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Lambert Hillyer
American film director and screenwriter

Lambert Hillyer

Lambert Hillyer
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Intro American film director and screenwriter
Was Film director Screenwriter
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 8 July 1893, South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Death 5 July 1969, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, USA (aged 76 years)
Star sign Cancer
Lambert Hillyer
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Lambert Harwood Hillyer (July 8, 1893 – July 5, 1969) was an American film director and screenwriter.


Lambert Harwood Hillyer was born July 8, 1893, in Tyner, Indiana. His mother was character actress Lydia Knott. A graduate of Drake College, he worked as a newspaper reporter and an actor in vaudeville and stock theater. During World War I he began working in motion pictures and became a prolific director and screenwriter, working on many silent-era Westerns by William S. Hart, Buck Jones, Tom Mix and others. Often associated with producer Thomas H. Ince, Hillyer expanded into romantic melodramas and crime films in the 1920s. In 1936 he directed two chillers for Universal, the science-fiction film The Invisible Ray and the cult horror film Dracula's Daughter. He directed the first screen depiction of Batman, a 15-part serial produced in 1943 that was re-released as a theatrical feature in 1965. He directed many B movies for Columbia Pictures in the 1930s and early 1940s, including the Westerns that were his specialty. Hillyer finished his career directing low-budget dramas and Westerns for Monogram Pictures. In the early days of television, Hillyer also directed episodes of the syndicated Western, The Cisco Kid. Hillyer directed at least one episode of Highway Patrol, which starred Broderick Crawford.

Hillyer died July 5, 1969, in Los Angeles, California.



Online film of Wagon Tracks (1919)
Year Title Notes
1917 An Even Break Also screenwriter
1917 Strife
1917 The Narrow Trail
1918 Riddle Gawne
1919 Breed of Men
1919 The Poppy Girl's Husband
1919 The Money Corral Also screenwriter
1919 Square Deal Sanderson Also screenwriter
1919 Wagon Tracks
1919 John Petticoats
1920 The Toll Gate Also screenwriter
1920 Sand! Also screenwriter
1920 The Cradle of Courage Also screenwriter
1920 The Testing Block Also screenwriter
1921 O'Malley of the Mounted
1921 The Whistle Also screenwriter
1921 Three Word Brand Also screenwriter
1921 White Oak
1922 White Hands Also screenwriter
1922 Travelin' On Also screenwriter
1922 Caught Bluffing
1922 Skin Deep
1922 The Super-Sex Also screenwriter
1922 The Altar Stairs
1923 Scars of Jealousy Also screenwriter
1923 The Shock
1923 Temporary Marriage Also screenwriter
1923 The Spoilers
1923 The Lone Star Ranger Also screenwriter
1923 Eyes of the Forest
1923 Mile-a-Minute Romeo
1924 Those Who Dance Also screenwriter
1924 Barbara Frietchie Also screenwriter
1924 Idle Tongues
1925 I Want My Man
1925 The Making of O'Malley
1925 The Knockout
1925 The Unguarded Hour
1926 Her Second Chance
1926 Miss Nobody
1926 30 Below Zero
1927 The War Horse Also screenwriter
1927 Hills of Peril
1927 Chain Lightning Also screenwriter
1928 The Branded Sombrero Also screenwriter
1928 Fleetwing Also screenwriter
1930 Beau Bandit
1931 The Deadline Also screenwriter
1931 One Man Law Also screenwriter
1932 The Fighting Fool
1932 South of the Rio Grande
1932 Hello Trouble Also screenwriter
1932 White Eagle
1932 Forbidden Trail
1932 Sundown Rider Also screenwriter
1933 The California Trail Also screenwriter
1933 Unknown Valley Also screenwriter
1933 Dangerous Crossroads
1933 Police Car 17 Also screenwriter
1933 Master of Men
1933 Before Midnight
1933 The Fighting Code Also screenwriter
1934 Once to Every Woman
1934 Man Trailer Also screenwriter
1934 The Most Precious Thing in Life
1934 The Defense Rests
1934 Against the Law
1934 Men of the Night Also screenwriter
1935 Behind the Evidence
1935 In Spite of Danger
1935 Men of the Hour
1935 The Awakening of Jim Burke
1935 Superspeed
1935 Guard That Girl Also screenwriter
1936 The Invisible Ray
1936 Dangerous Waters
1936 Dracula's Daughter
1937 Speed to Spare Also screenwriter
1937 Girls Can Play Also screenwriter
1937 All American Sweetheart
1938 Women in Prison
1938 My Old Kentucky Home
1938 Extortion Also screenwriter
1938 Gang Bullets
1939 Convict's Code
1939 Should a Girl Marry?
1939 Girl from Rio
1940 The Durango Kid
1940 Beyond the Sacramento
1940 The Wildcat of Tucson
1941 The Pinto Kid
1941 The Son of Monte Cristo Second-unit director
1941 North from the Lone Star
1941 Hands Across the Rockies
1941 The Medico of Painted Springs
1941 The Son of Davy Crockett Also screenwriter
1941 Thunder over the Prairie
1941 King of Dodge City
1941 Prairie Stranger
1941 Roaring Frontiers
1941 The Royal Mounted Patrol
1942 The Devil's Trail
1942 North of the Rockies
1942 Prairie Gunsmoke
1942 Vengeance of the West
1943 Fighting Frontier
1943 Bombardier Aerial action sequences (uncredited)
1943 The Stranger from Pecos
1943 Six Gun Gospel
1943 Smart Guy
1943 ''The Texas Kid
1943 Batman 15-part serial
1944 Partners of the Trail
1944 Law Men
1944 Range Law
1944 West of the Rio Grande
1944 Land of the Outlaws
1944 Ghost Guns
1945 Beyond the Pecos
1945 Flame of the West
1945 Stranger from Santa Fe
1945 South of the Rio Grande
1945 The Lost Trail
1945 Frontier Feud
1946 Border Bandits
1946 Under Arizona Skies
1946 The Gentleman from Texas
1946 Silver Range
1946 Trigger Fingers
1946 Shadows on the Range
1947 Raiders of the South
1947 Valley of Fear
1947 Land of the Lawless
1947 The Law Comes to Gunsight
1947 Trailing Danger
1947 The Hat-Box Mystery
1947 The Case of the Baby Sitter
1947 Flashing Guns
1947 Gun Talk
1948 Overland Trails
1948 Song of the Drifter
1948 Oklahoma Blues
1948 Crossed Trails
1948 Partners of the Sunset
1948 Frontier Agent
1948 Range Renegades
1948 The Fighting Ranger
1948 The Sheriff of Medicine Bow
1948 Outlaw Brand
1948 Sundown Riders
1949 Gun Runner
1949 Gun Law Justice
1949 Trails End
1949 Haunted Trails
1949 Riders of the Dusk
1949 Range Land


Poster for The Desert Man (1917), scenario by Lambert Hillyer

In addition to writing screenplays for many of the films he directed, as noted above, Hillyer wrote or contributed to the screenplays for these motion pictures.

Year Title Notes
1917 They're Off
1917 The Mother Instinct
1917 The Desert Man
1917 The Little Brother
1917 Love or Justice
1917 The Snarl
1917 One Shot Ross
1917 The Silent Man
1921 The Man from Lost River
1930 Hide-Out
1933 Straightaway
1933 State Trooper
1935 Law Beyond the Range
1937 The Shadow
1938 Highway Patrol
1939 Parents on Trial
1939 The Officer and the Lady
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