~Lucien Littlefield~

Born: August 16, 1895 in San Antonio, Texas, USA
Died: June 4, 1960 in Hollywood, CA, USA
~Biography~
Versatile character actor Lucien Littlefield attended a military academy before making his first stage
appearance at the age of 17, and his first film in 1913. Short and balding even in his teens, Littlefield
began impersonating old men before he was of voting age. In 1925, he played the grizzled comedy
relief sidekick of William S. Hart (27 years Littlefield's senior!) in Tumbleweeds; three years later he
portrayed the sore-footed father of Mary Pickford (born two years before Littlefield) in My Best Girl.
His most memorable silent role was as the menacing red-herring doctor in the "old dark house"
mystery The Cat and the Canary (1927).

When talkies came in, Littlefield was able to provide a fresh new voice for each characterization. He
starred in his own Vitaphone short subjects series, The Potters, and played roles both large and small
in any number of feature films. He was veterinarian Horace Meddick in Laurel and Hardy's Sons of
the Desert (1934), a prissy office manager in W.C. Fields' The Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935), the
snobbish Belknap-Jackson in Ruggles of Red Gap (1935), and an ancient rustic sheriff in Whistling in
Brooklyn (1942). In Paramount's Henry Aldrich "B"-picture series of the 1940s, Littlefield played the
recurring role of ill-tempered schoolteacher Mr. Crosley. He also wrote several screenplays, most
notably the Charlie Ruggles/Mary Boland vehicle Early to Bed (1936). Reversing the usual process,
Lucien Littlefield's characters became younger as he grew older, as witness his spirited performances
on such TV series as Superman and The Abbott and Costello Show.

Biography by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
~Silent Filmography~
Drag (1929) .... Pa Parker
... aka Parasites (UK)
This Is Heaven (1929) .... Frank Chase
Saturday's Children (1929) .... Willie
Clear the Decks (1929) .... Plinge
Making the Grade (1929) .... Silas Cooper
Do Your Duty (1928) .... Andy McIntosh
Mother Knows Best (1928) .... Pa Quail
Heart to Heart (1928) .... Uncle Joe Boyd
The Head Man (1928) .... Ed Barnes
Harold Teen (1928) .... Dad Jenks
A Blonde for a Night (1928) .... Valet
The Man in Hobbles (1928) .... Pa Harris
A Ship Comes In (1928) .... Dan Casey
... aka His Country (UK)
Cheating Cheaters (1927) .... 'Habeas Corpus' Lazarre
The Valley of the Giants (1927) .... Councilman
A Texas Steer (1927) .... Yell
The Small Bachelor (1927)
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1927) .... Lawyer Marks
My Best Girl (1927) .... Pa Johnson
The Lighter That Failed (1927) (uncredited)
The Cat and the Canary (1927) .... Dr. Ira Lazar
Taxi! Taxi! (1927) .... Billy Wallace
Twinkletoes (1926) .... Hank
Take It from Me (1926) .... Cyrus Crabb
Don Key (Son of Burro) (1926)
Bachelor Brides (1926) .... Egbert Beamish
Tony Runs Wild (1926) .... Red
Brooding Eyes (1926) .... Bell
Torrent (1926) .... Cupido, the Barber ... Movie Still Code: 254-X
... aka Ibáñez' Torrent (USA)
Your Husband's Past (1926)
A Punch in the Nose (1926)
Tumbleweeds (1925) .... Kentucky Rose
Soul Mates (1925) .... Stevens
Laughing Ladies (1925) .... The dentist
There Goes the Bride (1925)
Somewhere in Somewhere (1925)
Madame Sans Jane (1925) .... Steward (G-10)
Innocent Husbands (1925) .... The House Detective (E-17)
Hearts and Spurs (1925) (uncredited) .... Ford driver
What Price Goofy? (1925) .... Speck - Jamison's Faithful Butler (E-16)
The Rainbow Trail (1925) .... Joe Lake
Gold and the Girl (1925) .... Weasel
Charley's Aunt (1925) .... Brasset - the Scout
The Deadwood Coach (1924) .... Charlie Winter - in play
Gold Heels (1924) .... Push Miller
Teeth (1924) .... Under-sheriff
Gerald Cranston's Lady (1924) .... Stanley Tilotson
The Painted Lady (1924) .... Matt Logan
Feet of Clay (1924) (uncredited)
Never Say Die (1924) .... Griggs
A Woman Who Sinned (1924) .... Reverend Hillburn
Babbitt (1924) .... Edward Littlefield
True As Steel (1924) .... Mr. Foote
Name the Man (1924) .... Sharf
The Rendezvous (1923) .... Commissar
In the Palace of the King (1923) .... Adonis
The French Doll (1923) .... Dobbs, the Butler
Three Wise Fools (1923) .... Douglas
The Tiger's Claw (1923) .... Goyrem
Mr. Billings Spends His Dime (1923) .... Martin Green
To Have and to Hold (1922) .... Duke of Buckingham
Manslaughter (1922) .... Witness
The Siren Call (1922) .... Irishman
Our Leading Citizen (1922) .... The Editor
Beyond the Rocks (1922) (uncredited) .... Sir Lionel Grey's Associate
Across the Continent (1922) .... Scott Tyler
Her Husband's Trademark (1922) .... Slithy Winters
Tillie (1922) .... Doc Weaver
Rent Free (1922)
Saturday Night (1922) ... Uncle Van's Secretary (uncredited)
The Sheik (1921) .... Gaston (French valet)
The Affairs of Anatol (1921) (uncredited) .... Spencer's valet
... aka A Prodigal Knight (UK)
The Hell Diggers (1921) .... Silas Hoskins
Crazy to Marry (1921) .... Minister
... aka Three Miles Out (USA)
Too Much Speed (1921) .... Jimmy Rodman
The Little Clown (1921) .... Connie Potts
All Souls' Eve (1921)
Leap Year (1921) .... Jeremiah Piper
... aka Skirt Shy
Her First Elopement (1920) .... Ted Maitland
The Furnace (1920) .... Bert Vallance
... aka Breach of Promise, or The Furnace
Eyes of the Heart (1920) .... Whitey
The Round-Up (1920) .... Parenthesis
The Fourteenth Man (1920) .... Wesley Colfax Winslow
... aka The 14th Man
... aka The Man from Blankley's
The Sins of St. Anthony (1920) .... Lieutenant Humphrey Smith
Sick Abed (1920) .... Dr. Widner
Why Change Your Wife? (1920) .... Gordon's Butler
Jack Straw (1920) .... Sherlo
Double Speed (1920) .... Reginald Toby

Everywoman (1919) .... Lord Witness
The Hostage (1917) .... Paul
The Squaw Man's Son (1917) .... Lord Yester
The Jaguar's Claws (1917) .... Undetermined Role
The Cost of Hatred (1917)
On Record (1917)
The Golden Fetter (1917) .... Pete
Joan the Woman (1917)
A Gutter Magdalene (1916)
The Love Mask (1916)
... aka Under the Mask
To Have and to Hold (1916) .... King James I
The Blacklist (1916) .... Frederick Holtz
The Golden Chance (1915) (uncredited) .... Roger Manning's Valet - Introductory Sequence
Temptation (1915) (uncredited)
The Cheat (1915) (uncredited) .... Hardy's Secretary
The Unknown (1915) .... Undetermined Role
Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo (1915) .... The rag picker
The Marriage of Kitty (1915) .... Undetermined Role
Kindling (1915) (uncredited) .... Fence
The Wild Goose Chase (1915) .... The 'grind'
A Gentleman of Leisure (1915) .... Clerk
The Warrens of Virginia (1915) .... Tom Dabney
The Ghost Breaker (1914) .... Judge Jarvis
Rose of the Rancho (1914) (uncredited)
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