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Charles Kerr (screenwriter)

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Charles Kerr
Born(1892-04-06)April 6, 1892
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
DiedFebruary 14, 1954(1954-02-14) (aged 61)
Los Angeles, California, United States
OccupationAssistant director
Years active1925-1951

Charles Kerr (April 6, 1892 – February 14, 1954) was an American assistant director who worked in both the silent and sound film eras. While he never was the main individual behind the helm, Kerr was an assistant director on over fifty feature films, and a production manager on several more. He was also involved in the creation of five screenplays, co-authoring three of them.

Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on April 6, 1892, he would break into the film industry as an assistant director on the 1925 film Three Wise Crooks. Initially, he would work almost exclusively with the director James Leo Meehan at FBO Pictures, and would continue on at RKO Radio Pictures after its creation by merging FBO with the KAO theater chain, under RCA. He would remain at RKO until 1937, when he moved over to United Artists. His career would begin to dwindle during the 1940s, although he would co-author two screenplays during that decade: Li'l Abner in 1940 and 1946's Vacation in Reno. During his career he would work with such notable directors as Gregory La Cava, Lew Landers, and William Dieterle.[1]

Filmography

(as per AFI's database)[1]

Year Title Role Notes
1925 Three Wise Crooks Assistant director
1926 Laddie Assistant director
1926 The Timid Terror Assistant director
1927 The Harvester Assistant director
1927 Judgment of the Hills Assistant director
1927 Little Mickey Grogan Assistant director
1927 The Magic Garden Assistant director
1927 Mother Assistant director
1927 Naughty Nanette Assistant director
1928 The Circus Kid Assistant director
1928 The Devil's Trademark Assistant director
1928 Gang War Assistant director
1928 The Perfect Crime Assistant director
1928 Son of the Golden West Assistant director
1928 Wallflowers Assistant director
1928 Young Whirlwind Assistant director
1929 The Air Legion Assistant director
1930 Lovin' the Ladies Assistant director
1930 Second Wife Assistant director
1931 Consolation Marriage Assistant director
1931 Traveling Husbands Assistant director
1931 The Sin Ship Assistant director
1932 Little Orphan Annie Assistant director
1933 Bed of Roses Assistant director
1933 One Man's Journey Assistant director
1934 Two Alone Assistant director
1934 Their Big Moment Assistant director
1934 The Crime Doctor Assistant director
1934 His Greatest Gamble Assistant director
1935 Grand Old Girl Assistant director
1935 Captain Hurricane Assistant director
1935 Seven Keys to Baldpate Assistant director
1935 Freckles Assistant director
1936 Night Waitress Assistant director
1936 Without Orders Assistant director
1937 Walter Wanger's Vogues of 1938 Assistant director
1937 Stand-In Assistant director
1937 52nd Street Assistant director
1938 Maid's Night Out Assistant director
1938 The Duke of West Point Assistant director
1938 Blockade Assistant director
1939 Slightly Honorable Assistant director
1939 Eternally Yours Assistant director
1939 Winter Carnival Assistant director
1940 The House Across the Bay Assistant director
1940 Li'l Abner Screenwriter
1942 The Shanghai Gesture Assistant director
1942 The Bashful Bachelor Assistant director
1943 Two Weeks to Live Assistant director
1943 Alaska Highway Assistant director
1946 Vacation in Reno Screenwriter
1946 Behind the Mask Production manager
1946 Don't Gamble with Strangers Production manager
1946 Partners in Time Production manager
1950 The Fireball Assistant director
1951 The Man with My Face Assistant director
1951 Fort Defiance Assistant director
1951 The Sound of Fury Production manager
1951 Queen for a Day Production manager

References

  1. ^ a b "Charles Kerr". American Film Institute. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
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