Also known as Franklin Shamray, Ray Bernard, and B.B. Ray, Bernard B. Ray was a Hollywood jack-of-all-trades, serving at one time or another as producer, director, writer, and photographer. Essentially a producer from 1934 to 1942, Ray churned out programmers for such Poverty Row concerns as Monogram and PRC. He also directed a number of low-budgeters, including The Speed Reporter (1936), starring stunt man extraordinaire Richard Talmadge, and House of Errors (1942), a not-bad comeback attempt by silent comedy star Harry Langdon. Bernard B. Ray's last producer/director endeavor was the patchwork 1953 actioner Hollywood Thrillmakers.