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William A. Seiter (1890–1964)

Originally a writer and artist, William A. Seiter entered films with Selig. He worked from 1915 as a stunt double and bit player at Keystone and quickly graduated to directing comedy shorts. He moved up to features in the 1920s. He married actress Laura La Plante, who he directed in several films, such as Skinner's Dress Suit (1926), He was at his... See full bio »

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 1965 The World of Abbott and Costello (archive footage, uncredited)
 1959 The Alaskans (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1958 Love That Jill (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1956-1957 Cavalcade of America (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Woman's Work (1956)
 1956 Have Camera Will Travel (TV Movie)
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Eminent Domain (1956)
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1954-1956 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- High Stakes (1956)
- Broken Journey (1955)
- The Wild Bunch (1955)
- Marked Down (1954)
 1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Well of Anger (1955)
 1955 My Favorite Husband (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Statue (1955)
- The Painting (1955)
 1955 The Millionaire (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- The Jerome Wilson Story (1955) ... (as William Seiter)
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Want Ad Wedding (1955)
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1951 Dear Brat (as William Seiter)
 1950 Borderline
 1949 Gems of Song (Short)
 1947 I'll Be Yours
 1946 Lover Come Back (as William Seiter)
 1946 Little Giant
 1943 Destroyer
 1942 Broadway
 1941 Nice Girl?
 1940 Hired Wife
 1940 It's a Date
 1939 The Little Princess (uncredited)
 1938 Room Service
 1936 Stowaway
 1936 Dimples
 1935 In Person
 1935 Roberta
 1934 Love Birds
 1933 Chance at Heaven (as William Seiter)
 1933 Rafter Romance (as William Seiter)
 1933 Diplomaniacs
 1932 If I Had a Million (segment "The Three Marines", uncredited)
 1932 Hot Saturday (as William Seiter, directed by)
 1932 Is My Face Red? (as William Seiter)
 1932 Young Bride (as William Seiter)
 1932 Girl Crazy
 1931 Peach O'Reno
 1931 Way Back Home (as William Seiter)
 1931 Caught Plastered (as William Seiter)
 1931 Too Many Cooks (as William Seiter)
 1931 L'aviateur
 1931 Kiss Me Again (uncredited)
 1930 Going Wild (uncredited)
 1930 Sunny
 1930 Back Pay (uncredited)
 1930 The Flirting Widow (uncredited)
 1929 Prisoners
 1929 Why Be Good?
 1929 Synthetic Sin
 1928 Outcast
 1928 Waterfront
 1927 Out All Night
 1926 The Cheerful Fraud (as William Seiter)
 1926 Rolling Home
 1925 Where Was I?
 1925 The Teaser
 1925 The Mad Whirl
 1924 The Family Secret (as William Seiter)
 1924 Listen Lester
 1924 The White Sin (as William Seiter)
 1924 Daddies
 1923 Bell Boy 13 (Short)
 1922 Up and at 'Em
 1922 Boy Crazy
 1919 A Sure Cure (Short) (as William Seiter)
 1919 The Little Dears (Short) (as William Seiter)
 1919 Moving Day (Short) (as William Seiter)
 1919 His Own Medicine (Short)
 1919 Why Divorce? (Short) (as William Seiter)
 1919 Honeymooning (Short) (as William Seiter)
 1919 He Did and He Didn't (Short)
 1919 Close to Nature (Short) (as William Seiter)
 1919 After the Bawl (Short) (as William Seiter)
 1919 Their Day of Rest (Short) (as William Seiter)
 1919 In a Pinch (Short) (as William Seiter)
 1918 Beach Birds (Short)
 1918 Beauties and Bombs (Short)
 1918/II In and Out (Short)
 1918 Love and Lunch (Short)
 1918 Some Baby! (Short)
 1918 Camouflage (Short)
 1918 Ain't It So? (Short)
 1918 The Fly Ball (Short)
 1918 Oh! What a Day (Short)
 1915 Gold-Bricking Cupid (Short)
 1915 The Honeymoon Roll (Short)
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