Arthur Roberts (film editor)

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Arthur Roberts
Born(1890-07-17)July 17, 1890
Texas, United States
DiedFebruary 5, 1961(1961-02-05) (aged 70)
San Mateo, California, United States
Occupation Film editor
Years active1927–1955

Arthur Roberts (July 17, 1890 – February 5, 1961), also known as Arthur E. Roberts, was an American film editor who edited over 100 films during his almost 30-year career.


Life and career

Arthur Roberts began editing towards the end of the silent era of the film industry, his first film being 1927's The College Hero , directed by Walter Lang. His last film was Republic's Lay That Rifle Down in 1955, after which he spent a brief period as the editor for the television series, Lassie , before retiring in 1956. During his career he would work with many famous directors, including Frank Capra (on several films, including The Donovan Affair ), Lowell Sherman (on The Royal Bed ), William Seiter (on several films, including Way Back Home ), Edward F. Cline (on Cracked Nuts ), George Cukor (on A Bill of Divorcement ), Dorothy Arzner (the first female member of the DGA, on Christopher Strong ), Anthony Mann ( Strangers in the Night ), George Archainbaud (Girls of the Big House), Fritz Lang ( House by the River ),


(Per AFI database) [1]

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  1. "Harry Stubbs". American Film Institute. Retrieved October 17, 2014.