Maxwell Shane

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Maxwell Shane
Born(1905-08-26)August 26, 1905
Paterson, New Jersey, United States
DiedOctober 25, 1983(1983-10-25) (aged 78)

Maxwell Shane (August 26, 1905 – October 25, 1983) was an American movie and television director, screenwriter, and producer. [1]



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. [2] 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 .


YearResultAwardCategoryFilm or series
1953Won Locarno International Film Festival Artistic quality The Glass Wall (Tied with Julius Caesar and Kompozitor Glinka

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  1. "Maxwell Shane". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times . 2012. Archived from the original on November 4, 2012. Retrieved May 1, 2011.
  2. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on April 11, 2021. Retrieved December 26, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)