Awards & Winners

Alfred L. Werker

Date of Birth 02-December-1896
Place of Birth Deadwood
(Lawrence County, South Dakota)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Alfred Werker, Alfred Louis Werker, Al Werker, Albert Werker, Albert Werker, Alfred Werker, Al Werker, Alfred Louis Werker
Profession Film Director
Alfred L. Werker was a film director whose work in movies spanned from 1917 through 1957. After a number of film production jobs and assistant directing, Werker co-directed his first film, Ridin' the Wind in 1925 alongside director Del Andrews. He was brought in by Fox Film Corporation executives to re-shoot and re-edit Erich von Stroheim's film Hello, Sister!, co-starring Boots Mallory and ZaSu Pitts. Most of Werker's work is unremarkable, but a few were well received by critics. Those films included House of Rothschild and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; the latter film is considered one of the best in the Sherlock Holmes series. During the early 1940s, he directed a number of comedies including Laurel & Hardy's A-Haunting We Will Go. In the late 1940s, Werker worked for the B-picture film studio Eagle-Lion Films. Notable films from that period include the unique mystery thriller Repeat Performance and He Walked by Night. The latter film, however, was taken over by uncredited director Anthony Mann. Werker was nominated in 1949 for the Locarno International Film Festival's Best Police Film category for He Walked By Night and won. The following year, he was nominated for, but did not win, the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for Lost Boundaries.

Awards by Alfred L. Werker

Check all the awards nominated and won by Alfred L. Werker.


Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Screenplay
Honored for : Lost Boundaries

Nominations 1949 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Lost Boundaries