae. He died on June 10, 1974 in Tehachapi, California, USA.

30. Charles Lamont

Director | Cipher Bureau

One of the more prolific American directors, Charles Lamont entered films as an actor in 1919 and became a director in 1922. He churned out numerous one- and two-reel comedies for various producers, including Mack Sennett and Al Christie, and began directing features in the mid-'30s. Lamont was a ...

31. Joseph Pevney

Director | Star Trek

Joseph Pevney was born on September 15, 1911 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a director and actor, known for Star Trek: The Original Series (1966), Tammy and the Bachelor (1957) and Man of a Thousand Faces (1957). He was married to Margo Pevney, Philippa Hilber and Mitzi Green. He died on ...

32. Jack Arnold

Director | The Incredible Shrinking Man

Jack Arnold reigns supreme as one of the great directors of 1950s science-fiction features. His films are distinguished by moody black and white cinematography, solid acting, smart, thoughtful scripts, snappy pacing, a genuine heartfelt enthusiasm for the genre and plenty of eerie atmosphere.

Arnold...

33. Frederick De Cordova

Producer | The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

Educated at Northwestern University, Frederick De Cordova began his show business career on the stage, and came to Hollywood in the mid-'40s as a dialogue director. He graduated to director in 1945. He spent much of his career at Universal Pictures, where he turned out medium-budget westerns, ...

34. Edward Ludwig

Director | Caribbean

Russian-born Edward Ludwig came to the U.S. as a child and was educated in Canada and New York City. He entered the film business as an actor in silents, then became a scenarist and screenwriter, and in the early 1930s turned to directing. Although most of his films were routine second features, he...

35. Alfred L. Werker

Director | He Walked by Night

American director, in films from 1917. Under contract to Fox/20th Century-Fox from 1929-33, 1937-39 and 1941-42. At Paramount in 1928 and 1934-35 and at Poverty Row studio Eagle-Lion (formerly PRC) during the late 1940s. Known as the go-to "film doctor" in Hollywood--he was often brought in to ...

36. Sidney Lanfield

Director | Hush Money

After a stint as a jazz musician and a vaudeville entertainer, Sidney Lanfield was hired by Fox Film Corp. in 1926 as a gag writer and brought to Hollywood. Making his debut as a director in 1930, he specialized in romances and light comedies, directing many of Bob Hope's films in the 1930s and ...

37. Leslie Fenton

Actor | The House of Secrets

English-born Leslie Fenton came to the U.S. as a child. He journeyed to Hollywood in his late teens to break into the movies, and managed to get several jobs as an actor. He became a reliable supporting actor in many pictures in the 1930s, working his way up to leads in B pictures. He switched to ...

38. Stuart Gilmore

Editor | The Andromeda Strain

American editor and occasional director. In the former capacity, he worked under contract at Paramount (1937-45), RKO (1950-56) and 20th Century Fox (1957-59).

39. Fred F. Sears

Director | The Giant Claw

A graduate of Boston College, Fred F. Sears got his show-business start in regional theater, where he was an actor, director and producer. He started "little theater" groups and was a drama instructor at Southwestern University when Columbia Pictures hired him as a dialogue director. He also worked...

40. William Castle

Producer | Homicidal

William Castle was born on April 24, 1914 in New York City, New York, USA as William Schloss. He was a producer and director, known for Homicidal (1961), Rosemary's Baby (1968) and Bug (1975). He was married to Ellen. He died on May 31, 1977 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

41. Hugo Fregonese

Director | Apenas un delincuente

Hugo Fregonese was born on April 8, 1908 in Mendoza, Argentina as Hugo Geronimo Fregonese. He was a director and writer, known for Hardly a Criminal (1949), My Six Convicts (1952) and Savage Pampas (1966). He was married to Faith Domergue. He died on January 17, 1987 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

42. William Witney

Director | The Crimson Ghost

Born in Oklahoma in 1915, Witney broke into the business in 1933, working at Mascot, the leading producer of low-budget serials. After Mascot and other small companies merged in 1935 to form Republic, Witney graduated to director (at 21, he was Hollywood's youngest). Witney teamed with director ...

43. Ray Nazarro

Writer | Bullfighter and the Lady

Boston-born Ray Nazarro began his movie career in the silent-film era, where he often worked as an assistant director. He started his directing career in 1932, beginning with shorts and graduating to low-budget quickie features for Poverty Row studios. He alternated between directing shorts and an ...

44. Harold F. Kress

Editor | The Towering Inferno

Educated at UCLA, Harold F. Kress entered the film business in the late 1930s as an editor. Although he directed a few documentaries and made a stab at directing features, his real niche was as an editor, and he became one of the most respected editors in the industry, winning an Academy Award for ...

45. Elmo Williams

Editor | High Noon

Elmo Williams was born James Elmo Williams in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma. Orphaned at 16, he attended schools in Oklahoma and New Mexico before moving to Los Angeles. In 1933 he struck up a relationship with film editor Merrill G. White, who hired Williams as his assistant on a business trip to England. ...

46. Albert C. Gannaway

Producer | Hidden Guns

Albert C. Gannaway was born on April 3, 1920 in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. He was a producer and director, known for Hidden Guns (1956), No Place to Land (1958) and Mr. Angel (1966). He was married to Corinne Calvet. He died on August 27, 2008 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

47. Felix E. Feist

Director | The Golden Gloves Story

Felix E. Feist was born on February 28, 1910 in New York City, New York, USA as Felix Ellison Feist. He was a producer and director, known for The Golden Gloves Story (1950), The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947) and Donovan's Brain (1953). He was married to Lisa Howard. He died on September 2, 1965 in ...

48. William D. Russell

Director | You Are There

William D. Russell was born on April 30, 1908 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA as William Dickey Russell. He is known for his work on You Are There (1953), The Farmer's Daughter (1963) and Family Affair (1966). He was married to Mota Maye Shaw. He died on April 1, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

49. Gordon Douglas

Director | Them!

Starting out as a child actor, Gordon Douglas was eventually hired by Hal Roach as a gag writer. His first directorial assignments were for Roach's "Our Gang" series. Graduating to features, Douglas stayed with comedies, directing Oliver Hardy in Zenobia (1939) and both Hardy and Stan Laurel in ...

51. Tay Garnett

Director | China Seas

Following his service as a naval aviator in WW I, Tay Garnett entered films in 1920 as a screenwriter. After a stint as a gag writer for Mack Sennett and Hal Roach he joined Pathe, then the distributor for both competing comedy producers, and in 1928 began directing for that company. Garnett ...

52. Harmon Jones

Editorial_department | Gentleman's Agreement

Harmon Jones started his career as a film editor at 20th Century-Fox, where he was entrusted with many of the studio's top projects (Gentleman's Agreement (1947), Sitting Pretty (1948), Anna and the King of Siam (1946)), but when he turned to directing feature films, his output was far less ...

53. Reginald Le Borg

Director | The White Orchid

The oldest of three sons, Reginald LeBorg majored in political economy at the University of Austria and studied musical composition for a year at Arnold Schoenberg's Composition Seminar. His education completed, LeBorg entered his father's banking business and, acting as the senior LeBorg's ...

54. Harry Keller

Director | The Brass Bottle

Entering the film business as an editor in 1936, Harry Keller began directing in the late 1940s, and soon was at Republic, specializing in westerns. When that studio folded he went to Universal, directing westerns again, interspersed with some dramas, comedies and war pictures. In the late 1960s he...

55. Harold D. Schuster

Director | Wings of the Morning

A highly regarded editor (he cut the classic Sunrise (1927) ), Harold D. Schuster started out in films as an actor. It didn't take him long to abandon that career, and he turned to the production side of the business, working his way up to editor and eventually taking the reins as a director. While...

56. William Cameron Menzies

Production_designer | Gone with the Wind

William Cameron Menzies was educated at Yale University, the University of Edinburgh and at the Art Students League in New York. He entered the film industry in 1919, after serving with the U.S. Expeditionary Forces in World War I. His initial assignments were in film design and special effects, as...

57. Francis D. Lyon

Editorial_department | Body and Soul

Although born in North Dakota, Francis D. Lyon's film career began in England as an editor on several prestigious J. Arthur Rank productions. Coming to Hollywood, he worked as an editor or supervising editor on numerous films, and won an Academy Award for editing Body and Soul (1947). Turning to ...

58. Paul Wendkos

Director | The Brotherhood of the Bell

He is survived by his son, Jordan Wendkos, of Calabasas, CA, and a granddaughter.

59. Russell Rouse

Writer | The Well

Russell Rouse was born on November 20, 1913 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for The Well (1951), The Thief (1952) and Pillow Talk (1959). He was married to Beverly Michaels. He died on October 2, 1987 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

60. Thomas Carr

Director | Brick Bradford

Thomas Carr was born on July 4, 1907 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Thomas Howard Carr. He was a director and actor, known for Brick Bradford (1947), Superman's Peril (1954) and Bruce Gentry (1949). He was married to Julejane Cameron. He died on April 23, 1997 in Ventura, California, USA.

61. Sam Newfield

Director | Adventure Island

Legendary "B" picture director Sam Newfield was born Samuel Neufeld in New York City. His brother was Sigmund Neufeld, later the head of PRC Pictures, where Sam made so many of his films (so many, in fact, that he had to use the pseudonyms "Peter Stewart" and "Sherman Scott" so audiences wouldn't ...

62. Edward L. Cahn

Director | Flesh and the Spur

Edward L. Cahn was an American second-feature director of Polish ancestry. His brother Philip Cahn worked in the industry as editor. Edward worked in films from 1917 as a production assistant. He later joined his brother in the cutting room of Universal, eventually becoming one of the studio's top ...

63. John Rawlins

Director | Shark River

Director John Rawlins started in films in 1918 as an actor, stunt man, gag writer and assistant director. For a while he sidelined as a comedy writer, then became an editor and later directed second features for First National in Britain from the early 1930s. Returning to the US, he joined ...

64. Richard Carlson

Actor | Creature from the Black Lagoon

The son of an attorney, Richard Carlson had an introspective quality to his performances and looked every inch the academic he first aspired to be. Following his graduation from the University of Minnesota with a Master's Degree in English, the tall, dark-haired youth had a brief stint as a drama ...

65. Louis King

Director | Bengal Tiger

Brother of director Henry King

66. Gerd Oswald

Director | Schachnovelle

Gerd Oswald was born on June 9, 1919 in Berlin, Germany as Gerd Gunther Oswald. He was a director and assistant director, known for Brainwashed (1960), Agent for H.A.R.M. (1966) and 80 Steps to Jonah (1969). He was married to Marjorie Feinberg and Annabel Magness. He died on May 22, 1989 in Los ...

67. Arnold Laven

Producer | Geronimo

Laven, Jules V. Levy and Arthur Gardner met in 1943 in the First Motion Picture Unit of the Army Air Force. They were stationed at the Hal Roach Studio in Culver City, California (with other notables such as Capt. Ronald Reagan, Capt. Clark Gable and Lt. William Holden, making training films. Levy,...

68. Sidney Salkow

Director | Raiders of the Seven Seas

American director of second features, the son of a tailor. Many of his films were competent but routine westerns, war films and crime melodramas. He first worked for Republic, joining Universal from 1936-38. At Columbia (1940-43, 1947 and 1952-53) he handled, among other assignments, four ...

69. Abner Biberman

Actor | His Girl Friday

Abner Biberman was born on April 1, 1909 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Abner Warren Biberman. He was a director and actor, known for His Girl Friday (1940), Winchester '73 (1950) and The Golden Mistress (1954). He was married to Sibil Kamban (editor), Helen Churchill Dalby and Tolbie Snyderman. ...

70. Charles Marquis Warren

Writer | Rawhide

During World War II he served in the US Navy with the rank of Commander.

71. Franklin Adreon

Director | Panther Girl of the Kongo

Franklin Adreon was born on November 18, 1902 in Gambrills, Maryland, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Panther Girl of the Kongo (1955), King of the Carnival (1955) and Cyborg 2087 (1966). He died on September 10, 1979 in Ventura County, California, USA.

72. Earl Bellamy

Assistant_director | From Here to Eternity

Directed more than 1,600 episodes of television. Graduated from Hollywood High School in 1935 and got a job as a messenger at Columbia Studios, working his way up to second assistant director by 1939. Served in the U.S. Navy's photographic unit near the end of World War II.

73. Richard Talmadge

Producer | Jeep-Herders

He first came to the USA as a boy member of the famed acrobats, the Mazetti Troupe, that had been engaged by Barnum & Bailey Circus. Richard began in films, supposedly, as a stunt double for Doug Fairbanks, Sr., then graduated to films under his own name.

74. Phil Karlson

Director | Hell to Eternity

Phil Karlson entered the film industry while a law student at Loyola Marymount University in California. He got a job at Universal Pictures as a prop man, then worked pretty much any job they threw at him, from being an assistant director on several Bud Abbott and Lou Costello films to directing ...

75. Don 'Red' Barry

Actor | Jesse James' Women

Donald Barry went from the stage to the screen. After four years of playing villains and henchmen at various studios, Barry got the role that changed his image: Red Ryder in the Republic Pictures serial Adventures of Red Ryder (1940). Although he had appeared in westerns for two years or so, this ...

76. Kurt Neumann

Director | Rocketship X-M

He was considered for the director's chair on Bride of Frankenstein (1935). When James Whale's The Invisible Man (1933) became such a big hit, Universal insisted that Whale, who directed the original Frankenstein (1931), take the helm.

77. Nathan Juran

Director | The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

Austrian-born Nathan Juran was a professional architect before entering the film industry as an art director in 1937. He won an Academy Award for art direction on How Green Was My Valley (1941). World War II interrupted his film career, and he spent his war years with the OSS. Returning to ...

78. Ted Post

Director | Beneath the Planet of the Apes

Ted Post first began thinking about a career in show business in 1938, when he was working as a weekend usher at the Loew's Pitkin Theater in Brooklyn, New York, and getting so caught up in the movies that he would sometimes forget to escort the patrons to their seats. He received some acting ...

79. Oliver Drake

Writer | The Texas Tornado

Oliver Drake was born on May 28, 1903 in Boise, Idaho, USA as Clarence Oliver Drake. He was a writer and director, known for The Texas Tornado (1932), Song of the Sierras (1946) and Trail to Mexico (1946). He was married to Liz Marshall and Maybelle Barringer. He died on August 19, 1991 in Las ...

80. William Conrad

Actor | Cannon

William Conrad became a television star relatively late in his career. In fact, the former Army Air Corps World War II fighter pilot began his screen career playing heavies. He was Max, one of The Killers (1946) hired to finish off Burt Lancaster in his dingy lodgings. He was the corrupt state ...

81. Harry Horner

Production_designer | The Hustler

Harry Horner was born in Bohemia (now Czech Republic), but spent most of his early life in Austria. In 1934, he graduated from the University of Vienna with a degree in architecture. Along the way, he also managed to study dramatic arts, directing and costume design, making his stage debut as an ...

82. Lewis D. Collins

Director | Reformatory

Baltimore-born Lewis D. Collins got his start in show business as a stage and theater director. He moved to Hollywood in the mid-1920s, securing work as a writer and director of two-reelers. Collins was one of the more prolific American directors, up there with Sam Newfield, Lew Landers and William...

83. Rudolph Maté

Cinematographer | Gilda

One of the most respected cinematographers in the industry, Polish-born Rudolph Mate entered the film business after his graduation from the University of Budapest. He worked in Hungary as an assistant cameraman for Alexander Korda and later worked throughout Europe with noted cameraman Karl Freund...

84. Hall Bartlett

Writer | The Sandpit Generals

Hall Bartlett was born on November 27, 1922 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for The Sandpit Generals (1971), The Caretakers (1963) and The Children of Sanchez (1978). He was married to Lupita Ferrer, Rhonda Fleming and Lois Butler. He died on September 7, 1993 in ...

85. William Berke

Director | Border Rangers

William Berke was born on October 3, 1903 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Border Rangers (1950), Gunfire (1950) and The Lost Missile (1958). He died on February 15, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

86. Edgar G. Ulmer

Director | The Naked Dawn

Edgar G. Ulmer was born on September 17, 1904 in Olmütz, Moravia, Austria-Hungary as Edgar George Ulmer. He was a director and writer, known for The Naked Dawn (1955), The Black Cat (1934) and Isle of Forgotten Sins (1943). He was married to Shirley Ulmer and Joan Warner. He died on September 30, ...

88. Jesse Hibbs

Director | The Wild Wild West

Jesse Hibbs was born on January 11, 1906 in Normal, Illinois, USA as Jesse John Hibbs. He was a director and assistant director, known for The Wild Wild West (1965), To Hell and Back (1955) and The Invaders (1967). He was married to Jane Margaret Story. He died on February 4, 1985 in Ojai, ...

89. John Farrow

Writer | Around the World in 80 Days

John Farrow wrote short stories and plays during his four-year career in the navy. In the late 1920s he came to Hollywood as a technical advisor for a film about Marines and stayed as a screenwriter, from A Sailor's Sweetheart (1927) through Tarzan Escapes (1936). He married Tarzan's Jane, Maureen ...

90. Nicholas Ray

Director | Rebel Without a Cause

Nicholas Ray was born Raymond Nicholas Kienzle in 1911, in small-town Galesville, Wisconsin, to Lena (Toppen) and Raymond Joseph Kienzle, a contractor and builder. He was of German and Norwegian descent. Ray's early experience with film came with some radio broadcasting in high school. He left the ...

91. Richard L. Bare

Director | 77 Sunset Strip

Richard L. Bare was born on August 12, 1913 in Turlock, California, USA as Richard Leland Bare. He was a director and writer, known for 77 Sunset Strip (1958), I Sailed to Tahiti with an All Girl Crew (1968) and Wicked, Wicked (1973). He was married to Gloria Jean Bailey, Jeanne Evans, Julie Van ...

92. Charles F. Haas

Producer | Moonrise

Harvard-educated Charles Haas entered films in 1935 as an extra at Universal. He was soon promoted to assistant director, then branched out into directing documentaries and industrial films. During WW II he made training films for the Army Signal Corps. After the war he went back to work for ...

93. Alfred E. Green

Director | The Jolson Story

One of the more prolific American directors, Alfred E. Green entered films in 1912 as an actor for the Selig Polyscope Co. He became an assistant to director Colin Campbell and started directing two-reelers, turning to features in 1917. His career lasted into the mid-1950s but his output was mostly...

94. Irving Allen

Producer | Climbing the Matterhorn

Irving Allen started his film career in 1929 as an editor. He turned to directing in the 1940s, and two shorts he directed, Forty Boys and a Song (1941) and Climbing the Matterhorn (1947), won Academy Awards. His feature film output, however, was not particularly successful, and in the 1950s he and...

96. William F. Claxton

Director | Half Past Midnight

William F. Claxton was born on October 22, 1914 in Los Angeles County, California, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Half Past Midnight (1948), Desire in the Dust (1960) and The Twilight Zone (1959). He died on February 11, 1996 in Santa Monica, California.

97. Lee Sholem

Director | Superman and the Mole-Men

If only one Hollywood name is synonymous with speed and efficiency, it has to be Lee "Roll 'Em" Sholem. In a 40-year career, he directed upwards of 1300 shows, both features and TV episodes, without once going over schedule--a feat probably unparalleled in Hollywood history. Sholem started out in ...

98. Ted Tetzlaff

Cinematographer | Notorious

Ted Tetzlaff was born in 1903 in Los Angeles, the son of racecar driver and movie stuntman Teddy Tetzlaff, Sr. The elder Tetzlaff appeared in a number of silent star Wallace Reid's famous racing movies like The Roaring Road (1919), Double Speed (1920), Excuse My Dust (1920), Too Much Speed (1921) ...

99. Robert Wise

Director | West Side Story

Robert Earl Wise was born on September 10, 1914 in Winchester, Indiana, the youngest of three sons of Olive R. (Longenecker) and Earl Waldo Wise, a meat packer. His parents were both of Pennsylvania Dutch (German) descent. At age nineteen, the avid moviegoer came into the film business through an ...

100. Byron Haskin

Director | The War of the Worlds

After graduation from the University of California at Berkeley, Byron Haskin worked for a time as a newspaper cartoonist. He began his career in the film industry in 1920 as a commercial-industrial movie photographer, and then as a cameraman for Pathe and International Newsreel. Later he became an ...



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