George B. Seitz

George Brackett Seitz (January 3, 1888 July 8, 1944) was an American playwright, screenwriter, film actor and director.[1] He was known for his screenplays for action serials, including:

George B. Seitz
George Brackett Seitz

(1888-01-03)January 3, 1888
DiedJuly 8, 1944(1944-07-08) (aged 56)
OccupationActor, playwright, screenwriter, director
Years active1913–1944

Seitz was born in Boston, Massachusetts, started his career as a playwright, and also wrote some fiction for "up-market" pulp magazines such as Adventure and People's Magazine.[2]

Seitz did much of his early work in Fort Lee, New Jersey when many other early film studios in America's first motion picture industry were based there.[3][4][5] He was the director of more than one hundred films, the writer of more than thirty screenplays, and an actor in seven films. He worked at Columbia Pictures and at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer where he directed eleven films in the Andy Hardy series of the 1930s & 1940s. He died in Hollywood, California in 1944. Although an acquaintance of the cinematographer John F. Seitz, they were not related. He was the father of George B. Seitz Jr., who was a writer/director active in the 1940s and 1950s in films and television.




  1. "NY Times: George B. Seitz". NY Times. Retrieved June 19, 2011.
  2. The Best of "Adventure", Volume One : 1910-1912,edited by Doug Ellis. Black Dog Books, 2010 (p. 13-14).
  3. Koszarski, Richard (2004), Fort Lee: The Film Town, Rome, Italy: John Libbey Publishing -CIC srl, ISBN 0-86196-653-8
  4. "Studios and Films". Fort Lee Film Commission. Retrieved May 30, 2011.
  5. Fort Lee Film Commission (2006), Fort Lee Birthplace of the Motion Picture Industry, Arcadia Publishing, ISBN 0-7385-4501-5
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