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Harold D. Schuster



American director Harold Schuster went from small-part actor to assistant cameraman to film editor at Fox Studios, all within a single year (1927). While at Fox, Schuster worked on some of the firm's most celebrated achievements, notably Sunrise (1927) and Zoo at Budapest (1933). In 1937, Schuster was sent to England by Fox for his first directorial job, Wings of the Morning (1937). An Iowa native, Schuster was drawn to rural themes in his films, frequently scouting his own locations to achieved the desired photographic results. The director's most characteristic films (and his best) include My Friend Flicka (1943), So Dear to My Heart (1947) and The Tender Years (1948), the latter highlighted by a rare non-comic performance by Joe E. Brown. With "urban" films, Schuster was less successful; perhaps his worst film was the cheapo boxing flick Kid Monk Baroni (1950), later characterized by its star Leonard Nimoy as "the sort of film that makes unknowns out of stars." After lensing several nondescript programmers in the '50s, Harold Schuster moved to television, where he conveyed his love of the Great Outdoors in series ranging from Lassie to The Twilight Zone.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Power of the Resurrection
  • Director
1958
No Score Yet Portland Expose
  • Director
1957
No Score Yet Dragoon Wells Massacre
  • Director
1957
No Score Yet Courage of Black Beauty
  • Director
1957
No Score Yet The Return of Jack Slade
  • Director
1955
No Score Yet Finger Man
  • Director
1955
No Score Yet Loophole
  • Director
1954
No Score Yet Kid Monk Baroni
  • Director
1952
No Score Yet So Dear to My Heart
  • Director
1948
No Score Yet The Tender Years
  • Director
1947
No Score Yet Breakfast in Hollywood
  • Director
1946
86% My Friend Flicka
  • Director
1944
No Score Yet Marine Raiders
  • Director
1944
No Score Yet Wings of the Morning
  • Director
1937

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Director

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