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Also Known As: George Brackett Seitz, George Seitz, George Brackett Seitz Died: July 8, 1944
Born: January 3, 1888 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Profession: director, producer, actor, screenwriter, playwright, illustrator

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This former illustrator, stage actor and playwright began his film career in 1913 as an actor and screenwriter for Pathe. Beginning in 1914, Seitz contributed to the scripts of Pearl White's first serials, notably the landmark, "Perils of Pauline" and including such classics as "The Romance of Elaine" and "Pearl of the Army" (in which he also appeared as actor). He later served as both writer and director on subsequent White vehicles. Seitz eventually formed his own studio, where he continued to direct and star in scores of serials until 1925, when he began making action features. He proceeded in a similar workmanlike vein with the advent of sound, and despite the strict discipline he imposed on his production schedule, managed to produce a surprising amount of quality work through the mid-40s, including "The Last of the Mohicans" (1936) and the majority of the films in the vastly popular "Andy Hardy" series. His brother was cinematographer John F Seitz and his son was writer-director George B Seitz Jr.

This former illustrator, stage actor and playwright began his film career in 1913 as an actor and screenwriter for Pathe. Beginning in 1914, Seitz contributed to the scripts of Pearl White's first serials, notably the landmark, "Perils of Pauline" and including such classics as "The Romance of Elaine" and "Pearl of the Army" (in which he also appeared as actor). He later served as both writer and director on subsequent White vehicles. Seitz eventually formed his own studio, where he continued to direct and star in scores of serials until 1925, when he began making action features. He proceeded in a similar workmanlike vein with the advent of sound, and despite the strict discipline he imposed on his production schedule, managed to produce a surprising amount of quality work through the mid-40s, including "The Last of the Mohicans" (1936) and the majority of the films in the vastly popular "Andy Hardy" series. His brother was cinematographer John F Seitz and his son was writer-director George B Seitz Jr.

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  Pierre of the Plains (1942) Director
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  Kit Carson (1940) Director
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  Sky Murder (1940) Director
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CAST: (feature film)

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 Sky Ranger, The (1921)
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 Pirate Gold (1920)
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 Rogues and Romance (1920) Reginald Van Ransen
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 Bound and Gagged (1919)
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1913:
Entered films as actor and screenwriter
1914:
Collaborated on Pearl White's earl;iest serials
1916:
Directorial debut "The Iron Claw"
1916:
Feature debut "The King's Game"
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brother:
John F Seitz. Cinematographer.
son:
George B Seitz Jr. Writer, director.

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