Lloyd Nosler

Lloyd Nosler was an American film editor, director, and screenwriter who worked in Hollywood in from the 1910s through the 1950s.[1][2]

Lloyd Nosler
Lloyd Leonard Nosler

March 13, 1901
Riverton, Oregon, USA
DiedSeptember 26, 1985 (aged 84)
Hanford, California, USA
OccupationFilm editor, film director
Spouse(s)Roberta Fulenwider (m. 1927)
Olivia Winter (m. 1951)


Lloyd was born in Riverton, Oregon, to Charles Nosler and Ida Belle Wright. He left school at the age of 14, and worked for a time as a paperboy for The Spokesman Review.

He later took on a job as an office boy at Universal Studios after his family relocated to Los Angeles. In 1918, he was given a promotion to the photography department, where he cut his teeth editing Kaiser, Beast of Berlin. The next year, after editing Cassiday of the Air Lanes, he became specifically renowned for cutting action films after catching the eye of Tom Mix.[3] Work on films like Ben Hur followed at MGM; the studio kept him under contract for seven years.[3]

In 1937, he went back to school, compelled by a desire to change careers and pursue screenwriting.[3] During World War II, however, he used his editing skills to cut more than 200 service films while serving as a briefing officer in the U.S. Air Force.[3]

Selected filmography

As editor:

As screenwriter:

As director:


  1. LoBrutto, Vincent (2012). The Art of Motion Picture Editing. Skyhorse Publishing Inc. ISBN 978-1-58115-881-6.
  2. Soares, AndrĂ© (2010-04-19). Beyond Paradise: The Life of Ramon Novarro. Univ. Press of Mississippi. ISBN 978-1-60473-458-4.
  3. Ragan, David (26 Feb 1950). "He Shaped His Hollywood Career with Shears". The Semi-Weekly Spokesman-Review. Retrieved 2019-12-03.
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