~Mack Swain~

Born: February 16, 1876 in Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Died: August 25, 1935 in Tacoma, Washington, USA
~From "The Calhouns and the Kellys in Atlantic
City," in 1929~
~The Los Angeles Times~
August 27, 1935
Mack Swain was a pioneer stage and screen actor who was prominent in Pacific Coast stock
appearances when he was young, and later was in the Keystone Comedies with Charlie Chaplin.
Swain was a featured player before the days when the screen had "stars."

As Mr. Ambrose, a character Swain developed while at Keystone, he became one of the colorful
figures of the pioneer days of film when custard pies and wild, fast action were the vogue. Mr.
Ambrose often appeared with Mr. Walrus, a large-mustachioed character played by Chester Conklin.

Among films in which he appeared are "The Gold Rush," Lon Chaney's "Mockery" and "The Last
Warning." In 1932, he appeared in the Academy Award nominee for best short "Stout Hearts and
Willing Hands," in which Conklin also starred.

— The Associated Press in the Los Angeles Times Aug. 27, 1935
~Silent Filmography~
~Actor~

The Cohens and Kellys in Atlantic City (1929) .... Mr. Kelly
The Last Warning (1929) .... Robert
Marianne (1929/II) .... General
Caught in the Fog (1928) .... Detective Ryan
The Girl from Nowhere (1928)
Tillie's Punctured Romance (1928) .... Tillie's Father
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1928) .... Sir Francis Beekman
Love in a Police Station (1927) (uncredited)
The Girl from Everywhere (1927)
... aka Hold That Pose (USA: alternative title)
A Texas Steer (1927) .... Bragg
Becky (1927) .... Irving Spiegelberg
My Best Girl (1927) .... The Judge
Finnegan's Ball (1927) .... Patrick Flannigan
Mockery (1927) .... Vladimir Gaidaroff
The Tired Business Man (1927) .... Mike Murphy
The Shamrock and the Rose (1927) .... Mr. Kelly
See You in Jail (1927) .... Slossom
The Beloved Rogue (1927) .... Nicholas
Whispering Wires (1926) .... McCarthy
Her Big Night (1926) .... Myers
The Nervous Wreck (1926) .... Jerome Underwood
Honesty - The Best Policy (1926) .... Bendy Joe
Footloose Widows (1926) .... Marian's husband-in-retrospect
... aka Fine Feathers (UK)
Ukulele Sheiks (1926)
Kiki (1926) .... Pastryman
Sea Horses (1926) .... Bimbo-Bomba
The Cohens and Kellys (1926) (uncredited) .... Bit Role
... aka The Cohens & Kellys (USA: poster title)
Torrent (1926) .... Don Matías ... Movie Still Code: 254-X
... aka Ibáñez' Torrent (USA)
Hands Up! (1926) .... Silas Woodstock
The Eagle (1925) (uncredited) .... Innkeeper
The Gold Rush (1925) .... Big Jim McKay
Pitfalls of a Big City (1923)
... aka The Pitfalls of a Great City (USA: poster title)
Backfire (1923)
This Way Out (1923)
The Pilgrim (1923) .... Deacon
Rough and Ready (1923)
Pay Day (1922/I) .... Foreman
The Idle Class (1921) .... Her Father
... aka Vanity Fair (USA)
Innocent Ambrose (1920) .... Ambrose Schnitz

Foxy Ambrose (1919) .... Ambrose
Ambrose's Day Off (1919) .... Ambrose
Money Talks (1919)
Daddy Ambrose (1919) .... Ambrose
Oh, What a Knight (1919) .... The Sheriff
Ambrose's Predicament (1919) .... Ambrose Schnitz
Heroic Ambrose (1919) .... Ambrose Schnitz
Adventurous Ambrose (1918) .... Ambrose
Sherlock Ambrose (1918) .... Ambrose
Ambrose and His Widow (1918) .... Ambrose
Ambrose, the Lion Hearted (1918) .... Ambrose
Home Run Ambrose (1918) .... Ambrose
Ambrose's Icy Love (1918) .... Ambrose
The Pullman Bride (1917) .... The Chosen One
The Late Lamented (1917)
Lost: A Cook (1917)
Thirst (1917)
Oriental Love (1917)
His Naughty Thought (1917)
... aka His Double Life (USA: 16mm release title)
Safety First Ambrose (1916) .... Ambrose
Ambrose's Rapid Rise (1916) .... Ambrose
Vampire Ambrose (1916) .... Ambrose
Madcap Ambrose (1916) .... Ambrose
His Wild Oats (1916)
Ambrose's Cup of Woe (1916) .... Ambrose
His Bitter Pill (1916) .... A Big Hearted Sheriff
By Stork Delivery (1916)
His Auto Ruination (1916)
Love Will Conquer (1916)
A Movie Star (1916) .... Handsome Jack, a screen hero
A Modern Enoch Arden (1916) .... Ambrose, Their Lawyer
Fatty and the Broadway Stars (1915)
The Best of Enemies (1915)
The Battle of Ambrose and Walrus (1915) .... Captain Ambrose Swain
When Ambrose Dared Walrus (1915) .... Ambrose
A Home Breaking Hound (1915)
Those Bitter Sweets (1915)
Mabel Lost and Won (1915)
A Human Hound's Triumph (1915) .... A City Slicker
Ambrose's Nasty Temper (1915) .... Ambrose
Ambrose's Lofty Perch (1915) .... Ambrose
Ambrose's Fury (1915) .... Ambrose
Ambrose's Little Hatchet (1915) .... Ambrose
From Patches to Plenty (1915)
Ambrose's Sour Grapes (1915) .... Ambrose, the First Twin's Ex-Boyfriend
Willful Ambrose (1915) .... Pa (Ambrose)
... aka Other People's Wives
Ye Olden Grafter (1915)
Hogan's Romance Upset (1915) (uncredited) .... Fight Spectator
Caught in a Park (1915) .... Bartender
Fatty's New Role (1915) (uncredited) .... Ambrose Schnitz
Love, Speed and Thrills (1915) .... Ambrose
Saved by the Wireless (1915)
A Dark Lover's Play (1914)
Gussle, the Golfer (1914) .... Golfer
The Fatal Hansom (1914)
Ambrose's First Falsehood (1914) .... Ambrose
His Prehistoric Past (1914) .... King Lowbrow
... aka A Dream
... aka King Charlie
... aka The Caveman
... aka The Hula-Hula Dance (USA)
Other People's Business (1914)
Getting Acquainted (1914) .... Ambrose
... aka A Fair Exchange
... aka Exchange Is No Robbery
... aka Hello Everybody
Leading Lizzie Astray (1914) .... In from the Mines
His Halted Career (1914)
The Sea Nymphs (1914)
... aka His Diving Beauty
Fatty's Wine Party (1914)
Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914) .... Tillie's Father
... aka For the Love of Tillie
... aka Marie's Millions
... aka Tillie's Big Romance
... aka Tillie's Nightmare
His Trysting Place (1914) .... Ambrose
... aka Family Home
... aka Family House
... aka His Trysting Places (USA)
... aka The Henpecked Spouse (USA)
... aka The Ladies' Man (USA)
... aka Very Much Married (USA)
His Musical Career (1914) .... Mike, Charlie's Partner
... aka Charlie as a Piano Mover (USA)
... aka Musical Tramps
... aka The Piano Movers
Gentlemen of Nerve (1914) .... Mr. Walrus
... aka Charlie at the Races
... aka Some Nerve
Hello, Mabel (1914) .... A married flirt
... aka On a Busy Wire (USA: reissue title)
A Coat's Tale (1914)
Those Happy Days (1914)
Laughing Gas (1914) .... Patient
... aka Busy Little Dentist (USA)
... aka Down and Out
... aka Laffing Gas (USA)
... aka The Dentist
... aka Tuning His Ivories (USA)
A Rowboat Romance (1914)
Love and Bullets (1914)
... aka The Trouble Mender
Caught in Tights (1914)
The Eavesdropper (1914/I)
Mabel's Married Life (1914) .... Wellington, a Ladykiller
... aka The Squarehead
... aka When You're Married
A Missing Bride (1914)
A Gambling Rube (1914)
The Knockout (1914) .... Gambler
... aka Counted Out
... aka The Pugilist
The Fatal Mallet (1914) .... Another Rival
... aka Hit Him Again
... aka The Pile Driver
... aka The Rival Suitors
Mabel's Nerve (1914)
A Busy Day (1914) .... Husband
... aka Busy as Can Be (USA)
... aka Lady Charlie
... aka Militant Suffragette
Caught in the Rain (1914) .... Husband
... aka At It Again
... aka In the Park (USA: reissue title)
... aka Who Got Stung?
Caught in a Cabaret (1914) (uncredited) .... Tough patron/Party guest
... aka Charlie the Waiter (USA)
... aka Faking with Society
... aka Jazz Waiter
... aka Prime Minister Charlie (USA)
... aka The Waiter
Mabel at the Wheel (1914) .... Spectator at Races
... aka A Hot Finish (USA)
... aka His Daredevil Queen
Fatal High C (1914)
Love and Gasoline (1914)
A Robust Romeo (1914)
A False Beauty (1914) .... Policeman
... aka A Faded Vampire
Fatty Joins the Force (1913) .... Cop at station house
A Muddy Romance (1913) .... Park Attendant
... aka A Mud Bath (USA)
... aka Muddled in Mud

~Director~

Innocent Ambrose (1920)
~634-79: Mack Swain in unknown film~
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