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Irving Lerner (1909–1976)

Editor/director Irving Lerner got his start in the film business at Columbia University, where he was a research editor on the school's Encyclopedia of Social Sciences and began making documentaries for the school's anthropology department in the early 1930s. He produced documentaries for the Office of War Information during World War II, and ... See full bio »

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Murder by Contract
(1958)
City of Fear
City of Fear Director
(1959)

Filmography

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 1971 A Town Called Hell (uncredited)
 1965-1966 Seaway (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Over the Falls (1966)
- Trial by Fire (1966)
- Bonhomme Richard (1965)
 1963 Mr. Novak (TV Series) (1 episode)
- He Who Can Does (1963)
 1963 Cry of Battle
 1961 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Touch of Evil (1961)
 1961 King of Diamonds (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1960 Studs Lonigan
 1959 City of Fear
 1958 Edge of Fury
 1953 Man Crazy
 1951 Suicide Attack (Documentary)
 1948 Muscle Beach (Documentary short)
 1947 To Hear Your Banjo Play (Short)
 1943 The Autobiography of a 'Jeep' (Documentary short)
 1943 Swedes in America (Documentary short)
 1941 A Place to Live (Documentary short)
 1937 China Strikes Back (Documentary short)
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Made his first films for the anthropology department of his former alma mater, Columbia University. Taught at the Harry Alan Potamkin Film School, 1933-34. Subsequently directed documentaries for the Rockefeller Foundation's Commisssion on Human Relations. Headed his own film unit at the Office of War Information during World War II. After the war, active as editor and director of avant-garde ... See more »

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