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Stuart Heisler (1896–1979)

Director Stuart Heisler began his film-industry career as a prop man in 1913, joining Mack Sennett at Keystone the following year. He worked as an editor for Samuel Goldwyn at United Artists from 1924-25 and again from 1929-34 and at Paramount from 1935-36. He graduated to second-unit director with John Ford's The Hurricane (1937). He started his ... See full bio »

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 1964 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1963 The Virginian (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1963 The Dakotas (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Fargo (1963)
 1962 Hitler
 1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1961 The Roaring 20's (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- No Exit (1961)
 1958-1961 Lawman (TV Series) (27 episodes)
- Samson the Great (1960)
- Yawkey (1960)
- The Go-Between (1960)
 1961 The Case of the Dangerous Robin (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1960 Markham (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Long Search (1960)
 1957-1960 Captain David Grief (TV Series) (15 episodes)
- The Raiders (1960)
- Nanigo (1960)
- The Gun Runners (1959)
 1960 The Islanders (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1959 Gunsmoke (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Thick 'N' Thin (1959)
 1958 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Brush Roper (1955)
 1954 Beachhead
 1952 The Star
 1951 Storm Warning
 1950 Dallas
 1950 Vendetta (principal scenes: 1946-1947 release version, uncredited)
 1949 Tokyo Joe
 1949 Tulsa
 1946 Blue Skies
 1944 The Negro Soldier (Documentary short) (as Capt. Stuart Heisler)
 1942 The Glass Key
 1938 The Cowboy and the Lady (uncredited)
 1937 The Hurricane (uncredited)
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Directed 2 actresses to Oscar nominations: Susan Hayward (Best Actress, Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947)) and Bette Davis (Best Actress, The Star (1952)).



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