Charles Barton

Highest Rated: 100% Beau Geste (1939)
Lowest Rated: 60% Africa Screams (1949)
Birthday: May 25, 1902
Birthplace: Not Available
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



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
No Score Yet Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff Director 1949
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
80% 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
93% Wings Doughboy Hit by Ambulance 1927


83% The Munsters
  • 1965
No Score Yet Zorro
  • 1959
  • 1958


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