Hamilton MacFadden: American actor and screenwriter (1901 - n/a) | Biography
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Hamilton MacFadden
American actor and screenwriter

Hamilton MacFadden

Hamilton MacFadden
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Intro American actor and screenwriter
Was Film director Actor Screenwriter
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 26 April 1901, Boston
Death New York City
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Hamilton MacFadden (April 26, 1901 – January 1, 1977) was an American actor, screenwriter and film director. After starting out on Broadway in the 1920s, he moved into filmmaking in Hollywood. During the early 1930s he was a contract director at Fox. McFadden made a number of films for them including several early entries in the Charlie Chan series such as Charlie Chan Carries On (1931). He was released from his Fox contract following the 1934 merger with Twentieth Century Pictures. Thereafter he mixed occasional directing jobs with a number of small supporting appearances in films.

Selected filmography


  • Harmony at Home (1930)
  • Crazy That Way (1930)
  • Oh, For a Man! (1930)
  • Charlie Chan Carries On (1931)
  • The Black Camel (1931)
  • Riders of the Purple Sage (1931)
  • Charlie Chan's Greatest Case (1933)
  • Stand Up and Cheer! (1934)
  • Sea Racketeers (1937)
  • The Legion of Missing Men (1937)
  • Escape by Night (1937)
  • It Can't Last Forever (1937)
  • Inside the Law (1942)


  • Tarnished Angel (1938)
  • The Jones Family in Hollywood (1939)
  • Shooting High (1940)
  • Pier 13 (1940)
  • Charlie Chan in Rio (1941)
  • Sleepers West (1941)
  • Wilson (1944)

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