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William Jackson Keighley  (August 4, 1889, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - June 24, 1984, New York, New York) was an American stage actor and Hollywood film director.

After graduating from the Ludlum School of Dramatic Art, Keighley began acting at the age of 23. By the 1910s and 1920s, he was acting and directing on Broadway. With the advent of talking pictures, he relocated to Hollywood. He eventually signed with Warner Bros., where he proved adept at directing in a wide variety of genres. He was the initial director of The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn, but was replaced by Michael Curtiz. During World War II, he supervised the U.S. Army Signal Corp's motion picture unit. He retired in 1953 and moved to Paris with his actress wife Genevieve Tobin.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

William Jackson Keighley  (August 4, 1889, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - June 24, 1984, New York, New York) was an American stage actor and Hollywood film director.

After graduating from the Ludlum School of Dramatic Art, Keighley began acting at the age of 23. By the 1910s and 1920s, he was acting and directing on Broadway. With the advent of talking pictures, he relocated to Hollywood. He eventually signed with Warner Bros., where he proved adept at directing in a wide variety of genres. He was the initial director of The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn, but was replaced by Michael Curtiz. During World War II, he supervised the U.S. Army Signal Corp's motion picture unit. He retired in 1953 and moved to Paris with his actress wife Genevieve Tobin.

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Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 45

Birthday 1889-08-04

Day of Death 1984-06-24

Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

1953 The Master of Ballantrae Director
1951 Close to My Heart Director
1950 Rocky Mountain Director
1948 The Street with No Name Director
1947 Honeymoon Director
1944 Target for Today Director
1942 George Washington Slept Here Director
1942 The Man Who Came to Dinner Director
1941 The Bride Came C.O.D. Director
1941 Four Mothers Director
1940 No Time for Comedy Director
1940 Torrid Zone Director
1940 The Fighting 69th Director
1939 Each Dawn I Die Director
1939 Yes, My Darling Daughter Director
1938 Brother Rat Director
1938 Secrets of an Actress Director
1938 Valley of the Giants Director
1938 The Adventures of Robin Hood Director
1937 Varsity Show Director
1937 The Prince and the Pauper Director
1937 God's Country and the Woman Director
1936 The Green Pastures Director
1936 Bullets or Ballots Director
1936 The Singing Kid Director
1935 Stars Over Broadway Director
1935 Special Agent Director
1935 'G' Men Director
1935 Mary Jane's Pa Director
1935 The Right to Live Director
1934 Babbitt Director
1934 Kansas City Princess Director
1934 Big Hearted Herbert Director
1934 Dr. Monica Director
1934 Journal of a Crime Director
1934 Easy to Love Director
1933 Ladies They Talk About Director
1932 The Match King Director
1932 Scarlet Dawn Assistant Director
1932 The Cabin in the Cotton Assistant Director
1932 Jewel Robbery Assistant Director

Writing

1933 Mary Stevens, M.D. Dialogue
1933 Picture Snatcher Writer

Acting

1931 Resurrection as Captain Schoenbock

Crew

1926 The Third Degree Dialogue Coach

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