Howard Bretherton Movies and Career Information
Feb 13, 1890
Howard Bretherton (13 February 1890, Tacoma, Washington-12 April 1969, San Diego, California) was an American film director, film editor, and the father of film editor David Bretherton. He began his career as a propman and then became a film editor during the early 1920s for MGM. He directed his first film, While London Sleeps, in 1926, and thereafter spent more than the next three decades working mostly as a film director. Of the roughly 100 pictures he directed, most of them were westerns and action/adventure films. Some of his notable films include The Match King (1932), Ladies They Talk About (1933), Boys' Reformatory (1939), Beyond the Last Frontier (1943), The Monster and the Ape (1945), and Who's Guilty? (1945). The last film he directed was Night Raiders in 1952. Afterwards he occasionally worked as a director for television through 1958.