James Tinling

James Tinling (May 8, 1889 in Seattle – May 14, 1967 in Los Angeles) was an American film director. He worked during the silent period as a prop boy and stuntman, and directed primarily for 20th Century Fox in the 1930s and 1940s. He has been cited as one of the best B-film directors for Fox, known for directing numerous westerns and lighthearted films, including Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935).[1]

Selected filmography


  1. Hanke, Ken (1 January 2004). Charlie Chan at the Movies: History, Filmography, and Criticism. McFarland. p. 55. ISBN 978-0-7864-1921-0.

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