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Gordon Douglas

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
Starting out as a child actor, Gordon Douglas was eventually hired by Hal Roach as a gag writer. His first directorial assignments were for Roach's "Our Gang" series. Graduating to features, Douglas stayed with comedies, directing Oliver Hardy in Zenobia (1939) and both Hardy and Stan Laurel in Saps at Sea (1940). Douglas left Roach for RKO, for which he directed about a dozen films from 1942 to 1947, mostly routine programmers. Read more...

Actor

Character: Second Caterer

Teacher's Pet 1930

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Character: Fort Arid Legionnaire

Beau Hunks 1931

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Directing

Writing