George B. Seitz

1888 - 1944

The director and writer George B. Seitz was coming from the theater when he entered the film business in Hollywood in 1913. Already one year later he wrote first scripts and directed first movies.
To his first movies as a director belong "The Exploits of Elaine" (14), "The Iron Claw" (16), "The House of Hate" (18), "The Lightning Raider" (19) and "The Black Secret" (19).
He often realised adventure pictures which were very popular at that time, one of his favorite actresses was Pearl White. 
As a screen writer he wrote at the beginning of his career "The Perils of Pauline" (14), "Detective Craig's Coup" (14), "The Galloper" (15), "The Closing Net" (15), "The Precious Parcel" (16), "Bling Man's Luck" (17) and "The Naulahka" (18).
He was able to cement his reputation as a solid director in the 20's and he shot movies like "Rogues and Romance" (20), "Speed" (22), "Into the Net" (24), "The Vanishing American" (25), "Desert Gold" (26), "The Last Frontier" (26), "The Blood Ship" (27), "The Isle of Forgotten Women" (27), "The Tigress" (27), "Ransom" (28), "Blockade" (28) and "Black Magic" (29).
He mastered the transition to the sound film without any problems and he directed in the next years successful movies like "The Lion and the Lamb" (31), "Arizona" (31), "Shanghaied Love" (31), ""Docks of San Francisco" (32), "The Thrill Hunter" (33), "Woman Wanted" (35), "The Last of the Mohicans" (36), "Tarzan Escapes" (36) and "My Dear Miss Aldrich" (37).
In 1938 he directed his first Andy-Hardy movie with "Judge Hardy's Children" (38), it followed many other productions with "Judge Hardy and Son" (39), "Andy Hardy Meets Debutante" (40), "Andy Hardy's Private Secretary" (41), "The Courtship of Andy Hardy" (42) and "Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble" (44).
After the shot of "Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble" George B. Seitz died at the age of 56.
Besides his activity as a director and screen writer he also produced movies and was busy as an actor at the beginning of his career. 
George B. Seitz's brother John F. Seitz was a well-known cinematographer, his son George B. Seitz jr. wrote some scripts in the 40's and 50's. 

Other movies from George B. Seitz (Director):
The Romance of Elaine (15) The Fatal Ring (17) The Honest Thief (18) Getaway Kate (18) Bound and Gagged (19) Pirate Gold (20) Velvet Fingers (20) The Sky Ranger (21) Hurricane Hutch (21) Go Get 'Em Hutch (22) Plunder (23) The Way of a Man (24) Leatherstocking (24) The Fortieth Door (24) Galloping Hoofs (24) Sunken Silver (25) Wild Horse Mesa (25) The Ice Flood (26) Pals in Paradise (26) Jim, the Conqueror (26) Great Mail Robbery (27) The Warning (27) After the Storm (28) Beware of Blondes (28) Court-Martial (28) The Circus Kid (28) Hey Rube! (28) Murder on the Roof (30) Guilty? (30) Midnight Mystery (30) Danger Lights (30) The Drums of Jeopardy (31) Night Beat (31) Sally of the Subway (32) Temptation's Workshop (32) Sin's Pay Day (32) Passport to Paradise (32) The Widow in Scarlet (32) Treason (33) The Women in His Life (33) Lazy River (34) The Fighting Ranger (34) Buried Loot (35) Society Doctor (35) Shadow of Doubt (35) Times Square Lady (35) Calm Yourself (35) Alibi Racket (35) Desert Death (35) Kind Lady (35) Exclusive Story (36) Absolute Quiet (36) The Three Wise Guys (36) Mad Holiday (36) Under Cover of Night (37) Mama Steps Out (37) A Family Affair (37) The Thirteenth Chair (37) Between Two Women (37) You're Only Young Once (37) Yellow jack (38) Love Finds Andy Hardy (38) Out West with the Hardys (38) The Hardy's Ride High (39) 6'000 Enemies (39) Thunder Afloat (39) Andy Hardy's Dilemma: A Lesson in Mathematics…and Other Things (40) Kit Carson (40) Sky Murder (40) Gallant Sons (40) Life Begins for Andy Hardy (41) A Yank on the Burma Road (42) Mister Gardenia Jones (42) Pierre of the Plains (42) Andy Hardy's Double Life (42) 

The Exploits of Elaine (14) Simon, the Jester (15) The Spender (15) The New Adventures of J. Rufus Wallingford (15) Nedra (15) The Beloved Vagabond (15) The King's Game (16) The Iron Claw (16) The Shielding Shadow (16) The Light That Failed (16) The Huntin of the Hawk (17) The Fatal Ring (17) The Last of the Carnabys (17) The Lightning Raider (19) The Phantom Foe (20) Rogues and Romance (20) The Ice Flood (26) The Warning (27) Ransom (28) Sally of the Subway (32) Behind Stone Walls (32) Passport to Paradise (32) Love in High Gear (32) Above the Clouds (33) Fugitive Lovers (34) Buried Loot (35) 

Bound and Gagged (19) The Black Secret (19) The Phantom Foe (20) Velvet Fingers (20) Rogues and Romance (20) The Sky Ranger (21) The Yellow Arm (21) Hurricane Hutch (21) Go Get 'Em Hutch (22) Speed (22) Plunder (23) Life Begins for Andy Hardy (41) 

The Exploits of Elaine (14) The Romance of Elaine (15) The Iron Claw (16) The Fatal Ring (17) Bound and Gagged (19) The Black Secret (19) Pirate Gold (20) Velvet Fingers (20) Rogues and Romance (20) The Sky Ranger (21)