Directors: Careers–Output

Research in Progress: June 27, 2021

Directors: Careers–Output (Prolific)

Prolific directors of the studio era, with large bodies of work:

George Cukor

Michael Curtiz

John Ford

Henry Hathaway

Howard Hawks

Alfred Hitchcock

Mervyn LeRoy

King Vidor

Raoul Walsh

William Wellman


Indie Directors



Foreign Directors



Thus, measured in terms of quantity of output, Peckinpah might appear to fall outside the circle of major American directors

Part of what gives Ford and Hawks their measure  and status is, in fact, a measure of quantity, a large number of accomplished films