Tod Browning

Highest Rated: 100% The Unknown (1927)
Lowest Rated: 20% Devil Doll (1964)
Birthday: Invalid date
Birthplace: Not Available
Browning joined a traveling circus while still a teenager, performing as a clown and contortionist. In 1915 he began acting at the Biograph studio and appeared in the modern sequence of D.W. Griffith's classic Intolerance; he also served as one of Griffith's assistants on that monumental project. Browning began directing in 1917, frequently co-writing his films. His first film with actor Lon Chaney, The Unholy Three, was a hit and led to several memorable silent melodramas with the great character actor, including The Unknown, London After Midnight (which Browning remade in 1935 as Mark Of The Vampire), and West Of Zanzibar. By the 1930s Browning was specializing in horror, and directed two classics of the era: Dracula with Bela Lugosi, and the astounding Freaks. The latter, a shocker set among the freaks of a traveling sideshow, was far too disturbing for its time and was quickly yanked from theaters; only in the 1960s did the film come to be hailed as a masterpiece.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Fast Workers Director 2014
20% Devil Doll Screenwriter 1964
No Score Yet Miracles For Sale Director 1939
87% The Devil-Doll Screenwriter Director 1936
79% Mark of the Vampire Director 1935
No Score Yet Fast Workers Director Producer 1933
94% Freaks Director 1932
91% Dracula Producer Director 1931
No Score Yet Iron Man Director 1931
No Score Yet Paid Director 1930
No Score Yet The Thirteenth Chair Director Producer 1929
No Score Yet Where East Is East Screenwriter Director 1929
No Score Yet West of Zanzibar Director 1928
100% The Unknown Director 1927
No Score Yet The Show Director 1927
No Score Yet The Black Bird Director Screenwriter 1926
No Score Yet Mystic Director 1925
83% The Unholy Three Director 1925
No Score Yet White Tiger Director 1923
No Score Yet Outside the Law Screenwriter Producer Director 1920
No Score Yet The Wicked Darling Director 1919
97% Intolerance A Crook Screenwriter 1916
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes: The Archive Collection Screenwriter 1916
No Score Yet The Virgin Of Stamboul Screenwriter Director


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