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John English

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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Zane Grey Theatre
1956-1961
  • Director
  • 1959
  • 1958
  • 1957
  • 1956

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