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Lewis Seiler

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  • Birthday: Sep 30, 1890
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  • In his early twenties, Lewis Seiler trekked from the East Coast to the West to try his luck in the movies. Seiler worked as gag man and assistant director before spending several years helming 2-reel comedies. Graduating to features in the 1920s, Seiler was most closely associated with the westerns of Tom Mix. In both the silent and talkie eras, Seiler was a slightly better than competent journeyman director, moving from comedy to drama to adventure efficiently but without any stylistic "signature." He often worked as a troubleshooter, bailing out directors who were having trouble getting through difficult projects; for example, he helped the great expatriate German director E. A. Dupont survive the Dead End Kids in Hell's Kitchen. Seiler's best films include the wartime moneyspinner Guadalcanal Diary (1943) and the Grover Cleveland Alexander biopic The Winning Team (1952), the latter project a textbook example of seamlessly matching stock footage with new material. After closing out his theatrical-feature career in 1958, Lewis Seiler turned to episodic television, which kept him busy until the early 1960s.

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No Score Yet Over-Exposed Director 1956
No Score Yet Women's Prison Director 1955
No Score Yet The Bamboo Prison Director 1954
No Score Yet The Winning Team Director 1952
No Score Yet Operation Secret Director 1952
No Score Yet Breakthrough Director 1950
No Score Yet If I'm Lucky Director 1946
No Score Yet Doll Face Director 1945
No Score Yet Molly and Me Director 1945
No Score Yet Something for the Boys Director 1944
No Score Yet Guadalcanal Diary Director 1943
No Score Yet Pittsburgh Director 1942
No Score Yet Kisses for Breakfast Director 1941
No Score Yet Tugboat Annie Sails Again Director 1940
No Score Yet Murder in the Air Director 1940
No Score Yet It All Came True Director 1940
No Score Yet Flight Angels Director 1940
No Score Yet Dust Be My Destiny Director 1939
No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen Director 1939
No Score Yet King of the Underworld Director 1939
No Score Yet Penrod's Double Trouble Director 1938
No Score Yet Crime School Director 1938
No Score Yet Turn Off the Moon Director 1937
No Score Yet Paddy O'Day Director 1935
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Paris Director 1935
No Score Yet The Last Trail Director 1927
No Score Yet Great K & A Train Robbery Director Producer 1926

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