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Oscar Apfel



Before becoming a notable early director and actor on the silver screen, Oscar Apfel was a veteran opera producer and director. His career in cinema began in 1911 when became a director for Edison. Apfel also directed films for other studios including Selig. His work became popular in 1914 when he began co-directing feature-length films with the legendary Cecil B. De Mille for Lasky-Paramount Studios. In 1916, he moved to Fox and later continued director for smaller studios until his career began to wane in the 1920s. At the end of his directorial career, Apfel had been reduced to churning out low-grade melodramas for cut-rate studios. He directed his final film in 1927. One year later, Apfel appeared again as an actor known for playing distinguished characters in films such as Romance of the Underworld (1928), and the 1931 version of The Maltese Falcon.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
100% The House of Rothschild
  • Prussian Officer
2000
No Score Yet Conquest
  • Count Potocka
1937
No Score Yet The Toast of New York
  • Wallack
1937
No Score Yet Rustler's Valley
  • Clem
1937
No Score Yet Jim Hanvey, Detective
  • Lambert
1937
No Score Yet History Is Made At Night
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet The Fire Trap
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet Bridge of Sighs
  • Actor
1936
No Score Yet The Plot Thickens
  • Robbins
1936
No Score Yet Bulldog Edition
  • Taggart, Daily News Publisher
1936
No Score Yet The Gorgeous Hussy
  • Tompkins
1936
100% San Francisco
  • Members of Founders' Club
1936
No Score Yet Murder at Glen Athol
  • Reuben Marshall
1936
No Score Yet Hearts in Bondage
  • Cap. Gillman
1936
No Score Yet I Dream Too Much
  • Cafe Owner
1935
No Score Yet Dante's Inferno
  • Williams
1935
No Score Yet Shadows of the Orient
  • Judge Avery
1935
No Score Yet The Nut Farm
  • Mr. Bent
1935
No Score Yet Bordertown
  • Judge at Law School
1935
No Score Yet Romance in Manhattan
  • The Judge
1935
No Score Yet Man on the Flying Trapeze
  • President Malloy
1935
No Score Yet Rainbow's End
  • Neil Gibson Sr.
1935
No Score Yet Crimson Romance
  • John Fleming
1934
No Score Yet The Old Fashioned Way
  • Mr. Livingston, Wally's Father
1934
85% Manhattan Melodrama
  • Assembly Speaker
1934
No Score Yet The Big Shakedown
  • Doctor
1934
No Score Yet The World Changes
  • Morley
1933
No Score Yet Only Yesterday
  • Mr. Lane
1933
No Score Yet One Man's Journey
  • John Radford
1933
No Score Yet Tugboat Annie
  • Reynolds
1933
No Score Yet Before Dawn
  • O'Hara
1933
No Score Yet Tomorrow at Seven
  • Marsden
1933
No Score Yet Emergency Call
  • Dr. Schwarz
1933
No Score Yet The Bowery
  • Mr. Herman
1933
No Score Yet The Story of Temple Drake
  • District Attorney
1933
No Score Yet The Match King
  • Uncle
1932
No Score Yet You Said a Mouthful
  • Armstrong
1932
No Score Yet Hot Saturday
  • Ed W. Randolph
1932
No Score Yet Hell's Highway
  • Billings
1932
No Score Yet Madame Racketeer
  • J. Harrington Hagney
1932
No Score Yet Skyscraper Souls
  • Banker
1932
No Score Yet Make Me a Star
  • Henshaw
1932
No Score Yet Shopworn
  • Judge Forbes
1932
No Score Yet The Man Who Played God
  • The Lip Reader
1932
No Score Yet High Pressure
  • Mr. Hackett - Better Business Bureau Manager
1932
No Score Yet Alias The Doctor
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet False Faces
  • Fineberg
1932
No Score Yet Way Back Home
  • Wobbling Duffy
1931
No Score Yet Sidewalks of New York
  • Judge
1931
91% Five Star Final
  • Hinchecliffe
1931
67% The Maltese Falcon
  • District Attorney
1931
No Score Yet Big Business Girl
  • Walter Morley
1931
No Score Yet Inspiration
  • Vignaud
1931
No Score Yet Men in Her Life
  • Blake
1931
No Score Yet State's Attorney
  • Ulrich
1931
100% Abraham Lincoln
  • Stanton
1930
No Score Yet Brewster's Millions
  • Director
1914
No Score Yet The Squaw Man
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1914

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