Herbert I. Leeds (Herbert I. Levy)
BiographyNew York City, New York, USA
Herbert I. Leeds was a journeyman film editor before turning director in 1937. Many of his films were made for 20th Century-Fox, and his training as an editor was evident in the efficiency and tight pacing of his films. Although he started out making westerns, he soon turned to mysteries and adventures. Read more... Philippines. He also directed two enjoyable entries in the underrated Lloyd Nolan "Michael Shayne" private detective series. Unlike many B directors, Leeds' final films kept up to the same quality as his early ones, and his next-to-last picture, Bunco Squad (1950) is, despite its potboiler title, a solid, well-crafted and well-acted little thriller.