Joseph I. Kane


Director

About

Also Known As
Joe Kane, Joseph Kane
Birth Place
San Diego, California, USA
Born
March 19, 1897
Died
August 25, 1975

Biography

In his teens and early twenties, Joseph Kane displayed a talent for music and played cello for many years before discovering motion pictures. In 1926 he started as a "cutter," or editor, and eight years later began co-directing serials for Republic, moving on to directing primarily low-budget Westerns including early John Wayne vehicles such as "The Lonely Trail" and "King of the Pecos...

Biography

In his teens and early twenties, Joseph Kane displayed a talent for music and played cello for many years before discovering motion pictures. In 1926 he started as a "cutter," or editor, and eight years later began co-directing serials for Republic, moving on to directing primarily low-budget Westerns including early John Wayne vehicles such as "The Lonely Trail" and "King of the Pecos," both from 1936. In addition, Kane directed a number of features by popular singing cowboys Gene Autry and Roy Rogers including "Melody Trail," "Billy the Kid Returns" and "Shine On, Harvest Moon." Kane remained with Republic as a top house director and by 1939 began producing films as well, eventually being credited as an associate producer or producer on more than sixty features. Later, Kane took on bigger budgeted Republic films, producing and directing "Flame of Barbary Coast" and "Dakota" with John Wayne, and "The Maverick Queen" with Barbara Stanwyck from 1956. In the late 1950s and 1960s Kane moved easily into television, directing several episodes for the Westerns "Bonanza," "Rawhide" and "Laramie." Kane's last film credit was the 1975 independent feature, "Smoke in the Wind," co-starring long-time character actor Walter Brennan, whom Kane had directed in the 1940s and 1950s, and co-directed by Brennan's son Andy.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Smoke in the Wind (1971)
Director
In Enemy Country (1968)
2nd unit Director
Tobruk (1967)
2nd unit Director
Track of Thunder (1967)
Director
Beau Geste (1966)
2nd unit Director
Country Boy (1966)
Director
The Man Who Died Twice (1958)
Director
The Notorious Mr. Monks (1958)
Director
Spoilers of the Forest (1957)
Director
The Crooked Circle (1957)
Director
Duel at Apache Wells (1957)
Director
Gunfire at Indian Gap (1957)
Director
The Lawless Eighties (1957)
Director
Last Stagecoach West (1957)
Director
The Maverick Queen (1956)
Director
Accused of Murder (1956)
Director
Thunder over Arizona (1956)
Director
The Vanishing American (1955)
Director
The Road to Denver (1955)
Director
Timberjack (1955)
Director
Hell's Outpost (1954)
Director
Sea of Lost Ships (1954)
Director
San Antone (1953)
Director
Fair Wind to Java (1953)
Director
Ride the Man Down (1953)
Director
Woman of the North Country (1952)
Director
Hoodlum Empire (1952)
Director
Oh! Susanna (1951)
Director
The Sea Hornet (1951)
Director
Fighting Coast Guard (1951)
Director
California Passage (1950)
Director
The Savage Horde (1950)
Director
Rock Island Trail (1950)
Director
The Last Bandit (1949)
Director
Brimstone (1949)
Director
Old Los Angeles (1948)
Director
The Plunderers (1948)
Director
The Gallant Legion (1948)
Director
Wyoming (1947)
Director
Plainsman and the Lady (1946)
Director
In Old Sacramento (1946)
Director
The Cheaters (1945)
Director
Dakota (1945)
Director
Flame of Barbary Coast (1945)
Director
Hands Across the Border (1944)
Director
Song of Nevada (1944)
Director
The Yellow Rose of Texas (1944)
Director
The Cowboy and the Senorita (1944)
Director
In Old Oklahoma (1943)
2nd Unit Director
King of the Cowboys (1943)
Director
Song of Texas (1943)
Director
The Man from Music Mountain (1943)
Director
Idaho (1943)
Director
Silver Spurs (1943)
Director
In Old California (1942)
2nd Unit Director
Ridin' Down the Canyon (1942)
Director
Sunset Serenade (1942)
Director
Sons of the Pioneers (1942)
Director
South of Santa Fe (1942)
Director
Sunset on the Desert (1942)
Director
Romance on the Range (1942)
Director
Man from Cheyenne (1942)
Director
Heart of the Golden West (1942)
Director
Jesse James at Bay (1941)
Director
Sheriff of Tombstone (1941)
Director
The Great Train Robbery (1941)
Director
In Old Cheyenne (1941)
Director
Rags to Riches (1941)
Director
Red River Valley (1941)
Director
Bad Man of Deadwood (1941)
Director
Nevada City (1941)
Director
Robin Hood of the Pecos (1941)
Director
Young Buffalo Bill (1940)
Director
The Carson City Kid (1940)
Director
Colorado (1940)
Director
The Border Legion (1940)
Director
The Ranger and the Lady (1940)
Director
Young Bill Hickok (1940)
Director
In Old Caliente (1939)
Director
Frontier Pony Express (1939)
Director
Southward Ho! (1939)
Director
In Old Monterey (1939)
Director
Days of Jesse James (1939)
Director
Rough Riders Round-Up (1939)
Director
Saga of Death Valley (1939)
Director
Wall Street Cowboy (1939)
Director
The Arizona Kid (1939)
Director
Arson Gang Busters (1938)
Director
Shine on Harvest Moon (1938)
Director
Billy the Kid Returns (1938)
Director
Gold Mine in the Sky (1938)
Director
Under Western Stars (1938)
Director
Born to Be Wild (1938)
Director
The Man from Music Mountain (1938)
Director
The Old Barn Dance (1938)
Director
Come On, Rangers (1938)
Director
Boots and Saddles (1937)
Director
Paradise Express (1937)
Director
Come On, Cowboys! (1937)
Director
Git Along Little Dogies (1937)
Director
Public Cowboy No. 1 (1937)
Director
Heart of the Rockies (1937)
Director
Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge (1937)
Director
Springtime in the Rockies (1937)
Director
Gunsmoke Ranch (1937)
Director
Round-Up Time in Texas (1937)
Director
The Big Show (1936)
Director
Guns and Guitars (1936)
Director
The Lawless Nineties (1936)
Director
Ride, Ranger, Ride (1936)
Director
King of the Pecos (1936)
Director
Oh, Susanna! (1936)
Director
The Old Corral (1936)
Director
Ghost-Town Gold (1936)
Director
The Lonely Trail (1936)
Director
Undersea Kingdom (1936)
Director
Melody Trail (1935)
Director
Tumbling Tumbleweeds (1935)
Director
The Sagebrush Troubadour (1935)
Director
The Fighting Marines (1935)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Country Boy (1966)
The President

Writer (Feature Film)

The Carson City Kid (1940)
Story
Overland Bound (1930)
Story
The Pride of Pawnee (1929)
Story
The Cherokee Kid (1927)
Story
Riding for Life (1926)
Story
Black Gold (1924)
Subtitles

Producer (Feature Film)

Spoilers of the Forest (1957)
Producer
Duel at Apache Wells (1957)
Producer
Thunder over Arizona (1956)
Associate Producer
The Maverick Queen (1956)
Associate Producer
Accused of Murder (1956)
Producer
The Vanishing American (1955)
Associate Producer
Timberjack (1955)
Associate Producer
Sea of Lost Ships (1954)
Associate Producer
Hell's Outpost (1954)
Associate Producer
Fair Wind to Java (1953)
Associate Producer
San Antone (1953)
Associate Producer
Ride the Man Down (1953)
Associate Producer
Woman of the North Country (1952)
Associate Producer
Hoodlum Empire (1952)
Associate Producer
Oh! Susanna (1951)
Associate Producer
Fighting Coast Guard (1951)
Associate Producer
The Sea Hornet (1951)
Associate Producer
California Passage (1950)
Associate Producer
The Savage Horde (1950)
Associate Producer
The Last Bandit (1949)
Associate Producer
Brimstone (1949)
Associate Producer
The Plunderers (1948)
Associate Producer
The Gallant Legion (1948)
Associate Producer
Old Los Angeles (1948)
Associate Producer
Wyoming (1947)
Associate Producer
Plainsman and the Lady (1946)
Associate Producer
In Old Sacramento (1946)
Associate Producer
The Cheaters (1945)
Associate Producer
Flame of Barbary Coast (1945)
Associate Producer
Dakota (1945)
Associate Producer
Idaho (1943)
Associate Producer
Man from Cheyenne (1942)
Associate Producer
Sunset on the Desert (1942)
Associate Producer
Sunset Serenade (1942)
Associate Producer
Romance on the Range (1942)
Associate Producer
South of Santa Fe (1942)
Associate Producer
Heart of the Golden West (1942)
Associate Producer
Sons of the Pioneers (1942)
Associate Producer
Sheriff of Tombstone (1941)
Associate Producer
Bad Man of Deadwood (1941)
Associate Producer
Rags to Riches (1941)
Associate Producer
In Old Cheyenne (1941)
Associate Producer
Robin Hood of the Pecos (1941)
Associate Producer
The Great Train Robbery (1941)
Associate Producer
Nevada City (1941)
Associate Producer
Red River Valley (1941)
Associate Producer
Jesse James at Bay (1941)
Associate Producer
The Border Legion (1940)
Associate Producer
Colorado (1940)
Associate Producer
The Ranger and the Lady (1940)
Associate Producer
The Carson City Kid (1940)
Associate Producer
Young Buffalo Bill (1940)
Associate Producer
Young Bill Hickok (1940)
Associate Producer
Wall Street Cowboy (1939)
Associate Producer
Rough Riders Round-Up (1939)
Associate Producer
Saga of Death Valley (1939)
Associate Producer
The Arizona Kid (1939)
Associate Producer
In Old Caliente (1939)
Associate Producer
Southward Ho! (1939)
Associate Producer
Frontier Pony Express (1939)
Associate Producer
Days of Jesse James (1939)
Associate Producer

Editing (Feature Film)

The Headline Woman (1935)
Film Editor
McFadden's Flats (1935)
Editing
Little Men (1934)
Editing
No More Women (1934)
Editing
Song of the Eagle (1933)
Film Editor
Laughing at Life (1933)
Film Editor
The Billion Dollar Scandal (1933)
Film Editor
Strictly Personal (1933)
Film Editor
I Love That Man (1933)
Editing
Is My Face Red? (1932)
Film Editor
Prestige (1932)
Film Editor
Young Bride (1932)
Film Editor
70,000 Witnesses (1932)
Film Editor
Sweepstakes (1931)
Film Editor
The Big Gamble (1931)
Film Editor
Lonely Wives (1931)
Film Editor
Suicide Fleet (1931)
Film Editor
Big Money (1930)
Film Editor
Her Man (1930)
Film Editor
Night Work (1930)
Film Editor
45 Calibre War (1929)
Film Editor
The Boss of Rustler's Roost (1928)
Film Editor
The Bronc Stomper (1928)
Film Editor
The Black Ace (1928)
Film Editor
Yellow Contraband (1928)
Film Editor

Costume-Wardrobe (Feature Film)

Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
Wardrobe

Sound (Feature Film)

South Pacific (1958)
Sound Recording
Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
Sound
White Feather (1955)
Sound
3 Godfathers (1949)
Sound
Fort Apache (1948)
Sound
Man-Eater of Kumaon (1948)
Sound
The Macomber Affair (1947)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
The Red House (1947)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Intrigue (1947)
Sound
Dishonored Lady (1947)
Sound
Lured (1947)
Sound
Colorado Serenade (1946)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Accomplice (1946)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
The Missing Lady (1946)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Joe Palooka, Champ (1946)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Suspense (1946)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Gentlemen with Guns (1946)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Moon Over Montana (1946)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Live Wires (1946)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Hot Cargo (1946)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Behind the Mask (1946)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
In Fast Company (1946)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
People Are Funny (1946)
Mixer
Angel on My Shoulder (1946)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Dark Alibi (1946)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Strange Voyage (1946)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Don't Gamble with Strangers (1946)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Mr. Ace (1946)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
The Bachelor's Daughters (1946)
Unit mixer
Ghost of Hidden Valley (1946)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
I Ring Doorbells (1946)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Lightning Raiders (1946)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Gentleman Joe Palooka (1946)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
The Gay Cavalier (1946)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Blonde for a Day (1946)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
The Face of Marble (1946)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
The Story of G. I. Joe (1945)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Guest Wife (1945)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Allotment Wives (1945)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Delightfully Dangerous (1945)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Club Havana (1945)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Paris--Underground (1945)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
How Doooo You Do!!! (1945)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Getting Gertie's Garter (1945)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Captain Kidd (1945)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Follow That Woman (1945)
Mixer
Sensation Hunters (1945)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Black Market Babies (1945)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
The Scarlet Clue (1945)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Apology for Murder (1945)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Song of Old Wyoming (1945)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Danny Boy (1945)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Riders of the Dawn (1945)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
White Pongo (1945)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Brewster's Millions (1945)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Divorce (1945)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Prairie Rustlers (1945)
Re-rec and Effects mixer
Soak the Rich (1936)
Recording
The Scoundrel (1935)
Recording
His Double Life (1934)
Sound Engineer
Social Register (1934)
Sound Engineer
Crime Without Passion (1934)
Recording
The Emperor Jones (1933)
Sound Engineer
Golden Harvest (1933)
Sound Recording
The Man Called Back (1932)
Sound
The Green Goddess (1930)
Recording Engineer
Going Wild (1930)
Recording Engineer
Kismet (1930)
Recording Engineer

Film Production - Unit (Feature Film)

The Man Who Fell to Earth (1987)
Unit Production Manager

Director (Special)

Last Stagecoach West (1954)
Director

Cast (Special)

Sex, Drugs and Consenting Adults With John Stossel (1998)

Producer (Special)

We're Puttin' On the Ritz (1986)
Producer

Film Production - Unit (Special)

We're Puttin' On the Ritz (1986)
Unit Production Manager

Life Events

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