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Robert Edeson is a Actor American born on 3 june 1868 at New Orleans (USA)

Robert Edeson

Robert Edeson
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Nationality USA
Birth 3 june 1868 at New Orleans (USA)
Death 24 march 1931 (at 62 years) at Hollywood (USA)

Robert Edeson (June 3, 1868, New Orleans, Louisiana – March 24, 1931, Hollywood, California) was an American movie and stage actor of the silent era. Edeson got his first boost in movies in 1914 when he starred in the Cecil B. DeMille directed film, The Call of the North (1914).

Edeson replaced actor Rudolph Christians in Erich von Stroheim's production of Foolish Wives (1922), after Christians died of pneumonia. Edeson famously only showed his back to the camera so as not to clash with shot footage of Christians that was still to be used in the completed film. He also starred in several Broadway productions as well.

Best films

A Ship Comes In (1928)

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Filmography of Robert Edeson (56 films)

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Aloha (1931)
, 1h30
Directed by Albert S. Rogell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Monde imaginaire
Actors Ben Lyon, Raquel Torres, Robert Edeson, Alan Hale, Thelma Todd, Ena Gregory
Roles James Bradford, Sr.

Dans les mers du Sud, Ilanu, une demi-caste, ne veut pas épouser Kahea, un homme de sa tribu, mais plutôt l'Américain Jimmy Bradford, qui est sur l'île depuis près d'un an et supervise les plantations de coprah de son père. Après avoir rejeté Kahea, Ilanu trouve Jimmy en train de regretté la vie qu'il a quittée. Quand elle découvre qu'il ne s'intéresse pas à elle, elle part en larmes. Le vieux Ben, qui se vante d'avoir jadis obtenu trois diplômes à Harvard, avertit Jimmy de ne pas s'impliquer avec une autochtone en montrant du doigt ses six enfants métis et en citant Kipling. Jimmy écrit à son amie Elaine Marvin en Amérique.
Danger Lights, 1h14
Directed by George B. Seitz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Louis Wolheim, Robert Armstrong, Jean Arthur, Hugh Herbert, Robert Edeson, Frank Sheridan
Roles Engineer Tom Johnson
Rating62% 3.146643.146643.146643.146643.14664
Louis Wolheim plays the boss of the railroad yard in Miles City, Montana. The film opens with a landslide across the tracks in Montana, and a repair crew is dispatched to clear the tracks. Several hobos are lounging nearby and are put to work helping the repair crew. One of the hobos, played by Robert Armstrong, is discovered to have been a former railroad engineer who lost his job due to insubordination. He is given a new job for the railroad by the yard boss, but quickly falls in love with the boss's fiancée, played by Jean Arthur.
Pardon My Gun, 1h7
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Western
Actors Tom Keene, Mona Ray, Lee Moran, Robert Edeson, Harry Woods, Frank Clark
Roles Pa Martin
Rating46% 2.3108752.3108752.3108752.3108752.310875
This script must be run from the command line
The Way of All Men, 1h9
Directed by Frank Lloyd
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Dorothy Revier, Noah Beery Sr., Robert Edeson, Anders Randolf, Henry Kolker
Roles Swift

Billy Bear (Fairbanks) is a broker's clerk who has recently been fired because some information has been leaked to a rival broker. Billy goes to work with the rival broker, offering him valuable information about his former employer. Fairbanks falls in love with his employer's daughter, Edna (Mathews), a wealthy socialite. Billy abandons his old girlfriend, Poppy (Revier), who is a showgirl.
The Lash
The Lash (1930)
, 1h17
Directed by Frank Lloyd
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Western
Actors Richard Barthelmess, Mary Astor, Fred Kohler, Marian Nixon, James Rennie, Robert Edeson
Roles Don Mariana Delfina
Rating53% 2.6918952.6918952.6918952.6918952.691895
When Richard Barthelmess goes off to study for four years at a university in Mexico, his home in California is a part of Mexico. By the time he returns (around the year 1850), however, California has been overrun by Americans. Barthelmess finds his family living in fear of unscrupulous Americans and he finds the family estate is in shambles. Although the land deeds granted by the Spanish throne are supposed to be recognized by the United States government as proof of ownership, some crooked California land commissioners are attempting to rook the old owners. Barthelmess becomes embroiled in an argument with a federal official. He has brought 3000 head of cattle from his uncle to deliver to this official, played by Fred Kohler. Barthelmess flirts with a girl that Kohler considers to be his girlfriend and this leads the official to try up Barthelmess and lash him across the face. Barthelmess is eventually saved from further assault by the sheriff, played by James Rennie.
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 First Wise Fool
Rating70% 3.53073.53073.53073.53073.5307
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.
Marianne (1929)
, 1h24
Directed by Robert Z. Leonard
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Marion Davies, Mack Swain, Oscar Apfel, Cliff Edwards, Robert Edeson, Émile Chautard
Roles le Général
Rating79% 3.9682053.9682053.9682053.9682053.968205
Marianne, une jeune femme française, tient une auberge dans une petite ville française pendant la Première Guerre mondiale. Séparée de son amour d'enfance, André, elle lui promet de l'attendre. Sa ville est partiellement détruite et une compagnie de soldats américains y est cantonnée, attendant les ordres de rentrer au pays. Voyant un cochon sur le point d'être abattu, Marianne le revendique comme un animal de compagnie. Son obstination à le garder attire l'attention du soldat Stagg, qui va se retrouver en prison pour avoir essayé de sauver l'animal. Marianne et Stagg tombent amoureux. Mais André rentre chez lui aveugle, et Stagg retourne dans son pays. Marianne s'aperçoit vite qu'André est amoureux de son infirmière et elle part pour l'Amérique retrouver Stagg.
The Power of the Press, 1h2
Directed by Frank Capra
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists
Actors Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Jobyna Ralston, Mildred Harris, Philo McCullough, Wheeler Oakman, Robert Edeson
Roles City Editor
Rating65% 3.284343.284343.284343.284343.28434
Un procureur est assassiné. Un jeune reporter ambitieux découvre qu'une héritière était avec le procureur au moment du meurtre et décide de l'accuser publiquement.
Altars of Desire, 1h10
Directed by Christy Cabanne
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Mae Murray, Conway Tearle, Robert Edeson, Maude George, George Beranger
Roles John Sutherland

Claire (Murray) is sent to Paris by her father (Edeson) to acquire polish. A fortune-hunter (Beranger) stalks her, but so does good guy David Elrod (Tearle).