Tod Browning

Tod Browning

Highest Rated: 100% The Unknown (1927)

Lowest Rated: 67% London After Midnight (1927)

Birthday: Jul 12, 1880

Birthplace: Not Available

A pioneering director who helped create the horror film genre, Tod Browning made his mark on cinema via his 10-film collaboration with actor Lon Chaney, the first sound version of "Dracula" (1931), starring Bela Lugosi, and most particularly his master work, "Freaks" (1932). So grotesque and frightful was "Freaks," that some 20 minutes were cut from the U.S. version, while Great Britain banned the film for three decades. But it was his work with Chaney during the silent era that stood the test of time, which started with "The Wicked Darling" (1919) and ended with "Where East is East" (1929). In between, he had Chaney portray a transvestite in "The Unholy Three" (1925), a cripple in "The Black Bird" (1926) and a vampire in "London After Midnight" (1927). He had slated "Dracula" to star Chaney, but the actor fell ill and died of cancer, leaving Browning to cast Lugosi. Meanwhile, after "Freaks," he helmed "Mark of the Vampire" (1935), a remake of "London After Midnight," "The Devil Doll" (1936) and "Miracles for Sale" (1939), before calling it a career. Following his death in 1962, film historians re-evaluated his career and helped rehabilitate him with contemporary audiences, elevating his status as a trailblazing horror director.

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Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miracles for Sale Director - 1939
78% 70% The Devil Doll Director,
Writer (Story),
Producer
- 1936
80% 46% Mark of the Vampire Director - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fast Workers Director - 1933
95% 88% Freaks Director,
Producer
- 1932
No Score Yet 55% Iron Man Director - 1931
91% 81% Dracula Director,
Producer
- 1931
No Score Yet 9% The Thirteenth Chair Director,
Producer
- 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Outside the Law Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1930
No Score Yet 56% Where East Is East Director - 1929
No Score Yet 81% West of Zanzibar Director - 1928
67% 43% London After Midnight Director,
Producer,
Writer
- 1927
100% 89% The Unknown Director - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Show Director - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Road to Mandalay Director,
Writer (Story)
- 1926
No Score Yet 33% The Blackbird Director,
Writer
- 1926
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mystic Director,
Writer
- 1925
83% 77% The Unholy Three Director - 1925
No Score Yet No Score Yet Drifting Director,
Screenwriter
- 1923
No Score Yet 54% Outside the Law Director,
Writer
- 1920
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virgin of Stamboul Director,
Screenwriter
- 1920
No Score Yet 55% The Wicked Darling Director - 1919
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mystery of the Leaping Fish Writer - 1916
97% 77% Intolerance Writer - 1916

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