Joseph Santley

Highest Rated: 95% The Cocoanuts (1929)
Lowest Rated: 95% The Cocoanuts (1929)
Birthday: Jan 10, 1889
Birthplace: Not Available
Joseph Santley went on stage as a child with his parents, and appeared in summer stock and on tours, where he was billed as "The World's Greatest Boy Actor." He appeared on the New York stage beginning in 1910, and it was only during the '20s that he turned to film work at Paramount's Long Island City studio -- in 1929, he made his first feature film, The Cocoanuts, starring the Marx Brothers, co-directing with Robert Florey, although he didn't remain at Paramount, and moved between Pathe, Monogram, Mascot, and Republic Pictures throughout the '30s, before brief stints at MGM before going over to RKO for two years at the end of the decade. Most of his best subsequent mork was done at Republic, including the comedy Sis Hopkins, the Gene Autry vehicle Melody Ranch, and the wartime drama Remember Pearl Harbor. He left feature films in 1950 and moved to television, where he directed variety shows for such figures as Ethel Merman and Jimmy Durante.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Shadow of a Woman Director 1946
No Score Yet Rosie the Riveter Director 1944
No Score Yet Joan of Ozark Director 1942
No Score Yet Remember Pearl Harbor Director 1942
No Score Yet Call of the Canyon Director 1942
No Score Yet Sis Hopkins Director 1941
No Score Yet Down Mexico Way Director 1941
No Score Yet Music in My Heart Director 1940
No Score Yet Melody Ranch Director 1940
No Score Yet Melody and Moonlight Director 1940
No Score Yet Dancing on a Dime Director 1940
No Score Yet Two Bright Boys Director 1939
No Score Yet Smartest Girl in Town (Million Dollar Profile) Director 1936
No Score Yet Walking on Air Director 1936
No Score Yet Harmony Lane Screenwriter Director 1935
No Score Yet Waterfront Lady Director 1935
No Score Yet The Loudspeaker Director 1934
95% The Cocoanuts Director 1929

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