H. Bruce Humberstone


Director
H. Bruce Humberstone

About

Also Known As
Humberstone ('Lucky'), Lucky Humberstone, Bruce Humberstone, H. B. Humberstone
Birth Place
Buffalo, New York, USA
Born
November 18, 1903
Died
October 11, 1984
Cause of Death
Stomach Cancer Compounded By Pneumonia And Respiratory Ailments

Biography

Hollywood veteran who turned out over 40 films, mostly for 20th Century-Fox....

Biography

Hollywood veteran who turned out over 40 films, mostly for 20th Century-Fox.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Madison Avenue (1962)
Director
Tarzan's Fight for Life (1958)
Director
Tarzan and the Trappers (1958)
Director
Tarzan and the Lost Safari (1957)
Director
The Purple Mask (1955)
Director
Ten Wanted Men (1955)
Director
The Desert Song (1953)
Director
She's Working Her Way Through College (1952)
Director
Happy Go Lovely (1951)
Director
South Sea Sinner (1950)
Director
Fury at Furnace Creek (1948)
Director
The Homestretch (1947)
Director
Three Little Girls in Blue (1946)
Director
Within These Walls (1945)
Director
Wonder Man (1945)
Director
Pin Up Girl (1944)
Director
Hello Frisco, Hello (1943)
Director
To the Shores of Tripoli (1942)
Director
Iceland (1942)
Director
Tall, Dark and Handsome (1941)
Director
Sun Valley Serenade (1941)
Director
I Wake Up Screaming (1941)
Director
The Quarterback (1940)
Director
Lucky Cisco Kid (1940)
Director
Charlie Chan in Honolulu (1939)
Director
Pack Up Your Troubles (1939)
Director
While New York Sleeps (1939)
Director
Pardon Our Nerve (1939)
Director
Rascals (1938)
Director
Checkers (1938)
Director
Time Out for Murder (1938)
Director
Charlie Chan at the Opera (1937)
Director
Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937)
Director
Charlie Chan at the Race Track (1936)
Director
Three Live Ghosts (1936)
Director
Ladies Love Danger (1935)
Director
Silk Hat Kid (1935)
Director
The Dragon Murder Case (1934)
Director
Merry Wives of Reno (1934)
Director
Goodbye Love (1933)
Director
King of the Jungle (1933)
Director
If I Had a Million (1932)
["The Forger"]
Strangers of the Evening (1932)
Director
The Crooked Circle (1932)
Director
Bird of Paradise (1932)
Assistant Director
Street Scene (1931)
Assistant Director
The Devil to Pay (1930)
Assistant Director
Raffles (1930)
Assistant Director
Whoopee! (1930)
Assistant Director
The Iron Mask (1929)
Assistant Director
Two Lovers (1928)
Assistant Director
The Devil Dancer (1927)
Assistant Director
My Best Girl (1927)
Assistant Director
The Temptress (1926)
Assistant Director

Producer (Feature Film)

Madison Avenue (1962)
Producer

Visual Effects (Feature Film)

In Old Chicago (1938)
Special Effects scenes Director by

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

Big News (1929)
Production Manager
Taming of the Shrew (1929)
Production Manager

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Tap (1989)
Other

Director (Short)

Hot Spot (1932)
Director (Uncredited)

Life Events

1932

Debut as film director with "Strangers of the Evening"

Videos

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Sun Valley Serenade (1941) - Chattanooga Choo Choo After the vocal and instrumental from Glenn Miller's band, the last bit of the number, Dorothy Dandridge the girl singer, with her future husband, the taller Nicholas brother Harold, and his brother Fayard, the famous tune by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon, in Sun Valley Serenade, 1941.
Sun Valley Serenade (1941) - That Must Be Her Chest Measurement At Ellis Island on a publicity stunt, big band pianist Ted (John Payne), manager Nifty (Milton Berle) and bandleader Phil (Glenn Miller, the bandleader), arrive to pick up their kid war orphan, who turns out to be Sonja Henie, in Twentieth Century-Fox's It Happened In Sun Valley, 1941.
Pin Up Girl (1944) - I Don't Tell Fibs! At this point we’ve no idea that Lorry (Betty Grable), most popular gal at the Missoula, Mo. USO, is given to fibbing, but we learn more when she catches the train with girlfriend Kaye (Dorothea Kent), early in the Twentieth Century-Fox musical Pin Up Girl, 1944.
Pin Up Girl (1944) - Don't Carry Tales Out Of School Miffed New York night club star Molly (Martha Raye) calls Lorry (Betty Grable, with pal Dorothea Kent, from Missouri) on her claim she starred in a just-closed Broadway show, so owner Joe E. Brown introduces her for a number by James V. Monaco and Mack Gordon, in Pin Up Girl, 1944.
Pin Up Girl (1944) - Once Too Often Now a New York star in her own right, Betty Grable (who plays a Missouri gal named Lorry) in a sexier number choreographed-by and featuring Hermes Pan, the song another original by James V. “Jimmy” Monaco and Mack Gordon, in Pin Up Girl, 1944.
She's Working Her Way Through College - Delayed By Wolves Angela (Virginia Mayo), burlesque star and new gal on campus, en route to class where charming Professor Palmer (Ronald Reagan), her former high-school teacher, is working his spell, in She's Working Her Way Through College, 1952.
She's Working Her Way Through College - I'll Be Loving You Professor (Ronald Reagan) Palmer presiding, erstwhile burlesque star Angela (Virginia Mayo) and jock Don (Gene Nelson) offer Vernon Duke and Sammy Cahn's I'll Be Loving You, staged by LeRoy Prinz, in She's Working Her Way Through College, 1952
She's Working Her Way Through College - Hot-Garters Gertie Tons of quality if short on plausibility, Ronald Reagan ("Professor Palmer") enters a Times Square burlesque joint where ex-student Angela (Virginia Mayo), under a stage name, offers Harry Warren and Al Dubin's With Plenty Of Money And You, opening She's Working Her Way Through College, 1952.
Sun Valley Serenade (1941) - It Happened In Sun Valley Promo here for the Idaho resort, Glenn Miller's band with an original by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon, Milton Berle and Joan Davis schtick and Sonja Henie, in her first skating scene, tries to impress pianist Ted (John Payne), who is her legal adoptive guardian, in Sun Valley Serenade, 1941.
Wonder Man (1945) - Bali Boogie Joining the first composition by the star's wife Sylvia Fine, from the second Danny Kaye feature, he's night club performer "Buzzy," with Vera-Ellen his partner and love interest, from Samuel Goldwyn's Wonder Man, 1946, also starring Virginia Mayo.

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