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Sam Newfield

Born: Dec 6, 1899

Death: Nov 10, 1964

Birthplace: New York City

Profession: Film Producer

Nationality: United States

Sam Newfield

Date of Birth : Dec 6, 1899
Date of Death : Nov 10, 1964
Birth Place : New York City

Sam Newfield, born Samuel Neufeld, also known as Sherman Scott or Peter Stewart, was an American B-movie director, one of the most prolific in American film history--he is credited with directing over 250 feature films in a career that began in the silent era and ended in 1958. In addition to his staggering feature output, he also directed one- and two-reel comedy shorts, training films, industrial films, TV episodes and pretty much anything anyone would pay him for. Because of this massive output—he would sometimes direct more than 20 films in a single year—he has been called the most prolific director of the sound era. Many of Newfield's films were made for PRC Pictures. This was a film production company headed by his brother Sigmund Neufeld. The films PRC produced were low-budget productions, the majority being westerns, with an occasional horror film or crime drama.


  • Film Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Film director
  • Television Director

Also known as

  • Sherman Scott
  • Sam Neufeld
  • Sam Newfeld
  • Samuel Neufeld
  • Peter Stewart
  • Samuel Newfield


  • Simon Neufeld
  • Josephine Neufeld


  • Violet McComas


  • Joel Newfield
  • Jackie Newfield
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