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Wallace Reid is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter American born on 15 april 1891 at St. Louis (USA)

Wallace Reid

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Birth name William Wallace Reid
Nationality USA
Birth 15 april 1891 at St. Louis (USA)
Death 18 january 1923 (at 31 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Wallace Reid (April 15, 1891 – January 18, 1923) was an American actor in silent film referred to as "the screen's most perfect lover".


Fils de l'acteur et réalisateur Hal Reid qui le dirige à plusieurs reprises, Wallace Reid tourne des courts métrages à ses débuts, parfois sous la direction d'Allan Dwan ou Jack Conway, puis rejoint l'écurie de D. W. Griffith (participant aux aventures de Naissance d'une nation et Intolérance). Il devient ensuite un des acteurs préférés de Cecil B. DeMille et James Cruze, travaillant également avec Sam Wood, George Melford et Donald Crisp, avec pour partenaires Gloria Swanson, Mae Murray, Agnes Ayres, Dorothy Gish, Bebe Daniels ou Lois Wilson. Lui-même écrit et réalise un nombre non négligeable de films.

Wallace Reid s'est marié avec Dorothy Davenport en 1913, avec laquelle il eut un enfant, Wallace Reid, Jr., et resta avec elle jusqu'à sa mort, en 1923.

Wallace Reid possède une étoile sur le Walk of Fame d'Hollywood Boulevard.

Usually with

Jesse L. Lasky
Jesse L. Lasky
(27 films)
Vivian Rich
Vivian Rich
(12 films)
Chester Withey
Chester Withey
(14 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Wallace Reid (114 films)

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Hollywood (1923)

Directed by James Cruze
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about television
Actors George K. Arthur, Bess Flowers, Ruby Lafayette, Roscoe Arbuckle, Gertrude Astor, Mary Astor
Rating67% 3.376113.376113.376113.376113.37611
Angela Whitaker (Hope Drown) is a young unknown who comes to Hollywood to become an actress, and brings her grandfather, Joel Whitaker (Luke Cosgrave). At the end of the first day, she has not found work, but her grandfather has.
Rent Free
Rent Free (1922)

Directed by Howard Higgin
Origin USA
Actors Wallace Reid, Lila Lee, Henry Arthur Barrows, Gertrude Short, Lucien Littlefield, Lillian Leighton
Roles Buell Arnister Jr.

Buell est un jeune artiste peintre qui s'installe dans une maison abandonnée.
Clarence (1922)

Directed by William C. de Mille
Origin USA
Genres Comedy-drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Wallace Reid, Agnes Ayres, May McAvoy, Kathlyn Williams, Adolphe Menjou, Edward Martindel
Roles Clarence Smith

The father of a quirky family, the Wheelers, hires an ex-soldier, Clarence (Reid), as a handyman. Clarence falls for the family's governess, Violet (Ayres).
Thirty Days
Directed by James Cruze
Origin USA
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Wallace Reid, Wanda Hawley, Charles Ogle, Cyril Chadwick, Herschel Mayall, Helen Dunbar
Roles John Floyd

As described in a film publication, because of his flirtatious tendencies, young and wealthy society man John Floyd (Reid) is put on 30 days probation by his sweetheart Lucille Ledyard (Hawley). She gets him to assist her in settlement work. He ends up soothing Carlotta (Phillips), a young woman in a tough Italian section, when her husband Giacomo Polenta (Mayall) comes home and chases John with a knife. John escapes, but Giacomo, who is wanted by the police, takes a job as a butler in the Floyd home until he has a chance to skip to Italy. Carlotta comes to warn John, but Giacomo sees her and chases her down the street with a carving knife until he is nabbed by a police officer. Judge Hooker (Ogle), a friend of the Floyds, suggests that John seek safety in jail for 30 days until Giacomo leaves for Italy, so John goes and assaults a friend and rival, is arrested, and sent to jail by the judge. In jail he runs into Giacomo but is able to escape him. Giacomo is released, but waits for John outside the prison. Lucille and a friend visit John. When released, John is tied up by some criminals and put on a steamer headed for Italy. In the end, John and Lucille are reconciled.
The Affairs of Anatol, 1h57
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Wallace Reid, Gloria Swanson, Wanda Hawley, Theodore Roberts, Elliott Dexter, Theodore Kosloff
Roles Anatol Spencer
Rating72% 3.642683.642683.642683.642683.64268
Socialite Anatol Spencer (Reid), finding his relationship with his wife (Swanson) lackluster, goes in search of excitement.
Forever (1921)

Directed by George Fitzmaurice
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Elsie Ferguson, Wallace Reid, Montagu Love, George Fawcett, Elliott Dexter, Dolores Cassinelli
Roles Peter Ibbetson

Peter Ibbetson (Reid) is an orphan raised by his uncle, Colonel Ibbetson. When the Colonel insults his dead mother, Peter attacks him and is ordered from the house. Then the young man runs into his childhood sweetheart, Mimsi (Ferguson), and their romantic feelings are rekindled.