Edward F. Cline

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Edward F. Cline

Edward F. Cline (born November 7, 1892 in Kenosha , Wisconsin , † May 22, 1961 in Hollywood ) was an American actor , screenwriter and director .


Cline began his career as a stage actor. He joined Keystone Studios in 1914 , where he made his first film appearance as a cop in The Knockout . From then on he worked for Keystone studio manager Mack Sennett as a gag supplier and from 1916 as a director. As a film director, he made a total of 167 films until 1947, mainly classic slapstick comedies. In the early 1920s, Cline co-directed and co-wrote numerous short films with Buster Keaton . With the start of talkies, Cline remained successful in the film business and made several films with WC Fields , among other things . In 1951 he developed the television series Life with Buster Keaton .

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