Stuart Heisler


Director
Stuart Heisler

About

Also Known As
Stuart Raymond Heisler
Birth Place
Los Angeles, California, USA
Born
December 05, 1896
Died
August 21, 1979

Biography

With a successful directing career, Stuart Heisler boasts the ability to create compelling screen images. Heisler worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "Condemned" (1929), "His Captive Woman" (1929) and "Raffles" (1930) starring Ronald Colman. He also contributed to "The Barker" (1928), "The Greeks Had a Word For Them" (1932) and "The Kid From ...

Photos & Videos

Tokyo Joe - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
The Glass Key - Behind-the-Scenes Photo

Biography

With a successful directing career, Stuart Heisler boasts the ability to create compelling screen images. Heisler worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "Condemned" (1929), "His Captive Woman" (1929) and "Raffles" (1930) starring Ronald Colman. He also contributed to "The Barker" (1928), "The Greeks Had a Word For Them" (1932) and "The Kid From Spain" (1932). In the thirties and the forties, Heisler devoted his time to various credits, such as "Poppy" with W C Fields (1936), "The Big Broadcast of 1937" with Jack Benny (1936) and "The Biscuit Eater" with Billy Lee (1940). He also worked on "The Monster and the Girl" (1941) starring Ellen Drew. Toward the end of his career, Heisler directed "Storm Warning" (1951), the romance "Saturday Island" (1952) with Linda Darnell and the drama "The Star" (1953) with Bette Davis. He also appeared in "Beachhead" (1954) and the Jack Palance crime adaptation "I Died a Thousand Times" (1955). Heisler was most recently credited in "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" (1982). Heisler passed away in August 1979 at the age of 83.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Hitler (1962)
Director
Zarak (1956)
Director
The Burning Hills (1956)
Director
The Lone Ranger (1956)
Director
I Died a Thousand Times (1955)
Director
Beachhead (1954)
Director
This Is My Love (1954)
Director
Island of Desire (1952)
Director
The Star (1952)
Director
Journey into Light (1951)
Director
Storm Warning (1951)
Director
Dallas (1950)
Director
Chain Lightning (1950)
Director
Vendetta (1950)
Director
Tulsa (1949)
Director
Tokyo Joe (1949)
Director
Smash Up--The Story of a Woman (1947)
Director
Blue Skies (1946)
Director
Along Came Jones (1945)
Director
The Remarkable Andrew (1942)
Director
The Glass Key (1942)
Director
The Monster and the Girl (1941)
Director
Among the Living (1941)
Director
The Biscuit Eater (1940)
Director
The Real Glory (1939)
2nd Unit Director
The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)
2nd Unit Director
The Hurricane (1937)
Associate Director
Straight from the Shoulder (1936)
Director

Writer (Feature Film)

Island of Desire (1952)
Screenplay story
The Silent Stranger (1924)
Story

Editing (Feature Film)

Poppy (1936)
Editing
Klondike Annie (1936)
Editing
Men Without Names (1935)
Editing
The Wedding Night (1935)
Film Editor
Peter Ibbetson (1935)
Editing
We're Not Dressing (1934)
Editing
Kid Millions (1934)
Film Editor
Roman Scandals (1933)
Film Editor
The Masquerader (1933)
Film Editor
The Greeks Had a Word for Them (1932)
Film Editor
The Kid from Spain (1932)
Film Editor
Palmy Days (1931)
Film Editor
One Heavenly Night (1931)
Editing
Whoopee! (1930)
Film Editor
Raffles (1930)
Film Editor
Hard To Get (1929)
Film Editor
His Captive Woman (1929)
Film Editor
Condemned (1929)
Film Editor
Lady Be Good (1928)
Film Editor
Three-Ring Marriage (1928)
Film Editor
Do Your Duty (1928)
Film Editor
The Barker (1928)
Film Editor
The Love Mart (1927)
Film Editor
Stella Dallas (1925)
Film Editor
Tarnish (1924)
Film Editor
In Hollywood With Potash and Perlmutter (1924)
Film Editor
Cytherea (1924)
Film Editor

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
Other

Life Events

Photo Collections

Tokyo Joe - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Tokyo Joe - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
The Glass Key - Behind-the-Scenes Photo
Here is a photo taken behind-the-scenes during production of The Glass Key (1942), starring Alan Ladd.

Videos

Movie Clip

Tokyo Joe (1949) - Close To The Bar Opening scenes from the second feature from Humphrey Bogart's startup Santana Pictures, including the first footage (second-unit exteriors, seen here) shot by an American company in Japan since the war, with the star as would-be saloon owner Joe Barrett, arriving in town in Tokyo Joe, 1949.
Tokyo Joe (1949) - Lost Your Corkscrew? Different standards for stunt doubles in those days, but a robust, energetic piece directed by Stuart Heisler, as American Joe (Humphrey Bogart, working for his own Santana Productions company) arrives at his old Tokyo gin joint for a reunion with partner Ito (Teru Shimada), early in Tokyo Joe, 1949.
Tokyo Joe (1949) - I Got Wise To Myself Just returned to Tokyo, American Joe (Humphrey Bogart) drops in to visit Trina (Florence Marley), the wife he abandoned before the war, and whom he had believed was dead, in Tokyo Joe, 1949, the second film from Bogart's own Santana Productions.
Burning Hills, The (1956) - You Dirty Gringos! Vengeful Trace (Tab Hunter) is observing a gang led by nasty ranch hand Mort (Earl Holliman) but plays it cool as they harass Chicana Maria Cristina (Natalie Wood) outside the bar, in The Burning Hills, 1956.
Burning Hills, The (1956) - Don't Let Him Go Soft! Rancher Sutton (Ray Teal) has been shot and chews out son Jack (Skip Homeler) and crew (Claude Akins, Earl Holliman, Tyler MacDuff) on local politics, in The Burning Hills, 1956.
Burning Hills, The (1956) - My Mother Was Mexican Feel the heat, maybe, as Maria Cristina (Natalie Wood) helps righteous fugitive Trace (Tab Hunter) in The Burning Hills, 1956, from a Louis L'Amour novel.
Star, The (1952) - Pick My Bones! Opening scenes, Bette Davis as "Margaret Elliott" bumps into former agent Harry (Warner Anderson), in The Star, 1952, from an original screenplay by Joan Crawford pals Dale Eunson and Katherine Albert.
Star, The (1952) - Girls Don't Climb Trees Considering asking her ex-husband for money, down-and-out actress Margaret Elliott (Bette Davis) encounters her daughter Gretchen (Natalie Wood) and the new wife (Katherine Warren), in The Star, 1952.
Star, The (1952) - It's Paid For First appearance of Jim Johannson (Sterling Hayden), having bailed struggling actress Margaret Elliott (Bette Davis) out of jail after a bender, then discovering more problems, in The Star, 1952.
Lone Ranger, The (1956) - You Can't Make A Boy Of Her Back-story in the first movie version, the governor (Charles Meredith) gets an earful about Indians in the territory, his rancher host Kilgore (Lyle Bettger) clashes with his wife (Bonita Granville) about their daughter (Beverly Washburn), in producer Jack Wrather's The Lone Ranger, 1956.
Lone Ranger, The (1956) - It Was A Hard Land Apparently Gerald Mohr (though not credited) on the narration, opening producer Jack Wrather's debut after buying out the radio and TV franchise, introducing Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels, with Technicolor action from Kanab, Utah, in the first big screen production of The Lone Ranger, 1956.
Lone Ranger, The (1956) - The Lone Ranger's Horse! The well-meaning governor (Charles Meredith) has been secreted to a church where he's surprised to meet an old prospector, who turns out to be the title character (Clayton Moore) in cagey thespian mode, loyal Tonto (Jay Silverheels) at the ready, in the first movie version of The Lone Ranger, 1956.

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