E. W. Hammons

E. W. Hammons (December 2, 1882 – July 31, 1962) was an American film producer. He produced 228 films between 1921 and 1938. In 1915 he founded Educational Pictures, which started out making educational films for schools, but soon changed its focus to comedy short films. He was born in Winona, Mississippi, and died in New Rochelle, New York.

E. W. Hammons
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Hammons in 1920
BornDecember 2, 1882
DiedJuly 31, 1962
Other namesEarle W. Hammons
Years active1921–1938

Selected filmographyEdit

Buster KeatonEdit

After Buster Keaton returned to the United States he teamed with Hammons' Educational Picture Production, director Charles Lamont, and producers E. H. Allen and Al Christie[1] on several short films.[2]

  • The Gold Ghost (1934)
  • Allez Oop (1934)
  • Palooka from Paducah (1935)
  • One Rum Elmer (1935)
  • Hayseed Romance (1935)
  • Tars and stripes (1935)
  • The E-Flat Man (1935)
  • Three on a Limb (1936)
  • Blue Blazes (see above): Produced with Al Christie and directed by Raymond Kane
  • Grand Slam Opera: (see above)
  • The Chemist (1936): Produced and directed by Al Christie with Hammons
  • Mixed Magic (1936): Director Raymond Kane
  • Love Nest On Wheels (1937)


  1. ^ Neibaur, James L. (2010). The Fall of Buster Keaton: His Films for MGM, Educational Pictures, and Columbia. Scarecrow Press. p. 85-128. ISBN 978-0-81-087683-5.
  2. ^ Knopf, Robert (1999). The Theater and Cinema of Buster Keaton. Princeton University Press. p. 191-193. ISBN 978-0-69-100442-6.

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