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Louis King



The younger brother of film director Henry King, Louis King entered movies in 1919 as a character actor. Specializing in villains and blusterers, King alternated his billing between Louis King and Lewis King throughout the silent era. In 1927, he followed his brother's lead by turning director, churning out several westerns and melodramas at FBO Studios (later RKO). Most of his talking pictures were strictly "B"s, but occasionally, e.g. his Bulldog Drummond efforts at Paramount in the 1930s, they warranted at least a B-plus for effort. King was finally afforded heftier budgets during the 1940s; his best films during that decade included 20th Century-Fox's My Friend Flicka sequels Thunderhead: Son of Flicka (1945) and Green Grass of Wyoming (1948). Louis King reverted to inexpensive programmers in the 1950s, retiring in 1956.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Dangerous Mission
  • Director
1954
No Score Yet Sabre Jet
  • Director
  • Actor
1953
No Score Yet The Lion and the Horse
  • Director
1952
No Score Yet Green Grass of Wyoming
  • Director
1948
No Score Yet Smoky
  • Director
1946
No Score Yet Thunderhead---Son of Flicka
  • Director
1945
No Score Yet The Way of All Flesh
  • Director
1940
No Score Yet Fifth Avenue Girl
  • Undetermined Role (uncredited)
1939
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond in Africa
  • Director
1938
91% You Can't Take It With You
  • Man
1938
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond's Revenge
  • Director
1937
No Score Yet Wine, Women and Horses
  • Director
1937
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond Comes Back
  • Director
1937
No Score Yet Melody for Two
  • Director
1937
No Score Yet That Man's Here Again
  • Director
1937
No Score Yet Special Investigator
  • Director
1936
No Score Yet Road Gang
  • Director
1936
No Score Yet Song of the Saddle
  • Director
1936
No Score Yet Way Down East
  • Minister
1935
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Egypt
  • Director
1935
No Score Yet Police Court
  • Director
1932
No Score Yet Drifting Souls
  • Director
1932
No Score Yet The Deceiver
  • Director
1931
No Score Yet Shadow Ranch
  • Director
1930

TV

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

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