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Lambert Hillyer (1889–1969)

A former journalist who came from a show-business family--his mother was actress Lydia Knott--western specialist Lambert Hillyer entered films in 1917. After becoming a director, he soon teamed up with cowboy actor William S. Hart for a series of westerns that resulted in making Hart a star, for which the actor--an old-fashioned man who never ... See full bio »

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 1955-1956 Highway Patrol (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Ex Con (1956)
- Oil Lease (1956)
- Art Robbery (1956)
- Motorcycle A (1956)
- Scared Cop (1956)
 1953-1956 The Cisco Kid (TV Series) (40 episodes)
- Mr. X (1956)
- Strangers (1956)
 1956 The Man Called X (TV Series)
 1953-1956 I Led 3 Lives (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Prisoner (1955)
- Mr. and Mrs. (1955)
- Map of the City (1954)
 1954 Your Favorite Story (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Conflict (1954)
 1949 Range Land
 1949 Trails End
 1949 Gun Runner
 1948 Outlaw Brand
 1947 Gun Talk
 1947 Flashing Guns
 1947 The Hat Box Mystery (Short)
 1946 Silver Range
 1945 Frontier Feud
 1944 Ghost Guns
 1944 Range Law
 1944 Law Men
 1943 Smart Guy
 1943 The Texas Kid
 1943 Batman
 1943 Bombardier (aerial sequences, uncredited)
 1943 Radio Runaround (Short)
 1943 Gem-Jams (Short)
 1941 The Pinto Kid
 1939 Girl from Rio
 1938 Gang Bullets
 1938 Extortion
 1935 Super-Speed
 1934 One Is Guilty
 1933 Master of Men
 1933 Police Car 17
 1932 Sundown Rider
 1932 White Eagle
 1932 Hello Trouble
 1932 One Man Law
 1931 The Deadline
 1930 Beau Bandit
 1928 Fleetwing
 1927 The War Horse
 1926 30 Below Zero (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1926 Miss Nobody
 1925 The Knockout
 1925 I Want My Man
 1924 Idle Tongues
 1923 The Spoilers
 1923 The Shock
 1922 The Super Sex
 1922 Skin Deep
 1922 Travelin' on
 1922 White Hands
 1921 White Oak
 1921 The Whistle
 1920 Sand
 1920 The Toll Gate
 1919 Wagon Tracks
 1919 Breed of Men
 1918 Riddle Gawne
 1917 Strife
 1917 An Even Break
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Lesley Selander is considered the most prolific director of feature Westerns of all time, with at least 107 to his credit between 1935 and 1967. Hillyer finishes a close second, with 106 horse operas helmed between 1917 and 1949. See more »

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