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Bernard B. Ray

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Bernard B. Ray
BornNovember 18, 1895
DiedDecember 10, 1964 (aged 69)
Other namesFranklin Shamray (pseudonym)
OccupationProducer, Director
Years active1926-1960 (film)

Bernard B. Ray (November 18, 1895 - December 10, 1964) was a Russian-born American film producer and director.[1] He is closely associated with the production of low-budget B films of Poverty Row, involved with companies such as Reliable Pictures during the 1930s.

In some film credits, like Rio Rattler (1935), he has used the pseudonym "Franklin Shamray".

Selected filmography


  1. ^ Pitts p.319


  • Michael R. Pitts. Poverty Row Studios, 1929–1940: An Illustrated History of 55 Independent Film Companies, with a Filmography for Each. McFarland & Company, 2005.

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