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Henry Kolker

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Joseph Henry Kolker (November 13, 1874) [some sources 1870] Berlin, Prussia, Germany – July 15, 1947, Los Angeles, California) was an American stage and film actor and director. Kolker came to America at the age of five and his family settled in Quincy, Illinois. Kolker, like fellow actors Richard Bennett and Robert Warwick, had a substantial stage career behind him before entering silent films. On stage he appeared opposite such leading ladies as Edith Wynne Matthison, Bertha Kalich and Ruth Chatterton. Kolker is best remembered for his motion picture appearances and for appearing with Barbara Stanwyck in the ground-breaking Pre-Code film Baby Face (1933) as the elderly CEO of the company whom Stanwyck's character seduces. Another well remembered part is as Mr. Seton, father of Katharine Hepburn and Lew Ayres in the 1938 film Holiday directed by George Cukor. Kolker entered films as an actor in 1915 and eventually ended up trying his hand at directing. Kolker's best known directorial effort is Disraeli (1921), starring George Arliss which is now a lost film with only one reel remaining. Prints however exist in Europe and Russia.

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Nov 13, 1874 In Berlin, Germany
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Holidays
Latest Project:
Movie Bluebeard 1944-11-11
Known For
Poster of Love Is a Headache
Poster of Thoroughbreds Don't Cry
Poster of Blind Date
Poster of Hell's Four Hundred
Movie Holidays Edward Seton 2022
Movie Bluebeard Deschamps 1944-11-11
Movie Sarong Girl Jefferson Baxter 1943-06-11
Movie Reunion in France General Bartholomew (uncredited) 1942-12-25
Movie The Man Who Lost Himself Mulhausen 1941-03-21
Movie The Parson of Panamint Judge Arnold Mason 1941-07-25
Movie A Woman's Face Judge 1941-05-09
Movie Grand Ole Opry William C. Scully 1940-06-25
Movie Money and the Woman Mr. Rollins 1940-08-17
Movie Union Pacific Asa M. Barrows 1939-05-05
Movie Let Us Live Chief of Police 1939-03-29
Movie These Glamour Girls Philip S. Griswold II (uncredited) 1939-08-18
Movie The Real Glory General 1939-09-29
Movie Main Street Lawyer Donnelly, District Attorney 1939-11-02
Movie Parents on Trial James Wesley 1939-09-21
Movie Here I Am a Stranger R.J. Bennett 1939-09-29
Movie The Invisible Menace Col. Hackett 1938-01-22
Movie The Adventures of Marco Polo Nicolo Polo 1938-04-07
Movie Love Is a Headache Mr. Sam Ellinger (uncredited) 1938-01-14
Movie Too Hot to Handle 'Pearly' Todd 1938-09-16
Movie Holiday Edward Seton 1938-05-26
Movie Marie Antoinette Court Aide (uncredited) 1938-08-26
Movie The Cowboy and the Lady Horace Smith 1938-11-17
Movie Safety in Numbers Dr. Lawrence Edmonds 1938-05-30
Movie Once a Doctor Bruce Nordland 1937-01-23
Movie Under Cover of Night District Attorney Pritchard 1937-01-08
Movie They Wanted to Marry Mr. Hunter 1937-02-05
Movie Green Light Dr. Lane 1937-02-20
Movie Thoroughbreds Don't Cry "Doc" Godfrey 1937-11-25
Movie Maid of Salem Crown Chief Justice Laughton 1937-02-12
Movie The Devil Is Driving Charles Stevens 1937-06-25
Movie Let Them Live Judge Lederer 1937-04-25
Movie Collegiate Mr. MacGregor 1936-01-22
Movie Bullets or Ballots Mr. Hollister 1936-06-06
Movie Romeo and Juliet Friar Laurence 1936-09-03
Movie Great Guy Abel Canning 1936-12-01
Movie The Man Who Lived Twice Judge Henry Treacher 1936-09-25
Movie Theodora Goes Wild Jonathan Grant 1936-11-12
Movie Sitting on the Moon Worthington 1936-09-11
Movie Times Square Lady Mr. Fielding 1935-03-08
Movie A Dog of Flanders Monsieur LaTour, Art Critic 1935-03-22
Movie Reckless Mr. Gearhart (uncredited) 1935-04-19
Movie One New York Night Arthur Carlisle 1935-03-08
Movie The Case of the Curious Bride District Attorney Stacey 1935-04-13
Movie Society Doctor Dr. Harvey 1935-01-25
Movie Charlie Chan in Paris Paul Lamartine 1935-01-21
Movie Go Into Your Dance Doctor 1935-04-20
Movie Red Hot Tires Martin Sanford 1935-02-02
Movie The Mystery Man Ellwyn A. 'Jo-Jo' Jonas 1935-02-12
Movie The Florentine Dagger Auctioneer 1935-03-30
Movie Shipmates Forever Doctor (uncredited) 1935-10-12
Movie I Live My Life Relative at Mrs. Gage's (Uncredited) 1935-10-04
Movie Spring Tonic Mr. Enix 1935-06-27
Movie 3 Kids and a Queen Crippet 1935-10-21
Movie Frisco Waterfront District Attorney 1935-12-03
Movie Red Salute Dean 1935-09-12
Movie The Last Days of Pompeii Warder 1935-10-18
Movie Diamond Jim J.C. Randolf - Bank President 1935-09-01
Movie Honeymoon Limited Mr. Randall 1935-07-01
Movie Mad Love Prefect Rosset 1935-07-12
Movie Here Comes the Band Simmon's Attorney 1935-08-30
Movie The Black Room Baron de Berghman 1935-07-15
Movie Let's Talk It Over Doctor 1934-06-01
Movie Black Moon The Psychiatrist 1934-06-15
Movie Wonder Bar R. H. Renaud 1934-03-31
Movie Let's Try Again Mr. Blake 1934-07-06
Movie The Hell Cat C.W. Sloane 1934-06-16
Movie I've Got Your Number Lawyer Robert Kirkland 1934-02-24
Movie Whom the Gods Destroy Carlo - the Puppeteer 1934-07-12
Movie Bedside Maritza's Manager 1934-01-31
Movie Journal of a Crime Henri Marcher 1934-03-10
Movie Success at Any Price Hatfield 1934-03-16
Movie The Ghost Walks Dr. Kent 1934-12-01
Movie Lady by Choice Opper 1934-10-15
Movie Sing Sing Nights Kurt Nordon 1934-12-14
Movie The Bands Plays On Professor Hackett 1934-12-21
Movie Blind Date J.W. Hartwell Sr. 1934-07-20
Movie A Lost Lady John Ormsby 1934-09-29
Movie Imitation of Life Dr. Preston (uncredited) 1934-11-23
Movie Million Dollar Ransom Dr. Davis (Uncredited) 1934-09-01
Movie The Girl from Missouri Senator Titcombe 1934-08-03
Movie Now and Forever Mr. Clark 1934-08-31
Movie She Loves Me Not Charles M. Lawton 1934-08-31
Movie One Exciting Adventure Customer, Oscar 1934-09-01
Movie The Narrow Corner Mr. Blake, Fred's Father 1933-07-08
Movie Baby Face J.P. Carter 1933-07-13
Movie A Bedtime Story Agent de Police 1933-04-22
Movie The Keyhole Schuyler Brooks 1933-03-25
Movie Notorious But Nice Defense Attorney Clark 1933-08-04
Movie Hello, Sister! Jameson Brewster - Bank President 1933-04-14
Movie The Power and the Glory Mr. Borden 1933-10-06
Movie Meet the Baron Baron Munchausen 1933-10-20
Movie Blood Money Newspaper Managing Editor (uncredited) 1933-11-17
Movie Bureau of Missing Persons Theodore Arno 1933-09-16
Movie Gigolettes of Paris Police Interrogator 1933-10-05
Movie I Loved a Woman Mr. Sanborn 1933-09-23
Movie Golden Harvest Henry Flint 1933-09-21
Movie The Washington Masquerade Stapleton 1932-07-09
Movie Jewel Robbery Baron Franz 1932-07-08
Movie The First Year Peter Barstow 1932-07-30
Movie Rasputin and the Empress Chief of Secret Police (uncredited) 1932-12-23
Movie Faithless Mr. Carter 1932-10-15
Movie Devil and the Deep Hutton 1932-08-12
Movie The Crash John Fair 1932-10-09
Movie Quick Millions District Attorney (uncredited) 1931-04-17
Movie Don't Bet on Women Butterfield (uncredited) 1931-02-15
Movie The Spy Tchijinski 1931-04-26
Movie I Like Your Nerve Areal Pacheco 1931-09-12
Movie The Unholy Garden Col. Lautrac 1931-10-28
Movie Indiscreet Mr. Woodward 1931-05-16
Movie The Yellow Ticket Passport Clerk 1931-10-30
Movie Du Barry, Woman of Passion D'Aiguillon 1930-10-10
Movie Abraham Lincoln New Englander (uncredited) 1930-08-25
Movie East Is West Mr. Benson 1930-10-23
Movie One Heavenly Night Prefect of Police 1930-12-25
Movie Coquette Jasper Carter 1929-03-30
Movie Love, Live & Laugh Enrico 1929-11-02
Movie The Valiant Judge 1929-05-19
Movie Midnight Rose Corbin 1928-02-26
Movie The Charge of the Gauchos Unknown 1928-05-10
Movie A Kiss in a Taxi Leon Lambert 1927-02-22
Movie Hell's Four Hundred Unknown 1926-03-14
Movie Sally, Irene and Mary Marcus Morton 1925-12-27
Movie Any Woman Egbert Phillips 1925-05-04
Movie Social Hypocrites Dr. Frank Simpson 1918-04-06
Movie The House of Mirth Lawrence Selden 1918-08-05
Movie Gloria's Romance Unknown 1916-05-22
Movie How Molly Malone Made Good Himself 1915-10-25