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William A. Seiter is a Actor, Director and Associate Producer American born on 10 june 1890 at New York City (USA)

William A. Seiter

William A. Seiter
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Nationality USA
Birth 10 june 1890 at New York City (USA)
Death 26 july 1964 (at 74 years) at Beverly Hills (USA)

William A. Seiter (né le 10 juin 1890 à New York et mort le 26 juillet 1964 (à 74 ans) à North Hollywood, Californie) est un réalisateur américain.


William A. Seiter est né en New York. Après avoir étudié à l'Hudson River Military Academy, il débute au cinéma en 1915 en jouant des doublures dans des films des Keystone Studios de Mack Sennett. Il débute comme réalisateur en 1918.

Best films

Belle of the Yukon (1944)

Usually with

Bess Flowers
Bess Flowers
(10 films)
Max Steiner
Max Steiner
(11 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of William A. Seiter (93 films)

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Make Haste to Live, 1h30
Directed by William A. Seiter
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Actors Dorothy McGuire, Stephen McNally, Mary Murphy, Edgar Buchanan, John Howard, Ron Hagerthy
Rating60% 3.010563.010563.010563.010563.01056
Crystal Benson is a single mother living in a small town in New Mexico. One night she feels a man is stalking her. She grabs a gun and makes a series of arrangements anticipating his own death. She prepares a tape with a message for her teenage daughter, who (in flashback) speaks about her relationship with Steve Blackford, who, has good reason to hate her.
Dear Brat
Dear Brat (1951)
, 1h22
Directed by William A. Seiter
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Mona Freeman, Edward Arnold, Mary Philips, Billy De Wolfe, Lyle Bettger, Natalie Wood
Rating63% 3.1920853.1920853.1920853.1920853.192085
Miriam Wilkins (Mona Freeman) is as usual trying to help more than her family can bear. She has founded an association for rehabilitation of former prisoners. Her father is honorary president without knowing it. As one convicted, Mr. Baxter, is set free on parole she sees the opportunity for her association to get in action.
Borderline (1950)
, 1h28
Directed by William A. Seiter, James Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Crime, Romance
Actors Fred MacMurray, Claire Trevor, Raymond Burr, José Torvay, Morris Ankrum, Roy Roberts
Rating60% 3.0486853.0486853.0486853.0486853.048685
Pete Ritchie (Raymond Burr) runs a narcotics smuggling operation to the USA from Mexico, which the Los Angeles Police Department and the US federal government have unsuccessfully tried to stop. Because of Ritchie's careful operating procedures, US authorities haven't even been able to find out the identities of his sources or customers and are desperate for a breakthrough. As a last resort, Madeleine Haley (Claire Trevor), an LAPD officer and former OSS operative, is sent undercover to Mexico to charm her way into Ritchie's confidence.
Up in Central Park, 1h24
Directed by William A. Seiter
Origin USA
Genres Romantic comedy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Deanna Durbin, Dick Haymes, Vincent Price, Thurston Hall, Albert Sharpe, Moroni Olsen
Rating61% 3.0552753.0552753.0552753.0552753.055275
In New York City in the 1870s, as the city prepares for the upcoming election, corrupt political boss William Tweed (Vincent Price) and his Tammany Hall political machine are working hard to re-elect their candidates, including Mayor Oakley (Hobart Cavanaugh), in order to continue exploiting the coffers of the city and state. The one voice opposing Boss Tweed's organization is John Matthews (Dick Haymes), a young naïve reporter for The New York Times.
I'll Be Yours, 1h33
Directed by William A. Seiter
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical
Themes Musical films, Films based on plays
Actors Deanna Durbin, Tom Drake, William Bendix, Adolphe Menjou, Walter Catlett, Franklin Pangborn
Rating66% 3.3339553.3339553.3339553.3339553.333955
Louise Ginglebusher (Deanna Durbin) is a young woman from the small town of Cobbleskill who comes to New York City to make it in show business. In a café, she's befriended by a kindhearted but ornery waiter, Wechsberg (William Bendix), and meets a bearded struggling attorney, George Prescott (Tom Drake). She gets a job as an usherette from Mr. Buckingham (Walter Catlett), the owner of the prestigious Buckingham Music Hall, who's an old friend of her father.
Little Giant, 1h31
Directed by William A. Seiter
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Brenda Joyce, George Cleveland, Margaret Dumont, Jacqueline deWit
Rating73% 3.690723.690723.690723.690723.69072
A naive country boy named Benny Miller (Lou Costello), from Cucamonga, California, has been taking correspondence phonograph lessons in salesmanship. Upon completion of the course, he leaves his mother (Mary Gordon) and his girlfriend Martha (Elena Verdugo) to pursue a career in Los Angeles. He arranges a meeting with his Uncle Clarence (George Cleveland), a bookkeeper with the Hercules Vacuum Cleaner Company. When he arrives to ask for a job, the sales manager, John Morrison (Bud Abbott), mistakes him for one of the auditioning fashion models and has him remove his clothing. Morrison's secret wife, Hazel Temple (Jacqueline deWit), discovers the mistake and suggests that Benny be hired to avoid an accounting scandal, as they have been "cooking the books". Unfortunately, Benny is fired from his salesman post after only one day. Clarence transfers Benny to the company's Stockton branch, which is run by Morrison's cousin, Tom Chandler (also played by Bud Abbott).
Lover Come Back, 1h30
Directed by William A. Seiter
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors George Brent, Lucille Ball, Vera Zorina, Charles Winninger, Carl Esmond, Raymond Walburn
Rating67% 3.3623353.3623353.3623353.3623353.362335
Kay Williams (played by Ball) is anxious to provide feminine companionship to her war correspondent husband (Brent) upon his return from service, but is jealous when she notices her husband with a beautiful combat photographer (Zorina). The couple divorces but eventually makes amends; hence, "lovers come back".
The Affairs of Susan, 1h50
Directed by William A. Seiter
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Joan Fontaine, George Brent, Dennis O'Keefe, Walter Abel, Don DeFore, Rita Johnson
Rating69% 3.477653.477653.477653.477653.47765
The plot concerns Susan Darell (Joan Fontaine), an actress from New York, who is about to be married, even though they have only known each other for a few weeks. Complications set in when her fiancé Richard Aiken (Walter Abel) gives a party to celebrate. He discovers that Susan has had three previous boyfriends when he sees their pictures in her living room. At the party he talks to the three former beaus of Susan, each of whom describes Susan as an entirely different person. They tell him how they met and fell in love with her. The first one to talk to Richard is Broadway producer Roger Berton (George Brent), who met Susan on a vacation island. He discovered her acting talent and cast her in role in his new production of Joan of Arc. The next beau is Mike Ward (Don DeFore), an industrialist Millionaire, whom he met when making a deal with the producer. He discovered that Susan was too much of a cosmopolitan girl for his taste. The third man was a novelist named Bill Anthony (Dennis O'Keefe), who met Susan in a park. While spending time with Bill, Susan began an intellectual era, but she decides not to go through with their plans to marry, leaving Bill at the altar. The fiancé Richard Aiken hesitates in going through with the wedding because he is not sure just who is the real Susan. All the other three men agree that they still love Susan, and she ultimately chooses the Broadway producer to be her husband.
Belle of the Yukon, 1h23
Directed by Randolph Scott, William A. Seiter, Gypsy Rose Lee, Dinah Shore
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Musical, Western
Actors Randolph Scott, Gypsy Rose Lee, Dinah Shore, Bob Burns, Bob Burns, Charles Winninger
Rating54% 2.715162.715162.715162.715162.71516
In a Yukon town called Malemute, a saloon owned by "Honest" John Calhoun gets a new star performer, Belle De Valle, while he's away. A stranger in town, Sam Slade, offers to keep an eye on things until the boss returns, while saloon manager Pop Candless and crooked town marshal Maitland keep a suspicious eye on him.
Four Jills in a Jeep, 1h29
Directed by William A. Seiter
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Political films
Actors Kay Francis, Martha Raye, Carole Landis, John Harvey, Phil Silvers, Dick Haymes
Rating66% 3.342893.342893.342893.342893.34289
L'aventure de quatre artistes féminines venues divertir les troupes américaines pendant la seconde guerre mondiale.