Sam Newfield

Sam Newfield, born Samuel Neufeld, (December 6, 1899 - November 10, 1964), also known as Sherman Scott or Peter Stewart, was an American B-movie director, with over 250 feature films to his credit, and a large number of shorts, training films, industrial films, TV episodes, and pretty much anything anyone would pay him for. Because of this massive output--he would sometimes direct more than 20 films in a single year--he has been called the most prolific director of the sound era. Many of Newfield's movies were made for PRC Pictures. This was a film production company that he operated in association with his brother Sigmund Neufeld. The films PRC produced were low-budget productions, the majority being westerns, with an occasional horror film or crime drama. Sam Newfield was credited as Sherman Scott and Peter Stewart on a number of films he made for PRC. He used these names in order to hide the fact that one person was responsible for so many of PRC's films. A detailed filmograph is available at The Films of Sam Newfield. Partial filmography is listed below for the different names used. Between 1923 and 1930 Newfield directed over 50 comedies.


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