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Melville Shyer (1895–1968)

Melville (Buddy) Shyer was one of Hollywood's pioneer filmmakers. A "founding father" of the Directors Guild of America (DGA), Shyer had a career in the motion picture industry that spanned over 50 years and included work with such filmmaking icons as Mack Sennett and D.W. Griffith. The Dixie native with a sweet Southern drawl was born on September... See full bio »

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 1962 The Creation of the Humanoids (assistant director)
 1958 Girl with an Itch (assistant director - as Buddy Shyer)
 1958 26 Men (TV Series) (assistant director - 1 episode)
- Sundown Decision (1958) ... (assistant director)
 1957 Beginning of the End (assistant director)
 1955 The Adventures of Champion (TV Series) (assistant director - 7 episodes)
- The Deer Hunters (1955) ... (assistant director)
- King of the Rodeo (1955) ... (assistant director)
- The Outlaw's Secret (1955) ... (assistant director)
- Challenge of the West (1955) ... (assistant director)
- Renegade Stallion (1955) ... (assistant director)
 1955 The Night Holds Terror (assistant director)
 1954-1955 Lassie (TV Series) (assistant director - 10 episodes)
- Father (1955) ... (assistant director)
- The Rustlers (1954) ... (assistant director)
- Sale of Lassie (1954) ... (assistant director)
- The Carnival (1954) ... (assistant director)
- The Job (1954) ... (assistant director)
 1954 Two Guns and a Badge (assistant director)
 1954 The Desperado (assistant director)
 1954 The Forty-Niners (assistant director)
 1954 Bitter Creek (assistant director)
 1953 Vigilante Terror (assistant director)
 1953 The Fighting Lawman (assistant director)
 1953 Topeka (assistant director)
 1953 Rebel City (assistant director)
 1953 The Marksman (assistant director)
 1953 The Homesteaders (assistant director)
 1953 Star of Texas (assistant director)
 1952 The Maverick (assistant director)
 1952 Wyoming Roundup (assistant director)
 1952 Canyon Ambush (assistant director)
 1952 Fargo (assistant director)
 1952 Montana Incident (assistant director)
 1952 Dead Man's Trail (assistant director)
 1952 The Gunman (assistant director)
 1952 Man from the Black Hills (assistant director)
 1952 Waco (assistant director)
 1952 Night Raiders (assistant director)
 1952 Texas City (assistant director)
 1951 Stage to Blue River (assistant director)
 1951 Texas Lawmen (assistant director)
 1951 The Longhorn (assistant director)
 1951 Lawless Cowboys (assistant director)
 1951 Whistling Hills (assistant director)
 1951 Oklahoma Justice (assistant director)
 1951 Stagecoach Driver (assistant director)
 1951 Montana Desperado (assistant director)
 1951 Nevada Badmen (assistant director)
 1951 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series) (assistant director - 1 episode)
- Indian Bureau Story (1951) ... (assistant director)
 1951 Cavalry Scout (assistant director)
 1951 Blazing Bullets (assistant director)
 1951 Canyon Raiders (assistant director)
 1951 Wanted: Dead or Alive (assistant director)
 1951 Man from Sonora (assistant director)
 1951 Abilene Trail (assistant director)
 1951 Colorado Ambush (assistant director)
 1950 Outlaws of Texas (assistant director)
 1950 Outlaw Gold (assistant director - as Mel Shyer)
 1950 Cherokee Uprising (assistant director)
 1950 Border Rangers (assistant director)
 1950 Train to Tombstone (assistant director)
 1950 Silver Raiders (assistant director)
 1950 Gunfire (assistant director)
 1950 I Shot Billy the Kid (assistant director)
 1950 Arizona Territory (assistant director)
 1950 Jiggs and Maggie Out West (assistant director)
 1950 Everybody's Dancin' (assistant director)
 1950 Joe Palooka Meets Humphrey (assistant director)
 1949 Deputy Marshal (assistant director)
 1949 Jiggs and Maggie in Jackpot Jitters (assistant director)
 1949 Sky Liner (assistant director)
 1949 Arson, Inc. (assistant director)
 1949 Bomba, the Jungle Boy (assistant director)
 1949 Fighting Fools (assistant director - uncredited)
 1949 Henry, the Rainmaker (assistant director)
 1948 Highway 13 (assistant director)
 1948 Thunder in the Pines (assistant director)
 1948 Music Man (assistant director)
 1948 Jungle Goddess (assistant director)
 1948 Smart Woman (assistant director)
 1948 Smart Politics (assistant director)
 1948 The Prince of Thieves (assistant director - uncredited)
 1946 The Killers (assistant director)
 1946 Danger Woman (assistant director - uncredited)
 1946 Inside Job (assistant director)
 1946 Dressed to Kill (assistant director)
 1946 The Cat Creeps (assistant director)
 1946 Idea Girl (assistant director - uncredited)
 1946 Terror by Night (assistant director)
 1945 Scarlet Street (assistant director)
 1945 Pillow of Death (assistant director)
 1945 The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (assistant director)
 1945 The Beautiful Cheat (assistant director)
 1945 The Woman in Green (assistant director)
 1945 Blonde Ransom (assistant director)
 1945 The House of Fear (assistant director)
 1944 My Gal Loves Music (assistant director - uncredited)
 1944 Gypsy Wildcat (assistant director)
 1944 The Pearl of Death (assistant director)
 1944 Jungle Woman (assistant director - uncredited)
 1943 Never a Dull Moment (assistant director)
 1943 You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith (assistant director - uncredited)
 1943 Son of Dracula (assistant director)
 1943 Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (assistant director - uncredited)
 1943 Get Going (assistant director)
 1943 All by Myself (assistant director)
 1943 Captive Wild Woman (assistant director - uncredited)
 1943 Rhythm of the Islands (assistant director)
 1943 Cheyenne Roundup (assistant director)
 1943 Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (assistant director)
 1943 It Comes Up Love (assistant director)
 1942 Behind the Eight Ball (assistant director)
 1942 Escape from Hong Kong (assistant director - uncredited)
 1942 Unseen Enemy (assistant director)
 1942 Treat 'Em Rough (assistant director - uncredited)
 1941 Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (assistant director)
 1940 The Range Busters (assistant director)
 1939 Racketeers of the Range (assistant director - uncredited)
 1939 Arizona Legion (assistant director - uncredited)
 1936 The House of Secrets (assistant director - as H. Minter)
 1936 Lady Luck (assistant director)
 1936 Missing Girls (assistant director)
 1936 It Couldn't Have Happened (But It Did) (assistant director)
 1936 Easy Money (assistant director)
 1936 Below the Deadline (assistant director)
 1936 Three of a Kind (assistant director)
 1936 The Little Red Schoolhouse (assistant director)
 1936 Murder at Glen Athol (assistant director)
 1936 August Week End (assistant director)
 1936 The Dark Hour (assistant director)
 1936 The Bridge of Sighs (assistant director)
 1936 Tango (assistant director)
 1935 False Pretenses (assistant director)
 1935 The Lady in Scarlet (assistant director)
 1935 Condemned to Live (assistant director)
 1935 Happiness C.O.D. (assistant director)
 1935 Death from a Distance (assistant director)
 1935 The Girl Who Came Back (assistant director)
 1935 Gun Smoke (assistant director - as Richard Shier)
 1935 Circumstantial Evidence (assistant director)
 1935 One in a Million (assistant director)
 1935 A Shot in the Dark (assistant director)
 1935 Symphony of Living (assistant director)
 1934 Sons of Steel (assistant director)
 1934 The Ghost Walks (assistant director)
 1934 Port of Lost Dreams (assistant director)
 1934 Fugitive Road (assistant director)
 1934 Fifteen Wives (assistant director)
 1934 Green Eyes (assistant director)
 1934 In Love with Life (assistant director)
 1934 City Park (assistant director)
 1934 Stolen Sweets (assistant director)
 1933 Twin Husbands (assistant director)
 1933 In the Money (assistant director)
 1933 Murder on the Campus (assistant director)
 1933 A Man of Sentiment (assistant director)
 1933 Dance, Girl, Dance (assistant director)
 1933 Notorious But Nice (assistant director)
 1933 By Appointment Only (assistant director)
 1933 I Have Lived (assistant director)
 1933 Forgotten (assistant director)
 1932 The Wyoming Whirlwind (assistant director)
 1932 The Secrets of Wu Sin (assistant director)
 1932 Women Won't Tell (assistant director)
 1932 A Scarlet Week-End (assistant director)
 1932 The King Murder (assistant director)
 1932 The Midnight Lady (assistant director)
 1932 Probation (assistant director)
 1932 Cross-Examination (assistant director)
 1932 The Drifter (assistant director)
 1931 Hurricane Horseman (assistant director)
 1931 Grief Street (assistant director)
 1931 The Lady from Nowhere (assistant director)
 1930 Today (assistant director)
 1930 Ladies in Love (assistant director)
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Alternate Names:

John Melville | H. Minter | Richard Shier | Buddy Shyer | Melville 'Buddy' Shyer | Mel Shyer


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