Lesley Selander

Lesley Selander

Known for: Directing
Birthday: 1900-05-26
Deathday: 1979-12-05 (79 years old)

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Biography

Lesley Selander (May 26, 1900 – December 5, 1979) was an American film director of Westerns and adventure movies. His career as director, spanning 127 feature films and dozens of TV episodes, lasted from 1936 to 1968. Before that, Selander was assistant director on films such as The Cat and the Fiddle (1934), A Night at the Opera (1935), and Fritz Lang's Fury (1936).

To this day Selander remains one of the most prolific directors of feature Westerns in cinema history, having taken the helm for 107 Westerns between his first directorial feature in 1936 and 1967. In 1956 he was nominated for the Directors Guild of America award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television, for his work directing a 1954 episode of Lassie.

Filmography

All 152

Director 151

Movies 145

TV Shows 7

Director
Arizona Bushwhackers

Arizona Bushwhackers (1968)

Movie
Director
Fort Utah

Fort Utah (1967)

Movie
Director
The Texican

The Texican (1966)

Movie
Director
Town Tamer

Town Tamer (1965)

Movie
Director
Fort Courageous

Fort Courageous (1965)

Movie
Director
War Party

War Party (1965)

Movie
Director
Convict Stage

Convict Stage (1965)

Movie
Director
Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone (1964)

TV Show
5.75
Director
The Tall Man

The Tall Man (1960)

TV Show
Director
Overland Trail

Overland Trail (1960)

TV Show
Director
Laramie

Laramie (1959)

TV Show
Director
Cannonball

Cannonball (1958)

TV Show
Director
The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold

The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold (1958)

Movie
Director
The Wayward Girl

The Wayward Girl (1957)

Movie
Director
Taming Sutton’s Gal

Taming Sutton’s Gal (1957)

Movie
Director
Outlaw's Son

Outlaw's Son (1957)

Movie
Director
Revolt at Fort Laramie

Revolt at Fort Laramie (1957)

Movie
Director
Tomahawk Trail

Tomahawk Trail (1957)

Movie
Director
Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre

Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre (1956)

TV Show
Director
Quincannon, Frontier Scout

Quincannon, Frontier Scout (1956)

Movie
Director
The Broken Star

The Broken Star (1956)

Movie
Director
Desert Sands

Desert Sands (1955)

Movie
Director
Fort Yuma

Fort Yuma (1955)

Movie
Director
Tall Man Riding

Tall Man Riding (1955)

Movie
Director
Shotgun

Shotgun (1955)

Movie
Director
Lassie

Lassie (1954)

TV Show
8
Director
Return from the Sea

Return from the Sea (1954)

Movie
Director
The Yellow Tomahawk

The Yellow Tomahawk (1954)

Movie
Director
Arrow In The Dust

Arrow In The Dust (1954)

Movie
Director
Dragonfly Squadron

Dragonfly Squadron (1954)

Movie
Director
The Royal African Rifles

The Royal African Rifles (1953)

Movie
Director
Fighter Attack

Fighter Attack (1953)

Movie
Director
Fort Algiers

Fort Algiers (1953)

Movie
Director
War Paint

War Paint (1953)

Movie
Director
Cow Country

Cow Country (1953)

Movie
Director
Fort Vengeance

Fort Vengeance (1953)

Movie
Director
The Raiders

The Raiders (1952)

Movie
Director
Flat Top

Flat Top (1952)

Movie
Director
Battle Zone

Battle Zone (1952)

Movie
Director
Desert Passage

Desert Passage (1952)

Movie
Director
Road Agent

Road Agent (1952)

Movie
Director
Trail Guide

Trail Guide (1952)

Movie
Director
Fort Osage

Fort Osage (1952)

Movie
Director
Overland Telegraph

Overland Telegraph (1951)

Movie
Director
Flight To Mars

Flight To Mars (1951)

Movie
Director
Pistol Harvest

Pistol Harvest (1951)

Movie
Director
The Highwayman

The Highwayman (1951)

Movie
Director
Gunplay

Gunplay (1951)

Movie
Director
Cavalry Scout

Cavalry Scout (1951)

Movie
Director
I Was an American Spy

I Was an American Spy (1951)

Movie
Director
Saddle Legion

Saddle Legion (1951)

Movie
Director
Law of the Badlands

Law of the Badlands (1951)

Movie
Director
Short Grass

Short Grass (1950)

Movie
Director
The Kangaroo Kid

The Kangaroo Kid (1950)

Movie
Director
Rio Grande Patrol

Rio Grande Patrol (1950)

Movie
Director
Rider from Tucson

Rider from Tucson (1950)

Movie
Director
Storm Over Wyoming

Storm Over Wyoming (1950)

Movie
Director
Dakota Lil

Dakota Lil (1950)

Movie
Director
Riders of the Range

Riders of the Range (1950)

Movie
Director
The Mysterious Desperado

The Mysterious Desperado (1949)

Movie
Director
Masked Raiders

Masked Raiders (1949)

Movie
Director
Stampede

Stampede (1949)

Movie
Director
Sky Dragon

Sky Dragon (1949)

Movie
Director
Rustlers

Rustlers (1949)

Movie
Director
Brothers in the Saddle

Brothers in the Saddle (1949)

Movie
Director
Indian Agent

Indian Agent (1948)

Movie
Director
Strike It Rich

Strike It Rich (1948)

Movie
Director
Belle Starr's Daughter

Belle Starr's Daughter (1948)

Movie
Director
Guns of Hate

Guns of Hate (1948)

Movie
Director
Panhandle

Panhandle (1948)

Movie
Director
The Red Stallion

The Red Stallion (1947)

Movie
Director
Blackmail

Blackmail (1947)

Movie
Director
Robin Hood Of Texas

Robin Hood Of Texas (1947)

Movie
Director
Saddle Pals

Saddle Pals (1947)

Movie
Director
Last Frontier Uprising

Last Frontier Uprising (1947)

Movie
Director
The Pilgrim Lady

The Pilgrim Lady (1947)

Movie
Director
Out California Way

Out California Way (1946)

Movie
Director
Night Train to Memphis

Night Train to Memphis (1946)

Movie
Director
Traffic in Crime

Traffic in Crime (1946)

Movie
Director
Passkey to Danger

Passkey to Danger (1946)

Movie
Director
The Catman of Paris

The Catman of Paris (1946)

Movie
Director
The Fatal Witness

The Fatal Witness (1945)

Movie
Director
Jungle Raiders

Jungle Raiders (1945)

Movie
Director
Phantom of the Plains

Phantom of the Plains (1945)

Movie
Director
Trail of Kit Carson

Trail of Kit Carson (1945)

Movie
Director
Three's a Crowd

Three's a Crowd (1945)

Movie
Director
The Vampire's Ghost

The Vampire's Ghost (1945)

Movie
Director
Great Stagecoach Robbery

Great Stagecoach Robbery (1945)

Movie
Director
Sheriff of Las Vegas

Sheriff of Las Vegas (1944)

Movie
Director
Firebrands Of Arizona

Firebrands Of Arizona (1944)

Movie
Director
Sheriff of Sundown

Sheriff of Sundown (1944)

Movie
Director
Cheyenne Wildcat

Cheyenne Wildcat (1944)

Movie
Director
Stagecoach to Monterey

Stagecoach to Monterey (1944)

Movie
Director
Bordertown Trail

Bordertown Trail (1944)

Movie
Director
Call of the Rockies

Call of the Rockies (1944)

Movie
Director
Forty Thieves

Forty Thieves (1944)

Movie
Director
Lumberjack

Lumberjack (1944)

Movie
Director
Riders of the Deadline

Riders of the Deadline (1943)

Movie
Director
Bar 20

Bar 20 (1943)

Movie
Director
Colt Comrades

Colt Comrades (1943)

Movie
Director
Buckskin Frontier

Buckskin Frontier (1943)

Movie
Director
Border Patrol

Border Patrol (1943)

Movie
Director
Lost Canyon

Lost Canyon (1942)

Movie
Director
Red River Robin Hood

Red River Robin Hood (1942)

Movie
Director
Undercover Man

Undercover Man (1942)

Movie
Director
Bandit Ranger

Bandit Ranger (1942)

Movie
Director
Thundering Hoofs

Thundering Hoofs (1942)

Movie
Director
Riders of the Timberline

Riders of the Timberline (1941)

Movie
Director
Stick to Your Guns

Stick to Your Guns (1941)

Movie
Director
Wide Open Town

Wide Open Town (1941)

Movie
Director
Pirates on Horseback

Pirates on Horseback (1941)

Movie
Director
The Roundup

The Roundup (1941)

Movie
Director
Doomed Caravan

Doomed Caravan (1941)

Movie
Director
Three Men From Texas

Three Men From Texas (1940)

Movie
Director
Cherokee Strip

Cherokee Strip (1940)

Movie
Director
Stagecoach War

Stagecoach War (1940)

Movie
Director
Hidden Gold

Hidden Gold (1940)

Movie
Director
The Light of Western Stars

The Light of Western Stars (1940)

Movie
Director
Knights of the Range

Knights of the Range (1940)

Movie
Director
Santa Fe Marshal

Santa Fe Marshal (1940)

Movie
Director
Range War

Range War (1939)

Movie
Director
Renegade Trail

Renegade Trail (1939)

Movie
Director
Heritage of the Desert

Heritage of the Desert (1939)

Movie
Director
Silver on the Sage

Silver on the Sage (1939)

Movie
Director
Sunset Trail

Sunset Trail (1939)

Movie
Director
The Frontiersmen

The Frontiersmen (1938)

Movie
Director
The Mysterious Rider

The Mysterious Rider (1938)

Movie
Director
Pride of the West

Pride of the West (1938)

Movie
Director
Bar 20 Justice

Bar 20 Justice (1938)

Movie
Director
Heart of Arizona

Heart of Arizona (1938)

Movie
Director
Cassidy of Bar 20

Cassidy of Bar 20 (1938)

Movie
Director
Partners of the Plains

Partners of the Plains (1938)

Movie
Director
Black Aces

Black Aces (1937)

Movie
Director
Hopalong Rides Again

Hopalong Rides Again (1937)

Movie
Director
Smoke Tree Range

Smoke Tree Range (1937)

Movie
Director
Left-Handed Law

Left-Handed Law (1937)

Movie
Director
Sandflow

Sandflow (1937)

Movie
Director
Empty Saddles

Empty Saddles (1936)

Movie
Director
The Boss Rider of Gun Creek

The Boss Rider of Gun Creek (1936)

Movie
Director
Ride 'Em Cowboy

Ride 'Em Cowboy (1936)

Movie
Assistant Director
Fury

Fury (1936)

Movie
3.67
Assistant Director
Moonlight Murder

Moonlight Murder (1936)

Movie
Assistant Director
The Garden Murder Case

The Garden Murder Case (1936)

Movie
4.5
Assistant Director
A Night at the Opera

A Night at the Opera (1935)

Movie
4.29
Assistant Director
What Every Woman Knows

What Every Woman Knows (1934)

Movie
Assistant Director
The Thin Man

The Thin Man (1934)

Movie
5.31
Assistant Director
Manhattan Melodrama

Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

Movie
Assistant Director
The Warrior's Husband

The Warrior's Husband (1933)

Movie
Assistant Director
Broadway Bad

Broadway Bad (1933)

Movie
Assistant Director
The Spider

The Spider (1931)

Movie
Cinematographer
Wolf Blood

Wolf Blood (1925)

Movie
5.86
Assistant Director
Durand of the Bad Lands

Durand of the Bad Lands (1925)

Movie

Ratings

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1940
1947
1941
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Information

Known for
Directing

Gender
Male

Birthday
1900-05-26

Deathday
1979-12-05 (79 years old)

Place of birth
Los Angeles, United States of America

Citizenships
United States of America


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