H. Bruce Humberstone

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H. Bruce Humberstone
Born (1901-11-18)November 18, 1901
Buffalo, New York, USA
Died October 11, 1984(1984-10-11) (aged 82)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Resting place Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Nationality American
Other names Lucky Humberstone
Occupation Film director
Years active 1924–1966
Employer 20th Century Fox
Notable work Sun Valley Serenade
I Wake Up Screaming
To the Shores of Tripoli

H. Bruce "Lucky" Humberstone (November 18, 1901 – October 11, 1984) was a movie actor (as a child), a script clerk, an assistant director, working with directors such as King Vidor, Edmund Goulding and Allan Dwan and, ultimately, a director.

Early years[edit]

Humberstone was born in Buffalo, New York, and attended Miami Military Academy in Miami, Florida.[1]


One of 28 founders of the Directors Guild of America, Humberstone worked on several silent movie films for 20th Century Fox. Humberstone did not specialize; he worked on comedies, dramas, and melodramas. Humberstone is best known today for the seminal film noir I Wake Up Screaming (1941) and his work on some of the Charlie Chan films. In the 1950s, Humberstone worked mostly on TV. He retired in 1966.


Humberstone has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Humberstone died of pneumonia in Woodland Hills, California, on October 11, 1984, aged 82,[1] and was buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California.[2]

Partial filmography as director[edit]


  1. ^ a b Aaker, Everett (2013). George Raft: The Films. McFarland. p. 33. ISBN 9780786493135. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 
  2. ^ H. Bruce Humberstone at Find a Grave

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