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: 07/08/1889 in South Bend, Indiana, USA

Filmography

Director (34)

The Cisco Kid 1950 - 1956 (Tv Show)

Director

Dracula's Daughter 1935 (Movie)

(Director)

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)

(Director)

Hello Trouble (Movie)

(Director)

Master of Men (Movie)

(Director)

My Old Kentucky Home (Movie)

(Director)

Once to Every Woman (Movie)

(Director)

One Man's Law (Movie)

(Director)

Partners of the Trail (Movie)

(Director)

South of the Rio Grande (Movie)

(Director)

The California Trail (Movie)

(Director)

The Defense Rests (Movie)

(Director)

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 Medico of Painted Springs (Movie)

(Director)

The Most Precious Thing in Life (Movie)

(Director)

The Shock (Movie)

(Director)

The Sundown Rider (Movie)

(Director)

The Testing Block (Movie)

(Director)

The Unguarded Hour (Movie)

(Director)

Thunder over the Prairie (Movie)

(Director)

Trail's End (Movie)

(Director)

Unknown Valley (Movie)

(Director)

White Eagle (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (11)

Girls Can Play (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Hello Trouble (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Law Beyond the Range (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

One Man's Law (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The California Trail (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Fighting Code (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Man Trailer (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Sundown Rider (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Testing Block (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Unknown Valley (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

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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