R.G. Springsteen

Active - 1945 - 1968  |   Born - Sep 8, 1904   |   Died - Dec 9, 1989   |   Genres - Western, Action, Crime

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Biography by Bruce Eder

After beginning as an assistant director at the dawn of the sound era, R.G. (Bud) Springsteen became a director 15 years later, during the declining years of the B-western, and managed to establish himself as the leading director within that genre, working with the last wave of B-movie cowboys, including Allan "Rocky" Lane and Wild Bill Elliott. His work is uniformly engaging, from oaters like Marshal of Laredo (1945) to light romantic comedy like Fabulous Senorita (1952), and includes gangster movies, thrillers, and historical dramatizations Operation Eichmann (1961), including several made in England.

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