Buck Jones in “Black Aces”
March 20, 2013
Buck Jones starred in 10 films in 1937 and he directed three. Of the 160-odd films he appeared in during his career, these were the only films he directed.
For a guy who was directed by Frank Borzage and John Ford, his film-making style is much more Elmer Clifton. The story is pure Poverty Row and the characters more than familiar. He does manage some nice framing.
And some arresting imagery.
With the budget and the schedule Buck was given, these are real accomplishments. However, he never directed again.