Lambert Hillyer

Director, Actor, Screenwriter
Newspaperman, short-story writer, vaudevillian and stock actor who broke into film in the early teens and directed scores of low-budget productions over the next three decades. Hillyer cranked out a host of silent ... Read more »
Born: 07/07/1889 in South Bend, Indiana, USA

Filmography

other (47)

The Cisco Kid 1950 - 1956 (Tv Show)

Director

Dracula's Daughter 1935 (Movie)

(Director)

The Whistle 1920 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Whistle 1920 (Movie)

(Director)

Wagon Tracks 1918 (Movie)

(Director)

Breed of Men (Movie)

(Director)

Case of the Baby Sitter (Movie)

(Director)

Dangerous Waters (Movie)

(Director)

Extortion (Movie)

(Director)

Girls Can Play (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Girls Can Play (Movie)

(Director)

Hello Trouble (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Hello Trouble (Movie)

(Director)

Law Beyond the Range (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Master of Men (Movie)

(Director)

My Old Kentucky Home (Movie)

(Director)

Once to Every Woman (Movie)

(Director)

One Man's Law (Movie)

(Director)

One Man's Law (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Partners of the Trail (Movie)

(Director)

South of the Rio Grande (Movie)

(Director)

South of the Rio Grande (Movie)

(Director)

The California Trail (Movie)

(Director)

The California Trail (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Defense Rests (Movie)

(Director)

The Fighting Code (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Fighting Code (Movie)

(Director)

The Fighting Fool (Movie)

(Director)

The Fighting Ranger (Movie)

(Director)

The Invisible Ray (Movie)

(Director)

The Lone Star Ranger (Movie)

(Director)

The Man Trailer (Movie)

(Director)

The Man Trailer (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Medico of Painted Springs (Movie)

(Director)

The Most Precious Thing in Life (Movie)

(Director)

The Shock (Movie)

(Director)

The Sundown Rider (Movie)

(Director)

The Sundown Rider (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Testing Block (Movie)

(Director)

The Testing Block (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Unguarded Hour (Movie)

(Director)

Thunder over the Prairie (Movie)

(Director)

Trail's End (Movie)

(Director)

Unknown Valley (Movie)

(Director)

Unknown Valley (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

White Eagle (Movie)

(Director)

Wolf Lowry (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Biography

Newspaperman, short-story writer, vaudevillian and stock actor who broke into film in the early teens and directed scores of low-budget productions over the next three decades. Hillyer cranked out a host of silent westerns for stars such as William S. Hart and Tom Mix, many of them expert examples of Western genre entertainment, before moving onto romantic dramas, crime melodramas and thrillers. One of his best-remembered films is "Dracula's Daughter" (1936), a subtle, atmospheric sequel which proved superior as a film to the Universal hit of five years earlier which spawned it. Hillyer spent the last part of his career at Monogram in the 1940s.

Milestones

Directed first film during WW I

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