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Birth name Clarence Forrest Burton
Nationality USA
Birth 10 may 1882
Death 2 december 1933 (at 51 years)

Clarence Burton (May 10, 1882, Fort Lyon, in Benton County, Missouri – December 2, 1933, Hollywood, California) was an American silent film actor.

Burton started in show business at the age of 5, playing stock and musical comedy in road productions. He was signed into films in late 1912 and starred in 132 films between 1913 and 1932.

He died of a heart attack in 1933 at the age of 51. His interment was located at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, but was removed on September 6, 1950.


Après des débuts dès l'enfance au théâtre au sein de troupes itinérantes, Clarence Burton contribue au cinéma à cent-soixante-cinq films américains (principalement muets), les dix-huit premiers étant des courts métrages sortis en 1913 — dont Le Loup-garou d'Henry MacRae, avec Phyllis Gordon et Lule Warrenton.

Suivent notamment plusieurs réalisations de Cecil B. DeMille, dont L'Admirable Crichton (1919, avec Thomas Meighan et Gloria Swanson), Les Dix Commandements (1923, avec Theodore Roberts et Charles de Rochefort) et Le Roi des rois (1927, avec H. B. Warner et Dorothy Cumming).

Parmi ses autres films muets, mentionnons L'Aventure de Mary de Henry King (1918, avec Mary Miles Minter et Allan Forrest), Inconscience de Sam Wood (1922, avec Gloria Swanson et Stuart Holmes) et L'Épave vivante de Frank Capra et Irvin Willat (1928, avec Jack Holt et Dorothy Revier).

Après le passage au parlant, il apparaît encore dans quelques films, dont Le Club des trois de Jack Conway (1930, avec Lon Chaney et Lila Lee) et Le Signe de la croix de Cecil B. DeMille (1932, avec Fredric March et Charles Laughton), son dernier tournage.

Clarence Burton meurt prématurément en 1933, à 51 ans, des suites d'une crise cardiaque.

Usually with

Julia Faye
Julia Faye
(17 films)
Anne Bauchens
Anne Bauchens
(12 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Clarence Burton (68 films)

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The Sign of the Cross, 2h2
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films based on the Bible, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Fredric March, Elissa Landi, Claudette Colbert, Charles Laughton, Arthur Hohl, Ian Keith
Roles Servillius
Rating68% 3.445053.445053.445053.445053.44505
Rome est en feu depuis trois jours. Du haut de son palais impérial, Néron contemple le brasier, fomenté par lui, tout en composant un poème. Mais aux cris d’effroi qui s’élèvent des rues embrasées, des clameurs de haine et de révolte surgissent, l’incendie est criminel et le peuple de Rome réclame les responsables. Tigellinus, capitaine des gardes de l’empereur, suggère à Néron d'attribuer aux chrétiens la responsabilité de l’incendie. Aussitôt le peuple exige vengeance et tous les chrétiens sont pourchassés par les soldats romains.
Behind the Mask, 1h8
Directed by John Francis Dillon
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Jack Holt, Constance Cummings, Boris Karloff, Claude King, Edward Van Sloan, Willard Robertson
Rating62% 3.146853.146853.146853.146853.14685
A federal agent (Holt) goes undercover to infiltrate a drug smuggling operation headed by a mysterious Mr. X (Van Sloan), a criminal mastermind whose identity is unknown even to his henchmen. Mr. X is also running a bogus hospital where victims are killed on the operating table, and their coffins stuffed with narcotics. The drug-filled coffins are then buried in a cemetery.
They Learned About Women, 1h35
Directed by Jack Conway, Sam Wood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Musical films
Actors Bessie Love, J. C. Nugent, George Davis, Benny Rubin, Tom Dugan, Harry Bernard
Rating65% 3.284263.284263.284263.284263.28426
This script must be run from the command line
The Unholy Three, 1h12
Directed by Jack Conway
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Lon Chaney, Lila Lee, Elliott Nugent, Harry Earles, Clarence Burton, John Miljan
Roles Regan
Rating67% 3.3933553.3933553.3933553.3933553.393355
A sideshow is closed by the police after Tweedledee (Harry Earles), the embittered "Twenty Inch Man", kicks a baby, starting a riot. Echo, the ventriloquist, proposes that Tweedledee, the strongman Hercules (Ivan Linow), and he leave and, as "The Unholy Three", use their talents to commit crimes. Echo also takes along his pickpocket girlfriend Rosie (Lila Lee) and his gorilla, whom Hercules fears.
Only Saps Work, 1h17
Directed by Cyril Gardner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Leon Errol, Richard Arlen, Mary Brian, Stuart Erwin, Anderson Lawler, Charley Grapewin
Roles Sergeant Burns
Rating64% 3.2078553.2078553.2078553.2078553.207855
The Godless Girl, 1h53
Directed by Fritz Feld, Cecil B. DeMille
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Lina Basquette, Ella Margaret Gibson, Marie Prevost, Tom Keene, Noah Beery Sr., Eddie Quillan
Roles Prison Guard
Rating71% 3.5898953.5898953.5898953.5898953.589895
This drama features a romance between two different teenagers: a young atheist girl, Judith Craig, and the male head of a Christian youth organization, Bob Hathaway. The two leaders and their groups attack each other, starting a riot that kills a young girl. Followed by a goofy boy, Bozo, the three are thrown into a juvenile prison with a cruel head guard and bad living conditions. The film maker makes a point of talking about the truth of prison cruelty in the middle of the movie.
Dynamite (1929)
, 2h9
Directed by Mitchell Leisen, Cecil B. DeMille
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about capital punishment
Actors Conrad Nagel, Kay Johnson, Charles Bickford, Julia Faye, Joel McCrea, Robert Edeson
Roles Police Officer
Rating70% 3.530633.530633.530633.530633.53063
Coal miner Hagon Derk (Charles Bickford) is sentenced to hang for murder. His only concern is for his young sister Katie (Muriel McCormac), who will be left all alone. Frivolous socialite Cynthia Crothers (Kay Johnson) has her own troubles. By the terms of her grandfather's will, if she is not married by her twenty-third birthday (only a month away), she will not inherit his millions and will be left penniless. She is "engaged" to Roger Towne (Conrad Nagel), but he is married to Marcia (Julia Faye). Marcia has her own lover, Marco (Joel McCrea), and is willing to grant Roger a divorce ... for the right price. The two women haggle behind Roger's back and settle on $100,000.
The Younger Generation, 1h15
Directed by Frank Capra
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Ricardo Cortez, Jean Hersholt, Lina Basquette, Rex Lease, Joe Bordeaux, Julia Swayne Gordon
Roles Police Desk Sergeant
Rating64% 3.2410453.2410453.2410453.2410453.241045
The child of Jewish immigrants, young Morris Goldfish (Ricardo Cortez) becomes a big success in business. He moves his family to Park Avenue, but finds they were happier back on the East Side. He changes his name to Maurice Fish, as he becomes more and more ashamed of his family and his origins. In the end he finds that there is more to life than money.
Submarine (1928)
, 1h33
Directed by Irvin Willat, Frank Capra
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Submarine films
Actors Jack Holt, Ralph Graves, Dorothy Revier, Clarence Burton, Joe Bordeaux
Roles Submarine Commander
Rating76% 3.805933.805933.805933.805933.80593
Two sailor buddies have their friendship torn apart after the woman they both are in love with chooses one over the other. Their relationship gets re-evaluated when one of them becomes trapped in a submarine and the other gets sent on the rescue mission.
Chicago (1927)
, 1h58
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Phyllis Haver, Julia Faye, Victor Varconi, May Robson, Eugene Pallette, Robert Edeson
Roles Police sergeant
Rating72% 3.6136853.6136853.6136853.6136853.613685
The plot of the film is drawn from the play Chicago by Maurine Dallas Watkins which was in turn based on the true story of Beulah Annan, fictionalized as Roxie Hart (Phyllis Haver), and her spectacular murder of her boyfriend.