T. Hayes Hunter

Active - 1914 - 1934  |   Born - Dec 1, 1884 in Philadelphia, PA  |   Died - Apr 14, 1944 in London, UK  |   Genres - Mystery, Crime, Romance, Drama, Comedy

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A stage manager for theatrical impresario David Belasco for more than three years and the producer in his own right of Belasco's famous The Girl of the Golden West, Thomas Hayes Hunter entered films in the very early 1910s with Biograph, Kalem, and Kleine, directing his wife, Millicent Evans, in such potboilers as Seats of the Mighty (1914) and Father and Son (1916). Helming a wide variety of melodramas, including the 1916 serial The Crimson Stain and the moralistic Earthbound (1920), Hunter left Hollywood in favor of Great Britain in 1927, where in 1934 he directed perhaps his most enduring film, the Boris Karloff Grand Guignol melodrama The Ghoul.