Alfred Santell

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Alfred Santell
Alfred Santell - Mar 1925 EH.jpg
From a 1925 magazine
BornSeptember 14, 1895
San Francisco, California, United States
DiedJune 19, 1981(1981-06-19) (aged 85)
Salinas, California, United States
Resting placeSalinas, California
OccupationFilm director
Years active1915–1946

Alfred Allen Santell (1895–1981), was an American film director and film producer.[1][2][3]

Santell directed over 60 films, beginning in 1917, most of which were two-reel comedy short subjects for Hal Roach and other productions companies. Taking up feature films from about 1924, Santell worked for several major studios.

In 1934, he was married to actress Jane N. Keithley; they remained married until her death.[4]

He left the business in 1947 after a contract dispute with Republic Studios.[5]

Santell died on June 19, 1981, in Salinas, California.

Partial filmography[edit]


  1. ^ P.P.K. (1944-07-03). "Movie Review: An A for Effort". Retrieved 2017-04-04.
  2. ^ Hall, Mordaunt (1928-11-05). "Movie Review". Retrieved 2017-04-04.
  3. ^ "Alfred Santell". Turner Classic Movies. 2017. Retrieved 2017-04-04.
  4. ^ "Film Director Weds Actress". New York Times. 1934-05-27. p. 29.
  5. ^ Brady, Thomas F. (1947-07-23). "Producer and Company Decide to Part After Disagreement on Budget for New Film". New York Times.

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