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Years active  1952-1993
Name  Bud Molin

Role  Film Editor
Spouse  Nita Molin (m. ?–2007)
Bud Molin
Full Name  Henry David Molin
Born  May 26, 1925 (1925-05-26) Los Angeles, California
Occupation  Film editor and director
Died  May 21, 2007, Rancho Mirage, California, United States
Similar People  George Gipe, David V Picker, Michael Chapman, Carl Reiner, Victor J Kemper

Henry David “Bud” Molin, A.C.E., (May 26, 1925 – May 21, 2007) was an American film editor and television director.


Early life and career

Born in Los Angeles, California, Molin enlisted in the United States Army, and served in World War II before beginning his career. He first worked at the Columbia Pictures film library and then became an assistant film editor.

Most of Molin's best known work is in the comedy genre, having edited classic shows such as I Love Lucy, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and I Spy. He often worked with Dann Cahn and also collaborated with writer/director Carl Reiner on some his comedies of the 1970s and 80s. They run the gamut from the huge commercial success of Oh, God! and The Jerk to experimental pictures such as Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid and Bert Rigby, You're a Fool. Although best known for comedy, he also edited dramas as well, such as They Call Me Mister Tibbs! and Halls of Anger, both dealing with racial relations.

As his career progressed, Molin branched out to directing the television series Good Heavens, and served as the assistant director on the film Up the Academy. He also was a post-production executive for the TV series Barney Miller. In 1993, Molin came out of retirement to edit his last film, the comedy Fatal Instinct, a film by friend Carl Reiner.


On May 21, 2007, Molin died at his home at the age of 81 in Rancho Mirage, California.


  • The New Dick Van Dyke Show (1 episode, 1974)
  • Good Heavens (1 episode, 1976)
  • Editor

  • Our Miss Brooks (4 episodes, 1952–1953)
  • Forever, Darling (1956)
  • Whirlybirds (3 episodes, 1957)
  • I Love Lucy (105 episodes, 1953–1957)
  • The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (4 episodes, 1958–1959)
  • The Guns of Will Sonnett (1 episode, 1967)
  • How Sweet It Is! (1968)
  • Where's Poppa? (1970)
  • The One and Only (1978)
  • Bloodline (1979)
  • Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
  • The Man with One Red Shoe (1985)
  • Summer Rental (1985)
  • Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)
  • Summer School (1987)
  • The Experts (1989)
  • Stella (1990)
  • Sibling Rivalry (1990)
  • References

    Bud Molin Wikipedia

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