Edward L. Cahn

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Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Edward L. Cahn was an American second feature director of Polish ancestry. He had two brothers (Dann and Philip) who both worked in the industry as editors. Edward worked in films from 1917 as a production assistant. He later joined his brothers in the cutting room of Universal, eventually becoming one of the studio's top editors (he did the last minute re-cuts of the prestigious war drama All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)). From 1931, Cahn assumed the director's chair, turning out cheap and cheerful crime melodramas and comedies. Read more...