Edward L. Cahn

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Edward L. Cahn
Born(1899-02-12)February 12, 1899
Brooklyn, New York, USA
DiedAugust 25, 1963(1963-08-25) (aged 64)
Hollywood, California, USA
OccupationFilm director

Edward L. Cahn (February 12, 1899 – August 25, 1963) was an American film director.


He is best known for directing Our Gang comedies from 1939-43, and a long line of other short subjects and B-movies afterward. He is also known for directing the 1958 film It! The Terror from Beyond Space, the film that inspired the 1979 film Alien. He made a number of films for American International Pictures.[1]

Personal life[edit]

His brother was film editor Philip Cahn, who was the father of film editor Dann Cahn, who, in turn, was the father of film editor Daniel T. Cahn.

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Mark McGee, Faster and Furiouser: The Revised and Fattened Fable of American International Pictures, McFarland, 1996 p52

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