Thelma Smith

Thelma Smith was an American film editor active in Hollywood in the 1920s who worked with filmmaker J.P. McGowan at Morris R. Schlank Productions.[1]

Thelma Smith
OccupationFilm editor
Years active1925–1926


Smith was working as a film editor in Hollywood by 1922;[2] the first film we for sure know she worked on was 1924's A Woman Who Sinned.[3] She didn't officially receive credits until a few years later, when she became a cutter for director J.P. McGowan.[4]

Selected filmography

  • Crossed Signals (1926)
  • Ace of Clubs (1925)
  • Red Blood (1925)
  • Riding for Life (1925)
  • The Road Agent (1925)
  • A Woman Who Sinned (1924)[4]


  1. McGowan, John J. (2005-01-01). J.P. McGowan: Biography of a Hollywood Pioneer. McFarland. ISBN 9780786419944.
  2. "Wineman Shows Latest Ladies Fall Wear". The Press-Courier. 14 Sep 1922. Retrieved 2019-09-14.
  3. "Seven Reels Most Favored by Exhibitors". The Los Angeles Times. 10 Feb 1924. Retrieved 2019-09-14.
  4. "Silver Lining". The Los Angeles Times. 21 Nov 1923. Retrieved 2019-09-14.
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