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Lew Landers



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Bad Lands
  • Director
2015
No Score Yet Lost Crime Shows
  • Director
2008
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
60% 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 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 Sing, Dance, Plenty Hot
  • Director
1940
No Score Yet Wagons Westward
  • 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 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
No Score Yet Under the Tonto Rim
  • Director
1928

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