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Erle C. Kenton

Highest Rated:   96% Island of Lost Souls (1933)
Lowest Rated:   55% House of Frankenstein (1944)
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Erle C. Kenton was another of those indefatigable journeyman directors who seemed to have been around since the days of the Magic Lantern. He started out as a Keystone Kop under the direction of Mack Sennett in 1914, working his way up the Sennett Studio ladder as a gagman and assistant director. After successfully handling several 2-reelers, Kenton was given a crack at directing a feature film, the 1920 Sennett production Down on the Farm. He continued working in a comic vein at other studios throughout the silent era; typical titles in the Kenton manifest included The Sap (1926), Bare Knees (1927) and Golf Widows (1928). Meeting the talkie revolution head-on, Kenton had no trouble adapting his working methods to the demands of the microphone, as proven by such early sound efforts as Mexicali Rose (1929), X Marks the Spot (1931) and Guilty as Hell (1932). For all his slapstick training, Kenton proved quite adept at horror films: his best films within the goosebump genre included Island of Lost Souls (1932) and Ghost of Frankenstein (1945). Kenton carried on the low-comedy tradition of his Keystone days by putting Abbott and Costello through their paces in Pardon My Sarong (1942) and Who Done It? (1942). A genial ham, Kenton banked upon his resemblance to Teddy Roosevelt by playing occasional cameo roles as T.R., notably in the 1935 western End of the Trail (1935). Saying adios to feature films in 1950, Erle C. Kenton devoted his last working years to television, helming episodes of such series as Topper and Amos 'N' Andy.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Why Men Leave Home
  • Director
1951
No Score Yet One Too Many
  • Director
1950
56% House of Dracula
  • Director
1945
55% House of Frankenstein
  • Director
1944
No Score Yet Crazy House
  • Producer
1943
No Score Yet It Ain't Hay
  • Director
1943
No Score Yet Who Done It?
  • Director
1942
75% Ghost of Frankenstein
  • Director
1942
No Score Yet Pardon My Sarong
  • Director
1942
No Score Yet They Meet Again
  • Director
1941
No Score Yet Melody for Three
  • Director
1941
No Score Yet Remedy for Riches
  • Director
1940
No Score Yet Escape to Paradise
  • Director
1939
No Score Yet Frolics on Ice
  • Director
1939
No Score Yet Search For Beauty
  • Director
1934
No Score Yet You're Telling Me
  • Director
1934
No Score Yet From Hell to Heaven
  • Producer
  • Director
1933
96% Island of Lost Souls
  • Director
1933
No Score Yet Stranger in Town
  • Director
1931
No Score Yet X Marks the Spot
  • Director
1931
No Score Yet Bare Knees
  • Director
1928
No Score Yet Girl in the Pullman
  • Director
1927
No Score Yet Picking Peaches
  • Director
1924
No Score Yet Among Those Present
  • Director
1921

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