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Julien Josephson (October 24, 1881 – April 14, 1959) was an American motion picture screenwriter. His career spanned between 1914 and 1943. He was a native of Roseburg, Oregon.
Josephson was well known for his early silent movie adaptions of theatrical works such as Oscar Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan (1925) and Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood's The Bat (1926). He was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on George Arliss' Disraeli (1929). He later wrote or co-wrote many popular films, including the Shirley Temple vehicles Heidi and Wee Willie Winkie (both 1937), Suez (1938) and Stanley and Livingstone (1939).
James Parrott was an American actor and film director; and the younger brother of film comedian Charley Chase.
George S. Barnes, A.S.C. was an American cinematographer active from the era of silent films to the early 1950s.
Arthur Charles Miller, A.S.C. was an American cinematographer. He was nominated for the Oscar for Best Cinematography six times, winning three times: for How Green Was My Valley in 1941, The Song of Bernadette in 1944, and Anna and the King of Siam in 1947.
William K. Howard was an American film director, writer, and producer. Considered one of Hollywood's leading directors, he directed over 50 films from 1921 to 1946, including The Thundering Herd (1925), The Power and the Glory (1933), Fire Over England (1937), and Johnny Come Lately (1943).
Lionel Belmore was an English character actor and director on stage for more than a quarter of a century.
Clyde Wilfred Cook was an Australian-born vaudevillian who went on to perform in Hollywood and whose career spanned the silent film era, talkies and television.
Lucien Littlefield was an American actor who achieved a long career from silent films to the television era. He was noted for his versatility, playing a wide range of roles and already portraying old men before he was of voting age.
Noble Johnson, later known as Mark Noble, was an American actor and film producer. He appeared in films such as The Mummy (1932), The Most Dangerous Game (1932), King Kong (1933) and Son of Kong (1933).
Theodore von Eltz was an American film actor. He appeared in more than 200 films between 1915 and 1957. He was the father of actress Lori March.
Brandon Hurst was an English stage and film actor.
Agnes Herring was an American actress. She appeared in more than 100 films between 1915 and 1939.
Ralph Spence was an American screenwriter and playwright. Born in Key West, Florida in 1890, he wrote for more than 120 films between 1912 and 1946. His play, The Gorilla, was produced on Broadway in 1925, and was the basis for several films. He also wrote material for a number of presentations of the Ziegfeld Follies and Earl Carroll's Vanities. Spence died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles from a heart attack.
Mitchell Lewis was an American film actor whose career as a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract player encompassed both silent and sound films.
Wee Willie Winkie is a 1937 American adventure drama film directed by John Ford and starring Shirley Temple, Victor McLaglen, and Cesar Romero. The screenplay by Julien Josephson and Ernest Pascal was based on a story by Rudyard Kipling. The film's story concerns the British presence in 19th-century India. The production was filmed largely at the Iverson Movie Ranch in Chatsworth, California, where a number of elaborate sets were built for the film.
David Torrence was a Scottish film actor. He appeared in more than 100 films between 1913 and 1939. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was the brother of actor Ernest Torrence. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and died in Los Angeles, California. He is interred at Inglewood Park Cemetery.
Robert Frazer was an American actor who appeared in some 224 shorts and films from the 1910s until his death. He began in films with the Eclair company which released through Universal Pictures.
Sinclair Hill was a British film director, producer and screenwriter. He directed nearly fifty films between 1920 and 1939. He was born as George Sinclair-Hill in London in 1894. He was awarded an OBE for his services to film.
Ernest Pascal was an English-born American screenwriter, author, playwright, and poet. Originally an author, he became involved in the film industry when his novels began to be optioned into films during the silent era of film, although his career was mostly during the sound era. In addition, he penned several Broadway plays as well. He married the daughter of famed cartoonist George Herriman, Barbara, and they had one daughter prior to Barbara's death from complications from surgery in 1939.
Pat Somerset was an English stage and film actor.