Howard Bretherton

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Howard Bretherton
BornFebruary 13, 1890
Tacoma, Washington, United States
DiedApril 12, 1969
San Diego, California, United States
OccupationFilm editor

Howard Bretherton (13 February 1890, in Tacoma, Washington – 12 April 1969, in San Diego, California) was an American film director, film editor, and the father of film editor David Bretherton.


He began his career as a propman and then became a film editor during the early 1920s for MGM. He directed his first film, While London Sleeps, in 1926, and thereafter spent more than three decades working mostly as a film director. Of the roughly 100 pictures he directed, most of them were westerns and action/adventure films. The final film he directed was Night Raiders in 1952. Afterwards, he occasionally worked as a director in television through 1958.

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