Wallace W. Fox

Active - 1927 - 1953  |   Born - Mar 9, 1895 in Purcell, OK  |   Died - Jun 30, 1958 in Hollywood, CA  |   Genres - Western, Action

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While he occasionally toiled at such major studios as Universal and RKO, director Wallace Fox is best known (though not always fondly remembered) for his prolific "poverty row" output. A former minstrel-show performer, Fox became a movie property man in 1919. After apprenticing as assistant to director Edwin Carewe, Fox was entrusted with the directorial reins of the 1927 silent feature The Bandit's Son. In the talkie era, Fox was hired more for his willingness to adhere to schedules and budgets than for his artistic aspirations (if, indeed, he had any). Wallace Fox's most often-seen films include his Bela Lugosi and East Side Kids vehicles for parsimonious Monogram producer Sam Katzman.

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