~Henry B. Walthall~

Born: March 16, 1878, Shelby City, Alabama, USA
Died: June 17, 1936 in Monrovia, California, USA
~The Los Angeles Times, June 10, 2010~
Henry B. Walthall was an early Hollywood star known as the "Little Colonel" and remembered primarily for
his role as Col. Ben Cameron in D.W. Griffith's "The Birth of a Nation."

Walthall was born March 16, 1878, on a plantation in Shelby, Ala., the son of a onetime Confederate captain
who was later appointed Shelby County's sheriff. He was home-schooled by a private tutor.

As a young man, Walthall served in the Spanish-American War as a private. The experience afforded him his
first taste of the theater when he and a group of fellow soldiers began providing entertainment to other troops.

At the war's end, he headed to New York City, where he acted in a play called "Secret Service" before joining a
stock company in Providence, R.I. He soon began touring with a repertory group and appearing on Broadway.

He left New York behind and moved to Hollywood in the very early years of narrative film, and quickly
became a favorite foil of Griffith's. During production of "The Birth of a Nation," Walthall reportedly earned a
then-princely salary of $150 a week.

Walthall remained closely associated with his role in "The Birth of a Nation" despite appearing in many other
films.

The rise of the talkies caused his career to falter, although at the time of his death he was attempting to stage
a comeback. He collapsed while filming "China Clipper" in 1936 and died a few weeks later at age 58. His
cause of death was reported as "exhaustion and intestinal influenza."

— Lindsay Barnett for the Los Angeles Times June 10, 2010, with additional reporting from June 18, 1936,
obituary
~Silent Filmography~
~Assistant Director~

The Birth of a Nation (1915) (assistant director) (uncredited)  
... aka "In the Clutches of the Ku Klux Klan" - USA (cut version)  
... aka "The Birth of the Nation; Or The Clansman" - USA (second copyright title)  
... aka "The Clansman" - USA (Los Angeles première title)

~Actor~

Black Magic (1929) .... Dr. Bradbroke
River of Romance (1929) .... General Jeff Rumford
From Headquarters (1929) .... Buffalo Bill Ryan
The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1929) .... Father Juniper
Speakeasy (1929) .... Piano Player
Stark Mad (1929) .... Capt. Rhodes, yacht commander
The Jazz Age (1929) (as H.B. Walthall) .... Mr. Maxwell
Freedom of the Press (1928) .... John Ballard
Retribution (1928/I) .... Henry/Tommy Mooney
London After Midnight (1927) .... Sir.James Hamlin
Love Me and the World Is Mine (1927) .... Van Denbosch
... aka "The Affairs of Hannerl" - USA (alternative title)
A Light in the Window (1927) .... Johann Graff
The Rose of Kildare (1927) .... Bob Avery
Wings (1927) .... David's Father
The Enchanted Island (1927) .... Tim Sanborn
Fighting Love (1927) .... Filipo Navarro
Everybody's Acting (1926) .... Thorpe
The Scarlet Letter (1926) .... Roger Chillingworth
The Road to Mandalay (1926) .... Father James
The Unknown Soldier (1926) .... John Phillips
The Barrier (1926) .... Gale Gaylord
Three Faces East (1926) .... George Bennett
The Plastic Age (1925) .... Henry Carver
Simon the Jester (1925) .... Brandt
Dollar Down (1925) .... Alec Craig
Kentucky Pride (1925) .... Mr. Beaumont
Kit Carson Over the Great Divide (1925) .... Dr. Samuel Webb
The Girl Who Wouldn't Work (1925) .... William Hale
On the Threshold (1925) .... Andrew Masters
The Golden Bed (1925) (as Henry Walthall) .... Colonel Peake
The Bowery Bishop (1924) .... Norman Strong
Single Wives (1924) .... Franklin Dexter
The Woman on the Jury (1924) .... Prosecuting Attorney
Boy of Mine (1923) .... William Latimer
The Unknown Purple (1923) .... Peter Marchmont/Victor Cromport
Gimme (1923) .... John McGimsey
The Face on the Bar-Room Floor (1923) .... Robert Stevens - Movie Still Code: Ford-6-53
The Marriage Chance (1922) .... Dr. Paul Graydon
The Long Chance (1922) .... Harley P. Hennage
The Kickback (1922) .... Aaron Price
One Clear Call (1922) .... Henry Garnett
The Ableminded Lady (1922) .... Breezy Bright
The Flower of the North (1921) .... Philip Whittemore
A Splendid Hazard (1920) .... Karl Breitman
Parted Curtains (1920) (as Henry Walthall) .... Joe Jenkins
The Confession (1920) .... Father Bartlett
... aka "Confession" - USA (reissue title)

The Long Arm of Mannister (1919) .... George Mannister
The Boomerang (1919) .... George Gray
Modern Husbands (1919) .... Stephen Duane
The False Faces (1919) .... Michael Lanyard
The Long Lane's Turning (1919) .... Harry Sevier
The Great Love (1918) .... Sir Roger Brighton
With Hoops of Steel (1918) .... Emerson Mead
Humdrum Brown (1918) .... Hector 'Humdrum' Brown
His Robe of Honor (1918) .... Julian Randolph
And a Still Small Voice (1918) .... Clay Randolph
The Saint's Adventure (1917) .... Reverend Paul Manson
Burning the Candle (1917) .... James Maxwell
The Little Shoes (1917) .... David Noel
The Truant Soul (1916) .... Dr. John Lancaster/Dr. Lawson
Pillars of Society (1916) .... Karsten Bernick
The Sting of Victory (1916) .... David Whiting/Walker Whiting
The Birth of a Man (1916) (as Henry Walthall)
The Strange Case of Mary Page (1916) .... Phil Langdon, Attorney
The Misleading Lady (1916) .... Jack Craiger
Blind Justice (1915)
The Raven (1915) .... Edgar Allan Poe
The Outer Edge (1915)
The Circular Path (1915) .... Reverend Darwin Kirby
The Woman Hater (1915)
Temper (1915)
Ghosts (1915/I) (as Henry Walthall) .... Captain Arling / Oswald
... aka "The Curse" - USA (reissue title)
Beulah (1915) .... Dr. Guy Hartwell
Ashes of Dreams (1915)
The Birth of a Nation (1915) (as Henry Walthall) .... Col. Ben Cameron  
... aka "In the Clutches of the Ku Klux Klan" - USA (cut version)   
... aka "The Birth of the Nation; Or The Clansman" - USA (second copyright title)   
... aka "The Clansman" - USA (Los Angeles première title)
Rod of Wrath (1915)
The Odalisque (1914) .... Joe, in love with May
The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' (1914) .... The Nephew
... aka "The Telltale Heart" - USA (alternative title)
Man's Enemy (1914)
Lord Chumley (1914) .... Lord Chumley
The Mountain Rat (1914) .... Douglas Williams
The Soul of Honor (1914)
Home, Sweet Home (1914/I) .... John Howard Payne
Ashes of the Past (1914)
The Floor Above (1914) .... Stephen Pryde
The Old Man (1914)
The Mysterious Shot (1914)
Strongheart (1914) .... Soangataha/Strongheart
Judith of Bethulia (1914) .... Holofernes
... aka "Her Condoned Sin" - International (English title) (reissue title)
The Gangsters of New York (1914) .... Porky Dugan
The Green-Eyed Devil (1914)
Classmates (1914) .... Duncan Irving
The Awakening of Donna Isolla (1914)
The Wedding Gown (1913)
Her Wedding Bell (1913) .... Pedro
For Her Government (1913)
The Fly Leaf of Fate (1913)
Beyond All Law (1913)
The Battle at Elderbush Gulch (1913) .... Indian Chief's son
Diversion (1913) .... Mr. Wilson
Influence of the Unknown (1913) .... First Revenue Officer
A Woman in the Ultimate (1913) .... Member of the Badger Gang
Two Men of the Desert (1913) .... First Partner
The Vengeance of Galora (1913) (unconfirmed)
The Mirror (1913) .... The Station Agent
During the Round-Up (1913) .... The Stranger
A Gambler's Honor (1913) .... Beth's Brother
The Mistake (1913) .... Jack, the Friend, a Prospector
Her Mother's Oath (1913) .... The Actor
The Mothering Heart (1913) .... Club Patron
The Switch Tower (1913) .... The Switchman
Death's Marathon (1913) .... The Husband
Red Hicks Defies the World (1913) .... In Crowd
The House of Darkness (1913)
The Stolen Loaf (1913) .... The poor man
The Tenderfoot's Money (1913) .... The Prospector
The Wanderer (1913/II) .... The Wanderer
If We Only Knew (1913) .... The Father
The Lady and the Mouse (1913) .... At Garden Party
A Horse on Bill (1913) .... In Audience
The Little Tease (1913) .... The Valley Man
The Perfidy of Mary (1913) .... Storybook Lover
The Sheriff's Baby (1913) .... First Bandit
The Unwelcome Guest (1913) (unconfirmed)
... aka "An Unwelcome Guest" - USA (alternative title)
Broken Ways (1913) .... The Road Agent
Love in an Apartment Hotel (1913) .... The Young Woman's Fiance
Oil and Water (1913) .... The Idealist
Three Friends (1913) .... The Husband
The God Within (1912) .... The Woodsman
The Burglar's Dilemma (1912) .... Householder's Weakling Brother
My Hero (1912) .... Indian Charlie
Brutality (1912) .... In Play
The Informer (1912) .... The False Brother
My Baby (1912) .... The Husband
The Painted Lady (1912) .... At Ice Cream Festival
The One She Loved (1912) .... The Husband
In the Aisles of the Wild (1912) .... Jim Watson
A Feud in the Kentucky Hills (1912) .... Psalm Singer
So Near, Yet So Far (1912)
Friends (1912) .... Dandy Jack
Two Daughters of Eve (1912) .... The Father
A Change of Spirit (1912) .... First Gentleman Thief
The Inner Circle (1912)
The Forbidden Way (1912) .... Graham - a Surveyor
Home Folks (1912)
The District Attorney's Conscience (1912) .... Mr. Burr, the District Attorney
Mixed Identities (1912)
The Miser's Daughter (1912) .... The Miser's Daughter's Sweetheart
The Return of John Gray (1912) .... John Gray
The Burglar's Reformation (1912) .... The Reformed Burglar
Love Is Blind (1912/I) .... The Artist
An Opportune Burglar (1912) .... The Elderly Husband's Nephew
When the Heart Calls (1912/II) (unconfirmed)
Mother (1912/I) .... The Son
The Birthday Present (1912)
Fur Smugglers (1912)
A Tragic Experiment (1912) (unconfirmed) .... The Younger Sister's Beau
Jealousy (1912) (as William Walthall) .... The Husband
Hide and Seek (1912)
Iola's Promise (1912)
The Ruling Passion (1912)
The Better Man (1912/I) .... The Girl's Suitor
The Yeggman (1912) (as William Walthall) .... The Yeggman
The Duel (1912/II)
The Gambler's Daughter (1912) (unconfirmed)
The Man Under the Bed (1912/I)
Solomon's Son (1912)
The Deception (1912/II)
The Appointed Hour (1912)
The Quarrel (1912/II)
The Gangfighter (1912) (unconfirmed)
The Birth-Mark (1911)
Locked in the Vaults (1911) (as William Walthall)
The Turnstile (1911)
The Turn of the Wheel (1911)
The Poison Cup (1911) (as William Walthall) .... The First Husband
A Daughter of Italy (1911) (as William Walthall) .... The Kidnapper
The Injustice of Man (1911) (as William Walthall)
The Moonshiners (1911) (as William Walthall) .... The Wounded Moonshiner
The Track Walker (1911) .... The Track Walker
The Greater Love (1911)
Divorce (1911/I)
A Narrow Escape (1911) (as William Walthall) .... The Workman
The Anonymous Letter (1911) .... Carter
For His Sake (1911/I)
His Dream (1911)
Clouds and Sunshine (1911)
The Godfather (1911)
A Little Child (1911)
Grandfather (1911)
The Pitfall (1911) (as Henry Walthall)
His Son (1911) .... The Son
The Broken Vows (1911) .... The Rejected Suitor
Waiting (1911)
The Stepsisters (1911) .... The Lover
The Society Girl and the Gypsy (1911)
A Trick of Fortune (1911) (as Henry Walthall) .... Harry Wilson
Souls Courageous (1911)
Three Men (1911) (unconfirmed)
The Command from Galilee (1911) .... The Lover
The Hour of Fate (1911)
As the Master Orders (1911) .... The Artist
Where Sea and Shore Doth Meet (1910)
The Armorer's Daughter (1910)
The Gray of the Dawn (1910)
... aka "In the Gray of the Dawn" - USA (alternative title)
The Banker's Daughters (1910) .... Criminal
The Iconoclast (1910) .... The Worker
Rose O'Salem Town (1910) .... The Trapper
The Oath and the Man (1910) .... Henri Prevost
In Life's Cycle (1910) .... Vincent, as an Adult
A Summer Idyll (1910) .... Albert
Wilful Peggy (1910) .... The Lord
The Sorrows of the Unfaithful (1910) .... Bill
The Usurer (1910/I) .... One of the Second Debtors
The House with Closed Shutters (1910) .... The Confederate soldier
The Call to Arms (1910) .... The Lord
The Face at the Window (1910) .... Ralph Bradford
In the Border States (1910) .... Confederate Corporal
A Child of the Ghetto (1910) .... The Farmer
The Impalement (1910) .... At First Party / At Second Party
Ramona (1910) .... Alessandro
... aka "Ramona: A Story of the White Man's Injustice to the Indian" - USA (alternative title)
Love Among the Roses (1910) .... The Lord
The Gold Seekers (1910) .... The Prospector
The Way of the World (1910) .... The Young Priest
The Tenderfoot's Triumph (1910) .... A Horse Thief
Thou Shalt Not (1910) .... Edgar Thurston
The Kid (1910) .... Walter Holden
The Two Brothers (1910/I) .... Pedro
His Last Dollar (1910)
Gold Is Not All (1910) .... At Party
The Converts (1910) .... The Man
In Old California (1910) .... Perdita's Son
The Thread of Destiny (1910) .... Estrada
... aka "The Thread of Destiny: A Tale of the Old Suthwest" - USA (alternative title)
The Newlyweds (1910) .... A Friend/At Station Reception
His Last Burglary (1910) .... William Standish
One Night, and Then -- (1910) .... Henry Ravol
The Cloister's Touch (1910) .... The Father
The Honor of His Family (1910) .... George Pickett Jr.
The Call (1910) .... Billy Harvey
On the Reef (1910) .... Mr. Wilson

Choosing a Husband (1909) .... Harry
The Day After (1909) .... Party Guest
In Little Italy (1909) .... Victor
A Trap for Santa Claus (1909) .... Arthur Rogers
... aka "A Trap for Santa" - USA (alternative title)
In a Hempen Bag (1909) .... Couple on Road
The Test (1909) .... At the Hotel
A Corner in Wheat (1909) .... Wheat King's Assistant
The Expiation (1909)
Fools of Fate (1909)
Pippa Passes; or, The Song of Conscience (1909)
Wanted, a Child (1909)
Leather Stocking (1909)
A Fair Exchange (1909) .... Peasant
In Old Kentucky (1909) .... Robert, the Confederate Son
The Broken Locket (1909) .... Mexican Man
Getting Even (1909) .... Miner
The Children's Friend (1909)
The Hessian Renegades (1909)
... aka "1776, or The Hessian Renegades" - USA (alternative title)
The Little Darling (1909) .... In Boarding House
The Sealed Room (1909) .... The Minstrel
Pranks (1909) .... Sunbather
The Mills of the Gods (1909) .... At Party
With Her Card (1909) .... At Larkin's
The Better Way (1909) .... Oliver Sylvester
They Would Elope (1909) .... In Group
The Mended Lute (1909) .... Indian
A Strange Meeting (1909) .... A Thief
The Slave (1909) .... A Messenger
A Convict's Sacrifice (1909) .... The Convict's Friend
The Heart of an Outlaw (1909) .... The Mexican Lover
Rescued from an Eagle's Nest (1908) (as H. B. Walthall) .... Woodsman
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