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Allan Dwan (1885–1981)

Allan Dwan was born on April 3, 1885 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Joseph Aloysius Dwan. He was a director and writer, known for Sands of Iwo Jima (1949), Heidi (1937) and Robin Hood (1922). He was married to Marie Shelton and Pauline Bush. He died on December 28, 1981 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- High Air (1956)
 1954 Passion
 1954 Silver Lode
 1953 Flight Nurse
 1952 Montana Belle
 1950 Surrender
 1947 Driftwood
 1947 Calendar Girl
 1940 Young People
 1940 Sailor's Lady
 1939 The Gorilla
 1938 Suez
 1938 Josette
 1938 Battle of Broadway (uncredited)
 1937 Heidi
 1937 Woman-Wise
 1936 High Tension
 1936 Human Cargo
 1935 Navy Wife
 1935 Black Sheep
 1934 I Spy
 1934 Hollywood Party (additional sequences, uncredited)
 1932 American Madness (uncredited)
 1931 Wicked
 1931 Chances (as Alan Dwan)
 1930 Man to Man
 1930 What a Widow!
 1929 The Far Call
 1929 The Iron Mask
 1928 The Big Noise
 1927/I West Point (Documentary short)
 1927 The Joy Girl
 1926 Tin Gods
 1926 Padlocked
 1926 Sea Horses
 1925 Stage Struck
 1924 Manhandled
 1923 Big Brother
 1923 Zaza
 1922 Superstition
 1922 Robin Hood
 1921 A Broken Doll
 1920 The Scoffer
 1919 The Dark Star
 1918 Mr. Fix-It
 1918 Headin' South
 1917 Fighting Odds
 1917 An Artist's Intrigue (Short)
 1917 Mouth-Organ Jack (Short)
 1917 The Old Sheriff (Short)
 1917 Nature's Calling (Short)
 1917 Double Revenge (Short)
 1917 Panthea
 1916 Accusing Evidence (Short)
 1916/I Fifty-Fifty
 1915 The Foundling (destroyed version)
 1915 May Blossom
 1915 David Harum
 1915 A Small Town Girl (Short)
 1914 The County Chairman (uncredited)
 1914/I Wildflower
 1914 Richelieu
 1914 The Great Universal Mystery (Short documentary)
 1914 The Hopes of Blind Alley (Short)
 1914 The Forbidden Room (Short)
 1914 The Unlawful Trade (Short)
 1914 The End of the Feud (Short)
 1914/I The Embezzler (Short)
 1914 The Menace to Carlotta (Short)
 1914 Discord and Harmony (Short)
 1914 Remember Mary Magdalen (Short)
 1914 The Honor of the Mounted (Short)
 1914/I The Lie (Short)
 1913 The Battle of Wills (Short)
 1913 The Chase (Short)
 1913 The Field Foreman (Short)
 1913 Bloodhounds of the North (Short)
 1913 Red Margaret, Moonshiner (Short)
 1913 The Barrier of Bars (Short)
 1913/I Back to Life (Short)
 1913 Jewels of Sacrifice (Short)
 1913 The Restless Spirit (Short)
 1913 Criminals (Short)
 1913 The Echo of a Song (Short)
 1913 The Wall of Money (Short)
 1913 Travelers of the Road (Short)
 1913 The Animal (Short)
 1913 Man's Duty (Short)
 1913 Mental Suicide (Short)
 1913 The Picket Guard (Short)
 1913 The Powder Flash of Death (Short)
 1913 Women and War (Short)
 1913 In Love and War (Short)
 1913 The Spirit of the Flag (Short)
 1913 The Wishing Seat (Short)
 1913 Her Big Story (Short)
 1913 Ashes of Three (Short)
 1913 The Great Harmony (Short)
 1913 Angel of the Canyons (Short)
 1913 Human Kindness (Short)
 1913/II The Road to Ruin (Short)
 1913 Oil on Troubled Waters (Short)
 1913 Boobs and Bricks (Short)
 1913 In Another's Nest (Short)
 1913 Woman's Honor (Short)
 1913 Cupid Throws a Brick (Short)
 1913 Matches (Short)
 1913 Calamity Anne's Beauty (Short)
 1913 Cupid Never Ages (Short)
 1913 An Eastern Flower (Short)
 1913 When a Woman Won't (Short)
 1913 Calamity Anne, Detective (Short)
 1913 Jocular Winds (Short)
 1913/II The Greater Love (Short)
 1913 High and Low (Short)
 1913 Love Is Blind (Short)
 1913 The Finer Things (Short)
 1913 The Romance (Short)
 1913 Calamity Anne's Vanity (Short)
 1913 Andrew Jackson (Short)
 1913 Women Left Alone (Short)
 1913 The Silver-Plated Gun (Short)
 1913 His Old-Fashioned Mother (Short)
 1913/I The Awakening (Short)
 1913 Their Masterpiece (Short)
 1913 Another Man's Wife (Short)
 1913 The Fraud That Failed (Short)
 1912 The Loneliness of Neglect (Short)
 1912 The Girl of the Manor (Short)
 1912 The Blackened Hills (Short)
 1912 The Recognition (Short)
 1912 The Power of Love (Short)
 1912 The Heart of a Soldier (Short)
 1912 Nell of the Pampas (Short)
 1912 The Law of God (Short)
 1912 The Animal Within (Short)
 1912/II Pals (Short)
 1912 The Hidden Treasure (Short) (uncredited)
 1912 Her Own Country (Short)
 1912 Jack's Word (Short)
 1912 The Would-Be Heir (Short)
 1912 The Thief's Wife (Short)
 1912 The Intrusion at Lompoc (Short)
 1912 Man's Calling (Short)
 1912 God's Unfortunates (Short)
 1912 Maiden and Men (Short)
 1912 The Wanderer (Short)
 1912 One, Two, Three (Short)
 1912/II The Best Man Wins (Short)
 1912 The New Cowpuncher (Short)
 1912 The Promise (Short)
 1912 The Lost Watch (Short)
 1912 Jack of Diamonds (Short)
 1912 Father's Favorite (Short)
 1912 Calamity Anne's Ward (Short)
 1912 Their Hero Son (Short)
 1912 White Treachery (Short)
 1912 The Foreclosure (Short)
 1912 The Fear (Short)
 1912 The Vengeance That Failed (Short)
 1912 The Dawn of Passion (Short)
 1912 The Stranger at Coyote (Short)
 1912 The Will of James Waldron (Short)
 1912 The Jealous Rage (Short)
 1912 The Bandit of Point Loma (Short)
 1912 The Land of Death (Short)
 1912 The Outlaw Colony (Short)
 1912 The Girl and the Gun (Short)
 1912 The Meddlers (Short)
 1912 A Life for a Kiss (Short)
 1912 It Pays to Wait (Short)
 1912 The Canyon Dweller (Short)
 1912 Indian Jealousy (Short)
 1912 San Diego (Documentary short)
 1912 The Tell-Tale Shells (Short)
 1912 Point Loma (Documentary short)
 1912 The Fatal Mirror (Short)
 1912 The Vanishing Race (Short)
 1912 Where There's a Heart (Short)
 1912 Under False Pretenses (Short)
 1912 The Girl Back Home (Short)
 1912 The Marauders (Short)
 1912 The Evil Inheritance (Short)
 1912 The Wordless Message (Short)
 1912 A Fifty-Mile Auto Contest (Documentary short)
 1912 The Weaker Brother (Short)
 1912 The Simple Love (Short)
 1912 For the Good of Her Men (Short)
 1912 Cupid Through Padlocks (Short)
 1912/II The Green-Eyed Monster (Short)
 1912 The Brand (Short)
 1912 The Reward of Valor (Short)
 1912 The Wandering Gypsy (Short)
 1912 The Thread of Life (Short)
 1912 The Haters (Short)
 1912 The Other Wise Man (Short)
 1912 The Myth of Jamasha Pass (Short)
 1912 The Wedding Dress (Short)
 1912/III The End of the Feud (Short)
 1912 The Pensioners (Short)
 1912 The Eastern Girl (Short)
 1912/II Driftwood (Short)
 1912 The Range Detective (Short)
 1912 The Distant Relative (Short)
 1912 The Coward (Short)
 1912 The Ranchman's Marathon (Short)
 1912 The Agitator (Short)
 1912 The Maid and the Man (Short)
 1912 Fidelity (Short)
 1912 The Tramp's Gratitude (Short)
 1912 The Full Value (Short)
 1912 A Bad Investment (Short)
 1912 After School (Short)
 1912 The Broken Ties (Short)
 1912/I An Assisted Elopement (Short)
 1912 The Land Baron of San Tee (Short)
 1912 A Leap Year Comedy (Short)
 1912 Society and Chaps (Short)
 1912 An Innocent Grafter (Short)
 1912 The Grub Stake Mortgage (Short)
 1912 The Real Estate Fraud (Short)
 1912 The Best Policy (Short)
 1912 Love and Lemons (Short)
 1912 The Mormon (Short)
 1912 Objections Overruled (Short)
 1912 Justice of the Sage (Short)
 1912 The Relentless Law (Short)
 1912 The Locket (Short)
 1912 The Winning of La Mesa (Short)
 1912 Broncho Busting for 'Flying A' Pictures (Documentary short)
 1912 A Midwinter Trip to Los Angeles (Documentary short)
 1911 Bonita of El Cajon (Short)
 1911 The Gold Lust (Short)
 1911 The Last Notch (Short)
 1911 The Man Hunt (Short)
 1911 The Smoke of the .45 (Short)
 1911 The Sheriff's Sisters (Short)
 1911/II The Test (Short)
 1911 The Way of the West (Short)
 1911 The Eastern Cowboy (Short)
 1911/II The Mexican (Short)
 1911 The Three Shell Game (Short)
 1911 The Water War (Short)
 1911 The Stronger Man (Short)
 1911 The Horse Thief's Bigamy (Short)
 1911 The Lonely Range (Short)
 1911 The Caves of La Jolla (Documentary short)
 1911 The Cowboy and the Outlaw (Short)
 1911 The Land Thieves (Short)
 1911 The Miner's Wife (Short)
 1911 The Love of the West (Short)
 1911 The Rustler Sheriff (Short)
 1911 The Circular Fence (Short)
 1911 The Claim Jumper (Short)
 1911 The Gun Man (Short)
 1911 The Mother of the Ranch (Short)
 1911 Three Million Dollars (Short)
 1911 The Cowboy and the Artist (Short)
 1911 The Diamond Smugglers (Short)
 1911 Auntie and the Cowboys (Short)
 1911 The Blotted Brand (Short)
 1911 The Brand of Fear (Short)
 1911 The Poisoned Flume (Short)
 1911 The Ranch Girl (Short)
 1911 Cattle, Gold and Oil (Short)
 1911 The Parting of the Trails (Short)
 1911 The Cattle Thief's Brand (Short)
 1911 The Cowboy's Deliverance (Short)
 1911 The Ranchman's Nerve (Short)
 1911 The Outlaw's Trail (Short)
 1911 Cupid in Chaps (Short)
 1911 The Ranch Chicken (Short)
 1911 The Schoolm'am of Snake (Short)
 1911 A Western Waif (Short)
 1911 The Hermit's Gold (Short)
 1911 The Yiddisher Cowboy (Short)
 1911 The Cowboy's Ruse (Short)
 1911 The Witch of the Range (Short)
 1911 The Sheepman's Daughter (Short)
 1911 The Ranch Tenor (Short)
 1911 A Daughter of Liberty (Short)
 1911 A Trooper's Heart (Short)
 1911/II As in a Looking Glass (Short)
 1911 A Western Dream (Short)
 1911 Branding a Bad Man (Short)
 1911 A Cowboy's Sacrifice (Short)
 1911 The Ranchman's Vengeance (Short)
 1911 The Sheriff's Captive (Short)
 1911 The Opium Smuggler (Short)
 1911 Crazy Gulch (Short)
 1911 A California Love Story (Short)
 1911 The Boss of Lucky Ranch (Short)
 1911 Bud Nevins, Bad Man (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1911 Strategy (Short) (unconfirmed)
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Alan Dwan

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Personal Quote:

If you get your head up above the mob, they try to knock it off. If you stay down, you last forever. See more »

Trivia:

He was Gloria Swanson's favorite director. After he began to work for Triangle in 1916, he also won the respect of Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, who were, at that time, the most powerful couple in the film business. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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