|Born||August 26, 1905|
Paterson, New Jersey, United States
|Died||October 25, 1983 78) (aged|
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, United States
Maxwell Shane (August 26, 1905 – October 25, 1983) was an American movie and television director, screenwriter, and producer.
Before embarking in a career in show business, Shane studied law at USC and UCLA law schools. He later became a journalist and moved on to become a Hollywood publicist. Along with David Hillman (father of musician Chris Hillman), he founded the Hillman-Shane Advertising Agency, in Los Angeles.Shane later became a screenwriter. Most of his early work was for forgettable low-budget films. Becoming a director in 1947, he worked on noirish films, as a writer or director, like Hell's Island , Fear in the Night and the remake Nightmare . Shane scripted City Across the River , the 1949 film of Irving Shulman's The Amboy Dukes, and directed 1955's The Naked Street , starring Anthony Quinn and Anne Bancroft.
In 1960, he became a writer-producer for the Boris Karloff anthology television series Thriller .
|Year||Result||Award||Category||Film or series|
|1953||Won||Locarno International Film Festival||Artistic quality||The Glass Wall (Tied with Julius Caesar and Kompozitor Glinka|
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