William A Seiter

Director, Screenwriter, Artist
Former Keystone Cop who graduated to assistant director and screenwriter before making his directorial debut in 1918. Seiter developed into a proficient and prolific technician in a number of genres and was especially ... Read more »
Born: 06/09/1892 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Director (51)

A Lady Takes a Chance 1943 (Movie)

(Director)

Allegheny Uprising 1938 (Movie)

(Director)

Room Service 1937 (Movie)

(Director)

The Life of the Party 1936 (Movie)

(Director)

The Moon's Our Home 1935 (Movie)

(Director)

Roberta 1934 (Movie)

(Director)

Sons of the Desert 1932 (Movie)

(Director)

Appointment for Love (Movie)

(Director)

Bell Boy 13 (Movie)

(Director)

Belle of the Yukon (Movie)

(Director)

Big Business Girl (Movie)

(Director)

Broadway (Movie)

(Director)

Caught Plastered (Movie)

(Director)

Chance at Heaven (Movie)

(Director)

Dimples (Movie)

(Director)

Diplomaniacs (Movie)

(Director)

Footlights and Fools (Movie)

(Director)

Four Jills in a Jeep (Movie)

(Director)

Girl Crazy (Movie)

(Director)

Going Wild (Movie)

(Director)

Happiness Ahead (Movie)

(Director)

Hello, Everybody! (Movie)

(Director)

Hired Wife (Movie)

(Director)

Hot Saturday (Movie)

(Director)

If I Had a Million (Movie)

(Director)

If You Could Only Cook (Movie)

(Director)

In Person (Movie)

(Director)

It's a Date (Movie)

(Director)

It's a Pleasure (Movie)

(Director)

Life Begins in College (Movie)

(Director)

Little Giant (Movie)

(Director)

Nice Girl? (Movie)

(Director)

One Touch of Venus (Movie)

(Director)

Out All Night (Movie)

(Director)

Peach O' Reno (Movie)

(Director)

Professional Sweetheart (Movie)

(Director)

Rafter Romance (Movie)

(Director)

Rolling Home (Movie)

(Director)

Sally, Irene and Mary (Movie)

(Director)

Skinner's Dress Suit (Movie)

(Director)

Stowaway (Movie)

(Director)

Sunny (Movie)

(Director)

Susannah of the Mounties (Movie)

(Director)

Synthetic Sin (Movie)

(Director)

The Affairs of Susan (Movie)

(Director)

The Beautiful and Damned (Movie)

(Director)

The Richest Girl in the World (Movie)

(Director)

This is My Affair (Movie)

(Director)

Up in Central Park (Movie)

(Director)

Where Was I? (Movie)

(Director)

You Were Never Lovelier (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (4)

Belle of the Yukon (Movie)

(Producer)

Going Wild (Movie)

(Producer)

Hello, Everybody! (Movie)

(Producer)

Hired Wife (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Former Keystone Cop who graduated to assistant director and screenwriter before making his directorial debut in 1918. Seiter developed into a proficient and prolific technician in a number of genres and was especially adept at light, breezy fare, such as the wonderful Laurel and Hardy romp, "Sons of the Desert" (1933), the underrated Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers vehicle "Roberta" (1935), and the engaging romantic drama, "This is My Affair" (1937). He also helmed the Marx Brothers escapade, "Room Service" (1938) but, like the anarchic trio, was too constrained by the conventional stage original. Formerly married to actresses Laura La Plante and Marian Nixon.

Relationships

Marian Nixon

Wife
married in 1934

Laura Plante

Wife
married in 1926 divorced in 1932

EDUCATION

Hudson River Military Academy

Milestones

1919

First feature as director, "Tangled Threads"

Began film career as a Keystone Cop

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