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James W. Horne (1881–1942)

He worked at a number of studios in the early 1920s and directed Buster Keaton's successful 'College' in 1927 before arriving at Hal Roach studios in 1928 where the following year he directed Laurel and Hardy's 'Big Business'and the following year their sound film 'Chickens Come Home' In 1931 he directed 5 of their films including 'Beau Hunks' and... See full bio »

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The Bull's Eye Director
Stingaree Director
In Fast Company Director


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 1955 The Little Rascals (TV Series) (short "When the Wind Blows")
 1941 The Iron Claw
 1941 White Eagle
 1940 The Green Archer (as James Horne)
 1940 The Green Archer (TV Series)
 1940 Deadwood Dick
 1940 The Shadow
 1939 Flying G-Men
 1937 All Over Town (as James Horne)
 1937 Way Out West
 1935 Hot Money (Short) (as James Horne)
 1935 Thicker Than Water (Short)
 1935 Old Age Pension (Short)
 1935 Father Knows Best (Short)
 1935 I'm a Father (Short) (as James Horne)
 1935 His Old Flame (Short)
 1934 Henry's Social Splash (Short)
 1934 Sterling's Rival Romeo (Short)
 1934 Perfectly Mismated (Short)
 1934 Picnic Perils (Short)
 1934 Financial Jitters (Short)
 1934 Pleasing Grandpa (Short)
 1934 Beau Bashful (Short)
 1934 Just We Two (Short)
 1934 There Ain't No Justice (Short)
 1934 Good Time Henry (Short)
 1934 Ceiling Whacks (Short)
 1934 Born April First (Short)
 1934 Heartburn (Short)
 1934 Full Coverage (Short)
 1934 Where's Elmer? (Short)
 1934 A Trifle Backward (Short)
 1934 Palsie Walsie (Short)
 1933 Meeting Mazie (Short)
 1933 Pie for Two (Short)
 1933 Out of Gas (Short)
 1933 Open Sesame (Short)
 1933 Warren Doane's Brevities (Short)
 1933 Gleason's New Deal (Short)
 1933 His First Case (Short)
 1933 A Quiet Night (Short)
 1933 Mister Mugg (Short)
 1933 Pick Me Up (Short)
 1933 Alias the Professor (Short)
 1933 Hunting Trouble (Short)
 1932 Zwei Ritter ohne Furcht und Tadel (comedy shorts)
 1932 Oh! My Operation (Short)
 1932 Lights Out (Short)
 1932 Hesitating Love (Short)
 1932 Yoo-Hoo (Short)
 1932 Union Wages (Short)
 1932 Red Noses (Short)
 1932 Any Old Port! (Short)
 1932 Love Pains (Short)
 1932 The Tabasco Kid (Short)
 1931 Beau Hunks (Short)
 1931 One Good Turn (Short)
 1931 Come Clean (Short)
 1931 Our Wife (Short)
 1931 Los calaveras
 1931 Chickens Come Home (Short)
 1931 Be Big! (Short)
 1931 Thundering Tenors (Short)
 1930 High C's (Short)
 1930 Laughing Gravy (Short)
 1930 Una cana al aire (Short)
 1930 Looser Than Loose (Short)
 1930 Dollar Dizzy (Short)
 1930 Girl Shock (Short)
 1930 Fast Work (Short)
 1930 The King (Short)
 1930 Fifty Million Husbands (Short)
 1930 Las fantasmas (Short)
 1930 When the Wind Blows (Short) (directed by)
 1930 Whispering Whoopee (Short)
 1929 Big Business (Short) (as J. Wesley Horne)
 1929 Thin Twins (Short)
 1929 Off to Buffalo (Short)
 1929 Going Ga-Ga (Short)
 1928 The Big Hop
 1927 College
 1926 Don Key (Son of Burro) (Short)
 1926 Scared Stiff (Short)
 1926 Wife Tamers (Short)
 1925 Laughing Ladies (Short) (as James Horne)
 1925 Somewhere in Somewhere (Short)
 1925 There Goes the Bride (Short)
 1925 Madame Sans Jane (Short)
 1925 Daddy Goes a Grunting (Short)
 1925 Thundering Landlords (Short)
 1925 Whose Baby Are You? (Short)
 1924 Hail the Hero
 1924 Alimony
 1923 Itching Palms
 1922 The Hottentot
 1920 The Third Eye
 1918 Hands Up
 1917 The Ghost of the Desert (Short)
 1917 The Golden Eagle Trail (Short)
 1917 The Man from Tia Juana (Short)
 1917 Sagebrush Law (Short)
 1917 The Door in the Mountain (Short)
 1917 The Pot o' Gold (Short)
 1917 The Man Hunt at San Remo (Short)
 1917 The Secret of Lost Valley (Short)
 1917 The Phantom Mine (Short)
 1917 The Dominion of Fernandez (Short)
 1917 The Wolf of Los Alamos (Short)
 1917 The Homesteaders' Feud (Short)
 1917 The False Prophet (Short)
 1916 On the Brink of War (Short)
 1916 The Stain of Chuckawalla (Short)
 1916 The Poisoned Dart (Short)
 1916 Border Wolves (Short)
 1916 The Son of Cain (Short)
 1916 The Harvest of Gold (Short)
 1916 The Yellow Hand (Short)
 1916 The Web of Guilt (Short)
 1916 A Battle in the Dark (Short)
 1916 The Gun Runners (Short)
 1916 The Treasure of Cibola (Short)
 1916 The Ore Plunderers (Short)
 1916 Tigers Unchained (Short)
 1916 The Oil Field Plot (Short)
 1916 The Fighting Heiress (Short)
 1916 Black Magic (Short)
 1916 The Music Swindlers (Short)
 1916 The Fangs of the Tattler (Short)
 1916 Unmasking a Rascal (Short)
 1916 The Missing Millionaire (Short)
 1916 Sauce for the Gander (Short)
 1916 The Rogue's Nemesis (Short)
 1916 The Master Swindlers (Short)
 1916 The Millionaire Plunger (Short)
 1916 The War of Wits (Short)
 1916 The Parasite (Short)
 1916 The Corsican Sisters (Short)
 1916 The Little Monte Carlo (Short)
 1916 The Darkest Hour (Short)
 1916 The Moth and the Star (Short)
 1916 The Villain Worshipper (Short)
 1916 The Duel in the Desert (Short)
 1916 The Honor of the Road (Short)
 1915 The Taking of Stingaree (Short)
 1915 A Bushranger at Bay (Short)
 1915 To the Vile Dust (Short)
 1915 A Voice in the Wilderness (Short)
 1915 An Enemy of Mankind (Short)
 1915 Stingaree
 1915 The Pitfall
 1915 The Dream Seekers (Short)
 1915 The Man in Irons (Short)
 1915 The Man on Watch (Short)
 1915/I The Wolf's Prey (Short)
 1915 Under Oath (Short)
 1915 When Thieves Fall Out (Short)
 1915/I The False Clue (Short)
 1915 A Double Identity (Short)
 1915/I The Barnstormers
 1915 The Substituted Jewel (Short)
 1915 The Riddle of the Rings (Short)
 1915 The Secret Code (Short)
 1915 The Disappearing Necklace (Short)
 1915/II The Frame-Up (Short)
 1915 The Accomplice (Short)
 1915/I The Vivisectionist (Short)
 1915 The Vanishing Vases (Short)
 1915 The Money Leeches (Short)
 1915 The Secret Well (Short)
 1915 The Figure in Black (Short)
 1915 The Closed Door (Short)
 1915 Scotty Weed's Alibi (Short)
 1915 The Clairvoyant Swindlers (Short)
 1915 The Tattooed Hand (Short)
 1915 Mike Donegal's Escape (Short)
 1915 The Voice from the Taxi (Short)
 1915 The Writing on the Wall (Short)
 1915 The Diamond Broker (Short)
 1915 The Trap Door (Short)
 1915 Following a Clue (Short)
 1915 Jared Fairfax's Millions (Short)
 1915 Old Isaacson's Diamonds (Short)
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Alternate Names:

J. Wesley Horne | James Horne | Abul Kasim K'Horne

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