Elmer Clifton

Lowest Rated: 97% Intolerance (1916)
Birthday: Mar 14, 1890
Birthplace: Not Available
Entering films in 1914, onetime stage actor Elmer Clifton became a protege of D.W. Griffith. Clifton played major roles and functioned as a production assistant in Griffith's The Birth of a Nation (1915) and Intolerance (1916), then was assigned to direct a number of features produced by Griffith's unit at Triangle Films. Among his better directorial efforts was the Dorothy Gish vehicle Nugget Nell (1919), the seafaring epic Down to the Sea in Ships (1922) and the rousing urban melodrama Let 'Er Go, Gallegher (1926). Most of Clifton's talking pictures were programmers, potboilers, westerns and serials for the lesser-echelon studios. While directing the 1949 Ida Lupino-produced Not Wanted, Elmer Clifton fell ill, obliging Lupino to briefly take over the directorial reigns herself. Elmer Clifton died shortly afterward; the last film to bear his imprimatur was the 1950 western The Silver Bandit (1950).

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Not Wanted Director 1949
No Score Yet The Judge Director Screenwriter 1949
No Score Yet West to Glory Screenwriter 1947
No Score Yet Ambush Trail Screenwriter 1946
No Score Yet Frontier Fugitives Screenwriter 1945
No Score Yet Lightning Raiders Screenwriter 1945
No Score Yet Marked for Murder Screenwriter Director 1945
No Score Yet Youth Aflame Director Screenwriter 1945
No Score Yet The Whispering Skull Director 1944
No Score Yet Gangsters of the Frontier Director Screenwriter 1944
No Score Yet Seven Doors to Death Director Screenwriter 1944
No Score Yet Brand of the Devil Screenwriter 1944
No Score Yet Spook Town Screenwriter Director 1944
No Score Yet Guns of the Law Screenwriter Director 1944
No Score Yet Captain America Director 1944
No Score Yet The Pinto Bandit Screenwriter Director 1944
No Score Yet Boss of Rawhide Director Screenwriter 1944
No Score Yet Three in the Saddle Screenwriter 1944
No Score Yet Outlaw Roundup Screenwriter 1944
No Score Yet Teen Age Screenwriter 1944
No Score Yet Raiders of San Joaquin Screenwriter 1943
No Score Yet The Rangers Take Over Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet The Old Chisholm Trail Screenwriter Director 1942
No Score Yet Hard Guy Director 1941
No Score Yet City of Missing Girls Director 1941
No Score Yet Swamp Woman Director 1941
No Score Yet I'll Sell My Life Producer Director Screenwriter 1941
No Score Yet Isle of Destiny Director 1940
No Score Yet Crashing Thru Director 1939
No Score Yet The Stranger from Arizona Director 1938
No Score Yet Ten Laps to Go Director 1938
No Score Yet Paroled from the Big House Director 1938
No Score Yet Assassin of Youth Screenwriter Director 1937
No Score Yet Slaves in Bondage Director 1937
No Score Yet Pilot X Director 1937
No Score Yet Mile a Minute Love Director 1937
No Score Yet Custer's Last Stand Director 1936
No Score Yet Gambling with Souls Director 1936
No Score Yet Rough Riding Ranger Screenwriter Director 1935
No Score Yet Captured in Chinatown Screenwriter Director 1935
No Score Yet Rin-Tin-Tin: Skull and Crown Director 1935
No Score Yet Pals of the Range Screenwriter Director 1935
No Score Yet Let 'Er Go, Gallegher Director 1928
No Score Yet Down to the Sea in Ships Director Producer 1923
97% Intolerance Rhapsode 1916
98% The Birth of a Nation Phil 1915

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