Victor Hugo Halperin

 

Halperin

 

Born August 24th 1895  Chicago Ilinois

Died  May 17th 1983   Bentonville Arkansas

 

Biography

Halperin began his career as a filmmaker in 1922, working as a writer on The Danger Point (an original story). In two years he was working as a writer-producer-director on the Agnes Ayres film, When a Girl Loves, but he is best known for his 1932 horror film White Zombie, starring Madge Bellamy and Bela Lugosi. This as we have seen was once thought to be a lost film that has grown in stature over the years..

Halperin often worked in collaboration with his brother Edward, mainly on second features for Poverty Row Studios in the 1920’s and 30’s. He specialised in horror and romantic melodrama.

Victor Halperin retired in 1942, after working as a director at PRC studios. His brother was a film producer. He was also a stage actor and later a stage director before getting into the movie business.

Filmography

1942 Girls’ Town

1939 Buried Alive

1939 Torture Ship

1937 Nation Aflame

1936 Racing Blood (as Rex Hale)

1936 Revolt of the Zombies

1936 I Conquer the Sea!

1933 Supernatural

1932 White Zombie

1930 Ex-Flame

1930 Party Girl (re-issue version, as Rex Hale)

1927 Dance Magic

1926 Borrowed Plumes (as Victor Hugo Halperin)

1925 The Unknown Lover (as Victor Hugo Halperin)

1925 School for Wives (as Victor Hugo Halperin)

1924 Greater Than Marriage (as Victor Hugo Halperin)

1924 When a Girl Loves (as Victor Hugo Halperin)

Writer 

1943 The Lone Star Trail (story)

1937 Nation Aflame (story – as Rex Hale)

1936 Revolt of the Zombies (uncredited)

1934 Bachelor Bait (story)

1930 Ex-Flame (scenario)

1930 Party Girl (scenario)

1925 The Unknown Lover (as Victor Hugo Halperin)

1925 School for Wives (as Victor Hugo Halperin)

1924 Greater Than Marriage (as Victor Hugo Halperin)

1924 When a Girl Loves (as Victor Hugo Halperin)

1923 Tea: With a Kick! (story – as Victor Hugo Halperin)

1922 The Danger Point (story – as Victor Hugo Halperin)

 Producer 

1937 Nation Aflame (producer)

1936 I Conquer the Sea! (co-producer – uncredited)

1933 Supernatural (producer)

1930 Party Girl (producer)

1929 She Goes to War (producer)

1927 Convoy (associate producer – as Victor Hugo Halperin)

1926 Borrowed Plumes (producer – as Victor Hugo Hlperin)

1925 The Unknown Lover (producer)

1925 School for Wives (producer)

1924 When a Girl Loves (producer)