Charles F. Haas

Charles Friedman Haas (November 15, 1913 May 12, 2011) was an American film and television director.[1]

Charles F. Haas
Charles Friedman Haas

November 15, 1913
DiedMay 12, 2011 (age 97)
EducationB.A. Harvard University


Haas was born in Chicago, Illinois and graduated from Harvard University.[2] In 1935, he began his career at Universal Studios - where his stepfather was friends with studio chief Carl Laemmle - starting as an extra and eventually becoming assistant director[2] and later a director of non-dramatic films.[3] During World War II, he directed films for the Army Signal Corps.[2] He turned to television in the 1950s, and during this period had a brief stint directing low-budget films. Ultimately, however, he settled in television, directing episodes of such popular series as Bonanza, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The Outer Limits, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

In 1952 he sued Walter Wanger for $53,000.[4]



  1. Lentz III, Harris M. (May 25, 2012). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2011. McFarland.
  2. Dixon, Wheeler W. Lost in the Fifties: Recovering Phantom Hollywood. p. 121.
  3. "Obituary: Charles F. Haas (1913-2011)". Classic TV History. May 21, 2011.
  4. KRAMER TO DO FILM OF 'THE COMEDIAN': Producer Buys Novelette by Ernest Lehman About TV Comic -- Reis to Direct By THOMAS M. PRYORS New York Times 15 Apr 1952: 31.
  5. RANDOM NOTES ABOUT PEOPLE AND PICTURES: An Independent Unit--Hollywood Comes To New York--Hitchcock Plans By A.H. WEILER. New York Times 9 Feb 1947: X5.
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