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Oscar Apfel

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Oscar C. Apfel (January 17, 1878 – March 21, 1938) was an American film actor, director, screenwriter and producer. He appeared in 167 films between 1913 and 1939, and also directed 94 films between 1911 and 1927. Apfel was born in Cleveland, Ohio. After a number of years in commerce, he decided to adopt the stage as a profession. He secured his first professional engagement in 1900, in his hometown. He rose rapidly and soon held a position as director and producer and was at the time noted as being the youngest stage director in America.[1] He spent eleven years on the stage on Broadway then joined the Edison Manufacturing Company. Apfel first directed for Thomas A. Edison, Inc. in 1911–12, where he made the innovative short film The Passer-By (1912). He also did some experimental work at Edison's laboratory in Orange, on the Edison Talking Pictures devices. After many years as a director, he gradually returned to acting. On March 21, 1938, Apfel died in Hollywood from a heart attack.

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Jan 17, 1878 In Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Valley Of Hunted Men 1928-02-19
Latest Project:
Movie Angel of Mercy 1939-05-20
Known For
Poster of Beloved
Poster of Way Back Home
Poster of The Yellow Ticket
Poster of Five Star Final
Movie Angel of Mercy Red Cross Representative (uncredited) 1939-05-20
Movie Jim Hanvey, Detective Lambert 1937-04-05
Movie We Who Are About to Die Mr. Armitage (uncredited) 1937-01-08
Movie The Soldier and the Lady Tsar's General (Uncredited) 1937-04-09
Movie Fifty Roads to Town Smorgen 1937-06-03
Movie And Sudden Death Defense Counsel 1936-06-16
Movie Sutter's Gold Bartender 1936-03-01
Movie The Bridge of Sighs Judge 'Teddy' Blaisdell 1936-02-14
Movie 36 Hours to Kill Man in Wash Room 1936-07-24
Movie Murder at Glen Athol Reuben Marshall 1936-02-27
Movie Every Saturday Night Mr. Dayton 1936-03-13
Movie That Girl From Paris Judge at Second Wedding (uncredited) 1936-12-31
Movie Back to Nature Hotel Manager 1936-08-14
Movie Bulldog Edition Taggart 1936-09-13
Movie The Plot Thickens H. G. Robbins 1936-12-11
Movie Hollywood Boulevard Dr. Inslow 1936-08-20
Movie The Nut Farm Bob Bent, Helen's Husband 1935-03-24
Movie Party Wire Thomas P. Sherman 1935-04-27
Movie Mary Jane's Pa Chief Bailey 1935-04-27
Movie Death Flies East Wallace P. Burroughs 1935-02-28
Movie Romance in Manhattan Judge 1935-01-11
Movie Shadows of the Orient Judge Avery 1935-07-05
Movie The Best Man Wins Chief of Police 1935-01-14
Movie Bordertown Judge Rufus Barnswell 1935-01-23
Movie Carnival Mr. Lawson 1935-02-15
Movie Born to Gamble Strickland - Cora's Father (uncredited) 1935-07-09
Movie The Fire-Trap R.A. Rawson 1935-11-26
Movie The Calling of Dan Matthews District Attorney (uncredited) 1935-12-10
Movie Another Face Dr. H.J. Buler (uncredited) 1935-12-20
Movie Cappy Ricks Returns T. Osgood Blake 1935-09-25
Movie O'Shaughnessy's Boy Attorney 1935-09-27
Movie Page Miss Glory Tailor (uncredited) 1935-09-07
Movie Man on the Flying Trapeze President Malloy 1935-08-03
Movie Rainbow's End Neil Gibson Sr. 1935-07-16
Movie The Perfect Tribute Stratton (uncredited) 1935-08-15
Movie Whirlpool Newspaper Editor 1934-04-10
Movie Madame Spy Pahlke 1934-02-10
Movie The Big Shakedown Digitalis Doctor (uncredited) 1934-01-06
Movie Manhattan Melodrama Speaker of Assembly (uncredited) 1934-05-04
Movie Beloved Henry Burrows 1934-01-22
Movie Take the Stand Mr. Nevin 1934-08-07
Movie The Old Fashioned Way Mr. Livingston (uncredited) 1934-07-13
Movie I Am a Thief Auctioneer 1934-11-24
Movie Crimson Romance John Fleming 1934-10-12
Movie You Bring the Ducks Governor 1934-11-24
Movie Fifteen Wives Dist. Atty. Kerry 1934-07-15
Movie The Story of Temple Drake District Attorney (uncredited) 1933-05-06
Movie Tomorrow at Seven Asa Marsden 1933-06-01
Movie Pick Up The Warden 1933-03-24
Movie Employees' Entrance Board of Directors Member #5 (uncredited) 1933-02-11
Movie Storm at Daybreak Counselor Velasch 1933-06-14
Movie Gabriel Over the White House German Delegate to Debt Conference (uncredited) 1933-03-31
Movie Emergency Call Dr. Schwarz 1933-06-24
Movie The Bowery Honest Mike 1933-10-07
Movie Only Yesterday Mr. Lane 1933-11-01
Movie One Man's Journey John Radford 1933-08-31
Movie Before Dawn John F. O'Hara 1933-08-04
Movie The Heart of New York Otto 1932-03-26
Movie It's Tough to Be Famous S.J. Boynton 1932-04-02
Movie The World and the Flesh Banker 1932-04-22
Movie Shopworn Forbes 1932-03-25
Movie The Famous Ferguson Case Mr. Brooks 1932-04-19
Movie The Menace Dr. Horgenson 1932-01-29
Movie The Woman from Monte Carlo Dr. Rabeouf 1932-01-09
Movie The Woman in Room 13 Unknown 1932-05-15
Movie High Pressure Mr. Hackett 1932-01-30
Movie The Man Who Played God Appleby - the Lip Reader 1932-02-19
Movie The Impatient Maiden Dr. Wilcox 1932-03-01
Movie Symphony of Six Million Conferring Doctor 1932-04-29
Movie Two Against The World District Attorney Howard Mills 1932-09-03
Movie Hell's Highway William Billings 1932-09-23
Movie You Said a Mouthful Armstrong (uncredited) 1932-11-18
Movie Call Her Savage Doctor Treating Crosby (Uncredited) 1932-11-27
Movie Blondie of the Follies Doctor Attending Pa (uncredited) 1932-09-01
Movie A Successful Calamity President of the United States 1932-09-17
Movie Attorney for the Defense Managing Editor 1932-05-21
Movie Madame Racketeer J. Harrington Hagney 1932-07-23
Movie Make Me a Star Henshaw 1932-07-01
Movie State's Attorney Mr. Ulrich 1932-05-20
Movie Skyscraper Souls Brewster's Associate (uncredited) 1932-07-16
Movie Big Business Girl Walter T. Morley 1931-06-12
Movie Huckleberry Finn The King 1931-08-07
Movie Quick Millions Police Detective Capp (uncredited) 1931-04-17
Movie The Finger Points Managing Editor Ellis Wheeler 1931-04-11
Movie Helping Grandma Mr. Pennypacker 1931-01-02
Movie The Bargain G.T. Warren 1931-09-05
Movie Misbehaving Ladies Mayor Twitchell 1931-04-16
Movie Men in Her Life Blake 1931-12-10
Movie The Yellow Ticket British Embassy Butler 1931-10-30
Movie Le Chemin du Divorce Mr. Ash 1931-09-25
Movie Wicked Judge Edwin Luther 1931-10-04
Movie Way Back Home Wobbling Duffy 1931-11-13
Movie Five Star Final Bernard Hinchecliffe 1931-09-26
Movie Sidewalks of New York Judge 1931-09-26
Movie Wild Company Prosecuting Attorney 1930-07-05
Movie Our Blushing Brides Floorwalker (uncredited) 1930-07-19
Movie The Texan Thacker 1930-05-10
Movie Conspiracy Tourist Husband (uncredited) 1930-08-10
Movie Street of Chance Bartender (uncredited) 1930-02-08
Movie Abraham Lincoln Secretary of War Stanton 1930-08-25
Movie Man Trouble Eddie 1930-08-24
Movie The Virtuous Sin Ivanoff 1930-10-31
Movie The Right to Love William Kellogg 1930-12-27
Movie Du Barry, Woman of Passion Bit role 1930-10-10
Movie Liliom Stefen Kadar 1930-10-05
Movie Marianne Major Russart (uncredited) 1929-08-24
Movie It's a Great Life Bit Role 1929-12-06
Movie Half Way to Heaven Circus Manager 1929-12-14
Movie The Valley Of Hunted Men Unknown 1928-02-19
Movie Romance of the Underworld Champagne Joe 1928-11-10