A. W. Hackel (born Aaron William Hackel in Ulanów, Nisko County, Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Poland December 18, 1882 – October 22, 1959) was an American film producer who founded Supreme Pictures in 1934. Hackel contracted Bob Steele for 32 of his westerns, for example Alias John Law in 1935. Hackel also produced 16 Westerns with Johnny Mack Brown. In 1936 Republic Pictures needed more westerns and made a deal with Hackel, who released his films through Republic. After the demise of Supreme Pictures in 1942, Hackel released through Monogram Pictures. All of his pictures were westerns with the exception of Am I Guilty? (1940), a race film, and The Flaming Urge (1953), a crime film.