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Allan Dwan was born on April 3rd, 1885 in Toronto, Canada with the birth name Joseph Aloysius Dwan.  Over the course of his career as a director who would direct over 1000 films including a number of shorts and one-reelers. 
Dwan was the founder of such production companies as Allan Dwan Productions active between 1919 and 1921 as well as co-founder of Associated Producers, Inc. in 1919 and in 1922 he served as President of Dwan Film Corporation.
Allan worked as a director with such studios as, Universal, Paramount, Republic, Fox, RKO and United Artists with a career in the industry lasting from 1911 through 1961.  Although he pursued a successful career as a director, originally he received his college degree in engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
Dwan relocated to the United States from Canada at the age of eleven and after college he was offered a job with Essanay Studios as a script writer which lead to him living in New York as well as part time in Hollywood. 
In 1911 he lived in La Mesa, California where he operated Flying A Studios, which was one of the first Motion Picture Studios in California.  Over the course of his career some of his more successful films he directed included, "Robin Hood" (1922) starring Douglas Fairbanks, "Heidi" (1937) starring Shirley Temple, the musical comedy "The Three Musketeers" (1939) starring Don Ameche, The Ritz Brothers, Binnie Barnes, Gloria Stuart, Joseph Schildkraut, Lionel Atwill, John 'Dusty' King and John Carradine, "Sands of Iwo Jima" (1949) starring John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara, Richard Webb, Forrest Tucker, Richard Jaeckel and James Brown, "Passion" (1954) starring Cornel Wilde, Yvonne De Carlo and Raymond Burr, "Cattle Queen of Montana" (1954) an American Western film starring Barbara Stanwyck, Ronald Reagan, Jack Elam, Chubby Johnson and Morris Ankrum, "Escape From Burma" (1955) starring Errol Flynn, "Hold Back the Night" (1956) a Korean War film starring John Payne, Mona Freeman, Peter Graves, Chuck Connors and Audrey Dalton, "The Restless Breed" (1957) a western starring Scott Brady, Anne Bancroft, Jay C. Flippen, Jim Davis and Leo Gordon and his final film to direct was in 1961, "Most Dangerous Man Alive" starring Ron Randell, Debra Paget and Elaine Stewart.
Allan Dwan married twice throughout his life time, first to Pauline Bush from 1915 through 1921.  He then married Marie Shelton in 1922 and they remained together until 1954.  He did not re-marry and on December 28th, 1981 Allan Dwan passed away at the age of ninety-six in Woodland Hills, California after suffering from heart failure.  His remains are interred in the San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills, California.   

1961   Most Dangerous Man Alive 

1958   Enchanted Island 
1957   The Restless Breed 

1957   The River's Edge 

1956   Screen Directors Playhouse
1956   Hold Back the Night

1956   Slightly Scarlet

1955   Tennessee's Partner 
1955   Pearl of the South Pacific 

1955   Escape to Burma 

1954   Cattle Queen of Montana 
1954   Passion 

1954   Silver Lode 

1953   Flight Nurse 
1953   Sweethearts on Parade 

1953   Woman They Almost Lynched

1952   Montana Belle 
1952   I Dream of Jeanie 

1951   The Wild Blue Yonder 

1951   Belle Le Grand 
1950   Surrender 

1949   Sands of Iwo Jima 

1948   Angel in Exile 
1948   The Inside Story 

1947   Driftwood 

1947   Northwest Outpost 
1947   Calendar Girl 

1946   Rendezvous with Annie 

1945   Getting Gertie's Garter 
1945   Brewster's Millions 

1944   Abroad with Two Yanks 

1944   Up in Mabel's Room 
1943   Around the World 

1942   Here We Go Again 

1942   Friendly Enemies 
1941   Rise and Shine 

1941   Look Who's Laughing 

1940   Trail of the Vigilantes 
1940   Young People 

1940   Sailor's Lady 

1939   Frontier Marshal 
1939   The Gorilla 

1939   The Three Musketeers 

1938   Suez 
1938   Josette 

1938   Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm 

1937   Heidi 
1937   One Mile from Heaven

1937   That I May Live

1937   Woman-Wise
1936   Fifteen Maiden Lane

1936   High Tension 

1936   Human Cargo 
1936   Song and Dance Man

1935   Navy Wife 

1935   Black Sheep
1934   I Spy

1934   Hollywood Party

1933   Counsel's Opinion 
1932   Her First Affaire

1932   American Madness

1932   While Paris Sleeps
1931   Wicked

1931   Chances

1930   Man to Man
1930   What a Widow! 

1929   South Sea Rose 

1929   Frozen Justice 
1929   The Far Call 

1929   Tide of Empire 
1929   The Iron Mask 

1928   The Big Noise 

1927   French Dressing 
1927   East Side, West Side 

1927   The Joy Girl 

1927   The Music Master 
1927   West Point

1926   Summer Bachelors 

1926   Tin Gods
1926   Padlocked 

1926   Sea Horses 

1925   Stage Struck 
1925   The Coast of Folly 

1925   Night Life of New York 

1924   Argentine Love 
1924   Wages of Virtue 

1924   Her Love Story 

1924   Manhandled 
1924   A Society Scandal 

1923   Big Brother 

1923   Zaza 
1923   Lawful Larceny

1923   The Glimpses of the Moon

1922   Superstition 
1922   Robin Hood   

1922   The Hidden Woman
1921   The Sin of Martha Queed 

1921   A Broken Doll 

1921   A Perfect Crime
1920   The Forbidden Thing 

1920   In the Heart of a Fool 

1920   The Scoffer 
1920   The Luck of the Irish 

1919   Soldiers of Fortune

1919   The Dark Star 
1919   Getting Mary Married 

1919   Cheating Cheaters

1918   He Comes Up Smiling
1918   Bound in Morocco

1918   Mr. Fix-It

1918   Headin' South
1917   A Modern Musketeer 

1917   Fighting Odds

1917   An Artist's Intrigue
1917   Mouth-Organ Jack

1917   The Old Sheriff

1917   Nature's Calling
1917   Double Revenge

1916   Accusing Evidence 

1916   Fifty-Fifty 
1916   Manhattan Madness 

1916   The Half-Breed 

1916   An Innocent Magdalene
1916   The Good Bad Man

1916   The Habit of Happiness 

1916   Betty of Greystone
1915   Jordan Is a Hard Road 

1915   A Girl of Yesterday 

1915   The Pretty Sister of Jose 
1915   May Blossom

1915   The Commanding Officer 

1915   The Love Route 
1915   David Harum 

1915   A Small Town Girl 

1915   The Dancing Girl 
1915   The Foundling

1914   The Conspiracy 

1914   The Straight Road 
1914   The County Chairman

1914   Wildflower

1914   Richelieu
1914   The Unwelcome Mrs. Hatch 

1914   The Great Universal Mystery

1914   The Hopes of Blind Alley
1914   The Forbidden Room

1914   The Unlawful Trade

1914   The Tragedy of Whispering Creek
1914   The End of the Feud

1914   The Lamb, the Woman, the Wolf

1914   The Embezzler
1914   The Menace to Carlotta

1914   Discord and Harmony

1914   Remember Mary Magdalen
1914   The Honor of the Mounted

1914   The Lie

1913   The Field Foreman
1913   Bloodhounds of the North

1913   Red Margaret, Moonshiner

1913   The Barrier of Bars
1913   Back to Life

1913   Jewels of Sacrifice

1913   The Restless Spirit
1913   Criminals

1913   The Echo of a Song

1913   The Wall of Money
1913   Travelers of the Road

1913   The Animal

1913   Man's Duty
1913   Mental Suicide

1913   The Picket Guard

1913   The Powder Flash of Death
1913   Women and War

1913   In Love and War

1913   The Spirit of the Flag
1913   The Wishing Seat

1913   Her Big Story

1913   Ashes of Three
1913   The Great Harmony

1913   Angel of the Canyons

1913   Human Kindness
1913   The Road to Ruin

1913   Oil on Troubled Waters

1913   Boobs and Bricks
1913   In Another's Nest

1913   Woman's Honor

1913   Cupid Throws a Brick
1913   Calamity Anne's Beauty

1913   Cupid Never Ages

1913   An Eastern Flower
1913   When a Woman Won't

1913   Calamity Anne, Detective

1913   The Transgression of Manuel
1913   Jocular Winds

1913   The Greater Love

1913   High and Low
1913   Love Is Blind

1913   The Finer Things

1913   The Romance
1913   Calamity Anne's Vanity

1913   Andrew Jackson

1913   Women Left Alone
1913   The Silver-Plated Gun

1913   His Old-Fashioned Mother

1913   The Awakening
1913   Their Masterpiece

1913   Calamity Anne's Inheritance

1913   Another Man's Wife
1913   The Fraud That Failed

1913   The Chase

1913   The Battle of Wills
1912   Loneliness of Neglect

1912   The Girl of the Manor

1912   The Blackened Hills
1912   The Recognition

1912   The Power of Love

1912   The Daughters of Senor Lopez
1912   The Heart of a Soldier

1912   Nell of the Pampas

1912   The Law of God
1912   The Animal Within

1912   Pals

1912   The Hidden Treasure
1912   Her Own Country

1912   Jack's Word

1912   The Would-Be Heir
1912   The Thief's Wife

1912   The Intrusion at Lompoc

1912   Man's Calling
1912   God's Unfortunates

1912   Maiden and Men

1912   The Wanderer
1912   One, Two, Three

1912   The Wooers of Mountain Kate

1912   The Best Man Wins
1912   The New Cowpuncher

1912   The Promise

1912   The Lost Watch
1912   Jack of Diamonds

1912   Father's Favorite

1912   Calamity Anne's Ward
1912   Their Hero Son

1912   White Treachery

1912   The Foreclosure
1912   The Fear

1912   The Vengeance That Failed

1912   The Dawn of Passion
1912   The Stranger at Coyote

1912   The Greaser and the Weakling

1912   The Will of James Waldron
1912   The Jealous Rage

1912   The Bandit of Point Loma

1912   The Land of Death
1912   The Outlaw Colony

1912   The Bad Man and the Ranger

1912   The Girl and the Gun
1912   The Meddlers

1912   A Life for a Kiss

1912   It Pays to Wait
1912   The Canyon Dweller

1912   San Diego

1912   Indian Jealousy
1912   The Tell-Tale Shells

1912   Point Loma

1912   The Fatal Mirror
1912   The Vanishing Race

1912   Where There's a Heart

1912   Under False Pretenses
1912   The Marauders

1912   The Evil Inheritance

1912   The Wordless Message
1912   A Fifty-Mile Auto Contest

1912   The Weaker Brother

1912   The Simple Love
1912   For the Good of Her Men

1912   Cupid Through Padlocks

1912  The Green-Eyed Monster
1912   The Brand

1912   The Reward of Valor

1912   The Wandering Gypsy
1912   The Thread of Life

1912   The Haters

1912   The Other Wise Man
1912   The Myth of Jamasha Pass

1912   The Wedding Dress

1912   The End of the Feud
1912   The Pensioners

1912   The Eastern Girl

1912   Driftwood
1912   The Range Detective

1912   The Distant Relative

1912   The Coward
1912   The Ranchman's Marathon

1912   Checkmate

1912   The Agitator
1912   The Maid and the Man

1912   Winter Sports and Pastimes of Coronado Beach
1912   Fidelity

1912   The Tramp's Gratitude

1912   The Full Value
1912   A Bad Investment

1912   After School

1912   The Broken Ties
1912   From the Four Hundred to the Herd

1912   An Assisted Elopement

1912   The Land Baron of San Tee
1912   A Leap Year Comedy

1912   Society and Chaps

1912   An Innocent Grafter
1912   Where Broadway Meets the Mountains

1912   The Grub Stake Mortgage

1912   The Real Estate Fraud
1912   The Best Policy

1912   Love and Lemons

1912   The Mormon
1912   Objections Overruled

1912   Justice of the Sage

1912   The Relentless Outlaw
1912   The Locket

1912   The Winning of La Mesa

1912   The Misadventures of a Claim Agent
1912   Broncho Busting for 'Flying A' Pictures

1912   A Midwinter Trip to Los Angeles
1911   Bonita of El Cajon

1911   The Gold Lust

1911   The Last Notch
1911   The Man Hunt

1911   The Smoke of the .45

1911   The Angel of Paradise Ranch
1911   The Sheriff's Sisters

1911   The Master of the Vineyard

1911   Jolly Bill of the Rocking R
1911   The Test

1911   The Way of the West

1911   The Eastern Cowboy
1911   The Mexican

1911   The Three Shell Game

1911   The Water War
1911   The Stronger Man

1911   The Trail of the Eucalyptus

1911   The Horse Thief's Bigamy
1911   The Lonely Range

1911   The Caves of La Jolla

1911   Three Daughters of the West
1911   The Cowboy and the Outlaw

1911   The Land Thieves

1911   The Miner's Wife
1911   The Love of the West

1911   The Rustler Sheriff

1911   The Circular Fence
1911   The Claim Jumper

1911   The Gun Man

1911   The Mother of the Ranch
1911   The Stage Robbers of San Juan

1911   Three Million Dollars

1911   The Cowboy and the Artist
1911   The Diamond Smugglers

1911   The Western Doctor's Peril

1911   Auntie and the Cowboys
1911   The Blotted Brand

1911   The Brand of Fear

1911   The Poisoned Flume
1911   The Ranch Girl

1911   Cattle, Gold and Oil

1911   The Parting of the Trails
1911   The Cattle Thief's Brand

1911   The Cowboy's Deliverance

1911   The Ranchman's Nerve
1911   The Outlaw's Trail

1911   Cupid in Chaps

1911   The Schoolm'am of Snake
1911   The Ranch Chicken

1911   The Call of the Open Range

1911   A Western Waif
1911   The Sky Pilot's Intemperance

1911   The Actress and the Cowboys

1911   The Hermit's Gold 

1911   The Broncho Buster's Bride 

1911   The Yiddisher Cowboy
1911   Law and Order on Bar L Ranch 

1911   The Cowboy's Ruse

1911   The Witch of the Range 
1911   $5000 Reward, Dead or Alive 

1911   The Sage-Brush Phrenologist 

1911   The Elopement on Double L Ranch
1911   The Sheepman's Daughter

1911   The Ranch Tenor

1911   Rattlesnakes and Gunpowder
1911   A Trooper's Heart

1911   A Daughter of Liberty

1911   As in a Looking Glass
1911   A Western Dream

1911   Branding a Bad Man

1911   A Cowboy's Sacrifice
1911   The Ranchman's Vengeance

1911   The Sheriff's Captive

1911   The Opium Smuggler
1911   Crazy Gulch

1911   A California Love Story

1911   The Boss of Lucky Ranch
1911   Bud Nevins, Bad Man

1911   Strategy  

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