Howard Bretherton

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 final film he directed was Night Raiders in 1952. Afterwards he occasionally worked as a director for television through 1958.


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