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Lesley Selander (1900–1979)


Lesley Selander's film career, which lasted more than 40 years, started in the early 1920s as a teenager when he got a job at a studio as a lab technician. He soon managed to work his way into the production end of the business and secured employment as a camera operator, then an assistant director, with several side trips as a director of two-reel... See full bio »

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Known For

Traffic in Crime Director
(1946)
The Pilgrim Lady Director
(1947)
Lassie Director
(1955-1959)
Blackmail Director
(1947)

Filmography

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 1967 Fort Utah
 1966 Daniel Boone (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1966 The Texican
 1965 Town Tamer
 1965 Convict Stage
 1965 War Party
 1959-1963 Laramie (TV Series) (46 episodes)
- The Violent Ones (1963)
- No Place to Run (1963)
 1962 Frontier Circus (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Calamity Circus (1962)
 1961-1962 The Tall Man (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- The Hunt (1962)
- Fool's Play (1961)
- Full Payment (1961)
 1960 The Iron Horseman (TV Movie)
 1960 Overland Trail (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Escort Detail (1960)
 1958-1959 Cannonball (TV Series) (28 episodes)
- Tunnel Eyes (1959)
- Snake Eyes (1959)
- Racket (1959)
- Eye Witness (1959)
- Ginny (1959)
 1955-1959 Lassie (TV Series) (54 episodes)
- The Big Cat (1959)
- Fish out of Water (1958) ... (some episodes)
- The Crash (1958)
- The Owl (1958)
- The Teacher (1958)
 1957-1958 Fury (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- The Baby Sitters (1958)
- The Lost Herd (1958)
 1957 Outlaw's Son
 1956 Zane Grey Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Star Over Texas (1956)
 1955 Desert Sands
 1955 Fort Yuma
 1955 Shotgun
 1953 War Paint
 1953 Fort Algiers
 1953 Cow Country
 1952-1953 Cowboy G-Men (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Silver Fraud (1953)
- Salted Mines (1952)
- Koniackers (1952)
 1952 The Raiders
 1952 Flat Top
 1952 Battle Zone
 1952 Road Agent
 1952 Trail Guide
 1952 Fort Osage
 1951 Gunplay
 1951 Cavalry Scout
 1951 Saddle Legion
 1950 Short Grass
 1950 Dakota Lil
 1949 Stampede
 1949 Rustlers
 1948 Indian Agent
 1948 Guns of Hate
 1948 Panhandle (as Leslie Selander)
 1947 Blackmail
 1947 Saddle Pals
 1946 Traffic in Crime (as Les Selander)
 1944 Forty Thieves
 1944 Lumberjack
 1943 Bar 20
 1943 Colt Comrades
 1943 Border Patrol
 1942 Lost Canyon
 1942 Bandit Ranger
 1941 The Round Up
 1940 Hidden Gold
 1939 Range War
 1938 The Mysterious Rider (directed by)
 1938 Sunset Trail
 1937 Black Aces (uncredited)
 1937 The Barrier
 1937 Sandflow
 1936 Empty Saddles
 1936 Ride 'Em Cowboy (as Leslie Selander)
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Alternate Names:

Leslie Selander | Lester Selander | Les Selander | R. Lesley Selander | R. Leslie Selander | R.L. Selander
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Selander is generally considered to be the most prolific director of feature Westerns of all time, with at least 107 to his credit between 1935-67. Lambert Hillyer finishes a close second with 106 horse operas helmed between 1917-49. See more »

Nickname:

Les

Star Sign:

Gemini

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