Stuart Heisler

Stuart Heisler
Born December 5, 1896
Died August 21, 1979(1979-08-21) (aged 82)
Occupation Film director, film editor

Stuart Heisler (December 5, 1896 – August 21, 1979) was an American film and television director.[1] He was a son of Luther Albert Heisler (1855-1916), a carpenter, and Frances Baldwin Heisler (1857-1935). He worked as a motion picture editor from 1921 to 1936, then dedicated the rest of his career to that of a film director.

He directed the 1944 propaganda film The Negro Soldier, a documentary style recruitment piece targeting African-Americans.[2] He received an Oscar nomination in 1949 for his contribution to the visual effects of the film Tulsa.

Partial filmography

As editor

As director

See also


  1. ^ "Stuart Heisler". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "The Negro Soldier". The New York Times.

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