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Harry Hoyt

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Lost World (1925)
  • Lowest Rated: 100% The Lost World (1925)
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  • "Frankly a hack." This was one film historian's assessment of the directorial career of Harry O. Hoyt -- and frankly, it was an accurate one. While a Yale undergrad, Hoyt began submitting screenplays to Hollywood studios, and continued doing so after becoming a lawyer. A director from 1916, Hoyt was fortunate enough to be associated with surefire projects featuring top-rank casts; he seldom brought any more to these films than what was already there, but he was always employed. Hoyt is best remembered as director of the pioneering stop-motion-animation feature The Lost World (1925), though credit for this fantasy film's success is due more to special-effects wizard Willis O'Brien than to Hoyt. Harry Hoyt's shortcomings as a director were emphasized in the sound era, when he was reduced to such shabby efforts as Jungle Bride (1933).

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No Score Yet Lady in the Death House Screenwriter 1944
No Score Yet Lost Canyon Screenwriter 1943
No Score Yet Legion of Missing Men Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet Rustler's Valley Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet Headline Crasher Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet Jungle Bride Director 1933
No Score Yet Count of Ten Screenwriter 1928
No Score Yet Return of Boston Blackie Director 1927
100% The Lost World Director 1925

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