Tod Browning´s cast

by albertootal-1 | created - 20 Aug 2017 | updated - 20 Aug 2017 | Public

1. Lon Chaney

Actor | The Phantom of the Opera

Although his parents were deaf-mutes, Leonidas Chaney became an actor and also owner of a theatre company (together with his brother John). He made his debut at the movies in 1912, and his filmography is vast. Lon Chaney was especially famous for his horror parts in movies like e.g. Quasimodo in ...

9 appearances

1. The wicked darling 2. Outside the law 3. The unholy three 4. The Blackbird 5. The road to Mandalay 6. The unknown 7. London after midnight 8. West of Zanzibar 9. Where East is East

2. Lionel Barrymore

Actor | Key Largo

Famed actor, composer, artist, author and director. His talents extended to the authoring of the novel "Mr. Cartonwine: A Moral Tale" as well as his autobiography. In 1944, he joined ASCAP, and composed "Russian Dances", "Partita", "Ballet Viennois", "The Woodman and the Elves", "Behind the Horizon...

4 appearances

1. The show 2. West of Zanzibar 3. Mark of the vampire 4. The devil-doll

3. E. Alyn Warren

Actor | Red Wine

E. Alyn Warren was born on June 2, 1874 in Richmond, Virginia, USA as Edward Alyn Warren. He was an actor, known for Red Wine (1928), They Won't Forget (1937) and Port of Seven Seas (1938). He died on January 22, 1940 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

3 appearances + 1 appearance (uncredited)

1. Outside the law 2. The unholy three 3. The devil-doll + 1. Miracles for sale

4. Priscilla Dean

Actress | The Dice Woman

Her parents were both stage actors, so Priscilla Dean began her career as an infant in their productions. She made her film debut at age 14 in a series of one-reelers for Biograph and several other studios. In 1911 she was hired by Universal Pictures and soon gained popularity as the female lead in...

3 appearances

1. The wicked darling 2. Outside the law 3. White tiger

5. Bela Lugosi

Actor | Dracula

Bela Lugosi was born Béla Ferenc Dezsö Blaskó on October 20, 1882, Lugos, Hungary, Austria-Hungary (now Lugoj, Romania), to Paula de Vojnich and István Blaskó, a banker. He was the youngest of four children. During WWI, he volunteered and was commissioned as an infantry lieutenant, and was wounded ...

3 appearances

1. The thirteenth chair 2. Dracula 3. Mark of the vampire

6. Henry B. Walthall

Actor | Chandu the Magician

Henry B. Walthall was a respected stage actor who became a favorite of pioneering film director D.W. Griffith. Born in 1878 in Alabama, Walthall embarked on a law career but quit law school in 1898 to enlist in the US Army in order to fight in the Spanish-American War. Returning from the war he ...

3 appearances

1. The road to Mandalay 2. London after midnight 3. The devil-doll

7. John George

Actor | The Unknown

John George was born on January 20, 1898 in Aleppo, Syria as Tufei Filthela. He was an actor, known for The Unknown (1927), Scaramouche (1923) and The Night of Love (1927). He died on August 25, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

2 appearances + 3 appearances (uncredited)

1. The road to Mandalay 2. The unknown + 1. Outside the law 2. Dracula 3. Mark of the vampire

8. Andy MacLennan

Actor | The Blackbird

Andy MacLennan was born on January 11, 1884 in Canada as LeBaron Maclennan Hazel. He was an actor, known for The Blackbird (1926), The Show (1927) and The Greatest Menace (1923). He died on October 17, 1928 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

2 appearances (opening credits) + 1 appearances (end credits)

1. The Blackbird 2. The show + 1. London after midnight

9. John Gilbert

Actor | Flesh and the Devil

John Gilbert was born into a show-business family - his father was a comic with the Pringle Stock Company. By 1915 John was an extra with Thomas H. Ince's company and a lead player by 1917. In those days he was assistant director, actor or screenwriter. He also tried his hand at directing. By 1919 ...

2 appearances

1. The show 2. Fast workers

10. Leila Hyams

Actress | Freaks

Leila Hyams was one of the top leading ladies of the early talkie pre-code years. She was a likable, pleasing actress with a charming presence. She had much spark, personality and charisma, and a touch of down-to-earthiness and naturalness that won over movie fans; they could relate to her. A ...

2 appearances

1. The thirteenth chair 2. Freaks

11. Renée Adorée

Actress | The Big Parade

Renee Adoree was born Jeanne de la Fontein in Lille in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, on September 30, 1898. She had what one could call a normal childhood. Her background is, perhaps, one of the most difficult to find information on any actress in existence. What we do know that her interest in ...

2 appearances

1. The Blackbird 2. The show

12. Harry Earles

Actor | Freaks

Harry/Kurt (stage name/real name) came over to the U.S. from Germany around 1915 with his sister, Grace/Freida. Once they arrived, they worked for a man named Earles, at which time they adopted his last name. in the early 1920's, their sister Daisy/Hilda joined them and in the mid- to late- 1920's,...

2 appearances

1. The unholy three 2. Freaks

13. Owen Moore

Actor | Betty in Search of a Thrill

Born in 1886, virile and dashing silent screen idol Owen Moore, equipped with incredibly handsome reddish and ruddy features, came to America with his family from Ireland at age 11. After some stage work, he entered films at the Biograph Studio in 1908 and appeared in many of D.W. Griffith's early ...

2 appearances

1. The Blackbird 2. The road to Mandalay

14. Edward Connelly

Actor | The Devil

American character actor of silent films, Edward Connelly, a native New Yorker, was a newspaperman before he became an actor, being a reporter for the New York Sunl. At 25 he joined a theatrical stock company in Kansas City and appeared subsequently on Broadway in such plays as "Shore Acres," "The ...

2 appearances

1. The unholy three 2. The show

15. Holmes Herbert

Actor | Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Holmes Herbert was a tall, intense English actor who made his first films after coming to America. He began in silent movies as a leading man but eventually was relegated to less important roles as a character actor when sound came in. He played in several of the Universal "Sherlock Holmes" movies,...

2 appearances

1. The thirteenth chair 2. Mark of the vampire

16. Matt Moore

Actor | Rain

Matt Moore was born on January 8, 1888 in County Meath, Ireland as Matthew Moore. He was an actor and director, known for Rain (1932), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916) and The Unholy Three (1925). He died on January 20, 1960 in Hollywood, California, USA.

2 appearances

1. White tiger 2. The unholy three

17. Conrad Nagel

Actor | The Ship from Shanghai

Conrad Nagel was born on March 16, 1897 in Keokuk, Iowa, USA as John Conrad Nagel. He was an actor, known for The Ship from Shanghai (1930), Kongo (1932) and Quality Street (1927). He was married to Michael Coulson Smith, Lynn Merrick and Ruth Helms. He died on February 24, 1970 in New York City, ...

2 appearances

1. London after midnight 2. The thirteenth chair

18. Michael Visaroff

Actor | Don Ricardo Returns

A graduate of the Principal Dramatic School in Russia, Visaroff began his career on the stage and made the transition to movies in 1925. He played a number of 'noble' people in films - counts, etc. At the time of his death from pneumonia, he was in the midst of rehearsals for a play.

1 appearance + 2 appearances (uncredited)

1. Mark of the vampire + 1. Dracula 2. Freaks

19. Polly Moran

Actress | Politics

She was one rowdy, no-holds-barred entertainer. Comedienne Polly Moran was considered second only to perhaps Louise Fazenda as Mack Sennett's funniest lady during her silent-era heyday. Born in 1883, Polly was made for vaudeville, touring all over the world, notably Europe. Sennett snapped her up ...

1 appearance + 2 appearances (uncredited)

1. London after midnight + 1. The Blackbird 2. The show

20. Edna Tichenor

Actress | The Silent Accuser

Edna's parents were newspaper man Ira C. Tichenor and his wife Hattie L. Craig, who were married in Illinois in 1882. The Tichenors moved that year to St. Paul, Minnesota, where Ira was the wire editor at a newspaper. Their first child died sometime before 1901. Their second child Edna was born in ...

1 appearance + 2 appearances (uncredited)

1. London after midnight + 1. The show 2. West of Zanzibar

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