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Edward L. Cahn

Edward L. Cahn



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Also Known As: Died: August 25, 1963
Born: February 12, 1899 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Director ...


Director (feature film)

Beauty and the Beast (1963) as Director
A princess tries to protect a prince turned werewolf.
Incident in an Alley (1962) as Director
A policeman has to prove that the teenager he shot actually was a delinquent.
Frontier Uprising (1961) as Director
Jim Davis, Nancy Hadley, Ken Mayer, Nestor Paiva, Don O''Kelly. While leading pioneers to the West Coast, frontier scout Jim Davis discovers that the U.S. has gone to war with Mexico. Hordes of attacking Mexicans and hostile Indians enliven this remake of KIT CARSON which uses stock footage from the original 1940 version
Gun Fight (1961) as Director
Operation Bottleneck (1961) as Director
Paratroopers and girl guerrillas battle the Japanese in World War II Burma.
You Have To Run Fast (1961) as Director
A doctor gets mixed up with gangsters and has to escape through the back woods.
The Boy Who Caught a Crook (1961) as Director
With the help of his puppy, a young boy tracks down a gangster.
Five Guns to Tombstone (1961) as Director
James Brown, John Wilder, Walter Coy, Robert Karnes, Joe Haworth. James Brown (not to be confused with black action hero Jim Brown or soul singer James Brown), a retired gunman turned government agent, is lured out of retirement by his outlaw brother for an undercover bank job
The Clown and the Kid (1961) as Director
John Lupton, Michael McGreevey, Don Keefer, Mary Webster. The mistaken identity theme is given a new twist in this low-budget melodrama about a orphan boy and a convict who eludes the police by pretending to be his father, a carnival clown.
When the Clock Strikes (1961) as Director
Several shady characters gather for a killer''''s execution and to look for his loot.
Secret of Deep Harbor (1961) as Director
Gun Street (1961) as Director
An injured outlaw tries to stay one step ahead of the determined sheriff on his trail.
The Police Dog Story (1961) as Director
After exhaustive training, a police dog joins an arson investigation.
The Gambler Wore a Gun (1961) as Director
Noose for a Gunman (1960) as Director
An honest gunman takes on a corrupt land baron.
The Music Box Kid (1960) as Director
A gangster''''s heartless ways lead his wife to rebel.
Gunfighters of Abilene (1960) as Director
Buster Crabbe, Barton MacLane, Judith Ames, Arthur Space, Eugenia Paul. An athletic cowboy avenges his brother''s murder and woos his would-be bride. Wesleyan-educated bad guy MacLane starred as a good guy in the TV series "The Outlaws."
A Dog's Best Friend (1960) as Director
An angry boy''''s life changes when he cares for a wounded German Shepherd and learns about love and loyalty.
Vice Raid (1960) as Director
A prostitute sets out to frame a cop.
Twelve Hours to Kill (1960) as Director
Based on the Saturday Evening Post serial "Set Up For Murder" by Richard Stern, 12 Hours to Kill traces the problems of a young Greek national (Nico Minardos) who, after ogling a murder, is ushered off into the relative "safety" of suburban obscurity by the police, unaware that he is being double-crossed by a crooked gendarme.
The Walking Target (1960) as Director
An ex-con tries to find the take he hid after a payroll job.
Three Came to Kill (1960) as Director
Professional assassin Cameron Mitchell and his cronies invade the home of a flight controller and take his family hostage as they plot the murder of a Middle Eastern premier.
Cage of Evil (1960) as Director
A cattle driver finds himself stuck working for both sides during the Civil War.
Oklahoma Territory (1960) as Director
Bill Williams, Gloria Talbott, Ted de Corsia, Grant Richards, & X Brands as Running Cloud. The district attorney that prosecuted Indian chief Buffalo Horn (Ted de Corsia) for murder forces a Federal Judge to re-open the case and give him an acquittal when he discovers the true murderer. Bill Williams with his New York accent is an amusing choice for the role of the historic Texas prosecutor, Temple Houston.
Inside the Mafia (1959) as Director
A mobster out to rule the underworld takes hostages at an international airport.
Riot in Juvenile Prison (1959) as Director
A psychologist tries to reform a juvenile prison run by a sadistic warden.
The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959) as Director
A family fights against a voodoo curse that marks each member for death.
Invisible Invaders (1959) as Director
Invisible aliens use newly raised corpses to conquer the Earth.
Pier 5, Havana (1959) as Director
An American in Cuba tries to thwart a bombing plot aimed at Castro.
It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958) as Director
A blood-sucking monster stalks the crew of a U.S. spaceship.
Guns, Girls and Gangsters (1958) as Director
An ex-con sets up an elaborate heist of a Vegas casino.
Curse of the Faceless Man (1958) as Director
An ancient Roman gladiator returns to life to find his lost love.
Hong Kong Confidential (1958) as Director
Secret agents set out to rescue a kidnapped Arab prince.
Suicide Battalion (1958) as Director
Second World War drama, set in the Philippines about a group of men recruited for the dangerous mission of destroying an American base to keep strategic papers out of enemy hands when Japanese forces invade. The men spend their last hours drowning their sorrows in a bar, but time is running out.
Jet Attack (1958) as Director
Dragstrip Girl (1957) as Director
Rival teens challenge themselves to a dragstrip race, and the winner runs of the girl.
Motorcycle Gang (1957) as Director
A troublemaker returns to town only to find his old tearaway pals have joined a supervised motorcycle club. Friction erupts between him and the new leader about this goody-goody setup, and about the charms of gang moll Terry.
Voodoo Woman (1957) as Director
Deep in the jungles a mad scientist is using the natives┬┐ voodoo for his experiments to create an indestructible being to serve his will. When a party of gold seekers stumbles upon his village, the scientist realizes that Marilyn the expedition┬┐s evil leader is the perfect subject for his work.
Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957) as Director
A teenage couple making out in the woods accidentally runs over an alien creature with their car. The creature's hand falls off, but it comes alive, and, with an eye growing out of it, begins to stalk the teens. Meanwhile, Joe the town drunk wants to store the body in his refrigerator, but some of the alien's buddies inject alcohol into his system, and Joe dies of an overdose.
Zombies of Mora-Tau (1957) as Director
Sailors try to salvage a sunken treasure guarded by zombie seamen.
Girls in Prison (1956) as Director
Protesting innocence (of course), 21-year-old Anne Carson, convicted as an accomplice to a bank robbery, finds herself in prison with 3 equally glamorous cellmates in form-fitting uniforms: tough Jenny, unbalanced Dorothy, and deceptive, sweet-talking Melanee who (it's implied) makes unwanted lesbian advances toward Anne. The prison chaplain takes an interest in her case...or is it in her? As Anne meets the darker side of prison life, she learns that her greatest danger is the existence, somewhere out there, of unrecovered bank loot everyone thinks she hid.
Runaway Daughters (1956) as Director
Shake, Rattle & Rock! (1956) as Director
A group of concerned adults try to ban rock and roll music in their town because they think that the music promotes juvenile delinquency. It's now up to a disc jockey and a hipster to defend the music in a televised trial. The movie also features several rock and roll performances, most notably from Fats Domino.
Flesh and the Spur (1956) as Director
The She-Creature (1956) as Director
A mysterious hypnotist (Chester Morris) reverts his beautiful assistant (Marla English) back into the form of a prehistoric sea monster that she was in a past life.
Silent Fear (1955) as Director
Creature with the Atom Brain (1955) as Director
A gangster enlists a mad Nazi scientist to create an army of atomic zombies.
Betrayed Women (1955) as Director
The governor appoints lawyer Jeff Darrow (Tom Drake) to open an investigation on the reported cruelties inflicted on the inmates of the Bayou Reformatory For Women. The investigation is opposed by Mrs. Ballard(Esther Dale), head of the prison, whose moronic brother, Cletus (John Dierkes), is keeper of the prison bloodhounds. Nora Collins (Peggy Knudsen), once engaged to Jeff, but now an inmate because she had stolen to protect her brother, is resentful of prison methods and particularly bitter against the sadistic methods of a brutal prison guard named Darcy (Sara Haden.)Honey Blake (Beverly Michaels) and Kate (Carole Mathews)unsuccessfully try to use Cletus in an escape attempt. But they try a second escape using Jeff, Nora and Mrs. Ballard as hostages. Mabry (John Damler), Kate's gangland lover, hears of the escape and knowing she will go where she had hidden $50,000 gets there ahead of her.
Two Dollar Bettor (1951) as Director
The Great Plane Robbery (1950) as Director
Experiment Alcatraz (1950) as Director
A doctor testing drugs on convicts gets mixed up in a murder investigation.
Destination Murder (1950) as Director
A woman infiltrates the mob to find her father's killer.
I Cheated the Law! (1949) as Director
Prejudice (1949) as Director
Bungalow 13 (1948) as Director
The Checkered Coat (1948) as Director
Psychiatrist Dr. Michael Madden (Tom Conway) is visited by a man, Steve "Creepy" Bolin (Hurd Hatfield), wearing a weird checkered coat, and when Madden learns that Creepy is subject to death-like trances and the fear of being buried alive, Madden concludes Creepy is obviously a psychopath (at least, until a real one comes along)with possible criminal tendencies. When leaving, Creepy tells Madden he is a friend of the doctor's no-good brother Fred (Marten Lamont),while also throwing a few sinister-and-leering glances in the direction of Madden's wife Betty (Noreen Nash.) Madden wastes no time in notifying the police to pick up Creepy, evidently on a general nuisance charge of looking like Dorian Gray. But Creepy is also sneaky and eludes the police and, when next seen, he and Fred are robbing the Anson Jewelry store across the street from Dr. Madden's office and he shoots and kills both the owner (John Hamilton) and his son (Fred Browne) in the process. Dr. Madden hears the shots and rushes over but is slugged by Creepy and he and no-good Fred carry off Madden in their get-away. The police show up and immediately tab Dr. Madden as the prime suspect based, evidently, on him having an office across the street.
Born to Speed (1947) as Director
Dangerous Partners (1945) as Director
A young couple''''s accident could make them rich, if they can evade a Nazi spy ring.
Main Street After Dark (1945) as Director
A police clean-up campaign could put a family of pickpockets out of work.
The Omaha Trail (1942) as Director
The coming of the railroad to the West triggers an Indian war.
Redhead (1941) as Director
Bad Guy (1937) as Director
A man convinces his brother to bust him out of prison.
Death Drives Through (1935) as Director
Confidential (1935) as Director
Emergency Call (1933) as Director
A promising surgeon discovers his hospital is run by gangsters.
Laughter in Hell (1933) as Director
Afraid to Talk (1932) as Director
Radio Patrol (1932) as Director
Law and Order (1932) as Director
Traveling west, former peace officer Frame Johnson and his three friends arrive in Tombstone, a lawless town controlled by the three Northrup brothers. Preceded by his reputation, the town Council tries to get him to take the job of Marshal. He says he will not wear a badge again but seeing the ruthless Northrup murders he accepts. After a killing on both sides, although outnumbered, Johnson and his two remaing friends head to the OK Corral for a shoot out with the two remaining Northrups and their men.
The Homicide Squad (1931) as Director

Writer (feature film)

Flesh and the Spur (1956) as Additional Dialogue

Producer (feature film)

Silent Fear (1955) as Producer
Two Dollar Bettor (1951) as Producer
Destination Murder (1950) as Producer
A woman infiltrates the mob to find her father's killer.
Experiment Alcatraz (1950) as Producer
A doctor testing drugs on convicts gets mixed up in a murder investigation.

Editing (feature film)

Resurrection (1931) as Editing
Katusha, a country girl, is seduced and abandoned by Prince Nekludov. Nekludov finds himself, years later, on a jury trying the same Katusha for a crime he now realizes his actions drove her to. He follows her to imprisonment in Siberia, intent on redeeming her and himself as well.
Broadway (1929) as Film Editor
Show Boat (1929) as Film Editor
First screen version of the classic musical about romance among the musical performers on a Mississippi showboat.
The Girl on the Barge (1929) as Film Editor
The Last Performance (1929) as Film Editor
Jazz Mad (1928) as Film Editor
Love Me and the World Is Mine (1928) as Film Editor
The Man Who Laughs (1928) as Film Editor
Gwynplaine, son of Lord Clancharlie, has a permanent smile carved on his face by the King, in revenge for Gwynplaine's father's treachery. Gwynplaine is adopted by a travelling showman and becomes a popular idol. He falls in love with the blind Dea. The king dies, and his evil jester tries to destroy or corrupt Gwynplaine. Unlike in the original story by Victor Hugo, the lovers escape to France.
Surrender! (1927) as Film Editor

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Heavy Petting (1988)
A humorous look at teenage romance in America, its trials, tribulations, and mores, utilizing compilation footage and interviews.
Heavy Petting (1988)
A humorous look at teenage romance in America, its trials, tribulations, and mores, utilizing compilation footage and interviews.

Director (short)

Annie Was a Wonder (1948)
This short film has narrator John Nesbitt tell the story of Scandinavian immigrant Annie Swenson, who worked as a cook/housekeeper in the Nesbitt home.
The Fabulous Fraud (1948)
This short film focuses on Dr. Anton Mesmer, the man who discovered hypnotism.
Souvenirs of Death (1948)
This short film tells the story of how an automatic weapon used by Germans during WWII makes its way into the hands of a gangster.
Goodbye, Miss Turlock (1947)
This Oscar-winning short film has an adult looking back at his childhood where he was taught by a stern teacher in a one-room school.
Main Street Today (1944)
This short film promotes the U.S. war effort at home in a small town.
Nursery Rhyme Mysteries (1943)
This short film examines the origins of popular nursery rhymes.
Plan for Destruction (1943)
This short documentary takes a look at Nazi Germany''''s plans for geographic expansion.
Ode to Victory (1943)
This short film utilizes various patriotic songs to present a history of the United States.
Don't You Believe It (1943)
This short film looks at several historical "truths" that just aren't so...
Three Smart Guys (1943)
In this comedic short, three boys attempt to skip school to go fishing.
Surprised Parties (1942)
In this short film, a gang of children attempt to throw a surprise party for their friend.
Madero of Mexico (1942)
This short film chronicles the political life of Francisco Madero.
Flag of Mercy (1942)
Short film "Angel of Mercy" (1939), which depicts the efforts of Clara Barton to organize a hospital service for soldiers, is re-edited with footage relating it to America''''s involvement in World War II.
Melodies Old and New (1942)
In this comedic short, a gang of children decide to put on a show.
Going to Press (1942)
In this short film, a gang of children has started up a newspaper to find out who is the "boss" behind a new gang of tough kids.
Don't Lie (1942)
In this comedic short, a boy spots an escaped circus monkey enter a "haunted house"... but his friends just don''t believe him.
Come Back, Miss Pipps (1941)
A gang of children help to save their favorite teacher from losing her job in this short film.
Main Street on the March! (1941)
This short film focuses on America''''s changing mood to events leading up to WWII.
Baby Blues (1941)
This early short comedy (clumsily) attempts to reexamine Asian stereotypes.
1-2-3 Go! (1941)
In this short film, a gang of children form a society to promote automobile safety awareness.
Wedding Worries (1941)
A girl's friends believe her new stepmother is an evil stepmother from a fairy tale and attempt to break up the wedding in this comedic short.
Helping Hands (1941)
In this short film, a gang of children support the war effort.
Ye Olde Minstrels (1941)
In this short film, a gang wants to raise money for the Red Cross and decide to put on a minstrelsy show.
Robot Wrecks (1941)
In this comedic short, a gang of children build a robot to assist them with their chores.
Fightin' Fools (1941)
In this comedic short, two rival gangs of children duke it out.
Kiddie Kure (1940)
In this comedic short, a gang of children are invited over to dine with a cranky hypochondriac.
All About Hash (1940)
In this short film, a gang of children put on a radio skit to teach their parents not to fight over cooking breakfast hash for dinner.
The New Pupil (1940)
In this comedic short, two boys fall in love with a new girl at school, but are forced to join her in a tea party.
Alfalfa's Double (1940)
In this short film, a boy comes face to face with a wealthy lookalike, and the two boys decide to trade places.
Waldo's Last Stand (1940)
In this short film, a gang of children decide to put on a show to help their friend sell lemonade.
Bubbling Troubles (1940)
A boy tries to impress a girl by drinking a "dynamite" brew in this comedic short.
Goin' Fishin' (1940)
In this short film, a gang of children face several comedic problems on their fishing trip.
The Big Premiere (1940)
In this short film, a gang of children stage their own premier night in a barn.
Good Bad Boys (1940)
Deciding that a life of crime suits them, a gang of children gets mixed up with a real burglar in this comedic short.
The Giant of Norway (1939)
This short film focuses on the story of Norwegian explorer and diplomat Fridtjof Nansen.
Captain Spanky's Show Boat (1939)
In this short film, a gang of children put an abandoned show boat back to use and put on a show.
Joy Scouts (1939)
In this comedic short, a gang of children decide to head off on an unsupervised camping adventure.
Auto Antics (1939)
In this short film, a gang of kids join a soap box race hoping to win so that they can take the prize money and get their dog back from the dog-catcher.
Angel of Mercy (1939)
This short film details the life of Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross.
Time Out for Lessons (1939)
In this short film, a boy learns the importance of keeping up with his school grades.
The Man on the Rock (1938)
This short film examines whether Napoleon Bonaparte actually died on the island of St. Helena.
Bravest of the Brave (1938)
This short looks at the life Michel Ney, who fought at Napoleon''''s side and was made a Marshall of France.
Dad for a Day (1938)
In this short film, a service station owner falls in love with a widowed woman with a son who runs the lunch counter next door.
"Servant of the People" The Story of the Constitution of the United States (1937)
This historical short film looks at the Founding Fathers of the United States and the creation of the Constitution of the U.S.
The Perfect Set-Up (1936)
In this short film, a radio and television engineer falls into a life of crime by dismantling alarms for robberies.
A Thrill for Thelma (1935)
In this short film, a young girl, wanting a life of luxury, takes the "easy" way and winds up in jail.
Hit and Run Driver (1935)
In this short film, a man runs over a young couple on a deserted road, then tries to cover up the incident.

Writer (short)

Ode to Victory (1943)
This short film utilizes various patriotic songs to present a history of the United States.

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