Edward L. Cahn

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Edward L. Cahn
Born (1899-02-12)February 12, 1899
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died August 25, 1963(1963-08-25) (aged 64)
Hollywood, California, USA
Occupation Film director
Known for Our Gang

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 to 1943, and a long line of other short subjects and B-movies afterwards. 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]

Cahn was born on February 12, 1899, in Brooklyn, New York, and died on August 25, 1963, in Hollywood, California, at the age of 64. His brother was film editor Philip Cahn, who was the father of film editor Dann Cahn, who was the father of film editor Daniel T. Cahn.

Select Credits[edit]


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

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