H. Bruce Humberstone

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.

H. Bruce Humberstone
Born(1901-11-18)November 18, 1901
Buffalo, New York, US
DiedOctober 11, 1984(1984-10-11) (aged 82)
Los Angeles, California, US
Resting placeHollywood Forever Cemetery
Other namesLucky Humberstone
OccupationFilm director
Years active1924–1966
Employer20th Century Fox
Notable work
Sun Valley Serenade
I Wake Up Screaming
To the Shores of Tripoli

Early yearsEdit

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 directorEdit


  1. ^ a b Aaker, Everett (2013). George Raft: The Films. McFarland. p. 33. ISBN 9780786493135. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  2. ^ Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries

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