~Clarence Badger~

Born: June 9, 1880 in San Francisco, CA, USA
Died: July 17, 1964 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
~Candid Portrait of Director Clarence Badger and
Mabel Normand~
~Silent Filmography~

Hot News (1928)
The Fifty-Fifty Girl (1928)
Red Hair (1928)
She's a Sheik (1927)
Swim Girl, Swim (1927)
Man Power (1927)
Señorita (1927)
A Kiss in a Taxi (1927) - Movie Still Code: 1041-X
It (1927)
The Campus Flirt (1926)
... aka The College Flirt (UK)
The Rainmaker (1926)
Miss Brewster's Millions (1926)
Hands Up! (1926)
The Golden Princess (1925)
Paths to Paradise (1925)
Eve's Secret (1925)
New Lives for Old (1925)
One Night in Rome (1924)
The Shooting of Dan McGrew (1924) (as Clarence Badger)
Painted People (1924)
Potash and Perlmutter (1923)
... aka Dr. Sunshine (UK)
Red Lights (1923)
Your Friend and Mine (1923)
Fruits of Faith (1922)
... aka Fruits of the Faith (USA: informal alternative title)
Quincy Adams Sawyer (1922)
The Ropin' Fool (1922)
The Dangerous Little Demon (1922)
Don't Get Personal (1922)
A Poor Relation (1921)
Doubling for Romeo (1921)
An Unwilling Hero (1921)
Boys Will Be Boys (1921)
Guile of Women (1920)
Honest Hutch (1920)
Cupid the Cowpuncher (1920)
... aka Alec Lloyd the Cowpuncher (USA: alternative title)
The Man Who Lost Himself (1920)
Jes' Call Me Jim (1920)
The Strange Boarder (1920)
Water, Water Everywhere (1920)

Jubilo (1919)
Almost a Husband (1919)
Strictly Confidential (1919)
Through the Wrong Door (1919)
Leave It to Susan (1919)
Daughter of Mine (1919)
Sis Hopkins (1919)
Day Dreams (1919)
A Perfect Lady (1918)
The Kingdom of Youth (1918)
Friend Husband (1918/I)
The Venus Model (1918)
The Floor Below (1918)
The Pullman Bride (1917)
The Sultan's Wife (1917)
Whose Baby? (1917/II) (unconfirmed)
Dangers of a Bride (1917)
Teddy at the Throttle (1917)
Haystacks and Steeples (1916)
The Danger Girl (1916)
A Social Cub (1916)
His Wild Oats (1916)
Hearts and Sparks (1916) (unconfirmed)
A Family Affair (1916)
Gypsy Joe (1916)
A Modern Enoch Arden (1916)
The Nick of Time Baby (1916)
The Great Vacuum Robbery (1915)
American director Clarence Badger was somewhat overqualified compared to his unschooled
colleagues at Mack Sennett's Keystone studios; a graduate of Boston Polytech, Badger had been an
artist and a newspaper reporter before walking through the Keystone gates in 1915. Nonetheless, he
threw himself full-force into the Sennett maelstrom of wild slapstick and frantic farce. Badger
preferred situational comedy to slapstick, however, and to that end he developed a series of romantic
comedies starring newcomers Gloria Swanson and Bobby Vernon. The best of these, Teddy at the
Throttle (1917), proves that the director never completely abandoned the Keystone brand of humor,
but the storyline was better constructed and the characters more clearly defined than was usual for
the studio. In 1917, Badger moved to Goldwyn Studios (a fact that Sam Goldwyn trumpetted in big
letters in the trade papers), where he directed comedy features with such stars as Mabel Normand
and Will Rogers. At Paramount in the mid 1920s, the erudite, even-tempered Badger directed Bebe
Daniels, Raymond Griffith, and the up and coming Clara Bow; he also pacified pretentious British
authoress Elinor Glyn to the point that he was able to talk "Madame" Glyn into making a guest
appearance in Clara Bow's It (1927). Talkies posed no obstacle for Badger: He spent 1929 and 1930
helming such Warner Bros./First National films as No No Nanette and The Hot Heiress. Retiring
from the Hollywood scene in 1933, Clarence Badger moved to Australia six years later, where, after
directing a brace of comedy features, he retired for good.

Biography by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
~Clarence Badger with the "it girl" Clara Bow~
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