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Edward F. Cline

Edward F. Cline

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1891-11-04 · Deathday: 1961-05-22 (69 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA

94 Movies

Also Known As: Edward Francis Cline · Edward Cline · Eddie Cline · Edgar Cline

Biography

Edward Francis Cline ("Eddie") (November 4, 1891 – May 22, 1961) was an American screenwriter, actor, writer and director best known for his work with comedians W. C. Fields and Buster Keaton. He was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin and died in Hollywood, California.

Personal Life

In 1913, Cline became engaged to Minnie Elizabeth Matheis, aged 18, who had previously been engaged three times in three months. They married on March 6, 1916. In 1918, they had a daughter, named Elizabeth Normand; Minnie contracted an infection in childbirth and died four days later.In 1919, Cline married Beatrice Altman. They had no children. She died in 1949.Cline died of cirrhosis in 1961.

Movies & TV shows

1950.

1 Movie
Jiggs and Maggie Out West

Jiggs and Maggie Out West

1950
Monogram's Bringing Up Father series, based on the popular comic strip by George McManus, hit a high point of sorts with 1950's Jiggs and Maggie Out West. Joe Yule Sr. (Mickey Rooney's father) and Ren...

1948.

1 Movie
Jiggs and Maggie in Court

Jiggs and Maggie in Court

1948
Maggie is resentful of being pointed out and laughed at in public because she resembles the cartoon character in the George McManus comic strip "Bringing Up Father." She visits McManus in his studio o...

1946.

1 Movie
Bringing Up Father

Bringing Up Father

1946
Based on the comic strip by George McManus about the adventures of the social-climbing Maggie and her long-suffering husband Jiggs. In this film, one of Maggie's society friends enlists her help in e...

1945.

3 Movies
Penthouse Rhythm

Penthouse Rhythm

1945
Musical comedy directed by Edward F. Cline
See My Lawyer

See My Lawyer

1945
Ole and Chic are comedians employed in a nightclub, but seeking to be released from their contracts to take a better job. But the prissy nightclub owner, B. J. Wagonhorn, refuses to let them go. In re...
Night Club Girl

Night Club Girl

1945
Two show-business wannabees get their big chance to show off their big-time act and talents in a nightclub,and bomb. Othet acts come on---endlessly---and do well, but the kids will be back.

1944.

4 Movies
Hat Check Honey

Hat Check Honey

1944
When a hat-check girl writes a story based on the life of a famous comedian, she helps to reunite a father and son who haven't spoken to each other for years.
Ghost Catchers

Ghost Catchers

1944
Two zanies get mixed up with a Southern colonel, his beautiful daughters, a nightclub and a haunted mansion.
Swingtime Johnny

Swingtime Johnny

1944
The Andrews Sisters take a hiatus from show business to aid the war effort. They take on jobs at a pipe-organ plant now making artillery shells. But they still find time for plenty of singing and danc...
Moonlight and Cactus

Moonlight and Cactus

1944
The swinging Andrews Sisters provide the musical interludes and romance in this western. They play a trio of WW II era ranchers. That they are so good at running it proves terrible surprise for a ranc...

1943.

2 Movies
Crazy House

Crazy House

1943
Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson are Broadway stars who return to Universal Studios to make another movie. The mere mention of Olsen and Johnson's names evacuates the studio and terrorizes the management an...
He's My Guy

He's My Guy

1943
The former members of a vaudeville team meet up again in a defense plant during WW II.

1942.

5 Movies
What's Cookin'?

What's Cookin'?

1942
J. P. Courtney wants to update the music on the radio program he sponsors, but his wife, Agatha Courtney, is the final authority and addicted to the classics and won't allow him to replace Professor B...
Private Snuffy Smith

Private Snuffy Smith

1942
A hillbilly is in the army. The comic strip character inspired the comedy.
Behind the Eight Ball

Behind the Eight Ball

1942
The story takes place at a summer theater in the Berkshire Mountains, where heroine Joan Barry (Carol Bruce) is staging a Broadway-bound musical comedy. Only one problem: two guest stars are shot and ...
Give Out, Sisters

Give Out, Sisters

1942
The Andrews Sisters headline this musical. They play the lead act at a popular nightclub. The trouble begins when they hire a few students from a financially foundering dance school for their newest p...
Private Buckaroo

Private Buckaroo

1942
The film tells the story of army recruits following basic training, with the Andrew Sisters attending USO dances. The film is a mixture of comedy and songs.

1941.

4 Movies
Cracked Nuts

Cracked Nuts

1941
A young man in a small town wins $5000 in a radio contest. He goes to New York City to propose to his girlfriend, but gets mixed up with a crooked attorney and two con men...
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break

Never Give a Sucker an Even Break

1941
The 1941 film Never Give a Sucker an Even Break is about a man who wants to sell a film story. He was insulted by little boys, beaten up for looking at a woman, and abused by a waitress. W. C. Fields ...
Meet the Chump

Meet the Chump

1941
A comedy about a man who tries to avoid giving up the $10,000,000 trust he's been administering so well that there's hardly any money left.
Hello, Sucker

Hello, Sucker

1941
A young couple buy a bankrupt vaudeville booking agency, and try to make it a success.

1940.

3 Movies
The Villain Still Pursued Her

The Villain Still Pursued Her

1940
The spoof production of the old play "The Drunkard; or, The Fallen Saved" spoofs the play where the evil villain Cribbs tries to get his lusty clutches on the hero by driving her naive husband to alco...
My Little Chickadee

My Little Chickadee

1940
Set in the American Old West of the 1880s, Miss Flower Belle Lee (Mae West) is on her way to visit relatives out west. While she is traveling on a stagecoach a masked bandit on horseback holds up the ...
The Bank Dick

The Bank Dick

1940
Egbert Sousé becomes an unexpected hero when a bank robber falls over a bench he's occupying. Now considered brave, Egbert is given a job as a bank guard. Soon, he is approached by charlatan J. Frothi...

1939.

1 Movie
You Can't Cheat an Honest Man

You Can't Cheat an Honest Man

1939
Fields plays "Larsen E. Whipsnade", the owner of a shady carnival that is constantly on the run from the law. Whipsnade is struggling to keep a step ahead of foreclosure, and clearly not paying his pe...

1938.

4 Movies
Go Chase Yourself

Go Chase Yourself

1938
When a bank is robbed, a not-so-bright teller is wrongly suspected of being part of the holdup team. Comedy.
Hawaii Calls

Hawaii Calls

1938
After being nabbed while trying to stow away on board an ocean liner en route to Hawaii, young Bobby Breen sings for his travel fare and, along with sidekick Pua, turns detective to recover stolen nav...
Breaking the Ice

Breaking the Ice

1938
Breaking The Ice begins while Tommy Martin (Bobby Breen) and his mother, Martha Martin (Dolores Costello) say goodbye to Henry and Reuben Johnson ( John 'Dusty' King and Delmar Watson ). After having ...
Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus

Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus

1938
Billy Peck and his gang descend on a traveling circus that has just hit town and before long their antics are causing the circus owner all kinds of problems.

1937.

3 Movies
On Again-Off Again

On Again-Off Again

1937
This wacky vaudeville-style romp casts the irreverent comedy team as feuding co-owners of a drug company, William “Willy” Hobbs (Wheeler) and Claude Augustus Horton (Woolsey), who agree to wrestle eac...
High Flyers

High Flyers

1937
Two men running a carnival airplane ride are hired to fly to retrieve what they think are photos for a reporter. Actually, they are retrieving diamonds stolen from a noted gem dealer. As it turns out,...
Forty Naughty Girls

Forty Naughty Girls

1937
Hildegarde Withers (ZaSu Pitts) and Inspector Piper (James Gleason) try to solve a murder while attending the opening-night performance of a Broadway show. Comedy-mystery.

1936.

1 Movie
The Preview Murder Mystery

The Preview Murder Mystery

1936
The star of "Song of the Toreador" receives threatening messages that he will not survive the preview screening of the film. The studio publicist works with the Director, the Producer and the police,...

1935.

2 Movies
When a Man's a Man

When a Man's a Man

1935
A landslide has diverted water from the Baldwin ranch to Cambert's. With their cattle dying, Cambert refuses to let them have any water. Easterner Larry Knight takes a job with the Baldwins and he has...
The Cowboy Millionaire

The Cowboy Millionaire

1935
When she falls for a dude ranch cowboy, she goes back to England because she thinks he's faking it. He follows her to England.

1934.

3 Movies
The Dude Ranger

The Dude Ranger

1934
An Easterner Inherits a cattle ranch, only to discover that thousands of cattle have been stolen. He secretly signs on as a hired hand at his own ranch to discover who's stealing them.
Fighting to Live

Fighting to Live

1934
When attacked by two dogs, Joe Gilmore leaves them on the desert to die. Later one of the dogs saves John Blake from drowning. Men arrive claiming the dog is killing their chickens. They want to kill ...
Peck's Bad Boy

Peck's Bad Boy

1934
Young boy Bill Peck adores his father and tries to be good, but the arrival of Bill's cousin Horace upsets Bill's plans. Horace's brattish ways result in Bill rather than Horace getting in trouble.

1933.

2 Movies
So This Is Africa

So This Is Africa

1933
Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey play a couple of broke, hungry vaudevillians who are holed up in a hotel room with a few (tame) lions. They are hired by a movie producer who wishes to send them and th...
Parole Girl

Parole Girl

1933
A woman convicted of fraud aims to take her revenge on the man who put her inside after being released on parole.

1932.

1 Movie
Million Dollar Legs

Million Dollar Legs

1932
A small country on the verge of bankruptcy is persuaded to enter the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics as a means of raising money.

1931.

2 Movies
Cracked Nuts

Cracked Nuts

1931
To impress his fiancée's aunt, a young man tries to become king in a small kingdom, but the people there have already crowned one, who has won this honor by gambling. He is going to plan a coup d'etat...

1930.

6 Movies
The Naughty Flirt

The Naughty Flirt

1930
A woman falls for an associate in her father's law firm. She has to fight off the advances of a greedy fortune-hunter and his sister.
In the Next Room

In the Next Room

1930
The story starts with a prologue set in 1889 in which we see an angry husband murdering his wife's lover. The setting then moves to 1929, just as an antiques dealer Philip Vantine (John St. Polis) has...
Leathernecking

Leathernecking

1930
Chick Evans is a Marine private in Honolulu, Hawaii. He falls for society girl Delphine Witherspoon, and begins to scheme as to how to win her over.
The Widow from Chicago

The Widow from Chicago

1930
A woman infiltrates a criminal mob to avenge her brother's death.
Hook, Line and Sinker

Hook, Line and Sinker

1930
Two fast-talking insurance salesmen meet Mary, who is running away from her wealthy mother, and they agree to help her run a hotel that she owns. When they find out that the hotel is run down and near...
Sweet Mama

Sweet Mama

1930
A young girl falls in love with a member of a gang of crooks. She determines to bring the rest of the gang to justice so she can save the man she loves.

1929.

3 Movies
His Lucky Day

His Lucky Day

1929
When a young man acts foolish, he's either insane, in debt or in love, and there's not much difference! Real estate agent Charles Blaydon is in love and in order to get the father of his sweetheart Ka...
Broadway Fever

Broadway Fever

1929
The BFI holds a fragment of the film.
The Forward Pass

The Forward Pass

1929
Marty Reid, the star quarterback at Sanford College, is constantly singled out by the opposition for punishment, and he swears to his pal, Honey Smith, and to Coach Wilson that he will quit the game f...

1928.

3 Movies
The Crash

The Crash

1928
The Crash (1928)
Vamping Venus

Vamping Venus

1928
A present-day stereotypically-Irish American politician ('Charlie Murray') is vaulted into ancient Greece after receiving a bump on the head.

1927.

1 Movie
Broke in China

Broke in China

1927
Donald Drake, a deep sea gondolier ex soda jerk, arrives at the All Nation Cafe in Shanghai. The proprietor believes he's a penniless ne'er-do-well - which he is - but he unexpectedly comes into a sma...

1926.

1 Movie
Her Actor Friend

Her Actor Friend

1926
A 1926 comedy short directed by Eddy Cline.

1925.

2 Movies
Old Clothes

Old Clothes

1925
Timothy and Max are partners in the junk business. They take poor young Mary in as a boarder. Mary gets a job in Nathan's office and falls in love with him, but his mother feels she is beneath Nathan....
The Rag Man

The Rag Man

1925
Tim Kelly is an orphan who runs away after his orphanage burns down. Presumed to be killed in the fire, he is able to roam the streets of New York freely. He meets Max Ginsberg, an old Jewish junk dea...

1924.

4 Movies
Galloping Bungalows

Galloping Bungalows

1924
All the qualified men line up to be chosen, as an heiress advertises that she will marry the man with the most interesting mustache, that marriage which comes with a mansion. John Syrup Soother wins t...
The Good Bad boy

The Good Bad boy

1924
Billy Benson has a reputation as a "bad boy" largely due to his habit of winding up in fist fights. Billy is usually fighting to defend his dad's reputation. John Benson is the town ne'er-do-well: a f...
Captain January

Captain January

6
1924
During a tempestuous storm, a lighthouse keeper finds an infant girl who washes ashore tied to some wreckage. He adopts her and they become inseparable. Eventually her real family finds her and wants ...

1923.

4 Movies
The Love Nest

The Love Nest

1923
In an attempt to forget his lost sweetheart, Buster takes a long trip at the sea when he's caught by pirates.
The Balloonatic

The Balloonatic

1923
Buster and Phyllis endure a number of outdoor adventures trying to prove to each other their survival skills. The balloon which lands Buster in the wilderness proves useful later on as their canoe is ...
Three Ages

Three Ages

1923
The rituals of courtship, romantic rivalry and love play out three times as a man vies with a villain for the girl. In the Stone Age, the rivalry is set off by dinosaurs, a turtle used as a ouija boar...

1922.

6 Movies
The Paleface

The Paleface

1922
A butterfly collector unwittingly wanders into an Indian encampment while chasing a butterfly. This tribe has resolved to kill the first white man who enters their encampment because white oil tycoons...
The Electric House

The Electric House

1922
Botany major Buster mistakenly graduates in electrical engineering and is hired to wire a new home.
The Frozen North

The Frozen North

1922
This satirical parody of William S. Hart's melodramatic films finds Buster in the frozen north, "last stop on the subway." He uses a wanted poster as his partner in robbing a gambling house. When he t...
My Wife's Relations

My Wife's Relations

1922
Buster is falsely accused of breaking a window by a woman and is taken into a courtroom. Thinking that Buster and the woman are engaged, the judge mistakenly marries them and Buster is quickly taken h...
Cops

Cops

1922
Buster Keaton gets involved in a series of misunderstandings involving a horse and cart. Eventually he infuriates every cop in the city when he accidentally interrupts a police parade.
Day Dreams

Day Dreams

1922
In order to impress the father of a girl he is interested in, Buster goes to the city in search of a job. In his letters home, he writes of his various jobs, which her imagination expands into much mo...

1921.

6 Movies
The High Sign

The High Sign

1921
Buster is thrown off a train near an amusement park. There he gets a job in a shooting gallery run by the Blinking Buzzards mob. Ordered to kill a businessman, he winds up protecting the man and his d...
The Goat

The Goat

1921
A series of adventures begins when Buster is mistaken for Dead Shot Dan, the evil bad guy.
Hard Luck

Hard Luck

1921
A down on his luck young man makes several attempts at committing suicide but fails them too. He then finds himself becoming more confident through a series of petty adventures, to such an extent that...
The Play House

The Play House

6
1921
After waking up from his wacky dream, a theater stage hand inadvertently causes havoc everywhere he works.
The Haunted House

The Haunted House

1921
Buster Keaton is a bank teller who becomes involved with a hold-up, counterfeiters, and a theatrical troupe posing as spooks in a haunted house.
The Boat

The Boat

1921
The Damfino isn't large enough to get through the basement door. The side of his house collapses when he drives off with it in tow. At the harbor, he rides the boat out only to have it sink beneath hi...

1920.

4 Movies
One Week

One Week

1920
The story involves two newlyweds, Keaton and Seely, who receive a build-it-yourself house as a wedding gift. The house can be built, supposedly, in "one week." A rejected suitor secretly re-numbers pa...
Neighbors

Neighbors

1920
The Romeo and Juliet story played out in a tenement neighborhood with Buster and Virginia's families hating each other over the fence separating their buildings.
Convict 13

Convict 13

6
1920
A young golfer is mugged by an escaped convict and finds himself in a prison where he foils a jailbreak.
The Scarecrow

The Scarecrow

1920
Buster competes with another farmhand for the love of the farmer's daughter.

1919.

1 Movie
Hearts and Flowers

Hearts and Flowers

1919
A flirtatious hotel orchestra leader provokes conflict.

1918.

1 Movie
His Hidden Purpose

His Hidden Purpose

1918
The movie starts out with Marie as The Girl in the Case in love with Neal Burns, “Her Sweetheart.” But her dad wants her to marry someone else (Chester Conklin) and takes her away on vacation to get ...

1916.

2 Movies
Wife and Auto Trouble

Wife and Auto Trouble

1916
A mild-mannered man's problems with his domineering wife and mother-in-law lead to complications with the law.
Sunshine

Sunshine

1916
Jack Cooper, Hank Mann, and Bobby Dunn were in a 1916 short.

1915.

3 Movies
Fatty’s Faithful Fido

Fatty’s Faithful Fido

1915
Fatty and Al are Minta's suitors. After Fatty sics his dog on him, Al marks Fatty for roughing up by two thugs, but the plan backfires.
That Little Band Of Gold

That Little Band Of Gold

1915
A happy young couple become engaged, and soon afterwards they are married. But after their marriage, the husband begins to stay out carousing with his friends, leaving his wife at home with her mother...
Gussle's Day of Rest

Gussle's Day of Rest

1915
The disgraceful Reggie Gussle spends a day at the park with his hated wife while trying to steal a lovely girl from her boyfriend.

1914.

4 Movies
The Knockout

The Knockout

1914
To show his girl how brave he is, Fatty challenges the champion to a fight. Charlie referees, trying to avoid contact with the two monsters.
The Rounders

The Rounders

1914
Two drunks fight with their wives and then go out and get drunker.
The Noise of Bombs

The Noise of Bombs

1914
Four miscreants get revenge on the police chief by planting bombs in his house.
Mabel's Blunder

Mabel's Blunder

1914
Mabel is pursued by her boss, despite being engaged to his son, in this gender-bending comedy of errors and mistaken identities.
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