Elmer Clifton - Rotten Tomatoes

Elmer Clifton

Highest Rated:   100% The Birth of a Nation (1915)
Lowest Rated:   97% Intolerance (1916)
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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).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Not Wanted
  • Director
1949
No Score Yet The Judge
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
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 Youth Aflame
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1945
No Score Yet Marked for Murder
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
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
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1944
No Score Yet Guns of the Law
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1944
No Score Yet Captain America
  • Director
1944
No Score Yet Teen Age
  • Screenwriter
1944
No Score Yet Boss of Rawhide
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1944
No Score Yet The Pinto Bandit
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1944
No Score Yet Three in the Saddle
  • Screenwriter
1944
No Score Yet Outlaw Roundup
  • Screenwriter
1944
No Score Yet The Rangers Take Over
  • Screenwriter
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
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
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
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
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 Rin-Tin-Tin: Skull and Crown
  • Director
1935
No Score Yet Captured in Chinatown
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1935
No Score Yet Pals of the Range
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
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
100% The Birth of a Nation
  • Phil
1915

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