Chester M. Franklin

Chester Mortimer Franklin (September 1, 1889 – March 12, 1954) 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.[1][2] He directed two silent horror films, the 1924 Behind the Curtain (aka Souls Which Pass in the Night) and the 1927 The Thirteenth Hour[3].

Chester M. Franklin
Director Chester M. Franklin with actress Mary Miles Minter
Born
Chester Mortimer Franklin

(1889-09-01)September 1, 1889
DiedMarch 12, 1954(1954-03-12) (aged 64)
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale
OccupationDirector
Years active1912–1936
Spouse(s)Ruth Darling (died 1918)
Mildred Nadel (m. 1926)
RelativesSidney Franklin (brother)

Partial filmography

References

  1. Silent Film Necrology p.181 2nd edition c.2001 by Eugene Michael Vazzana
  2. Chester Franklin; AllMovie.com bio
  3. Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 274. ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
  4. Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 274. ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
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