Oswald Mitchell

Active - 1928 - 1949  |   Born - Jan 1, 1890   |   Died - Jan 1, 1949   |   Genres - Musical, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

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Biography by Hal Erickson

British producer/director/writer Oswald Mitchell entered films as soon as they learned to talk. Primarily a screenwriter, Mitchell occasionally functioned as producer from 1936's Stars on Parade onward. His directorial credits include both the 1934 and 1941 version of Danny Boy and the blood-and-thunder Todd Slaughter melodrama Greed of William Hart (1947). And it was Oswald Mitchell who launched the "Old Mother Riley" comedy series in 1937, ultimately directing and/or scripting five "Riley" entries.

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