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A. W. Hackel

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A. W. Hackel
Born(1882-12-18)December 18, 1882
DiedOctober 22, 1959(1959-10-22) (aged 76)
Los Angeles
Other namesA. William Hackel

A. W. Hackel, born Aaron William Hackel (December 18, 1882 – October 22, 1959) was an American film producer who founded Supreme Pictures in 1934. He was born in Ulanów, Nisko County, Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Poland [1]

Hackel contracted Bob Steele for 32 of his westerns,[2] for example Alias John Law in 1935. Hackel also produced 16 Westerns with Johnny Mack Brown.

In 1936 Republic Pictures needed more westerns and made a deal with Hackel, who released his films through Republic.[3] After the demise of Supreme Pictures in 1942, Hackel released through Monogram Pictures. All of his pictures were westerns until Am I Guilty? (1940), a race film. He followed it with numerous crime dramas including The Flaming Urge (1953), a crime film.

Partial filmography


  1. ^ "Aaron William Hackel".
  2. ^ Supreme Pictures Corporation Archived July 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Bob Steele

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