Joseph Kane

Biography: Joseph Kane, born Jasper Joseph Inman Kane, was a known American director of western movies. He was also a film producer, film editor, and screenwriter. He was born in San Diego, California in March 19, 1894. Though he started as a professional cellist, he became interested in directing films in 1934. The first project he helmed was "The Fighting Marines" in 1935 for Mascot and Republic. In the same year, Mascot and Republic merged with other production outfits to form Republic Pictures. Kane was the staff director of this studio until 1958. Joseph made his name as a topnotch Western director in movies starring Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, and John Wayne. His most memorable film includes "The Lawless Nineties in 1936 ", "Flame of Barbary Coast" in 1944, and "The Cheaters" in 1945. He produced over 60 movies and wrote scripts for more than 20 films. He also briefly dabbled in acting. During the last 10 years of his life, Kane served as a second-unit directorJoseph Kane, born Jasper Joseph Inman Kane, was a known American director of western movies. He was also a film producer, film editor, and screenwriter. He was born in San Diego, California in March 19, 1894. Though he started as a professional cellist, he became interested in directing films in 1934. The first project he helmed was "The Fighting Marines" in 1935 for Mascot and Republic. In the same year, Mascot and Republic merged with other production outfits to form Republic Pictures. Kane was the staff director of this studio until 1958. Joseph made his name as a topnotch Western director in movies starring Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, and John Wayne. His most memorable film includes "The Lawless Nineties in 1936 ", "Flame of Barbary Coast" in 1944, and "The Cheaters" in 1945. He produced over 60 movies and wrote scripts for more than 20 films. He also briefly dabbled in acting. During the last 10 years of his life, Kane served as a second-unit director of "Beau Geste" and "In Enemy Country", both produced by Universal Studios. In 1975, he died of a motor neuron disease in Santa Monica, California. At the time of his death, he had directed over 125 films. Expand

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tbd Rawhide: Season 2 Sep 18, 1959 Director tbd
tbd Bonanza: Season 1 Sep 12, 1959 Director 8.0