Lew Landers

Highest Rated: 100% The Raven (1935)
Birthday: Jan 2, 1901
Birthplace: Not Available
Honored by movie historian Don Miller as "the chief of staff of Columbia B operations," director Lew Landers began his Hollywood career calling the shots on such Universal serials as Red Rider (1934) and Tailspin Tommy (1936). Billed under his real name of Louis Friedlander during his first year at Universal, he was also responsible for the excellent Karloff/Lugosi chiller The Raven (1935). Travelling under the name Lew Landers from 1936 onward, he piloted several more Universal and RKO programmers before setting up shop at Columbia. Amidst such forgettable efforts as The Stork Pays Off (1942) and U-Boat Prisoner (1942), Landers made a commendable return to the horror genre with Return of the Vampire (1944, again with Lugosi), Cry of the Werewolf (1944) and Soul of a Monster (1944). After 1946, Landers free-lanced at several lower-rung studios, touched bases with the Columbia B unit again, and finally channeled his energies into television. Lew Landers' best-known small-screen work of the 1950s included two episodes of Superman, shot back-to-back in the space of a single week.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Bad Lands Director 2015
No Score Yet Terrified Director 1963
No Score Yet Hot Rod Gang Director 1958
No Score Yet Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl Director 1954
No Score Yet Captain John Smith and Pocahontas Director 1953
No Score Yet Man in the Dark (The Man Who Lived Twice) Director 1953
No Score Yet Torpedo Alley Director 1953
No Score Yet Adventures of Gallant Bess Director 1952
No Score Yet Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land Director 1952
No Score Yet The Magic Carpet Director 1951
No Score Yet Jungle Manhunt Director 1951
No Score Yet Chain Gang Director 1950
No Score Yet Dynamite Pass Director 1950
No Score Yet Davy Crockett, Indian Scout Director 1950
No Score Yet Stagecoach Kid Director 1949
No Score Yet Barbary Pirate Director 1949
No Score Yet Inner Sanctum Director 1948
No Score Yet Thunder Mountain Director 1947
No Score Yet The Son of Rusty Director 1947
No Score Yet Mask of Diijon Director 1946
No Score Yet A Close Call for Boston Blackie Director 1946
No Score Yet Death Valley Director 1946
No Score Yet Shadow Of Terror Director 1945
No Score Yet The Power of the Whistler Director 1945
No Score Yet Crime, Inc. Director 1945
No Score Yet The Enchanted Forest Director 1945
No Score Yet I'm from Arkansas Director 1944
71% The Return of the Vampire Director 1944
No Score Yet U-Boat Prisoner Director 1944
No Score Yet After Midnight with Boston Blackie Director 1943
No Score Yet Power of the Press Director 1943
No Score Yet Redhead from Manhattan Director 1943
No Score Yet The Boogie Man Will Get You Director 1942
No Score Yet Atlantic Convoy Director 1942
No Score Yet Submarine Raider Director 1942
No Score Yet Alias Boston Blackie Director 1942
No Score Yet Back in the Saddle Director 1941
No Score Yet Ridin' on a Rainbow Director 1941
No Score Yet The Singing Hill Director 1941
No Score Yet Wagons Westward Director 1940
No Score Yet Sing, Dance, Plenty Hot Director 1940
No Score Yet The Affairs of Annabel Director 1938
No Score Yet Crashing Hollywood Director 1938
No Score Yet Law of the Underworld Director 1938
No Score Yet Living on Love Director 1937
No Score Yet The Man Who Found Himself Director 1937
No Score Yet They Wanted to Marry Director 1937
No Score Yet Flight From Glory Director 1937
No Score Yet Without Orders Director 1936
100% The Raven Director 1935
No Score Yet Call of the Savage Director 1935
No Score Yet The Red Rider Director 1934
No Score Yet Tailspin Tommy Director 1934
No Score Yet Savage Fury Director 1933

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Director
  • 1960
  • 1959
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
1952-1958
Director
  • 1958

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