Charles "Chuck" Riesner


American comedy director Charles Riesner began as assistant to Chaplin and supporting player in The Pilgrim (1923), A Dog's Life (1918), and The Kid (1921). A former vaudevillian, Riesner directed Lucille Ball, Bert Lahr, Jack Benny, Jimmy Durante, the Marx Brothers (in their worst film), Abbott and Costello, Andy Devine, and Joan Davis. His best… More

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