Jean Yarbrough

Jean Yarbrough

Highest Rated: 64% The Devil Bat (1941)

Lowest Rated: 17% She-Wolf of London (1946)

Birthday: Aug 22, 1900

Birthplace: Marianna, Arkansas, USA

Jean Yarbrough not only came of age during the mid-20th-century heyday of the B movie, but also helped define it. Working for the low-budget production house Monogram Pictures, among others, he helped crank out scores of films with such titles as "King of the Zombies" (1941) and "Criminal Investigator" ('42). During the war years, Yarbrough was fortunate to win a job directing films starring the popular comedy duo Abbott and Costello. He helmed several of the pair's efforts, including the '45 period piece "The Naughty Nineties," which featured the team's classic routine "Who's on First?" A few years later, the prolific and seemingly tireless Yarbrough also directed a plethora of episodes of the pair's TV series, "The Abbott and Costello Show" ('52). Not long after the two comedians started making films, ensemble comedy group the Bowery Boys got into the movie game. Thanks to his experience, Yarbrough was a natural choice to direct some of these productions. His contributions to the series include "Angels in Disguise" and "Master Minds," both released in '49. All told, Yarbrough's film credits total over 125. Ever energetic, he was also very active in TV, directing episodes of misfit family sitcom "The Addams Family" ('64) and the Western saga "Death Valley Days" ('67), in addition to many other shows.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don Henley: Live Inside Job Director - 2000
No Score Yet 25% The Over-the-Hill Gang Director - 1969
No Score Yet 15% Hillbillys in a Haunted House Director - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saintly Sinners Director - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Footsteps in the Night Director - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Women of Pitcairn Island Director - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crashing Las Vegas Director - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yaqui Drums Director - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hot Shots Director - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Freight Director - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack and the Beanstalk: 4k Restoration Special Edition Director - 1952
No Score Yet 47% Lost in Alaska Director - 1952
43% 37% Jack and the Beanstalk Director - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet According to Mrs. Hoyle Director - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Casa Manana Director - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Makes Good Director - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Humphrey Takes a Chance Director - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Triple Trouble Director - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Timber Director - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holiday in Havana Director - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Henry, the Rainmaker Director - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mutineers Director - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Master Minds Director - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angels in Disguise Director - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Challenge Director - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Triple Threat Director - 1948
No Score Yet 60% Shed No Tears Director - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Creeper Director - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside Job Director,
Producer
- 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cuban Pete Director - 1946
No Score Yet 33% House of Horrors Director - 1946
17% 20% She-Wolf of London Director - 1946
No Score Yet 10% The Brute Man Director - 1946
No Score Yet 80% The Naughty Nineties Director - 1945
No Score Yet 69% Here Come the Co-Eds Director - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Stage Everybody Director - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Under Western Skies Director - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet South of Dixie Director - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twilight on the Prairie Director - 1944
No Score Yet 63% In Society Director - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning, Judge Director - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Follow the Band Director - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Get Going Director - 1943
No Score Yet 50% Attorney for the Defense Director - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Freckles Comes Home Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Bullets Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law of the Jungle Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lure of the Islands Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet She's in the Army Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man From Headquarters Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Criminal Investigator Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet So's Your Aunt Emma Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meet the Mob Director - 1942
No Score Yet 40% King of the Zombies Director - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gang's All Here Director - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Top Sergeant Mulligan Director - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet South of Panama Director - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Caught in the Act Director - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Steps Out Director - 1941
64% 31% The Devil Bat Director - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Let's Go Collegiate Director - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rebellious Daughters Director - 1938

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adam-12 Director 1970-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Director 1966-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Abbott & Costello Show Director 1952-1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Junction Director 1969 1963-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Director 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Favorite Martian Director 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vacation Playhouse Director 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet McHale's Navy Director 1965
100% 97% The Addams Family Director 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silent Service Director 1957-1958

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