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William Witney

Actor / Film Director / Screenwriter | * 05/15/1915 († 86, 03/17/2002) | Lawton, Oklahoma, USA
William Nuelsen Witney (May 15, 1915 – March 17, 2002) was an American film and television director. He is best remembered for the movie serials he co-directed with John English for Republic Pictures such as Daredevils of the Red Circle, Zorro's Fighting Legion and Drums of Fu Manchu. Quentin Tarantino called him "one of the greatest action directors in the history of the business." ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Western | Action | Drama

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Movies with William Witney as Actor(3)

as Himself (archive footage)1992 Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys
as Gen. Curtis E. LeMay1951 The Wild Blue Yonder
as Settler / Indian / Trooper1933 Fighting With Kit Carson

Movies with William Witney as Crew(94)

Directing/Director1982 Showdown at Eagle Gap
Directing/Director1975 Darktown Strutters
Directing/Director1973 I Escaped From Devil's Island
Directing/Director1970 Ride the Wind
Directing/Director1967 Tarzan's Jungle Rebellion
Directing/Director1967 40 Guns to Apache Pass
Directing/Director1965 Arizona Raiders
Directing/Director1965 The Girls on the Beach
Directing/Director1964 Apache Rifles
Directing/Second Unit Director1962 Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation
Directing/Director1961 Master of the World
Directing/Director1961 The Long Rope
Directing/Director1961 The Cat Burglar
Directing/Director1960 The Secret Of The Purple Reef
Directing/Director1960 Valley of the Redwoods
Directing/Director1959 Paratroop Command
Directing/Director1958 The Cool and the Crazy
Directing/Director1958 Juvenile Jungle
Directing/Director1958 The Bonnie Parker Story
Directing/Director1958 Young and Wild
Directing/Director1957 Panama Sal
Directing/Director1956 Stranger at My Door
Directing/Director1956 A Strange Adventure
Directing/Director1955 The Fighting Chance
Directing/Director1955 City of Shadows
Directing/Director1955 Santa Fe Passage
Directing/Director1954 The Outcast
Directing/Director1953 Old Overland Trail
Directing/Director1953 Iron Mountain Trail
Directing/Director1953 Shadows of Tombstone
Directing/Director1953 Down Laredo Way
Directing/Director1952 The Last Musketeer
Directing/Director1952 Colorado Sundown
Directing/Director1952 Old Oklahoma Plains
Directing/Director1952 The WAC From Walla Walla
Directing/Director1952 Border Saddlemates
Directing/Director1952 South Pacific Trail
Directing/Director1951 Pals of the Golden West
Directing/Director1951 Heart of the Rockies
Directing/Director1951 Spoilers of the Plains
Directing/Director1951 South of Caliente
Directing/Director1951 In Old Amarillo
Directing/Director1950 Twilight in the Sierras
Directing/Director1950 Bells of Coronado
Directing/Director1950 Trigger, Jr.
Directing/Director1950 Trail of Robin Hood
Directing/Director1950 Sunset in the West
Directing/Director1950 North of the Great Divide
Directing/Director1949 Susanna Pass
Directing/Director1949 The Golden Stallion
Directing/Director1949 Down Dakota Way
Directing/Director1948 The Far Frontier
Directing/Director1948 Grand Canyon Trail
Directing/Director1948 Night Time in Nevada
Directing/Director1948 Under California Stars
Directing/Director1948 Eyes of Texas
Directing/Director1948 The Gay Ranchero
Directing/Director1947 Springtime in the Sierras
Directing/Director1947 On the Old Spanish Trail
Directing/Director1947 Apache Rose
Directing/Director1947 Bells of San Angelo
Directing/Director1946 Roll on Texas Moon
Directing/Director1946 Home in Oklahoma
Directing/Director1946 The Crimson Ghost
Directing/Director1946 Heldorado
Directing/Director1943 Drums of Fu Manchu
Directing/Director1943 G-men vs. the Black Dragon
Directing/Director1942 Spy Smasher
Directing/Director1942 King of the Mounties
Directing/Director1942 Perils of Nyoka
Directing/Director1942 Outlaws of Pine Ridge
Directing/Director1941 Adventures of Captain Marvel
Directing/Director1941 Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc.
Directing/Director1941 Jungle Girl
Directing/Director1941 King of the Texas Rangers
Directing/Director1940 Mysterious Doctor Satan
Directing/Director1940 Drums of Fu Manchu
Directing/Director1940 Heroes of the Saddle
Directing/Director1940 Adventures of Red Ryder
Directing/Director1940 King of the Royal Mounted
Directing/Director1940 Hi-Yo Silver
Directing/Director1939 Zorro's Fighting Legion
Directing/Director1939 Daredevils of the Red Circle
Directing/Director1939 The Lone Ranger Rides Again
Directing/Director1939 Dick Tracy's G-Men
Directing/Director1938 Dick Tracy Returns
Directing/Director1938 The Lone Ranger
Directing/Director1938 The Fighting Devil Dogs
Directing/Director1938 Hawk of the Wilderness
Directing/Director1937 Zorro Rides Again
Directing/Director1937 The Trigger Trio
Directing/Director1937 The Painted Stallion
Directing/Director1937 SOS Coast Guard
Writing/Story1935 The Singing Vagabond

TV Shows/Series with William Witney as Crew(23)

Directing/Director1974 Kodiak
Directing/Director1974 The Cowboys
Directing/Director1967 The High Chaparral
Directing/Director1967 Hondo
Directing/Director1966 Tarzan
Directing/Director1965 Laredo
Directing/Director1965 The Wild Wild West
Directing/Director1965 Branded
Directing/Director1964 Daniel Boone
Directing/Director1962 The Wide Country
Directing/Director1962 The Virginian
Directing/Director1961 Frontier Circus
Directing/Director1960 The Tall Man
Directing/Director1960 Overland Trail
Directing/Director1960 Coronado 9
Directing/Director1959 Laramie
Directing/Director1959 Riverboat
Directing/Director1959 Bonanza
Directing/Director1958 Frontier Doctor
Directing/Director1958 Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer
Directing/Director1957 Zorro
Directing/Director1956 The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu
Directing/Director1956 State Trooper

Full Name: William Witney
Born: Saturday, 05/15 1915 (May) in Lawton
Died: Sunday, 03/17 2002 (March) in Jackson (aged: 86)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Rabbit)
Languages: English (EN)
Spouses (current/former): Maxine Doyle
Other names for William Witney (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"William Whitney"
"William N. Witney"
William Witney frequently works together with these people:
Roy Rogers (28x, Actor)
Trigger (26x, Actor)
John English (19x, Crew)
Ken Terrell (18x, Actor)
Ronald Davidson (18x, Crew)
Roy Barcroft (16x, Actor)
Sloan Nibley (16x, Crew)
Dale Evans (14x, Actress)
Gerald Geraghty (13x, Crew)
James Fawcett (13x, Cast)
William Nobles (12x, Crew)
Jim Davis (9x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:752519, Added: 11/03/2018, Last updated: 07/31/2020