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Gordon Douglas (I) (1907–1993)


Starting out as a child actor, Gordon Douglas was eventually hired by Hal Roach as a gag writer. His first directorial assignments were for Roach's "Our Gang" series. Graduating to features, Douglas stayed with comedies, directing Oliver Hardy in Zenobia (1939) and both Hardy and Stan Laurel in Saps at Sea (1940). Douglas left Roach for RKO, for ... See full bio »

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Young at Heart
Young at Heart Director
(1954)
Follow That Dream
(1962)
Them!
Them! Director
(1954)

Filmography

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 2016 Random Acts (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1984 Our Gang: Inside the Clubhouse (TV Movie documentary) (uncredited)
 1977 Viva Knievel!
 1975 Nevada Smith (TV Movie)
 1971 Skin Game (co-director - uncredited)
 1970 Barquero
 1970 Skullduggery
 1968 The Detective
 1967 Tony Rome
 1967 Chuka
 1967 In Like Flint
 1966 Stagecoach
 1965/I Harlow
 1965 Sylvia
 1964 Rio Conchos
 1963 Call Me Bwana
 1959 The Miracle (battle scenes, uncredited)
 1959 Up Periscope
 1958 Fort Dobbs
 1958 Maverick (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Burning Sky (1958)
 1957 Bombers B-52
 1957 The Big Land
 1956 Santiago
 1955 The Little Rascals (TV Series) (1936-1938)
 1954 Them!
 1952 Mara Maru
 1950 The Nevadan
 1948 If You Knew Susie (as Gordon M. Douglas)
 1946 San Quentin (as Gordon M. Douglas)
 1946 Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (as Gordon M. Douglas)
 1944 Girl Rush
 1942 The Devil with Hitler (Short)
 1941 Niagara Falls
 1940 Saps at Sea
 1939 Zenobia
 1938 Aladdin's Lantern (Short)
 1938 The Little Ranger (Short)
 1938 Hide and Shriek (Short)
 1938 Feed 'em and Weep (Short)
 1938 Came the Brawn (Short)
 1938 Bear Facts (Short)
 1938 Canned Fishing (Short)
 1937 Our Gang Follies of 1938 (Short)
 1937 The Pigskin Palooka (Short)
 1937 Framing Youth (Short)
 1937 Fishy Tales (Short)
 1937 Night 'n' Gales (Short)
 1937 Roamin' Holiday (Short)
 1937 Three Smart Boys (Short)
 1937 Rushin' Ballet (Short)
 1937 Hearts Are Thumps (Short)
 1937 Glove Taps (Short)
 1937 Reunion in Rhythm (Short)
 1936 Spooky Hooky (Short)
 1936 Pay As You Exit (Short)
 1936 Two Too Young (Short)
 1936 Bored of Education (Short)
 1935 The Infernal Triangle (Short)
 1935 Lucky Beginners (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Gordon M. Douglas
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Personal Quote:

[re the enormous number of films he directed] I have a large family to feed and it's only occasionally that I find a story that interests me.

Trivia:

Slid 15 feet from the top of the Old Woman's Shoe and tore ligaments in his left leg during the filming of Babes in Toyland (1934), on which he worked as an assistant director. See more »

Trademark:

Often used of counter diving shots with cars and wagons rolling.

Nickname:

Gordie

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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