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Jesse Hibbs

Highest Rated: 100% To Hell and Back (1955)

Lowest Rated: 0% Walk the Proud Land (1956)

Birthday: Jan 11, 1906

Birthplace: Normal, Illinois, USA

Jesse Hibbs may be known more for his success on the gridiron than behind a camera. Hibbs was twice an All-American offensive tackle for the University of Southern California and played on the storied football program's first national championship team in 1928. His career in the pros, with the Chicago Bears, lasted just one season. However, Hibbs had far more staying power in Hollywood. After a few forgettable acting jobs, he went on to serve as an assistant director on 50 films, including "Knute Rockne All American" and "Winchester '73," over nearly 20 years. Finally, in 1953, Hibbs helmed football drama, "The All-American." He would direct nine more feature films in five years, frequently working with World War II hero turned matinee idol, Audie Murphy. Perhaps their most famous collaboration was "To Hell and Back" which was based on Murphy's autobiography. After 1958, Hibbs spent the remainder of his directing career in television, helming mostly Westerns ("Rawhide," "Gunsmoke") and law and order dramas ("Perry Mason," "The F.B.I.").

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 50% Ride a Crooked Trail Director - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joe Butterfly Director - 1957
No Score Yet 18% The Spoilers Director - 1956
0% 67% Walk the Proud Land Director - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The World in My Corner Director - 1956
100% 82% To Hell and Back Director - 1955
No Score Yet 33% Ride Clear of Diablo Director - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rails Into Laramie Director - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Yellow Mountain Director - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Horse Canyon Director - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The All-American Director - 1953

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Director 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Director 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Director 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Director 1962-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Director 1965 1962 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Director 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Director 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Director 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Director 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Director 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Director 1959

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