William Clemens (film director)

William Clemens (September 10, 1905 – April 29, 1980) was an American film director.[1]

William Clemens
BornSeptember 10, 1905
Saginaw, Michigan, United States
DiedApril 29, 1980(1980-04-29) (aged 74)
Los Angeles, California, United States
OccupationFilm director

Born in Saginaw, Michigan, Clemens began his Hollywood career as a film editor in 1931. His first directing project was Man Hunt in 1936. His major credits include On Dress Parade with the Dead End Kids, two Perry Mason mysteries (The Case of the Velvet Claws and The Case of the Stuttering Bishop), three films featuring detective Tom Lawrence, a.k.a. "The Falcon," four films based on the Nancy Drew series, and Calling Philo Vance in 1940. Clemens' final project was The Thirteenth Hour in 1947.

He died in Los Angeles, California in 1980.

Complete filmography

As director

As editor

As producer


  1. T.S. (July 13, 1942). "At the Central". The New York Times.

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