Worked under his birth name of Alvin J. Neitz until around 1932 when begin to be credited as Alan James. Was the brother of actress Violet Knights
Directed 81 shorts and features from 1916 to 1943, mostly on Westerns.
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The Cowboy and the Flapper (1924)
The Sky Rider (1928)
Canyon Hawks (1930)
Tombstone Canyon (1932) / Phantom Thunderbolt (1933)
The Lone Avenger (1933)
SOS Coast Guard (1937)