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David L. Hewitt

David L. Hewitt

The basics
Quick Facts
Gender male
Birth 12 August 1939 (San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, U.S.A.)
Star sign LeoLeo
The details

David L. Hewitt is a film director and producer. Among the films he has directed are The Wizard of Mars in 1965, Monsters Crash the Pajama Party also in 1965, Journey to the Center of Time in 1967, The Mighty Gorga in 1967 and The Girls from Thunder Strip in 1970.


As a teenager he was an illusionist in the Dr. Jeckyll's Strange Show, a travelling spook show. Later, with an interest in getting into the movie business, he contacted Forrest J. Ackerman and offered him a film script. The original script was called Journey into the Unknown. The script was re written by Ib Melchior and given a new title of The Time Travellers. His directing debut was Monsters Crash the Pajama Party.

Film work

In addition to The Time Travellers, which he also provided special effects for, and his directional debut, The Monsters Crash the Pajama Party, he would direct a number of films.

In 1967, he wrote the script for Dr. Terror's Gallery of Horrors, which featured John Carradine. He also directed the film, and along with Ray Dorn, he co-produced it. The film which was basically a capitalization on Dr. Terror's Gallery of Horrors had in later years achieved a degree of cult status. In 1968, he directed Hells Chosen Few. He also directed The Mighty Gorga and The Girls from Thunder Strip, both of which featured Megan Timothy. In The Mighty Gorga, he also played Gorga. He directed the Nazisploitation film The Tormentors which was released in 1971.

Later years

In later years, he was a visual effects producer for The Quiet American, Rabbit-Proof Fence and Inspector Gadget 2.

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