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Herbert J. Yates (1880–1966)


Herbert J. Yates, the cigar-chomping force behind Republic Pictures, spent his early adulthood as a salesman for the American Tobacco Co. (and later, at age 23, for Liggett & Meyers as an account executive). At the beginning of World War I, Yates saw an opportunity to apply his hard-nosed business skills in the burgeoning film processing business, ... See full bio »

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 1956 Lisbon (presenter)
 1956 Dakota Incident (presenter)
 1956 The Maverick Queen (presenter)
 1956 Stranger at My Door (presenter)
 1956 Come Next Spring (presenter)
 1956 Flame of the Islands (presenter)
 1955 A Man Alone (presenter)
 1955 The Twinkle in God's Eye (presenter)
 1955 The Last Command (presenter)
 1955 Lay That Rifle Down (presenter)
 1955 The Road to Denver (presenter)
 1955 Santa Fe Passage (presenter)
 1955 The Eternal Sea (presenter)
 1955 Timberjack (presenter)
 1954 Hell's Outpost (presenter)
 1954 The Atomic Kid (presenter)
 1954 The Outcast (presenter)
 1954 The Shanghai Story (presenter)
 1954 Trouble in the Glen (presenter)
 1954 Johnny Guitar (presenter)
 1954 Untamed Heiress (presenter)
 1954 Make Haste to Live (presenter)
 1954 Hell's Half Acre (presenter)
 1954 Jubilee Trail (presenter)
 1953 Geraldine (presenter)
 1953 Flight Nurse (presenter)
 1953 Sea of Lost Ships (presenter)
 1953 Champ for a Day (presenter)
 1953 Sweethearts on Parade (presenter)
 1953 City That Never Sleeps (presenter)
 1953 Fair Wind to Java (presenter)
 1953 A Perilous Journey (presenter)
 1953 The Sun Shines Bright (presenter)
 1953 Woman They Almost Lynched (presenter)
 1953 San Antone (presenter)
 1952 Thunderbirds (presenter)
 1952 The WAC from Walla Walla (presenter)
 1952 Toughest Man in Arizona (presenter)
 1952 Woman of the North Country (presenter)
 1952 I Dream of Jeanie (presenter)
 1952 The Quiet Man (presenter)
 1952 Hoodlum Empire (presenter)
 1952 Oklahoma Annie (presenter)
 1951 Bullfighter and the Lady (presenter)
 1951 Adventures of Captain Fabian (presenter)
 1951 Oh! Susanna (presenter)
 1950 California Passage (presenter)
 1950 Rio Grande (presenter)
 1950 Rock Island Trail (presenter)
 1949 Sands of Iwo Jima (presenter)
 1948 Angel on the Amazon (presenter)
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5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

[to actor Don 'Red' Barry, after receiving complaints from a director about Barry's troublesome on-set behavior] I picked you up when you were driving a truck, and I can put you back driving a truck.

Trivia:

Yates' Republic Pictures boasted the best special effects (then called "miniatures") department in the entire film industry, courtesy of brothers Howard Lydecker and Theodore Lydecker. Republic was mostly a poverty row studio but its miniature work far outclassed anything done by the majors; in fact, Republic was often contracted by the major studios to provide special effects and miniature work ... See more »

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