Thursday, September 7, 2017

"Powder River" Director Louis King 1962 Westwood Village Cemetery

Louis King (born June 28, 1898, Christiansburg, Virginia – died September 7, 1962) was an American actor and film director of westerns and adventure movies in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s.[1][2]

His name was also written as L.H. King and Lewis King. A brother of director Henry King, he entered the film business in 1919 as a character actor. He specialized in villains and blusterers. 

He began his career as a director of a series of westerns in the 1920s under the name of Lewis King: The Bantam Cowboy (1928), The Fightin' Redhead (1928), The Pinto Kid (1928), The Little Buckaroo (1928), The Slingshot Kid (1927), The Boy Rider (1927), Montana Bill (1921), Pirates of the West (1921), and The Gun Runners (1921).

He directed action adventures and westerns in the 1930s and 1940s in Hollywood. He directed the 20th Century Fox wartime film Chetniks! The Fighting Guerrillas in 1943. In the 1950s, he directed westerns on television. He directed episodes of Gunsmoke in 1957, the Zane Grey Theater in 1958, The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, and The Deputy in 1960-61.

Louis King died on September 7, 1962 in Los Angeles, California, aged 64. He is interred at Westwood Village Memorial Park

Partial filmography

The Gun Runners (1921)

The Boy Rider (1927)

The Bantam Cowboy (1928)
Mexicali Rose (1929)
The Mask Falls (1931)

Arm of the Law (1932)

The County Fair (1932)
Life in the Raw (1933)
Bachelor of Arts (1934)
Murder in Trinidad (1934)

Charlie Chan in Egypt (1935)

Bengal Tiger (1936)

Bulldog Drummond's Revenge (1937)

Wine, Women and Horses (1937)

Bulldog Drummond Comes Back (1937)

Tom Sawyer, Detective (1938)
The Way of All Flesh (1940)

Typhoon (1940)

Young America (1942)
Chetniks! The Fighting Guerrillas (1943)

Thunderhead, Son of Flicka (1945)

Smoky (1946)

Thunder in the Valley (1947)

Green Grass of Wyoming (1948)

Sand (1949)

Mrs. Mike (1949)

Powder River (1953)

Sabre Jet (1953)

Dangerous Mission (1954)


1. New York Times
2. Profile,

Louis King (r.) with Dick Powell and Evelyn Keyes
during production of Mrs. Mike (1948)

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