Gene Fowler Jr.
Born(1917-05-27)May 27, 1917
Denver, Colorado, United States
DiedMay 11, 1998(1998-05-11) (aged 80)
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
OccupationFilm editor

Gene Fowler Jr. (27 May 1917 – 11 May 1998), the eldest son of journalist and author Gene Fowler, was a prominent Hollywood film editor. His work included films of Fritz Lang and Samuel Fuller and movies like Stanley Kramer's It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), John Cassavetes' A Child Is Waiting (1963) and Hang 'Em High (1968).

He was also the director of feature films as well as numerous television programs. While the majority of his directorial work is regarded as minor efforts (Leonard Maltin lists only three of his seven features in his compendium[1]), two of his films, I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) and I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958), have gained some critical attention in retrospect.[2]

Gene Fowler Jr. was married to film editor Marjorie Fowler from 1944 until his death. He died in Woodland Hills, California of natural causes.

His brother Will Fowler (1922–2004) was a Hollywood screenwriter.

Selected filmography

As Editor

As Director


  1. ^ Leonard Maltin's 2008 Movie Guide, Signet/New American Library, New York, 2007.
  2. ^ I Married a Monster from Outer Space in Danny Peary: Cult Movies, Dell Publishing, New York, 1981.