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|Born||2 November 1873|
|Died||2 April 1952 78) (aged|
|Occupation||Actor, screenwriter, film director|
Alex Benno (2 November 1873 – 2 April 1952) was a Dutch film actor, screenwriter and director of the silent era. He appeared in 15 films between 1913 and 1920.
A screenplay writer, scriptwriter or scenarist is a writer who practices the craft of screenwriting, writing screenplays on which mass media, such as films, television programs and video games, are based.
A film director is a person who directs the making of a film. A film director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfilment of that vision. The director has a key role in choosing the cast members, production design, and the creative aspects of filmmaking. Under European Union law, the director is viewed as the author of the film.
A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound. In silent films for entertainment, the plot may be conveyed by the use of title cards, written indications of the plot and key dialogue lines. The idea of combining motion pictures with recorded sound is nearly as old as film itself, but because of the technical challenges involved, the introduction of synchronized dialogue became practical only in the late 1920s with the perfection of the Audion amplifier tube and the advent of the Vitaphone system. The term "silent film" is a misnomer, as these films were almost always accompanied by live sounds During the silent-film era that existed from the mid-1890s to the late 1920s, a pianist, theater organist—or even, in large cities, a small orchestra—would often play music to accompany the films. Pianists and organists would play either from sheet music, or improvisation. Sometimes a person would even narrate the intertitle cards for the audience. Though at the time the technology to synchronize sound with the video did not exist, music was seen as an essential part of the viewing experience.
John Heriot's Wife is a 1920 Dutch-British silent crime film directed by Maurits Binger.
Schakels ("Connections") is a 1920 Dutch silent film directed by Maurits Binger and based on a play by Dutch playwright Herman Heijermans. The original movie and all copies are lost.
Madame Pinkette & Co is a 1917 Dutch silent crime film directed by Maurits Binger.
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William Wallace Halleck Reid was an American actor in silent film referred to as "the screen's most perfect lover". Reid also had a brief career as a racing driver.
Francesca Bertini was an Italian silent film actress. She was one of the most successful silent film stars in the first quarter of the twentieth-century.
Lester H. Cuneo was an American stage and silent film actor. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he began acting in live theatre while still in his teens.
Bess Meredyth was a screenwriter and silent film actress. The wife of film director Michael Curtiz, Meredyth wrote The Affairs of Cellini (1934) and adapted The Unsuspected (1947). She was one of the 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Tom Forman was an American motion picture actor, director, writer, and producer of the early 1920s.
George Periolat was an American actor.
Henry Otto was an American silent film actor, director, producer, and screenwriter.
William Christy Cabanne was an American film director, screenwriter and silent film actor.
J. Barney Sherry was an American actor of the silent film era. He appeared in 215 films between 1905 and 1929. He was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania and died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from cardiovascular disease.
James Neill was an American stage actor and film actor of the silent era. He appeared in 113 films between 1913 and 1930. His wife, and frequent costar on stage and screen, was Edythe Chapman.
Maurice Elvey was the most prolific film director in British history. He directed nearly 200 films between 1913 and 1957. During the silent film era he directed as many as twenty films per year. He also produced more than fifty films - his own as well as films directed by others.
Herbert Blaché was a British-born American film director, producer and screenwriter, born of a French mother. He directed 56 films between 1912 and 1929.
These are the known films of Harold Lloyd (1893–1971), an American actor and filmmaker, most famous for his hugely successful and influential silent film comedies.
Hugh Ford was an American film director and screenwriter. He directed or co-directed 31 films between 1913 and 1921. He also wrote for 19 films between 1913 and 1920.
Jan van Dommelen was a Dutch film actor of the silent era. He appeared in 44 films between 1911 and 1939.
Maurits Binger was a Dutch film director, producer and screenwriter of the silent era. He directed 39 films between 1913 and 1922 and is considered one of the pioneers of fictional films in the Netherlands. Binger's studio and base of operations was in Haarlem, North Holland. Between 1919 and 1923 he was managing director of Anglo-Hollandia an attempt to break into the larger British market. There is a film institute in the Netherlands in his name. He is sometimes referred to as Maurice Binger.
Hepworth Pictures was a British film production company active during the silent era. Founded in 1897 by the cinema pioneer Cecil Hepworth, it was based at Walton Studios west of London.
Svend Kornbeck was a Danish stage and film actor.
The London Film Company was a British film production company active during the silent era. Founded in 1913, the company emerged as one of the dominant forces in production during the First World War. With strong financial backing the company constructed the Twickenham Studios, then the largest in Britain, and began production of feature films as these were displacing short films as the dominant form. Two of the company's key early directors were Americans Harold Shaw and George Loane Tucker. Later Maurice Elvey made a number of films for the studio.