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William Nigh

  • Highest Rated: 40% The Ape (1940)
  • Lowest Rated: 40% The Ape (1940)
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  • A Wisconsin-born actor-turned-director, Nigh entered the movie business in 1911 and made his directorial debut in two-reel comedies for Mack Sennett. He made his first feature film in 1915, and entered the sound era as a specialist in thrillers and action films, including westerns. One of Nigh's early talkies, Lord Byron of Broadway (co-directed with Harry Beaumont), was made for MGM, but after that he generally confined himself to work for the smaller studios, including Columbia and Monogram, and as a B-picture specialist at Universal. He hit his full stride during the '40s, with the juvenile delinquency drama Mob Town (1941), the mystery thriller The Strange Case of Dr. Rx (1942), the East Side Kids' crime drama Mr. Wise Guy (1942), and the topical thriller Black Dragons (1942). His most widely seen film was probably the wartime romantic drama Corregidor (1943). Nigh also directed two of the late entries in the Cisco Kid series, The Gay Cavalier and Beauty and the Bandit, starring Gilbert Roland. Never noted as a stylist -- with the budgets and schedules that he worked under, he could hardly have had the chance to develop a style -- Nigh was known for his fast-paced action scenes and quick, naturalistic approach to crowd scenes.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

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No Score Yet I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes Director 1948
No Score Yet Riding the California Trail Director 1947
No Score Yet South of Monterey Director 1947
No Score Yet Beauty and the Bandit Director 1946
No Score Yet The Gay Cavalier Director 1946
No Score Yet Allotment Wives (Woman in the Case) Director 1945
No Score Yet The Underdog Director 1943
No Score Yet The Ghost and the Guest Director 1943
No Score Yet Corregidor Director 1943
No Score Yet Lady from Chungking Director 1942
No Score Yet The Strange Case of Doctor Rx Director 1942
No Score Yet Black Dragons Director 1942
No Score Yet Mr. Wise Guy Director 1942
No Score Yet Zis Boom Bah Director 1942
No Score Yet East Side Kids - Mr. Wise Guy Director 1942
No Score Yet No Greater Sin Director 1941
No Score Yet Secret Evidence Director 1941
40% The Ape Director 1940
No Score Yet Doomed to Die Director 1940
No Score Yet Son of the Navy Director 1940
No Score Yet The Fatal Hour Director 1940
No Score Yet Mutiny in the Big House Director 1939
No Score Yet Mr. Wong in Chinatown Director 1939
No Score Yet Streets of New York Director 1939
No Score Yet Mystery of Mr. Wong Director 1939
No Score Yet I Am a Criminal Director 1939
No Score Yet The Mystery of Mr. Wong Director 1939
No Score Yet Gangster's Boy Director 1938
No Score Yet Mr. Wong, Detective Director 1938
No Score Yet Female Fugitive Director 1938
No Score Yet Bill Cracks Down Director 1937
No Score Yet Boy of the Streets Director 1937
No Score Yet A Bride for Henry Director 1937
No Score Yet Atlantic Flight Director 1937
No Score Yet The Law Commands Director 1937
No Score Yet Hoosier Schoolboy Director 1937
No Score Yet The Thirteenth Man Director 1937
No Score Yet Crash Donovan Director 1936
No Score Yet The Headline Woman Director 1935
No Score Yet School for Girls Director 1935
No Score Yet Mysterious Mr. Wong Director 1934
No Score Yet Monte Carlo Nights Director 1934
No Score Yet Mystery Liner Director 1934
No Score Yet The House of Mystery Director 1934
No Score Yet Without Honors Director 1932
No Score Yet Lord Byron Of Broadway Director 1930
No Score Yet Fighting Thru Director 1930
No Score Yet Desert Nights Director Producer 1929
No Score Yet Four Walls Director 1928
No Score Yet Mister Wu Director Producer 1927
No Score Yet Fire Brigade Director 1926
No Score Yet My Four Years in Germany Director 1918

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