Fred F. Sears

Highest Rated: 89% Shockproof (1949)
Birthday: Jul 7, 1913
Birthplace: Not Available
After attending Boston College, Fred F. Sears entered the regional-theatre talent pool as an actor, director and producer. Sears created the famed Little Theatre of Memphis and taught dramatic arts at Southwestern University before being hired by Columbia Pictures as a dialogue coach in 1947. He played supporting parts in several Columbia features before being promoted to director on the studio's Charles Starrett "B" western series. Sears remained at Columbia for the rest of his career, generally working with the ultra-economical Sam Katzman unit. His output consisted of westerns, crime dramas, low-budget musicals (Rock Around the Clock, Cha-Cha-Cha Boom!) and science-fiction flicks. Most observers consider Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) as Sears' finest effort, though credit for most of that film's success must go to special- effects wizard Ray Harryhausen. Fred F. Sears also directed several half-hour playlets for Columbia's TV subsidiary Screen Gems, sometimes lensing as many as three episodes of three different series simultaneously!

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (Colorized) Director 2007
No Score Yet Don't Knock the Rock Director 2003
No Score Yet Going Steady Director 1958
No Score Yet The Night the World Exploded Director 1957
No Score Yet The Giant Claw Director 1957
71% Earth vs. the Flying Saucers Director 1956
No Score Yet The Werewolf Director 1956
No Score Yet Rock Around the Clock Director 1956
No Score Yet Inside Detroit Director 1956
No Score Yet Miami Exposé Director 1956
No Score Yet Teen-Age Crime Wave Director 1955
No Score Yet Chicago Syndicate Director 1955
No Score Yet Cell 2455 Death Row (Cell Block) Director 1955
No Score Yet Wyoming Renegades Director 1955
No Score Yet Overland Pacific Director 1954
No Score Yet The Outlaw Stallion Director 1954
No Score Yet The Miami Story Director 1954
No Score Yet The Nebraskan Director 1953
No Score Yet Mission over Korea Director 1953
No Score Yet Ambush at Tomahawk Gap Director 1953
No Score Yet The 49th Man Director 1953
No Score Yet The Kid from Broken Gun Director 1952
No Score Yet Mandy (Crash of Silence)(The Story of Mandy) Director 1952
No Score Yet Last Train from Bombay Director 1952
No Score Yet Bonanza Town Henry Hardison Director 1951
No Score Yet Convicted Fingerprint Man 1950
No Score Yet David Harding, Counterspy Peters 1950
No Score Yet The Lone Wolf and His Lady Tex Talbot 1949
No Score Yet Lust for Gold Hotel Clerk 1949
No Score Yet Johnny Allegro Desk Clerk 1949
No Score Yet Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture Chemist 1949
89% Shockproof Clerk 1949
No Score Yet Slightly French Cameraman 1949
No Score Yet Whirlwind Raiders Tracy Beaumont 1948
No Score Yet Her Husband's Affairs Man at Mayor's Party 1947
No Score Yet It Had to Be You Tillerman, Fireman 1947
No Score Yet Blondie in the Dough Quinn 1947
No Score Yet Down to Earth Orchestra Leader 1947
No Score Yet Blondie's Anniversary Dalton 1947
No Score Yet Law of the Canyon Actor 1947
No Score Yet The Jolson Story Cutter 1946

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