Edward F. Cline


Director

About

Also Known As
Edward Cline, Edward Francis Cline, Eddie Cline
Birth Place
Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
Born
November 07, 1892
Died
May 22, 1961

Biography

In films from 1913 as a Keystone Cop, and from 1916 as a director of several Mack Sennett "bathing beauties" shorts. In 1920 Cline co-directed "One Week" with Buster Keaton, and went on to work on several of Keaton's early gems, including "Cops" (1922) and "The Three Ages" (1923). Though Cline made numerous comedies over the next two decades, only his collaborations with W.C. Fields stan...

Biography

In films from 1913 as a Keystone Cop, and from 1916 as a director of several Mack Sennett "bathing beauties" shorts. In 1920 Cline co-directed "One Week" with Buster Keaton, and went on to work on several of Keaton's early gems, including "Cops" (1922) and "The Three Ages" (1923). Though Cline made numerous comedies over the next two decades, only his collaborations with W.C. Fields stand out.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Jiggs and Maggie in Court (1948)
Director
Jiggs and Maggie in Society (1947)
Director
Bringing Up Father (1946)
Director
See My Lawyer (1945)
Director
Night Club Girl (1945)
Director
Penthouse Rhythm (1945)
Director
Hat Check Honey (1944)
Director
Swingtime Johnny (1944)
Director
Slightly Terrific (1944)
Director
Moonlight and Cactus (1944)
Director
Since You Went Away (1944)
Director of comedy seq
Ghost Catchers (1944)
Director
He's My Guy (1943)
Director
Crazy House (1943)
Director
It Ain't Hay (1943)
2nd Unit Director
Give Out, Sisters (1942)
Director
What's Cookin'? (1942)
Director
Behind the Eight Ball (1942)
Director
Private Buckaroo (1942)
Director
Private Snuffy Smith (1942)
Director
Hellzapoppin' (1941)
Director of addl comedy and Music seq
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941)
Director
Meet the Chump (1941)
Director
Cracked Nuts (1941)
Director
Hello Sucker (1941)
Director
My Little Chickadee (1940)
Director
The Villain Still Pursued Her (1940)
Director
The Bank Dick (1940)
Director
You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)
2nd Unit Director
Breaking the Ice (1938)
Director
Hawaii Calls (1938)
Director
Go Chase Yourself (1938)
Director
Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus (1938)
Director
High Flyers (1937)
Director
On Again--Off Again (1937)
Director
Forty Naughty Girls (1937)
Director
F-Man (1936)
Director
When a Man's a Man (1935)
Director
It's a Great Life! (1935)
Director
The Cowboy Millionaire (1935)
Director
Fighting to Live (1934)
Director
Peck's Bad Boy (1934)
Director
The Dude Ranger (1934)
Director
So This Is Africa (1933)
Director
Parole Girl (1933)
Director
Million Dollar Legs (1932)
Director
The Naughty Flirt (1931)
Director
Cracked Nuts (1931)
Director
The Girl Habit (1931)
Director
Leathernecking (1930)
Director
Hook, Line and Sinker (1930)
Director
The Widow From Chicago (1930)
Director
In the Next Room (1930)
Director
Sweet Mama (1930)
Director
Broadway Fever (1929)
Director
His Lucky Day (1929)
Director
The Forward Pass (1929)
Director
The Head Man (1928)
Director
The Crash (1928)
Director
Ladies' Night in a Turkish Bath (1928)
Director
Vamping Venus (1928)
Director
Love at Fist Sight (1928)
Director
Soft Cushions (1927)
Director
Let It Rain (1927)
Director
The Jolly Jilter (1927)
Director
The Girl From Everywhere (1927)
Director
Spanking Breezes (1926)
Director
A Love Sundae (1926)
Director
Smith's Baby (1926)
Director
When a Man's a Prince (1926)
Director
A Blonde's Revenge (1926)
Director
Puppy Lovetime (1926)
Director
Gooseland (1926)
Director
The Ghost of Folly (1926)
Director
Flirty Four-Flushers (1926)
Director
The Rag Man (1925)
Director
Old Clothes (1925)
Director
Bashful Jim (1925)
Director
Dangerous Curves Behind (1925)
Director
Tee For Two (1925)
Director
When a Man's a Man (1924)
Director
Captain January (1924)
Director
Along Came Ruth (1924)
Director
Good Bad Boy (1924)
Director
Little Robinson Crusoe (1924)
Director
The Meanest Man in the World (1923)
Director
Circus Days (1923)
Director
Three Ages (1923)
Director
The Balloonatic (1923)
Director
Cops (1922)
Director
The Playhouse (1921)
Director
Cupid's Day Off (1919)
Director
When Love Is Blind (1919)
Director
East Lynne With Variations (1919)
Director
The Kitchen Lady (1918)
Director
Those Athletic Girls (1918)
Director
His Smothered Love (1918)
Director
Whose Little Wife Are You? (1918)
Director
Hide and Seek Detectives (1918)
Director
A Bedroom Blunder (1917)
Director
The Pawnbroker's Heart (1917)
Director
Dog Catcher's Love (1917)
Director
The Winning Punch (1916)
Director
His Busted Trust (1916)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Cops (1922)
The Playhouse (1921)

Writer (Feature Film)

Fireman Save My Child (1954)
Gag wrt
Jiggs and Maggie Out West (1950)
Story
Jiggs and Maggie in Jackpot Jitters (1949)
Story and Screenplay
Jiggs and Maggie in Court (1948)
Story and Screenplay
Jiggs and Maggie in Society (1947)
Original story and Screenplay
Bringing Up Father (1946)
Original Story
Circus Days (1923)
Adaptation
The Balloonatic (1923)
Screenplay
Cops (1922)
Screenplay
The Playhouse (1921)
Screenwriter
Cupid's Day Off (1919)
Screenwriter
When Love Is Blind (1919)
Screenwriter
East Lynne With Variations (1919)
Screenwriter
Those Athletic Girls (1918)
Screenwriter
The Kitchen Lady (1918)
Screenwriter
His Smothered Love (1918)
Screenwriter
Hide and Seek Detectives (1918)
Screenwriter
Whose Little Wife Are You? (1918)
Screenwriter
Dog Catcher's Love (1917)
Screenwriter
The Pawnbroker's Heart (1917)
Screenwriter
A Bedroom Blunder (1917)
Screenwriter
His Busted Trust (1916)
Screenwriter
The Winning Punch (1916)
Screenwriter

Producer (Feature Film)

Murder with Pictures (1936)
Associate Producer
Timothy's Quest (1936)
Associate Producer
Hollywood Boulevard (1936)
Associate Producer
The Preview Murder Mystery (1936)
Associate Producer
Girl of the Ozarks (1936)
Associate Producer

Music (Feature Film)

Bringing Up Father (1946)
Composer

Director (Short)

Broke in China (1927)
Director
The Gosh-Darn Mortgage (1926)
Director
A Harem Knight (1926)
Director
Galloping Bungalows (1924)
Director
The Love Nest (1923)
Director (Uncredited)
Daydreams (1922)
Director
The Frozen North (1922)
Director
The Boat (1921)
Director
Hard Luck (1921)
Director
Haunted House (1921)
Director
The High Sign (1921)
Director
Neighbors (1921)
Director (Uncredited)
Convict 13 (1920)
Director
One Week (1920)
Director
Hearts and Flowers (1919)
Director

Assistant Direction (Short)

Wife and Auto Trouble (1916)
Assistant Director

Cast (Short)

The Frozen North (1922)
Daydreams (1922)
Neighbors (1921)
The Boat (1921)
The Goat (1921)
Haunted House (1921)
Convict 13 (1920)
Wife and Auto Trouble (1916)
Hash House Mashers (1915)
Gussle's Day of Rest (1915)
The Noise of Bombs (1914)

Writer (Short)

A Harem Knight (1926)
Writer
Galloping Bungalows (1924)
Writer
Daydreams (1922)
Writer
My Wife's Relations (1922)
Writer (Uncredited)
The Frozen North (1922)
Writer
The High Sign (1921)
Writer
Neighbors (1921)
Writer (Uncredited)
Hard Luck (1921)
Writer
The Boat (1921)
Writer
Haunted House (1921)
Writer
Convict 13 (1920)
Writer
One Week (1920)
Writer (Uncredited)

Life Events

1913

Screen acting debut

1916

Film directing debut, "Sunshine"

Videos

Movie Clip

Million Dollar Legs (1932) - Klopstokia, Goats And Nuts Opening with pace and absurdity, Edward Cline directing for producer Herman J. Mankiewicz from a story by his brother Joseph L. ., we meet George Barbier as Baldwin, top-billed Jack Oakie as his salesman Tweeny and Susan Fleming with Dickie Moore as her little brother, in Million Dollar Legs, co-starring W.C. Fields.
Million Dollar Legs (1932) - Put Yourself Under Arrest! Introducing second-billed W.C. Fields, president of Klopstokia, dueling with a Dictaphone when he’s intercepted by smitten salesman Tweeny (Jack Oakie), and we soon discover his crush (Susan Fleming) is the president’s daughter, in Million Dollar Legs, 1932, from a story by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.
Million Dollar Legs (1932) - The Usual Oath Of Allegiance Hugh Herbert the ringleading secretary of treasury, Billy Gilbert sneezing, Vernon Dent, Teddy Hart, Irving Bacon also in the cabinet, as W.C. Fields, of course the President, asserts his dominance, in the nutso Paramount comedy in Million Dollar Legs, 1932, from producer Herman J. Mankiewicz, from a story by his brother Joseph L.
High Flyers (1937) - She Is So Stout... The stars are introduced as carnival aviators, Robert Woolsey as bespectacled Pierre, Bert Wheeler as Jerry, dealing with rotund Otto Fries, cop George Irving, then Jack Carson as reporter Dave, whom we discover is tricking them into a jewel heist, in High Flyers, 1937.
High Flyers (1937) - You Need A Hobby Horace Opening with and RKO budget and aesthetic probably not suitable for MGM, a song by Dave Dreyer and Herman Ruby (the credited choreographer is Eduardo Cansino, Rita Hayworth's dad), introducing Jack Carson and Marjorie Lord, then Margaret Dumont and Paul Harvey, then third-billed Lupe Velez, in the Wheeler & Woolsey vehicle High Flyers, 1937.
High Flyers (1937) - I Always Get My Man The song is an original by RKO staffers Dave Dreyer and Herman Ruby, Lupe Velez is lively maid Juanita, doing a Dolores Del Rio schtick, in theory explaining how she proposes the frightened household should deal with the nasty criminals in their midst, in the Wheeler & Woolsey comedy High Flyers, 1937.
Bank Dick, The (1940) - New Old Lompoc House Now on the job, Sousè (W.C. Fields, also screenwriter) observes son-in-law-to-be "Og" (Grady Sutton) executing the embezzlement scheme he proposed, until the bank examiner (Franklin Pangborn) appears, in The Bank Dick, 1940.
Bank Dick, The (1940) - Hearty Handclasp Now a town hero for having foiled a robbery, inebriate Egbert Sousè (screenwriter W.C. Fields) attempts to visit the bank president (Pierre Watkin), who has a lame handshake and offer, in The Bank Dick, 1940.
Bank Dick, The (1940) - Motion Picture History Lush Egbert Sousè (screenwriter and star W.C. Fields) has bluffed his way into substitute-directing a movie shooting in his hometown, Reed Hadley his star, his young daughter (Evelyn Del Rio) blowing it, in The Bank Dick, 1940.
Bank Dick, The (1940) - Cod Liver Oil Mine His mother and wife (Cora Witherspoon, Una Merkel) and younger daughter (Evelyn Del Rio) griping, Egbert Sousè (W.C. Fields, star and screenwriter, his first scene) escapes, joining barkeep Joe (Shemp Howard), early in The Bank Dick, 1940.
One Week (1920) - End Of A Perfect Day Already having difficulty assembling the pre-fabricated house received as a wedding gift, Buster Keaton and his bride (Sybil Seely) take delivery of an apparently unexpected piano, in Keaton’s dazzling first short produced as co-writer and director (with Edward. F “Eddie” Cline) for Joseph M. Schenck, One Week, 1920.
Rag Man, The (1925) - All But One Opening scene introducing Linda Martinez's original score for TCM, plus hero Jackie Coogan, as escaping orphan Tim, in MGM's silent hit The Rag Man, 1925.

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