Charles C. Coleman (director)

Charles Clifford Coleman (December 29, 1901 – May 25, 1972)[1] was an American film director. Although as a full director he only generally directed 1930s B-films (often credited as C.C. Coleman Jr.), it was an assistant director he was most prolific. As assistant director he worked on some of the biggest and most acclaimed pictures of the Golden Hollywood era, and was a frequent collaborator with Billy Wilder.[2][3][4] Among his credits as assistant director are Twentieth Century (1934), Mr Deeds Goes to Town (1936), Lost Horizon (1937), Holiday Inn (1942), Five Graves to Cairo (1943), Double Indemnity (1944), The Blue Dahlia (1946), The Heiress (1949), Sunset Boulevard, Ace in the Hole (1951), A Place in the Sun (1951), Stalag 17 (1954), Sabrina (1954), The Spirit of St. Louis (1957), Vertigo (1958), and Hud (1963).


Films as full director


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  2. Reid, John Howard (2005). Hollywood Gold: Films of the Forties and Fifties. p. 139. ISBN 978-1-4116-3524-1.
  3. Madsen, Axel (1969). Billy Wilder. Indiana University Press. p. 157.
  4. Sikov, Ed (23 November 1998). On Sunset Boulevard: the life and times of Billy Wilder. Hyperion. p. 649.

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