Earl Turner (film editor)

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Earl Turner
Born Earl Carver Turner
(1884-03-27)27 March 1884
Nebraska, U.S.
Died 6 November 1971(1971-11-06) (aged 87)
Glendale, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation film editor, writer, actor
Known for Working with Frank Buck
Spouse(s) Lottie W. Turner

Earl Carver Turner (27 March 1884 – 6 November 1971) was a film editor of the Frank Buck serial Jungle Menace.[1]

Early years[edit]

Earl Turner was born in Nebraska, the son of James R Turner, a telegraph operator, and Mary Elizabeth Stanfield. Earl grew up and worked on a farm in Indiana.


During World War I, Turner worked as a film editor for Triangle Film Corporation.[2] Turner was film editor of The Phantom Empire, Batman and Robin, Batman (1943), East Side Kids and many other movies.[3][4]

Work with Frank Buck[edit]

In 1937, Turner was a film editor of the Frank Buck serial Jungle Menace.

Later life[edit]

Turner died aged 87 in Glendale, California.


  1. ^ Lehrer, Steven (2006). Bring 'Em Back Alive: The Best of Frank Buck. Texas Tech University press. pp. x–xi. ISBN 0-89672-582-0. [not in citation given]
  2. ^ World War I draft registration card
  3. ^ William Witney. In a Door, Into a Fight, Out a Door, Into a Chase: Moviemaking Remembered by the Guy at the Door. McFarland. 2008 p51
  4. ^ The Film daily year book of motion pictures. J.W. Alicoate, 1941

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