Hampton Del Ruth

Hampton Del Ruth (September 7, 1879 – May 15, 1958) was an American film actor, director, screenwriter, and film producer. Among other work, he wrote the intertitles for the final American studio-made silent film Legong: Dance of the Virgins (1935).

Hampton Del Ruth
Del Ruth in 1919
Born(1879-09-07)September 7, 1879
Delaware, U.S.
DiedMarch 15, 1958(1958-03-15) (aged 78)
OccupationActor, director, screenwriter, producer
Years active1913–33
Spouse(s)Helen Carlyle
Alta Allen (m. 1920 – ?)

Del Ruth began working in film in 1913 and continued until the early 1930s. He also wrote at least two novels: Port o' Heart's Desire (1926) and Without Restraint (1936). He was the older brother of film director Roy Del Ruth and uncle of Cinematographer Thomas Del Ruth.

Selected filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1913 His Father
The Tie of the Blood
Writer
1914 Love and Politics
Story
Tillie's Punctured Romance Tall Secretary Searching for Tillie Writer (uncredited)
1915 The Great Vacuum Robbery
Scenario
1917 Are Waitresses Safe?
Director
Done in Oil
Writer
1918 Watch Your Neighbor
Director
She Loved Him Plenty
Director
She Loved Him Plenty
Scenario
1919 The Roaming Bathtub
Story
1920 A Lightweight Lover
Story
Chicken à la Cabaret
Director
1921 Skirts
Director
The Invisible Fear
Story
1922 The Marriage Chance
Director, writer
1923 A Friendly Husband
Writer
1924 Smile Please
Director
Just a Good Guy
Director
1925 The Soapsuds Lady
Story
1926 Transcontinental Limited
Adaptation
1927 Naughty
Writer, director
Blondes by Choice
Director
1928 A Simple Sap
Director, writer
1929 The Old Barn
Writer
The Bees' Buzz
Writer
Girl Crazy
Story
1930 Sugar Plum Papa
Writer
The Love Punch
Writer
1931 In Old Mazuma
Writer
The Mystery Train
Story, scenario
Air Eagles
Scenario
1932 A Strange Adventure
Dialogue, director
1933 Goodbye Love
Story, writer



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