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William J. Cowen (1886–1964)

William J. Cowen served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in the First World War, starting in the Infantry (5th Canadian Mounted Rifles), and serving in France with the Fort Garry Horse. He achieved the rank of Lieutenant was wounded three times during the course of the war. He was awarded the Military Cross for his actions at the battle of ... See full bio »


(age 77) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Stung Director
Kongo Director
Oliver Twist
Oliver Twist Director
They Gave Him a Gun


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 1933 Oliver Twist
 1932 Kongo (as William Cowen)
 1931 Stung (Short) (as William Cowen)
 1929 Half Marriage
Hide Hide Show Show Writer (5 credits)
 1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Family Portrait (1955) ... (play - as William Joyce Cowen)
 1939 Good Girls Go to Paris (story "Miss Aesop Butters Her Bread" - as William Joyce Cowan)
 1938 Blind Alibi (original story - as William Joyce Cowen)
 1937 They Gave Him a Gun (book - as William Joyce Cowen, uncredited)
 1931 Stung (Short) (adaptation - as William Cowen)
Hide Hide Show Show Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (2 credits)
 1927 The Gaucho (assistant director)
 1927 The King of Kings (second assistant director - uncredited)

Personal Details

Other Works:

(book) "Family Portrait: a play in three acts" (with Lenore Coffee), Random House, New York, 1939. See more »

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Alternate Names:

William J. Cowan | William Joyce Cowan | William Joyce Cowen | William Cowen


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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