Maxwell Shane (August 26, 1905 – October 25, 1983) was an American movie and television director, screenwriter, and producer.
|Born||August 26, 1905|
Paterson, New Jersey, United States
|Died||October 25, 1983 78) (aged|
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, United States
Before embarking in a career in show business, Shane studied law at USC and UCLA law schools. He later became a journalist and moved on to become a Hollywood publicist and later, a screenwriter. Most of his early work was for forgettable low-budget films. Becoming a director in 1947, he worked on noirish films, as a writer or director, like Hell's Island, Fear in the Night and the remake Nightmare. Shane scripted City Across the River, the 1949 film of Irving Shulman's The Amboy Dukes, and directed 1955's The Naked Street, starring Anthony Quinn and Anne Bancroft.
|Year||Result||Award||Category||Film or series|
|1953||Won||Locarno International Film Festival||Artistic quality||The Glass Wall (Tied with Julius Caesar and Kompozitor Glinka|
- "Maxwell Shane". NY Times. Retrieved May 1, 2011.