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Carlyle Blackwell (1884–1955)

Carlyle Blackwell was a popular American matinee idol and occasional director of the silent cinema. Debonair and darkly handsome, he made his debut with Vitagraph in Uncle Tom's Cabin (1910) and was seldom out of work as a romantic lead, progressing from one- and two-reelers to feature films by 1914. He was Kalem's number one star until 1915, when ... See full bio »


(age 71) in Miami, Florida, USA

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Known For

Bulldog Drummond Captain Hugh Drummond
Beyond the Cities Jim Campbell
The Ocean Waif Ronald Roberts
On Dangerous Ground Bradford Stewart


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 1930 Beyond the Cities
Jim Campbell
 1930 Bedrock (Short)
Tim Parke
 1929 Der Hund von Baskerville
Sherlock Holmes
 1929 The Wrecker
Ambrose Barney
 1929 The Crooked Billet
Dietrich Hebburn
 1927 One of the Best
Philip Ellsworth
 1927 The Rolling Road
Tom Forty
 1926 Beating the Book (Short)
Honourable Teddy Blackton
 1926 Riding for a King (Short)
Capt. Harry Swinden
 1925 Monte Carlo
Sir Hargrave Wendever
 1925 She
Leo Vincy / Kallikrates
 1924 Les deux gosses
Comte Georges de Kerlor
 1924 Shadow of Egypt
Sheik Hanan
 1923 The Beloved Vagabond
Gaston de Nerac / Paragot
 1923 The Virgin Queen
Lord Robert Dudley
 1922 Bulldog Drummond
Captain Hugh Drummond
 1920 The Restless Sex
Oswald Grismer
 1920 The Third Woman
Luke Halliday
 1919 Three Green Eyes
Paul Arden
 1919 Hit or Miss
J. Butterfield 'Butts' Conroy
 1919 Courage for Two
Anthony 'Tony' Douglas / Calvin Douglas
 1919/I Love in a Hurry
Charles Conant
 1918 Hitting the Trail
Kid Kelly (as Carllyle Blackwell)
 1918 The Road to France
Tom Whitney
 1918 By Hook or Crook
Frederic Pritchard
 1918 The Beloved Blackmailer
Bobby Briggs
 1918 The Golden Wall
Charles de la Fontaine, Marquis d'Aubeterre
 1918 The Cabaret
Ned Lorrimer
 1918 Stolen Orders
Lt. Dennis Gaveston
 1918 Leap to Fame
Charles Trevor
 1918 The Way Out
Robert Barr
 1918 His Royal Highness
Jack Christie
 1918 The Beautiful Mrs. Reynolds
Alexander Hamilton
 1917 The Good for Nothing
Jack Burkshaw
 1917 The Burglar
William Lewis
 1917 Youth
Bryan Goodwin
 1917 The Price of Pride
David / William
 1917 The Crimson Dove
Brand Cameron
 1917 The Page Mystery
Alan Winthrop
 1917 The Social Leper
John Dean
 1917 A Square Deal
Hugh Eltinge
 1917 On Dangerous Ground
Bradford Stewart
 1916 The New South
Harry Ford, as an adult
 1916 Beyond the Wall
Dane Ashley
 1916 The Ocean Waif (Short)
Ronald Roberts
 1916 A Woman's Way
Howard Stanton
 1916/I Sally in Our Alley
Paul Taylor
 1916 His Brother's Wife
Howard Barton
 1916 The Clarion
Harrington Surtaine
 1915 Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo
Richard Lane
 1915 The Case of Becky
Dr. John Arnold
 1915 The Secret Orchard
Lt. Dodd
 1915 The Puppet Crown
Bob Carewe
 1915 The High Hand
Jim Warren
 1914 The Last Chapter
Donald Gordon
 1914 The Man Who Could Not Lose
Champneys Carter
 1914 The Key to Yesterday
Frederick Marston / Robert Anglo-Saxon
 1914 Such a Little Queen
King Stephen
 1914 The Political Boss (Short)
Tom Nash - Newspaper Editor
 1914 The Wire Chief's Reward (Short)
Jack - the Wire Chief
 1914 The Spitfire
Bruce Morson
 1914 Mrs. Peyton's Pearls (Short)
Tony Peyton - the Son
 1914 The Fringe on the Glove (Short)
Bob Heath
 1914 The Detective's Sister (Short)
Jack Hurley - Gentleman Burglar
 1914 The Secret Formula (Short)
Fred Farnham
 1914 The Wiles of a Siren (Short)
Henry Hughson
 1914 The Award of Justice (Short)
Horace Clark - a Young Evangelist
 1914 Chasing the Smugglers (Short)
Lieutenant Rand
 1914 The Fatal Clues (Short)
Roy Harper - a Criminologist
 1914 Out in the Rain (Short)
 1914 The Convict's Story (Short)
Lawrence - a Victim of Circumstance
 1914/II The Masquerader (Short)
Marshall Black - a Society Parasite
 1913 The Invisible Foe (Short)
Billy Waters - an Architect
 1913 The Plot of India's Hillmen (Short)
Lieutenant Maxam
 1913 Perils of the Sea (Short)
Edward Langdon
 1913 The Man Who Vanished (Short)
Hobart Schuyler
 1913 A Daughter of the Underworld (Short)
Deverill - a Young Minister
 1913 Trooper Billy (Short)
Lt. Blake
 1913 The Invaders (Short)
John Thorpe
 1913 The Skeleton in the Closet (Short)
Dan - the Deputy Sheriff
 1913 Intemperance (Short)
John Brent - a Minister
 1913 The Girl and the Gangster (Short)
Bunk Woods
 1913 The Fight at Grizzly Gulch (Short)
Wentworth - The Trader
 1913/II The Struggle (Short)
Bat Thomas
 1913 The Tragedy of Big Eagle Mine (Short)
Young Tom Morton / Tom Morton Jr.
 1913 The Battle for Freedom (Short)
Charles Willis
 1913 The Poet and the Soldier (Short)
The Soldier
 1913 The Cheyenne Massacre (Short)
Lt. Ellis
 1913 The Wayward Son (Short)
Wilfred Cartwell
 1913 The California Oil Crooks (Short)
George Cresswell
 1913/I The Sacrifice (Short)
Crane - the Young Broker
 1913 The Attack at Rocky Pass (Short)
Lieutenant Kellar
 1913 The Honor System (Short)
Richard Strong - a Prisoner
 1913 The Missing Bonds (Short)
Robert Randolph
 1913 The Mountain Witch (Short)
Edwin Revell - a Young Minister
 1913 The Redemption (Short)
Red Ellis
 1913/II A Life in the Balance (Short)
Dr. Alberts - a Young Physician
 1913 The Buckskin Coat (Short)
Ed - a Young Settler
 1913 The Last Blockhouse (Short)
Jim - a Settler
 1913 The Pride of Angry Bear (Short)
Jim Lance - a Prospector
 1913/II The Boomerang (Short)
John Smith - a Workman
 1913 Red Sweeney's Mistake (Short)
Red Sweeney - a Clever Crook
 1913 A Dangerous Wager (Short)
Jack - a Young Westerner
 1913 The Usurer (Short)
David Mills
 1912 The Two Runaways (Short)
Jackson - the Bank Clerk
 1912 The Mayor's Crusade (Short)
Royal Fendrick - the Mayor's Son
 1912 The Indian Uprising at Santa Fe (Short)
Captain Gomez / Governor Don Diego de Vargas
 1912 The Water Rights War (Short)
 1912 Red Wing and the Paleface (Short)
 1912 The Flower Girl's Romance (Short)
Arthur Rodney
 1912 Days of '49 (Short)
 1912 Mountain Dew (Short)
Officer Lane of the Secret Service
 1912 The Skinflint (Short)
Osborn - Gabriel's Sweetheart
 1912 The Power of a Hymn (Short)
 1912 The Peril of the Cliffs (Short)
Dr. Carl Boswell
 1912/I The Plot That Failed (Short)
Jack - the Young Inventor
 1912 The Redskin Raiders (Short)
Rolfe - the Trapper
 1912 When Youth Meets Youth (Short)
Bernard Thurvell - Will's Brother
 1912 The Village Vixen (Short)
Willis - Harrison's Son
 1912 The Apache Renegade (Short)
Jack Lane - a Cowboy
 1912 The Parasite (Short)
Fred Adams / Benson (dual role)
 1912 The Frenzy of Firewater (Short)
 1912 The Daughter of the Sheriff (Short)
Jack Bernard
 1912 Kentucky Girl (Short)
Bob Hopkins
 1912 The Wandering Musician (Short)
Joseph Thomas - The Wandering Musician - 30 Years Ago
 1912 Freed from Suspicion (Short)
Tom - Mary's Sweetheart
 1912 The Family Tyrant (Short)
Young Clary
 1912 Fantasca, the Gipsy (Short)
John Neville
 1912 The Suffragette Sheriff (Short)
Simple Sam
 1912 Saved by Telephone (Short)
Mr. J.W. Lawson
 1912 The Organ Grinder (Short)
 1912 The Colonel's Escape (Short)
James Boyd - Soldier of Fortune
 1912 The Bag of Gold (Short)
Sam Prentiss - a Young American
 1912 The Gun Smugglers (Short)
Logan Jarrow - The Smuggler's Son
 1912 The Outlaw (Short)
Jim - the Prospector
 1912 The Stolen Invention (Short)
Floyd Dandridge, Gladys' Suitor
 1912 The Mexican Revolutionist (Short)
Juan - Mexican Revolutionist
 1912 The Adventures of American Joe (Short)
Joseph Chapman aka American Joe - a Sailor
 1912 The Secret of the Miser's Cave (Short)
Tom Mitchell
 1912 The Spanish Revolt of 1836 (Short)
Juan Alvarado
 1912 Jean of the Jail (Short)
Pedro - the Jailer
 1912 The Defeat of the Brewery Gang (Short)
Undetermined Leading Role (unconfirmed)
 1912 The Bell of Penance (Short)
Henry Fitch
 1912 The Alcalde's Conspiracy (Short)
 1912/I An American Invasion (Short)
James Pattie
 1912 A Princess of the Hills (Short)
Don Miguel Valdez
 1912 An Interrupted Wedding (Short)
 1912 The Russian Peasant (Short)
Dimitri Andrevitch
 1911 The Higher Toll (Short)
 1911 Between Father and Son (Short)
Raphaelo (unconfirmed)
 1911 Norma from Norway (Short)
 1911 The Long Arm of the Law (Short)
Dave Carlton - the Ranch Foreman (unconfirmed)
 1911 How Betty Captured the Outlaw (Short)
Jim West aka Slim Jim Ward
 1911 The Temptation of Rodney Vane (Short)
Jack Satire - The Vineyard Owner's Son
 1911 Dan, the Lighthouse Keeper (Short)
Dan, the Lighthouse Keeper (unconfirmed)
 1911 When California Was Won (Short)
Lt. Tom Marston (unconfirmed)
 1911 The Engineer's Daughter (Short)
Jack Sinclair (unconfirmed)
 1911 The Price of Ambition (Short)
 1911/III For Her Brother's Sake (Short)
Allen - Mary's Brother
 1911 The Peril of the Plains (Short)
Mr. Walker - the Father
 1911 A Prisoner of Mexico (Short)
Paul Mason (unconfirmed)
 1911 The Mistress of Hacienda del Cerro (Short)
Richard Young - the Young American
 1911 The California Revolution of 1848 (Short)
Harry Cutler
 1911 The Blackfoot Halfbreed (Short)
Capt. Tingley
 1911 The Alpine Lease (Short)
Rodney Willis
 1911 When the Sun Went Out (Short)
 1911 On the Warpath (Short)
 1911 The Branded Shoulder (Short)
Ivor Thaine
 1911 Don Ramon's Daughter (Short)
Francisco (unconfirmed)
 1911 The Wasp (Short)
Redfern - the Artist
 1911 Peggy, the Moonshiner's Daughter (Short)
Tom Hatfield
 1911 Over the Garden Wall (Short)
 1911 The Mexican Joan of Arc (Short)
 1911 The Indian Maid's Sacrifice (Short)
Don Pablo
 1911 By the Aid of a Lariat (Short)
Lariat Jim
 1911 The Badge of Courage (Short)
Tom - Jane's Sweetheart
 1911 Reckless Reddy Reforms (Short)
Undetermined Role
 1911 A Cattle Herder's Romance (Short)
Allen Ford - Young Cowboy
 1911 The Love of Summer Morn (Short)
Lieutenant Bob
 1911 The Loyalty of Don Luis Verdugo (Short)
A Young Cavalry Lieutenant (unconfirmed)
 1911 Slabsides (Short)
An English Tourist
 1911 Slim Jim's Last Chance (Short)
Slim Jim aka Red Davis
 1911 Big Hearted Jim (Short)
 1911 Though the Seas Divide (Short)
The Pianist
 1911 The Mission Carrier (Short)
 1911 Bertha's Mission (Short)
 1911 Mexican Filibusterers (Short)
 1911 The Lost Ribbon (Short)
 1911 The Broken Trail (Short)
The Successful Lover
 1911 The Trail of the Pomas Charm (Short)
Dick - a Prospector (unconfirmed)
 1911 Doctor Cupid (Short)
Percy Primrose, A Poet
 1910 When Lovers Part (Short)
 1910 A Dixie Mother (Short)
The Son
 1910 On Her Doorsteps (Short)
 1910 Brother Man (Short)
 1910/I Uncle Tom's Cabin (Short)
Show Show Director (9 credits)
Show Show Producer (7 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
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Stage actor, stage and film producer.

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Carllyle Blackwell


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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