Byron Haskin

22 Apr 1899 - 16 Apr 1984

Director

Byron Conrad Haskin (April 22, 1899 – April 16, 1984) was an American film and television director. He was born in Portland, Oregon.
He is remembered today for directing 1953's The War of the Worlds, one of many films where he teamed with producer George Pal. In his early career, he was a special effects artist, with a number of credits on Warner Bros. films, an asset when directing the killer ants film The Naked Jungle and the science fiction film Robinson Crusoe on Mars. Haskin also worked as a cinematographer and producer.
His career in television included directing six episodes of the original The Outer Limits, including two highly regarded episodes, "The Architects of Fear" and "Demon with a Glass Hand". He also co-produced the original Star Trek pilot episode, "The Cage".
Haskin appeared as an interviewee on-screen in the 1980 documentary Hollywood series by Kevin Brownlow. Haskin died in Montecito, California six days before his 85th birthday.

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Filmography (17 titles)

(movie, 1968)
···The Power
Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1964)
···Robinson Crusoe on Mars
Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Director
(movie, 1963)
···Captain Sindbad
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Role: Director
(movie, 1960)
···September Storm
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1958)
···From the Earth to the Moon
Genre: Science Fiction
Role: Director
(movie, 1956)
···The Boss
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1956)
···The First Texan
Genre: Western
Role: Director
(movie, 1955)
···Conquest of Space
Genre: Science Fiction
Role: Director
(movie, 1954)
···His Majesty O'Keefe
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1953)
···The War of the Worlds
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1952)
···Denver and Rio Grande
Genre: Western
Role: Director
(movie, 1951)
···Silver City
Genre: Western
Role: Director
(movie, 1951)
···Tarzan's Peril
Genre: Action, Adventure
Role: Director
(movie, 1950)
···Treasure Island
Genre: Adventure, Family
Role: Director
(movie, 1948)
···I Walk Alone
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Role: Director
(movie, 1948)
···Man-Eater of Kumaon
Genre: Adventure
Role: Director
(movie, 1943)
···Action in the North Atlantic
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Director