William Nigh


Director

About

Birth Place
Berlin, Wisconsin, USA
Born
October 12, 1881
Died
November 27, 1955

Biography

William Nigh possessed a strong directorial eye, and consequently, he found a career as a director. At the start of his Hollywood career, Nigh was directing a variety of independent films, such as "The Blue Streak" (1917), the documentary "My Four Years in Germany" (1918) with Charles A Logue and "Casey of the Coast Guard" (1926). He also appeared in the dramatic adaptation "Mr. Wu" ...

Biography

William Nigh possessed a strong directorial eye, and consequently, he found a career as a director. At the start of his Hollywood career, Nigh was directing a variety of independent films, such as "The Blue Streak" (1917), the documentary "My Four Years in Germany" (1918) with Charles A Logue and "Casey of the Coast Guard" (1926). He also appeared in the dramatic adaptation "Mr. Wu" (1927) with Lon Chaney, "Across to Singapore" (1928) and "Thunder" (1929). He continued to work in film in the thirties, directing motion pictures like the adaptation "The Old Homestead" (1935) with Mary Carlisle, "The Mysterious Mr. Wong" (1935) and "Crash Donovan" (1936). He also appeared in "A Bride For Henry" (1937). In the latter half of his career, Nigh directed "Son of the Navy" (1940), "Doomed to Die" (1940) and "The Ape" (1940). He also appeared in "Secret Evidence" (1941) and the dramedy "Mob Town" (1941) with Billy Halop. Nigh last directed "I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes" (1948). Nigh passed away in November 1955 at the age of 74.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Stage Struck (1948)
Director
I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes (1948)
Director
Riding the California Trail (1947)
Director
Partners in Time (1946)
Director
South of Monterey (1946)
Director
Beauty and the Bandit (1946)
Director
The Gay Cavalier (1946)
Director
Divorce (1945)
Director
Allotment Wives (1945)
Director
Forever Yours (1945)
Director
Where Are Your Children? (1944)
Director
Trocadero (1944)
Director
Are These Our Parents (1944)
Director
The Underdog (1943)
Director
Corregidor (1943)
Director
The Ghost and the Guest (1943)
Director
City of Silent Men (1942)
Director
The Strange Case of Doctor Rx (1942)
Director
Escape from Hong Kong (1942)
Director
Tough As They Come (1942)
Director
Lady from Chungking (1942)
Director
Mr. Wise Guy (1942)
Director
Mob Town (1941)
Director
The Kid from Kansas (1941)
Director
Zis Boom Bah (1941)
Director
Secret Evidence (1941)
Director
No Greater Sin (1941)
Director
Doomed to Die (1940)
Director
The Fatal Hour (1940)
Director
Son of the Navy (1940)
Director
The Ape (1940)
Director
The Mystery of Mr. Wong (1939)
Director
Mr. Wong in Chinatown (1939)
Director
Streets of New York (1939)
Director
Mutiny in the Big House (1939)
Director
Mr. Wong, Detective (1938)
Director
Female Fugitive (1938)
Director
I Am a Criminal (1938)
Director
Romance of the Limberlost (1938)
Director
Rose of the Rio Grande (1938)
Director
Gangster's Boy (1938)
Director
Boy of the Streets (1937)
Director
The Law Commands (1937)
Director
Atlantic Flight (1937)
Director
Hoosier Schoolboy (1937)
Director
A Bride for Henry (1937)
Director
The 13th Man (1937)
Director
Bill Cracks Down (1937)
Director
North of Nome (1936)
Director
Don't Get Personal (1936)
Director
Crash Donovan (1936)
Director
School for Girls (1935)
Director
The Old Homestead (1935)
Director
Dizzy Dames (1935)
Director
Without Children (1935)
Director
The Headline Woman (1935)
Director
Sweepstake Annie (1935)
Director
His Night Out (1935)
Director
She Gets Her Man (1935)
Director
The House of Mystery (1934)
Director
Two Heads on a Pillow (1934)
Director
City Limits (1934)
Director
Monte Carlo Nights (1934)
Director
Mystery Liner (1934)
Director
The Mysterious Mr. Wong (1934)
Director
Once to Every Bachelor (1934)
Director
He Couldn't Take It (1933)
Director
Border Devils (1932)
Director
Men Are Such Fools (1932)
Director
Without Honor (1932)
Director
The Single Sin (1931)
Director
Sea Ghost (1931)
Director
The Lightning Flyer (1931)
Director
Today (1930)
Director
Fighting Thru; or California in 1878 (1930)
Director
Lord Byron of Broadway (1930)
Director
Thunder (1929)
Director
Desert Nights (1929)
Director
Across to Singapore (1928)
Director
The Law of the Range (1928)
Director
Four Walls (1928)
Director
The Nest (1927)
Director
Mr. Wu (1927)
Director
The Fire Brigade (1927)
Director
The Little Giant (1926)
Director
Casey of the Coast Guard (1926)
Director
Among the Missing (1924)
Director
Marriage Morals (1923)
Director
Your Best Friend (1922)
Director
Notoriety (1922)
Director
Skinning Skinners (1921)
Director
Why Girls Leave Home (1921)
Director
School Days (1921)
Director
The Soul of Man (1921)
Director
Democracy (1920)
Director
Beware (1919)
Director
The Fighting Roosevelts (1919)
Director
My Four Years in Germany (1918)
Director
The Blue Streak (1917)
Director
Thou Shalt Not Steal (1917)
Director
Wife Number Two (1917)
Director
The Slave (1917)
Director
The Child of Destiny (1916)
Director
Her Debt of Honor (1916)
Director
The Kiss of Hate (1916)
Director
His Great Triumph (1916)
Director
Life's Shadows (1916)
Director
A Royal Family (1915)
Director
A Yellow Streak (1915)
Director
Mignon (1915)
Director
Emmy of Stork's Nest (1915)
Director
Salomy Jane (1914)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Democracy (1920)
David Fortune
Beware (1919)
German officer
My Four Years in Germany (1918)
Socialist
The Blue Streak (1917)
The Blue Streak
Life's Shadows (1916)
Martin Bradley
His Great Triumph (1916)
Buttsy Gallagher
Her Debt of Honor (1916)
Olin Varcoe
A Royal Family (1915)
Minister of Police
Salomy Jane (1914)
Rufe Waters

Writer (Feature Film)

Sea Ghost (1931)
Adaptation
The Little Giant (1926)
Adaptation
Marriage Morals (1923)
Writer
Notoriety (1922)
Writer
Your Best Friend (1922)
Scen
Your Best Friend (1922)
Story
Rags to Riches (1922)
Scen
School Days (1921)
Scen
Why Girls Leave Home (1921)
Writer
School Days (1921)
Story
The Slave (1917)
Scen
Wife Number Two (1917)
Scen
The Blue Streak (1917)
Scen
Life's Shadows (1916)
Scen
His Great Triumph (1916)
Scen
The Child of Destiny (1916)
Scen
Her Debt of Honor (1916)
Scen
A Yellow Streak (1915)
Scen

Producer (Feature Film)

The Kaiser's Finish (1918)
Supervisor

Editing (Feature Film)

My Four Years in Germany (1918)
Film Editor
The Kaiser's Finish (1918)
Editing

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Mr. Wu (1927) - The Illustrious Mandarin Wu Grand MGM sets and Maria Newman’s original score for TCM featured in the opening, as Lon Chaney appears in his first role as the senior Wu, looking to engage Muir (Claude King) for the Western style education of his grandson (Sonny Loy), in Mr. Wu, 1927.
Mr. Wu (1927) - I Go To Join My Ancestors We’ve just met Lon Chaney in his second role, as the now grown-up grandson Wu, on the occasion of his marriage (Mrs. Wong Wing as the young wife), then Chaney again, this time as the even-older, emaciated grandfather Wu, conferring with Muir (Claude King), in MGM’s Mr. Wu, 1927.
Across To Singapore (1928) - Unfurl Your Shirt Tail! Happy roughhousing in the home the sailing Shore brothers, 1857 Massachusetts, youngest Joel (Ramon Novarro) jousting with big brother Mark, just home from a long voyage and newly smitten with Joel's playmate Priscilla (Joan Crawford), who's grown up pretty, in Across To Singapore, 1928.
Across To Singapore (1928) - You'll Need A Gang Docked in Singapore, brother Matthew (Duke Martin) plots against Mark (Ernest Torrence) for naming young Joel (Ramon Novarro) first mate, Anna May Wong the temptress, photo of Joan Crawford, Mark's girl back home, in Across To Singapore, 1928, based on All The Brothers Were Valiant.
Across To Singapore (1928) - Joel Shore's Heroic Fight Clever opening, William Nigh directing, the screenplay from the Ben Ames Williams novel All The Brothers Were Valiant, in the second of three MGM treatments, Ramon Novarro as Massachusetts youth Joel, Joan Crawford, age 23, his sweetheart Priscilla, from Across To Singapore, 1928.

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