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Born in Moscow, Russia in 1899. Height 5ft. 4in. Weight 116lb. Educated at Cherniavsky Institute, Moscow. Died in Vevey, Switzerland September 6th 1974.
Screen, stage, radio actress and ballet dancer. First married to Vladimir Zoppi, and then actor Nicholas Soussanin in June 1929 (deceased 1975); married to theatre owner Richard Davis. Began her stage career at 16 with the Moscow Art Theatre. In 1923 she came to the US on a tour with a Soviet company performing in "Carmencita and the Soldier". The company returned to the Soviet Union, but Baclanova remained to play a nun in 'The Miracle'. Visited England in 1929. Hosted a series of radio programmes in the Thirties before her retirement.
Silents: 1914 Symphony of Love and Death 1915 Wanderer Beyond the Grave 1916 He Who Gets Slapped 1917 The Flowers are Late.
The Dove. Street of Sin (as Annie). Forgotten Faces. The Docks of New York. Three Sinners.
The Man Who Laughs (as Duchess Josiana). Avalanche 1929
A Dangerous Woman. The Wolf of Wall Street. The Man I Love.
30's 1930 Are You There? Cheer Up and Smile 1931 The Great Lover. Screen Snapshots No.4 (short) 1932 Downstairs. Freaks (as Cleopatra) 1933 Billion Dollar Scandal 1935 Broadway Brevities (short). The Telephone Blues (short) 1936 The Double Crossky (short).
40's 1943 Claudia.
Born London December 11th 1920. A veteran character actor, Anthony Baird received his training at RADA and honed his craft in repertory theater and on the London stage. Died August 27th 1995.
40's 1945 Dead of Night. Bothered By a Beard (as Sweeny Todd's victim) 1947 The Hangman Waits. Night Comes Too Soon 1948 The Winslow Boy.
50's 1951 Reluctant Heroes.
60's 1960 The Clue of the Twisted Candle 1961 Offbeat 1962 The Iron Maiden 1963 Devil Doll. Echo of Diana (as Proprietor of hotel bar) 1964 Carry on Spying 1965 The Ipcress File 1966 The Christmas Tree.
70's 1973 The Laughing Girl Murder.
80's 1981 The Flames Trees of Thika.
|30's 1931 Frankenstein (co-sc) 1932 The Mummy.
Freaks (uncredited) 1933
Berkley Square 1934 Mad Love 1935 The Mystery of
Edwin Drood. The Lives of a Bengal Lancer. Bride of Frankenstein
1936 The Beloved Enemy. The Last of the Mohicans. The Man Who
Changed His Mind 1937 The Prisoner of Zenda. Romance and Riches.
40's 1940 Little Old New York. Victory 1941 Scotland Yard. Smilin' Through 1942 Stand By For Action. Tennessee Johnson 1944 Gaslight.
50's 1951 I'l Never Forget You 1952 Red Planet Mars. The Prisoner of Zenda.
|20's 1920 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (title role) 1921 The Lotus Eater 1922
Sherlock Holmes 1924 Beau Brummell 1926 The Sea Beast. Don Juan (title role)
1927 Twenty Minutes at Warner Brothers Studios. When a Man Loves. The Beloved Rogue
1928 The Tempest 1929 Eternal Love. Show of Shows. General Crack.
30's 1930 The Man From Blankley's. Moby Dick 1931 Svengali (title role). The Mad Genius 1932 Arsene Lupin. Grand Hotel. A Bill of Divorcement. State's Attorney. Rasputin and the Empress1933 Topaze. Reunion in Vienna. Dinner at Eight. Night Flight 1934 Counsellor-at-Law. Long Lost Father. Twentieth Century 1936 Romeo and Juliet 1937 Maytime. Bulldog Drummond Comes Back. Night Club Scandal. True Confession. Bulldog Drummond's Revenge 1938 Bulldog Drummond's Peril. Romance in the Dark. Spawn of the North. Marie Antoinette. Hold That Co-ed. The Great Man Votes 1939 Midnight.
40's 1940 The Great Profile 1941 The Invisible Woman (as Professor Gibbs). World Premiere 1942 Playmates. Screen Snapshots No.107 (short).
Free and Easy 1931 A Free Soul. The Yellow Ticket. Mata Hari. Guilty Hands. Broken
Lullaby. Arsene Lupin. Washington Masquerade. Grand Hotel 1932 Rasputin and the Empress1933 Sweepings. Looking Forward.
Dinner at Eight. Stranger's Return. Night Flight. One Man's Journey. The Late Christopher
Bean. Should Ladies Behave? 1934 This Side of Heaven. Carolina. Cardboard City.
Treasure Island. The Girl From Missouri 1935 Mark of the
Vampire. The Little Colonel. Public Hero Number One. The Return
of Peter Grimm 1936 Ah, Wilderness! The Voice of Bugle Ann. The Road To Glory. The Devil Doll. The Gorgeous Hussy. Camille 1937 A Family Affair.
Captains Courageous. Saratoga. Navy Blue and Gold 1938 Test Pilot. A Yank At
Oxford. You Can't Take It With You. Young Dr. Kildare. On Borrowed Time.
Secret of Dr. Kildare.
40's 1940 Dr. Kildare's Strange Case. Dr. Kildare Goes Home. Dr. Kildare's Crisis 1941 The Bad Man. The Penalty. Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (short). The People Versus Dr. Kildare. Lady Be Good. Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day 1942 Dr. Kildare's Victory. Calling Dr. Gillespie. Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant 1943 Tenessee Johnson. Thousands Cheer. Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case. A Guy Named Joe. The Last Will and Testament of Tom Smith (short) 1944 Three Men in White. Dragon Seed (Narrator). Since You Went Away 1945 The Valley of Decision. Between Two Women 1946 Three Wise Fools. The Secrety Heart. It's a Wonderful Life. Duel in the Sun 1947 Dark Delusion 1948 Key Largo 1949 Down to the Sea in Ships. Malaya.
50's 1950 Right Cross. The Screen Actor (short) 1951 Bannerline 1952 Lone Star 1953 Main Street To Broadway.
Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan November 26th. 1888. Died 1978.
Began his career as a freelnce writer, and arrived in Hollywood during 1916. In 1919 he began writing scenarios for Westerns and action adventures. He began directing when director Leo Maloney fell ill. It was from 1932 that Ford Beebe directed for the "poverty row" studios, becoming a specialist with serials, often working in tandem with Robert Hill, Saul A. Goodkind and Ray Taylor.
His son, Ford Beebe Jnr., has also worked as a director, principally for the Disney Studios.
20's 1920 The Honor of the Range (co-dir, Serial).
30's 1931 King of the Wild (serial, co-sc. only). Lightning Warrior (story only) 1932 The Pride of the Legion. The Last of the Mohicans (co-dir. Serial). The Shadow of the Eagle (serial, co-dir & story) 1933 Tarzan the Fearless (serial. co-sc.). Laughing at Life 1935 The Adventures of Rex and Rinty (serial). Law Beyond the Range. The Man From Guntown 1936 Stampede. Ace Drummond (serial. co-dir.) 1937 Jungle Jim (serial. co-dir). Radio Patrol (serial. co-dir). Secret Agent X-9 (serial. co-dir). Tim Tyler's Luck (serial). Wild West Days (serial. co-dir). Westbound Limited 1938 Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (serial. co-dir). Red Barry (serial. co-dir). Trouble at Midnight 1939 The Phantom Creeps (serial. co-dir). The Oregon Trail (serial). Buck Rogers (serial. co-dir). Oklahoma Frontier.
40's 1940 The Green Hornet (serial. co-dir). Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (serial. co-dir). Junior G-Men (serial. co-dir). The Green Hornet Strikes Again (serial. co-dir). Winners of the West (serial. co-dir). Son of Roaring Dan 1941 Sea Raiders (serial. co-dir). Sky Raiders (serial. co-dir). Riders of Death Valley (serial. co-dir) 1942 Don Winslow of the Navy (serial. co-dir). Overland Mail (serial. co-dir). Night Monster 1943 Frontier Badmen 1944 The Invisible Man's Revenge. Enter Arsene Lupin 1945 Easy to Look At 1946 My Dog Shep 1947 Six Gun Serenade 1948 Shep Comes Home. Courtin' Trouble. Return of the Mohicans (Feature version of 1932 Serial) 1949 Bomba the Jungle Boy. The Dalton Gang. Red Desert. Satan's Cradle. Bomba on Panther Island.
50's 1950 The Lost Volcano. Bomba and the Hidden City 1951 The Lion Hunters. Elephant Stampede 1952 African Treasure. Bomba and the Jungle Girl. Wagon's West 1953 Safari Drums 1954 Killer Leopard. The Golden Idol 1955 Lord of the Jungle.
70's 1972 Challange To Be Free (co-dir).
Born 1875 in Greenwich, London. Educated at Royal Naval College. Died July 1st 1955 in Hollywood. Screen, stage actor and stage producer. Married to actress Sarah L. Benge (deceased 1954).
Made stage debut at 17 years of age in Trilby. Was persuaded to go to America to act with Douglas Fairbanks in ROBIN HOOD.
20's 1922 Robin Hood 1923 Ten Commandments 1925 Lady Windermere's Fan. Alias Mary Flynn. The Road To Yesterday 1926 A Trip To Chinatown. The Midnight Message 1927 King of Kings. Fast and Furious. The Lone Eagle 1928 Anybody Here Seen Kelly? A Gentleman Preferred. Freedom of the Press. That's My Daddy 1929 A Most Immoral Lady. Bulldog Drummond. Untamed. This Thing Called Love.
Raffles. Her Wedding Night. Charley's Aunt. The Bat Whispers (as
The Butler) 1931 The Men In Her Life. Platinum Blonde 1932 Cynara 1933
Song of Songs. Big Executive. The Death Kiss (as Doorman). The Avenger (as Butler). By
Appointment Only 1934 The Ghost Walks (as Jarvis). Twin
Husbands. Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back 1935 A Feather in Her Hat. Cardinal
Richlieu. False Pretenses 1936 Dancing Feet. Murder At Glen Athol 1937 The
Shadow Strikes. Easy Living. Mr. Boggs Steps Out. Oh, Doctor! The Man Who Cried Wolf 1938
The Adventures of Robin Hood.
40's 1940 Green Hell 1941 The Lady Eve. The Man Who Lost Himself. Nothing But the Truth 1942 You're Telling Me. The Palm Beach Story. Miss Annie Rooney. The Pied Piper 1944 The Lodger. The White Cliffs of Dover. The Jungle Woman (as Court Stenographer). The Pearl of Death (as Steward). Mrs. Parkington. Gaslight 1945 Pursuit To Algiers (as Clergyman). Tonight and Every Night. The House of Fear (as Guy Davies) 1948 The Three Musketeers.
50's 1950 Emergency Wedding 1951 Kind Lady. Royal Wedding 1952 Million Dollar Mermaid 1955 The Scarlet Coat.
SPENCER GORDON BENNET
Director born to anglo-French parents in Brooklyn, New York January 5th. 1893. Died 1987.
Acted with stock companies during his teens. He then worked as a stuntman and broke into the film industry with the Edison Company during the winter of 1911-1912. He appeared as a stuntman and an actor in THE PERILS OF PAULINE serial of 1914 under the apprenticeship of director George B. Seitz. Bennet became the second unit director on the follow-up serial THE EXPLOITS OF ELAINE.
In 1925 Bennet began directing his own serials, continuing right up untill 1956, the last year of American serial production. Bennet's reputation for achieving "terrified" reactions from his players at the appropriate time was prtly explained by his habit of creeping up behind them, usually the leading lady, and firing blank rounds into the air to create the desired, wide-eyed horror.
At the end of his career, and working with colour, Bennet made two 90 minute features that reunited many of the famous action stars with who he had worked with throughout his career.
20's 1921 Behold the Man (co-dir) 1923 Plunder (serial. co-dir uncredited) 1925 Play Ball (serial). The Green Archer (serial) 1926 The Fighting Marine (serial). The House Without a Key (serial). Snowed In (serial) 1927 Melting Millions (serial). Hawk of the Hills (serial) 1928 The Man Without a Face (serial). The Yellow Cameo (serial). The Terrible People (serial). Marked Money (serial). The Tiger's Shadow (serial) 1929 The Black Book (serial. co-dir). The Fire Detective (serial). Queen of the Northwoods (serial). Hawk of the Hills.
30's 1930 Rouge of the Rio Grande. Nick Harris (serial) 1931 Nick Harris (serial continued). Mystery of Compartment C (short) 1932 The Last Frontier (serial) 1933 The Midnight Warning. Justice Takes a Holiday. Jaws of Justice 1934 The Ferocious Pal. Badge of Honor. The Fighting Rookie. The Oil Raider. Night Alarm. Young Eagles (serial) 1935 Calling All Cars. Rescue Squad. Get That Man. Heir to Trouble. Western Courage. Lawless Riders 1936 The Cattle Thief. Heroes of the Range. Avenging Waters. The Fugitive Sheriff. The Unknown Ranger. Rio Grande Ranger. Ranger Courage 1937 The Law of the Ranger. Reckless Ranger. The Ranger Steps In. The Mysterious Pilot (serial) 1938 Rio Grande 1939 Across the Plains. Riders of the Frontier.
40's 1940 Westbound Stage. The Cowboy From Sundown 1941 Arizona Bound. Ridin' the Cherokee Trail. Gunman From Bodie 1942 They Raid By Night. Valley of Vanishing Men (serial). The Secret Code (serial) 1943 Calling Wild Elliot. Canyon City. The Masked Marvel (serial). Secret Service in Darkest Africa (serial) 1944 Mojave Firebrand. Beneath Western Skies. California Joe. Tucson Raiders. Code of the Prairie. Zorro's Black Whip (serial). Haunted Harbor (serial. Co-dir). The Tiger Woman (serial. co-dir) 1945 Lone Texas Ranger. Manhunt on Mystery Island (serial. co-dir). Federal Operator 99 (serial. co-dir). The Purple Monster Strikes (serial. co-dir). The Phantom Rider (serial. co-dir). Daughter of Don Q (serial.co-dir). King of the Forest Rangers (serial. co-dir) 1947 Son of Zorro (serial.co-dir). Brick Bradford (serial) 1948 Superman (serial. co-dir). Congo Bill (serial. co-dir) 1949 The Adventures of Sir Galahad (serial). Bruce Gentry - Daredevil of the Skies (serial. co-dir). Batman and Robin (serial).
50's 1950 Cody of the Pony Express (serial). Atom Man Versus Superman (serial). Pirates of the High Seas (serial. co-dir) 1951 Captain Video (serial. co-dir). Roar of the Iron Horse (serial. co-dir). Mysterious Island (serial) 1952 Brave Warrior. Voodoo Tiger. Blackhawk (serial). Son of Geronimo (serial). King of the Congo (serial. co-dir) 1953 Savage Mutiny. Killer Ape. The Lost Planet (serial) 1954 Riding With Buffalo Bill (serial). Gunfighters of the Northwest (serial) 1955 Adventures of Captain Africa (serial). Devil Goddess 1956 Perils of the Wilderness (serial). Blazing the Overland Trail (serial) 1958 Submarine Seahawk 1959 The Atomic Submarine.
60's 1965 The Bounty Killer. Requiem For a Gunfighter.
Born Missouri May 27th 1916. Died Woodland Hills, California 27th February 1962, of cancer.
Initially billed as "Sleep 'n' Eat" until THE NITWITS in 1935. Busy in television after his film career until he became terminally ill with cancer that killed him at 45.
30's 1930 Feet First. Skyline. Up Pops the Devil 1932 The Monster Walks (as Exodus) 1934 Little Miss Marker. Kentucky Kernels. David Harum. West of the Pecos 1935 Murder on a Honeymoon. The Nitwits. Jalna. Annie Oakley. The Arizonian. The Littlest Rebel. Hot Tip 1936 The Green Pastures. Murder on a Bridal Path. The Bride Walks Out. Mummy's Boys. Racing Lady. Make Way For a Lady. Thank You, Jeeves. General Spanky. The Lady Consents. Down the Stretch. Two in Revolt 1937 Breezing Home. We Who Are About To Die. The Lady Fights Back. Super Sleuth. You Can't Buy Luck. Meet the Missus. Saturday's Heroes 1938 Merrily We Live. Prairie Papas. Youth Takes a Fling. Blondie. Gold is Where You Find It. Spring Madness. Everybody's Doing It. Goodbye Broadway. I'm From the City. Vivacious Lady 1939 Private Detective. A Miracle on Main Street. The Saint Strikes Back. Mr. Moto in Danger Island. Blackmail. Nancy Drew. Trouble Shooter. At the Circus. The Covered Trailer. Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation.
Blondie on a Budget. I Take This Woman. The Ghostbreakers. Slighty
Honorable. Money and the Woman. Who Killed Aunt Maggie? 1941 West of the Rockies.
Road Show. High Sierra. Kisses For Breakfast. The Lady From Cheyenne. Flight From Destiny.
Scattergood Baines. The Body Disappears. Highway West. Nothing But
the Truth. The Smiling Ghost 1942 Whispering
Ghosts. Juke Girl. A-Haunting We Will Go.
Buses Roar. Maisie Gets Her Man. The Hidden Hand (as Eustice).
Scattergood Survives a Murder 1943 The Powers Girl. Cabin in the Sky. Dixie. The
Kansan. Thank Your Lucky Stars. Cinderella Swings It 1944 The Adventures of Mark
Twain. The Girl Who Dared. Home in Indiana. Music For Millions 1945 The Monster and the Ape (serial). Hold That Blonde. Pillow to Post.
Red Dragon 1946 Dangerous Money. The Bride Wore Boots. She Wouldn't Say Yes. The
Face of Marble 1947 Suddenly It's Spring. The Red Stallion 1948 Smart Woman.
Half Past Midnight. The Shanghai Chest 1949 Jackpot Jitters. The Hidden Hand.
50's 1950 High and Dizzy 1951 South of Caliente.
Born William Bevan Harris in Orange, Australia 29th September 1887. Arrived in America in 1917. Died in Escondido, California 26th November 1957.
Sound films: 30's 1930 Scotch (short). Journey's End. For the Love O' Lil. Temptation. Peacock Alley. For the Defense. Monte Carlo 1931 Born To Love. Transatlantic. Ashore From the Steerage (short). Bungalow Troubles (short) 1932 Sky Devils. Me and My Gal. The Silent Witness. Payment Deferred. Vanity Fair. Honeymoon Beach. Spot on the Rug 1933 Looking Forward. The Big Squeal. Alice in Wonderland. Cavalcade. Luxury Liner. Uncle Jake. A Study in Scarlet (as Will Swallow). Midnight Club. Too Much Harmony. The Way To Love. Peg O' My Heart 1934 Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back. The Lost Patrol. Shock. One More River. Caravan. Limehouse Blues 1935 Black Sheep. A Tale of Two Cities. The Last Outpost. Mystery Woman. Widow From Monte Carlo 1936 Mr. Deeds Goes To Town. The Song and Dance Man. Lloyds of London. Dracula's Daughter (as Albert). Piccadilly Jim. Private Number. God's Country and the Woman 1937 Slave Ship. Another Dawn. Personal Property. The Sheik Steps Out. The Wrong Road. Riding On Air 1938 Arrest Bulldog Drummond. The Girl of the Golden West. The Young In Heart. Mysterious Mr. Moto. Shadows Over Shanghai. Blonde Cheat. A Christmas Carol. Bringing Up Baby 1939 Pack Up Your Troubles. Captain Fury. We Are Not Alone. Let Freedom Ring. Grand Jury Secrets.
|Top||40's 1940 The Invisible Man Returns (as a Warden). The Earl of Chicago. The
Long Voyage Home. Tin Pan Alley 1941 One Night in Lisbon. Shining Victory. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Conform or Deny. Suspicion. Scotland
Yard. Penny Serenade 1942 This Above All. I Married a Witch.
Mrs. Miniver. The Man Who Wouldn't Die (as Phillips). Counter Espionage. London Blackout
Murders 1943 Young and Willing. Holy Matrimony. Forever and a Day. The Return of the Vampire. Jane Eyre. Appointment in Berlin 1944
Once Upon a Time. The Pearl of Death (as Constable). The Lodger. National Velvet. The Invisible Man's
Revenge (as Police Sargeant). South of Dixie. Tonight and Every Night 1945 The Picture of Dorian Gray. Hangover Square.
The Woman in Green 1946 Devotion. Cluny Brown. Terror By Night (as Train Attendant)
1947 Moss Rose. The Swordsman. It Had To Be You. Love From a Stranger 1948
The Black Arrow. Let's Live a Little 1949 The Secret Garden. The Secret of St.
Ives. Tell It To the Judge. That Forsythe Woman.
50's 1950 Rogues of Sherwood Forest. The Fortunes of Captain Blood.
Born Turhan Selahettin Schultavey in Vienna, Austria on 30th. March 1922. Turhan's father was a Turkish diplomat stationed in Vienna. At 17, Turhan became a test driver of European racing cars, but emigrated to America with his mother and grandmother shortly before Austria was annexed by Germany in 1938.
Turhan studied drama in the theatre before he landed a supporting role as a villain in the Warner Bros. drama FOOTSTEPS IN THE DARK and was promptly awarded a contract with the studio under the condition that he changed his surname. Turhan soon built a reputation among audiences and fellow actors as an aristocratic and mysterious foreigner. He appeared in many colourful Arabian Nights fantasies and as a series of oily villains. In 1946 Turhan served in the army, regretting the negative effect that this had on his movie career.
Turhan lives in Vienna, but makes frequent trips to America.
40's 1941 Footsteps in the Dark. Raiders of the Desert. Burma Convoy. Shadows on the Stairs. The Gay Falcon 1942 Junior G-Men of the Air (serial). The Falcon Takes Over. A Yank on the Burma Road. Bombay Clipper. Drums of the Congo. Arabian Nights. Destination Unknown. The Unseen Enemy. The Mummy's Tomb (as Mehemet Bey) 1943 Danger in the Pacific. Adventures of Smilin' Jack (serial). White Savage. The Mad Ghoul (as Eric Iverson). Background to Danger (as Hassan) 1944 Follow the Boys. The Climax (as Franz Munzer). Dragon Seed. Bowery to Broadway. Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves 1945 Frisco Sal. Sudan 1946 A Night in Paradise (as Aesop) 1947 Out of the Blue 1948 The Amazing Mr. X. Adventures of Casanova 1949 Parole Inc. Song of India.
50's 1953 Stolen Identity (and Prod). Prisoners of the Casbah.
British character player in Hollywood. Often seen as flat-capped working-class characters.
Movies: 30's 1932 Murders in the Rue Morgue (as Man) 1933 The Invisible Man (as Villager) 1934 The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (as Newsboy). The Mystery of Mr. X (as Drinker). Smoking Guns 1935 Bride of Frankenstein (as Ludwig). Remember Last Night? (as Sailor).
40's 1946 Bedlam. Hangover Square ("Look! You can see the fire from 'ere!").
Born Hans Brahm in Germany in 1893.
Worked in the theatre for nearly twenty years before turning his hand to film work. After his initial venture in Britain, Brahm went to Hollywood and worked effectively throughout the 1940's. During the 1950's, he devoted himself almost entirely to television, mainly on suspense-thriller material. Married German actress Dolly Haas, who appeared in his first film in Britain.
Movies: 30's 1935 Scrooge 1936 Broken Blossoms 1937 Counsel For Crime 1938 Girls' School. Penitentiary 1939 Let Us Live. Rio.
40's 1940 Submarine Zone (aka: Escape To Glory) 1941 Wild Geese Calling 1942 The Undying Monster 1943 Tonight We Raid Calais. Wintertime 1944 Guest in the House. The Lodger 1945 Hangover Square 1946 The Locket 1947 The Brasher Doubloon. Singapore.
50's 1950 The Thief of Venice 1952 Face to Face (co-dir). A Star Shall Rise. The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima 1953 The Diamond Queen 1954 The Mad Magician 1955 Bengazi. Special Delivery. Die Goldene Pest. Laura (tv) 1957 Too Soon to Die (tv).
60's 1960 A Death of Princes (tv). The Hero (tv) 1967 Hot Rods To Hell.
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Born in Czechoslovakia on February 16th 1880. Died August 12th 1946 in Hollywood from a heart attack.
Screen, stage actor and stage director.
Movies: 20's 1929 The Royal Box.
To the Last Man 1934 As the Earth Turns. No Greater Glory. Many Happy Returns. The Black Cat (as The Majordomo). Now and Forever 1935 Break
of Hearts. The Black Room. The Werewolf of
London (as Priest). Mark of the Vampire (as Coroner).
Black Fury. The Florentine Dagger. Here's to Romance. Charlie Chan's Secret. (as Ulrich) 1936
One in a Million. Boulder Dam. Till We Meet Again (as Schultz). Sins of Man. Ladies in
Love. The White Angel. Stolen Holiday. Alibi For Murder 1937 The Life of Emile
Zola. The Black Legion. Heidi. I Met Him in Paris. Love Under Fire. Thin Ice 1938
Arsene Lupin Returns. I'll Give a Million. Suez. Cocoanut Grove. You and Me. Spawn of the
North. The Spy Ring. Invisible Enemy 1939 WeAre Not Alone. Confessions of a Nazi
Spy. While America Sleeps (short). Devil's Island. The Three Musketeers. Nurse Edith
Cavell. Judge Hardy and Son. Juarez. Angels Wash Their Faces.
40's 1940 All This and Heaven Too. Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet. A Dispatch From Reuters. Pound Foolish (short). Four Sons. The Man I Married. I Was an Adventuress 1941 Manhunt. Out of Darkness (short). Kings Row. They Dare Not Love. Underground. Manpower 1942 All Through the Night. Isle of Missing Men. For a Common Defense (short). Berlin Correspondent 1944 The Desert Hawk (serial). The Seventh Cross. The Hairy Ape. U-Boat Prisoner 1945 A Royal Scandal. White Pongo 1946 Temptation. Sister Kenny. The Wife of Monte Cristo. OSS. So Dark the Night (as Dr. Boncourt).
Born Charles Albert "Tod" Browning in Louisville, Kentucky July 12th 1880. Died October 6th 1962 in Santa Monica, California. Biography: "Dark Carnival".
As actor: 1913 Scenting a Terrible Crime. A Fallen Hero 1914 An Interrupted Seance. After Her Dough. Victims of Speed. The Fatal Dress Suit. Nearly a Burglar's Bride. Izzy and the Bandit. The Scene of His Crime. A Race For a Bride. The Man in the Couch. Nell's Eugenic Wedding. An Exciting Courtship. The Last Drink of Whiskey. Hubby to the Rescue. The Deceiver. The White Slave Catchers. Bill's Job. Wrong All Around. How Bill Squared It With His Boss. Leave It To Smiley. Bill Takes a Lady Out To Lunch. Ethel's Teacher. Bill Saves the Day. A Physical Culture Romance. Bill Organises a Union. The Mascot. In Business For Himself. Foiled Again. Bill Manages a Prizefighter. The Million Dollar Bide. Bill Spoils a Vacation. Dizzy Joe's Career. Bill Joins the W.W.W.'s. Casey's Vendetta. Ethel's Roof Party. Out Again - In Again. Ethel Has a Steady. A Corner in Hats. Mr. Hadley's Uncle. The Housebreakers. Bill and Ethel at the Ball. The Record Breaker 1915 Ethel's First Case. Love and Business. A Flyer in Spring Water. A Flurry in Art. Cupid and the Pest. Bill Turns Valet. Music Hath Charms. Ethel Gets Consent. A Costly Exchange.
As director, producer, scenarist: 1915 The Lucky Transfer. The Slave Girl. An Image of the Past. The Highbinders. The Story od a Story. The Spell of the Poppy. The Electric Alarm. The Living Death. The Burned Hand. The Woman From Warrens. Little Marie. The Queen of the Band 1916 Sunshine Dad. The Mystery of the Leaping Fish. Puppets. Intolerance. Everybody's Doing It. The Deadly Glass of Beer. Atta Boy's Last Race 1917 Jim Bludso. A Love Sublime. Hands Up! Peggy, the Will O' the Wisp. The Jury of Fate 1918 The Eyes of Mystery. The Legion of Death. Revenge. Which Woman. The Deciding Kiss. The Brazen Beauty. Set Free 1919 The Wicked Darling. The Exquisite Thief. The Unpainted Woman. The Petal on the Current. Bonnie, Bonnie Lassie. The Pointing Finger.
The Virgin of Stamboul. Outside the Law 1921 Society's Secrets. No Woman Knows 1922
The Wise Kid. The Man Undercover. Under Two Flags 1923 Drifting. The Day of Faith.
White Tiger 1924 The Dangerous Flirt. Silk Stocking Sal 1925 The Unholy Three. Dollar Down. The Mystic
1926 The Blackbird. The Road To Mandalay 1927 The Show.
The Unknown 1928 London After
Midnight. The Big City. West of Zanzibar 1929 Where East is East. The Thirteenth Chair.
30's 1930 Outside the Law 1931 Dracula. The Iron Man 1932 Freaks 1933 Fast Workers 1935 Mark of the Vampire 1936 The Devil Doll 1939 Miracles For Sale.
40's 1946 Inside Job (based on a story by Tod Browning).
Born William Nigel Ernle Bruce February 4th 1895 in Mexico. Son of Sir William Waller Bruce. Married Violet Shelton (later: Campbell) and had two daughters. Hobbies include golf, cricket and shooting. Wounded and invalided out of the army in 1915.
Stage debut in 1920 in play 'Why Marry?'. Entered British films in 1929, Hollywood from 1934. Died 8th. Oct. 1953 from a heart attack. Interred at the 'Chapel of the Pines' Crematory, Los Angeles.
20's 1929 Red Aces.
30's 1930 The Squeaker. Escape. Birds of Prey 1931 The Calender 1932 The Midshipmaid. Lord Camber's Ladies 1933 I Was a Spy. Channel Crossing. The Lady Is Willing 1934 The Scarlet Pimpernel. Springtime For Henry. Stand Up and Cheer. Coming Out Party. Murder in Trinidad. Treasure Island 1935 Becky Sharp. Jalna. She. The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo 1936 Thunder in the City. The Trail of the Lonesome Pine. The Charge of the Light Brigade. Under Two Flags. Florence Nightingale (short). The White Angel. Make Way For a Lady. Follow Your Heart. The Man I Marry 1937 The Last of Mrs. Cheyney 1938 The Baroness and the Butler. Kidnapped. Suez 1939 The Hound of the Baskervilles. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. The Rains Came.
40's 1940 Adventure in Diamonds. Rebecca. The Bluebird. Lillian Russell. Hudson's Bay. Susan and God. A Dispatch From Reuters 1941 Playgirl. The Chocolate Soldier. Free and Easy. This Woman is Mine. Suspicion 1942 Roxie Hart. Eagle Squadron. Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror. This Above All. Journey For Margaret. Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon 1943 Forever and a Day. Sherlock Holmes in Washington. Sherlock Holmes Faces Death. Crazy House. Lassie Come Home 1944 Follow the Boys. The Pearl of Death. Gypsy Wildcat. The Scarlet Claw. Frenchman's Creek. The Spider Woman. House of Fear 1945 The Corn is Green. Son of Lassie. The Woman in Green. Pursuit to Algiers 1946 Terror By Night. Dragonwyck. Dressed To Kill 1947 The Two Mrs. Carrolls. The Exile 1948 Julia Misbehaves.
50's 1950 Vendetta 1951 Hong Kong 1952 Limelight. Othello 1953 Bwana Devil 1954 World For Ransoms.
Born in Hammond, Indiana September 5th 1913. Died April 12th 1980 in Chicago of emphysema.
She first moved to Chicago where she worked as a radio actress and fashion model before she entered the Paramount Studios' nationwide contest to find the "Panther Woman" for their H.G. Wells' screen adaptation. Kathleen was picked from the eventual four finalists which had also included Verna Hillie, Gail Patrick and Lona Andre. After the film, she married Glen A. Rardin in February 1933, but they were seperated and later divorced the following year. In 1936 her contract with Paramount was terminated. She married dancer Jos Fernandez in March of 1936. After giving birth to a daughter Antonia in June 1938, they moved to New York where she appeared in a radio drama during 1940. She later married Forrest Smith, but little is known about her for the last forty years before her death.
30's 1932 Island of Lost Souls (as Lota) 1933 Murders in the Zoo (as Evelyn Gorman). Sunset Pass. The Mad Game 1934 Good Dame (as Zandrall). Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back 1935 Awakening of Jim Burke. Mutiny Ahead. Beauty's Daughter. Rocky Mountain Mystery. School For Girls. The Lives of a Bengal Lancer. The Lasdt Outpost 1936 Nevada. Craig's Wife (as Adelaide Passmore). The Lion Man 1937 The Sheik Steps Out. Boy of the Streets 1938 Rascals.