Alfred Santell

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Alfred Allen Santell (1895–1981), was an American film director and film producer.[1][2][3]

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Alfred Santell
From a 1925 magazine
BornSeptember 14, 1895
San Francisco, California, United States
DiedJune 19, 1981(1981-06-19) (aged 85)
Salinas, California, United States
Resting placeSalinas, California
OccupationFilm director
Years active1915–1946

Santell directed over 60 films, beginning in 1917, most of which were two-reel comedy short subjects for Hal Roach and other productions companies. Taking up feature films from about 1924, Santell worked for several major studios.

In 1934, he was married to actress Jane N. Keithley; they remained married until her death.[4]

He left the business in 1947 after a contract dispute with Republic Studios.[5]

Santell died on June 19, 1981, in Salinas, California.