Allan DWAN

* 03.04.1885, Toronto, Kanada † 28.12.1981, Los Angeles, USA

Regisseur, Drehbuchautor, Produzent * (mit elf Jahren) zieht mit seiner Familie in die USA * studiert Elektrotechnik (electrical engineering) an der University of Notre Dame (Indiana; Abschluss 1907) - bleibt für kurze Zeit an der Uni als Dozent (Physik, Mathematik) und football coach * arbeitet als Ingenieur (lighting engineer) für Peter Cooper Hewitt Company in Chicago - verkauft (1909) an einen der Kunden (Essanay Studios) ein paar Stories und wird kurz darauf von der Filmfirma als Drehbuchlektor (scenario editor) engagiert * 1911 schließt sich der American Film Company an und dreht ohne jegliche Erfahrung ("the actors showed me how to direct") in den nächsten zwei Jahren über 250 one-reel films (vor allem Western) - fungiert in dieser Zeit auch als Produzent, Drehbuchautor und editor * ab 1913 arbeitet für verschiedene Studios (Universal; Famous Players; Triangle) * Gründer von Allan Dwan Productions (1919-21) und Dwan Film Corp. (1922) * durch Zusammenarbeit mit Stars wie Douglas Fairbanks (Robin Hood, 1922) oder Gloria Swanson (Manhandled und Wages of Virtue, beide 1924) erreicht in den 20ern den Höhepunkt seiner Karriere * 1932-33 dreht drei Filme in England - nach seiner Rückkehr nach Amerika landet bei B pictures * 1937 inszeniert zwei erfolgreiche Filme mit Shirley Temple * 1945-53 unter Vertrag bei Republic Pictures * ab 1954 realisiert (meist für den Produzenten Benedict Bogeaus) in erster Linie low-budget Western- bzw. Abenteuerfilme und beendet 1960 seine Filmkarriere * mit seiner technischen Begabung trägt in wesentlichem Maße zur Entwicklung der Filmtechnik bei (u.a. dolly shot, 1915) | Bild: (studio portrait > SilentHollywood.com)


"Years ago we had no supervision. We made pictures our own way. We pleased nobody but ourselves and the public."

SOUND FILMS

The Iron Mask (Die eiserne Maske, 1929-USA) 95m (2903) > Stummfilm + part-talkie mit Dialogsequenzen, Musik und Toneffekten [talking sequences, musical score and sound effects]

Tide of Empire (Goldjäger in Kalifornien, 1929-USA) 73m (2903) > Stummfilm mit Tonsequenzen, Musik und Toneffekten

The Far Call (1929-USA) 59m (2904) > Stummfilm mit Tonsequenzen, Musik und Toneffekten

Frozen Justice (1929-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Sonya Levien; Owen Davis, K: Harold Rosson, D: Lenore Ulric: Talu, Robert Frazer: Lanak, Louis Wolheim: Duke, Ullrich Haupt: Captain Jones) 73m-Drama (Roman Norden for lov og ret von Ejnar Mikkelsen, 1920) (2910) + Stummfilmversion

South Sea Rose (1929-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Sonya Levien; Elliott Lester, K: Harold Rosson, D: Lenore Ulric: Rosalie Dumay, Charles Bickford: Captain Briggs, Kenneth MacKenna: Dr. Tom Winston, Tom Patricola: Willie Gump, J. Farrell MacDonald: Hackett) 69m-Romanze (Bühnenstück La Gringa von Tom Cushing, 1928) (2912)

What a Widow! (1930-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: James Gleason, James Seymour, K: George Barnes, ML: Josiah Zuro, D: Gloria Swanson: Tamarind Brooks, Owen Moore: Gerry Morgan, Lew Cody: Victor) 90m-Liebeskomödie (03-05; 3009)

Man to Man (1930-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Joseph Jackson, K: Ira H. Morgan, D: Grant Mitchell: John Martin Bolton * Lucille Powers: Emily * Phillips Holmes: Michael Bolton * George F. Marion: Jim McCord) 68m-Drama (Fortsetzungsroman Barber John's Boy von Ben Ames Williams, 1920) (3012)

Chances (1931-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Waldemar Young, K: Ernest Haller, D: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.: Jack Ingleside, Rose Hobart: Molly Prescott) 72m-Liebesdrama (Roman von A. Hamilton Gibbs, 1930) (?-03; 3107)

Wicked (1931-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Adela Rogers St. John; Kenyon Nicholson, Kathryn Scola, K: J. Peverell Marley, M: Carli Elinor, D: Elissa Landi: Margot Rande, Victor McLaglen: Scott Burrows) 57m-Melodram (06-07; 3110)

While Paris Sleeps (1931-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Basil Woon, K: Glen MacWilliams, D: Victor McLaglen: Jacques Costaud * Helen Mack: Manon Costaud) 67m-Drama (10-12/+02; 3205)

Her First Affaire (1932-GB; d: Allan Dwan, B: Brock Williams, Dion Titheradge, K: Geoffrey Faithfull, D: Ida Lupino: Ann Brent, George Curzon: Casey Merton, Diana Napier: Margot Merton) 71/5m-Drama (Bühnenstück von Merrill Rogers & Frederick J. Jackson, 1930) (3212)

Counsel's Opinion (1933-GB; d: Allan Dwan, B: Arthur Wimperis, Dorothy Greenhill, K: Philip Tannura, Bernard Browne, D: Henry Kendall: Logan * Binnie Barnes: Leslie & Cyril Maude: Willock) 76m-Liebeskomödie (Bühnenstück von Gilbert Wakefield, 1931) (3303)

I Spy (1933-GB; d: Allan Dwan, B: Arthur [B.] Woods, Allan Dwan, K: James Wilson, D: Sally Eilers: Thelma Coldwater, Ben Lyon: Wally Sawyer) 69m-Drama (05-06; 3308)

Black Sheep (1935-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Allen Rivkin, K: Arthur Miller, ML: Samuel Kaylin, D: Edmund Lowe: John Francis Dugan * Claire Trevor: Jeanette Foster) 75m-Tragikomödie (03-04; 3506)

Navy Wife (1935-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Sonya Levien; Edward T. Lowe, K: John F. Seitz, Rudolph Maté, ML: David Buttolph, D: Claire Trevor: Vicky Blake, Ralph Bellamy: Dr. Quentin Harden, Jane Darwell: Louise Keats, Warren Hymer: Butch, Ben Lyon: Dr. Peter Milford) 69/72m-Melodram (Roman Beauty's Daughter von Kathleen Norris, 1935) (07-08; 3511)

Song and Dance Man (1935-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Maude Fulton, K: Barney McGill, ML: Samuel Kaylin, D: Claire Trevor: Julia Carroll, Paul Kelly: Hap Farrell) 72m-Musiktragikomödie (Bühnenstück von George M. Cohan, 1923) (11; 3603)

Human Cargo (1936-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Jefferson Parker, Doris Malloy, K: Daniel B. Clark, ML: Samuel Kaylin, D: Claire Trevor: Bonnie Brewster * Brian Donlevy: Packy Campbell) 66m-Drama (Roman I Will Be Faithful von Kathleen Shepard, 1934) (02-03; 3605)

High Tension (1936-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Lou Breslow, Edward Eliscu, John Patrick, K: Barney McGill, ML: Samuel Kaylin, D: Brian Donlevy: Steve Reardon * Glenda Farrell: Edith McNeil) 63m-Tragikomödie (04-05; 3607)

15 Maiden Lane (1936-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Lou Breslow, Dave/David Silverstein, John Patrick, K: John F. Seitz, ML: Samuel Kaylin, D: Claire Trevor: Jane Martin ° Cesar Romero: Frank Peyton) 64m-Krimidrama (07-08; 3610)

Woman-Wise (1936-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Ben Markson, K: Robert Planck, ML: Samuel Kaylin, D: Rochelle Hudson: Alice Fuller * Michael Whalen: Tracey Browne) 70/87m-Drama (10-11; 3701)

That I May Live (1937-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Ben Markson, William Conselman, K: Robert Planck, ML: Samuel Kaylin, D: Rochelle Hudson: Irene Howard * Robert Kent: Dick Mannion * J. Edward Bromberg: Tex Shapiro) 70m-Krimidrama (01-02; 3704)

One Mile from Heaven (1937-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Lou Breslow, John Patrick, K: Sidney Wagner, ML: Samuel Kaylin, D: Claire Trevor: Lucy "Tex" Warren, Bill Robinson: Officer Joe Dudley, Sally Blane: Barbara Harrison, Douglas Fowley: Jim Tabor, Fredi Washington: Flora Jackson) 68m-Drama (nach The Koudenhoffen Case von Ben/jamin B. Lindsey & Wainwright Evans, 1925) (03-04; 3708)

Heidi (1937-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Walter Ferris, Julien Josephson, K: Arthur Miller, ML: Louis Silvers, D: Shirley Temple: Heidi, Jean Hersholt: Adolph Kramer) 88m-Drama (Roman von Johanna Spyri, 1880) (05-07; 3710)

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1937-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Karl Tunberg, Don Ettlinger, K: Arthur Miller, ML: Arthur Lange, D: Shirley Temple: Rebecca Winstead, Randolph Scott: Anthony Kent) 81m-Musikkomödie (frei nach Roman von Kate Douglas Wiggin, 1903) (10-11; 3803)

Josette (1937/38-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: James Edward Grant, K: John Mescall, ML: David Buttolph, D: Don Ameche: David Brossard, Jr., * Simone Simon: Renée Le Blanc * Robert Young: Pierre Brossard) 70/4m-Liebeskomödie (Bühnenstück Jo and Josette von Paul Frank & Georg Fraser /?/ > Kurzgeschichte von László Vadnay /?/) (12-01 + 04; 3806)

Suez (Suez, 1938-USA; R: Allan Dwan, B: Philip Dunne, Julien Josephson, K: J. Peverell Marley, ML: Louis Silvers, D: Tyrone Power: Ferdinand de Lesseps * Loretta Young: Eugenie de Montijo * Annabella: Toni Pellerin) 104m-Historiendrama (05-07; 3810)

The Three Musketeers (1938-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: M.M. Musselman, William A. Drake, Sam Hellman; Sid Kuller, Ray Golden, K: J. Peverell Marley, ML: David Buttolph, D: Don Ameche: D'Artagnan * Ritz Brothers, Binnie Barnes: Milady de Winter, Gloria Stuart: Königin Anna, Pauline Moore: Constance, Joseph Schildkraut: König Louis XIII., John Carradine: Naveau, Lionel Atwill: de Rochefort, Miles Mander: Kardinal Richelieu, Douglass Dumbrille: Athos, John "Dusty" King: Aramis) 71/3m-Musikabenteuer (Roman Les trois mousquetaires von Alexandre Dumas, père, 1844) (10-?; 3902)

The Gorilla (1939-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Rian James, Sid Silvers, K: Edward Cronjager, ML: David Buttolph, D: Ritz Brothers [= Jimmy Ritz: Garrity, Harry Ritz: Harrigan, Al Ritz: Mulligan], Anita Louise: Norma Denby, Patsy Kelly: Kitty, Lionel Atwill: Walter Stevens, Bela Lugosi: Peters, Joseph Calleia: Stranger, Edward Norris: Jack Marsden, Wally Vernon: Seaman) 59/66m-Komödie (Bühnenstück von Ralph Spence, 1925) (02-?; 3905)

Frontier Marshal (1939-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Sam Hellman, K: Charles G. Clarke, ML: Samuel Kaylin, D: Randolph Scott: Wyatt Earp * Nancy Kelly: Sarah Allen) 71m-Western (Buch Wyatt Earp, Frontier Marshal von Stuart N. Lake, 1931) (06-07; 3907)

Sailor's Lady (1940-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Frederick Hazlitt Brennan; Lou Breslow, Owen Francis, K: Ernest Palmer, ML: Samuel Kaylin, D: Nancy Kelly: Sally Gilroy * Jon Hall: Danny Malone) 67m-Komödie (01-02; 4007)

Young People (1940-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Edwin Blum, Don Ettlinger, K: Edward Cronjager, ML: Alfred Newman, D: Shirley Temple: Wendy * Jack Oakie: Joe Ballantine * Charlotte Greenwood: Kit Ballantine) 78m-Drama (03-?; 4008)

Trail of the Vigilantes (1940-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Harold Shumate, K: Joseph Valentine, Milton Krasner, ML: Hans J. Salter, D: Franchot Tone: Tim Mason [Kansas], Warren William: Mark Dawson, Broderick Crawford: Swanee, Andy Devine: Meadows, Mischa Auer: Bolo, Porter Hall: Sheriff Korley, Peggy Moran: Barbara Thornton) 75m-Westernkomödie (10-?; 4012)

Look Who's Laughing (1941-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: James V. Kern; Don Quinn, Leonard L. Levinson, Zeno Klinker, Dorothy Kingsley, K: Frank Redman, ML: C. Bakaleinikoff, D: Edgar Bergen: er selbst * Charlie McCarthy: er selbst * Jim Jordan: Fibber McGee * Marian Jordan: Molly McGee * Lucille Ball: Julie Patterson) 79m-Komödie (05-06; 4111)

Rise and Shine (1941-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Herman J. Mankiewicz, K: Edward Cronjager, ML: Emil Newman, D: Jack Oakie: Boley * George Murphy: Jimmy McGonigle * Linda Darnell: Louise Murray * Walter Brennan: Opa * Milton Berle: Seabiscuit) 92m-Musikkomödie (Buch My Life and Hard Times von James Thurber, 1933) (09-10; 4111)

Friendly Enemies (1942-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Adelaide Heilbron, K: Edward Cronjager, M: Lucien Moraweck, D: Charles Winninger: Karl Pfeiffer * Charles Ruggles: Heinrich Block * James Craig: Bill Pfeiffer * Nancy Kelly: June Block) 95m-Drama (Bühnenstück von Samuel Shipman & Aaron Hoffman, 1918) (02-03; 4206)

Here We Go Again (1942-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Paul Girard Smith, Joe Bigelow, K: Frank Redman, M: Roy Webb, D: Edgar Bergen: er selbst * Charlie McCarthy: er selbst * Fibber McGee [= Jim Jordan]: er selbst & Molly [= Marian Jordan]: sie selbst) 76m-Komödie (05-06; 4210)

Around the World (1943-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Ralph Spence; Carl Herzinger, K: Russell Metty, ML: C. Bakaleinikoff, D: Kay Kyser: er selbst, Mischa Auer: er selbst, Joan Davis: sie selbst) 80m-Musikkomödie (05-07/+11; 4311)

Up in Mabel's Room (1943/44-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Tom Reed; Isabel Dawn, K: Charles Lawton, Jr., ML: Edward Paul, D: Marjorie Reynolds: Geraldine Ainsworth * Dennis O'Keefe: Gary Ainsworth * Gail Patrick: Mabel Essington * Mischa Auer: Boris * Charlotte Greenwood: Martha) 76m-Komödie (Bühnenstück von Otto A. Harbach & Wilson Collison, 1919) (11-01; 4404)

Abroad with Two Yanks (1944-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Charles Rogers, Wilkie [C.] Mahoney, Ted Sills; Edward E. Seabrook, Tedwell Chapman, K: Charles Lawton, Jr., ML: Lud Gluskin, D: William Bendix: Biff Koraski * Helen Walker: Joyce Stuart * Dennis O'Keefe: Jeff Reardon) 80m-Komödie (03-04; 4408)

Brewster's Millions (Hilfe, ich bin Millionär!, 1944-USA; R: Allan Dwan, B: Siegfried/Sig Herzig, Charles Rodgers, Wilkie [C.] Mahoney, K: Charles Lawton, Jr., ML: Louis Forbes, D: Dennis O'Keefe: Montague "Monty" L. Brewster * Helen Walker: Peggy Gray * June Havoc: Trixie Summers * Eddie "Rochester" Anderson: Jackson * Gail Patrick: Barbara Drew * Mischa Auer: Michail Michailovich) 79m-Komödie (Roman von George Barr McCutcheon /1902/ + Bühnenstück von Winchell Smith & Byron Ongley /1906/) (08-09; 4504)

Getting Gertie's Garter (1945-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Allan Dwan, Karen DeWolf; Joe Bigelow, K: Charles Lawton, Jr., D: Dennis O'Keefe: Ken * Marie McDonald: Gertie) 72m-Komödie (Bühnenstück von Wilson Collison & Avery Hopwood, 1921) (06-07; 4511)

Rendezvous with Annie / [1953] Corporal Dolan Goes AWOL (1946-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Mary Loos, Richard Sale, K: Reggie Lanning, M: Joseph Dubin, D: Eddie Albert: Jeffrey Dolan ° Faye Marlowe: Annie Dolan ° Gail Patrick: Dolores Starr) 80/9m-Komödie (Kurzgeschichte von Mary Loos & Richard Sale, 1946) (03-04; 4607)

Calendar Girl (1946-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Mary Loos, Richard Sale, Lee Loeb, K: Reggie Lanning, ML: Cy Feuer, D: Jane Frazee: Patricia O'Neill * William Marshall: Johnny Bennett * Gail Patrick: Olivia Radford * Kenny Baker: Byron Jones) 88m-Musikkomödie (07-08; 4701)

Northwest Outpost (Ich kann mein Herz nur einmal verschenken, 1946-USA; R: Allan Dwan, B: Elizabeth Meehan, Richard Sale; Laird Doyle, K: Reggie Lanning, ML: Robert Ambruster, D: Nelson Eddy: Captain Jim Laurence * Ilona Massey: Natalia Alanova) 91m-Musikfilm (10-12; 4706)

Driftwood (1947-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Mary Loos, Richard Sale, K: John Alton, M: Nathan Scott, D: Ruth Warrick: Susan Moore * Walter Brennan: Murph * Dean Jagger: Dr. Steve Webster * Charlotte Greenwood: Mathilda & Natalie Wood: Jenny Hollingsworth) 88m-Familiendrama (05-06; 4709)

The Inside Story (1947-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Mary Loos, Richard Sale, K: Reggie Lanning, M: Nathan Scott, D: Marsha Hunt: Francine Taylor * William Lundigan: Waldo Williams * Charles Winninger: Uncle Ed * Gail Patrick: Audrey O'Connor) 87m-Drama (09; 4803)

Angel in Exile (1948-USA; d: Allan Dwan, Philip Ford, B: Charles Larson, K: Reggie Lanning, M: Nathan Scott, D: John Carroll: Charlie Dakin * Adele Mara: Raquel Chavez) 90m-Drama (03-04; 4811)

Montana Belle (Die Schönste von Montana, 1948-USA; R: Allan Dwan, B: Horace McCoy, Norman S. Hall, K: Jack Marta, M: Nathan Scott, D: Jane Russell: Belle Starr, George Brent: Tom Bradfield, Scott Brady: Bob Dalton, Forrest Tucker: Mac) 81m-Western (10-11; 5211)

Sands of Iwo Jima (Du warst unser Kamerad, 1949-USA; R: Allan Dwan, B: Harry Brown, James Edward Grant, K: Reggie Lanning, M: Victor Young, D: John Wayne: Sergeant John Stryker, John Agar: PFC Peter Conway, Adele Mara: Allison Bromley, Forrest Tucker: PFC Al Thomas) 109m-Kriegsdrama (07-08; 4912)

Surrender (1950-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: James Edward Grant, Sloan Nibley, K: Reggie Lanning, M: Nathan Scott, D: Vera Ralston: Violet Barton * John Carroll: Gregg Delaney * Walter Brennan: William "Bill" Howard) 90m-Westernmelodram (02-04; 5009)

Belle Le Grand (1950-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: D.D. Beauchamp, K: Reggie Lanning, M: Victor Young, D: Vera Ralston: Belle Le Grand * John Carroll: John Kilton) 90m-Western (07-08; 5101)

The Wild Blue Yonder (Höllenreiter der Nacht, 1951-USA; R: Allan Dwan, B: Richard Tregaskis, K: Reggie Lanning, M: Victor Young, D: Wendell Corey: Capt. Harold Calvert * Vera Ralston: Lt. Helen Landers) 98m-Kriegsdrama (04-05; 5112)

I Dream of Jeanie (1951/52-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Alan Le May, K: Reggie Lanning, MA: Robert Armbruster, D: Ray Middleton: Edwin P. Christy * Bill Shirley: Stephen Foster * Muriel Lawrence: Inez McDowell) 90m-Musikfilm (12-01; 5206)

Sweethearts on Parade (1952-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: Houston Branch, K: Reggie Lanning, MA: Robert Armbruster, D: Ray Middleton: Cam Ellerby * Lucille Norman: Kathleen Townsend * Eileen Christy: Sylvia Townsend * Bill Shirley: Bill Gamble * Estelita [Rodriguez]: Lolita Lamont) 90m-Musikdrama (07-08; 5307)

Woman They Almost Lynched (Am Tode vorbei, 1952-USA; R: Allan Dwan, B: Steve Fisher, K: Reggie Lanning, M: Stanley Wilson, D: John Lund: Lance Horton * Brian Donlevy: Quantrill * Audrey Totter: Kate Quantrill * Joan Leslie: Sally Maris) 90m-Western (Kurzgeschichte von Michael Fessier, 1951) (11-12; 5303)

Flight Nurse (Unternehmen Panthersprung, 1953-USA; R: Allan Dwan, B: Alan Le May, K: Reggie Lanning, M: Victor Young, D: Joan Leslie: Lt. Polly Davis * Forrest Tucker: Capt. Bill Eaton) 90m-Kriegsdrama (05-06; 5311)

Silver Lode (Stadt der Verdammten, 1953/54-USA; R: Allan Dwan, B: Karen DeWolf, K: John Alton, M: Louis Forbes, D: John Payne: Dan Ballard * Lizabeth Scott: Rose Evans * Dan Duryea: Fred McCarty) 80m-Western (12-01; 5406)

Passion (Wo der Wind stirbt, 1954-USA; R: Allan Dwan, B: Beatrice A. Dresher, Josef Leytes [=Józef Lejtes]; Howard Estabrook, K: John Alton, M: Louis Forbes, D: Cornel Wilde: Juan Obregon * Yvonne De Carlo: Rosa Melo/Tonya Melo) 84m-Western (04-05; 5410)

Cattle Queen of Montana (Königin der Berge, 1954-USA) (07-08; 5411)

Escape to Burma (Flucht nach Burma, 1954-USA; R: Allan Dwan, B: Talbot Jennings, Hobart Donovan, K: John Alton, M: Louis Forbes, D: Barbara Stanwyck: Gwen Moore * Robert Ryan: Jim Brecan * David Farrar: Cardigan) 87m-Abenteuer (Kurzgeschichte Bow Tamely to Me von Kenneth Perkins, 1936) (10-11; 5504)

Pearl of the South Pacific (Piratenblut, 1955-USA; R: Allan Dwan, B: Jesse L. Lasky, Jr.; Talbot Jennings, K: John Alton, M: Louis Forbes, D: Virginia Mayo: Rita Delaine * Dennis Morgan: Dan Merrill * David Farrar: Bully Haig) 86m-Abenteuer (02-03; 5508, LA)

Tennessee's Partner (Todesfaust, 1955-USA; R: Allan Dwan, B: Milton Krims, D.D. Beauchamp, [C.] Graham Baker, Teddi Sherman, K: John Alton, M: Louis Forbes, D: John Payne: Tennessee * Ronald Reagan: Cowpoke * Rhonda Fleming: Elizabeth Farnham [Duchess] * Coleen Gray: Goldie Slater) 87m-Western (Kurzgeschichte von Bret Harte, 1869) (05-06; 5509)

Slightly Scarlet (Straße des Verbrechens, 1955-USA; R: Allan Dwan, B: Robert Blees, K: John Alton, M: Louis Forbes, D: John Payne: Ben Grace * Arlene Dahl: Dorothy Lyons * Rhonda Fleming: June Lyons) 99m-Krimimelodram (Roman Love's Lovely Counterfeit von James M. Cain, 1942) (07-08; 5602)

Hold Back the Night (Teufelskommando, 1956-USA; R: Allan Dwan, B: John C. Higgins, Walter Doniger, K: Ellsworth Fredericks, M: Hans [J.] Salter, D: John Payne: Capt. Sam MacKenzie * Mona Freeman: Anne MacKenzie) 80m-Kriegsabenteuer (Roman von Pat Frank, 1952) (02-03; 5607)

The Restless Breed (Ein Kerl wie Dynamit, 1956-USA; R: Allan Dwan, B: Steve Fisher, K: John W. Boyle, M: Edward L. Alperson, Jr, D: Scott Brady: Mitch Baker * Anne Bancroft: Angelita) 81/5m-Western (09-10; 5705)

The River's Edge (Flucht nach Mexiko, 1956-USA; R: Allan Dwan, B: Harold Jacob Smith, James Leicester, K: Harold Lipstein, M: Louis Forbes, D: Ray Milland: Nardo Denning * Anthony Quinn: Ben Cameron * Debra Paget: Meg Cameron) 87m-Thrillerdrama (11-12; 5704)

Enchanted Island (1957-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: James Leicester, Harold Jacob Smith, K: Jorge Stahl, Jr., M: Raul Lavista, D: Dana Andrews: Abner Bedford * Jane Powell: Fayaway) 93m-Abenteuerdrama (Roman Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life von Herman Melville, 1846) (11-12; 5811)

Most Dangerous Man Alive (1960-USA; d: Allan Dwan, B: James Leicester, Phillip Rock, K: Carl Carvahal, M: Louis Forbes, D: Ron Randell: Eddie Candell ° Debra Paget: Linda Marlow ° Elaine Stewart: Carla Angelo) 82m-Science-Fiction (Kurzgeschichte The Steel Monster von Phillip Rock & Michael Pate, ?) (04-05; 6106, LA)

AWARD

Career Achievement Award [Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 1976]

BOOKS

Giorgio Gosetti [Hg.]: Allan Dwan: The Name beneath the Title. Torino: Lindau, 2002 > 195 S. : Ill. * filmography, bibliography

"Published on the occasion of the retrospective devoted to Allan Dwan ... organized by the 55th Locarno International Film Festival (1-11 August 2002) together with the Cinémathèque Suisse, Lausanne"


Frederic Lombardi: Allan Dwan and the Rise and Decline of the Hollywood Studios. Jefferson/London: McFarland & Company, 2013 > xii, 370 p. : ill.

It could be said that the career of Canadian-born film director Allan Dwan (1885-1981) began at the dawn of the American motion picture industry. Originally a scriptwriter, Dwan became a director purely by accident. Even so, his creativity and problem-solving skills propelled him to the top of his profession. He achieved success with numerous silent film performers, most spectacularly with Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and Gloria Swanson, and later with such legendary stars as Shirley Temple and John Wayne. Though his star waned in the sound era, Dwan managed to survive through pluck and ingenuity. Considering himself better off without the fame he enjoyed during the silent era, he went on to do some of his best work for second-echelon studios (notably Republic Pictures’ Sands of Iwo Jima) and such independent producers as Edward Small. Along the way, Dwan also found personal happiness in an unconventional manner. Rich in detail with two columns of text in each of its nearly 400 pages, and with more than 150 photographs, this book presents a thorough examination of Allan Dwan and separates myth from truth in his life and films. > 158 photos, filmography, notes, bibliography, index

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