Sam Newfield

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Birthday: Dec 6, 1899
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Born Samuel Neufeld in New York City, Sam Newfield was the brother of Sigmund Neufeld, who later became the chief of production for the tiny poverty row studio PRC. Newfield entered the movie business in 1919, and began directing comedy shorts in 1926 with Jane's Engagement Party and Jane's Predicament. He moved into full-length features in 1933 with Reform Girl and Important Witness, and was quickly snapped up by the burgeoning B-movie production houses of the era, most notably Tower, Ambassador, and PRC. The latter, under the aegis of his brother Sigmund, provided Newfield with so much work that he was forced to adopt two pseudonyms -- Sherman Scott and Peter Stewart -- in order to make his output seem more reasonable. Newfield was a specialist in fast, low-budget filmmaking; he relied heavily on stock footage shot well ahead of time, which he reused shamelessly. He was a specialist in crime and action films, but that didn't keep him from doing the occasional comedy (Skipalong Rosenbloom -- a parody of Hopalong Cassidy starring ex-prize fighter Maxie Rosenbloom), serious drama (I Accuse My Parents, cited by Wheeler W. Dixon in The B-Directors as the antecedent to Rebel Without a Cause), exploitation picture (Devil's Weed), horror or science-fiction vehicle (The Monster Maker, Dead Men Walk, The Flying Serpent, The Lost Continent). Although hardly noted for quality, Newfield's films were effective within their budgets and shooting schedules (sometimes as little as three days), and with the right cast -- such as veteran horror film heavy George Zucco, a regular Newfield villain -- he could get good results. His movies were popular program fillers, especially with baby boomers, who got to see them either in the waning days of B-pictures or the early days of television, and his science fiction and horror films of his are among the most familiar in the B-movie category -- and at least two of Newfield's films are staples in the programming of Mystery Science Theater 3000 in the '90s.

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Lone Rider Fights Back Director 2006
No Score Yet Haunting Fear Screenwriter 1991
No Score Yet The Gambler and the Lady Director Screenwriter 1952
No Score Yet Outlaw Women Director 1952
No Score Yet Lost Continent Director 1951
No Score Yet Radar Secret Service Director 1950
No Score Yet Motor Patrol Director 1950
No Score Yet She Shoulda Said No Director 1949
No Score Yet State Department---File 649 Director 1948
No Score Yet Lady at Midnight Director 1948
No Score Yet Adventure Island Director 1947
No Score Yet Money Madness Director 1947
No Score Yet Outlaw of the Plains Director 1946
No Score Yet Overland Riders Director 1946
No Score Yet Prairie Badmen Director 1946
No Score Yet Ghost of Hidden Valley Director 1946
No Score Yet Gentlemen with Guns Director 1946
No Score Yet The Flying Serpent Director 1946
No Score Yet Terrors on Horseback Director 1946
No Score Yet Prairie Rustlers Director 1945
No Score Yet White Pongo Director 1945
No Score Yet Stagecoach Outlaws Director 1945
No Score Yet Gangster's Den Director 1945
No Score Yet His Brother's Ghost Director 1945
No Score Yet Lightning Raiders Director 1945
No Score Yet The Lady Confesses Director 1945
No Score Yet Border Badmen Director 1945
No Score Yet Kid Sister Director 1945
No Score Yet Shadows of Death Director 1945
No Score Yet I Accuse My Parents Director 1944
No Score Yet Wild Horse Phantom Director 1944
No Score Yet The Contender Director 1944
No Score Yet The Monster Maker Director 1944
No Score Yet Oath of Vengeance Director 1944
No Score Yet Nabonga Director 1944
No Score Yet Frontier Outlaws Director 1944
No Score Yet Thundering Gunslingers Director 1944
No Score Yet The Drifter Director 1944
No Score Yet Harvest Melody Director 1943
No Score Yet Devil Riders Director 1943
No Score Yet Tiger Fangs Director 1943
No Score Yet Cattle Stampede Director 1943
No Score Yet The Black Raven Director 1943
No Score Yet Death Rides the Plains Director 1943
No Score Yet Dead Men Walk Director 1943
No Score Yet The Kid Rides Again Director 1943
No Score Yet Raiders of Red Gap Director 1943
No Score Yet Danger! Women at Work Director 1943
No Score Yet The Renegade Director 1943
No Score Yet Fugitive of the Plains Director 1943
No Score Yet Prairie Pals Director 1942
No Score Yet Jungle Siren Director 1942
No Score Yet The Mad Monster Director 1942
No Score Yet Billy the Kid Trapped Director 1942
No Score Yet The Lone Rider and the Bandit Director 1942
No Score Yet Outlaws of Boulder Pass Director 1942
No Score Yet Along the Sundown Trail Director 1942
No Score Yet Rolling Down the Great Divide Director 1942
No Score Yet Law and Order Director 1942
No Score Yet Texas Man Hunt Director 1942
No Score Yet Tumbleweed Trails Director 1942
No Score Yet Queen of Broadway Director 1942
No Score Yet The Lone Rider Crosses the Rio Director 1941
No Score Yet Border Roundup Director 1941
No Score Yet Ghost Mine Director 1941
No Score Yet Billy the Kid in Santa Fe Director 1941
No Score Yet The Texas Marshal Director 1941
No Score Yet Hold That Woman Director 1940
No Score Yet Billy the Kid in Texas Director 1940
No Score Yet Straight Shooter Director 1940
No Score Yet I Take This Oath Director 1940
No Score Yet Gun Code Director 1940
No Score Yet Death Rides the Range Director 1939
No Score Yet The Invisible Killer Director 1939
No Score Yet Fighting Renegade Director 1939
No Score Yet Outlaw's Paradise Director 1939
No Score Yet Texas Wildcats Director 1939
No Score Yet Code of the Cactus Director 1939
No Score Yet Six-Gun Rhythm Director Producer 1939
No Score Yet Trigger Pals Director 1939
No Score Yet Hitler -- Beast of Berlin Director 1939
No Score Yet Fighting Mad Director 1939
No Score Yet Flaming Lead Director 1939
No Score Yet Terror of Tiny Town Director 1938
No Score Yet Six-Gun Trail Director 1938
No Score Yet Frontier Scout Director 1938
No Score Yet Gunsmoke Trail Director 1938
No Score Yet Phantom Ranger Director 1938
No Score Yet The Feud Maker Director 1938
No Score Yet Paroled---To Die Director 1938
No Score Yet Colorado Kid Director 1938
No Score Yet Lightnin' Carson Rides Again Director 1938
No Score Yet Durango Valley Raiders Director 1938
No Score Yet The Rangers' Roundup Director 1938
No Score Yet Thunder in the Desert Director 1938
No Score Yet Desert Patrol Director 1938
No Score Yet Doomed at Sundown Director 1937
No Score Yet Guns in the Dark Director 1937
No Score Yet The Gambling Terror Director 1937
No Score Yet Gun Lords of Stirrup Basin Director 1937
No Score Yet The Fighting Deputy Director 1937
No Score Yet Boothill Brigade Director 1937
No Score Yet A Lawman Is Born Director 1937
No Score Yet Trail of Vengeance Director 1937
No Score Yet Bar Z Bad Men Director 1937
No Score Yet Lightnin' Crandall Director 1937
No Score Yet Arizona Gunfighter Director 1937
No Score Yet Roarin' Lead Director 1936
No Score Yet The Traitor Director 1936
No Score Yet Aces and Eights Director 1936
No Score Yet Ghost Patrol Director 1936
No Score Yet The Lion's Den Director 1936
No Score Yet Stormy Trails Director 1936
No Score Yet Border Caballero Director 1936
No Score Yet Go-Get-'em Haines Director 1936
No Score Yet Bulldog Courage Director 1935
No Score Yet Northern Frontier Director 1935
No Score Yet Code of the Mounted Director 1935
No Score Yet Branded a Coward Director 1935
No Score Yet Undercover Men Director 1935
No Score Yet Frontier Days Director 1934
No Score Yet Forgotten Terrors Director 1931
No Score Yet Trigger Men Director

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