Lesley Selander


Director

About

Also Known As
Leslie Selander, R. Lesley Selander, Les Selander, R. L. Selander, Lester Selander
Birth Place
Los Angeles, California, USA
Born
May 26, 1900
Died
December 05, 1979

Biography

Began his career as a lab technician after high school and moved up through the ranks before emerging as an assistant director in 1924, confecting several comedy shorts before enlistining with MGM, where he assisted on such productions as "The Thin Man" (1934) , and "A Night At the Opera" (1935). At the behest of pal Buck Jones, Selander was promoted to feature director in 1936, helming ...

Biography

Began his career as a lab technician after high school and moved up through the ranks before emerging as an assistant director in 1924, confecting several comedy shorts before enlistining with MGM, where he assisted on such productions as "The Thin Man" (1934) , and "A Night At the Opera" (1935). At the behest of pal Buck Jones, Selander was promoted to feature director in 1936, helming a number of the cowboy star's latter oaters, in addition to a brace of Tim Holt and Hopalong Cassiday vehicles. He concococted numerous low budget actioners (mainly westerns) and TV episodes through the 1960s.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Arizona Bushwhackers (1968)
Director
Fort Utah (1967)
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The Texican (1966)
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Town Tamer (1965)
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Convict Stage (1965)
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War Party (1965)
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Fort Courageous (1965)
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The Outrage (1964)
2nd unit Director
The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold (1958)
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Revolt at Fort Laramie (1957)
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Taming Sutton's Gal (1957)
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The Wayward Girl (1957)
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Outlaw's Son (1957)
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Tomahawk Trail (1957)
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The Broken Star (1956)
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Quincannon, Frontier Scout (1956)
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Fort Yuma (1955)
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Desert Sands (1955)
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Shotgun (1955)
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Tall Man Riding (1955)
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Arrow in the Dust (1954)
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War Paint (1954)
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The Yellow Tomahawk (1954)
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Dragonfly Squadron (1954)
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Return from the Sea (1954)
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Cow Country (1953)
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Fort Algiers (1953)
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The Royal African Rifles (1953)
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Fighter Attack (1953)
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Fort Vengeance (1953)
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Flat Top (1952)
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Desert Passage (1952)
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Fort Osage (1952)
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The Raiders (1952)
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Road Agent (1952)
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Trail Guide (1952)
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Battle Zone (1952)
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The Highwayman (1951)
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I Was an American Spy (1951)
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Flight to Mars (1951)
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Saddle Legion (1951)
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Pistol Harvest (1951)
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Overland Telegraph (1951)
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Gunplay (1951)
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The Kangaroo Kid (1951)
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Cavalry Scout (1951)
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Dakota Lil (1950)
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Law of the Badlands (1950)
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Short Grass (1950)
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Rider from Tucson (1950)
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Rio Grande Patrol (1950)
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Storm Over Wyoming (1950)
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Brothers in the Saddle (1949)
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The Sky Dragon (1949)
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The Mysterious Desperado (1949)
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Masked Raiders (1949)
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Stampede (1949)
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Riders of the Range (1949)
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Rustlers (1949)
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Belle Starr's Daughter (1948)
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Indian Agent (1948)
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Guns of Hate (1948)
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Panhandle (1948)
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Strike It Rich (1948)
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Blackmail (1947)
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Last Frontier Uprising (1947)
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The Pilgrim Lady (1947)
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Robin Hood of Texas (1947)
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The Red Stallion (1947)
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Saddle Pals (1947)
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The Catman of Paris (1946)
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Out California Way (1946)
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Night Train to Memphis (1946)
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Passkey to Danger (1946)
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Traffic in Crime (1946)
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Three's a Crowd (1945)
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The Vampire's Ghost (1945)
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Great Stagecoach Robbery (1945)
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The Fatal Witness (1945)
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Phantom of the Plains (1945)
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Trail of Kit Carson (1945)
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Jungle Raiders (1945)
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Lumberjack (1944)
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Stagecoach to Monterey (1944)
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Sheriff of Sundown (1944)
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Bordertown Trail (1944)
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Firebrands of Arizona (1944)
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Call of the Rockies (1944)
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Cheyenne Wildcat (1944)
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Forty Thieves (1944)
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Sheriff of Las Vegas (1944)
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Colt Comrades (1943)
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Buckskin Frontier (1943)
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Riders of the Deadline (1943)
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Bar 20 (1943)
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Border Patrol (1943)
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Lost Canyon (1942)
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Red River Robin Hood (1942)
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Bandit Ranger (1942)
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Undercover Man (1942)
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Thundering Hoofs (1941)
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Stick to Your Guns (1941)
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The Round Up (1941)
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Doomed Caravan (1941)
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Riders of the Timberline (1941)
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Pirates on Horseback (1941)
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Wide Open Town (1941)
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Three Men from Texas (1940)
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Santa Fe Marshal (1940)
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Knights of the Range (1940)
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Cherokee Strip (1940)
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The Light of Western Stars (1940)
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Hidden Gold (1940)
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Stagecoach War (1940)
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Silver on the Sage (1939)
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The Renegade Trail (1939)
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Heritage of the Desert (1939)
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Range War (1939)
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Bar 20 Justice (1938)
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The Frontiersmen (1938)
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The Mysterious Rider (1938)
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Partners of the Plains (1938)
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Sunset Trail (1938)
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Pride of the West (1938)
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Cassidy of Bar 20 (1938)
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Heart of Arizona (1938)
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The Frontiersman (1938)
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The Barrier (1937)
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Left-Handed Law (1937)
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Smoke Tree Range (1937)
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Hopalong Rides Again (1937)
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Sandflow (1937)
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Empty Saddles (1936)
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The Boss Rider of Gun Creek (1936)
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Ride 'Em Cowboy (1936)
Director
Fury (1936)
Assistant Director
The Garden Murder Case (1936)
Assistant Director
Moonlight Murder (1936)
Assistant Director
Ceiling Zero (1936)
Assistant Director
For the Service (1936)
Assistant Director
A Night at the Opera (1935)
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Orchids to You (1935)
Assistant Director
Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
Assistant Director
Paris Interlude (1934)
Assistant Director
The Thin Man (1934)
Assistant Director
What Every Woman Knows (1934)
Assistant Director
The Cat and the Fiddle (1934)
Assistant Director
Laughing Boy (1934)
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The Worst Woman in Paris? (1933)
Assistant Director
The Warrior's Husband (1933)
Assistant Director
Broadway Bad (1933)
Assistant Director
Born to Fight (1932)
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Hat Check Girl (1932)
Assistant Director
Good Sport (1931)
Assistant Director
Once a Sinner (1931)
Assistant Director
A Holy Terror (1931)
Assistant Director
The Spider (1931)
Assistant Director
True Heaven (1929)
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Win That Girl (1928)
Assistant Director
Soft Living (1928)
Assistant Director
Don't Marry (1928)
Assistant Director
Timber Wolf (1925)
Assistant Director
Durand of the Bad Lands (1925)
Assistant Director

Producer (Feature Film)

Black Aces (1937)
Producer

Life Events

1920

Assistant cameraman

1937

Directorial debut "Ride 'Em Cowboy"

Videos

Movie Clip

Overland Telegraph (1951) - Six Masked Hombres Tim Holt (playing a guy named Tim Holt) and sidekick Chico (Richard Martin), who just failed to get jobs because the new telegraph is putting their would-be employer out of business, find bad guys sabotaging the telegraph, Terry (Gail Davis), daughter of the proprietor, arriving, in Overland Telegraph, 1951.
Overland Telegraph (1951) - My Name's Holt, Tim Holt Opening from the 1951 RKO Western programmer, buddies Tim Holt and Richard Martin find leading lady Gail Davis (in this case not a stunt double) hanging from a pole, Tim doing what by then was his standard introduction of himself, playing a cowboy named Tim Holt, in Overland Telegraph, 1951.
Arrow In The Dust (1954) - You've Come A Long Way Down Himself a deserter, pursued by fellow soldiers, Bart Laish (Sterling Hayden) accidentally comes upon the remains of a supply train he knew was led by his distant cousin Major Pepperis (Carleton Young), whom he finds gravely wounded, early in the Allied Artists Western Arrow In The Dust, 1954.
Arrow In The Dust (1954) - The Command Is Falling To Pieces Laish (Sterling Hayden), a repentant cavalry deserter now assuming the identity of his slain officer-cousin, joins Lt. King (Keith Larsen) and Sgt. Lybarger (John Pickard), who are trying to protect an immigrant wagon train, Coleen Gray as Miss Burke in the purple dress, in Arrow In The Dust, 1954.
Battle Zone (1952) - You'll Be There To Get The Gravy John Hodiak is hot-shot ex-Marine newsreel cameraman Danny, who's just re-upped, meeting old rival Mitch (Stephen McNally), impressing young Sayer (Martin Milner) and it transpires, there was also a girl (Linda Christian) involved, in the Korean War actioner Battle Zone, 1952.
Battle Zone (1952) - Odor Of Sour Grapes Monogram pictures getting their money's worth, on location at Camp Pendleton, CA, as rival Korean War Marine photographers Danny (John Hodiak) and Mitch (Stephen McNally) get more action than expected, in Battle Zone, 1952.

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