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Karl Brown

Lowest Rated:   71% Tarzan Escapes (1936)
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The son of stage actors, Pennsylvania-born Karl Brown was far more intrigued by the technical end of show business; while in his teens he became a lab assistant, then a still photographer. Brown's celebrated association with D.W. Griffith began when the director cast him as a juvenile player in 1914. Before long, Brown was made the assistant of Griffith's trusted cameraman Billy Bitzer, and in 1916 Brown distinguished himself by concocting the special effects for the crucifixion scenes in Griffith's Intolerance (1916). As a cinematographer in his own right, Brown became a close associate of director James Cruze, cranking the camera for Cruze's money-making epic The Covered Wagon. Brown himself turned director in the mid 1920s, but outside of Stark Love (1927), a remarkable semi-documentary account of North Carolina mountain folk, his films were unmemorable. He also wrote several screenplays, among them the above-average Boris Karloff "mad doctor" quickie The Man With 9 Lives (1939). As work opportunities dwindled, Brown lived on the fringes of poverty, all but forgotten until he was rediscovered by film historians anxious to pick Brown's brain about the Griffith years. Karl Brown assembled many of these reminiscences in a book, Adventures with D. W. Griffith, published in 1973.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Alien Watchers: Ancient Gods
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Hitler---Dead or Alive
  • Screenwriter
1942
No Score Yet Phantom Killer
  • Screenwriter
1942
No Score Yet Under Fiesta Stars
  • Screenwriter
1941
No Score Yet Before I Hang
  • Screenwriter
1940
No Score Yet The Man with Nine Lives
  • Screenwriter
1940
80% The Man They Could Not Hang
  • Screenwriter
1939
No Score Yet Gangster's Boy
  • Screenwriter
1938
No Score Yet Barefoot Boy
  • Director
1938
No Score Yet Port of Missing Girls
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1938
No Score Yet Under the Big Top
  • Director
1938
71% Tarzan Escapes
  • Screenwriter
1936
No Score Yet In His Steps
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1936
No Score Yet The White Legion
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1936
No Score Yet Hearts in Bondage
  • Screenwriter
1936
No Score Yet Fast Workers
  • Screenwriter
1933
No Score Yet Flames
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1932
No Score Yet Fire Alarm
  • Director
1932
No Score Yet Stark Love
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1927
No Score Yet Home Sweet Home
  • Actor
1914

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