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David M. Hartford

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A well-known stage actor/director who had been an associate of the legendary Oliver Morosco for five years, Michigan-born David M. Hartford made an auspicious screen debut in the title role of Captain Kidd (1913), a three-reel Bison presentation. He played Mary Pickford's father in the first screen version of Tess of the Storm Country the following year and would continue to play character roles, great and small, until his death in 1932. But Hartford was even better known as a director and was a member of the "committee" that produced the powerful and still extant anti-war melodrama Civilization (1916). Another surviving Hartford production is the 1919 Back to God's Country, a splendid outdoor melodrama featuring the "Queen of the Northwoods," Nell Shipman.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Over the Hill
  • Actor
1931
No Score Yet Rough Romance
  • Dad Reynolds
1930
No Score Yet Nomads of the North
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1920
No Score Yet Back to God's Country
  • Director
1919
No Score Yet Civilization
  • Director
1916

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