Oscar Apfel (1878–1938)

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Entering the film industry almost at its beginning, Oscar Apfel began his career in 1911 as a director. He hit the big leagues in 1914 when he was given many prestigious assignments for Paramount Pictures, often in collaboration with Cecil B. DeMille. In 1916, he switched to Fox, and then freelanced for many smaller studios. His directing career ... See full bio »

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 1939 Angel of Mercy (Short)
Red Cross Representative (uncredited)
 1937 Conquest
Count Potocka (uncredited)
 1937 The Toast of New York
Wallack (uncredited)
 1937 Fifty Roads to Town
 1937 The Soldier and the Lady
Tsar's General (uncredited)
 1937 Jim Hanvey, Detective
 1937 Trouble in Morocco
 1937 Nancy Steele Is Missing!
Judge (uncredited)
 1937 We Who Are About to Die
Mr. Armitage (uncredited)
 1936 That Girl from Paris
Judge at 2nd Wedding (uncredited)
 1936 Career Woman
Medical Examiner (uncredited)
 1936 Crack-Up
Alfred Knuxton
 1936 The Plot Thickens
H. G. Robbins
 1936 15 Maiden Lane
Jan Waltman - Diamond Cutter (uncredited)
 1936 Bulldog Edition
 1936 Missing Girls
Jury Foreman
 1936 Hollywood Boulevard
Dr. Inslow
 1936 Back to Nature
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1936 36 Hours to Kill
Man in Wash Room (uncredited)
 1936 San Francisco
Founders' Club Member (uncredited)
 1936 And Sudden Death
Defense Counsel
 1936 Hearts in Bondage
Capt. Gilman
 1936 Till We Meet Again
German General (uncredited)
 1936 Every Saturday Night
Mr. Dayton
 1936 The Farmer in the Dell
H.F. Davis (uncredited)
 1936 Sutter's Gold
Bartender (uncredited)
 1936 Murder at Glen Athol
Reuben Marshall
 1936 The Bridge of Sighs
Judge 'Teddy' Blaisdell
 1935 The Calling of Dan Matthews
District Attorney (uncredited)
 1935 I Dream Too Much
Cafe Owner (uncredited)
 1935 The Fire-Trap
R.A. Rawson
 1935 Another Face
Dr. H. J. Buler (uncredited)
 1935 This Is the Life
Kendall - Department of Justice Chief (uncredited)
 1935 His Night Out
Dr. Kraft
 1935 O'Shaughnessy's Boy
Martha's Lawyer
 1935 Cappy Ricks Returns
T. Osgood Blake
 1935 Page Miss Glory
Tailor (uncredited)
 1935 The Perfect Tribute (Short)
Stratton (uncredited)
 1935 Man on the Flying Trapeze
President Malloy
 1935 Dante's Inferno
Mr. Williams (uncredited)
 1935 Rainbow's End
Neil Gibson Sr.
 1935 Born to Gamble
Strickland - Cora's Father (uncredited)
 1935 Silk Hat Kid
School Principal (uncredited)
 1935 Shadows of the Orient
Judge Avery
 1935 Ginger
Bill Collector (uncredited)
 1935 Mary Jane's Pa
Chief Bailey
 1935 Party Wire
Thomas Sherman
 1935 The Nut Farm
Bob Bent - Helen's Husband
 1935 Death Flies East
Wallace P. Burroughs
 1935 Carnival
Mr. Lawson (uncredited)
 1935 Romance in Manhattan
The Judge
 1935 Bordertown
Judge Rufus Barnswell (uncredited)
 1935 The Best Man Wins
Chief of Police (uncredited)
 1934 White Lies
Hunter (uncredited)
 1934 I Am a Thief
 1934 You Bring the Ducks (Short)
 1934 The Firebird
Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
 1934 You Said a Hatful! (Short)
J.P. Anderson
 1934 Crimson Romance
John Fleming
 1934 Take the Stand
Mr. Nevin
 1934 Fifteen Wives
Dist. Atty. Kerry
 1934 The Old Fashioned Way
Mr. Livingston (uncredited)
 1934 It Happened One Day (Short)
A. L. Void
 1934 Let's Try Again
Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)
 1934 Are We Civilized?
Dr. Leonard Gear
 1934 Manhattan Melodrama
Speaker of Assembly (uncredited)
 1934 Twenty Million Sweethearts
Walcott (uncredited)
 1934 Whirlpool
Newspaper Editor
 1934 The House of Rothschild
Prussian Officer
 1934 Madame Spy
 1934 Beloved
Henry Burrows
 1934 The Big Shakedown
Digitalis Doctor (uncredited)
 1933 The World Changes
Mr. Morley - Banker
 1933 Only Yesterday
Mr. Lane
 1933 Hold the Press
Mr. Bishop - Managing Editor
 1933 The Bowery
Ivan Rummel
 1933 Ladies Must Love
Herman Nussbauer
 1933 One Man's Journey
John Radford
 1933 Before Dawn
 1933 Tugboat Annie
Reynolds (uncredited)
 1933 Storm at Daybreak
Counselor Velasch (uncredited)
 1933 Tomorrow at Seven
Asa Marsden
 1933 Emergency Call
Dr. Schwarz
 1933 The Story of Temple Drake
District Attorney (uncredited)
 1933 Song of the Eagle
New York Boss (uncredited)
 1933 Bondage
Judge (uncredited)
 1933 Gabriel Over the White House
German Delegate to Debt Conference (uncredited)
 1933 Pick-up
The Warden
 1933 Employees' Entrance
Board of Directors Member #5 (uncredited)
 1932 The Match King
Uncle Gustav (uncredited)
 1932 Rasputin and the Empress
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1932 Call Her Savage
Doctor Treating Crosby (uncredited)
 1932 You Said a Mouthful
Armstrong (uncredited)
 1932 Madison Square Garden
Harrison the Promoter (uncredited)
 1932 Hot Saturday
Mr. Randolph
 1932 False Faces
 1932 That's My Boy
District Attorney (uncredited)
 1932 A Parisian Romance (uncredited)
 1932 Hell's Highway
William Billings
 1932 A Successful Calamity
President of the United States
 1932 Two Against the World
District Attorney Howard Mills
 1932 Blondie of the Follies
Doctor Attending Pa (uncredited)
 1932 Speak Easily
Lawyer's Representative (uncredited)
 1932 Madame Racketeer
J. Harrington Hagney (uncredited)
 1932 Skyscraper Souls
Brewster's Associate (uncredited)
 1932 The Washington Masquerade
Hank Larrimore (uncredited)
 1932 Make Me a Star
 1932 Attorney for the Defense
Managing Editor (uncredited)
 1932 The Famous Ferguson Case
Mr. Brooks
 1932 State's Attorney
Mr. Ulrich
 1932 The World and the Flesh
 1932 Symphony of Six Million
Conferring Doctor
 1932 It's Tough to Be Famous
S.J. Boynton
 1932 The Heart of New York
Otto Gassenheim
 1932 Shopworn
 1932 Business and Pleasure
P.D. Weatheright (uncredited)
 1932 The Impatient Maiden
Dr. Wilcox
 1932 Alias the Doctor
 1932 The Man Who Played God
Appleby - the Lip Reader
 1932 High Pressure
Mr. Hackett
 1932 The Menace
Dr. H. Horgenson - Plastic Surgeon (uncredited)
 1932 The Woman from Monte Carlo
Dr. Rabeouf
 1931 Sooky
 1931 Her Majesty, Love
Marriage License Bureau Manager (uncredited)
 1931 Way Back Home
Wobbling Duffy
 1931 Men in Her Life
 1931 The Yellow Ticket
British Embassy Butler (uncredited)
 1931 Wicked
Judge Edwin Luther
 1931 Sidewalks of New York
 1931 The Road to Reno
Mr. Ash - Jackie's Attorney (uncredited)
 1931 Five Star Final
Bernard Hinchecliffe
 1931 The Bargain
G.T. Warren
 1931 Huckleberry Finn
The King
 1931 Big Business Girl
Walter T. Morley
 1931 Misbehaving Ladies
Mayor Twitchell
 1931 Quick Millions
Police Detective Capp (uncredited)
 1931 The Finger Points
Ellis Wheeler
 1931 What a Time (Short)
 1931 Fighting Caravans
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1931 Inspiration
M. Vignaud
 1931 Helping Grandma (Short)
Mr. Pennypacker
 1930 The Right to Love
William Kellogg
 1930 The Virtuous Sin
Maj. Ivanoff
 1930 Du Barry, Woman of Passion
Bit Role (voice, uncredited)
 1930 Liliom
Stefen Kadar (uncredited)
 1930 The Spoilers
A. Struve
 1930 Abraham Lincoln
Secretary of War Stanton
 1930 Man Trouble
 1930 Conspiracy
Tourist Husband (uncredited)
 1930 Our Blushing Brides
Floorwalker (uncredited)
 1930 Wild Company
Prosecuting Attorney (uncredited)
 1930 The Texan
 1930 High Society Blues
Divine's Stock Broker (uncredited)
 1930 Puttin' on the Ritz
House Manager (uncredited)
 1930 Street of Chance
Bartender (uncredited)
 1929/II Marianne
 1929 Half Way to Heaven
Circus Manager
 1929 It's a Great Life
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1929/I Marianne
Maj. Russart (uncredited)
 1929 Smiling Irish Eyes
Max North
 1929 Waltzing Around (Short)
Mayor (uncredited)
 1929/I Hurdy Gurdy (Short)
Mr. Schnitzmeyer
 1929 Not Quite Decent
 1929 True Heaven
German General
 1928 Romance of the Underworld
Champagne Joe
 1928 The Valley of Hunted Men
Dan Phillips
 1928 The Heart of Broadway
Dave Richards
 1926 Perils of the Coast Guard
Carlton Aldridge
 1922 The Man Who Paid (uncredited)
 1914 Seven Days (Short)
 1913/II The Fight for Right (Short)
Show Show Director (120 credits)
Show Show Writer (12 credits)
Show Show Producer (8 credits)

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Stage: Appeared (only Broadway role) in "The Optimist" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Sydney Rosenfeld. Daly's Theatre: 23 Apr 1906-29 Apr 1906 (8 performances). Cast: Martin Alsop, Consuelo Bailey, Kathryn Browne (as "Phyllis"), Grace Gaylor Clark, Lizzie Hudson Collier, Wallace Eddinger (as "Jack"), J.H. Gilmour (as "Norman"), ... See more »

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Oscar C. Apfel

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