A former business executive, Pennsylvania-born Harry S. Webb entered the motion picture industry with a managerial position at Universal. He turned producer/director with a series of Jack Perrin Westerns for low-budget company Rayart, inexpensive but well-made fare that also featured Perrin's handsome mount Starlight. A typical Poverty Row penny-pincher who sometimes used the name of Henri Samuels, Webb was later associated with Mascot Pictures (until Nat Levine reportedly fired him for drunkenness) and co-founded Reliable Pictures and Metropolitan Pictures with Bernard B. Ray. When the latter company merged with Monogram Pictures, Webb stayed on as an associate producer. His son, Gordon Webb, became a motion-picture sound engineer.