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Lewis R. Foster

Highest Rated:   94% The More the Merrier (1943)
Lowest Rated:   80% Woman on the Run (1950)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
80% Woman on the Run
  • Screenwriter
1950
No Score Yet The Eagle and the Hawk (Spread Eagle)
  • Director
1950
No Score Yet El Paso
  • Director
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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Zane Grey Theatre
1956-1961
  • Director
  • 1957

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