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George Waggner

Highest Rated:   100% Cobra Woman (1944)
Lowest Rated:   25% Grand Theft Auto (1977)
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Born in New York City, George WaGGner--who spelled his name precisely that way--initially studied at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy before serving in World War I. After the war, he went to Los Angeles and worked in a multitude of capacities, as actor, songwriter, and screenwriter before becoming a director of westerns in the late '30s with The Black Bandit (1938). He worked for Universal, with occasional films for Monogram, and made his mark in horror films--WaGGner managed to show some considerable stylistic flair in low budget films such as Man Made Monster (1941) and Horror Island (1941), and hit his stride later that same year with The Wolf Man, the first of Universal's second wave of horror movies. He frequently served as screenwriter and associate producer of his Universal films. In the late '40s and early '50s, he was still making efficient and exciting adventure movies, including the John Wayne films The Fighting Kentuckian (1949) and Operation Pacific (1951). He later worked on the Batman television series.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Climax
  • Director
  • Producer
2013
No Score Yet Tangier
  • Director
2012
25% Grand Theft Auto
  • Camera Operator
1977
No Score Yet Hollywood Boulevard
  • Cameraman
1976
No Score Yet Cannonball
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Man from God's Country
  • Screenwriter
1958
No Score Yet Pawnee (Pale Arrow)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1957
No Score Yet Red Nightmare
  • Director
1957
No Score Yet Operation Pacific
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1951
No Score Yet The Fighting Kentuckian
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1949
No Score Yet Gunfighters (The Assassin)
  • Director
1947
No Score Yet The Climax
  • Producer
  • Director
1944
100% Cobra Woman
  • Producer
1944
75% Phantom of the Opera
  • Producer
1943
No Score Yet White Savage (White Captive)
  • Producer
1943
25% Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
  • Producer
1943
75% Ghost of Frankenstein
  • Producer
1942
94% The Wolf Man
  • Producer
  • Director
1941
No Score Yet Badlands of Dakota
  • Producer
1941
No Score Yet Man-Made Monster
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1941
No Score Yet Horror Island
  • Director
1941
No Score Yet Phantom of Chinatown
  • Screenwriter
1940
No Score Yet Drums of the Desert
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1940
No Score Yet Son of the Navy
  • Screenwriter
1940
No Score Yet The Fatal Hour
  • Screenwriter
1940
No Score Yet Queen of the Yukon
  • Screenwriter
1940
No Score Yet Sky Patrol
  • Screenwriter
1939
No Score Yet Mystery Plane
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1939
No Score Yet Stunt Pilot
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1939
No Score Yet Wolf Call
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1939
No Score Yet Air Devils
  • Screenwriter
1938
No Score Yet Ghost Town Riders
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1938
No Score Yet Western Trails
  • Director
1938
No Score Yet Outlaw Express
  • Director
1938
No Score Yet Idol of the Crowds
  • Screenwriter
1937
No Score Yet I Cover the War
  • Screenwriter
1937
No Score Yet Sea Spoilers
  • Screenwriter
1936
No Score Yet The Healer
  • Screenwriter
1935
No Score Yet The Cowboy Millionaire
  • Screenwriter
1935
No Score Yet The Nut Farm
  • Screenwriter
1935
No Score Yet The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (Girl of My Dreams)
  • Screenwriter
1933
78% The Iron Horse
  • Buffalo Bill Cody
1924
100% The Sheik
  • Yousaf
1921

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Batman
1966-1968
  • Director
  • 1967
  • 1966

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