Wilfred Lucas Movies List

Wilfred Lucas
Wilfred Lucas
Norfolk, Ontario, Canada
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Actor Wilfred Lucas Filmography

Showing 1 to 10 of 51 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 51 movies
Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe Trail ( English )
Director: Michael Curtiz
Music Director: Max Steiner
Release date: 13-12-1940
A Dispatch from Reuter's
Director: William Dieterle
Music Director: Max Steiner
Release date: 19-10-1940
They Drive by Night
They Drive by Night ( English )
Director: Raoul Walsh
Music Director: Adolph Deutsch
Release date: 27-07-1940
Brother Orchid
Brother Orchid ( English )
Director: Lloyd Bacon
Music Director: Heinz Roemheld
Release date: 08-06-1940
Waterloo Bridge
Waterloo Bridge ( English )
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Music Director: Herbert Stothart , Douglas Shearer
Release date: 17-05-1940
Tear Gas Squad
Tear Gas Squad ( English )
Artist: Dennis Morgan , John Payne , Gloria Dickson , George Reeves , Julie Stevens
Director: Terry O. Morse
Music Director: Stanley Jones
Release date: 04-05-1940
Virginia City
Virginia City ( English )
Director: Michael Curtiz
Music Director: Max Steiner
Release date: 23-03-1940
Women Without Names
Women Without Names ( English )
Director: Robert Florey
Music Director: Gerard Carbonara , John Leipold
Release date: 14-03-1940
A Chump at Oxford
A Chump at Oxford ( English )
Director: Alfred J. Goulding
Release date: 16-02-1940
Raffles ( English )
Director: Sam Wood , Walter Mayo
Music Director: Frank Maher , Victor Young
Release date: 29-12-1939
Showing 1 to 10 of 51 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 51 movies

Wilfred Lucas Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Wilfred Lucas (January 30, 1871 – December 13, 1940) was a Canadian-born American stage actor who found success in film as an actor, director, and screenwriter. Wilfred Lucas eventually made a name for himself performing in light and grand opera in America and abroad. He made his Broadway debut on April 4, 1904, at the Savoy Theater playing in both the curtain raiser "The Blue Grass Handicap" and The Superstition of Sue in which he played Sue’s brother, Percy Flage. Following his 1906 role in the highly successful play The Chorus Lady, Lucas was recruited to the fledgling Biograph Studios by D. W. Griffith. At the time, the film business was still looked down upon by many members of the theatrical community. In her 1925 book titled When the Movies Were Young, Griffith's wife, actress Linda Arvidson, told the story of the early days at Biograph Studios. In it, she referred to Lucas as the "first real grand actor, democratic enough to work in Biograph movies." In 1908 Lucas made his motion picture debut in Griffith's The Greaser's Gauntlet, appearing in more than 50 of these short (usually 17 minutes) films over the next two years. In 1910 while still acting, he wrote the script for Griffith's film Sunshine Sue, which was followed by many more scripts by 1924. Lucas also began directing in 1912 with Griffith on An Outcast Among Outcasts, and directed another 44 films over the next 20 years. In early 1916 he starred as John Carter in Acquitted, about which Photoplay wrote, “No single performance in the records of active photography has surpassed his visualization of the humble book-keeper in “Acquitted”. Later in 1916 he appeared in D.W. Griffith’s film Intolerance. Part of the group of Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood, Lucas became friends and sometimes starred with Mary Pickford, Sam De Grasse, and Marie Dressler. Canadian-born director Mack Sennett hired him to both direct and act in a large number of films at his Keystone Studios. Wilfred Lucas made the successful transition from silent film to sound. While working in Hollywood, in 1926 he returned to the stage, performing in several Broadway plays. He later appeared as a foil for Laurel and Hardy in their feature films Pardon Us and A Chump at Oxford. During his long career, Wilfred Lucas appeared in more than 375 films. Although for a time he was cast in leading roles, he became very successful as secondary and minor characters, making a good living in the film industry for more than three decades.

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