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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

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Black Dragons
  • Director
1999
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 The Gay Cavalier
  • Director
1946
No Score Yet Beauty and the Bandit
  • 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 Abe Lincoln of Ninth Avenue
  • 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 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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