A gifted storyteller, Hal Walker managed to captivate audiences with his unique directing style. Walker received his start directing independent films, including early work on "Duffy's Tavern" (1945), the Betty Hutton comedy "The Stork Club" (1945) and the Bing Crosby comedy "The Road to Utopia" (1946). Walker was nominated for an Assistant Director Academy Award for "Souls at Sea" in 1937. He stuck to film in the fifties and the nineties, heading credits such as the Dean Martin comedy "At War With the Army" (1950), "That's My Boy" (1951) with Dean Martin and "Sailor Beware" (1952) with Dean Martin. He also appeared in "Road to Bali" (1953). Walker was most recently credited in the Andrew Dice Clay action flick "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane" (1990). Walker passed away in July 1972 at the age of 76.