John Clein

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
CitizenshipUnited States of America
  • Film producer
  • Director

John Clein was a film producer and director in the U.S. and Britain. He produced and directed the 1939 film Keep Punching, whose cast was entirely composed of African-Americans; Clein himself was light-skinned.[1]

Clein was born in Pittsburgh in 1907.[2]



  • Keep Punching (1939)[3]


  • Hearts of Humanity (1932)[3]
  • Two Hearts in Harmony (1935)[2]
  • The Mill on the Floss (1936)
  • Keep Punching (1939)[3]
  • Passport to Shame (1958)
  • Dr. Crippen (1962)[4]

Other Roles

  • Shadow of Fear (1956) – credited as "Liason"[3]


  • Devils Galore (1945)[5]
  • Swan Song (1946), producer


  1. Hayward, Susan (April 18, 2006). Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts. Routledge. ISBN 9781134208913 – via Google Books.
  2. 2.0 2.1
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "John Clein". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  4. "The Film Daily: The Daily Newspaper of Motion Pictures". Wid's Films and Film Folk Incorporated. May 2, 1964 – via Google Books.
  5. "LOCKHART TO PLAY IN 'DEVILS GALORE'; John Clein Production Will Begin Rehearsals Monday --Sophie Tucker Signed Mr. Coward's Plans If Five Years Pass"". March 24, 1945 – via

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