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Charles Barton

Highest Rated:   100% Beau Geste (1939)
Lowest Rated:   60% Africa Screams (1949)
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Charles T. Barton spent his first two decades as an actor in stock, vaudeville and movies. He learned the production end of the business under the exacting guidance of director James Cruze, finally graduating to director himself with the 1934 "Zane Grey" feature Wagon Wheels. Barton became indispensable to the various "B" units operating in Hollywood, guiding several inexpensive, tight-scheduled productions with breezy efficiency. He also proved a superb comedy director, bringing the best out of such performers as Joe E. Brown, Jackie Gleason and Lupe Velez. From 1946 on, Barton was a principal director of the Abbott and Costello comedies, establishing an excellent working relationship with Lou Costello -- who, like Barton, was short in stature but long on volatility. Barton entered television in the early 1950s, helming several episodes of the classic sitcom Amos N Andy. Barton's last theatrical features included a pair of delightful Disney films, The Shaggy Dog (1959) and Toby Tyler (1960). Charles Barton was married to actress/singer Julie Gibson.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff
  • Director
2003
No Score Yet Toby Tyler
  • Director
1960
67% The Shaggy Dog
  • Director
1959
No Score Yet Dance With Me, Henry!
  • Director
1956
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair
  • Director
1952
No Score Yet Double Crossbones
  • Director
1951
60% Africa Screams
  • Director
1949
No Score Yet Mexican Hayride
  • Director
1948
88% Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
  • Director
1948
No Score Yet The Noose Hangs High
  • Producer
  • Director
1948
No Score Yet The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap
  • Director
1947
No Score Yet Buck Privates Come Home
  • Director
1947
No Score Yet Smooth as Silk
  • Director
1946
No Score Yet The Time of Their Lives (The Ghost Steps Out)
  • Director
1946
No Score Yet Hey, Rookie
  • Director
1944
No Score Yet Reveille with Beverly
  • Director
1943
No Score Yet The Phantom Submarine
  • Director
1941
No Score Yet Harmon of Michigan
  • Director
1941
No Score Yet Island of Doomed Men
  • Director
1940
No Score Yet My Son Is Guilty
  • Director
1940
100% Beau Geste
  • Buddy McMonigal
1939
No Score Yet Hell Town
  • Director
1937
No Score Yet The Crime Nobody Saw
  • Director
1937
No Score Yet Helltown
  • Director
1937
No Score Yet Forlorn River
  • Director
1937
No Score Yet Thunder Trail
  • Director
1937
No Score Yet Murder with Pictures
  • Director
1936
No Score Yet Desert Gold
  • Director
1936
No Score Yet The Last Outpost
  • Director
1935
No Score Yet Rocky Mountain Mystery
  • Actor
  • Director
1935
95% Wings
  • Doughboy Hit by Ambulance
1927

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