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Herbert Brenon is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer British born on 13 january 1880 at Dublin (Irlande)

Herbert Brenon

Herbert Brenon
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Birth name Alexander Herbert Reginald St. John Brenon
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 13 january 1880 at Dublin (Irlande)
Death 21 june 1958 (at 78 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Herbert Brenon (13 January 1880 – 21 June 1958) was an Irish film director, actor and screenwriter during the era of silent movies through the 1930s. He was born in Dublin and was educated at St Paul's School and at King's College London. Before becoming a director, he performed in vaudeville acts with his wife, Helen Oberg.

Some of his more noteworthy films were the first movie adaptations of Peter Pan (1924) and Beau Geste (1926), Sorrell and Son (1927) for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director in the 1st Academy Awards, Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928) with Lon Chaney, and The Flying Squad (1940), his last. He died in Los Angeles, California and was interred in a private mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY.


D'origine irlandaise, il émigra aux États-Unis en 1906. Il débuta au cinéma comme scénariste pour l'Independent Moving Picture Company.

Best films

The Case of Sergeant Grischa (1930)
Sorrell and Son (1927)

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Filmography of Herbert Brenon (65 films)

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Neptune's Daughter
Directed by Herbert Brenon, Otis Turner
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Mermaids in film
Actors Annette Kellerman, William Welsh, Leah Baird, Herbert Brenon, Edmund Mortimer, Marguerite Courtot
Roles Roador le loup
Rating60% 3.0145553.0145553.0145553.0145553.014555
La fille du roi Neptune prend une forme humaine pour venger la mort de sa jeune sœur qui a été capturée dans un filet de pêche. Cependant, elle tombe amoureuse du roi, celui qu'elle considère comme responsable...
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 27minutes
Directed by Herbert Brenon
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Horror
Actors King Baggot, Cedric Hardwicke, Jane Gail, Michael Rennie, Herbert Brenon, Howard Crampton
Rating54% 2.7330752.7330752.7330752.7330752.733075
Dr. Henry Jekyll (King Baggot) sends a note to his fiancée, Alice (Jane Gail), and her father (Matt B. Snyder) to say that instead of accompanying them to the opera, he must give more time to his charity patients. At Jekyll’s practice, his friends Dr. Lanyon (Howard Crampton) and Utterson (William Sorrel), a lawyer, ridicule him for what they consider his dangerous research. Alice and her father also visit Jekyll’s rooms, but although apologetic, the doctor insists on devoting his time to his patients. That night, however, Jekyll undertakes a dangerous experiment, swallowing a drug intended to releases his evil self. His body convulses, and he transforms into a hunched, twisted figure.
Ivanhoe (1913)
, 48minutes
Directed by Herbert Brenon
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors King Baggot, Leah Baird, Herbert Brenon
Roles Isaac of York
Rating60% 3.012523.012523.012523.012523.01252
Set in late 12th century England, this silent adventure is filled with pageantry and excitement as it chronicles the star-crossed love between a dashing knight and a beautiful Jewish maiden.


Royal Cavalcade, 1h44
Directed by Herbert Brenon, Marcel Varnel, Thomas Bentley, Norman Lee, Walter Summers, W. P. Kellino
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Documentary
Actors Marie Lohr, Hermione Baddeley, Owen Nares, Fred Groves
Rating65% 3.280133.280133.280133.280133.28013
The film portrays a dramatised pastiche of great events that occurred during the reign of George V. It was made to mark the twenty fifth anniversary of his succession to the throne.
Girl of the Rio, 1h10
Directed by Herbert Brenon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Musical films
Actors Dolores del Río, Leo Carrillo, Norman Foster, Ralph Ince, Stanley Fields, Frank Campeau

South of the U.S. border, Don José Tostado, a Mexican cabellero, falls in love with Dolores Romero, a dance-hall girl. Owning one of the larger ranches in the area, Tostado is not used to people telling him no. When Romero resists his advances, using a fictional boyfriend as her excuse, this only increases his interest in her, and his attempts to win her favor. As part of that attempt, he plans to throw a gala in her honor.
Beau Ideal
Beau Ideal (1931)
, 1h19
Directed by Herbert Brenon
Origin USA
Genres War, Adventure, Romance
Themes French war films
Actors Ralph Forbes, Loretta Young, Lester Vail, Irene Rich, Bernard Siegel, Otto Matieson
Rating54% 2.7328452.7328452.7328452.7328452.732845
The last two surviving members of a French Foreign Legion detachment, who know each other as Smith and Brown, are consigned to a grain pit in the desert to die slowly. As they await death the two soldiers eventually realize that they were childhood friends, John Geste (Ralph Forbes) and Otis Madison (Lester Vail), respectively.