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Howard Bretherton (1890–1969)


Former propman Howard Bretherton was one of the legion of unknown directors who made the films--mostly westerns--that generations of kids trudged to see at the Saturday afternoon matinées. Bretherton's long career as an action/western director began in the late 1920s and ended more than 25 years later. In between he ground out scores of cowboy ... See full bio »

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(1926)
Midnight Limited Director
(1940)
One-Round Hogan Director
(1927)

Filmography

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 1958 Adventures of Superman (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Big Forget (1958)
 1950-1955 The Stu Erwin Show (TV Series) (37 episodes)
- One of the Boys (1955)
- Father's Boy (1954)
 1952-1953 Racket Squad (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1952 Night Raiders (as Howard P. Bretherton)
 1948 Triggerman
 1947 Where the North Begins (Short)
 1946 The Trap
 1945 Who's Guilty?
 1945 Gun Smoke
 1942 Rhythm Parade
 1942 West of the Law (as Howard P. Bretherton)
 1942 Riders of the West (as Howard P. Bretherton)
 1942 Down Texas Way (as Howard P. Bretherton)
 1942 Ghost Town Law (as Howard P. Bretherton)
 1942 Below the Border (as Howard P. Bretherton)
 1940 Up in the Air
 1940 On the Spot
 1940 The Showdown
 1940 Hidden Enemy
 1939 Danger Flight
 1939 Sky Patrol
 1939 Irish Luck
 1939 Star Reporter
 1939 Navy Secrets
 1938 Tough Kid
 1937 County Fair
 1937 Western Gold
 1937 Secret Valley
 1935 Dinky
 1932 Stop That Run (Short)
 1931 Easy to Get (Short)
 1931 The S.S. Malaria (Short)
 1931 Once Over, Light (Short)
 1931 Thou Shalt Not (Short)
 1931 The Headache (Short)
 1931 Laugh It Off (Short)
 1931 Pulling a Bone (Short)
 1930 All for the Band (Short)
 1930 It's All Over (Short)
 1930 In Again, Out Again (Short)
 1930 Model Women (Short)
 1930 A Matter of Ethics (Short)
 1930 Second Choice
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Alternate Names:

H.P. Breatherton | H.P. Bretherton | Howard P. Bretherton
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Aquarius

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