~Tom Santschi~

Born: October 24, 1880 in Crystal City, Missouri, USA
Died: April 9, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA
~Biography~
~A Biography of Tom Santschi is coming soon!~
~Filmography~

The Wagon Master (1929) .... Jake Lynch
The Yellowback (1929) .... Jules Breton ... aka Brought to Justice
Land of the Silver Fox (1928) .... Butch Nelson
Isle of Lost Men (1928) .... Captain Jan Jodahl
Vultures of the Sea (1928)
Into No Man's Land (1928) .... Thomas Blaisdell/Western Evans
... aka The Secret Lie (UK)
Honor Bound (1928) .... Mr. Mortimer
Crashing Through (1928) .... Bart Ramy
The Law and the Man (1928) .... Dan Creedoon
Land of the Lawless (1927) .... Kelter
The Haunted Ship (1927) .... Glenister (first mate)
The Adventurous Soul (1927) .... Captain Svenson
Shanghaied (1927)
The Cruise of the Hellion (1927) .... Kilroy
Old San Francisco (1927) .... Captain Stoner - in Prologue
The Land Beyond the Law (1927) .... Bob Crew
The Eyes of the Totem (1927) .... Philip La Rue
Tracked by the Police (1927) .... 'Sandy' Sturgeon
Hills of Kentucky (1927) .... Ben Harley
When a Man Loves (1927) .... Captain of Convict Boat
... aka His Lady (UK)
The Overland Stage (1927) .... Hawk Lespard
Jim, the Conqueror (1926) .... Sam Black
The Third Degree (1926) .... Daredevil Daley
The Desert's Toll (1926) .... Jasper
Forlorn River (1926) .... Bill Hall
3 Bad Men (1926) .... 'Bull' Stanley
The Hidden Way (1926) .... Bill
Her Honor, the Governor (1926) .... Richard Palmer
... aka The Second Mrs. Fenway
Hands Across the Border (1926) .... Breen
Siberia (1926) .... Alexis Vetkin
My Own Pal (1926) .... August Deering
The Primrose Path (1925) .... Big Joe Snead
The Pride of the Force (1925) .... Police Officer Moore
Paths to Paradise (1925) .... Chief of Detectives Callahan
My Neighbor's Wife (1925) .... Inventor
Beyond the Border (1925) .... Nick Perdue
The Night Ship (1925) .... Captain Jed Hobbs
Barriers Burned Away (1925) .... Hon. Bill Cronk
... aka The Chicago Fire (UK)
Flaming Love (1925) .... Steve McGregor ... aka Frivolous Sal
The Street of Tears (1924) .... Jim Carlson
Life's Greatest Game (1924) .... Jack Donovan
Little Robinson Crusoe (1924) .... Captain Dynes ... aka Robinson Crusoe Jr.
The Right of the Strongest (1924) .... 'Babe' Davis
The Plunderer (1924) .... Bill Presbey
The Storm Daughter (1924) .... 'Brute' Morgan
Thundering Dawn (1923) .... Gordon Van Brock
Tipped Off (1923) .... 'The Fox,' Dan Grogan
Is Divorce a Failure? (1923) .... Smith
Are You a Failure? (1923) .... Kildevil Brenon
Brass Commandments (1923) .... Campan
Come Clean (1922)
Found Guilty (1922)
At Large (1922)
A Guilty Cause (1922)
The Hour of Doom (1922)
Two Men (1922)
Daring Dangers (1922)
Seeing Red (1922)
It Is the Law (1922)
Daring Danger (1922) (uncredited) (unconfirmed) .... Undetermined Role
Two Kinds of Women (1922) .... Bud Lee
The Heart of Dorean (1921)
The Spirit of the Lake (1921)
The Honor of Ramirez (1921)
Lorraine of the Timberlands (1921)
Mother o' Dreams (1921)
The Sheriff of Mojave (1921)
The Secret of Butte Ridge (1921)
The Sage-Brush Musketeers (1921)
Larue of Phantom Valley (1921)
The Desert Wolf (1921)
The Tempest (1921)
The Death Trap (1921/II)
The Impostor (1921) .... Jerry Hogan
Beyond the Trail (1921)
The North Wind's Malice (1920) .... Roger
The Cradle of Courage (1920) .... Tierney
Eve in Exile (1919) (as Thomas Santschi) .... John Sheen
Her Kingdom of Dreams (1919) .... Tom Langley
The Broken Commandments (1919) (as Thomas Santschi) .... John Radd
Rose of the West (1919) (as Thomas Santschi) .... Lieutenant Colonel Bruce Knight
In Search of Arcady (1919) .... Lascho
The Stronger Vow (1919) .... Pedro Toral
The Love That Dares (1919) (as Thomas Santschi) .... Perry Risdon
The Railroader (1919) (as Thomas Santschi) .... Clive Standish
Shadows (1919) .... Jack McGoff
Code of the Yukon (1918) .... Dan Cregan
Little Orphant Annie (1918) .... Dave Johnson
The Hell Cat (1918) .... Jim Dyke
... aka The Wild Cat
The Bonds That Tie (1918)
The Still Alarm (1918) .... Jack Manley
The City of Purple Dreams (1918) (as Thomas Santschi) .... Daniel Fitzhugh
Who Shall Take My Life? (1917) (as Thomas Santschi) .... Big Bill O'Shaughnessy
Her Perilous Ride (1917)
The Smoldering Spark (1917)
Beware of Strangers (1917) .... John Mentor
A Man, a Girl, and a Lion (1917)
The Crisis (1916) .... Stephen Brice
The Garden of Allah (1916) .... Boris Androvsky
The Country That God Forgot (1916) .... Steve Brant
... aka The Country God Forgot (USA: alternative title)
An Elephant's Gratitude (1916)
The Three Wise Men (1916)
Toll of the Jungle (1916)
The Regeneration of Jim Halsey (1916)
The Adventures of Kathlyn (1916) (as Thomas Santschi) .... Bruce
The Smouldering Flame (1916)
Orders (1915)
The Vengeance of Rannah (1915) (unconfirmed)
A Sultana of the Desert (1915)
The Blood Seedling (1915)
In the King's Service (1915) .... Rupert
The Heart of Paro (1915)
The Octopus (1915)
The Girl and the Reporter (1915)
How Callahan Cleaned Up Little Hell (1915)
The Jaguar Trap (1915)
The Two Natures Within Him (1915)
Love Finds a Way (1915)
The Lion's Mate (1915) (unconfirmed)
The Tyrant of the Veldt (1915)
The Conversion of Smiling Tom (1915) .... (participation unconfirmed)
The Great Experiment (1915)
The Jungle Stockade (1915) (unconfirmed)
Aunt Mary (1915)
The Fork in the Road (1915) (unconfirmed)
The Guardian's Dilemma (1915)
The Missing Ruby (1915)
The Red Blood of Courage (1915)
Just Like a Woman (1915)
The Primitive Way (1915)
His Fighting Blood (1915) .... Jim Sampson
Further Adventures of Sammy Orpheus (1915)
Lassoing a Lion (1915)
The Old Letter (1914)
The Test (1914/II) .... Jim Lucas
The Abyss (1914) (as Thomas Santschi)
Unrest (1914)
The Butterfly's Wings (1914)
When His Ship Came In (1914)
Playing with Fire (1914/I)
Mother o' Dreams (1914)
The Dream Girl (1914)
At the Risk of His Life (1914)
The Lonesome Trail (1914)
Life's Crucible (1914)
Nan's Victory (1914)
The Sealed Package (1914)
His Fight (1914)
Caryl of the Mountains (1914)
The Empty Sleeve (1914)
The Leopard's Foundling (1914)
Rose o' My Heart (1914)
The Test (1914/I)
The Spoilers (1914) (as Thomas Santschi) .... Alex McNamara
King Baby's Birthday (1914)
Bringing Up Hubby (1914)
At Cross Purposes (1914)
Bringing Up Baby (1914)
The Adventures of Kathlyn (1913) (as Thomas Santschi) .... John Bruce
The Quality of Mercy (1913/I)
Hope (1913)
Thor, Lord of the Jungles (1913)
As a Father Spareth His Son (1913)
The Conscience Fund (1913) (unconfirmed)
The Redemption of Railroad Jack (1913)
The Mansion of Misery (1913) (uncredited) (unconfirmed) .... Undetermined Role
Man and His Other Self (1913)
A Wild Ride (1913)
When Men Forget (1913)
When Lillian Was Little Red Riding Hood (1913)
Alone in the Jungle (1913) .... Bob
The Wordless Message (1913)
Wamba, a Child of the Jungle (1913)
In the Long Ago (1913)
An Old Actor (1913)
Hiram Buys an Auto (1913) (unconfirmed)
Dollar Down, Dollar a Week (1913)
Alas! Poor Yorick! (1913) (as Thomas Santschi)
Vengeance Is Mine (1913)
A Prisoner of Cabanas (1913)
Sally in Our Alley (1913/II)
The Dancer's Redemption (1913)
The Flaming Forge (1913)
The Early Bird (1913)
A Little Hero (1913/II)
The Three Wise Men (1913)
A Revolutionary Romance (1913)
Whose Wife Is This? (1913)
Greater Wealth (1913)
The Little Organ Player of San Juan (1912)
The Last of Her Tribe (1912)
Sammy Orpheus; or, The Pied Piper of the Jungle (1912) .... Sammy Orpheus
Opitsah: Apache for Sweetheart (1912)
The God of Gold (1912)
The Triangle (1912/II)
Mike's Brainstorm (1912) .... Mike
Shanghaied (1912) .... Bob
Old Songs and Memories (1912)
Kings of the Forest (1912)
Carmen of the Isles (1912)
His Wedding Eve (1912)
The Fisherboy's Faith (1912)
The Shuttle of Fate (1912)
Monte Cristo (1912) (as Wm. T. Santshi) .... Danglars
... aka The Count of Monte Cristo (USA)
Euchred (1912)
The Great Drought (1912) .... Joe Harker
The Pity of It (1912)
Partners (1912/II)
The Indelible Stain (1912) .... The Priest
Sergeant Byrne of the Northwest Mounted Police (1912)
... aka Sergeant Byrne of the N.W.M.P. (USA)
The Little Indian Martyr (1912)
The Polo Substitute (1912) .... Smart
His Masterpiece (1912)
The Lake of Dreams (1912) .... Manfred
The Professor's Wooing (1912)
The Vision Beautiful (1912) .... Brother Peter
The Price of Art (1912)
A Reconstructed Rebel (1912)
Rivals (1912) .... Tom
The Love of an Island Maid (1912)
A Humble Hero (1912)
The Coming of Columbus (1912)
The New Woman and the Lion (1912)
Bessie's Dream (1912)
Darkfeather's Strategy (1912) (as Thomas Santschi) .... Little Panther
Me an' Bill (1912)
A Waif of the Sea (1912)
The Ones Who Suffer (1912)
A Crucial Test (1912)
The Shrinking Rawhide (1912)
The Danites (1912)
A Broken Spur (1912)
The Little Stowaway (1912)
The Bandit's Mask (1912)
A Diplomat Interrupted (1912) (unconfirmed)
The Secret Wedding (1912)
The Mate of the Alden Bessie (1912)
The Cowboy's Adopted Child (1912)
Evangeline (1911)
George Warrington's Escape (1911) (unconfirmed)
The Maid at the Helm (1911)
The Right Name, But the Wrong Man (1911)
Blackbeard (1911)
The Night Herder (1911)
The New Superintendent (1911)
The Bootlegger (1911)
Lieutenant Grey of the Confederacy (1911)
Old Billy (1911)
The Coquette (1911)
Captain Brand's Wife (1911) .... Captain Brand
Lost in the Jungle (1911) .... Undetermined Role
How They Stopped the Run on the Bank (1911) (uncredited) (unconfirmed) .... Undetermined Role
... aka The Run on the Bank (USA)
Making a Man of Him (1911)
The Rival Stage Lines (1911)
Shipwrecked (1911)
A Cup of Cold Water (1911)
Wheels of Justice (1911)
Kit Carson's Wooing (1911) (unconfirmed)
The Heart of John Barlow (1911) .... (unconfirmed)
How Algy Captured a Wild Man (1911) .... The Wild Man
Through Fire and Smoke (1911) .... The Fireman Hero
The Blacksmith's Love (1911)
The Regeneration of Apache Kid (1911)
Their Only Son (1911)
Slick's Romance (1911)
The Profligate (1911)
Captain Kate (1911)
... aka Captain Kate; or, The Animal Trainer's Daughter (USA)
... aka The Animal Trainer's Daughter
Range Pals (1911) (as W. T. Santschi)
The Novice (1911)
One of Nature's Noblemen (1911)
Stability vs. Nobility (1911)
Back to the Primitive (1911) (unconfirmed)
In Old California When the Gringos Came (1911)
The Curse of the Redman (1911)
A Tale of the Sea (1910) .... Tom
Mazeppa, or the Wild Horse of Tartary (1910)
... aka Mazeppa
In the Great Northwest (1910)
Davy Crockett (1910)
Across the Plains (1910)
The Roman (1910)
The Courtship of Miles Standish (1910)
Pride of the Range (1910)
Pine Ridge Feud (1909)
On the Border (1909)
Up San Juan Hill (1909)
Briton and Boer (1909)
The Stampede (1909)
The Leopard Queen (1909)
The Heart of a Race Tout (1909) .... The Race Tout
Ben's Kid (1909) (as Thomas Santschi)
In the Sultan's Power (1909)
... aka The Power of the Sultan
... aka The Sultan's Power
In the Badlands (1909)
... aka The Bad Lands (USA)
Mephisto and the Maiden (1909)
Boots and Saddles (1909)
The Tenderfoot (1909)
The Spirit of '76 (1908)

~Director~

The Private Banker (1916)
An Elephant's Gratitude (1916)
Toll of the Jungle (1916)
The Baby and the Leopard (1915)
Orders (1915)
A Jungle Revenge (1915)
Young Love (1915)
The Vengeance of Rannah (1915)
In Leopard Land (1915)
A Sultana of the Desert (1915)
The Blood Seedling (1915)
In the King's Service (1915)
The Heart of Paro (1915)
The Octopus (1915)
The Girl and the Reporter (1915)
How Callahan Cleaned Up Little Hell (1915)
The Jaguar Trap (1915)
The Two Natures Within Him (1915)
Love Finds a Way (1915)
The Lion's Mate (1915)
The Tyrant of the Veldt (1915)
The Great Experiment (1915)
The Jungle Stockade (1915)
Aunt Mary (1915)
The Fork in the Road (1915)
The Guardian's Dilemma (1915)
The Missing Ruby (1915)
The Red Blood of Courage (1915)
Just Like a Woman (1915)
The Primitive Way (1915)
His Fighting Blood (1915)
Further Adventures of Sammy Orpheus (1915)
Lassoing a Lion (1915)
The Old Letter (1914)
The Test (1914/II)
The Abyss (1914) (as Thomas Santschi)
Unrest (1914)
The Butterfly's Wings (1914)
When His Ship Came In (1914)
Playing with Fire (1914/I)
The Dream Girl (1914)
At the Risk of His Life (1914)
The Eugenic Girl (1914)
Life's Crucible (1914)
Nan's Victory (1914)
The Ordeal (1914/II)
The Sealed Package (1914)
Caryl of the Mountains (1914)
The Empty Sleeve (1914)
Rose o' My Heart (1914)
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~C. Heighton Monroe Portrait of Tom Santschi~

Photographs on the page courtesy of Dave Smith
Thank you Dave!

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Hoosiers in Hollywood,
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~In Memoriam~
Obituary from The St. Louis Star:

TOM SANTSCHI, WHO FOUGHT FARNUM IN "THE SPOILERS,'
DIES

Both were Carried from the Movie Set 17 Years ago With Bones Broken.
most ferocious screen battle Hollywood ever saw was fought by two men who temporarily forgot their
friendship to achieve realism.
William Farnum, hero of  "The Spoilers" when it was filmed seventeen years ago, described the fight which
has become a tradition in Hollywood.
"Tom and I were in our prime," Farnum said. "There was a tension when we gathered on the set. Colin
Campbell, the director, called 'camera' and the fight was on. We started cautiously, but our blows were
hard. Soon blood was drawn. I have no idea how long we fought.
"The Rex Beach story called for me to subdue Santschi with a hammerlock, which was supposed to have
broken his shoulder. The shoulder practically was useless when the battle ended."
Farnum and Santschi conversed briefly before they started to fight.
"I remember we agreed to make the fight a real one," he said. "Neither of us broke his word. We became
excited, punch-drunk and half crazy."
Both Farnum and Santschi suffered broken noses and hands. Cuts and bruises covered their bodies. They
were carried from the set.
About six months ago, Santschi and Farnum fought again in "Ten Nights in a Barroom." Asked to compare
it with the early screen battle, Farnum said: "About all I can say is that it wasn't that kind of a fight."
Santschi, who died of heart disease, was born in Crystal City, Mo., on October 14, 1880. He started his
stage career when 17 years old.