~Henry Lehrman~

Born: March 30, 1886 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]
Died:
November 7, 1946 (age 60) in Hollywood, California, USA
~Filmography~
~Producer~

1928 Chicken a La King (producer)
1921 The Devilish Romeo (Short) (producer)
1921 Ain't Love Grand? (Short) (producer)
1921 The Golfer (Short) (producer)
1921 The Singer Midget's Scandal (Short) (producer)
1921 Who's Who (Short) (producer)
1921 A Game Lady (Short) (producer)
1921 Three Good Pals (Short) (producer)
1921 The Hayseed (Short) (producer)
1921 The Night Before (Short) (producer)
1921 The Jockey (Short) (producer)
1921 His Meal Ticket (Short) (producer)
1921 Verse and Worse (Short) (producer)
1921 Skirts (producer)
1921 The Janitors (Short) (producer)
1921 The Big Secret (Short) (producer)
1921/II The Simp (Short) (producer)
1921 The Punch of the Irish (Short) (producer)
1921 His Fiery Beat (Short) (producer)
1921 Roaring Lions on Parade (Short) (producer)
1921 His Unlucky Job (Short) (producer)
1921 The Baby (Short) (producer)
1921 The Slicker (Short) (producer)
1920 Girls and Gunpowder (Short) (producer)
1920 Pals and Petticoats (Short) (producer)
1920 Her Dog-Gone Wedding (Short) (producer)
1920 She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not (Short) (producer)
1920 Pretty Lady (Short) (producer)
1920 Hold Me Tight (Short) (producer)
1920 His Noisy Still (Short) (producer)
1920 An Elephant's Nightmare (Short) (producer)
1920 Chase Me (Short) (producer)
1920 Farmyard Follies (Short) (producer)
1920 Mary's Little Lobster (Short) (producer)
1920 Slippery Feet (Short) (producer)
1920 Slipping Feet (Short) (producer)
1920 Monkey Tales (Short) (producer)
1920 Ten Nights Without a Barroom (Short) (producer)
1920 Through the Keyhole (Short) (producer)
1920 The Jazz Bandits (Short) (producer)
1920 Monkey Business (Short) (producer)
1920 Should Dummies Wed? (Short) (producer)
1920 Dangerous Eyes (Short) (producer)
1920 Kiss Me Quick (Short) (producer)
1920 The Great Nickel Robbery (Short) (producer)
1920 His Private Wife (Short) (producer)
1920 Training for Husbands (Short) (producer)
1920 A Lightweight Lover (Short) (producer)
1920 Her Private Husband (Short) (producer)
1920 The Heart Snatcher (Short) (producer)
1920 Her Naughty Wink (Short) (producer)
1920 Sheriff Nell's Comeback (Short) (producer)
1920 A Twilight Baby (Short) (producer)
1920 Hungry Lions and Tender Hearts (Short) (producer)
1920 Chicken à la Cabaret (Short) (producer)

1919 Money Talks (Short) (producer)
1919 The Roaming Bathtub (Short) (producer)
1919 A Schoolhouse Scandal (Short) (producer)
1919 Back to Nature Girls (Short) (producer)
1919 Footlight Maids (Short) (producer)
1919 The Yellow Dog Catcher (Short) (producer)
1919 Wild Waves and Women (Short) (producer)
1919 His Naughty Wife (Short) (producer)
1919 Dabbling in Society (Short) (producer)
1919 Her First Kiss (Short) (producer)
1919 The Merry Jailbirds (Short) (producer)
1919 Virtuous Husbands (Short) (producer)
1919 A Lady Bell Hop's Secret (Short) (producer)
1919 His Musical Sneeze (Short) (producer)
1919 Oh, What a Knight (Short) (producer)
1918 Her Husband's Wife (Short) (producer)
1918 The Son of a Hun (Short) (producer)
1918 The Fatal Marriage (Short) (producer)
1918 Mongrels (Short) (producer)
1918 Choose Your Exit (Short) (producer)
1918 Roaring Lions on the Midnight Express (Short) (producer)
1918 A High Diver's Last Kiss (Short) (producer)
1918 A Tight Squeeze (Short) (producer)
1918 Who's Your Father? (Short) (producer)
1918 Wild Women and Tame Lions (Short) (producer)
1918 A Neighbor's Keyhole (Short) (producer)
1918 A Waiter's Wasted Life (Short) (producer)
1918 A Self-Made Lady (Short) (producer)
1918 A Husband's Wife (Short) (producer)
1918 Beaches and Peaches (Short) (producer)
1918 Are Married Policemen Safe? (Short) (producer)
1918 Hungry Lions in a Hospital (Short) (producer)
1918 Son of a Gun (Short) (producer)
1918 Shadows of Her Pest (Short) (producer)
1917 Damaged, No Goods (Short) (producer)
1917 His Smashing Career (Short) (producer)
1917 A Milk-Fed Vamp (Short) (producer)
1917 The Joy Riders (Short) (producer)
1917 Roaring Lions and Wedding Bells (Short) (producer)
1917 Even as Him and Her (Short) (producer)
1917 Counting Out the Count (Short) (producer)
1917 High-Class Nonsense (Short) (producer)
1917 A Domestic Hound (Short) (producer)
1917 Bombs and Bandits (Short) (producer)
1917 Nellie's Nifty Necklace (Short) (producer)
1917 The House of Terrible Scandals (Short) (producer)
1917 The Battle of 'Let's Go' (Short) (producer)
1916 The Perils of a Plumber (Short) (producer)
1916 Phil's Busy Day (Short) (producer)
1916 Shooting His 'Art Out (Short) (producer)
1916 Murder by Mistake (Short) (producer)
1916 The High Diver's Curse (Short) (producer)
1916 Tattle-Tale Alice (Short) (producer)
1916 Eat and Grow Hungry (Short) (producer)
1916 Where Is My Wife? (Short) (producer)
1916 The Million Dollar Smash (Short) (producer)
1916 Alice in Society (Short) (producer)
1916 Terrors of a Turkish Bath (Short) (producer)
1916 A Rural Romance (Short) (producer)
1916 She Wanted a Ford (Short) (producer)
1916/I Safety First (Short) (producer)
1916 Lured But Cured (Short) (producer)
1916 Safe in the Safe (Short) (producer)
1916 A Surgeon's Revenge (Short) (producer)
1916 Cold Hearts and Hot Flames (Short) (producer)
1916 Tillie's Terrible Tumbles (Short) (producer)
1916 Crooked from the Start (Short) (producer)
1916 The Right Car But the Wrong Berth (Short) (producer)
1916 Snoring in High C (Short) (producer)
1916 A Double, Double Cross (Short) (producer)
1916 His Temper-Mental Mother-in-Law (Short) (producer)
1916 Unhand Me, Villain! (Short) (producer)
1916 The Youngest in the Family (Short) (producer)
1916 Where Is My Husband? (Short) (producer)
1916 Lizzie's Lingering Love (Short) (producer)
1916 Spring Fever (Short) (producer)
1916 A Bold, Bad Breeze (Short) (producer)
1916 Ignatz's Icy Injury (Short) (producer)
1916 Getting the Goods on Gertie (Short) (producer)
1916 A Gambler's Gambol (Short) (producer)
1916 Pirates of the Air (Short) (producer)
1916 Dirty Work in a Beanery (Short) (producer)
1916 The Jailbird's Last Flight (Short) (producer)
1916 How Stars Are Made (Short) (producer)
1916 Phoney Teeth and False Friends (Short) (producer)
1916 Billie's Waterloo (Short) (producer)
1916 Tough Luck on a Rough Sea (Short) (producer)
1916 Gamboling on the Green (Short) (producer)
1916 A Busted Honeymoon (Short) (producer)
1916 Gertie's Gasoline Glide (Short) (producer)
1916 The Great Smash (Short) (producer)
1916 Mr. Buddy Briggs, Burglar (Short) (producer)
1916 The Bankruptcy of Boggs and Schultz (Short) (producer)
1916 Bill's Narrow Escape (Short) (producer)
1916 Little Billy's School Days (Short) (producer)
1916 A Meeting for a Cheating (Short) (producer)
1916 The Double's Troubles (Short) (producer)
1916 For the Love of Mike and Rosie (Short) (producer)
1916 Caught on a Skyscraper (Short) (producer)
1916 A Friend, But a Star Boarder (Short) (producer)
1916 Scars and Stripes Forever (Short) (producer)
1916 Live Wires and Love Sparks (Short) (producer)
1916 False Friends and Fire Alarms (Short) (producer)
1916 Gertie's Awful Fix (Short) (producer)
1916 Blue Blood But Black Skin (Short) (producer)
1916 Dad's Dollars and Dirty Doings (Short) (producer)
1916 Twenty Minutes at the Fair (Short) (producer)
1916 Elevating Father (Short) (producer)
1916 Firing the Butler, or The Butler's Fired (Short) (producer)
1916 Her Naughty Eyes (Short) (producer)
1916 A September Mourning (Short) (producer)
1916 Sea Dogs and Land Rats (Short) (producer)
1916 Cupid at the Polo Game (Short) (producer)
1916 Knocks and Opportunities (Short) (producer)
1916 Mr. McIdiot's Assassination (Short) (producer)
1916 Saving Susie from the Sea (Short) (producer)
1916 Flirtation a la Carte (Short) (producer)
1916 Gertie's Busy Day (Short) (producer)
1916 Billie's Reformation (Short) (producer)
1916 Pants and Petticoats (Short) (producer)
1915 A Scandal at Sea (Short) (producer)
1915 Greed and Gasoline (Short) (producer)
1915 From Beanery to Billions (Short) (producer)
1915 The Doomed Groom (Short) (producer)
1915 Blackmail in a Hospital (Short) (producer)
1915 Lizzie's Shattered Dreams (Short) (producer)
1915 Sin on the Sabbath (Short) (producer)
1915 A Saphead's Revenge (Short) (producer)
1915 Lizzie's Watery Grave (Short) (producer)
1915 Stolen Hearts and Nickels (Short) (producer)
1915 Ready for Reno (Short) (producer)
1915 Disguised But Discovered (Short) (producer)
1915 Cupid and the Scrub Lady (Short) (producer)
1915 Her Ups and Downs (Short) (producer)
1915/I The Idle Rich (Short) (producer)
1915 Father's First Murder (Short) (producer)
1915 Tears and Sunshine (Short) (producer)
1915 Poor But Dishonest (Short) (producer)
1915 Room and Board: A Dollar and a Half (Short) (producer)
1915 Does Flirting Pay? (Short) (producer)
1915 Under New Management (Short) (producer)
1915 A Bathhouse Tragedy (Short) (producer)
1915 A Mortgage on His Daughter (Short) (producer)
1915 Married on Credit (Short) (producer)
1915 Avenged by a Fish (Short) (producer)
1915 Scandal in the Family (Short) (producer)
1915 No Flirting Allowed (Short) (producer)
1915 Beach Birds (Short) (producer)
1915 Silk Hose and High Pressure (Short) (producer)
1915 Gertie's Joy Ride (Short) (producer)
1915 A Game of Love (Short) (producer)
1915 Mister Flirt in Wrong (Short) (producer)
1915 A Tale of Twenty Stories (Short) (producer)
1915 Love on an Empty Stomach (Short) (producer)
1915 Hello, Bill! (Short) (producer)
1915 Shot in a Bar Room (Short) (producer)
1915 In the Claw of the Law (Short) (producer)
1915 Life and Moving Pictures (Short) (producer)
1915 The Curse of a Name (Short) (producer)
1915 A Doomed Hero (Short) (producer)
1915 The Child Needs a Mother (Short) (producer)
1915 The Curse of Work (Short) (producer)
1915 Vendetta in a Hospital (Short) (producer)
1915 A Dismantled Beauty (Short) (producer)
1915 Blue Blood and Yellow Backs (Short) (executive producer)
1915 Bill's Blighted Career (Short) (producer)
1915 Park Johnnies (Short) (producer)
1915 Broken Hearts and Pledges (Short) (producer)
1915 Love and Sour Notes (Short) (producer)
1915 A Stool Pigeon's Revenge (Short) (producer)
1915 Father Was Neutral (Short) (producer)
1915 Shaved in Mexico (Short) (producer)
1915 Poor Policy (Short) (producer)
1915 Under the Table (Short) (producer)
1915 The Fatal Note (Short) (producer)
1915 Hearts and Flames (Short) (producer)
1915 A Change in Lovers (Short) (producer)
1915 Too Many Bachelors (Short) (producer)
1915 Rough But Romantic (Short) (producer)
1915/I Easy Money (Short) (producer)
1915 In and Out of Society (Short) (producer)
1915 Bill's New Pal (Short) (producer)
1915 The Avenging Dentist (Short) (producer)
1915 Fatty's Infatuation (Short) (producer)
1915 Their Last Haul (Short) (producer)
1915 Almost a Scandal (Short) (producer)
1915 Peggy's Sweethearts (Short) (producer)
1915/I All Aboard (Short) (producer)
1915 Father Was a Loafer (Short) (producer)
1915 Zip and His Gang (Short) (producer)
1915 The Butcher's Bride (Short) (producer)
1915 After Her Millions (Short) (producer)
1915 The Death of Simon LaGree (Short) (producer)
1915 Every Inch a Hero (Short) (producer)
1915/I Caught with the Goods (Short) (producer)
1915 Thou Shalt Not Flirt (Short) (producer)
1915 Through a Knot Hole (Short) (producer)
1915 Cupid in a Hospital (Short) (producer)
1915 Gem and Germs (Short) (producer)
1914 The Manicure Girl (Short) (producer)
1914 The Baron's Bear Escape (Short) (producer)
1914 The Rural Demons (Short) (producer)
1914 Fido's Dramatic Career (Short) (producer)
1914 The Blighted Spaniard (Short) (producer)
1914 The Groom's Doom (Short) (producer)
1914 Lizzy's Escape (Short) (producer)
1914 The Fatal Marriage (Short) (producer)
1914 Partners in Crime (Short) (producer)
1914 Love and Surgery (Short) (producer)

~Director~

1931 A Butter 'n' Yeggman (Short)

1929 Sound Your 'A' (Short)
1929 New Year's Eve
1928 Homesick
1928 Chicken a La King
1928 Why Sailors Go Wrong
1927 Husbands for Rent
1927 Sailor Izzy Murphy
1927 For Ladies Only
1926 The Fighting Edge
1925 Heavy Swells (Short)
1924 Sweet Papa (Short)
1924 Children Wanted (Short)
1924 On Time
1923 She Supes to Conquer (Short)
1923 So This Is Hollywood (Short)
1923 Double Dealing
1922 Reported Missing
1920 Wet and Warmer (Short)

1919 Fools and Duels (Short)
1919 Fantasy (Short)
1918 Roaring Lions on the Midnight Express (Short)
1918 A Neighbor's Keyhole (Short)
1918 Shadows of Her Pest (Short)
1917 His Smashing Career (Short)
1917 The House of Terrible Scandals (Short)
1916 Lizzie's Lingering Love (Short)
1916 Live Wires and Love Sparks (Short)
1916 A September Mourning (Short)
1915 Tears and Sunshine (Short)
1915 Room and Board: A Dollar and a Half (Short)
1915 Under New Management (Short)
1915 A Bathhouse Tragedy (Short)
1915 Scandal in the Family (Short)
1915 Silk Hose and High Pressure (Short)
1915 Gertie's Joy Ride (Short)
1915 Life and Moving Pictures (Short)
1915 Fatty's Infatuation (Short)
1915 Almost a Scandal (Short)
1915 Father Was a Loafer (Short)
1915 After Her Millions (Short)
1915 The Death of Simon LaGree (Short)
1915 Every Inch a Hero (Short)
1915 Thou Shalt Not Flirt (Short)
1915 Cupid in a Hospital (Short)
1915 Gem and Germs (Short)
1914 The Rural Demons (Short)
1914 Lizzy's Escape (Short) (unconfirmed)
1914 The Fatal Marriage (Short) (unconfirmed)
1914 Partners in Crime (Short)
1914 Love and Surgery (Short)
1914 Hearts and Swords (Short)
1914 Sergeant Hofmeyer (Short)
1914 Love and Vengeance (Short)
1914 San Francisco and Her Environs (Documentary short)
1914 The Rival Demon (Short)
1914 How Villains Are Made (Short)
1914 Between Showers (Short)
1914 Baffles (Short)
1914 Gentleman Burglar (Short)
1914 Kid Auto Races at Venice (Short)
1914 Making a Living (Short) (uncredited)
1913 The Champion (Short)
1913 Protecting San Francisco from Fire (Documentary short)
1913 The Horse Thief (Short)
1913 The Woman Haters (Short)
1913 Two Old Tars (Short)
1913 Their Husbands (Short)
1913 Abalone Industry (Documentary short)
1913 Mother's Boy (Short)
1913 The New Baby (Short)
1913 A Chip Off the Old Block (Short)
1913 Professor Bean's Removal (Short)
1913/I Just Kids (Short)
1913 Love and Courage (Short)
1913 The Peddler (Short)
1913 Love and Rubbish (Short)
1913 For the Love of Mabel (Short)
1913 Out and In (Short)
1913 The Tale of a Black Eye (Short)
1913 Help! Help! Hydrophobia! (Short)
1913 Passions, He Had Three (Short)
1913 The Gangsters (Short)
1913 Toplitsky and Company (Short)
1913 Twixt Love and Fire (Short)
1913 The Darktown Belle (Short)
1913 Algy on the Force (Short)
1913 Bangville Police (Short)
1913 Cupid in a Dental Parlor (Short)
1913 A Dollar Did It (Short)
1913 Murphy's I.O.U. (Short)
1913/I Father's Choice (Short)
1913 The Land Salesman (Short)
1913 Her New Beau (Short)
1913 Love and Pain (Short)
1913 Foiling Fickle Father (Short)
1913 The Two Widows (Short)
1913 A Deaf Burglar (Short)
1912 Algy the Watchman (Short)
1912 Beat at His Own Game (Short) (as Henry Pathé)
1911 Why He Gave Up (Short)
1911 Josh's Suicide (Short)
1911 The Villain Foiled (Short)
1911 The Jealous Husband (Short) (unconfirmed)
1911 Bearded Youth (Short)
1911 Curiosity (Short)

~Actor~

1917 The House of Terrible Scandals (Short)
1916 For the Love of Mike and Rosie (Short) ... A. Cross Leech
1916 A September Mourning (Short) ... The Art Dealer
1915 Silk Hose and High Pressure (Short) ... The Manager of the Gaiety Girls
1915 Life and Moving Pictures (Short) ... Ignatz (as Pathe Lehrman)
1915 After Her Millions (Short) ... Henry
1915 The Death of Simon LaGree (Short) ... Simon LaGree
1915 Thou Shalt Not Flirt (Short)
1915 Cupid in a Hospital (Short)
1914 The Manicure Girl (Short) ... Undetermined Secondary Role (unconfirmed)
1914 The Rural Demons (Short) ... Henry
1914 Lizzy's Escape (Short) ... 2nd City Gink
1914 The Fatal Marriage (Short)
1914 Partners in Crime (Short)
1914 Love and Surgery (Short)
1914 Mabel's Busy Day (Short) ... Spectator (uncredited)
1914 Love and Vengeance (Short) ... Schmaltz's Rival
1914 Mabel's Strange Predicament (Short) ... Guest in lobby (uncredited)
1914 Kid Auto Races at Venice (Short) ... Film Director
1914 Making a Living (Short) ... Reporter (uncredited)
1914 A Film Johnnie (Short) ... Himself (uncredited)
1913 The Champion (Short)  
1913 Cohen Saves the Flag (Short) ... Lt. Goldberg
1913 The Peddler (Short) ... The Peddler's Rival
1913 Murphy's I.O.U. (Short) ... Cohen
1913 The Sleuths at the Floral Parade (Short)
1913 A Tangled Affair (Short) (unconfirmed, uncredited)
1913 A Landlord's Troubles (Short) (unconfirmed, uncredited)
1913 Her Birthday Present (Short) ... The Bandit's Rival
1913 The Stolen Purse (Short) ... Thief
1913 The Cure That Failed (Short) ... One of George's Friends
1913 Saving Mabel's Dad (Short) ... Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)
1912 A Temperamental Husband (Short) ... A Cop
1912 Stolen Glory (Short) (unconfirmed)
1912 The Would-Be Shriner (Short) (unconfirmed)
1912 Willie Becomes an Artist (Short) ... Undetermined Secondary Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
1912 His Own Fault (Short) ... In Gambling Hall
1912 Algy the Watchman (Short)
1912 A Beast at Bay (Short) ... A Guard
1912 Iola's Promise (Short) ... Mexican Cutthroat (uncredited)
1911 The Blind Princess and the Poet (Short) ... Courtier
1911 Her Sacrifice (Short) ... Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
1911 Enoch Arden: Part II (Short) ... On Rescue Ship
1911 The New Dress (Short) ... The Drinking Companion
1911 A Knight of the Road (Short) ... A Dishonest Tramp
1911 Madame Rex (Short)
1911 The Broken Cross (Short) ... Boarder
1911 Priscilla and the Umbrella (Short) ... At Club
1911/I Comrades (Short) ... The Butler
1911 Conscience (Short) ... Stenographer
1911 The Midnight Marauder (Short) ... Guest
1911 The Italian Barber (Short) ... Buying Newspapers
1911 The Two Paths (Short) ... At Party
1910 White Roses (Short) ... At Station
1910 His Sister-In-Law (Short) ... Wedding Guest
1910 Happy Jack, a Hero (Short) ... At Party
1910 A Child's Stratagem (Short) ... One of the Lawyer's Aides
1910 Sunshine Sue (Short) ... Harry's Friend
1910 The Message of the Violin (Short) ... Music Student
1910 The Iconoclast (Short)
1910 Rose o' Salem Town (Short) ... Captor
1910 In Life's Cycle (Short) ... In Bar
1910 A Mohawk's Way (Short) ... Patient
1910 Little Angels of Luck (Short) ... At Work
1910 Wilful Peggy (Short) ... Bumpkin
1910 An Arcadian Maid (Short) ... Man in Gambling Hall / On Train
1910 As the Bells Rang Out! (Short) ... Wedding Guest
1910 A Flash of Light (Short) ... At Second Party (unconfirmed)
1910 A Child's Faith (Short) ... Well-Wisher
1910 A Child's Impulse (Short) ... At Second Party
1910 The Face at the Window (Short) ... At Second Club
1910 In the Border States (Short) ... Union Soldier (uncredited)
1910 A Victim of Jealousy (Short) ... At Reception
1910 A Child of the Ghetto (Short) ... In Sweatshop
1910 The Love of Lady Irma (Short) ... Rogue
1910 The Course of True Love (Short) ... A Servant
1910 The Woman from Mellon's (Short) ... In Second Office
1910 The Cloister's Touch (Short) ... At the Palace
1910 The Last Deal (Short) ... At Card Game (unconfirmed)
1910 The Rocky Road (Short) ... Outside Bar

1909 The Day After (Short) ... Party Guest
1909 To Save Her Soul (Short) ... In Audience
1909 In Little Italy (Short) ... At the Ball
1909 A Corner in Wheat (Short) ... Man on the Floor of the Exchange (uncredited)
1909 The Red Man's View (Short) ... Conqueror (uncredited)
1909 Through the Breakers (Short) ... At the Ball / At the Club / At the Soiree
1909 Nursing a Viper (Short) ... In Mob

~Writer~

1945 The Bullfighters (special sequences - uncredited)
1944 The Big Noise (special sequences - uncredited)
1943 Jitterbugs (contributing writer - uncredited)

1935 Show Them No Mercy! (adaptation)
1934 Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (adaptation)
1934 Moulin Rouge
1931 A Butter 'n' Yeggman (Short) (story)
1930 The Poor Millionaire (screenplay) / (story)

1927 Sailor Izzy Murphy (story)
1923 Double Dealing (story)
1922 Reported Missing (story)
1920 Wet and Warmer (Short) (scenario)

1920 The Kick in High Life (Short) (scenario)
1918 A Tight Squeeze (Short) (writer)
1918 Wild Women and Tame Lions (Short) (story)
1918 A Waiter's Wasted Life (Short) (writer)
1918 A Self-Made Lady (Short) (scenario)
1918 Are Married Policemen Safe? (Short) (scenario)
1918 Hungry Lions in a Hospital (Short) (writer)
1918 Son of a Gun (Short) (scenario)
1917 His Smashing Career (Short) (scenario)
1917 A Milk-Fed Vamp (Short) (scenario)
1917 The House of Terrible Scandals (Short)
1915 A Bathhouse Tragedy (Short) (scenario)
1915 Gertie's Joy Ride (Short) (scenario)
1914 Mabel's Strange Predicament (Short)
1914 Kid Auto Races at Venice (Short)

~Miscellaneous Crew~

1943 The Dancing Masters (gag writer - uncredited)
1935 Folies Bergère de Paris (director of montage retakes - uncredited)
~Biography~
Although Henry Lehrman is little remembered today, he was as much of a comedy film pioneer as his
associate Mack Sennett. During his time working for Sennett's Keystone studios, Lehrman helped mold
an enduring, albeit crude, brand of slapstick that made the transition into the sound era, even if
Lehrman's career had already faltered by then. Like many of his contemporaries, Lehrman frequently
seemed to change the story of his early life. Facts about his beginnings in Vienna, Austria, and even the
year of his birth are sketchy. Obituaries state he was born on March 30, 1886, but judging from his early
press, it may have been 1883. Lehrman claimed he was educated at Vienna's Commercial University and
served as a Lieutenant in the Austrian army, both questionable assertions. He came to the United States
sometime between 1905 and 1908, and most likely worked as a trolley conductor. When he arrived at
the Biograph studios in search of a job, he told director D.W. Griffith that he was an agent for the
prestigious Pathe Freres. Griffith saw through the pose and christened him with the snide nickname
"Pathe" Lehrman. But he also gave the gutsy Austrian work as an extra. Lehrman made more of an
impression on Mack Sennett who was also employed at Biograph at the time. When Sennett left the
company in 1912 to form Keystone he brought Lehrman with him as his staff director. The biggest
comedy names of the 1910s -- Mabel Normand, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Ford Sterling among them --
were directed in dozens upon dozens of films by Lehrman. He also directed film great Charles Chaplin in
his first few featured roles at Keystone including Making a Living and Kid Auto Races at Venice.

Lehrman, however, didn't win many friends at Keystone. He earned yet another nickname, "Suicide,"
because of the dangerous stunts he would goad his actors into performing. Arbuckle refused to work
with him after a while and the animosity between the two men would explode a few years later. In 1914,
Lehrman and Sterling both left Keystone for Universal, to found Sterling Comedies. The director was
there only a few months before forming his own production company L-KO, short for Lehrman
Knock-Outs. He spent the next several years filming competently-made shorts and in 1917 he joined Fox
where he was in charge of their Sunshine Comedy division. While they never equaled his work at
Sennett's and didn't endure like Hal Roach's comedies, Lehrman's films were well-made and quite funny.
Beginning in 1921, he began directing features for various studios, which he continued doing throughout
most of the 1920s. comedy producer Jack White learned about the business from Lehrman and he passed
this knowledge along to his brother Jules White who later became head of Columbia's shorts department.
Thus, the comedies of the Three Stooges owe something to Lehrman's influence. In September 1921,
Lehrman's fiancée, starlet Virginia Rappe, died under mysterious circumstances after attending a San
Francisco Labor Day party held by Roscoe Arbuckle. Although he had no proof Lehrman blamed
Arbuckle for Rappe's death and vilified him in the press. However, less than nine months later Lehrman
wed another actress, Jocelyn Leigh. This, and one other marriage, both ended in divorce. After the 1920s,
Lehrman's career went downhill. He worked at Fox throughout the 1930s and early '40s in various
capacities, mostly as a writer and gagman. But his personal life was a mess and he declared bankruptcy
in 1941. Lehrman died in 1946, of either a heart attack or a stroke (both were reported as his cause of
death). He is buried next to his erstwhile fiancée, Virginia Rappe.

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