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Robert F. McGowan (1882–1955)

Robert F. McGowan started life in Denver, CO, intent on becoming the next Thomas A. Edison, but when inventing failed to bring fortune and/or fame, he became a fireman. He worked for the Denver Fire Department until he suffered a serious on-the-job injury at age 30 that nearly cost him a leg. During the first decade of the century in Denver, he ... See full bio »

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Frontier Justice Director
Haunted House Director
Tomboy Director


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 1960 Mischief Makers (TV Series) (episode director)
 1955 The Little Rascals (TV Series) (1929-1933 shorts, short "Divot Diggers")
 1940 Haunted House (as Robert McGowan)
 1940 Tomboy
 1936 Divot Diggers (Short) (as Robert McGowan)
 1935 Babes in Hollywood (Short)
 1935 Frontier Justice (as Robert McGowan)
 1934 Baby Blues (Short)
 1934 One Too Many (Short)
 1933 Wild Poses (Short) (as Robert McGowan)
 1933 Crook's Tour (Short) (as Robert McGowan)
 1933 Bedtime Worries (Short) (as Robert McGowan)
 1933 Mush and Milk (Short) (as Robert McGowan)
 1933 The Kid from Borneo (Short) (as Robert McGowan)
 1933 Forgotten Babies (Short) (as Robert McGowan)
 1933 Fish Hooky (Short) (as Robert McGowan)
 1932 A Lad an' a Lamp (Short) (as Robert McGowan)
 1932 Birthday Blues (Short) (as Robert McGowan)
 1932 Free Wheeling (Short) (as Robert McGowan)
 1932 Hook and Ladder (Short) (as Robert McGowan)
 1932 The Pooch (Short) (as Robert McGowan)
 1932 Choo-Choo! (Short) (as Robert McGowan)
 1932 Spanky (Short) (as Robert McGowan)
 1932 Readin' and Writin' (Short) (as Robert McGowan)
 1931 Dogs Is Dogs (Short) (as Robert McGowan)
 1931 Shiver My Timbers (Short) (as Robert McGowan)
 1931 Big Ears (Short) (as Robert McGowan)
 1931 Fly My Kite (Short) (as Robert McGowan)
 1931 Bargain Day (Short) (as Robert McGowan)
 1931 Love Fever (Short) (as Robert McGowan)
 1931 Little Daddy (Short) (as Robert McGowan)
 1931 Love Business (Short) (as Robert McGowan)
 1931 Helping Grandma (Short) (as Robert McGowan)
 1930 School's Out (Short)
 1930 Teacher's Pet (Short) (as Robert McGowan)
 1930 Pups Is Pups (Short) (as Robert McGowan)
 1930 A Tough Winter (Short) (as Robert McGowan)
 1930 Bear Shooters (Short) (as Robert McGowan, directed by)
 1930 Los cazadores de osos (Short)
 1930 Los pequeños papas (Short)
 1930 The First Seven Years (Short) (as Robert McGowan, directed by)
 1929 Moan & Groan, Inc. (Short) (as Robert McGowan, directed by)
 1929 Saturday's Lesson (Short)
 1929 Bouncing Babies (Short) (as Robert McGowan, directed by)
 1929 Lazy Days (Short) (as Robert McGowan, directed by)
 1929 Railroadin' (Short) (as Robert McGowan, directed by)
 1929 Little Mother (Short)
 1929 Thundering Toupees (Short)
 1929 Small Talk (Short) (as Robert McGowan, directed by)
 1929 Wiggle Your Ears (Short)
 1929 Noisy Noises (Short)
 1928 The Spanking Age (Short)
 1928 Crazy House (Short)
 1928 Barnum & Ringling, Inc. (Short)
 1928 The Smile Wins (Short)
 1928 Spook Spoofing (Short)
 1927 Heebee Jeebees (Short) (as Robert McGowan)
 1927 The Old Wallop (Short)
 1927 Yale vs. Harvard (Short)
 1927 The Glorious Fourth (Short)
 1927 Love My Dog (Short)
 1927 Seeing the World (Short)
 1927 Bring Home the Turkey (Short)
 1926 Telling Whoppers (Short)
 1926 War Feathers (Short)
 1926 The Fourth Alarm (Short)
 1926 Shivering Spooks (Short)
 1926 Thundering Fleas (Short) (as Robert McGowan)
 1926 Uncle Tom's Uncle (Short)
 1926 Baby Clothes (Short)
 1926 Monkey Business (Short)
 1926 Buried Treasure (Short)
 1926 Good Cheer (Short)
 1925 One Wild Ride (Short)
 1925 Better Movies (Short)
 1925 Your Own Back Yard (Short)
 1925 Mary, Queen of Tots (Short)
 1925 Boys Will Be Joys (Short)
 1925 Official Officers (Short)
 1925 Ask Grandma (Short)
 1925 Shootin' Injuns (Short)
 1925 The Love Bug (Short)
 1925 Dog Days (Short)
 1925 Circus Fever (Short)
 1925 The Big Town (Short)
 1924 The Mysterious Mystery! (Short)
 1924 Fast Company (Short)
 1924 Every Man for Himself (Short)
 1924 The Sun Down Limited (Short)
 1924 High Society (Short)
 1924/I It's a Bear (Short)
 1924 Jubilo, Jr. (Short)
 1924 Cradle Robbers (Short)
 1924 Commencement Day (Short)
 1924 Seein' Things (Short)
 1924 The Buccaneers (Short)
 1924 Big Business (Short)
 1924 Tire Trouble (Short)
 1923 Sunday Calm (Short)
 1923/I Derby Day (Short)
 1923 Stage Fright (Short)
 1923 No Noise (Short)
 1923 July Days (Short)
 1923 Lodge Night (Short)
 1923 Dogs of War! (Short)
 1923 Back Stage (Short)
 1923 Giants vs. Yanks (Short)
 1923 A Pleasant Journey (Short)
 1923 The Big Show (Short)
 1923 The Champeen (Short)
 1922 A Quiet Street (Short)
 1922 Saturday Morning (Short)
 1922 Young Sherlocks (Short)
 1922 Our Gang (Short)
 1922 Fire Fighters (Short)
 1922 One Terrible Day (Short)
 1917 Betty Wakes Up (Short)
 1916 Their Only Son (Short)
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Alternate Names:

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