~Marshall Neilan~

Born: April 11, 1891 in San Bernardino, California, USA
Died: October 27, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA
~Candid photograph of Marshall Neilan and his
actress/wife Blanche Sweet~
~The Los Angeles Times~
October 28, 1958
Marshall Neilan directed and produced pictures starring many of the top names of the silent era,
including Mary Pickford, Anita Stewart, Elsie Ferguson, John Barrymore and Blanche Sweet, to
whom he was married for seven years.

Neilan was born April 11, 1891, in San Bernardino, where he spent his boyhood.

His first work in motion pictures was as a leading man, writer and assistant director for the old
Kalem Co. He worked later for the American Film Co., Universal and Biograph, returning to Kalem at
the age of 20 as general manager and head director.

He met Sweet while working on two-reelers at Biograph and appeared with her in "The House of
Discord," "Classmates" and "Men and Women."

Neilan directed some of Pickford's first hits, including "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm," "Stella Maris"
and "Daddy Long Legs."

In 1913, he married Gertrude Bambrick. They had a son, Marshall Neilan Jr. Mrs. Neilan divorced
the director in 1921 and he married Sweet the following year. She divorced him in 1929.

— Los Angeles Times Oct. 28, 1958
~Silent Filmography~
~Actor~

Broadway Gold (1923) .... The Driver
Daddy-Long-Legs (1919) (as Marshall A. Neilan) .... Jimmie Mc Bride
The Crisis (1916) .... Clarence Colfax
Calamity Anne, Guardian (1916)
The Prince Chap (1916) .... William Peyton
The Cycle of Fate (1916) .... Doctor Burton
Mice and Men (1916) .... Captain George Lovell
Madame Butterfly (1915) .... Lieutenant Pinkerton
A Girl of Yesterday (1915) .... Stanley Hudson
Rags (1915) .... Keith Duncan
Little Pal (1915) (uncredited) (unconfirmed) .... Bit Role
May Blossom (1915) .... Richard Ashcroft
The Commanding Officer (1915) (as Marshal Neilan) .... Capt. Waring
The Love Route (1915)
The Country Boy (1915) (as Marshal Neilan) .... Tom Wilson
A Model Wife (1915) .... Starr - an Artist
Put Me Off at Wayville (1915) .... Billy - a Friend
Getting Father's Goat (1915) .... Jack Flint - a Young Clubman
Love, Oil and Grease (1914) .... Ray Beaudine - an Automobile Salesman
The Reformation of Ham (1914) (uncredited) (unconfirmed) .... Undetermined Role
The Winning Whiskers (1914) .... Ima Crook/Billy - Stella's Sweetheart
Cupid Backs the Winners (1914)
The Bold Banditti and the Rah, Rah Boys (1914) .... Ralph Richardson - Freshman
Bud, Bill and the Waiter (1914) .... Bill - Bud's Big Brother
Ham the Iceman (1914) .... Dick - Alice's Sweetheart
Ham, the Piano Mover (1914) .... Mr. Newlywed
Lizzie the Life Saver (1914) .... Johnny Wise - Lizzie's Sweetheart
Ham and the Villain Factory (1914) .... Tad - Millicent's Sweetheart
The Tattered Duke (1914) .... The Duke of Tattenham Corners
The Slavery of Foxicus (1914) .... Foxicus
Ham the Lineman (1914) (uncredited) (unconfirmed) .... Undetermined Role
Men and Women (1914) .... Will Prescott
When Men Wear Skirts (1914) .... Freddie - a Manicurist
Sherlock Bonehead (1914) (unconfirmed)
A Substitute for Pants (1914)
Don't Monkey with the Buzz Saw (1914) .... Henpeck
The Deadly Battle at Hicksville (1914) (unconfirmed) .... Undetermined ROle
The Bingville Fire Department (1914) .... Bretton - a Fire Extinguisher Salesman
Wanted: An Heir (1914) .... Tom - a Young Farmer
Rube, the Interloper (1914) .... Teddy Ward - an Actor
Fleeing from the Fleas (1914) .... Brown - a Suitor
The Billionaire (1914)
An Elopement in Rome (1914) .... Darius - a Poor Roman Poet
The Wages of Sin (1914/II)
McBride's Bride (1914)
Dippy's Dream (1914) .... Bert - Ruth's Sweetheart
Stung (1914) .... Jack
Judith of Bethulia (1914)
... aka Her Condoned Sin (International: English title: reissue title)
A Bottled Romance (1914) (unconfirmed)
Classmates (1914) .... Bert Stafford
Vaccinating the Village (1914) .... Ralph - the only doctor in town
The Sentimental Sister (1914)
Only One Shirt (1914) (unconfirmed) .... Undetermined Role
The Wedding Gown (1913)
The House of Discord (1913)
The Hobo and the Myth (1913) (unconfirmed) .... Undetermined Role
The Wall of Money (1913) .... Idea man
Two Men of the Desert (1913)
The Harvest of Flame (1913) .... The Foreman
The Animal (1913) .... The Wife's former suitor
Man's Duty (1913) .... Joe, the Devoted One
Mental Suicide (1913) .... Architect
The Picket Guard (1913) .... Officer
The Powder Flash of Death (1913) .... Jed
... aka The Menace (USA: alternative title)
Curing Her Extravagance (1913) .... Arthur - Kate's Husband
Women and War (1913) .... Stay-at-home
Cupid's Lariat (1913) .... Burt - Jane's Sweetheart
In Love and War (1913/I) .... Lawyer
... aka The Call to Arms
The Rube and the Boob (1913) .... Bob - the Rube
Percy's Wooing (1913) .... Percy Rosebud - Nellie's Suitor
The Spirit of the Flag (1913)
When Women Are Police (1913) .... Officer Higgins
The Comedy Team's Strategy (1913) .... Jack - an Actor
The Black Hand (1913) .... Tom - Clara's Sweetheart
The Egyptian Mummy (1913) .... Dick - Arvilla's Sweetheart
Pat, the Cowboy (1913) .... The Sheriff
The Hash House Count (1913) .... Jim - Jane's Suitor
Toothache (1913) .... The Tramp
The Wanderer (1913/II)
Fatty's Busy Day (1913) .... Undetermined Role
A Coupon Courtship (1913) .... Harry - 3rd Suitor
The Phony Singer (1913) .... Jim
The Bravest Girl in California (1913) .... The Prospective Husband
Fatty's Deception (1913) .... Crosby
The Cat and the Bonnet (1913) .... Mr. Brown
The 'Fired' Cook (1913) .... Mr. Adair
Jones' Jonah Day (1913) .... The Escaped Convict
Absent Minded Abe (1913) (unconfirmed) .... Undetermined Role
Parcel Post Johnnie (1913)
The Sheriff of Stone Gulch (1913) .... Black McCarty - Desperado
Sally's Guardian (1913) .... Bobby Merrill - Sally's Guardian
A Cold Storage Egg (1913) (unconfirmed)
Trixie and the Press Agent (1913) .... The Press Agent
The Matrimonial Venture of the 'Bar X' Hands (1913) (unconfirmed)
Three Suitors and a Dog (1913) .... Percy - Suitor #1
The Horse That Wouldn't Stay Hitched (1913) .... Horace - Bill's Rival
The Manicurist and the Mutt (1913)
The Mission of a Bullet (1913)
The Peace Offering (1912)
Why Tightwad Tips (1912)
A Mountain Tragedy (1912/I) .... The Professor
A Busy Day in the Jungle (1912)
The Wanderer (1912)
The Wooers of Mountain Kate (1912)
The Best Man Wins (1912/II) .... The Jilted Lover
Father's Favorite (1912)
Calamity Anne's Ward (1912)
The Foreclosure (1912)
The Vengeance That Failed (1912)
The Stranger at Coyote (1912)
The Greaser and the Weakling (1912)
The Will of James Waldron (1912) .... The Crippled Brother
The Bandit of Point Loma (1912)
The Outlaw Colony (1912) .... The Sheriff's Deputy
The Tell-Tale Shells (1912) .... The Husband
The Bugler of Battery B (1912)
The Weaker Brother (1912) .... The Younger, Weaker Brother
For the Good of Her Men (1912) .... First Brother
Cupid Through Padlocks (1912)
The Brand (1912)
The Reward of Valor (1912)
Ranch Girls on a Rampage (1912)
When the Fire-Bells Rang (1912) .... An Actor
The Pasadena Peach (1912)
The Kidnapped Conductor (1912)
The Romance of a Dry Town (1912)
Walk, You, Walk! (1912) (unconfirmed)
Accidents Will Happen (1912)
How Jim Proposed (1912)

~Director~

His Last Haul (1928) ... aka Pious Crooks (UK)
Taxi 13 (1928)
Take Me Home (1928)
Three-Ring Marriage (1928)
Her Wild Oat (1927)
Venus of Venice (1927)
Everybody's Acting (1926)
Diplomacy (1926)
Wild Oats Lane (1926)
The Skyrocket (1926)
Mike (1926)
The Great Love (1925)
The Sporting Venus (1925)
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1924)
Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall (1924)
The Rendezvous (1923)
The Eternal Three (1923)
The Strangers' Banquet (1922)
Minnie (1922)
Fools First (1922)
Penrod (1922)
The Lotus Eater (1921)
Bits of Life (1921)
Bob Hampton of Placer (1921)
Dinty (1920)
Go and Get It (1920)
Don't Ever Marry (1920)
The River's End (1920)
... aka River's End (USA)
In Old Kentucky (1919)
Her Kingdom of Dreams (1919)
Daddy-Long-Legs (1919) (as Marshall A. Neilan)
The Unpardonable Sin (1919)
Three Men and a Girl (1919)
Out of a Clear Sky (1918)
Heart of the Wilds (1918)
Hit-the-Trail Holliday (1918) (as Marshall A. Neilan)
M'Liss (1918)
Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley (1918) (as Marshall A. Neilan)
Stella Maris (1918) (as Marshall A. Neilan)
War Relief (1918)
The Little Princess (1917)
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917)
The Jaguar's Claws (1917)
Freckles (1917)
The Silent Partner (1917) (as Marshall A. Neilan)
The Girl at Home (1917)
... aka The Girl Back Home (USA: review title)
... aka The Girl from Home (USA: review title)
The Tides of Barnegat (1917)
The Bottle Imp (1917)
Those Without Sin (1917)
A Strange Adventure (1917)
The Country That God Forgot (1916)
... aka The Country God Forgot (USA: alternative title)
The Prince Chap (1916)
The Cycle of Fate (1916)
Spooks (1916)
A Thing or Two in Movies (1915)
The Come Back of Percy (1915)
The Landing of the Hose Reel (1915)
The Toilers (1915)
... aka Ham, the Statue (USA: alternative title)
Ham at the Garbage Gentleman's Ball (1915)
Ham and the Sausage Factory (1915)
A Model Wife (1915)
Put Me Off at Wayville (1915)
Getting Father's Goat (1915)
The Chronicles of Bloom Center (1915)
Love, Oil and Grease (1914)
The Reformation of Ham (1914)
The Winning Whiskers (1914)
The Bold Banditti and the Rah, Rah Boys (1914)
Bud, Bill and the Waiter (1914)
Ham the Iceman (1914)
A Peach at the Beach (1914)
Ham, the Piano Mover (1914)
Lizzie the Life Saver (1914)
Ham and the Villain Factory (1914)
Si's Wonderful Mineral Spring (1914)
The Tattered Duke (1914)
The Slavery of Foxicus (1914)
Ham the Lineman (1914)
When Men Wear Skirts (1914)
Sherlock Bonehead (1914)
A Substitute for Pants (1914)
Don't Monkey with the Buzz Saw (1914)
The Deadly Battle at Hicksville (1914)
The Bingville Fire Department (1914)
Wanted: An Heir (1914)
Rube, the Interloper (1914)
Fleeing from the Fleas (1914)
An Elopement in Rome (1914)
The Harvest of Flame (1913) (uncredited)
The American Princess (1913)

~Writer~

Everybody's Acting (1926) (story)
Mike (1926) (story)
The Great Love (1925) (story)
The Eternal Three (1923) (story)
The Strangers' Banquet (1922) (writer)
Minnie (1922) (writer)
Bits of Life (1921) (writer)
Dinty (1920) (story)
A Strange Adventure (1917) (story)
The Country That God Forgot (1916) (story)
... aka The Country God Forgot (USA: alternative title)
The Cycle of Fate (1916) (writer)
The Come Back of Percy (1915) (scenario)
Little Pal (1915) (writer)
Ham at the Garbage Gentleman's Ball (1915) (writer)
Love, Oil and Grease (1914) (writer)
The Reformation of Ham (1914) (scenario)
The Winning Whiskers (1914) (story)
Bud, Bill and the Waiter (1914) (story)
Ham the Iceman (1914) (story)
A Peach at the Beach (1914) (story)
Ham, the Piano Mover (1914) (writer)
Si's Wonderful Mineral Spring (1914) (writer)
The Wall of Money (1913) (writer)
The Reformation of Dad (1913) (story)
The American Princess (1913) (writer)
Saved from Court Martial (1912) (writer)
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