~Robert Edeson~

Born: June 3, 1868 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Died: March 24, 1931 in Hollywood, California, USA
~Biography~
Dignified-looking silent character star Robert Edeson is best remembered for stepping into the role of
the American envoy when Rudolph Christians succumbed to pneumonia and died during the
protracted filming of Erich von Stroheim's Foolish Wives (1922). Edeson had begun his screen career
with Cecil B. DeMille in The Call of the North (1914) but then spent the remainder of the decade
mostly at Vitagraph. He returned to DeMille in the 1920s and became the director's first choice
whenever a script called for an imposing, well-heeled man-of-the-world. Edeson, who was married to
actress Mary Newcomb (1893-1966), died of heart failure.

Biography by Hans J. Wollstein, AllMovie.com
~Silent Filmography~
George Washington Cohen (1928) .... Mr. Gorman
The Little Wildcat (1928) .... Joel Ketchum
Marriage by Contract (1928) .... Winters
The Home Towners (1928) .... Mr. Calhoun
The Power of the Press (1928) .... City Editor
Tenth Avenue (1928) .... Detective Ed Burton
Beware of Blondes (1928) .... Costigan
Walking Back (1928) .... Mr. Thatcher Sr.
A Ship Comes In (1928) .... Judge Gresham
Chicago (1927) .... William Flynn
The Rejuvenation of Aunt Mary (1927) .... Judge Hopper
His Dog (1927) .... Colonel Marsden
The Heart Thief (1927) .... Count Franz Cserhati
The King of Kings (1927) .... Matthew, the publican
Night Bride (1927) .... Adolphe Biggles
Altars of Desire (1927) .... John Sutherland
The Blue Eagle (1926) .... Chaplain Regan
...aka Father Joe
The Clinging Vine (1926) .... T.M. Bancroft
Her Man o' War (1926) .... Field Marshall
Eve's Leaves (1926) .... Captain Corbin
The Volga Boatman (1926) .... Prince Nikita
Whispering Smith (1926) .... J.S. Bucks
Braveheart (1925) .... Hobart Nelson
The Prairie Pirate (1925) .... Don Esteban
Keep Smiling (1925) .... James P. Ryan
Hell's Highroad (1925) .... Sanford Gillespie
The Scarlet West (1925) .... Gen. Kinnard
The Danger Signal (1925) .... Cyrus Browning
Blood and Steel (1925) .... W.L. Grimshaw
Go Straight (1925) .... The Hawk
Men and Women (1925) .... Israel Cohen
The Rag Man (1925) .... Mr. Bernard
The Golden Bed (1925) .... Amos Thompson
Locked Doors (1925) .... Norman Carter
Feet of Clay (1924) .... Dr. Fergus Lansell
Welcome Stranger (1924) .... Eb Hooker
The Bedroom Window (1924) .... Frederick Hall
Missing Daughters (1924) .... Chief of Secret Service
Men (1924) .... Henri Duval
Triumph (1924) .... Smauel Overton
Mademoiselle Midnight (1924) .... Don Pedro de Quiros
Thy Name Is Woman (1924) .... The Comandante
Don't Call It Love (1923) .... Henry Van Courtlandt
The Ten Commandments (1923) .... Redding, an Inspector
To the Last Man (1923) .... Gaston Isbel
The Silent Partner (1923) .... Ralph Coombes
The Spoilers (1923) .... Joe Dextry
You Are Guilty (1923) .... Theodore Tennent
Luck (1923) .... Judge Templeton
The Tie That Binds (1923) .... Charles Dodge
Souls for Sale (1923) (uncredited) .... Himself - Celebrity Actor
Has the World Gone Mad! (1923) .... Mr. Adams
The Prisoner of Zenda (1922) .... Col. Zapt
Sure-Fire Flint (1922) .... Anthony De Lanni
Foolish Wives (1922) (uncredited) .... Andrew J. Hughes & double: Rudolph Christians (uncredited)
Any Night (1922) .... Jim Barton
Extravagance (1921) .... Richard Vane

Sealed Hearts (1919) .... Frank Prentiss
The Mite of Love (1919)
Public Defender (1917) .... Arthur Nelson
The Light That Failed (1916) .... Dick Hedlar
Fathers of Men (1916) .... John Howland/Robert Howland
Big Jim Garrity (1916) .... Jim Garrity
For a Woman's Fair Name (1916) .... Pierce
The Cave Man (1915/I) .... Hanlick Smagg
Mortmain (1915) .... Mortmain
The Absentee (1915) .... Nathaniel Crosby - the Absentee/Power
How Molly Malone Made Good (1915) .... Himself, Cameo Appearance
A Man's Prerogative (1915) .... Oliver Rand
On the Night Stage (1915) .... Alexander Austin, the 'Sky Pilot'
... aka "The Bandit and the Preacher" - USA (reissue title)
The Girl I Left Behind Me (1915) .... Lieutenant Hawkesworth
Where the Trail Divides (1914) .... 'How' Landor
The Call of the North (1914) .... Ned & Graehme Stewart
Love vs Duty (1914)
With Lee in Virginia (1913)
The Mosaic Law (1913)
When Lee Surrenders (1912)
On Secret Service (1912)
On the Firing Line (1912/I)
The Hidden Trail (1912)
The Colonel's Peril (1912) .... Tom Norman
His Message (1912) .... Holmes - a Miner
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