Spencer Gordon Bennet


Spencer Gordon Bennet

Spencer Gordon Bennet was born on 5 January 1893 in Brooklyn, New York.

Known as the "King of Serial Directers" he directed more film serials than anybody else. He 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". 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-Westerns features, until the very end of the genre, directing the very last two made in the United States in 1956, "Blazing the Overland Trail" and "Perils of the Wilderness". After the serials ended he directed a handful of features, his final directorial credit with 1965's "The Bounty Killer" which was also the final film to feature noted cowboy star Gilbert "Broncho Billy" Anderson. When he died in 1987, his tombstone was engraved "His Final Chapter".

Over his long career Bennet directed over a hundred serials including both "Superman" serials, The "Adventures of Sir Galahad", "Batman and Robin", "The Tiger Woman", "", and numerous western serials. Among his western b-features were his long running "Red Ryder" series, featuring Red Barry.

External links

*
*


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Bennet — (von lateinisch „Benedict“: der Gesegnete, der Gepriesene) ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Abraham Bennet (1750–1799), britischer Physiker Augustus W. Bennet (1897–1983), US amerikanischer Politiker Benjamin Bennet (1764–1840), US… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bennet — Not to be confused with Benet or Bennett NOTOC Bennet may refer to:People* Charles Bennet, 6th Earl of Tankerville * Douglas J. Bennet, president of Wesleyan University * Eduardo Bennet, soccer player * Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington *… …   Wikipedia

  • Joseph Anthony Roach — (Missouri, 17 juin 1886 Los Angeles, 15 avril 1945) est un scénariste du cinéma muet américain. Apparu aux génériques en tant que J. Anthony Roach, Joe Roach, Joseph A. Roach ou J. Anthony Roche. Filmographie en tant que scénariste 1914 The Hour… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sam Katzman — (July 7, 1901 – August 4, 1973) was an American film producer.Born in New York, New York, to a poor Jewish family, at the age of thirteen he went to work as a stage laborer in the fledgling East Coast film industry. He would learn all aspects of… …   Wikipedia

  • Sunken Silver — Infobox Film name = Sunken Silver image size = caption = director = Spencer Gordon Bennet George B. Seitz producer = writer = Frank Leon Smith narrator = starring = Allene Ray Walter Miller music = cinematography = editing = distributor = Pathé… …   Wikipedia

  • The Tiger's Shadow — Directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet Written by George Arthur Gray …   Wikipedia

  • 1943 in film — The year 1943 in film involved some significant events.EventsTop grossing films (U.S.)Awards16th Academy Awards:Best Picture: Casablanca Warner Bros. :Best Director: Michael Curtiz Casablanca :Best Actor: Paul Lukas Watch on the Rhine :Best… …   Wikipedia

  • Play Ball (serial) — Infobox Film name = Play Ball image size = caption = director = Spencer Gordon Bennet producer = Spencer Gordon Bennet writer = Frank Leon Smith narrator = starring = Walter Miller Allene Ray music = cinematography = Horace G. Plympton editing =… …   Wikipedia

  • Melting Millions — Directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet Written by Joseph Anthony Roach Starring Allene Ray Walter Miller Distribute …   Wikipedia

  • The Purple Monster Strikes — Directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet Fred C. Brannon Produced by Ronald Davidson …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.