Biography

William K. Howard (June 16, 1899 in St. Marys, Ohio - February 21, 1954 in Los Angeles, California) was a film director, writer and producer.

Howard began his work in Hollywood as an assistant director on the 1920 release The Adorable Savage. The following year, he received his first directing credits, for Get Your Man, Play Square and What Love Will Do. He wrote The One-Man Trail that same year.

Some of his better known works as a director are The Thundering Herd, Surrender, Transatlantic, Sherlock Holmes, This Side of Heaven, Fire Over England, When the Lights Go on Again and A Guy Could Change.

His film The Power and the Glory, directed by Howard from a screenplay by Preston Sturges, was neglected for decades but in recent years has received significant reappraisal due to recognition that this movie was a major influence on the structure of Citizen Kane.

Howard has a "Star" on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Description above from the Wikipedia article William K. Howard, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

William K. Howard (June 16, 1899 in St. Marys, Ohio - February 21, 1954 in Los Angeles, California) was a film director, writer and producer.

Howard began his work in Hollywood as an assistant director on the 1920 release The Adorable Savage. The following year, he received his first directing credits, for Get Your Man, Play Square and What Love Will Do. He wrote The One-Man Trail that same year.

Some of his better known works as a director are The Thundering Herd, Surrender, Transatlantic, Sherlock Holmes, This Side of Heaven, Fire Over England, When the Lights Go on Again and A Guy Could Change.

His film The Power and the Glory, directed by Howard from a screenplay by Preston Sturges, was neglected for decades but in recent years has received significant reappraisal due to recognition that this movie was a major influence on the structure of Citizen Kane.

Howard has a "Star" on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Description above from the Wikipedia article William K. Howard, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 38

Birthday 1899-06-16

Day of Death 1954-02-21

Place of Birth St. Marys, Ohio, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Уильям К. Ховард

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1946 A Guy Could Change Director
1944 When the Lights Go On Again Director
1943 Johnny Come Lately Director
1942 Klondike Fury Director
1941 Bullets For O'Hara Director
1940 Money and the Woman Director
1939 Back Door to Heaven Director
1937 The Squeaker Director
1937 Fire Over England Director
1936 The Princess Comes Across Director
1935 Mary Burns, Fugitive Director
1935 Rendezvous Director
1935 Vanessa: Her Love Story Director
1934 Evelyn Prentice Director
1934 The Cat and the Fiddle Director
1934 This Side of Heaven Director
1933 The Power and the Glory Director
1932 Sherlock Holmes Director
1932 The First Year Director
1932 The Trial of Vivienne Ware Director
1931 Surrender Director
1931 Transatlantic Director
1931 Don't Bet on Women Director
1930 Scotland Yard Director
1930 Good Intentions Director
1929 Christina Director
1929 Love, Live & Laugh Director
1929 The Valiant Director
1928 A Ship Comes In Director
1927 The Main Event Director
1927 White Gold Director
1926 Gigolo Director
1926 Red Dice Director
1925 Code of the West Director
1923 Let's Go Director
1922 Captain Fly-by-Night Director
1922 Deserted at the Altar Director

Production

1939 Back Door to Heaven Producer
1937 The Green Cockatoo Producer

Acting

1939 Back Door to Heaven as Prosecutor

Writing

1939 Back Door to Heaven Original Story

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