Allan Dwan

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Dwan's first job was as a lighting engineer for the Peter Cooper Hewitt Company, where he helped develop a forerunner of the neon tube known as the mercury vapor arc. He became intrigued by "those silly things called ... Read more »
Born: 04/03/1885 in Toronto, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Director (56)

The Most Dangerous Man Alive 1961 (Movie)

(Director)

The Restless Breed 1957 (Movie)

(Director)

The River's Edge 1957 (Movie)

(Director)

Screen Director's Playhouse 1955 - 1956 (Tv Show)

Director

Escape to Burma 1955 (Movie)

(Director)

Tennessee's Partner 1955 (Movie)

(Director)

Cattle Queen of Montana 1954 (Movie)

(Director)

Passion 1954 (Movie)

(Director)

I Dream of Jeanie 1952 (Movie)

(Director)

Sands of Iwo Jima 1950 (Movie)

(Director)

Angel in Exile 1948 (Movie)

(Director)

Brewster's Millions 1945 (Movie)

(Director)

Up in Mabel's Room 1944 (Movie)

(Director)

Here We Go Again! 1942 (Movie)

(Director)

Trail of the Vigilantes 1939 (Movie)

(Director)

Heidi 1937 (Movie)

(Director)

Suez 1937 (Movie)

(Director)

Hollywood Party 1934 (Movie)

(Director)

The Iron Mask 1928 (Movie)

(Director)

The Luck of the Irish 1919 (Movie)

(Director)

The Dancing Girl 1914 (Movie)

(Director)

A Society Scandal (Movie)

(Director)

David Harum (Movie)

(Director)

Friendly Enemies (Movie)

(Director)

Frontier Marshal (Movie)

(Director)

Getting Gertie's Garter (Movie)

(Director)

Glimpses of the Moon (Movie)

(Director)

Half Breed (Movie)

(Director)

He Comes up Smiling (Movie)

(Director)

Her Love Story (Movie)

(Director)

Human Cargo (Movie)

(Director)

Josette (Movie)

(Director)

Look Who's Laughing (Movie)

(Director)

Manhandled (Movie)

(Director)

Manhattan Madness (Movie)

(Director)

Montana Belle (Movie)

(Director)

Northwest Outpost (Movie)

(Director)

One Mile from Heaven (Movie)

(Director)

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (Movie)

(Director)

Rise and Shine (Movie)

(Director)

Sailor's Lady (Movie)

(Director)

Sea Horses (Movie)

(Director)

Slightly Scarlet (Movie)

(Director)

South Sea Rose (Movie)

(Director)

The Big Noise (Movie)

(Director)

The County Chairman (Movie)

(Director)

The Far Call (Movie)

(Director)

The Foundling (Movie)

(Director)

The Good Bad Man (Movie)

(Director)

The Gorilla (Movie)

(Director)

The Habit of Happiness (Movie)

(Director)

Tide of Empire (Movie)

(Director)

Tin Gods (Movie)

(Director)

What a Widow! (Movie)

(Director)

While Paris Sleeps (Movie)

(Director)

Young People (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (11)

Here We Go Again! 1942 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Society Scandal (Movie)

(Producer)

Glimpses of the Moon (Movie)

(Producer)

Harold Teen (Movie)

(Producer)

Her Love Story (Movie)

(Producer)

Look Who's Laughing (Movie)

(Producer)

Manhandled (Movie)

(Producer)

Northwest Outpost (Movie)

(Producer)

South Sea Rose (Movie)

(Producer)

The Big Noise (Movie)

(Producer)

What a Widow! (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (4)

David Harum (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Getting Gertie's Garter (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The County Chairman (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Habit of Happiness (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Biography

Dwan's first job was as a lighting engineer for the Peter Cooper Hewitt Company, where he helped develop a forerunner of the neon tube known as the mercury vapor arc. He became intrigued by "those silly things called movies" while supervising the installation of some arcs at Essanay studios, asked about the stories the filmmakers used, and proceeded to sell them 15 he had written at college. Essanay then offered him a job as scenario editor.

Relationships

Pauline Bush

Wife
married in 1915 divorced in 1921

Marie Shelton

Wife
married from 1922 until her death in 1954

EDUCATION

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame , Indiana 1907

Milestones

1915

First used dolly shot in "David Harum"

1911

Film directing debut, "Brandishing a Bad Man"

Immigrated to USA while still in school

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