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James Leo Meehan

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James Leo Meehan
BornJuly 22, 1891
DiedNovember 8, 1943 (aged 52)
OccupationDirector, Writer
Years active1921-1930 (film)

James Leo Meehan (1891–1943) was an American film director and screenwriter.[1] He married the daughter of writer Gene Stratton-Porter, and adapted several of his mother-in-law's novels for the screen.

He directed Campus Sweethearts (US 1930 RKO, 27 min, only shown at State Lake, Chicago - Natural Vision also shown in 35 mm) starring Rudy Vallee with Ginger Rogers among the cast. It is one of the early wide-gauge films.

Selected filmography


  1. ^ Munden p.411


  • Munden, Kenneth White. The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States, Part 1. University of California Press, 1997.

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