Edward L. Cahn

Edward L. Cahn
Born (1899-02-12)February 12, 1899
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died August 25, 1963(1963-08-25) (aged 64)
Hollywood, California, USA
Occupation Film director
Known for Our Gang

Edward L. Cahn (February 12, 1899 – August 25, 1963) was an American film director.


He is best known for directing Our Gang comedies from 1939 to 1943, and a long line of other short subjects and B-movies afterwards. He is also known for directing the 1958 film It! The Terror from Beyond Space, the film that inspired the 1979 film Alien. He made a number of films for American International Pictures.[1]

Personal life

His brother was film editor Philip Cahn, who was the father of film editor Dann Cahn, who, in turn, was the father of film editor Daniel T. Cahn.

Selected filmography


  1. Mark McGee, Faster and Furiouser: The Revised and Fattened Fable of American International Pictures, McFarland, 1996 p52

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