Lewis R. Foster

Lowest Rated: 83% Woman on the Run (1950)
Birthday: Aug 5, 1898
Birthplace: Not Available
Lewis R. Foster started out as a newspaper journalist then joined the Hal Roach studios as a gag man in 1923. Foster was promoted to director for the 1929 Charley Chase 2-reeler Movie Night. He went on to direct several Laurel & Hardy shorts, including the team's first talkie, Unaccustomed as We Are (1929). Foster left Roach to free-lance in 1930, directing his first feature, the low-budget Love Letters of a Star, in 1936. Though he kept his hand in directing until his retirement in 1959, Foster's most lasting movie achievements were in the field of screenwriting. In 1939, he won an Academy Award for writing the original story of Frank Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Lewis Foster's last directorial work was at Disney, where he helmed the 1958 feature Tonka and several episodes of the TV series Zorro

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Unaccustomed As We Are Director 2011
No Score Yet The Eagle And The Hawk Screenwriter Director 1962
No Score Yet The Sign of Zorro Director 1960
No Score Yet Tonka Director Screenwriter 1958
No Score Yet Dakota Incident Director 1956
No Score Yet The Bold and the Brave Director 1956
No Score Yet Crashout Screenwriter Director 1955
No Score Yet Those Redheads from Seattle Director Screenwriter 1953
No Score Yet Hong Kong Director 1952
No Score Yet Passage West Screenwriter Director 1951
No Score Yet The Last Outpost Director 1951
83% Woman on the Run Screenwriter 1950
No Score Yet The Eagle and the Hawk (Spread Eagle) Director 1950
No Score Yet El Paso Director Screenwriter 1949
No Score Yet Special Agent Screenwriter 1949
No Score Yet Manhandled Screenwriter Director 1949
No Score Yet I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now Screenwriter 1947
No Score Yet Never Say Goodbye Screenwriter 1946
No Score Yet It's in the Bag Screenwriter 1945
No Score Yet Can't Help Singing Screenwriter 1944
No Score Yet Hers to Hold Screenwriter 1943
No Score Yet Alaska Highway Screenwriter 1943
94% The More the Merrier Screenwriter 1943
No Score Yet The Mayor of 44th Street Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet I Live on Danger Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet Some Like It Hot (Rhythm Romance) Screenwriter 1939
No Score Yet Bacon Grabbers Director 1929
No Score Yet Movie Night Director 1929
No Score Yet Laurel and Hardy Director 1929
No Score Yet Laurel and Hardy Director 1929
No Score Yet Unaccustomed As We Are Director 1929
No Score Yet Angora Love Director 1929
No Score Yet Double Whoopee Director 1929

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Zorro
1957-1961
Director
  • 1958
  • 1957
No Score Yet Zane Grey Theatre
1956-1961
Director
  • 1957

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