William F. Claxton

Highest Rated: 8% Night of the Lepus (1972)
Birthday: Oct 22, 1914
Birthplace: Not Available
American director William F. Claxton started out as a film editor with Edward Small Productions in 1940. Claxton's first directorial effort was 1951's All That I Can Have. He spent much of the 1950s with 20th Century-Fox's Regal Pictures subsidiary, turning out such worthwhile medium-budget efforts as God is My Partner (1956) and Desire in the Dust (1960); occasionally, as in the cast of Rockabilly Baby (1957), he produced as well as directed. Though his film credits are extensive, he is best known for his TV work, beginning with his producer/director stint on the religious anthology This is the Life (1951-1980). A favorite of the late Michael Landon, Claxton directed Landon in such weekly TVers as Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie and Highway to Heaven. William F. Claxton also directed the feature-length series pilot Bonanza: The Next Generation (1988).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Territorial Men Director 2001
No Score Yet The Canterville Ghost Director 1991
No Score Yet Bonanza: The Next Generation Director 1988
8% Night of the Lepus Director 1972
No Score Yet Law of the Lawless Director 1964
No Score Yet Desire in the Dust Director Producer 1960
No Score Yet Young Jesse James Director 1960
No Score Yet Fangs of the Wild Director 1954

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Screenwriter Director
  • 2018
  • 1973
  • 1972
  • 1971
  • 1970
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1963
  • 1962
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
Director
  • 1985
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
Producer Director
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1974
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Director
  • 1965
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Director
  • 1962
  • 1961
  • 1960

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