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Leo Maloney




1888 - 1929

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Leo Maloney
1888 - 1929

Biography
Leo Daniel Maloney was born in 1888, in San Jose, CA, and died on November 2, 1929, in New York, NY.

Maloney was owner of the “Leo Maloney Studio,” located in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California. Several early Westerns were filmed at the studio, which overlooked orange groves, and included a small city that housed thirty-five people who lived there year round.

The last film he directed and produced, Overland Bound, was one of the first all-talking pictures. After a celebration for the new film, Maloney suffered a heart attack and was unable to enjoy the film’s success.

Among his 64 films as an actor: The Reckoning (1912), Whispering Smith (1916), The Fatal Sign (1920), Border Blackbirds (1927), and Overland Bound (1929).

Maloney directed 35 films, among them: One Law for All (1920), The Shield of Silence (1925), The Apache Raider (1928), The Black Ace(1928), and Overland Bound (1929).

He produced two films: The Boss of Rustler’s Roost (1928), and Overland Bound (1929).

Maloney died at the Hotel Astor in New York after eight weeks of drinking. His death was attributed to acute alcoholism.