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Harry Gerstad (1909–2002)

American film editor who occasionally directed, but won Oscars in his primary field. The son of Harry W. Gerstad, silent film cinematographer, Harry Donald Gerstad grew up in Hollywood. In his late teenage years he got work as a laboratory assistant at Hal Roach Studios, then Warner Bros., and finally at Republic Pictures. Following the Second ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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High Noon Editorial Department
Champion Editor


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 1975 Framed
 1973 Walking Tall
 1972 Ben (as Henry Gerstad)
 1971 Big Jake
 1970 Cover Me Babe
 1969 Hard Contract
 1967 The High Chaparral (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Firing Wall (1967)
 1967 The War Wagon
 1960 Freckles
 1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Aftermath (1960)
 1959 The Rookie
 1958 Frontier Gun (uncredited)
 1954 Stamp Day for Superman (Short)
 1953 Combat Squad
 1953 The Juggler
 1950 Cyrano de Bergerac (as Henry Gerstad)
 1950 The Men
 1950 Gun Crazy
 1949 Champion
 1947 Crossfire
 1944 Brazil (uncredited)
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Henry Gerstad

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[on how he was approached to be editor for "The Adventures of Superman" (1952)] Maxwell [producer Robert Maxwell (II)] asked me to join the project, but I was at RKO, doing some of their better pictures. I did line up a lot of expensive technical talent for him, because he told me he wanted to make a first-class series.


Son of Harry W. Gerstad

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