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B. Reeves Eason

Film Director / Actor / Screenwriter / Film Producer | * 10/02/1886 († 69, 06/09/1956) | New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
William Reeves Eason (October 2, 1886 – June 9, 1956), known as B. Reeves Eason, was an American film director, actor and screenwriter. His directorial output was limited mainly to low-budget westerns and action pictures, but it was as a second-unit director and action specialist that he was best known. He was famous for staging spectacular battle scenes in war films and action scenes in large-budget westerns, but he acquired the nickname "Breezy" for his "breezy" attitude towards safety while staging his sequences—during the famous cavalry charge at the end of Charge of the Light Brigade (1936), so many horses were killed or injured so severely that they had to be euthanized that both the public and Hollywood itself were outraged, resulting in the selection of the American Humane Society by the beleaguered studios to provide representatives on the sets of all films using animals to ensure their safety. ()
Most frequent genres for this person: Action | Western | Drama

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Movies with B. Reeves Eason as Actor(1)

Movies with B. Reeves Eason as Crew(69)

Directing/Director1949 Rimfire
Directing/Director1946 'Neath Canadian Skies
Directing/Director1946 North of the Border
Directing/Second Unit Director1945 The Spanish Main
Directing/Director1944 The Desert Hawk
Directing/Director1943 Oklahoma Outlaws
Directing/Director1943 The Phantom
Directing/Director1943 Wagon Wheels West
Directing/Director1943 Truck Busters
Directing/Director1943 Murder on the Waterfront
Directing/Director1942 Men of the Sky
Directing/Director1942 Spy Ship
Directing/Director1942 Soldiers in White
Directing/Director1942 Murder in the Big House
Directing/Director1941 The Tanks Are Coming
Directing/Director1941 Wings of Steel
Directing/Director1940 Men with Steel Faces
Directing/Director1940 Pony Express Days
Directing/Director1940 March On, Marines
Directing/Director1940 Meet the Fleet
Directing/Director1940 Service with the Colors
Directing/Director1939 Mountain Rhythm
Directing/Director1939 Blue Montana Skies
Directing/Director1938 Sergeant Murphy
Directing/Director1938 Call of The Yukon
Directing/Director1938 The Kid Comes Back
Directing/Director1938 The Daredevil Drivers
Directing/Director1937 Prairie Thunder
Directing/Director1937 Empty Holsters
Directing/Director1937 Land Beyond the Law
Directing/Director1936 Darkest Africa
Directing/Director1936 Undersea Kingdom
Directing/Director1936 Give Me Liberty
Directing/Director1936 Red River Valley
Directing/Director1935 The Phantom Empire
Directing/Director1935 The Adventures of Rex and Rinty
Writing/Screenplay1935 The Adventures of Rex and Rinty
Directing/Director1935 The Fighting Marines
Directing/Assistant Director1935 The Singing Vagabond
Directing/Director1935 The Miracle Rider
Directing/Director1934 The Law of the Wild
Directing/Director1934 Mystery Mountain
Directing/Director1934 Hollywood Mystery
Directing/Director1933 Alimony Madness
Directing/Director1932 Cornered
Directing/Director1932 Heart Punch
Directing/Director1932 The Last of the Mohicans
Directing/Director1932 The Honor of the Press
Directing/Director1932 The Shadow of the Eagle
Directing/Director1932 The Sunset Trail
Directing/Director1931 King of the Wild
Directing/Director1931 The Vanishing Legion
Directing/Director1931 The Galloping Ghost
Directing/Director1930 Roaring Ranch
Writing/Story1930 Roaring Ranch
Directing/Director1930 Troopers Three
Directing/Director1927 The Prairie King
Directing/Director1926 The Sign of the Claw
Directing/Director1926 The Test of Donald Norton
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Directing/Second Unit Director1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Directing/Director1925 Fighting Youth
Directing/Director1923 His Last Race
Directing/Director1923 Around the World in 18 Days
Directing/Director1921 Red Courage
Directing/Director1921 The Big Adventure
Directing/Director1920 Pink Tights
Directing/Director1920 The Rattler's Hiss
Directing/Director1920 Blue Streak McCoy

Additional Information

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Full Name: William Eason
Born: Saturday, 10/02 1886 (October) in New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Died: Saturday, 06/09 1956 (June) in Sherman Oaks (aged: 69)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Children: B. Reeves Eason, Jr.
Other names for B. Reeves Eason (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"William Reaves Eason"
"William Eason"
"B. Reaves 'Breezy' Eason"
"B. Reaves Eason"
"Breezy Eason"
"Reaves Eason"
"Reeves Eason"
"Breezy Easton"
"Reeves Easton"
"Eason B. Reaves"
"William Reeves Easton"
"Breezy Reeves Eason" (Nickname)
B. Reeves Eason frequently works together with these people:
Ford Beebe (9x, Crew)
Jack Mower (9x, Actor)
Smiley Burnette (9x, Actor)
Edmund Cobb (8x, Actor)
Armand Schaefer (7x, Crew)
Wheeler Oakman (7x, Actor)
Edward Hearn (7x, Actor)
Yakima Canutt (7x, Actor)
Gene Autry (7x, Actor)
Nat Levine (7x, Crew)
Ernest Miller (7x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:29656, Added: 05/09/2018, Last updated: 11/22/2021