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Hal Yates (1899–1969)


Former vaudevillian ('Yates & Lawley'). Worked as director and writer on short comedy features for Hal Roach and RKO.

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Known For

My Little Margie
My Little Margie Director
Merry Mirthquakes
Twin Husbands
Twin Husbands Director
Variety Time
Variety Time Director


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 1957 Blondie (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Quiz Show (1957)
- Dagwood's Ego (1957)
 1952-1955 My Little Margie (TV Series) (101 episodes)
- Countess Margie (1955)
- Matinee Idol (1955)
- Papa and Mambo (1955)
 1953 Merry Mirthquakes (segments "Groan and Grunt", "Waiting for Baby")
 1953 Pardon My Wrench (Short)
 1953 Half-Dressed for Dinner (Short)
 1953 And Baby Makes Two (Short)
 1953 Lost in a Turkish Bath (Short)
 1953 Three Chairs for Betty (Short)
 1953 Fresh Painter (Short)
 1952 Ghost Buster (Short)
 1951 Footlight Varieties (new footage)
 1951 Deal Me In (Short)
 1951 One Wild Night (Short)
 1951 Chinatown Chump (Short)
 1950 Spooky Wooky (Short)
 1950 Night Club Daze (Short)
 1950 Texas Tough Guy (Short)
 1950 Photo Phonies (Short)
 1950 Waiting for Baby (Short)
 1950 Put Some Money in the Pot (Short)
 1950 High and Dizzy (Short)
 1950 Groan and Grunt (Short)
 1950 Newlyweds' House Guest (Short)
 1949 Shocking Affair (Short)
 1949 Bashful Romeo (Short)
 1949 Sweet Cheat (Short)
 1949 Prize Maid (Short)
 1949 Oil's Well That Ends Well (Short)
 1949 I Can't Remember (Short)
 1949 Heart Troubles (Short)
 1949 Dad Always Pays (Short)
 1948 Backstage Follies (Short)
 1948 The Uninvited Blonde (Short)
 1948 Contest Crazy (Short)
 1948 Variety Time (Leon Errol & Edgar Kennedy sequences)
 1948 Home Canning (Short)
 1948 Dig That Gold (Short)
 1948 Secretary Trouble (Short)
 1948 Pal's Adventure (Short)
 1948 No More Relatives (Short)
 1948 Bet Your Life (Short)
 1948 Brother Knows Best (Short)
 1947 The Spook Speaks (Short)
 1947 Television Turmoil (Short)
 1947 Host to a Ghost (Short)
 1947 Blondes Away (Short)
 1947 Heading for Trouble (Short)
 1947 Hired Husband (Short)
 1947 In Room 303 (Short)
 1947 Wife Tames Wolf (Short)
 1947 Borrowed Blonde (Short)
 1947 Do or Diet (Short)
 1946 I'll Build It Myself (Short)
 1946 Follow That Blonde (Short)
 1946 Noisy Neighbors (Short)
 1946 I'll Take Milk (Short)
 1946 Wall Street Blues (Short)
 1946 Twin Husbands (Short)
 1946 Oh, Professor, Behave (Short)
 1946 Trouble or Nothing (Short)
 1945 Mother-In-Law's Day (Short)
 1945 Beware of Redheads (Short)
 1945 You Drive Me Crazy (Short)
 1945 It's Your Move (Short)
 1945 Double Honeymoon (Short)
 1945 What, No Cigarettes? (Short)
 1945 Let's Go Stepping (Short)
 1945 Sleepless Tuesday (Short)
 1945 Birthday Blues (Short)
 1945 Alibi Baby (Short)
 1944 He Forgot to Remember (Short)
 1944 Feather Your Nest (Short)
 1944 The Kitchen Cynic (Short)
 1937 Candid Cameramaniacs (Short)
 1934 You Bring the Ducks (Short)
 1934 Nosed Out (Short)
 1934 Speaking of Relations (Short)
 1934 Roamin' Vandals (Short)
 1929 A Pair of Tights (Short)
 1928 The Booster (Short)
 1928 All Parts (Short)
 1928 Is Everybody Happy? (Short)
 1928 Imagine My Embarrassment (Short)
 1928 Tell It to the Judge (Short)
 1928 Dumb Daddies (Short)
 1927 Hats Off (Short)
 1927 What Every Iceman Knows (Short)
 1927 One Hour Married (Short)
 1927 Anything Once! (Short)
 1926 The Nickel-Hopper (Short)
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Former vaudevillian ('Yates & Lawley'). Worked as director and writer on short comedy features for Hal Roach and RKO.

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