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Christy Cabanne (1888–1950)

Christy Cabanne was, along with Sam Newfield and William Beaudine, one of the most prolific directors in the history of American films. Cabanne spent several years in the navy, leaving the service in 1908. He decided on a career in the theater, and became a director as well as an actor. Although acting was his primary profession, when he finally ... See full bio »

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 1948 Silver Trails
 1948 Back Trail
 1942 Timber!
 1942 Top Sergeant
 1940 Hot Steel
 1939 Tropic Fury
 1938 Night Spot
 1935 Another Face
 1935 Storm Over the Andes (as W. Christy Cabanne)
 1934 Jane Eyre
 1931 Convicted
 1931 Graft
 1931 Carne de cabaret (as William Cabana)
 1930 Conspiracy
 1929 The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (uncredited)
 1928 Annapolis
 1928 Driftwood
 1928 Nameless Men
 1927 Altars of Desire (as William Christy Cabanne)
 1926 Monte Carlo
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (uncredited)
 1924 Youth for Sale (as William Christy Cabanne)
 1924 Lend Me Your Husband (as William Christy Cabanne)
 1924 The Sixth Commandment (as William Christy Cabanne)
 1924 The Spitfire (as William Christy Cabanne)
 1922 Till We Meet Again (as William Christy Cabanne)
 1922 Beyond the Rainbow (as William Christy Cabanne)
 1921 The Barricade (as William Christy Cabanne)
 1921 What's a Wife Worth? (as William Christy Cabanne)
 1920 The Stealers
 1920 Life's Twist (as William Christy Cabanne)
 1920 The Notorious Mrs. Sands (as William Christy Cabanne)
 1920 Burnt Wings (as William Christy Cabanne)
 1920 The Triflers
 1919 The Pleasant Devil (as William Christy Cabanne)
 1919 God's Outlaw (as William Christy Cabanne)
 1919 The Mayor of Filbert (as William Christy Cabanne)
 1919 The Pest
 1919 Fighting Through (as William Christy Cabanne)
 1918 Cyclone Higgins, D.D. (as William Christy Cabanne)
 1917 National Red Cross Pageant (as William Christy Cabanne)
 1917 Draft 258 (as William Christy Cabanne)
 1917 Miss Robinson Crusoe (as William Christy Cabanne)
 1917/I The Slacker (as William Christy Cabanne)
 1917 One of Many
 1916 Pathways of Life (Short)
 1916 Diane of the Follies (as William Christy Cabanne)
 1916 Reggie Mixes In (as W. Christy Cabanne)
 1916 Sold for Marriage (as William Christy Cabanne)
 1916 The Flying Torpedo (battle scenes)
 1916 Daphne and the Pirate (as William Christy Cabanne)
 1915 Double Trouble (as William Christy Cabanne)
 1915 Martyrs of the Alamo (as W. Christy Cabanne)
 1915 The Lamb (as W. Christy Cabanne)
 1915 Tangled Paths (Short) (as W. Christy Cabanne)
 1915/I The Failure (as William Christy Cabanne)
 1915 The Absentee
 1915 The Outlaw's Revenge (as W. Christy Cabanne)
 1915 Enoch Arden (Short) (as William Christy Cabanne)
 1915 The Lost House (Short) (as William Christy Cabanne)
 1915 The Craven (Short)
 1915 The Three Brothers (Short)
 1914/I The Better Way (Short)
 1914 A Question of Courage (Short)
 1914 The Sisters (Short)
 1914 The Saving Grace (Short)
 1914 The Odalisque (Short)
 1914 Environment (Short)
 1914 Meg of the Mines (Short) (as William Christy Cabanne)
 1914/I Her Awakening (Short)
 1914 For Those Unborn (Short)
 1914 Granny (Short)
 1914 A Lesson in Mechanics (Short)
 1914 Moonshine Molly (Short)
 1914 The Gunman (Short)
 1914 Down by the Sounding Sea (Short)
 1914 The City Beautiful (Short)
 1914 Arms and the Gringo (Short)
 1914/II The Intruder (Short)
 1914 The Dishonored Medal (as W. Christy Cabanne)
 1914/I The Quicksands (Short) (as W. Christy Cabanne)
 1914/I The Hunchback (Short) (as W. Christy Cabanne)
 1914 The Smugglers of Sligo (Short)
 1914 The Gangsters of New York (Short) (uncredited)
 1914 For His Master (Short)
 1913 In the Elemental World (Short)
 1913 The Blue or the Gray (Short)
 1913 By Man's Law (Short)
 1913 His Inspiration (Short)
 1913 The Girl Across the Way (Short)
 1913 So Runs the Way (Short)
 1913 The Chieftain's Sons (Short)
 1913 Influence of the Unknown (Short)
 1913 An Unjust Suspicion (Short)
 1913 The Adopted Brother (Short)
 1913 An Indian's Loyalty (Short)
 1913 During the Round-Up (Short)
 1912 Life of Villa (Documentary)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "Is Love Everything?," was performed at the Pioneer Playhouse of Kentucky in Danville, Kentucky with Connie Phelps in the cast. Eben Henson was artistic director.

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 14 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

William Cabana | W. Christy Cabanne | W.C. Cabanne | William Christy Cabanne | Wm.C. Cabanne | La Glade Christy | Laclede Christy

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Appeared in early D.W. Griffith films. See more »

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