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Theodore Lydecker (1908–1990)

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Brother of special effects technician Howard Lydecker. See more trivia »

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 1966 Retik, the Moon Menace (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1966 Sombra, the Spider Woman (TV Movie) (special effects - archive footage)
 1966 Target: Sea of China (TV Movie) (special effects - archive footage)
 1958 Missile Monsters (special effects)
 1958 Satan's Satellites (special effects)
 1956 A Woman's Devotion (special effects)
 1956 A Strange Adventure (special effects)
 1956 Lisbon (special effects)
 1956 Thunder Over Arizona (special effects)
 1956 Dakota Incident (special effects)
 1956 The Maverick Queen (special effects)
 1956 Terror at Midnight (special effects)
 1956 Stranger at My Door (special effects)
 1956 When Gangland Strikes (special effects)
 1956 Come Next Spring (special effects)
 1956 Jaguar (special effects)
 1956 Flame of the Islands (special effects)
 1955 The Fighting Chance (special effects)
 1955 The Vanishing American (special effects)
 1955 No Man's Woman (special effects)
 1955 A Man Alone (special effects)
 1955 Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe (TV Series) (special effects - 12 episodes)
- Captives of the Zero Hour (1955) ... (special effects)
- Lost in Outer Space (1955) ... (special effects)
- S.O.S. Ice Age (1955) ... (special effects)
- Solar Sky Raiders (1955) ... (special effects)
- The Hydrogen Hurricane (1955) ... (special effects)
 1955 Headline Hunters (special effects)
 1955 The Last Command (special effects)
 1955 Lay That Rifle Down (special effects)
 1955 King of the Carnival (special effects)
 1955 Double Jeopardy (special effects)
 1955 The Road to Denver (special effects)
 1955 City of Shadows (special effects)
 1955 I Cover the Underworld (special effects)
 1955 Santa Fe Passage (special effects)
 1955 The Eternal Sea (special effects)
 1955 Timberjack (special effects)
 1955 Carolina Cannonball (special effects)
 1955 Panther Girl of the Kongo (special effects)
 1954 Hell's Outpost (special effects)
 1954 The Atomic Kid (special effects)
 1954 Tobor the Great (special effects)
 1954 The Outcast (special effects)
 1954 Man with the Steel Whip (special effects)
 1954 The Shanghai Story (special effects)
 1954 Johnny Guitar (special effects)
 1954 Untamed Heiress (special effects)
 1954 Make Haste to Live (special effects)
 1954 Phantom Stallion (special effects)
 1954 Jubilee Trail (special effects)
 1954 Trader Tom of the China Seas (special effects)
 1953 Geraldine (special effects)
 1953 Red River Shore (special effects)
 1953 Sea of Lost Ships (special effects)
 1953 El Paso Stampede (special effects)
 1953 Champ for a Day (special effects)
 1953 Bandits of the West (special effects)
 1953 Sweethearts on Parade (special effects)
 1953 Canadian Mounties vs. Atomic Invaders (special effects)
 1953 City That Never Sleeps (special effects)
 1953 Fair Wind to Java (special effects)
 1953 A Perilous Journey (special effects)
 1953 The Lady Wants Mink (special effects)
 1953 Woman They Almost Lynched (special effects)
 1953 Old Overland Trail (special effects)
 1953 San Antone (special effects)
 1953 Marshal of Cedar Rock (special effects)
 1953 Jungle Drums of Africa (special effects)
 1952 Ride the Man Down (special effects)
 1952 Thunderbirds (special effects)
 1952 Montana Belle (special effects)
 1952 South Pacific Trail (special effects)
 1952 The WAC from Walla Walla (special effects)
 1952 Toughest Man in Arizona (special effects)
 1952 Desperadoes' Outpost (special effects)
 1952 Old Oklahoma Plains (special effects)
 1952 Zombies of the Stratosphere (special effects)
 1952 I Dream of Jeanie (special effects)
 1952 The Quiet Man (special effects - uncredited)
 1952 Bal Tabarin (special effects)
 1952 Black Hills Ambush (special effects)
 1952 Border Saddlemates (special effects)
 1952 Hoodlum Empire (special effects)
 1952 Wild Horse Ambush (special effects)
 1952 Oklahoma Annie (special effects)
 1952 Leadville Gunslinger (special effects)
 1952 The Last Musketeer (special effects)
 1952 Colorado Sundown (special effects)
 1952 Captive of Billy the Kid (special effects)
 1952 Radar Men from the Moon (special effects)
 1951 The Wild Blue Yonder (special effects)
 1951 Desert of Lost Men (special effects)
 1951 Street Bandits (special effects)
 1951 The Sea Hornet (special effects)
 1951 Honeychile (special effects)
 1951 South of Caliente (special effects)
 1951 Utah Wagon Train (special effects)
 1951 Arizona Manhunt (special effects)
 1951 Havana Rose (special effects)
 1951 Fort Dodge Stampede (special effects)
 1951 Lost Planet Airmen (special effects)
 1951 Rodeo King and the Senorita (special effects)
 1951 Government Agents vs Phantom Legion (special effects)
 1951 The Dakota Kid (special effects)
 1951 Secrets of Monte Carlo (special effects)
 1951 Fighting Coast Guard (special effects)
 1951 Million Dollar Pursuit (special effects)
 1951 In Old Amarillo (special effects)
 1951 Wells Fargo Gunmaster (special effects)
 1951 Bullfighter and the Lady (special effects)
 1951 Don Daredevil Rides Again (special effects)
 1951 Thunder in God's Country (special effects)
 1951 Heart of the Rockies (special effects)
 1951 Insurance Investigator (special effects)
 1951 Cuban Fireball (special effects)
 1951 Oh! Susanna (special effects)
 1951 Silver City Bonanza (special effects)
 1951 Night Riders of Montana (special effects)
 1951 Missing Women (special effects)
 1951 Spoilers of the Plains (special effects)
 1951 Rough Riders of Durango (special effects)
 1951 Belle Le Grand (special effects)
 1950 California Passage (special effects)
 1950 Trail of Robin Hood (special effects)
 1950 The Missourians (special effects)
 1950 Under Mexicali Stars (special effects)
 1950 North of the Great Divide (special effects)
 1950 Rio Grande (special effects)
 1950 Flying Disc Man from Mars (special effects)
 1950 Rustlers on Horseback (special effects)
 1950 Hit Parade of 1951 (special effects)
 1950 Sunset in the West (special effects)
 1950 Redwood Forest Trail (special effects)
 1950 Surrender (special effects)
 1950 Frisco Tornado (special effects)
 1950 The Showdown (special effects)
 1950 Vigilante Hideout (special effects)
 1950 Desperadoes of the West (special effects)
 1950 Jungle Stampede (special effects)
 1950 Covered Wagon Raid (special effects)
 1950 Trigger, Jr. (special effects)
 1950 The Avengers (special effects)
 1950 Destination Big House (special effects)
 1950 Hills of Oklahoma (special effects)
 1950 The Savage Horde (special effects)
 1950 The Invisible Monster (special effects)
 1950 Salt Lake Raiders (special effects)
 1950 Rock Island Trail (special effects)
 1950 The Capture (special effects)
 1950 The Arizona Cowboy (special effects)
 1950 The Vanishing Westerner (special effects)
 1950 Code of the Silver Sage (special effects)
 1950 House by the River (special effects)
 1950 Twilight in the Sierras (special effects)
 1950 Federal Agent at Large (special effects)
 1950 Borderline (special effects)
 1950 Singing Guns (special effects)
 1950 Tarnished (special effects)
 1950 Gunmen of Abilene (special effects)
 1950 Unmasked (special effects)
 1950 Bells of Coronado (special effects)
 1949 Sands of Iwo Jima (special effects)
 1949 Radar Patrol vs. Spy King (special effects)
 1949 The Golden Stallion (special effects)
 1949 San Antone Ambush (special effects)
 1949 Flame of Youth (special effects)
 1949 The Fighting Kentuckian (special effects)
 1949 Down Dakota Way (special effects)
 1949 The James Brothers of Missouri (special effects)
 1949 Bandit King of Texas (special effects)
 1949 Brimstone (special effects)
 1949 Too Late for Tears (special effects)
 1949 The Red Menace (special effects)
 1949 Flaming Fury (special effects)
 1949 South of Rio (special effects)
 1949 King of the Rocket Men (special effects)
 1949 Hellfire (special effects)
 1949 Law of the Golden West (special effects)
 1949 Frontier Investigator (special effects)
 1949 Susanna Pass (special effects)
 1949 Streets of San Francisco (special effects)
 1949 Prince of the Plains (special effects)
 1949 The Red Pony (special photographic effects)
 1949 Ghost of Zorro (special effects)
 1949 Hideout (special effects)
 1949 The Last Bandit (special effects)
 1949 Daughter of the Jungle (special effects)
 1949 Federal Agents vs. Underworld, Inc. (special effects)
 1949 Sheriff of Wichita (special effects)
 1948 Wake of the Red Witch (special effects: under-water sequences)
 1948 The Far Frontier (special effects)
 1948 Grand Canyon Trail (special effects)
 1948 Angel on the Amazon (special effects)
 1948 The Plunderers (special effects)
 1948 Adventures of Frank and Jesse James (special effects)
 1948 Macbeth (special effects)
 1948 Moonrise (special effects)
 1948 Desperadoes of Dodge City (special effects)
 1948 Son of God's Country (special effects)
 1948 Out of the Storm (special effects)
 1948 Night Time in Nevada (special effects)
 1948 Angel in Exile (special effects)
 1948 Sons of Adventure (special effects)
 1948 Eyes of Texas (special effects)
 1948 Marshal of Amarillo (special effects)
 1948 Train to Alcatraz (special effects)
 1948 The Timber Trail (special effects)
 1948 I, Jane Doe (special effects)
 1948 The Gallant Legion (special effects)
 1948 Under California Stars (special effects)
 1948 Heart of Virginia (special effects)
 1948 Old Los Angeles (special effects)
 1948 Dangers of the Canadian Mounted (special effects)
 1948 The Bold Frontiersman (special effects)
 1948 California Firebrand (special effects)
 1948 Lightnin' in the Forest (special effects)
 1948 Madonna of the Desert (special effects)
 1948 Oklahoma Badlands (special effects)
 1948 G-Men Never Forget (special effects)
 1948 The Gay Ranchero (special effects)
 1947 Bandits of Dark Canyon (special effects)
 1947 Under Colorado Skies (special effects)
 1947 The Fabulous Texan (special effects)
 1947 The Black Widow (special effects)
 1947 On the Old Spanish Trail (special effects)
 1947 The Wild Frontier (special effects)
 1947 Driftwood (special effects)
 1947 Along the Oregon Trail (special photographic effects)
 1947 Marshal of Cripple Creek (special effects)
 1947 Jesse James Rides Again (special effects)
 1947 Wyoming (special effects)
 1947 Robin Hood of Texas (special effects)
 1947 Springtime in the Sierras (special effects)
 1947 Rustlers of Devil's Canyon (special effects)
 1947 Northwest Outpost (special effects)
 1947 Web of Danger (special effects)
 1947 Saddle Pals (special effects)
 1947 That's My Man (special effects)
 1947 Oregon Trail Scouts (special effects)
 1947 Spoilers of the North (special effects)
 1947 Bells of San Angelo (special effects)
 1947 Homesteaders of Paradise Valley (special effects)
 1947 Hit Parade of 1947 (special effects)
 1947 The Ghost Goes Wild (special effects)
 1947 Angel and the Badman (special effects)
 1947 Apache Rose (special effects)
 1947 Calendar Girl (special effects)
 1947 Trail to San Antone (special effects)
 1947 Son of Zorro (special effects)
 1946 That Brennan Girl (special effects)
 1946 Heldorado (special effects)
 1946 Out California Way (special optical effects - uncredited)
 1946/I Sioux City Sue (special effects)
 1946 Santa Fe Uprising (special effects)
 1946 Plainsman and the Lady (special effects)
 1946 The Magnificent Rogue (special effects)
 1946 The Crimson Ghost (special effects)
 1946 Home in Oklahoma (special effects - uncredited)
 1946 Roll on Texas Moon (special effects)
 1946 Rio Grande Raiders (special effects)
 1946 Earl Carroll Sketchbook (special effects)
 1946 G.I. War Brides (special effects)
 1946 The Last Crooked Mile (special effects)
 1946 Conquest of Cheyenne (special effects)
 1946 Daughter of Don Q (special effects)
 1946 Rendezvous with Annie (special effects)
 1946 Night Train to Memphis (special effects)
 1946 My Pal Trigger (special effects)
 1946 Man from Rainbow Valley (special effects)
 1946 One Exciting Week (special effects)
 1946 In Old Sacramento (special effects)
 1946 Valley of the Zombies (special effects)
 1946 The El Paso Kid (special effects - uncredited)
 1946 Passkey to Danger (special effects)
 1946 Rainbow Over Texas (special effects)
 1946 King of the Forest Rangers (special effects)
 1946 The Catman of Paris (special effects)
 1946 Home on the Range (special effects)
 1946 Alias Billy the Kid (special effects)
 1946 The Undercover Woman (special effects)
 1946 Murder in the Music Hall (special effects)
 1946 Song of Arizona (special effects)
 1946 The Madonna's Secret (special effects)
 1946 The Phantom Rider (special effects)
 1946 Gay Blades (special effects)
 1945 Dakota (special effects)
 1945 An Angel Comes to Brooklyn (special effects)
 1945 The Tiger Woman (special effects)
 1945 Mexicana (special effects)
 1945 Colorado Pioneers (special effects)
 1945 Girls of the Big House (special effects)
 1945 Rough Riders of Cheyenne (special effects - uncredited)
 1945 Scotland Yard Investigator (special effects)
 1945 Sunset in El Dorado (special effects)
 1945/I Along the Navajo Trail (miniatures - uncredited)
 1945 The Fatal Witness (special effects)
 1945 Behind City Lights (special effects)
 1945 The Purple Monster Strikes (special effects)
 1945 The Cheaters (special effects)
 1945 Oregon Trail (special effects - uncredited)
 1945 Trail of Kit Carson (special effects)
 1945 Road to Alcatraz (special effects)
 1945 Federal Operator 99 (special effects)
 1945 Man from Oklahoma (special effects)
 1945 Bells of Rosarita (special effects)
 1945 Flame of Barbary Coast (special effects)
 1945 The Vampire's Ghost (special photographic effects)
 1945 Corpus Christi Bandits (special effects)
 1945 Manhunt of Mystery Island (special effects)
 1945 Grissly's Millions (special effects)
 1944 Lake Placid Serenade (special effects)
 1944 Zorro's Black Whip (special effects)
 1944 Storm Over Lisbon (special effects)
 1944 Haunted Harbor (special effects)
 1944 The Tiger Woman (special effects)
 1944 The Lady and the Monster (special effects)
 1944 Captain America (special effects)
 1944 The Fighting Seabees (special effects)
 1943 The Masked Marvel (special effects)
 1943 Silver Spurs (special effects - uncredited)
 1943 Secret Service in Darkest Africa (special effects - uncredited)
 1943 Daredevils of the West (special effects - uncredited)
 1943 Chatterbox (special effects - uncredited)
 1943 The Purple V (special effects)
 1943 The Fighting Devil Dogs (special effects: archive footage)
 1943 G-men vs. the Black Dragon (special effects - uncredited)
 1942 King of the Mounties (special effects - uncredited)
 1942 Flying Tigers (special effects - uncredited)
 1942 Spy Smasher (special effects - uncredited)
 1942 Heart of the Rio Grande (special effects)
 1941 Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc. (special effects - uncredited)
 1941 King of the Texas Rangers (special effects - uncredited)
 1941 Doctors Don't Tell (special effects)
 1941 Jungle Girl (special effects - uncredited)
 1941 Adventures of Captain Marvel (special effects - uncredited)
 1940 Mysterious Doctor Satan (special effects - uncredited)
 1940 King of the Royal Mounted (special effects - uncredited)
 1940 Adventures of Red Ryder (special effects - uncredited)
 1940 Drums of Fu Manchu (special effects - uncredited)
 1939 Thou Shalt Not Kill (special effects)
 1939 Dick Tracy's G-Men (special effects - uncredited)
 1939 Daredevils of the Red Circle (special effects - uncredited)
 1939 I Was a Convict (special effects - uncredited)
 1938 Hawk of the Wilderness (special effects - uncredited)
 1938 Dick Tracy Returns (special effects - uncredited)
 1938 The Fighting Devil Dogs (special effects - uncredited)
 1938 Call of the Yukon (special photographic effects - uncredited)
 1938 Born to Be Wild (special effects - uncredited)
 1937/II Dick Tracy (special effects - archive footage, uncredited)
 1937 Zorro Rides Again (special effects - uncredited)
 1937 SOS Coast Guard (special effects - uncredited)
 1937 The Painted Stallion (special effects - uncredited)
 1937 Paradise Express (special effects - uncredited)
 1937/I Dick Tracy (special effects - uncredited)
 1936 Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island (special effects - uncredited)
 1936 Undersea Kingdom (special effects - uncredited)
 1936 Red River Valley (special effects - uncredited)
 1936 Darkest Africa (special effects - uncredited)
 1935 The Miracle Rider (special effects - uncredited)
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Together with his brother Howard Lydecker, they were known as the "Leydecker Twins" (they weren't, Ted was 3 years older than Howard), they headed Republic's special effects and miniatures department from the studio's creation in 1935 through its demise in 1956. Ted and Howard's crew (which numbered up to 20 technicians) managed to create special effects that were the envy of every studio in ... See more »

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