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John English

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Also Known As: Jack English,John W. English Died: October 11, 1969
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Birth Place: Cumberland, England, GB Profession: Director ... director


John English enjoyed success as a director over the course of his career, owed mainly to a vast supply of imagination and a fierce attention to detail. English started off his career directing independent films like "His Fighting Blood" (1935), "Zorro Rides Again" (1937) with John Carroll and "Arizona Days" (1937). He also appeared in "Dick Tracy Returns" (1938) and the Lee Powell action movie "The Fighting Devil Dogs" (1938). He continued to work in film in the forties, directing motion pictures like the Tom Tyler adventure "Adventures of Captain Marvel" (1941), "Dick Tracy Vs. Crime, Inc." (1941) and the adventure "Jungle Girl" (1941) with Frances Gifford. He also appeared in the western "King of the Texas Rangers" (1941) with "Slingin Sammy" Baugh. In the latter half of his career, English directed the musical "Riders of the Whistling Pines" (1949) with Gene Autry, "Loaded Pistols" (1949) and the Gene Autry western "The Cowboy and the Indians" (1949). He also appeared in the Gene Autry western "Sons of New Mexico" (1950) and the western "Blazing Sun" (1950) with Gene Autry. English also acted in "The Commander: Calderon." John English passed away in October 1969 at the age of 66.

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