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Alfred L. Werker (December 2, 1896 – July 28, 1975) was a film director whose work in movies spanned from 1917 through 1957. After a number of film production jobs and assistant directing, Werker co-directed his first film, Ridin' the Wind in 1925 alongside director Del Andrews. He was brought in by Fox Film Corporation executives to re-shoot and re-edit Erich von Stroheim's film Hello, Sister! (1933), co-starring Boots Mallory and ZaSu Pitts. Most of Werker's work is unremarkable, but a few were well received by critics. Those films included House of Rothschild (1934) and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939); the latter film is considered one of the best in the Sherlock Holmes series. During the early 1940s, he directed a number of comedies including Laurel & Hardy's A-Haunting We Will Go (1942). In the late 1940s, Werker worked for the B-picture film studio Eagle-Lion Films. Notable films from that period include the unique mystery thriller Repeat Performance and He Walked by Night. The latter film, however, was taken over by uncredited director Anthony Mann. Werker was nominated in 1949 for the Locarno International Film Festival's Best Police Film category for He Walked By Night (1948) and won. The following year, Alfred was nominated for the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for Lost Boundaries (1949) but was unsuccessful.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alfred L. Werker (December 2, 1896 – July 28, 1975) was a film director whose work in movies spanned from 1917 through 1957. After a number of film production jobs and assistant directing, Werker co-directed his first film, Ridin' the Wind in 1925 alongside director Del Andrews. He was brought in by Fox Film Corporation executives to re-shoot and re-edit Erich von Stroheim's film Hello, Sister! (1933), co-starring Boots Mallory and ZaSu Pitts. Most of Werker's work is unremarkable, but a few were well received by critics. Those films included House of Rothschild (1934) and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939); the latter film is considered one of the best in the Sherlock Holmes series. During the early 1940s, he directed a number of comedies including Laurel & Hardy's A-Haunting We Will Go (1942). In the late 1940s, Werker worked for the B-picture film studio Eagle-Lion Films. Notable films from that period include the unique mystery thriller Repeat Performance and He Walked by Night. The latter film, however, was taken over by uncredited director Anthony Mann. Werker was nominated in 1949 for the Locarno International Film Festival's Best Police Film category for He Walked By Night (1948) and won. The following year, Alfred was nominated for the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for Lost Boundaries (1949) but was unsuccessful.

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Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 48

Birthday 1896-12-02

Day of Death 1975-07-28

Place of Birth Deadwood, South Dakota, USA

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Also Known As

  • Alfred Louis Werker
  • Albert Werker
  • Alfred Werker
  • Al Werker

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2003 Walt Disney's Fables - Vol.6 Director
1957 The Young Don't Cry Director
1956 Rebel in Town Director
1955 At Gunpoint Director
1955 Canyon Crossroads Director
1954 Three Hours to Kill Director
1953 Devil's Canyon Director
1953 The Last Posse Director
1952 Walk East on Beacon! Director
1951 Sealed Cargo Director
1949 Lost Boundaries Director
1948 He Walked by Night Director
1947 Pirates of Monterey Director
1947 Repeat Performance Director
1946 Shock Director
1944 My Pal Wolf Director
1942 A-Haunting We Will Go Director
1942 Whispering Ghosts Director
1942 The Mad Martindales Director
1941 Moon Over Her Shoulder Director
1939 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Director
1939 News Is Made at Night Director
1939 It Could Happen to You Director
1938 Gateway Director
1938 Kidnapped Director
1938 City Girl Director
1937 Big Town Girl Director
1937 We Have Our Moments Director
1935 Stolen Harmony Director
1934 You Belong to Me Director
1934 The House of Rothschild Director
1933 Advice to the Lovelorn Director
1933 It's Great to Be Alive Director
1933 Hello, Sister! Director
1932 Rackety Rax Director
1932 Bachelor's Affairs Director
1932 The Gay Caballero Director
1931 Annabelle's Affairs Director
1931 Fair Warning Director
1930 The Last of the Duanes Director
1930 Double Cross Roads Director
1929 Blue Skies Director
1928 The Sunset Legion Director
1926 The Tough Guy Assistant Director
1921 Through The Back Door Assistant Director
1921 The Love Light Assistant Director
1920 Pollyanna Assistant Director
1919 The Hoodlum Assistant Director

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