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Joseph Kane (I) (1894–1975)

Joseph Kane's career as a professional cellist ended when he became a film editor in 1926. His directing career started with co-directing serials for Mascot and Republic, and he soon became Republic's top western director. He handled many of John Wayne's Republic westerns of the 1940s, and piloted numerous Roy Rogers and Gene Autry films (he was ... See full bio »

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 1966 Bat Men of Africa (TV Movie)
 1966 Sharad of Atlantis (TV Movie)
 1966 Iron Horse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- War Cloud (1966)
 1966 Country Boy
 1960-1963 Laramie (TV Series) (30 episodes)
- Trapped (1963)
- Badge of Glory (1963)
- The Fugitives (1963)
- Vengeance (1963)
 1960 Rawhide (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Incident in the Garden of Eden (1960) ... (as Joe Kane)
- Incident of the Silent Web (1960) ... (as Joe Kane)
- Incident of the Murder Steer (1960) ... (as Joe Kane)
- Incident of the Arana Sacar (1960) ... (as Joe Kane)
- Incident of the Champagne Bottles (1960) ... (as Joe Kane)
 1959 Bonanza (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Vendetta (1959)
 1958-1959 26 Men (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Fighting Man (1959) ... (as Joe Kane)
- Terror in Paradise (1959) ... (as Joe Kane)
- The Torch (1959) ... (as Joe Kane)
- The Avenger (1958)
 1958 The Man Who Died Twice (as Joe Kane)
 1958 Broken Arrow (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Power (1958)
- War Trail (1958)
 1958 Man Without a Gun (TV Series) (1 episode)
- High Iron (1958)
 1957 Last Stagecoach West (as Joe Kane)
 1957 The Lawless Eighties (as Joe Kane)
 1957 Cheyenne (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Big Ghost Basin (1957) ... (as Joe Kane)
- Deadline (1957) ... (as Joe Kane)
- War Party (1957) ... (as Joe Kane)
 1957 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
 1956 Accused of Murder (as Joe Kane)
 1956 Thunder Over Arizona (as Joe Kane)
 1955 The Vanishing American (as Joe Kane)
 1955 The Road to Denver (as Joe Kane)
 1955 Timberjack (as Joe Kane)
 1954 Jubilee Trail (as Joseph Inman Kane)
 1953 San Antone
 1951 Oh! Susanna
 1949 Brimstone
 1948 The Gallant Legion (as Joe Kane)
 1948 Old Los Angeles (as Joe Kane)
 1947 Wyoming (as Joe Kane)
 1946 Plainsman and the Lady (as Joe Kane)
 1945 Dakota
 1945 The Cheaters
 1943 Silver Spurs
 1943 Song of Texas
 1943 Idaho
 1941 Nevada City
 1940 Colorado
 1939 Southward Ho!
 1938 Shine on Harvest Moon (as Joe Kane)
 1938 Come on, Rangers! (as Joe Kane)
 1938 Billy the Kid Returns (as Joe Kane)
 1938 Man from Music Mountain (as Joe Kane)
 1938 Gold Mine in the Sky (as Joe Kane)
 1938 Under Western Stars (as Joe Kane)
 1938 Arson Gang Busters (as Joe Kane)
 1938 Born to Be Wild (as Joe Kane)
 1938 The Old Barn Dance (as Joe Kane)
 1937 Springtime in the Rockies (as Joe Kane)
 1937 Boots and Saddles (as Joe Kane)
 1937 Public Cowboy No. 1 (as Joe Kane)
 1937 Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge (as Joe Kane)
 1936 The Big Show (uncredited)
 1936 Oh, Susanna!
 1935 Melody Trail
 1934 In Old Santa Fe (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (62 credits)
Show Show Editor (29 credits)
Show Show Writer (5 credits)
Show Show Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (4 credits)
Show Show Actor (3 credits)
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Alternate Names:

Joe Kane | Joseph Inman Kane


Margaret Munn Inman Kane  (his death)  (3 children)

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[on his relationship with Vera Ralston, whom husband Herbert J. Yates, president of Republic Pictures and Kane's boss, attempted without success to make a star] She was very nice to work with. She was in the same sort of position with Yates as Marion Davies was with William Randolph Hearst. So, if she'd been that sort of person, she could have made it rough for everybody. Naturally, when you're ... See more »


Father of Louise Kane.

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