Harry S. Webb

Active - 1924 - 1941  |   Born - Oct 15, 1891   |   Died - Jul 4, 1959   |   Genres - Western, Action

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Biography by Hans J. Wollstein

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.

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