George B Seitz

Director, Actor, Screenwriter
This former illustrator, stage actor and playwright began his film career in 1913 as an actor and screenwriter for Pathe. Beginning in 1914, Seitz contributed to the scripts of Pearl White's first serials, notably the ... Read more »
Born: 01/03/1888 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Director (39)

Love Finds Andy Hardy 1937 (Movie)

(Director)

The Last of the Mohicans 1935 (Movie)

(Director)

Arizona 1930 (Movie)

(Director)

Men Are Like That 1930 (Movie)

(Director)

A Yank on the Burma Road (Movie)

(Director)

Absolute Quiet (Movie)

(Director)

Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (Movie)

(Director)

Andy Hardy's Double Life (Movie)

(Director)

Andy Hardy's Private Secretary (Movie)

(Director)

Black Magic (Movie)

(Director)

Bound and Gagged (Movie)

(Director)

Danger Lights (Movie)

(Director)

Desert Gold (Movie)

(Director)

Go Get 'em Hutch (Movie)

(Director)

Hurricane Hutch (Movie)

(Director)

Into the Net (Movie)

(Director)

Judge Hardy and Son (Movie)

(Director)

Judge Hardy's Children (Movie)

(Director)

Kind Lady (Movie)

(Director)

Kit Carson (Movie)

(Director)

Leatherstocking (Movie)

(Director)

Life Begins for Andy Hardy (Movie)

(Director)

Out West with the Hardys (Movie)

(Director)

Pals in Paradise (Movie)

(Director)

Sky Murder (Movie)

(Director)

The Courtship of Andy Hardy (Movie)

(Director)

The Exploits of Elaine (Movie)

(Director)

The Fatal Ring (Movie)

(Director)

The Fighting Ranger (Movie)

(Director)

The Hardys Ride High (Movie)

(Director)

The Iron Claw (Movie)

(Director)

The Romance of Elaine (Movie)

(Director)

The Thirteenth Chair (Movie)

(Director)

The Thrill Hunter (Movie)

(Director)

The Vanishing American (Movie)

(Director)

Treason (TV Show)

Director

Under Cover of Night (Movie)

(Director)

Wild Horse Mesa (Movie)

(Director)

Yellow Jack (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (4)

Behind Stone Walls (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Leatherstocking (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Love in High Gear (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Exploits of Elaine (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Producer (2)

Go Get 'em Hutch (Movie)

(Producer)

Life Begins for Andy Hardy (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

This former illustrator, stage actor and playwright began his film career in 1913 as an actor and screenwriter for Pathe. Beginning in 1914, Seitz contributed to the scripts of Pearl White's first serials, notably the landmark, "Perils of Pauline" and including such classics as "The Romance of Elaine" and "Pearl of the Army" (in which he also appeared as actor). He later served as both writer and director on subsequent White vehicles. Seitz eventually formed his own studio, where he continued to direct and star in scores of serials until 1925, when he began making action features. He proceeded in a similar workmanlike vein with the advent of sound, and despite the strict discipline he imposed on his production schedule, managed to produce a surprising amount of quality work through the mid-40s, including "The Last of the Mohicans" (1936) and the majority of the films in the vastly popular "Andy Hardy" series. His brother was cinematographer John F Seitz and his son was writer-director George B Seitz Jr.

Relationships

George B Seitz Jr

Son

John Seitz

Brother

Milestones

1916

Feature debut "The King's Game"

1916

Directorial debut "The Iron Claw"

1914

Collaborated on Pearl White's earl;iest serials

1913

Entered films as actor and screenwriter

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