Shadows of the Night (film)
Shadows of the Night is a 1928 American silent drama film directed by D. Ross Lederman and written by Robert E. Hopkins and D. Ross Lederman; the film stars Flash the Dog, Lawrence Gray, Louise Lorraine, Warner Richmond, Tom Dugan. It was released on October 1928, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. A copy of Shadows of the Night is housed at the Cinémathèque Française in France. Flash the Dog as Flash Lawrence Gray as Jimmy Sherwood Louise Lorraine as Molly Warner Richmond as Feagan Tom Dugan as Connelly Alphonse Ethier as O'Flaherty Polly Moran as Entertainer Drew Demorest Joyzelle Joyner as Cabaret Dancer Robert Perry Eddie Sturgis Shadows of the Night on IMDb Synopsis at AllMovie
A Dog of the Regiment
A Dog of the Regiment is a 1927 American silent drama film directed by D. Ross Lederman; this film is presumed lost. Dorothy Gulliver as Marie von Waldorf Rin Tin Tin as Rinty Tom Gallery as Richard Harrison Hans Joby as Eric von Hager According to Warner Bros records the film earned $188,000 domestic and $59,000 foreign. A Dog of the Regiment on IMDb A Dog of the Regiment at AllMovie
Branded (1931 film)
Branded is a 1931 American Pre-Code Western film directed by D. Ross Lederman. Dale and sidekick'Swede' break up a stage robbery only to be arrested for the robbery. Escaping to a new town they make an enemy of Moore. Buck Jones as Cuthbert Chauncy Dale Ethel Kenyon as Lou Preston Wallace MacDonald as Stage Robber Philo McCullough as Mac - Fall City Sheriff Albert J. Smith as Joe Moore John Oscar as Ole'Swede' Swenson Clark Burroughs as Mr. Preston Fred Burns as Prestonville Sheriff Branded on IMDb Branded at AllMovie Branded at the TCM Movie Database Branded at the American Film Institute Catalog
Ernest Thurston Hall was an American film and television actor. Hall was born in Massachusetts. Hall toured with various New England stage companies during his teens went onto London, where he formed a small stage troupe, he toured New Zealand and South Africa."At 22 in 1904, Hall was in the first stage production of Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch, his Broadway credits include The Only Girl, Have a Heart, Civilian Clothes, The French Doll, Still Waters, Buy, Mixed Doubles, Behold the Bridegroom, The Common Sin, Sign of the Leopard, Fifty Million Frenchmen, Everything's Jake, Philip Goes Forth, Thoroughbred, Re-echo, They Shall Not Die, Spring Freshet, All Rights Reserved, Rain from Heaven. In 1925, Hall took a troupe to Australia to perform the play So This Is London. Hall's film career began with his work in silent films in 1915, he appeared in 250 films between 1915 and 1957 and is remembered for his portrayal, during the stages of his career, of pompous or blustering authority figures. Early in his silent career, he supported Theda Bara in her vamp-costume dramas.
Hall's best-known television role was as Mr. Schuyler, the boss of Cosmo Topper, in the 1950s television series, Topper. Hall was married to Quenda Hackett. Thurston Hall on IMDb Thurston Hall at the Internet Broadway Database Thurston Hall at Find a Grave
Rinty of the Desert
Rinty of the Desert is a 1928 American silent drama film directed by D. Ross Lederman; the film was released with a Vitaphone soundtrack with a synchronised musical score and sound effects. This film is presumed to be lost. Rin Tin Tin as Rinty Audrey Ferris as June Carroll Nye as Pat Paul Panzer as Mike Doyle Otto Hoffman as Pop Marlow According to Warner Bros records the film earned $164,000 domestically and $57,000 foreign. Rinty of the Desert on IMDb Rinty of the Desert at AllMovie
Dinky is a 1935 American drama film directed by D. Ross Lederman. Jackie Cooper as Dinky Daniels Mary Astor as Mrs. Martha Daniels Roger Pryor as Tom Marsden Henry Armetta as Tony Karamazo, the junkman Betty Jean Hainey as Mary Henry O'Neill as Colonel Barnes Jimmy Butler as Cadet Lane George Ernest as Jojo Edith Fellows as Sally Sidney Miller as Sammy Richard Quine as Jackie Shaw Dinky on IMDb
Marc Lawrence was an American character actor who specialized in underworld types. He has been credited as F. A. Foss, Marc Laurence and Marc C. Lawrence. Lawrence was born in New York City, the son of a Polish Jewish mother, Minerva Norma, a Russian Jewish father, Israel Simon Goldsmith, he participated in plays in school attended the City College of New York. In 1930, he received a two-year scholarship to the repertory theater operated by Eva Le Gallienne. In 1930, Lawrence befriended John Garfield; the two appeared in a number of plays before Lawrence was given a film contract with Columbia Pictures. Lawrence's film debut came in 1933. Lawrence's pock-marked complexion, brooding appearance and New York street-guy accent made him a natural for heavies, he played scores of gangsters and mob bosses over the next six decades. Lawrence found himself under scrutiny for his political leanings; when called before the House Un-American Activities Committee, he admitted he had once been a member of the Communist Party.
He named Sterling Hayden, Lionel Stander, Anne Revere, Larry Parks, Karen Morley and Jeff Corey as Communists. He departed for Europe, where he continued to make films. Following the demise of the blacklist, he returned to America and resumed his position as a familiar and talented purveyor of gangland types, he played gangsters in two James Bond movies: 1971's Diamonds Are Forever opposite Sean Connery, 1974's The Man with the Golden Gun opposite Roger Moore. He portrayed a henchman opposite Laurence Olivier in Marathon Man and a stereotypical Miami mob boss alongside Jerry Reed and Dom DeLuise in the comedy Hot Stuff. One of his last roles was as Mr. Zeemo in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Badda-Bing Badda-Bang", which aired in February 1999, he played the elderly Gatherer Volnoth in the 1989 Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Vengeance Factor". His final film role was in Looney Tunes Back in Action, appearing as an Acme Corporation vice president. Lawrence directed Nightmare in the Sun.
In 1991 Lawrence's autobiography was published entitled Long Time No See: Confessions of a Hollywood Gangster. Lawrence was the subject of a novel, The Beautiful and the Profane. Lawrence married screenwriter Fanya Foss, they had two children and Toni. Lawrence died of heart failure on November 28, 2005 at the age of 95, he was buried at Westwood Memorial Park in California. Names You Never Remember, With Faces You Never Forget, by Justin Humphreys. BearManor Media, Albany, 2006. ISBN 1-59393-041-0. Marc Lawrence on IMDb Marc Lawrence at AllMovie Marc Lawrence at the Internet Broadway Database Marc Lawrence at Memory Alpha