Cecil B. DeMille
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Edward Coxen
(Movies & TV)
William Desmond Taylor
(Movies & TV)
Marin Sais
(Movies & TV)
Hobart Bosworth
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Marshall Neilan

Knowledge Identifier: +Marshall_Neilan


Marshall Neilan

American motion picture actor, screenwriter, film director, and producer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1891.

Countries: United States (78%), California (17%), (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Cecil B. DeMille, Edward Coxen, William Desmond Taylor

Linked to: American Film Manufacturing Company, Famous Players-Lasky Corporation, Kalem Company, Motion Picture Directors Association




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Marshall Neilan was born in 1891 add something


As a teenager, he began acting in bit parts in live theatre, and in 1910 he got a job driving Biograph Studios executives around Los Angeles there to determine the suitability of the West Coast as a place for a permanent studio add something


Edward Coxen - Early in 1911, the Santa Monica Studio was formed by the Kalem Company to satisfy the increasing demand and young talent such as Ed Coxen, Ruth Roland, Marin Sais, and Marshall Neilan were recruited


In 1915, Neilan was one of the founding members of the Motion Picture Directors Association along with directors such as Cecil B. DeMille, Allan Dwan, and William Desmond Taylor add something


At the end of 1916, Neilan was hired by Mary Pickford Films where he directed Pickford in several productions including "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" and "The Little Princess" in 1917, plus "Stella Maris", "Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley", "M'Liss" in 1918, and "Daddy-Long-Legs" in 1919 add something


Actor - The pervading presence of stage actors in film was the cause of this outburst from director Marshall Neilan in 1917: "The sooner the stage people who have come into pictures get out, the better for the pictures


Having all but given up acting, Neilan's directing successes led to him creating his own production company and between 1920 and 1926, Marshall Neilan Productions made eleven feature-length films almost all of which were distributed through First National Pictures add something


Neilan's marriage to Bambrick ended in 1921 and a year later he married actress Blanche Sweet whom he directed on several occasions add something


Lucille Ricksen - In 1922, Ricksen was signed to a contract with actor and director Marshall Neilan who cast her in the commercially and critically successful Neilan directed drama "The Stranger's Banquet" opposite Claire Windsor and Hobart Bosworth


A talented screenwriter, in 1927 he wrote the original story for the Howard Hughes film, "Hell's Angels" add something


In 1929, he was hired by RKO Radio Pictures but had difficulty adapting to directing the new talkies add something


He was hired by Hal Roach Studios, for whom he directed a few films in 1930, and he made his final directorial effort in 1937 add something


In recognition of his contribution to the motion picture industry, in 1940 the Directors Guild of America conferred on him an "Honorary Life Member award add something


Neilan died in Los Angeles in 1958 of throat cancer add something

Marshall Neilan died in 1958 add something