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Fred F. Sears

Highest Rated:   88% Shockproof (1949)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
88% 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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