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Thomas Meighan is a Actor American born on 9 april 1879 at Pittsburgh (USA)

Thomas Meighan

Thomas Meighan
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Nationality USA
Birth 9 april 1879 at Pittsburgh (USA)
Death 8 july 1936 (at 57 years) at Great Neck (USA)

Thomas Meighan (April 9, 1879 – July 8, 1936) was an American actor of silent films and early talkies. He played several leading man roles opposite popular actresses of the day including Mary Pickford and Gloria Swanson. At one point he commanded $10,000 a week.



^ © Thomas Meighan, Silent Movie Star – goldensilents.com

^ THOMAS MEIGHAN, MOVIE ACTOR, OBITUARY, NEW YORK TIMES, 1936

Biography

Thomas Meighan commence sa carrière au théâtre et joue notamment à Broadway (New York) entre 1900 et 1912, dans six pièces (dont deux avec John Barrymore et Lucile Watson).

Au cinéma, de 1914 à 1928, il contribue à près de quatre-vingts films muets (la plupart produits par la Famous Players-Lasky Corporation), quasiment tous américains — sauf le premier, un court métrage britannique avec Gladys Cooper, tourné pendant qu'il se produit au théâtre en Angleterre, en 1914 —. Fait notable, il apparaît dans sept films de William C. de Mille et cinq autres de son frère Cecil B. DeMille (dont trois comptent parmi ses plus connus, L'Admirable Crichton en 1919, L'Échange en 1920 et Le Réquisitoire en 1922).

Parmi ses partenaires féminines, mentionnons Renée Adorée (deux films), Louise Brooks (un film en 1927, La Ville maudite de James Cruze), Billie Burke (cinq films), Gloria Swanson et Bebe Daniels (deux films, L'Admirable Crichton et L'Échange), Pauline Frederick (cinq films), Leatrice Joy (trois films en 1922, dont Le Réquisitoire), Lila Lee (onze films, dont L'Admirable Crichton, leur premier ensemble), Mary Pickford (un film en 1918, M'Liss de Marshall Neilan), Blanche Sweet (cinq films), Norma Talmadge (trois films), Virginia Valli (deux films), ou encore Lois Wilson (cinq films, dont Le Réquisitoire).

Le premier film parlant de Thomas Meighan est The Argyle Case d'Howard Bretherton (avec H. B. Warner, Lila Lee et Zasu Pitts), sorti en 1929. Il tourne seulement cinq autres films parlants, le dernier étant Mon garçon d'Edward F. Cline (avec Jackie Cooper), sorti en 1934. Deux ans après, en 1936, il meurt prématurèment d'un cancer du poumon.

Pour sa contribution au cinéma, une étoile lui est dédiée sur le Walk of Fame d'Hollywood Boulevard.

Best films

The Racket (1928)
(Actor)

Usually with

Jesse L. Lasky
Jesse L. Lasky
(28 films)
Adolph Zukor
Adolph Zukor
(22 films)
Lila Lee
Lila Lee
(13 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Thomas Meighan (75 films)

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Actor

The Argyle Case, 1h25
Directed by Howard Bretherton
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Thomas Meighan, H. B. Warner, Lila Lee, Zasu Pitts, John Darrow, Bert Roach
Roles Alexander Kayton

A wealthy man is shot just as he reaches for the phone to call for the police. Suspicion falls on his ward (Lila Lee) as he has intended to change his will, which had left his entire estate to her, to share it equally with his nephew. The nephew, who is in love with Lee, calls in a private detective, who eventually finds it is the lawyer who is the criminal.
The Mating Call, 1h12
Directed by James Cruze
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Thomas Meighan, Evelyn Brent, Renée Adorée, Alan Roscoe, Helen Foster, Cyril Chadwick
Roles Leslie Hatten
Rating66% 3.34183.34183.34183.34183.3418
Leslie Hatton, a poor farmer, becomes a captain and a war hero in World War I. While on a leave, he secretly marries Rose, the "village belle", but he only has time for a few kisses and a hug before he has to return to the fighting. After the Armistice, Major Hatton comes home, only to be told by Marvin Swallow that his wife's parents have had their marriage annulled, as she was not of age. Rose married wealthy Lon Henderson and the couple went abroad. Les returns to farming.
Blind Alleys, 1h
Directed by Frank Tuttle
Origin USA
Genres Romance
Actors Evelyn Brent, Thomas Meighan, Greta Nissen, Hugh Miller, Tammany Young
Roles Captain Dan Kirby

The New Klondike, 1h20
Directed by Lewis Milestone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Thomas Meighan, Lila Lee, Paul Kelly, Tefft Johnson, Brenda Lane
Roles Tom Kelly
Rating57% 2.8772752.8772752.8772752.8772752.877275
Small-town pitcher Thomas Kelly (Thomas Meighan) is sent to Spring training with a minor league baseball team in Florida, but is fired by its jealous manager, Joe Cooley (Jack W. Johnston). Kelly is then talked into being the celebrity endorser for a Florida real estate firm, and his former teammates invest money in the firm through him. Still jealous of Kelly's popularity, Cooley conspires with crooked broker Morgan West (Robert Craig) to sell Kelly and the investors some worthless swampland. Kelly and his friends lose their money, but Kelly struggles to recoup the losses. He eventually makes a fortune, repays the investors, and is himself appointed team manager in place of Cooley.
Coming Through, 1h10
Directed by A. Edward Sutherland
Origin USA
Actors Thomas Meighan, Lila Lee, Wallace Beery
Roles Tom Blackford