B. Reeves Eason

American film director, actor and screenwriter (1886–1956) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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William Reeves Eason (October 2, 1886 – June 9, 1956),[1] 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.

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Eason (left) showing screenwriters Lucien Hubbard and Douglas Z. Doty film from the Western Two Kinds of Love (1920)
William Reeves Eason

(1886-10-02)October 2, 1886
Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedJune 9, 1956(1956-06-09) (aged 69)
Other namesB. Reaves Eason
Breezy Eason
Reeves Eason
"Breezy" Reeves Eason
  • Director
  • actor
  • screenwriter
  • second-unit director
  • assistant director
Years active1914–1950
SpouseJimsy Maye
ChildrenB. Reeves Eason Jr.