Lewis Seiler


Director

About

Also Known As
Lou Seiler, Louis Seiler, Lew Seiler
Birth Place
New York City, New York, USA
Died
January 08, 1964

Biography

Assistant director and gagman who made his directorial debut in the mid-1920s. Seiler soon established himself as a capable engineer of low budget actioners spanning a range of genres, from Tom Mix westerns to war films, with an occasional departure into comedy and straight drama....

Biography

Assistant director and gagman who made his directorial debut in the mid-1920s. Seiler soon established himself as a capable engineer of low budget actioners spanning a range of genres, from Tom Mix westerns to war films, with an occasional departure into comedy and straight drama.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

The True Story of Lynn Stuart (1958)
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Battle Stations (1956)
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Over-Exposed (1956)
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The Bamboo Prison (1955)
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Women's Prison (1955)
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The System (1953)
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The Winning Team (1952)
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Operation Secret (1952)
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The Tanks Are Coming (1951)
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Breakthrough (1950)
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Whiplash (1948)
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If I'm Lucky (1946)
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Molly and Me (1945)
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Doll Face (1945)
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Something for the Boys (1944)
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Guadalcanal Diary (1943)
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Pittsburgh (1942)
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The Big Shot (1942)
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Kisses for Breakfast (1941)
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International Squadron (1941)
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The Smiling Ghost (1941)
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You're in the Army Now (1941)
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South of Suez (1940)
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It All Came True (1940)
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Tugboat Annie Sails Again (1940)
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Flight Angels (1940)
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Murder in the Air (1940)
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The Kid from Kokomo (1939)
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King of the Underworld (1939)
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Dust Be My Destiny (1939)
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Hell's Kitchen (1939)
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You Can't Get Away with Murder (1939)
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Penrod's Double Trouble (1938)
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Crime School (1938)
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Heart of the North (1938)
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He Couldn't Say No (1938)
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Turn Off the Moon (1937)
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Star for a Night (1936)
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Paddy O'Day (1936)
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The First Baby (1936)
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Career Woman (1936)
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Here Comes Trouble (1936)
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Charlie Chan in Paris (1935)
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¡Asegure a su mujer! (1935)
Dirección de [Dir]
Ginger (1935)
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Frontier Marshal (1934)
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No dejes la puerta abierta (1933)
Dirección de [Dir]
No Greater Love (1932)
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Deception (1932)
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Hay que casar al príncipe (1931)
Dirección de [Directed by]
La ley del harem (1931)
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El impostor (1931)
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Die grosse Fährte (1931)
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Mi último amor (1931)
Dirección de [Dir]
A Song of Kentucky (1929)
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The Ghost Talks (1929)
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Girls Gone Wild (1929)
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The Air Circus (1928)
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Square Crooks (1928)
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Tumbling River (1927)
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The Last Trail (1927)
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Outlaws of Red River (1927)
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Wolf Fangs (1927)
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No Man's Gold (1926)
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The Great K & A Train Robbery (1926)
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Darwin Was Right (1924)
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Writer (Feature Film)

Men Without Law (1930)
Story

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Going Hollywood: The War Years (1988)
Other

Director (Short)

Beyond the Line of Duty (1942)
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Old Hickory (1940)
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Life Events

1924

Directed first feature, "Darwin Was Right"

Videos

Movie Clip

Women's Prison (1955) - She Is Not A Criminal Doc Crane and superintendent Van Zandt (famously turbulent married couple Howard Duff and Ida Lupino) tangle over a new inmate (Jan Sterling as Helene Jensen), who gets scolded by Saunders (Mae Clarke) and supported by Brenda (Jan Sterling), on her first night inside, in Women’s Prison, 1955.
Women's Prison (1955) - Open, You're More Than Welcome Terrific momentum, Lewis Seiler directs the quasi-documentary open, with a pointed grievance in the narration, from the original screenplay by Jack DeWitt and Crane Wilbur, as deputy Green (Lorna Thayer) delivers nervous Helene (Phyllis Thaxter) and brassy recidivist Brenda (Jan Sterling), Frank Sully the turnkey, Mae Clarke as matron Saunders, in Women’s Prison, 1955.
Women's Prison (1955) - I'm Here For A Post-Graduate Course Traumatized Helene (Phyllis Thaxter) finally joins the population after two initial weeks in quarantine, meeting friend Brenda (Jan Sterling), her pal Mae (Cleo Moore), Adelle August as Grace and Vivian Marshall as sparky Dottie, in Women’s Prison, 1955, starring Ida Lupino.
King Of The Underworld (1939) - You Ought To Be Uptown Crime boss Gurney (Humphrey Bogart) visits good-citizen Dr. Nelson (John Eldredge), who unknowingly saved one of his thugs in surgery and, when his fellow-physician wife Carol (Kay Francis) arrives afterward, we learn he has a problem with the ponies, in Warner Bros.’ King Of The Underworld, 1939.
King Of The Underworld (1939) - I'm A Moronic Type Meeting in person after her husband got killed trying to get rich as a doctor to gangsters, crime boss Joe Gurney (Humphrey Bogart) visits Dr. Carol Nelson (Kay Francis), who’s trying to rebuild her reputation in the town where he happens to be hiding out, in King Of The Underworld, 1939.
Winning Team, The (1952) - Show Me A Curve! Newly scolded Grover Cleveland Alexander (Ronald Reagan) and betrothed Aimeee (Doris Day) are at a Nebraska hometown travel lecture when recruiter Glasheen (Gordon Jones) drives up, keeping that pesky baseball dream alive, in the Warner Bros.' bio-pic The Winning Team, 1952.
True Story Of Lynn Stuart, The - Drug Traffic Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, father of the current governor Jerry, is Attorney General, early in the year he would become governor of California, introducing the true-crime shocker The True Story Of Lynn Stuart, 1958, starring Betsy Palmer and Jack Lord.
Molly And Me (1945) - I Do Hope Your Ladyship Approves From the top, English superstar Gracie Fields as the title character, eager to disguise the theatrical boarding house she runs, Queenie Leonard and Edith Barrett her compatriots, Natalie Schafer (from Gillian’s Island) visiting, in Molly And Me, 1945, with Monty Woolley and Roddy McDowall.
Molly And Me (1945) - He Was In A Dreadful State A maid (Lillian Bronson) warns the staff about Gracie Fields (title character), a London actress aiming to get hired as housekeeper, the butler Peabody (Reginald Gardiner), whom she got drunk, arising and the master (Monty Woolley) making his first appearance, in Molly And Me, 1945.
Molly And Me (1945) - The Shaping Of Your Cultural Life Ex-politician Graham (Monty Woolley) has no idea Gracie Fields (title character), an actress who tricked him into hiring her as a housekeeper, has been staffing the place with her own colleagues, and he’s also not expecting his son (Roddy McDowall), home for the holidays, in Molly And Me, 1945.
Winning Team, The (1952) - Rookie Sensation Wife Aimee (top billed Doris Day) in the stands (with Eve Miller) as Grover Cleveland Alexander (Ronald Reagan), supported by catcher Bill Killefer (James Millican), gets the Warner Bros. treatment for his historic 1911 rookie season, in The Winning Team, 1952.
Bamboo Prison, The - Welcome, Comrades! Following the credits, Brady (Brian Keith), Doc (Earle Hyman) and other new prisoners meet inmates Pike (Leo Gordon), Pop (King Donovan) et al at their Korean prison camp, in director Lewis Seiler's The Bamboo Prison, 1955.

Trailer

Penrod's Double Trouble - (Original Trailer) A missing boy's lookalike takes his place and raises havoc in Penrod's Double Trouble (1938).
Big Shot, The - (Original Trailer) A gangster (Humphrey Bogart) makes the mistake of falling in love with the wife of his crooked lawyer in The Big Shot (1942).
Bamboo Prison, The - (Original Trailer) An undercover agent investigates atrocities at a Korean P.O.W. camp in The Bamboo Prison (1955).
Tugboat Annie Sails Again - (Original Trailer) Marjorie Rambeau takes the Marie Dressler role in Tugboat Annie Sails Again (1940) co-starring Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman.
South of Suez - (Original Trailer) A murder defendant (George Brent) falls for his alleged victim's daughter South Of Suez (1940).
Murder in the Air - (Original Trailer) Brass Bancroft, Agent 207, (Ronald Reagan) goes undercover to protect the U.S.'s new death ray in Murder In The Air (1940).
Heart of the North - (Original Trailer) A Canadian Mounted Policeman searches for the outlaws who robbed a freighter in Heart of the North (1938).
Kid From Kokomo, The - (Original Trailer) A fight manager (Pat O'Brien) decides his client needs a family for publicity purposes in The Kid from Kokomo (1939).
He Couldn't Say No - (Original Trailer) Frank McHugh is a timid advertising man who learns to fight for the girl of his dreams in He Couldn't Say No (1938).
Hell's Kitchen-- (Original Trailer) Ronald Reagan plays a lawyer in Hell's Kitchen (1939), the last serious Dead End Kids movie, co-directed by E.A. Dupont (Picadilly).
It All Came True - (Original Trailer) Warner Bros' "Oomph Girl" Ann Sheridan gets top billing in the original trailer for It All Came True, 1940, starring Humphrey Bogart as a gangster holed-up in a nutty boarding house.
You Can't Get Away with Murder - (Original Trailer) A young tough thinks Humphrey Bogart is cool until he learns You Can't Get Away With Murder (1939).

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