Lesley Selander

Director, Lab technician, Assistant cameraman
Began his career as a lab technician after high school and moved up through the ranks before emerging as an assistant director in 1924, confecting several comedy shorts before enlistining with MGM, where he assisted on ... Read more »
Born: 05/25/1900 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Director (49)

Arizona Bushwhackers 1968 (Movie)

(Director)

Fort Utah 1966 (Movie)

(Director)

Texas Kid 1965 (Movie)

(Director)

Town Tamer 1964 (Movie)

(Director)

Lassie 1954 - 1957 (Tv Show)

Director

Desert Sands 1955 (Movie)

(Director)

Shotgun 1955 (Movie)

(Director)

Tall Man Riding 1955 (Movie)

(Director)

Arrow in the Dust 1954 (Movie)

(Director)

The Yellow Tomahawk 1954 (Movie)

(Director)

Flat Top 1952 (Movie)

(Director)

Panhandle 1948 (Movie)

(Director)

Bar 20 Justice (Movie)

(Director)

Battle Zone (Movie)

(Director)

Belle Starr's Daughter (Movie)

(Director)

Blackmail (Movie)

(Director)

Cherokee Strip (Movie)

(Director)

Desert Passage (Movie)

(Director)

Doomed Caravan (Movie)

(Director)

Empty Saddles (Movie)

(Director)

Flight to Mars (Movie)

(Director)

Gunplay (TV Show)

Director

Heart of the West (Movie)

(Director)

Heritage of the Desert (Movie)

(Director)

Hidden Gold (Movie)

(Director)

Hopalong Rides Again (Movie)

(Director)

Left-Handed Law (Movie)

(Director)

Lost Canyon (Movie)

(Director)

Lumberjack (Movie)

(Director)

Masked Raiders (Movie)

(Director)

Overland Telegraph (Movie)

(Director)

Pride of the West (Movie)

(Director)

Ride 'Em Cowboy (Movie)

(Director)

Riders of the Deadline (Movie)

(Director)

Sandflow (Movie)

(Director)

Santa Fe Marshal (Movie)

(Director)

Silver on the Sage (Movie)

(Director)

Smoke Tree Range (Movie)

(Director)

Stagecoach War (Movie)

(Director)

The Barrier (Movie)

(Director)

The Boss Rider of Gun Creek (Movie)

(Director)

The Catman of Paris (Movie)

(Director)

The Light of Western Stars (Movie)

(Director)

The Renegade Trail (Movie)

(Director)

The Rustlers (Movie)

(Director)

The Vampire's Ghost (Movie)

(Director)

Undercover Man (Movie)

(Director)

Wide Open Town (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

Black Aces (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Began his career as a lab technician after high school and moved up through the ranks before emerging as an assistant director in 1924, confecting several comedy shorts before enlistining with MGM, where he assisted on such productions as "The Thin Man" (1934) , and "A Night At the Opera" (1935). At the behest of pal Buck Jones, Selander was promoted to feature director in 1936, helming a number of the cowboy star's latter oaters, in addition to a brace of Tim Holt and Hopalong Cassiday vehicles. He concococted numerous low budget actioners (mainly westerns) and TV episodes through the 1960s.

Milestones

1937

Directorial debut "Ride 'Em Cowboy"

1920

Assistant cameraman

Entered films out of high school as a lab technician

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