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William Keighley (1889–1984)


William Keighley's professional career spanned three distinct mediums: the theatre, motion pictures and, finally, radio. Initially trained as a stage actor and Broadway director, he arrived in Hollywood shortly after the advent of sound, landing a job with Warner Brothers (where he spent most of his career) as an assistant director and dialog ... See full bio »

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(1936)
Torrid Zone Director
(1940)
(1953)

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Stage: Appeared in "The Unknown Warrior" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Paul Raynal. Translated by Cecil Lewis. Directed / produced by Arthur Hopkins. Charles Hopkins Theatre: 29 Oct 1928-Nov 1928 (closing date unknown/8 performances). Cast: Tyrone Power Sr., Beatrix Thomson, Lester Vail. See more »

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The original director of The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), he was replaced by Michael Curtiz when the production--Warners' most expensive up to that time--fell behind schedule and the studio didn't like the way the action sequences were turning out. See more »

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