~Sidney Bracey~

Born: December 18, 1877 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died: August 5, 1942 in Hollywood, California, USA
~Promotional Portrait of Sidney Bracey for his
role in THE MERRY WIDOW, 1925~
~Biography~
You'd never know it from his desiccated, crackly voiced film appearances of the 1930s, but
Australian actor Sidney Bracey was once a romantic leading man. The son of actress Clara T. Bracey
and lyric tenor Henry Bracey, Sidney began his own stage career at the turn of the century. By 1910,
he was starring in American film productions at the old Kalem Studios. Eventually, his short, thin
stature worked against his credibility as a virile lover, and Bracey became a character player in such
silent features as Ruggles of Red Gap (1922), The Merry-Go-Round (1923), and Courtship of Miles
Standish (1923). He was a particular favorite of director King Vidor and comedian Buster Keaton;
the latter was among the first to recognize Bracey's potential in low-key "gentleman's gentleman"
roles. Sidney Bracey continued playing butlers, valets, and stewards into the early '40s; he was also
prominently featured in such short subjects as Our Gang's Second Childhood (1936) and Three
Smart Boys (1937).

Biography by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
~Silent Filmography~
~Actor~

Sioux Blood (1929) (as Sidney Bracy) .... Cheyenne Jones
His Captive Woman (1929) .... Means
Show People (1928) (as Sidney Bracy) .... Dramatic Director
The Haunted House (1928) .... Tully
The Wedding March (1928) .... Navratil
The Cameraman (1928) (as Sidney Bracy) .... Éditor
Win That Girl (1928) .... Larry Brawn I
While the City Sleeps (1928) (uncredited) .... Short Order Cook
Man-Made Women (1928) (as Sidney Bracy) .... Owens
Home, James (1928) .... Haskins (the butler)
The Cossacks (1928) (uncredited) .... Koozma - Prince Olenin's Orderly
The Matinee Idol (1928) (uncredited) .... Don's Valet
The Crowd (1928) (uncredited) .... John's Supervisor
Her Wild Oat (1927) (uncredited) .... Philip's Valet
Chicago (1927) (uncredited) .... Bill collector
The Thirteenth Juror (1927) .... The Butler
My Best Girl (1927) (uncredited) .... Butler Serving Dinner
The Woman on Trial (1927) .... Brideaux
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) (uncredited) .... Dance Hall Manager
... aka "Sunrise" - USA (short title)
Painting the Town (1927) .... Secretary
Birds of Prey (1927) .... Gaston
My Official Wife (1926) .... Valet to Sascha
The Mystery Club (1926) .... Detective
You Never Know Women (1926) .... Manager
Paris (1926) (uncredited) .... Bit
A Man Four-Square (1926) .... Homer Webb
A Bankrupt Honeymoon (1926) .... Butler
The Blackbird (1926) (uncredited) .... Bertie's No. 1 Man
... aka "The Black Bird" - USA (poster title)
Wandering Footsteps (1925) .... Dobbins
The Merry Widow (1925) (uncredited) .... Danilo's Footman
A Slave of Fashion (1925) (as Sidney Bracy) .... Hobson
The White Desert (1925)
Her Market Value (1925) .... Banks
The Golden Bed (1925) (uncredited) .... Party guest
So This Is Marriage? (1924) .... Hawkins
Her Night of Romance (1924) .... Butler
Being Respectable (1924) .... Philip Deaby
Leap Year (1924) (uncredited) .... Loris Keene's Press Agent
Why Men Leave Home (1924) .... Sam Neilson
By Divine Right (1924) .... The Hireling
The Courtship of Myles Standish (1923)
... aka "The Courtship of Miles Standish" - USA (alternative title)
The Wild Party (1923) .... Jasper Johnston
Ruggles of Red Gap (1923) .... Sam Henshaw
Merry-Go-Round (1923) (uncredited) .... Gisella's Groom
Nobody's Bride (1923) .... Smithy
The Social Buccaneer (1923) .... Bentley Craven
One Wonderful Night (1922) .... Juggins
The Radio King (1922) .... Marnee
Manslaughter (1922) (uncredited) .... Member of the Jury
The Dictator (1922) .... Henry Bolton
Is Matrimony a Failure? (1922) .... Bank President
Midnight (1922) .... Dodd
Morals (1921) .... Stinson
Crazy to Marry (1921) .... Col. Landis
... aka "Three Miles Out" - USA (alternative title)
The March Hare (1921) .... Meadows
The Outside Woman (1921) .... Mr. Cambridge
His Four Fathers (1921)
Passion Fruit (1921) .... The Ancient
An Amateur Devil (1920) .... His Valet
Food for Scandal (1920) .... Padre
The Invisible Ray (1920) .... Jean Deaux

Reclaimed: The Struggle for a Soul Between Love and Hate (1919) (as Sidney Bracy) .... Cadet
The House of Mirth (1918) .... Percy Gryce
A Man's World (1918) .... Emile Grimeaux
My Own United States (1918) .... Capt. Rene Gautier
The Long Trail (1917) (as Sydney Bracy) .... Paul Graham
The Deemster (1917) (as Sidney Bracy) .... Bishop, Father of Dan
Crime and Punishment (1917) .... Andreas Valeskoff
A Dangerous Double (1917) .... Stuart Warren/Prince Eric
When Thieves Fall Out (1917)
The Masked Cupid (1917)
The Ragged Princess (1916) .... Toby Rice
Little Miss Happiness (1916) .... Jim Butterfield
Sporting Blood (1916) .... Undetermined Role
The Highway of Fate (1916)
A Knight of the Night (1916)
The Latest in Vampires (1916)
Won by Valor (1916)
Temptation and the Man (1916) .... Temple Vaughn
The Crystal's Warning (1916)
Caprice of the Mountains (1916)
The Rogue with a Heart (1916)
Elusive Isabel (1916) .... Luiigi
The Huntress of Men (1916) (as Sydney Bracey) .... Ned Ashley
The Doctor of the Afternoon Arm (1916)
Merely Mary Ann (1916)
The Path of Happiness (1916) .... Grekko
The Man Inside (1916) .... Winthrop
The Baby Benefactor (1915) .... The Grandfather
God's Witness (1915) (as Sidney Bracy) .... Leo Darcy
On the Brink of the Abyss (1915) .... Jim Watson - Mary's Brother
In the Jury Room (1915) .... Caleb Breen
The Finger Prints of Fate (1915) .... The Slayer
Graft vs. Love (1915) .... Lawyer Newell
Sid Nee's Finish (1914) (as Sidney Bracy) .... Sid Nee
Zudora (1914) .... Tom Hunt, Detective
... aka "The Demon Shadow" - USA (reissue title)
... aka "The Twenty-Million-Dollar Mystery" - USA (alternative title)
The Emperor's Spy (1914) .... The Emperor's Emissary
The Million Dollar Mystery (1914) .... Jones - Hargreave's Butler / Stanley Hargreave
The Somnambulist (1914/I) .... Tom - a Hotel Transient
From the Flames (1914) .... Bill - Fleming's Clerk
When Algy Froze Up (1914) .... Gray - the Village Banker
The Miser's Reversion (1914) (as Sidney Bracy) .... John Grisley - the Miser
The Skating Master (1914) .... Green - Manager of the skating course
The Success of Selfishness (1914) .... Strand - a Wall Street Operator
Twins and a Stepmother (1914) .... Lewis - the Father
The Elevator Man (1914) .... Williams - the Chief Clerk
Adrift in a Great City (1914) .... Pat Moran - The Blind Girl's Prosperous Father
Mrs. Pinkhurst's Proxy (1914) .... Tom - a rural station agent
Their Golden Wedding (1914) .... William - Enna's husband
An Amateur Animal Trainer (1913) .... Jack Crane, an Amateur Animal Trainer
An Orphan's Romance (1913) .... Tom Sinks, the Orphan's Stepfather
Lawyer, Dog and Baby (1913) .... The Lawyer
Uncle's Namesakes (1913) .... Uncle John Henry Carson
... aka "His Great Uncle's Spirit" - USA (alternative title)
The Milkman's Revenge (1913) .... The Milkman
The Problem Love Solved (1913) .... Dick, a Safecracker
The Other Woman (1913/III)
A Twentieth Century Farmer (1913) .... The Farmer's Butler
Robin Hood (1913) (as Sidney Bracy) .... The Baron
The Medium's Nemesis (1913)
Little Dorrit (1913)
The Coming of Gretchen (1913)
His Sacrifice (1913/I)
Love in the Dark (1913)
Omens and Oracles (1913) .... The New Roomer
The Strategy of Ann (1911)
Soldiers Three; or, When Scotch Soldier Laddies Went in Swimming (1911)
Cohen at Coney Island (1909)

~Director~

1.On the Brink of the Abyss (1915)
2.Sid Nee's Finish (1914) (as Sidney Bracy)

~Writer~

1.Sid Nee's Finish (1914) (as Sidney Bracy) (story)
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