Joseph Kane

Director, Editor, Cellist
In his teens and early twenties, Joseph Kane displayed a talent for music and played cello for many years before discovering motion pictures. In 1926 he started as a ''cutter,'' or editor, and eight years later began ... Read more »
Born: 03/19/1897 in San Diego, California, USA

Filmography

Director (71)

Smoke in the Wind 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

Track of Thunder 1967 (Movie)

(Director)

Broken Arrow 1956 - 1960 (Tv Show)

Director

Accused of Murder 1956 (Movie)

(Director)

The Maverick Queen 1956 (Movie)

(Director)

The Road to Denver 1955 (Movie)

(Director)

Fair Wind to Java 1953 (Movie)

(Director)

Dakota 1945 (Movie)

(Director)

Flame of the Barbary Coast 1945 (Movie)

(Director)

Under Western Stars 1937 (Movie)

(Director)

King of the Pecos 1935 (Movie)

(Director)

The Lawless Nineties 1935 (Movie)

(Director)

The Lonely Trail 1935 (Movie)

(Director)

Arson Gang Busters (Movie)

(Director)

Bad Man of Deadwood (Movie)

(Director)

Batmen of Africa (Movie)

(Director)

Billy the Kid Returns (Movie)

(Director)

Boots and Saddles (Movie)

(Director)

Colorado (Movie)

(Director)

Come On, Cowboys (Movie)

(Director)

Days of Jesse James (Movie)

(Director)

Frontier Pony Express (Movie)

(Director)

Git Along Little Dogies (Movie)

(Director)

Gold Mine in the Sky (Movie)

(Director)

Guns and Guitars (Movie)

(Director)

Hands Across the Border (Movie)

(Director)

Heart of the Golden West (Movie)

(Director)

Heart of the Rockies (Movie)

(Director)

Hoodlum Empire (Movie)

(Director)

Idaho (Movie)

(Director)

In Old Caliente (Movie)

(Director)

In Old Cheyenne (Movie)

(Director)

In Old Monterey (Movie)

(Director)

In Old Santa Fe (Movie)

(Director)

Jesse James at Bay (Movie)

(Director)

King of the Cowboys (Movie)

(Director)

Man from Cheyenne (Movie)

(Director)

Melody Trail (Movie)

(Director)

Nevada City (Movie)

(Director)

Public Cowboy No. 1 (Movie)

(Director)

Red River Valley (Movie)

(Director)

Ride the Man Down (Movie)

(Director)

Ridin' Down the Canyon (Movie)

(Director)

Robin Hood of the Pecos (Movie)

(Director)

Romance on the Range (Movie)

(Director)

Round-Up Time in Texas (Movie)

(Director)

Saga of Death Valley (Movie)

(Director)

Sheriff of Tombstone (Movie)

(Director)

Shine On, Harvest Moon (Movie)

(Director)

Silver Spurs (Movie)

(Director)

Song of Nevada (Movie)

(Director)

Song of Texas (Movie)

(Director)

Sons of the Pioneers (Movie)

(Director)

South of Santa Fe (Movie)

(Director)

Southward Ho! (Movie)

(Director)

Sunset Serenade (Movie)

(Director)

Sunset on the Desert (Movie)

(Director)

The Arizona Kid (Movie)

(Director)

The Carson City Kid (Movie)

(Director)

The Cowboy and the Senorita (Movie)

(Director)

The Crooked Circle (Movie)

(Director)

The Old Barn Dance (Movie)

(Director)

The Old Corral (Movie)

(Director)

The Ranger and the Lady (Movie)

(Director)

The Vanishing American (Movie)

(Director)

The Yellow Rose of Texas (Movie)

(Director)

Tumbling Tumbleweeds (Movie)

(Director)

Wall Street Cowboy (Movie)

(Director)

Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge (Movie)

(Director)

Young Bill Hickok (Movie)

(Director)

Young Buffalo Bill (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (34)

Hometown 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Producer

We're Puttin' On the Ritz 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Producer

Accused of Murder 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Maverick Queen 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fair Wind to Java 1953 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bad Man of Deadwood (Movie)

(Producer)

Colorado (Movie)

(Producer)

Days of Jesse James (Movie)

(Producer)

Frontier Pony Express (Movie)

(Producer)

Heart of the Golden West (Movie)

(Producer)

Hoodlum Empire (Movie)

(Producer)

Idaho (Movie)

(Producer)

In Old Caliente (Movie)

(Producer)

In Old Cheyenne (Movie)

(Producer)

Jesse James at Bay (Movie)

(Producer)

Man from Cheyenne (Movie)

(Producer)

Nevada City (Movie)

(Producer)

Red River Valley (Movie)

(Producer)

Ride the Man Down (Movie)

(Producer)

Robin Hood of the Pecos (Movie)

(Producer)

Romance on the Range (Movie)

(Producer)

Saga of Death Valley (Movie)

(Producer)

Sheriff of Tombstone (Movie)

(Producer)

Sons of the Pioneers (Movie)

(Producer)

South of Santa Fe (Movie)

(Producer)

Southward Ho! (Movie)

(Producer)

Sunset Serenade (Movie)

(Producer)

Sunset on the Desert (Movie)

(Producer)

The Arizona Kid (Movie)

(Producer)

The Carson City Kid (Movie)

(Producer)

The Ranger and the Lady (Movie)

(Producer)

Wall Street Cowboy (Movie)

(Producer)

Young Bill Hickok (Movie)

(Producer)

Young Buffalo Bill (Movie)

(Producer)
Editor (4)

Big Money (Movie)

(Editor)

Her Man (Movie)

(Editor)

No More Women (Movie)

(Editor)

Song of the Eagle (Movie)

(Editor)
Actor (1)
Writer (1)

Overland Bound 1930 (Movie)

(From Story)
Production Management (1)

The Man Who Fell to Earth 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Unit Production Manager

Biography

In his teens and early twenties, Joseph Kane displayed a talent for music and played cello for many years before discovering motion pictures. In 1926 he started as a ''cutter,'' or editor, and eight years later began co-directing serials for Republic, moving on to directing primarily low-budget Westerns including early John Wayne vehicles such as "The Lonely Trail" and "King of the Pecos," both from 1936. In addition, Kane directed a number of features by popular singing cowboys Gene Autry and Roy Rogers including "Melody Trail," "Billy the Kid Returns" and "Shine On, Harvest Moon." Kane remained with Republic as a top house director and by 1939 began producing films as well, eventually being credited as an associate producer or producer on more than sixty features. Later, Kane took on bigger budgeted Republic films, producing and directing "Flame of Barbary Coast" and "Dakota" with John Wayne, and "The Maverick Queen" with Barbara Stanwyck from 1956. In the late 1950s and 1960s Kane moved easily into television, directing several episodes for the Westerns "Bonanza," "Rawhide" and "Laramie." Kane's last film credit was the 1975 independent feature, "Smoke in the Wind," co-starring long-time character actor Walter Brennan, whom Kane had directed in the 1940s and 1950s, and co-directed by Brennan's son Andy.

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