Ray Taylor
(12/01/1888 - 02/15/1952)

A prolific American director, Ray Taylor began his show-business career as an actor and stage manager in regional theater before serving in World War I. After his service he ventured to Hollywood, where he got a job with Fox Films and worked as an assistant director, often with John Ford. In the 1920s Taylor traveled crosstown to Universal Pictures, where he got the opportunity to become a director, initially of one- and two-reelers. His proficiency in that niche impressed Universal enough that he was promoted  to features and serials. He transitioned easily into talkies and is still remembered for his work in serials.

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Available Films

Films of Edmund Cobb (1925-1927)

The Return of Chandu the Magician (1934)

The Vigilantes Are Coming (1936)

The Adventures of Smilin' Jack (1943)

Black Hills (1947) / Shadow Valley (1947)

The Westward Trail (1948)