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Harry L. Fraser

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One of the great characters of low-budget moviemaking, Harry L. Fraser began his long screen career as a slapstick comic in the early 1910s, often appearing in drag. He drifted around on the periphery of more mainstream filmmaking, in Hollywood as well as in Europe, until the late '20s, when Universal signed him to handle the popular Colegians shorts. Fraser began his long association with low-budget Westerns around 1926 as the director of a very inexpensive series starring one Gordon Clifford. Dumped on the states rights market by Bear Productions, the series proved, if nothing else, that Fraser could work with, and for, almost nothing. He would spend a lifetime attempting to live down that reputation, writing and directing an impressive array of low-budget fodder ranging from ramshackle but generally entertaining Westerns to such atrocities as The White Gorilla (1947), which consisted mainly of leftover footage from silent Tarzan films, and Chained for Life (1950), featuring real-life Siamese twins Daisy and Violet Hilton. Fraser, who also worked under the pseudonyms of Harry P. Crist and Harry O. Jones, retired in the late '50s. An autobiography, They Went That-A-Way, was published posthumously in 1990.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Nebraskan
  • Director
1953
No Score Yet Chained for Life (1951)
  • Director
1951
No Score Yet The White Gorilla
  • Director
1947
No Score Yet Thunder Town
  • Director
1946
No Score Yet Ambush Trail
  • Director
1946
No Score Yet The Navajo Kid
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1945
No Score Yet Flaming Bullets
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1945
No Score Yet Frontier Fugitives
  • Director
1945
No Score Yet Enemy of the Law
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1945
No Score Yet The Whispering Skull
  • Screenwriter
1944
No Score Yet I Accuse My Parents
  • Screenwriter
1944
No Score Yet Brand of the Devil
  • Director
1944
No Score Yet Outlaw Roundup
  • Director
1944
No Score Yet Three in the Saddle
  • Director
1944
No Score Yet The Batman (An Evening with Batman and Robin)
  • Screenwriter
1943
No Score Yet Jungle Man
  • Director
1941
No Score Yet Lightning Strikes West
  • Director
1940
No Score Yet Lightning Strikes West
  • Director
1940
No Score Yet Lure of the Wasteland
  • Director
1939
No Score Yet Phantom Rancher
  • Director
1939
No Score Yet Spirit of Youth
  • Director
1938
No Score Yet Six-Shootin' Sheriff
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1938
No Score Yet Heroes of the Alamo
  • Director
1937
No Score Yet Galloping Dynamite
  • Director
1937
No Score Yet Ghost Town
  • Director
1937
No Score Yet Aces Wild
  • Director
1937
No Score Yet Fury Below
  • Director
1936
No Score Yet Riding Avenger
  • Director
1936
No Score Yet Hair-Trigger Casey
  • Director
1936
No Score Yet Wildcat Saunders
  • Director
1936
No Score Yet Cavalcade of the West
  • Director
1936
No Score Yet Romance Rides the Range
  • Director
1936
No Score Yet Wagon Trail
  • Director
1935
No Score Yet The Pecos Kid
  • Director
1935
No Score Yet Saddle Aces
  • Director
1935
No Score Yet Rustler's Paradise
  • Director
1935
No Score Yet Social Error
  • Director
1935
No Score Yet The Tonto Kid
  • Director
1935
No Score Yet Feud of the West
  • Director
1935
No Score Yet The Last of the Clintons
  • Director
1935
No Score Yet 'Neath Arizona Skies
  • henchman
  • Director
1934
No Score Yet Randy Rides Alone
  • Director
1934
No Score Yet Galloping Romeo
  • Screenwriter
1933
No Score Yet The Gallant Fool
  • Screenwriter
1933
No Score Yet Breed of the Border
  • Screenwriter
1933
No Score Yet The Fugitive
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1933
No Score Yet Wolf Dog
  • Director
1933
No Score Yet The Fighting Parson
  • Director
1933
No Score Yet Savage Girl
  • Director
1932
No Score Yet Broadway to Cheyenne
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1932
No Score Yet Texas Pioneers
  • Director
1932
No Score Yet Without Honors
  • Screenwriter
1932
No Score Yet Mason of the Mounted
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1932
No Score Yet The Montana Kid
  • Director
1931
No Score Yet The Lone Defender
  • Screenwriter
1930
No Score Yet Cavalier of the West
  • Screenwriter
1930

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