Paul Landres (August 12, 1912 – December 26, 2001) was an American film and television editor and director. He directed episodes of The Lone Ranger, Maverick and Flipper, among many other TV series.

Paul Landres
Born(1912-08-21)August 21, 1912
DiedDecember 26, 2001(2001-12-26) (aged 89)
Occupation(s)Film and television director and editor

He directed the vampire film The Return of Dracula (1958) based on Pat Fiedler's script and starring Francis Lederer, Ray Stricklyn, Virginia Vincent, John Wengraf, Gage Clarke, Jimmy Baird and Greta Granstedt.[1][2][3][4] He met actor Arthur Franz and actress Kathleen Crowley, and both appeared in The Flame Barrier (1958).[5]

He directed western films such as Son of a Gunfighter (1965) with Russ Tamblyn in the title role,[6] and Oregon Passage (1957) starring John Ericson, Lola Albright, Toni Gerry, Edward Platt, and H.M. Wynant;[7] and western television series such as The Lone Ranger, The Cisco Kid, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, Bonanza, and Maverick.[8]



His feature films include:


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  4. ^ Brunson, Matt (October 27, 2016). "Child's Play, The Return of Dracula, Guillermo del Toro Collection among new home entertainment titles". Creative Loafing Charlotte. Womack Digital, LLC. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  5. ^ "Kathleen Crowley". Quad City Times. September 1, 2017. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  6. ^ "At the Drive-In". Chilliwack Progress. June 7, 1967. p. 15. Retrieved June 7, 2024 – via
  7. ^ Mavis, Paul (September 15, 2014). "Oregon Passage (Warner Archive Collection)". DVD Talk. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  8. ^ Mavis, Paul (January 23, 2014). "Maverick: The Complete Fourth Season (Warner Archive Collection )". DVD Talk. Retrieved July 25, 2019.