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Lewis Seiler

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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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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 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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