E. Mason Hopper

Highest Rated: 98% Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Lowest Rated: 98% Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Birthday: Dec 6, 1885
Birthplace: Not Available
Like so many other American silent film directors, E. Mason Hopper came to movies with vast accumulated experience in any number of jobs. He'd been a vaudevillian, a stock actor/director, a food manufacturer, a baseball player and a student at the University of Maryland by the time he began directing one-reelers at Chicago's Essanay studios in 1911. Few of his feature films have been spotlighted in reference books; his success rested upon productivity and longevity. In the '20s, Hopper tackled everything from historical spectacle (Janice Meredith [1924]) to bedroom farce (Getting Gertie's Garter [1927]). Hopper's talkie assignments were principally of the B-quickie variety, but he finished on a high note with the above-average independent programmer Curtain at Eight (1934). After several years in retirement, E. Mason Hopper resurfaced in the late '40s and early '50s as a bit actor in such films as Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard (1950).

Highest Rated Movies



98% Sunset Boulevard Doctor/Courtier 1950
No Score Yet Hong Kong Nights Director 1935
No Score Yet Curtain at Eight Director 1934
No Score Yet One Year Later Director 1933
No Score Yet Alias Mary Smith Director 1932
No Score Yet Held for Murder Director 1932
No Score Yet Shop Angel Director 1932
No Score Yet Their Own Desire Director Producer 1929
No Score Yet Wise Girls Director 1929
No Score Yet Square Shoulders Director 1929
No Score Yet Blonde for a Night Director 1928
No Score Yet Getting Gertie's Garter Director 1927
No Score Yet Up in Mabel's Room Director 1926
No Score Yet Janice Meredith Director 1924
No Score Yet Hungry Hearts Director 1922
No Score Yet Boston Blackie's Little Pal Director 1918


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