Spencer Gordon Bennet

Spencer Gordon Bennet

Known for: Directing
Birthday: 1893-01-05
Deathday: 1987-10-08 (94 years old)

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Spencer Gordon Bennet (January 5, 1893 – October 8, 1987) was an American film producer and director. Known as the "King of Serial Directors", he directed more film serials than any other director. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Bennet first entered show business as a stunt man, when he answered a newspaper ad to jump from the Palisades of the Hudson River while wearing a suit for the serial film Hurricane Hutch (1921). The gig at that time paid $1 per foot he had to fall.

He made his directorial debut in 1921's Behold the Man but made his serial directorial debut in 1925 with Sunken Silver. He would keep making serials, as well as B-Western features, until the very end of the genre, directing the last two serials made in the United States, Blazing the Overland Trail (1956) and Perils of the Wilderness (1956). After the serials ended he directed a handful of features, his final directorial credit being 1965's The Bounty Killer, which was also the final film to feature pioneering cowboy star Broncho Billy Anderson. When he died in 1987,he was buried at the Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles, his tombstone was engraved "His Final Chapter".

Over his long career Bennet directed over 100 serials, including the Superman serials Superman and Atom Man vs. Superman both starring Kirk Alyn; The Masked Marvel; G-Men vs. the Black Dragon and Secret Service in Darkest Africa both starring Rod Cameron as agent Rex Bennett; the second Batman serial Batman and Robin; The Purple Monster Strikes; the Adventures of Sir Galahad; The Tiger Woman; Captain Video: Master of the Stratosphere; Zorro's Black Whip, and numerous western serials.

Among his "B" features were four for the Jungle Jim series starring Johnny Weissmuller and two for the Red Ryder series, featuring Wild Bill Elliott and Allan "Rocky" Lane.

He also directed eight episodes of the Ramar of the Jungle TV series.

Filmography

All 98

Movies 98

Director 98

Director
D-Day on Mars

D-Day on Mars (1966)

Movie
Director
Sakima and the Masked Marvel

Sakima and the Masked Marvel (1966)

Movie
Director
The Bounty Killer

The Bounty Killer (1965)

Movie
Director
Requiem for a Gunfighter

Requiem for a Gunfighter (1965)

Movie
Director
The Atomic Submarine

The Atomic Submarine (1959)

Movie
Director
Submarine Seahawk

Submarine Seahawk (1958)

Movie
Director
Blazing the Overland Trail

Blazing the Overland Trail (1956)

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Director
Perils of the Wilderness

Perils of the Wilderness (1956)

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Director
Devil Goddess

Devil Goddess (1955)

Movie
Director
Adventures of Captain Africa

Adventures of Captain Africa (1955)

Movie
Director
Riding with Buffalo Bill

Riding with Buffalo Bill (1954)

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Director
Gunfighters of the Northwest

Gunfighters of the Northwest (1954)

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Director
Killer Ape

Killer Ape (1953)

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Director
The Lost Planet

The Lost Planet (1953)

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Director
Superman

Superman (1953)

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Director
Savage Mutiny

Savage Mutiny (1953)

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Director
Voodoo Tiger

Voodoo Tiger (1952)

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Director
Son of Geronimo

Son of Geronimo (1952)

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Director
Blackhawk

Blackhawk (1952)

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Director
Brave Warrior

Brave Warrior (1952)

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Director
King of the Congo

King of the Congo (1952)

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Director
Captain Video, Master of the Stratosphere

Captain Video, Master of the Stratosphere (1951)

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Director
Mysterious Island

Mysterious Island (1951)

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Director
Roar of the Iron Horse

Roar of the Iron Horse (1951)

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Director
Pirates of the High Seas

Pirates of the High Seas (1950)

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Director
Atom Man vs Superman

Atom Man vs Superman (1950)

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Cody of the Pony Express

Cody of the Pony Express (1950)

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Director
The Adventures of Sir Galahad

The Adventures of Sir Galahad (1949)

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Director
Batman and Robin

Batman and Robin (1949)

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5.33
Director
Bruce Gentry

Bruce Gentry (1949)

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Director
Congo Bill

Congo Bill (1948)

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Director
Superman

Superman (1948)

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Director
Brick Bradford

Brick Bradford (1947)

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Director
The Black Widow

The Black Widow (1947)

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Director
Son of Zorro

Son of Zorro (1947)

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Director
Daughter of Don Q

Daughter of Don Q (1946)

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Director
King of the Forest Rangers

King of the Forest Rangers (1946)

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Director
The Phantom Rider

The Phantom Rider (1946)

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Director
The Purple Monster Strikes

The Purple Monster Strikes (1945)

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Director
Federal Operator 99

Federal Operator 99 (1945)

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Director
Lone Texas Ranger

Lone Texas Ranger (1945)

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Director
Manhunt of Mystery Island

Manhunt of Mystery Island (1945)

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Director
Zorro's Black Whip

Zorro's Black Whip (1944)

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Director
Code of the Prairie

Code of the Prairie (1944)

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Director
Haunted Harbor

Haunted Harbor (1944)

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Director
The Tiger Woman

The Tiger Woman (1944)

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Director
Tucson Raiders

Tucson Raiders (1944)

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Director
Mojave Firebrand

Mojave Firebrand (1944)

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Director
Beneath Western Skies

Beneath Western Skies (1944)

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Director
California Joe

California Joe (1943)

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Director
Canyon City

Canyon City (1943)

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Director
The Masked Marvel

The Masked Marvel (1943)

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Director
Secret Service In Darkest Africa

Secret Service In Darkest Africa (1943)

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Director
Calling Wild Bill Elliott

Calling Wild Bill Elliott (1943)

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Director
G-men vs. the Black Dragon

G-men vs. the Black Dragon (1943)

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Director
The Valley of Vanishing Men

The Valley of Vanishing Men (1942)

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Director
The Secret Code

The Secret Code (1942)

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Director
They Raid by Night

They Raid by Night (1942)

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Director
The Gunman From Bodie

The Gunman From Bodie (1941)

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Director
Arizona Bound

Arizona Bound (1941)

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Director
Ridin' the Cherokee Trail

Ridin' the Cherokee Trail (1941)

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Director
The Cowboy from Sundown

The Cowboy from Sundown (1940)

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Director
Westbound Stage

Westbound Stage (1939)

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Director
Oklahoma Terror

Oklahoma Terror (1939)

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Director
Riders of the Frontier

Riders of the Frontier (1939)

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Director
Across the Plains

Across the Plains (1939)

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Director
The Mysterious Pilot

The Mysterious Pilot (1937)

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Director
The Rangers Step In

The Rangers Step In (1937)

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Director
Reckless Ranger

Reckless Ranger (1937)

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Director
Law of the Ranger

Law of the Ranger (1937)

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Director
Ranger Courage

Ranger Courage (1937)

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Director
Rio Grande Ranger

Rio Grande Ranger (1936)

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Director
The Fugitive Sheriff

The Fugitive Sheriff (1936)

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Director
The Unknown Ranger

The Unknown Ranger (1936)

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Director
The Cattle Thief

The Cattle Thief (1936)

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Director
Avenging Waters

Avenging Waters (1936)

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Director
Heroes of the Range

Heroes of the Range (1936)

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Director
Heir to Trouble

Heir to Trouble (1935)

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Director
Lawless Riders

Lawless Riders (1935)

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Director
Western Courage

Western Courage (1935)

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Director
Get That Man

Get That Man (1935)

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Director
Rescue Squad

Rescue Squad (1935)

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Director
Calling All Cars

Calling All Cars (1935)

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Director
Night Alarm

Night Alarm (1934)

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Director
The Oil Raider

The Oil Raider (1934)

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Director
Young Eagles

Young Eagles (1934)

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Director
Ferocious Pal

Ferocious Pal (1934)

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Director
Badge of Honor

Badge of Honor (1934)

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Director
Jaws of Justice

Jaws of Justice (1933)

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Director
Midnight Warning

Midnight Warning (1932)

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Director
The Last Frontier

The Last Frontier (1932)

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Director
Rogue of the Rio Grande

Rogue of the Rio Grande (1930)

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Director
Queen of the Northwoods

Queen of the Northwoods (1929)

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Director
Hawk of the Hills

Hawk of the Hills (1929)

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Director
Marked Money

Marked Money (1928)

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Director
The House Without a Key

The House Without a Key (1926)

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Director
The Green Archer

The Green Archer (1925)

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Director
Behold the Man

Behold the Man (1921)

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Ratings

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Information

Known for
Directing

Gender
Male

Birthday
1893-01-05

Deathday
1987-10-08 (94 years old)

Place of birth
Brooklyn, United States of America

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
Spencer G. Bennet, Spencer Bennet, Gordon Bennett, Spencer Gordon Bennett, Spencer Bennett


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