~Lew Cody~

Born: February 22, 1884 in Berlin, New Hampshire, USA
Died: May 31, 1934 in Beverly Hills, CA, USA
~Silent Filmography~

A Single Man (1929) .... Robin Worthington
The Baby Cyclone (1928) .... Joe Meadows
Beau Broadway (1928) .... Jim Lambert
Wickedness Preferred (1928) .... Anthony Dare
Tea for Three (1927) .... Carter Langford
Adam and Evil (1927) .... Adam Trevelyan/Allan Trevelyan
On Ze Boulevard (1927) .... Gaston Pasqual
The Demi-Bride (1927) .... Philippe Levaux
The Gay Deceiver (1926) .... Toto/Antoine di Tillois
Monte Carlo (1926/I) .... Tony Townsend
His Secretary (1925) .... David Colman
Time, the Comedian (1925) .... Larry Brundage
The Tower of Lies (1925)
Exchange of Wives (1925) .... John Rathburn
A Slave of Fashion (1925) .... Nicholas Wentworth
The Sporting Venus (1925) .... Prince Carlos
Man and Maid (1925) .... Sir Nicholas Thormonde
So This Is Marriage? (1924) .... Daniel Rankin
Husbands and Lovers (1924) .... Rex Phillips
Three Women (1924) .... Edmund Lamont
Hello, 'Frisco (1924) ... Himself
Revelation (1924) .... Count Adrian de Roche
Defying the Law (1924) .... Pietro Savori
The Woman on the Jury (1924) .... George Montgomery/George Wayne
Nellie, the Beautiful Cloak Model (1924) .... Walter Peck
The Shooting of Dan McGrew (1924) .... Dangerous Dan McGrew
Reno (1923) .... Roy Tappan
Lawful Larceny (1923) .... Guy Tarlow
Rupert of Hentzau (1923) .... Rupert of Hentzau
Within the Law (1923) .... Joe Garson
Souls for Sale (1923) .... Owen Scudder
Jacqueline, or Blazing Barriers (1923) .... Raoul Radon
Secrets of Paris (1922) .... King Rudolph
The Valley of Silent Men (1922) .... Cpl. James Kent
Dangerous Pastime (1922) .... Barry Adams
... aka Wait for Me (USA: copyright title)
The Sign on the Door (1921) .... Frank Devereaux
Occasionally Yours (1920) .... Bruce Sands
... aka The Mischief Man (USA: copyright title)
The Butterfly Man (1920) .... Sedgewick Blynn

The Pleasant Devil (1919) .... Bruce Sands
... aka The Beloved Cheater (USA)
The Broken Butterfly (1919) .... Darrell Thorne
Are You Legally Married? (1919) .... John Stark
The Life Line (1919) (as Lewis J. Cody) .... Phillip Royston
Our Better Selves (1919) .... Willard Standish
Men, Women, and Money (1919) .... Cleveland Buchanan
As the Sun Went Down (1919) (as Lewis J. Cody) .... Faro Bill
Don't Change Your Husband (1919) .... Schuyler Van Sutphen
Borrowed Clothes (1918) .... Stuart Furth
Beans (1918) .... Kirk
For Husbands Only (1918) (as Lewis J. Cody) .... Rolin Van D'Arcy
Mickey (1918) (as Lewis Cody) .... Reggie Drake
Playthings (1918) .... John Hayward
The Demon (1918) (as Lewis Cody) .... Jim Lassells
The Bride's Awakening (1918) .... Richard Earle
The Treasure of the Sea (1918) .... Jim Hardwick
Daddy's Girl (1918) .... John Standlaw
... aka Any Home (USA)
Painted Lips (1918) .... Jim Douglass
A Branded Soul (1917) (as Lewis J. Cody) .... John Rannie
A Game of Wits (1917) .... Larry Caldwell
Southern Pride (1917) .... Robert Orme
The Bride's Silence (1917) (as Lewis J. Cody) .... Paul Wagner
A Noble Fraud (1917)
The Oath of Hate (1916)
The Cycle of Fate (1916) (as Lewis Cody) .... Sid Aldrich
The Grinning Skull (1916)
The Buried Treasure of Cobre (1916)
Should a Wife Forgive? (1915) .... Alfred Bedford
... aka The Lady of Perfume (alternative title)
Comrade John (1915) (as Lewis J. Cody) .... Prophet Stein
The Promoter (1915) (as Lewis J. Cody) .... Jim Howard
The Mating (1915) (as Lewis J. Cody) .... 'Bullet Dick' Ames
His Mother's Portrait (1915)
The Floating Death (1915)
Harp of Tara (1914)


The Pleasant Devil (1919) (writer)
... aka The Beloved Cheater (USA)

Los Angeles----Custom tailors, in an annual
meeting held at Pedunk recently, decreed checks
to be the last word for the well dressed man.
Here we have Mons. LEW CODY, of film fame
wearing a smart English check--rather advanced
in season, but a Lew says, the early bird gets the
A former medical student, Lew Cody began a regional stage career in the early 1900s, managing five
stock companies within a single decade. In films from 1915, Cody made his mark as a suave, roguish
leading man, with a few villainous heroine-defilers in his resumé. One of his best screen assignments
was the lovably despicable title character in 1923's Rupert of Hentzau. He spent most of the 1920s at
MGM, usually cast as a wry Parisian boulevardier, while offscreen he vigorously participated in
various charities. He made a smooth transition to talkies, and might have been able to sustain his
stardom had he not been seriously ill during his final five years on earth. From 1926 to 1930, Lew
Cody was married to longtime friend and coworker Mabel Normand, a curious and unhappy union
that reportedly started as a practical joke.

Biography by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
Hollywood, California
January 11, 1926

Don't get barbarous!" Lew Cody warns George K.
Arthur, as the latter "baptizes" their new
barbershop by trimming his partner's
moustache. This ceremony was part of the
opening of a new barbershop in Hollywood,
across the street from the Writers' Club, in
which the two Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer players,
with Renee Adoree, Jack Conway, and other
screen celebrities are stockholders. The shop is
designed with makeup and beauty departments
as necessities to screen players, from which its
principal patronage is drawn. 1/11/26