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William James Craft (1886–1931)

A former juvenile stage actor, Canadian-born William James Craft came to Hollywood in the early 1900s as an actor, eventually giving up acting to work as a cameraman, then became a director. He served as a photographer during World War I, and after the war he concentrated on directing, working often for Universal Pictures. He died in an auto ... See full bio »

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The Power of the Weak
The Gate Crasher
The Gate Crasher Director
The White Rider
The White Rider Director
The Fightin' Actor


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 1931 The Runaround
 1930 Dames Ahoy
 1929 One Hysterical Night (as William J. Craft)
 1927 Hot Heels
 1927 The Clown
 1927 Poor Girls
 1927 Birds of Prey
 1927 The Wreck (as William J. Craft)
 1926 King of the Saddle (as William J. Craft)
 1926 The Power of the Weak (as William J. Craft)
 1926 The Galloping Cowboy (as William Craft)
 1926 The Radio Detective (as William Craft)
 1925 That Man Jack! (as William J. Craft)
 1925 Love on the Rio Grande (as William J. Craft)
 1924 The Border Raid (Short) (as William J. Craft)
 1924 Between Fires (Short)
 1924 The College Cowboy (Short) (as William J. Craft)
 1924 A Sagebrush Vagabond (Short) (as William J. Craft)
 1924 The King's Command (Short) (as William J. Craft)
 1924 Flying Eagle (Short) (as William J. Craft)
 1924 Blue Wing's Revenge (Short) (as William J. Craft)
 1924 The Powerful Eye (Short) (as William Craft)
 1923 Smilin' On
 1923 The Way of the Transgressor (as William J. Craft)
 1923 Forgettin' the Law (Short) (as William J. Craft)
 1923 Lonesome Luck (Short) (as William J. Craft)
 1923 The Flash (as William J. Craft)
 1922 Saved by Radio (as William J. Craft)
 1922 Wolf Pack (as William J. Craft)
 1922 A Blue-Jacket's Honor (Short)
 1922 False Brands (as William J. Craft)
 1922 Headin' West
 1922 The Phantom Terror (Short)
 1921 Double Crossers (Short) (as William J. Craft)
 1921 Crossed Clues (Short)
 1921 The Fightin' Actor (Short)
 1921 The Show Down (Short)
 1920 The White Rider (as William J. Craft)
 1920 Love's Battle (as William J. Craft)
 1918 Canada's Work for Wounded Soldiers (Documentary)
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Show Show Cinematographer (3 credits)
Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)

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