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was an American film actor and director of the silent era
A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound, especially with no spoken dialogue. In silent films for entertainment the dialogue is transmitted through muted gestures, pantomime and title cards...
. He appeared in 81 films between 1911 and 1926 and he directed 82 films between 1912 and 1916.
He was born in San Francisco, California
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, and died in Glendale, California
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from a combination of typhoid fever
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, aged 44.
- Madame Du Barry (1917)
- The Unpainted Woman
The Unpainted Woman is a 1919 drama film directed by Tod Browning.-Cast:* Mary MacLaren - Gudrun Trygavson* Thurston Hall - Martin O'Neill* David Butler - Charley Holt* Laura La Varnie - Mrs. Holt...
- Madame X
Madame X is a 1920 silent drama film directed by Frank Lloyd. A copy of this film survives at the George Eastman House.-Plot:A woman is thrown out of her home by her jealous husband and sinks into depravity. Twenty years later, she finds herself accused of murder for saving her son, who does not...
- Robin Hood
Robin Hood is the first motion picture ever to have a Hollywood premiere, held at Grauman's Egyptian Theatre on October 18, 1922. The movie's full title, under which it was copyrighted, is Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood, as shown in the illustration at right...
- Vanity Fair
Vanity Fair is a silent feature film directed by Hugo Ballin and released by Samuel Goldwyn.-Production background:The film included one sequence filmed in color by Prizmacolor. This silent film was a version of the novel Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray...
Daddies is a 1924 silent film romantic comedy produced and distributed by Warner Brothers and directed by William A. Seiter. The film stars Mae Marsh and Harry Myers and survives today in 16mm format.-Cast:*Mae Marsh - Ruth Atkins...
- Three Women (1924)
- Babbitt (1924)
- Beau Brummel
Beau Brummel is a 1924 American silent film historical drama. The film stars John Barrymore and was directed by Harry Beaumont. The film is based on Clyde Fitch's historical play which had been performed by Richard Mansfield....
- His Secretary
His Secretary is a 1925 comedy film directed by Hobart Henley. The film stars Norma Shearer and Lew Cody. It is now a lost film.-Plot:Comedy about an ugly duckling who overhears her boss saying he wouldn't kiss her for a thousand dollars...
- The Shamrock Handicap
The Shamrock Handicap is a romance film directed by John Ford. A print of the film still exists in the Museum of Modern Art film archive.-Cast:* Janet Gaynor - Lady Sheila O'Hara* Leslie Fenton - Neil Ross* Willard Louis - Orville Finch* J...
- Don Juan
Don Juan is a Warner Brothers film, directed by Alan Crosland. It was the first feature-length film with synchronized Vitaphone sound effects and musical soundtrack, though it has no spoken dialogue...