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Edwin L. Marin is a Director and Assistant Director American born on 21 february 1899 at Jersey City (USA)

Edwin L. Marin

Edwin L. Marin
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Nationality USA
Birth 21 february 1899 at Jersey City (USA)
Death 2 may 1951 (at 52 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Edwin L. Marin (February 21, 1899 – May 2, 1951) was an American film director who directed 58 films between 1932 and 1951, working with Anna May Wong, John Wayne, Peter Lorre, George Raft, Bela Lugosi, Judy Garland, Eddie Cantor, and Hoagy Carmichael, among many others.

Marin was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, and died in Los Angeles, California. He was married to actress Ann Morriss.


Edwin L. Marin débute en 1919 comme premier assistant opérateur et travaillera au long de sa carrière pour la Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Universal Pictures et RKO Pictures. En 1930, il est assistant-réalisateur d'un film, avant d'en réaliser lui-même cinquante-huit entre 1932 et 1951, dont de nombreux westerns, des films musicaux. Il sera aussi le producteur (unique expérience à ce titre) de l'un d'eux en 1943 (Rencontre à Londres, avec Michèle Morgan).

Il a notamment dirigé à plusieurs reprises Randolph Scott (huit films), George Raft (six films), Reginald Owen (six films), Robert Young (cinq films) et Ann Sothern (dans le rôle de Maisie, quatre films) et plus occasionnellement, entre autres, Judy Garland, James Stewart, John Wayne, Maureen O'Sullivan, Rosalind Russell ou encore, pour son premier film comme réalisateur en 1932 (The Death Kiss), Béla Lugosi.

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Edgar Dearing
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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Edwin L. Marin (55 films)

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Fort Worth
Fort Worth (1951)
, 1h20
Directed by Edwin L. Marin
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Randolph Scott, David Brian, Phyllis Thaxter, Helena Carter, Dickie Jones, Ray Teal
Rating61% 3.0996053.0996053.0996053.0996053.099605
Ned Britt, ancien tireur d'élite, dirige un journal au Kansas, préférant désormais régler les injustices par le stylo que par l'arme à feu. Il décide de se rendre, accompagné de ses deux associés Ben Garvin et Luther Wick, au sein d'un groupe de pionniers de San Antonio pour ouvrir un nouveau journal. Ils sont vite rejoints par Flora Talbot dont le père fût autrefois le patron de Ned à Fort Worth. Elle lui affirme qu'elle projette d'épouser Blair Lunsford, ancien complice de Ned. Mais ce dernier soupçonne Lunsford d'avoir fait fortune en exploitant les terres pour le compte de Gabe Clevenger, à la tête d'un gang terrorisant la ville...
Raton Pass
Raton Pass (1951)
, 1h24
Directed by Edwin L. Marin
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Dennis Morgan, Patricia Neal, Steve Cochran, Scott Forbes, Dorothy Hart, Louis Jean Heydt
Rating62% 3.1326953.1326953.1326953.1326953.132695
A low-level feud in 1880 New Mexico Territory pits wealthy rancher Pierre Challon and son Marc versus homesteaders on the other side of Raton Pass. The Challon Ranch is so large that it is split in two by the Raton Pass, and the Challons have leased the strip from the homesteaders to allow their 10,000 head of cattle to graze on all parts of the ranch.
The Cariboo Trail, 1h21
Directed by Edwin L. Marin
Origin USA
Genres Western
Themes Children's films
Actors Randolph Scott, George "Gabby" Hayes, Bill Williams, Karin Booth, Douglas Kennedy, Victor Jory
Rating59% 2.9537152.9537152.9537152.9537152.953715
Au Canada, en Colombie-Britannique, Jim Redfern et ses associés Mike Evans et Ling suivent la « piste des caribous » avec leur bétail, souhaitant s'établir pour créer leur ranch. Une ruée vers l'or amène le prospecteur « Grizzly » Winters à les rejoindre. Frank Walsh, un riche propriétaire ayant main mise sur la ville locale, s'oppose bientôt avec ses hommes de main à Jim. En ville, ce dernier rencontre Frances Harrison dont il s'éprend...
Colt .45
Colt .45 (1950)
, 1h14
Directed by Edwin L. Marin
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Randolph Scott, Ruth Roman, Zachary Scott, Lloyd Bridges, Alan Hale, Chief Thundercloud
Rating59% 2.999212.999212.999212.999212.99921
In the town of Red Rock, gun salesman Steve Farrell (Randolph Scott) demonstrates the new Colt .45 repeating pistols to the sheriff who is impressed that the United States government just ordered two thousand of these powerful weapons for the army. The demonstration is interrupted when men arrive to transfer one of the prisoners to another jail. As he's being led away, prisoner Jason Brett (Zachary Scott) grabs the pistols, shoots the sheriff, and escapes, pretending that Farrell was his partner. Convinced that Farrell was involved in the escape, the townspeople arrest the innocent gun salesman. In the coming days, Brett initiates a campaign of robberies and cold blooded murder, with regular guns being no match for his Colt .45 pistols.
Canadian Pacific, 1h35
Directed by Edwin L. Marin
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Historical, Romance, Western
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Randolph Scott, Jane Wyatt, J. Carrol Naish, Victor Jory, Nancy Olson, Robert Barrat
Rating58% 2.9444452.9444452.9444452.9444452.944445
Tom Andrews (Randolph Scott) is a surveyor involved in the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway, which is stalled by the Rocky Mountains. While mapping a route through the mountains, Andrews is shot at by Dirk Rourke (Victor Jory), a fur trader, and his accomplice, Cagle (Don Haggerty). When Andrews returns to the construction camp, he sees Cagle working there and attacks him. Dr Edith Cabot (Jane Wyatt) intervenes - she is a pacifist and disapproves of violence.
Fighting Man of the Plains, 1h34
Directed by Edwin L. Marin
Origin USA
Genres Action, Romance, Western
Actors Randolph Scott, Victor Jory, Bill Williams, Dale Robertson, Jane Nigh, Douglas Kennedy
Rating63% 3.1913153.1913153.1913153.1913153.191315
Jim Dancer (Randolph Scott) is one of Quantrill's Raiders, staging attacks on Kansas on behalf of the fallen Confederacy in the years following the Civil War. He killed an unarmed man he wrongly holds responsible for his brother's death during an attack.
The Younger Brothers, 1h18
Directed by Edwin L. Marin
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Wayne Morris, Janis Paige, Bruce Bennett, Robert Hutton, Geraldine Brooks, Alan Hale
Rating52% 2.619432.619432.619432.619432.61943
Determined to reform from their outlaw ways, Cole, Jim and Bob Younger ride to Cedar Creek, Minnesota, where a parole hearing will be held. If they steer clear of trouble, the Youngers will be free to return home to Missouri and their farm.
Race Street, 1h19
Directed by Edwin L. Marin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors George Raft, William Bendix, Marilyn Maxwell, Frank Faylen, Harry Morgan, Russell Hicks
Rating64% 3.2397553.2397553.2397553.2397553.239755
When his bookie pal Hal is killed, nightclub owner Dan Gannin intends to do something about it. His police pal Lt. Runson warns him not to take the law into his own hands.
Intrigue (1947)
, 1h30
Directed by Edwin L. Marin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Crime
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors George Raft, June Havoc, Helena Carter, Tom Tully, Marvin Miller, Marvin Miller
Rating58% 2.906362.906362.906362.906362.90636
Court-martialed pilot Brad Dunham now flies smuggled goods into post-war China. He insists to contact Ramon Perez that he be paid more money, but the boss of this black-market operation resists, so Brad steals the cargo back.
Christmas Eve, 1h30
Directed by Edwin L. Marin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Christmas films
Actors George Raft, George Brent, Randolph Scott, Joan Blondell, Virginia Field, Carl Harbord
Rating57% 2.852422.852422.852422.852422.85242
The greedy nephew Philip Hasting (Reginald Denny (actor)) of eccentric Matilda Reid (Ann Harding) seeks to have her judged incompetent so he can administer her wealth; In an informal meeting with her nephew, the doctor Dr. Doremus and the judge Alston they convene that she will be saved if her three long-lost adopted sons appear for a Christmas Eve reunion, as any of them is the one she could trust, but not her nephew.
Abilene Town, 1h29
Directed by Edwin L. Marin
Origin USA
Genres Romance, Western
Actors Randolph Scott, Ann Dvorak, Edgar Buchanan, Rhonda Fleming, Lloyd Bridges, Helen Boyce
Rating61% 3.0936753.0936753.0936753.0936753.093675
In the years following the Civil War, Kansas is in the middle of a difficult time. Homesteaders are moving into the west, trying to start new lives, and are going head to head against cattlemen who have been settled in that territory for years. In Abilene, one of the biggest cattle towns of the west, the town is on the brink of a confrontation between the cattlemen and the homesteaders.
Lady Luck
Lady Luck (1946)
, 1h37
Directed by Edwin L. Marin, James Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Robert Young, Barbara Hale, Frank Morgan, Harry Davenport, James Gleason, Lloyd Corrigan
Rating61% 3.0953.0953.0953.0953.095
Mary Audrey can't stand gambling. Her grandfather, William, whom she calls "Gramps," is a compulsive gambler. Mary puts him to work in her Beverly Hills book store to keep him away from his bad habit.
Mr. Ace
Mr. Ace (1946)
, 1h24
Directed by Edwin L. Marin
Genres Drama
Actors George Raft, Sylvia Sidney, Stanley Ridges, Jerome Cowan, Sara Haden, Bess Flowers
Rating60% 3.0460053.0460053.0460053.0460053.046005
Margaret Wyndham Chase (Sylvia Sidney) wants to run for governor and needs the help of a political boss named Eddie Ace (George Raft) to stand a chance of making it all the way. In an attempt to grease him, she invites him to a dinner where also her other powerful friends will be attending.
Nocturne (1946)
, 1h27
Directed by Edwin L. Marin, James Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Noir, Crime
Actors George Raft, Lynn Bari, Virginia Huston, Joseph Pevney, Myrna Dell, Mabel Paige
Rating64% 3.2432653.2432653.2432653.2432653.243265
A Hollywood film composer is found dead. The police think it is suicide but a cop, Joe Warne (Raft), suspects murder. Warne begins looking for "Dolores," a name in a song by the dead man. While investigating, Warne finds out the dead man has had a list of models as girlfriends and that ten of them have a motive for the suspected murder.