Harry L. Franklin

Harry L. Franklin (September 5, 1880 July 3, 1927) was a director of silent films in the United States.[1]

Harry L. Franklin
BornSeptember 5, 1880
DiedJuly 3, 1927


Franklin was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and began his film directing career as an assistant to Edwin Carewe. He worked for Metro Pictures and directed several Hale Hamilton films. He was accused of smuggling alcohol in film canisters in violation of the Volstead Act.[2]

Franklin married Mildred Dean. He was found dead in Hollywood, California, in July 1927, aged 46.



  1. Film Year Book. Wid's Films and Film Folks. 1922. p. 398.
  2. Soister, John T.; Nicolella, Henry; Joyce, Steve (31 January 2013). American Silent Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature Films, 1913–1929. McFarland. ISBN 9780786487905 via Google Books.
  3. http://memory.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.mbrs.sfdb.8992/default.html
  4. "Rouge And Riches". The Library of Congress. Franklin, Harry L. -- director, Maclaren, Mary -- actor. 1920. Retrieved 2018-06-09.CS1 maint: others (link)
  5. Gmür, Leonhard (2013). Rex Ingram: Hollywood's Rebel of the Silver Screen. epubli. pp. 317–318. ISBN 9783844246018.
  6. Catalog of Copyright Entries. Part 1. [C] Group 3. Dramatic Composition and Motion Pictures. New Series. University of California. 1946. p. 361.
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