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Russell Saunders (I) (1906–1987)

Russell Saunders was born on January 26, 1906 in Ravia, Indian Territory, Oklahoma, USA as Stillwell Russell Saunders. He was an assistant director and production manager, known for Them! (1954), Hatari! (1962) and Fat City (1972). He was married to N'was McKenzie. He died on April 28, 1987 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1976 From Noon Till Three (assistant director)
 1973 Lost Horizon (second unit director - as Russ Saunders)
 1972 The New Centurions (assistant director - as Russ Saunders)
 1972 Fat City (assistant director - as Russ Saunders)
 1966 The Chase (assistant director)
 1965 King Rat (assistant director)
 1965 Mickey One (assistant director)
 1964 Cheyenne Autumn (assistant director - as Russ Saunders)
 1964 A Distant Trumpet (assistant director)
 1963 PT 109 (second unit director)
 1963 Philbert (Three's a Crowd) (Short) (assistant director - as Russ Saunders)
 1963 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series) (assistant director - 2 episodes)
- Two Million Too Much (1963) ... (assistant director - as Russ Saunders)
- Two Too Many (1963) ... (assistant director - as Russ Saunders)
 1962 The Gallant Men (TV Series) (assistant director - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1962) ... (assistant director)
 1962 Hatari! (assistant director - as Russ Saunders)
 1962 House of Women (assistant director)
 1959-1962 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series) (assistant director - 5 episodes)
- Twice Dead (1962) ... (assistant director)
- Brass Ring Caper (1962) ... (assistant director - as Russ Saunders)
- The Grandma Caper (1959) ... (assistant director - as Russ Saunders)
- The Pasadena Caper (1959) ... (assistant director - as Russ Saunders)
- In Memoriam (1959) ... (assistant director - as Russ Saunders)
 1962 Lawman (TV Series) (assistant director - 1 episode)
- The Holdout (1962) ... (assistant director - as Russ Saunders)
 1962 Surfside 6 (TV Series) (assistant director - 1 episode)
- The Roust (1962) ... (assistant director - as Russ Saunders)
 1961 The Sins of Rachel Cade (assistant director)
 1960 Sunrise at Campobello (first assistant director)
 1960 Sergeant Rutledge (assistant director - as Russ Saunders)
 1960 The Bramble Bush (assistant director)
 1959 Island of Lost Women (assistant director - as Russ Saunders)
 1958 The Naked and the Dead (assistant director - as Russ Saunders)
 1958 Violent Road (assistant director - as Russ Saunders)
 1958 The Left Handed Gun (assistant director - as Russ Saunders)
 1957 Band of Angels (assistant director - as Russ Saunders)
 1957 Top Secret Affair (assistant director)
 1956 Toward the Unknown (second unit director - as Russ Saunders)
 1956 Santiago (assistant director)
 1955 The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (second unit director - as Russ Saunders)
 1955 I Died a Thousand Times (second unit director)
 1955 The McConnell Story (second unit director)
 1955 Battle Cry (assistant director - as Russ Saunders)
 1954 King Richard and the Crusaders (assistant director - uncredited)
 1954 Them! (assistant director - as Russ Saunders)
 1953 So Big (assistant director - as Russ Saunders)
 1953 The Desert Song (assistant director)
 1953 Trouble Along the Way (assistant director - as Russ Saunders)
 1952 The Winning Team (assistant director - uncredited)
 1952 This Woman Is Dangerous (assistant director - uncredited)
 1951 Distant Drums (assistant director - uncredited)
 1951 Operation Pacific (assistant director - uncredited)
 1950 Three Secrets (assistant director - uncredited)
 1949 White Heat (assistant director - uncredited)
 1949 Colorado Territory (assistant director - uncredited)
 1948 One Sunday Afternoon (assistant director)
 1948 Fighter Squadron (assistant director - uncredited)
 1948 Silver River (assistant director - uncredited)
 1947 Pursued (assistant director - uncredited)
 1946 Cloak and Dagger (assistant director - uncredited)
 1944 Arsenic and Old Lace (assistant director - uncredited)
 1943 Background to Danger (first assistant director - uncredited)
 1942 Gentleman Jim (assistant director - uncredited)
 1942 Desperate Journey (assistant director - uncredited)
 1941 They Died with Their Boots On (assistant director - uncredited)
 1941 Manpower (assistant director - uncredited)
 1941 The Strawberry Blonde (assistant director - uncredited)
 1941 High Sierra (assistant director - uncredited)
 1940 Tugboat Annie Sails Again (assistant director - uncredited)
 1940 A Fugitive from Justice (assistant director - uncredited)
 1940 Tear Gas Squad (assistant director - uncredited)
 1940 It All Came True (assistant director - uncredited)
 1940 Brother Rat and a Baby (assistant director - uncredited)
 1939 On Dress Parade (assistant director - uncredited)
 1939 Pride of the Blue Grass (assistant director - uncredited)
 1939 Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (assistant director - uncredited)
 1939 The Angels Wash Their Faces (assistant director - uncredited)
 1939 Torchy Runs for Mayor (assistant director - uncredited)
 1939 The Man Who Dared (assistant director - uncredited)
 1939 The Adventures of Jane Arden (assistant director - uncredited)
 1939 Nancy Drew... Reporter (assistant director - uncredited)
 1939 They Made Me a Criminal (assistant director - uncredited)
 1938 Comet Over Broadway (assistant director - uncredited)
 1938 Broadway Musketeers (assistant director - uncredited)
 1938 My Bill (assistant director - uncredited)
 1938 Torchy Blane in Panama (assistant director - uncredited)
 1937 Hollywood Hotel (assistant director - uncredited)
 1937 The Life of Emile Zola (assistant director - uncredited)
 1937 Blazing Sixes (assistant director - uncredited)
 1937 The Go Getter (assistant director - uncredited)
 1937 Guns of the Pecos (assistant director - uncredited)
 1936 Polo Joe (assistant director - uncredited)
 1936 Love Begins at Twenty (assistant director - uncredited)
 1936 The Golden Arrow (assistant director - uncredited)
 1936 The Walking Dead (assistant director - uncredited)
 1935 Dangerous (assistant director - uncredited)
 1935 A Midsummer Night's Dream (assistant director - uncredited)
 1935 We're in the Money (assistant director - uncredited)
 1935 Black Fury (assistant director - uncredited)
 1934 The Secret Bride (assistant director - uncredited)
 1934 Gentlemen Are Born (assistant director - uncredited)
 1933 The House on 56th Street (assistant director - uncredited)
 1931 Penrod and Sam (assistant director - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Russ Saunders
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Trivia:

Got his start in Hollywood when the 1927 USC football team was recruited to film football scenes for Knute Rockney film. Teammate Marion Morrison (John Wayne) got his start at the same time. See more »

Nickname:

Racehorse Russell

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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