John English

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Birthday: Jun 25, 1903
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True to his name, director John English was English, born in Cumberland in 1903. English was raised in Canada, where he received his schooling. In films in various technical capacities since the dawn of the talkie era, English was given a chance to direct by the newly formed Republic Pictures in 1935. The bulk of his films were westerns, starring the likes of Roy Rogers and Gene Autry. John English is best known for his many Republic serials, many of these directed in collaboration with William Witney: Dick Tracy Returns (1937), The Lone Ranger (1938), Zorro's Fighting Legion (1939), Drums of Fu Manchu (1939), Captain America (1940), etc. Frank Coghlan Jr., who starred in the Republic serial The Adventures of Captain Marvel (1940), has recalled that while Witney handled most of the action sequences, English devoted his time to the dialogue and dramatic scenes. He also proved equal to the challenge of juggling a murder mystery, several musical numbers, and an elaborate ice-skating finale in the 1946 Vera Hruba Ralston vehicle Murder in the Music Hall. Even after Republic ceased production in 1959, John English remained on the studio lot, directing TV episodes produced by such organizations as Four Star Productions and Revue.

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Valley of Fire Director 1951
No Score Yet Hills of Utah Director 1951
No Score Yet Cow Town Director 1950
No Score Yet Indian Territory Director 1950
No Score Yet Mule Train Director 1950
No Score Yet Beyond the Purple Hills Director 1950
No Score Yet The Blazing Sun Director 1950
No Score Yet Riders in the Sky Director 1949
No Score Yet Riders of the Whistling Pines Director 1949
No Score Yet Rim of the Canyon Director 1949
No Score Yet Loaded Pistols Director 1948
No Score Yet The Strawberry Roan Director 1948
No Score Yet Trail to San Antone Director 1947
No Score Yet Last Round-Up Director 1947
No Score Yet Murder in the Music Hall Director 1946
No Score Yet Utah Director 1945
No Score Yet Silver City Kid Director 1945
No Score Yet Don't Fence Me In Director 1945
No Score Yet Captain America Director 1944
No Score Yet San Fernando Valley Director 1944
No Score Yet Port of 40 Thieves Director 1944
No Score Yet Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc. Director 1941
No Score Yet Jungle Girl Director 1941
No Score Yet The Adventures of Captain Marvel Director 1941
No Score Yet King of the Texas Rangers Director 1941
No Score Yet King of the Royal Mounted Director 1940
No Score Yet Adventures of Red Ryder Director 1940
No Score Yet Drums of Fu Manchu Director 1940
No Score Yet Mysterious Dr. Satan Director 1940
No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Director 1940
No Score Yet Daredevils of the Red Circle Director 1939
No Score Yet Zorro's Fighting Legion Director 1939
No Score Yet Daredevils of the Red Circle Director 1939
No Score Yet Dick Tracy's G-Men Director 1939
No Score Yet The Fighting Devil Dogs Director 1938
No Score Yet Dick Tracy Returns Director 1938
No Score Yet Hawk of the Wilderness Director 1938
No Score Yet Zorro Rides Again Director 1937
No Score Yet Whistling Bullets Director 1937
No Score Yet Arizona Days Director 1937
No Score Yet Red Blood of Courage Director 1935
No Score Yet His Fighting Blood Director 1935

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Director
  • 1963
No Score Yet Zane Grey Theatre
1956-1961
Director
  • 1959
  • 1958
  • 1957
  • 1956

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