S. Sylvan Simon
1910 – 1951
Who was S. Sylvan Simon?
S. Sylvan Simon was an American stage/film director and producer. He began his film career at Warner Bros. in 1935, directing screen tests. In 1937, he moved to MGM, where he worked on the Marx Brothers' The Big Store, supervising many of the slapstick sequences. He directed Red Skelton's first starring feature, 1941's Whistling in the Dark, and later worked with Skelton again on Skelton's 1948 vehicle, A Southern Yankee and The Fuller Brush Man in 1948. Simon also directed Wallace Beery in Bad Bascomb.
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