Will Zens

Will Zens (born 26 June 1920 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a low budget producer, director, screenwriter, and soundtrack composer who made several films in the 1960s. Following service as a test pilot in the U.S. Army Air Force in the European Theatre of Operations, Major Zens obtained a Masters Degree in film from the University of Southern California. Zens made his first film Capture That Capsule in 1961 with the actors Dick O'Neill and Richard Jordahl, with whom he would work on many more films. Zens did not make another film until The Starfighters filmed at George Air Force Base that chronicled the F-104 aircraft with Bob Dornan in the lead role. Zens and Dornan next collaborated on a Vietnam war film To the Shores of Hell made the following year. In 1967 Zens made The Road to Nashville and Hell on Wheels (1967 film) but made no more films until Hot Summer in Barefoot County (1974) and Truckin' Man (1975) with his final film The Fix in 1985.


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