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Frederick A. Thomson (1869–1925)

Born in Montreal, Canada, Frederick A. Thomson--not to be confused with cowboy star Fred Thomson--had a 20-year career on the stage as an actor and producer before entering the film industry. He was a longtime director at Vitagraph, although he would occasionally appear in the studio's films as an actor. He directed his last film in 1921, and ... See full bio »

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 1921 Neighbor Nelly (Short)
 1920 Heidi (Short)
 1920 The Key to Power (NY interiors, uncredited)
 1918 The Mating (as Frederic Thomson)
 1918 Wild Primrose
 1917 Danger Trail
 1916 The Chattel (as Fred Thomson)
 1916 The Feud Girl (as Frederic Thompson)
 1916 The Saleslady
 1916 Nearly a King
 1915 The Wonderful Adventure (as Frederick Thomson)
 1915 After Dark (as Frederic Thomson)
 1915 The Model (as Frederick Thomson)
 1915 The Country Boy (as Frederick Thomson)
 1915 The Goose Girl (as Frederick Thomson)
 1914 The Sign of the Cross (as Frederick Thomson)
 1914 The Spirit of the Poppy (as Frederick Thomson)
 1914 Warfare in the Skies (Short)
 1914 The Spitfire (as Frederick Thomson)
 1914 The Christian
 1914 The Mischief Maker (Short) (as Frederick Thomson)
 1914 The Hero (Short) (as Fred Thomson)
 1914 In the Old Attic (Short) (as Fred Thomson)
 1913 Love's Sunset (Short)
 1913 Betty in the Lions' Den (Short)
 1913 The Whimsical Threads of Destiny (Short) (as Frederick Thompson)
 1913 The Right Man (Short)
 1913 Daniel (Short) (as Fred Thomson)
 1913 The Fruits of Vengeance (Short)
 1913/II Their Mutual Friend (Short)
 1913 The Tiger (Short)
 1913 The Lady and the Glove (Short)
 1913 Father and Son: or, The Curse of the Golden Land (Short) (as Fred Thomson)
 1913 The Troublesome Daughters (Short) (as Fred Thomson)
 1913 An Error in Kidnapping (Short) (as Fred Thomson)
 1913 Bingles and the Cabaret (Short) (as Fred Thompson)
 1913 The Lion's Bride (Short)
 1913 The Drop of Blood (Short) (as Fred Thomson)
 1913 Wild Beasts at Large (Short)
 1913 Tricks of the Trade (Short)
 1913 The Amateur Lion Tamer (Short) (as Fred Thomson)
 1913 Bingles Mends the Clock (Short) (as Fred Thompson)
 1913 The Wonderful Statue (Short)
 1913 His Honor, the Mayor (Short)
 1913 He Waited (Short)
 1913 Hubby Buys a Baby (Short)
 1913 Suspicious Henry (Short)
 1913 Mr. Ford's Temper (Short)
 1913/I The Man Higher Up (Short)
 1913 Buttercups (Short)
 1913 Stenographer Troubles (Short) (as Frederick A. Thompson)
 1913 The Elephant's Toilet (Short)
 1913 Ma's Apron Strings (Short)
 1913 Three Black Bags (Short)
 1913 Mr. Bolter's Niece (Short)
 1912 Freckles (Short)
 1912 All for a Girl (Short)
 1912 Doctor Bridget (Short)
 1912 The Absent-Minded Valet (Short) (as Frederick Thomson)
 1912 In the Garden Fair (Short) (as Fred Thomson)
 1912 In the Furnace Fire (Short) (as Frederick Thompson)
 1912 The Indian Mutiny (Short)
 1912 The Cross Roads (Short)
 1912 Who's to Win? (Short)
 1912 The Maid's Stratagem (Short) (as F.A. Thomson)
 1912 The Staff of Age (Short) (as F.A. Thomson)
 1912 A Piece of Ambergris (Short) (as F.A. Thomson)
 1912 A Millionaire for a Day (Short) (as F.A. Thomson)
 1911 The Ventriloquist's Trunk (Short)
 1911 Their Charming Mama (Short)
 1911 The Gossip (Short)
 1911 Kitty and the Cowboys (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Wrote (w/Guy Bolton) "Tip-Toes" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Music by George Gershwin. Lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Musical Director: William Daly. On Piano: Victor Arden and Phil Ohman. Dances / Ensembles staged by Sammy Lee. Additional dances directed by Earl Lindsay. Book directed by John Harwood. Liberty Theatre: 28 Dec 1925-12 ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

F.A. Thompson | Frederick A. 'Bing' Thompson | Frederick A. Thompson | Frederick Thompson | Frederic Thompson | Fred Thompson | F.A. Thomson | Fred A. Thomson | Frederick Thomson | Frederic Thomson | Fred Thomson

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Picked up the nickname "Bing" because when he was ready to shoot a scene, he would yell, "All right, now, let's go--Bing!".



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