Dwan, Allan, 1885-1981

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Allan Dwan was a film director. He was born in Toronto, Canada on April 3, 1885. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in electrical engineering. Allan worked for Essanay as a scenario editor, later moving to the American Film Company. He married Betty Marie Shelton and had no children. He directed more than 400 films from 1909 until his death. His pictures included "Hold Back the Night", "Restless Breed", and "Rivers Edge." Allan Dwan died of heart failure on December 21, 1981 at the age of 96.

From the guide to the Allan Dwan papers, 1905-1981, (University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.)

Allan Dwan was a film director. He was born in Toronto, Canada on April 3, 1885. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in electrical engineering. Allan worked for Essanay as a scenario editor, later moving to the American Film Company. He married Betty Marie Shelton and had no children. He directed more than 400 films from 1909 until his death. Pictures include; "Hold Back the Night," "Restless Breed," and "Rivers Edge." Allan Dwan died of heart failure on December 21, 1981 at the age of 96.

From the description of Allan Dwan papers, 1905-1981. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 123020691

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referencedIn Herndon, Booton. Papers of Booton Herndon. [manuscript], 1970-1988. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Western film lobby card and poster collection, 1916-1980 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Swanson, Gloria. Papers. Series II. Career, ca. 1914-1983. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Bogdanovich, Peter, 1939-. Papers, 1885-1994. Indiana University
creatorOf Swanson, Gloria. Papers. Series I. Correspondence, 1907-1983. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Lothar and Eva Just Film Stills Collection. Harvard Film Archive, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Dwan, Allan, 1885-1981. Getting Gertie's garter : screenplay, 1945 June 15 / by Allan Dwan and Karen De Wolf ; additional scenes and dialogue by Joe Bigelow and Ralph Spence ; adapted from the stage play by Wilson Collison. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Lillian Gish papers, 1909-1992 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Allan Dwan papers, 1905-1981 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Western film lobby card and poster collection, 1916-1980. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Dwan, Allan, 1885-1981. Allan Dwan papers, 1905-1981. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
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associatedWith Bigelow, Joe, 1910-1976. person
associatedWith Bogdanovich, Peter, 1939- person
associatedWith Collison, Wilson, 1893-1942. person
associatedWith De Wolf, Karen, 1909-1989. person
associatedWith Edward Small Productions, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Gish, Lillian, 1893-1993 person
associatedWith Herndon, Booton. person
associatedWith Spence, Ralph, 1889-1949. person
associatedWith Swanson, Gloria. person
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
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Motion picture producers and directors
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Birth 1885-04-03

Death 1981-12-28

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