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Sam Nelson (I) (1896–1963)

Sam Nelson was born on May 11, 1896 in Whittier, California, USA. He was an assistant director and director, known for Spartacus (1960), Some Like It Hot (1959) and All the King's Men (1949). He died on May 1, 1963 in Hollywood, California. See full bio »

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Spartacus Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Some Like It Hot Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
All the King's Men Second Unit Director or Assistant Director


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 1963 13 Frightened Girls (assistant director)
 1963 The Man from the Diners' Club (assistant director)
 1962 Diamond Head (assistant director)
 1962 The Wild Westerners (assistant director)
 1962 Don't Knock the Twist (assistant director)
 1962 Experiment in Terror (assistant director)
 1961 Sail a Crooked Ship (assistant director)
 1961 By Love Possessed (assistant director)
 1961 A Raisin in the Sun (assistant director)
 1960 The Wackiest Ship in the Army (assistant director)
 1960 Let No Man Write My Epitaph (assistant director)
 1960 Spartacus (assistant director)
 1960 Comanche Station (assistant director)
 1959 The Flying Fontaines (assistant director)
 1959 Some Like It Hot (assistant director)
 1959 Good Day for a Hanging (assistant director)
 1958 The Last Hurrah (assistant director)
 1958 Gunman's Walk (assistant director)
 1958 Fifi Blows Her Top (Short) (assistant director)
 1958 Cowboy (assistant director)
 1957 Decision at Sundown (assistant director)
 1957 Rusty Romeos (Short) (assistant director)
 1957 3:10 to Yuma (assistant director)
 1957 The Tall T (assistant director)
 1957 The Man Who Turned to Stone (assistant director)
 1956 Don't Knock the Rock (assistant director)
 1956 The White Squaw (assistant director)
 1956 You Can't Run Away from It (assistant director)
 1956 Reprisal! (assistant director)
 1956 Uranium Boom (assistant director)
 1955 The Last Frontier (assistant director)
 1955 My Sister Eileen (assistant director)
 1955 The Violent Men (assistant director)
 1954 They Rode West (assistant director)
 1954 Three Hours to Kill (assistant director)
 1954 The Iron Glove (assistant director)
 1954 Jesse James vs. the Daltons (assistant director)
 1952-1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series) (assistant director - 3 episodes)
- The Fugitives (1954) ... (assistant director)
- Crossed and Double Crossed (1952) ... (assistant director)
- The Divided Heart (1952) ... (assistant director)
 1953 Miss Sadie Thompson (assistant director)
 1953 Conquest of Cochise (assistant director)
 1953 Footlights Theater (TV Series) (assistant director - 2 episodes)
- Crossed and Double-Crossed (1953) ... (assistant director)
- Change of Heart (1953) ... (assistant director)
 1953 Flame of Calcutta (assistant director)
 1952 The Member of the Wedding (assistant director)
 1952 Affair in Trinidad (assistant director)
 1951 The Family Secret (assistant director)
 1951 Two of a Kind (assistant director)
 1951 The Brave Bulls (assistant director)
 1951 Santa Fe (assistant director)
 1951 My True Story (assistant director)
 1950 No Sad Songs for Me (assistant director)
 1950 Cargo to Capetown (assistant director)
 1950 Punchy Cowpunchers (Short) (assistant director - uncredited)
 1949 Tell It to the Judge (assistant director)
 1949 All the King's Men (assistant director)
 1949 The Doolins of Oklahoma (assistant director)
 1949 Manhattan Angel (assistant director)
 1949 The Walking Hills (assistant director)
 1948 The Return of October (assistant director)
 1948 I Surrender Dear (assistant director)
 1948 Triple Threat (assistant director)
 1948 Port Said (assistant director)
 1947 The Lady from Shanghai (assistant director)
 1947 It Had to Be You (assistant director)
 1946 The Return of Monte Cristo (assistant director)
 1946 I've Always Loved You (first assistant director - uncredited)
 1946 Gallant Journey (assistant director)
 1946 The Walls Came Tumbling Down (assistant director)
 1945 A Walk in the Sun (assistant director - uncredited)
 1945 Getting Gertie's Garter (assistant director)
 1945 And Then There Were None (assistant director)
 1945 Delightfully Dangerous (assistant director - uncredited)
 1945 Strange Holiday (assistant director - uncredited)
 1944 Guest in the House (assistant director)
 1944 The Hairy Ape (assistant director)
 1944 Take It Big (assistant director - uncredited)
 1943 Jack London (assistant director)
 1943 The North Star (assistant director)
 1943 Lady of Burlesque (assistant director - uncredited)
 1943 The Outlaw (assistant director)
 1943 Fighting Frontier (assistant director)
 1942 Pirates of the Prairie (assistant director)
 1942 Bandit Ranger (assistant director)
 1942 Friendly Enemies (assistant director)
 1942 A Gentleman After Dark (assistant director)
 1941 The Corsican Brothers (assistant director)
 1940 Arizona (second unit director)
 1939 Only Angels Have Wings (second unit director - uncredited)
 1938 Women in Prison (assistant director)
 1937 The Game That Kills (assistant director - uncredited)
 1937 Venus Makes Trouble (assistant director - uncredited)
 1937 Let's Get Married (assistant director)
 1936 More Than a Secretary (assistant director - uncredited)
 1936 Pennies from Heaven (assistant director - uncredited)
 1933 The Fighting Code (assistant director)
 1933 Ann Carver's Profession (assistant director - uncredited)
 1932 No More Orchids (assistant director - uncredited)
 1932 Virtue (assistant director - uncredited)
 1932 Washington Merry-Go-Round (assistant director - uncredited)
 1932 The Night Club Lady (assistant director - uncredited)
 1931 Way Back Home (assistant director - uncredited)
 1931 The Miracle Woman (assistant director - uncredited)
 1931 Dirigible (assistant director - uncredited)
 1930 Rain or Shine (assistant director - uncredited)
 1930 Call of the West (assistant director)
 1930 A Royal Romance (assistant director)
 1930 Guilty? (assistant director)
 1930 Personality (assistant director)
 1930 The Melody Man (assistant director)
 1929 Mexicali Rose (assistant director - uncredited)
 1929 Wall Street (assistant director)
 1929 Song of Love (assistant director)
 1929 The Yellowback (assistant director)
 1929 Fury of the Wild (assistant director)
 1928 Dog Law (assistant director)
 1928 Lightning Speed (assistant director)
 1928 The Fightin' Redhead (assistant director)
 1928 Breed of the Sunsets (assistant director)
 1928 The Little Buckaroo (assistant director)
 1928 Driftin' Sands (assistant director)
 1927 Her Father Said No (assistant director)
 1926 Red Hot Hoofs (assistant director)
 1925 The Midnight Flyer (assistant director)
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