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Lewis R. Foster (1898–1974)

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), Crosswinds (1951) and Captain China (1950). He was married to Dorothy Wilson and Helen Mae. He died on June 10, 1974 in Tehachapi, California, USA. See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Crosswinds Director
Captain China Director
Tropic Zone Director


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 1957-1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- The Dowry (1961)
- Gunman's Revenge (1961)
- Moment of Glory (1961)
- Stage from Yuma (1961)
- The Diamond Dude (1961)
 1961 The Islanders (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1960 Pony Express (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1958 Tonka
 1957 Zorro (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Zorro's Romance (1957)
 1957 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Time to Live (1957) ... (as Lewis Foster)
 1956-1957 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series) (21 episodes)
- Spanish Intrigue (1957)
- Master at Arms (1957)
- Monsieur Francois (1956) ... (as Lewis Foster)
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1954-1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Viking (1954)
 1954-1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Crazy Judah (1954)
 1955-1956 The Star and the Story (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Whizzer (1956)
- First Offense (1955)
- Total Recall (1955)
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Live Bait (1956)
 1955 Crossroads (TV Series) (1 episode)
- With All My Love (1955)
 1955 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Armed (1955)
- The Magic Hat (1955)
- Debt of Honor (1955)
 1955 Crashout
 1954 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1954 Alarm (TV Movie)
 1953 Jamaica Run
 1953 Tropic Zone
 1952 Hong Kong
 1951 Crosswinds
 1951 Passage West
 1950 Captain China
 1949 Manhandled
 1949 El Paso
 1937 Armored Car
 1931 Blondes Prefer Bonds (Short)
 1931 Second Hand Kisses (Short)
 1931 Lime Juice Nights (Short)
 1931 Dumbbells in Derbies (Short)
 1931 The Itching Hour (Short)
 1930 Knights Before Christmas (Short)
 1930 Too Hot to Handle (Short)
 1930 Dizzy Dates (Short)
 1930 A Fall to Arms (Short)
 1930 Pure and Simple (Short)
 1930 Broken Wedding Bells (Short)
 1930 Men Without Skirts (Short)
 1930 Cash and Marry (Short)
 1930 The Setting Son (Short)
 1930 The Sleeping Cutie (Short)
 1929 Angora Love (Short)
 1929 Bacon Grabbers (Short)
 1929 Hotter Than Hot (Short)
 1929 Men O'War (Short)
 1929 Berth Marks (Short)
 1929 Double Whoopee (Short) (as Lewis Foster)
 1929 Movie Night (Short)
 1929 Unaccustomed As We Are (Short)
 1929 Loud Soup (Short)
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Other Works:

Story (w/Dore Schary): "Let's Talk It Over" (filmed as Let's Talk It Over (1934)). See more »

Alternate Names:

L R Foster | L.R. Foster | Lewis Foster | Lew Foster


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