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Sidney Arnold Franklin
March 21, 1893
|Died||May 18, 1972 79) (aged|
|Resting place||Hollywood Forever Cemetery|
(m. 1916;div. 1933)
(m. 1937;died 1960)
(m. 1963;died 1969)
Sidney Arnold Franklin (March 21, 1893 – May 18, 1972) was an American film director and producer. Franklin, like William C. deMille, specialized in adapting literary works or Broadway stage plays.
His brother Chester Franklin (1889–1954) also became a director during the silent film era best known for directing the early Technicolor film The Toll of the Sea .
Frank Borzage was an Academy Award-winning American film director and actor, known for directing 7th Heaven (1927), Street Angel (1928), Bad Girl (1931), A Farewell to Arms (1932), Man's Castle (1933), History Is Made at Night (1937), The Mortal Storm (1940) and Moonrise (1948).
Wesley Ruggles was an American film director.
George H. Melford was an American stage and film actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. Often taken for granted as a director today, the stalwart Melford's name by the 1920s was, like Cecil B. DeMille's, appearing in big bold letters above the title of his films.
Henry Alexander MacRae was a Canadian film director, producer, and screenwriter during the silent era, working on many film serials for Universal Studios. One of a number of Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood, MacRae was credited with many innovations in film production, including artificial light for interiors, the wind machine, double exposures and shooting at night.
William Farnum was an American stage and film actor. He was a star of American silent film cinema and became one of the highest-paid actors during that time.
George Fitzmaurice was a French-born film director and producer.
Edythe Chapman was an American stage and silent film actress.
Henry Otto was an American silent film actor, director, producer, and screenwriter.
Charles K. Gerrard, also known as Charles Kavanagh, was an Irish-American motion-picture actor, and the elder brother of actor and film director Douglas Gerrard.
Wallace Archibald MacDonald was a Canadian silent film actor and film producer.
Ian Marcus Wolfe was an American character actor with around 400 film and television credits. Until 1934, he worked in the theatre. That year, he appeared in his first film role and later television, as a character actor. His career lasted seven decades and included many films and TV series; his last screen credit was in 1990.
Ruth Clifford was an American actress of leading roles in silent films, whose career lasted from that era into the television era.
Paul Weigel was a German-American actor. He appeared in 114 films between 1916 and 1945.
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.
Winter Hall was a New Zealand actor of the silent era who later appeared in sound films. He performed in 127 films between 1916 and 1938. Prior to that, he had a career as a stage actor in Australia and the United States. In sound films, he was frequently typecast as a clergyman.
Charles Wyndham Standing was an English film actor.
Francis Lumsden Hare was an Irish-born film and theatre actor. He was also a theatre director and theatrical producer.
Chester Mortimer Franklin was an American film director and actor active mainly in the silent era. Born in San Francisco, he was the brother of Sidney A. Franklin. In the late 1910s he co-directed with his brother Sidney several films with all-children casts for William Fox. He directed two silent horror films, the 1924 Behind the Curtain and the 1927 The Thirteenth Hour.
Wilfrid North, also spelled Wilfred North, was an Anglo-American film director, actor, and writer of the silent film era. He directed 102 films, including short films; acted in 43 films; and wrote the story for three films.
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