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Maury Dexter


Born - 12 June 1927, Paris, Arkansas, USA
Died - 28 May 2017

Slim, fair-haired American director who made more than 20 low-budget exploitation features in the 1960s, including some fast-moving action pictures and some unsettling slices of science-fiction and horror. Born Morris Poindexter, he had begun his career as a teenage actor, but by the mid 1950s was working behind the camera as a dialogue director: A Life at Stake (1955), Wetbacks (1956), The Rookie (1959). Moving into the director's chair, he made, among a number of others, Walk Tall (1960), The Purple Hills (1961), Young Guns of Texas (1962), House of the Damned (1963), The Day Mars Invaded Earth (1963), Raiders from Beneath the Sea (1964), Wild on the Beach (1965), Maryjane (1967), The Young Animals (1968), The Mini-Skirt Mob (1968), Hell's Belles (1969) and A Bullet for Pretty Boy (1970), his last, after which he moved into television as an assistant director, his final credit as such being the TV movie Us in 1991.