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Jasper Joseph Inman Kane (19 March 1894, San Diego – 25 August 1975, Santa Monica, California) was a prolific American film director, film producer, film editor and screenwriter. He is best known for his extensive directorship and focus on western films.

Kane began his career as a professional cellist. In 1934 he took an interest in film directing and, starting in 1935, he co-directed serials for Mascot Pictures and Republic Pictures. He soon became Republic's top Western film director.

Kane's first directorial credit was for The Fighting Marines (1935). When Mascot Pictures and several other small film companies amalgamated into Republic Pictures in 1935, Kane became staff director, remaining at the studio until it ceased production in 1958. He piloted many Gene Autry and Roy Rogers movies and directed John Wayne in films such as The Lawless Nineties (1936) and Flame of Barbary Coast (1944), and Joseph Schildkraut on The Cheaters (1945). Between 1935 and his death in 1975 he directed 119 films and numerous television series episodes.

Unlike most Republic house directors, Kane was also credited as associate producer on many of his films. Between 1939-57 he was a major film producer, producing over 60 films. Kane was also a film editor and screenwriter responsible for the editing process of over 20 of his films, and he had a brief stint as an actor.

During the 1950s Kane worked steadily in television, with emphasis on Westerns and action series. He spent the last decade of his life as a second-unit director on such productions as Universal Studios Beau Geste (1966) and In Enemy Country (1968).

Kane died on August 25, 1975, in Santa Monica, California.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jasper Joseph Inman Kane (19 March 1894, San Diego – 25 August 1975, Santa Monica, California) was a prolific American film director, film producer, film editor and screenwriter. He is best known for his extensive directorship and focus on western films.

Kane began his career as a professional cellist. In 1934 he took an interest in film directing and, starting in 1935, he co-directed serials for Mascot Pictures and Republic Pictures. He soon became Republic's top Western film director.

Kane's first directorial credit was for The Fighting Marines (1935). When Mascot Pictures and several other small film companies amalgamated into Republic Pictures in 1935, Kane became staff director, remaining at the studio until it ceased production in 1958. He piloted many Gene Autry and Roy Rogers movies and directed John Wayne in films such as The Lawless Nineties (1936) and Flame of Barbary Coast (1944), and Joseph Schildkraut on The Cheaters (1945). Between 1935 and his death in 1975 he directed 119 films and numerous television series episodes.

Unlike most Republic house directors, Kane was also credited as associate producer on many of his films. Between 1939-57 he was a major film producer, producing over 60 films. Kane was also a film editor and screenwriter responsible for the editing process of over 20 of his films, and he had a brief stint as an actor.

During the 1950s Kane worked steadily in television, with emphasis on Westerns and action series. He spent the last decade of his life as a second-unit director on such productions as Universal Studios Beau Geste (1966) and In Enemy Country (1968).

Kane died on August 25, 1975, in Santa Monica, California.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 126

Birthday 1894-03-19

Day of Death 1975-08-25

Place of Birth San Diego, California, USA

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Also Known As

  • Joe Kane
  • Joseph Inman Kane

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1968 Track Of Thunder Director
1967 The Search for the Evil One Director
1966 Country Boy Director
1959 Laramie (19 episodes)Director
1958 The Man Who Died Twice Director
1958 The Notorious Mr. Monks Director
1957 Gunfire at Indian Gap Director
1957 The Crooked Circle Director
1957 26 Men (2 episodes)Director
1957 Last Stagecoach West Director
1957 The Lawless Eighties Director
1957 Spoilers of the Forest Director
1957 Duel at Apache Wells Director
1956 Accused of Murder Director
1956 Broken Arrow (2 episodes)Director
1956 Thunder Over Arizona Director
1956 The Maverick Queen Director
1955 The Vanishing American Director
1955 Cheyenne (3 episodes)Director
1955 The Road to Denver Director
1955 Timberjack Director
1954 Hell's Outpost Director
1954 Jubilee Trail Director
1953 Sea of Lost Ships Director
1953 San Antone Director
1952 Ride the Man Down Director
1952 Fair Wind to Java Director
1952 Hoodlum Empire Director
1952 Woman of the North Country Director
1951 The Sea Hornet Director
1951 Fighting Coast Guard Director
1951 Oh, Susanna Director
1950 California Passage Director
1950 The Savage Horde Director
1950 Rock Island Trail Director
1949 Brimstone Director
1949 The Last Bandit Director
1948 The Plunderers Director
1948 The Gallant Legion Director
1948 Old Los Angeles Director
1947 Wyoming Director
1946 The Plainsman and the Lady Director
1946 In Old Sacramento Director
1945 Dakota Director
1945 The Cheaters Director
1945 Flame of Barbary Coast Director
1944 Song of Nevada Director
1944 The Yellow Rose of Texas Director
1944 Cowboy and the Senorita Director
1944 Hands Across the Border Director
1943 Man from Music Mountain Director
1943 Silver Spurs Director
1943 Song of Texas Director
1943 King of the Cowboys Director
1943 Idaho Director
1942 Ridin' Down the Canyon Director
1942 Heart of the Golden West Director
1942 Sunset Serenade Director
1942 Sons of the Pioneers Director
1942 Romance on the Range Director
1942 Sunset on the Desert Director
1942 South of Santa Fe Director
1942 Man from Cheyenne Director
1941 Red River Valley Director
1941 Jesse James at Bay Director
1941 Bad Man of Deadwood Director
1941 Rags to Riches Director
1941 Nevada City Director
1941 Sheriff of Tombstone Director
1941 In Old Cheyenne Director
1941 The Great Train Robbery Director
1941 Robin Hood of the Pecos Director
1940 The Border Legion Director
1940 Young Bill Hickok Director
1940 Colorado Director
1940 The Ranger and the Lady Director
1940 The Carson City Kid Director
1940 Young Buffalo Bill Director
1939 Days of Jesse James Director
1939 Saga of Death Valley Director
1939 The Arizona Kid Director
1939 In Old Monterey Director
1939 Wall Street Cowboy Director
1939 In Old Caliente Director
1939 Frontier Pony Express Director
1939 Southward Ho Director
1939 Rough Riders' Round-up Director
1938 Shine On Harvest Moon Director
1938 Come On, Rangers Director
1938 Billy The Kid Returns Director
1938 Man from Music Mountain Director
1938 Gold Mine in the Sky Director
1938 Under Western Stars Director
1938 Arson Racket Squad Director
1938 Born to Be Wild Director
1938 The Old Barn Dance Director
1937 Springtime in the Rockies Director
1937 Boots and Saddles Director
1937 Heart of the Rockies Director
1937 Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge Director
1937 Public Cowboy No. 1 Director
1937 Come on, Cowboys Director
1937 Gunsmoke Ranch Director
1937 Git Along Little Dogies Director
1937 Round-Up Time in Texas Director
1937 Paradise Express Director
1936 The Old Corral Director
1936 Ride Ranger Ride Director
1936 Ghost-Town Gold Director
1936 Oh, Susanna Director
1936 Guns and Guitars Director
1936 Undersea Kingdom Director
1936 The Lonely Trail Director
1936 King of the Pecos Director
1936 The Lawless Nineties Director
1935 The Sagebrush Troubadour Director
1935 The Fighting Marines Director
1935 Melody Trail Director
1935 Tumbling Tumbleweeds Director

Production

1956 Accused of Murder Producer
1953 Sea of Lost Ships Associate Producer
1952 Ride the Man Down Associate Producer
1945 Dakota Associate Producer
1942 Heart of the Golden West Producer
1942 Sunset on the Desert Producer
1942 South of Santa Fe Producer
1942 Man from Cheyenne Producer
1941 Red River Valley Producer
1941 Bad Man of Deadwood Producer
1941 In Old Cheyenne Producer
1940 The Border Legion Producer
1940 The Ranger and the Lady Producer
1939 The Arizona Kid Producer
1939 Southward Ho Producer
1939 Rough Riders' Round-up Producer

Editing

1933 I Love That Man Editor
1933 Strictly Personal Editor
1932 Young Bride Editor
1931 Suicide Fleet Editor
1931 The Big Gamble Editor
1931 Lonely Wives Editor
1930 Her Man Editor

Writing

1940 The Carson City Kid Story

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