Henry Kolker - Bio and Creative Works

Henry Kolker

FILM DIRECTOR • ACTOR • SCREENWRITER
Born
1870-11-13
Died
1947-07-15
Age (at death)
76
Citizenship
United States of America
Place of Birth
Quincy
Full TV/Movie Credits
Bio

Joseph Henry Kolker was an American stage and film actor and director. - Wikipedia

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MOVIE • 1944

Character: Deschamps

Young female models are being strangled. Will law enforcement be able to stop the crime wave before more women become victims?

MOVIE • 1941

Character: Judge

A female blackmailer with a disfiguring facial scar meets a plastic surgeon who offers her the possibility of looking like a normal woman.

MOVIE • 1939

Character: General

In the wake of the Spanish-American war, military doctor Bill Canavan (Cooper) arrives at a war-torn Filipino outpost. Infested with cholera and under attack from a vicious local Moro chieftain, the troops are terrified and their commanding officer has all but given up hope. Outnumbered and out of supplies, Canavan decides to trade his scalpel for a rifle and rally the few remaining troops into one last stand before the outpost and everyone inside becomes just another footnote in history.

MOVIE • 1939

Character: Asa M. Barrows

One of the last bills signed by President Lincoln authorizes pushing the Union Pacific Railroad across the wilderness to California. But financial opportunist Asa Barrows hopes to profit from obstructing it. Chief troubleshooter Jeff Butler has his hands full fighting Barrows' agent, gambler Sid Campeau; Campeau's partner Dick Allen is Jeff's war buddy and rival suitor for engineer's daughter Molly Monahan. Who will survive the effort to push the railroad through at any cost?

MOVIE • 1938

Character: Horace Smith

Mary Smith decides after a lifetime of being a shut-in to do something wild while her father is out campaigning for the presidency, so she takes off for the family's home in West Palm Beach and inadvertently becomes romantically entangled with earnest cowboy Stretch Willoughby. Neither the dalliance nor the cowboy fit with the upper class image projected by her esteemed father, forcing her to choose.

MOVIE • 1938

Character: Pearly Todd

While in Shanghai reporting on the Sino-Japanese war, Chris Hunter, a shrewd news reporter, meets pilot Alma Harding. She does not trust him, but he manages to hire her as his assistant. During an adventurous expedition through the jungles of South America, her opinion of him begins to change.

MOVIE • 1938

Character: Edward Seton

Johnny Case, a freethinking financier, has finally found the girl of his dreams — Julia Seton, the spoiled daughter of a socially prominent millionaire — and she's agreed to marry him. But when Johnny plans a holiday for the two to enjoy life while they are still young, his fiancée has other plans & that is for Johnny to work in her father's bank!

MOVIE • 1938

Character: Nicolo Polo

The Venetian traveler Marco Polo meets Kublai Khan and foils a plotter with fireworks in medieval China.

MOVIE • 1938

Character: Col. Hackett

Army Private Eddie Pratt smuggles his new bride into camp in hopes of having a happy wedding night. Instead they discover a murder. Colonel Rogers of Army Intelligence arrives to take over the case. The prime suspect, Jevries, is well-known to Rogers, who sets out to get a confession from Jevries even though there are plenty of other suspects.

MOVIE • 1937

Character: "Doc" Godfrey

Cricket West is a hopeful actress with a plan and a pair of vocal chords that bring down the house. Along with her eccentric aunt, she plays host to the local jockeys, whose leader is the cocky but highly skilled Timmie Donovan. A young English gentleman comes to town convincing Donovan to ride his horse in a high stakes race.

MOVIE • 1937

Character: Dr. Lane

A brilliant young surgeon takes the blame for a colleague when a botched surgery causes a patient's death and buries himself at a wilderness research facility.

MOVIE • 1937

Character: District Attorney Pritchard

A detective (Edmund Lowe) trails a professor (Henry Daniell) who stole credit for his wife's research, then killed her.

MOVIE • 1936

Character: Abel Canning

A meat inspector sets out to rid his town of payoff deals affecting the quality of meat being sold to the public.

MOVIE • 1936

Character: Friar Laurence

Young love is poisoned by a generations long feud between two noble families.

MOVIE • 1936

Character: Mr. Hollister

After Police Captain Dan McLaren becomes police commissioner, former detective Johnny Blake publicly punches him, convincing rackets boss Al Kruger that Blake is sincere in his effort to join the mob. "Bugs" Fenner, meanwhile, is certain that Blake is a police agent.

MOVIE • 1935

Character: Warder

In this action-filled spectacle set in ancient Pompeii, a blacksmith becomes a Roman gladiator, though his rise to wealth and power is jeopardized by his son's Christianity and the eruption of Vesuvius.

MOVIE • 1935

Character: J.C. Randolf - Bank President

A loose biopic based on the life of Gilded Age tycoon "Diamond" Jim Brady.

MOVIE • 1935

Character: Baron de Berghman

In a 16th-century European town, the ruling family has been given a prophecy that, should there ever be twin boys born, the younger will murder the older; so is dismayed when twins are born to the popular baron. The older grows to be a selfish, slovenly man, who inherits the castle at his father's death and becomes ruler over the formerly happy villagers. He enjoys his power until he learns his younger brother is returning from abroad and, afraid of the prophecy, he determines to murder his sibling, hide his body in the "black room" - an old torture chamber sealed away behind the fireplace - and then impersonate him, right down to his withered arm. In this way he hopes to not only avoid the prophecy, but also escape consequences of his other criminal deeds and obtain marriage to a local girl of the nobility...

MOVIE • 1935

Character: Prefect Rosset

An insane surgeon's obsession with an actress leads him to replace her wounded pianist husband's hands with the hands of a knife murderer--hands which still have the urge to throw knives.

MOVIE • 1935

Character: District Attorney Stacey

After giving the District Attorney another stinging defeat, Perry plans to take a vacation in China. That is, he was, until Rhoda, his old flame, meets him at a restaurant. It seems that her husband Moxley, who had been allegedly dead for four years, is alive and demanding money as she has married into wealth. The case escalates when the police find the body of Moxley and charge her with the murder.

MOVIE • 1935

Character: Auctioneer

A playwright descended from the Borgias becomes a murder suspect.

MOVIE • 1935

Character: Mr. Fielding

A young Iowa woman inherits her late estranged father's New York business, but the dead man's crooked associates think they can outwit the naive heir and seize control.

MOVIE • 1935

Character: Dr. Harvey

Two surgeons (Chester Morris, Robert Taylor) in love with a nurse (Virginia Bruce) end their rivalry in the operating room.

MOVIE • 1934

Character: Dr. Kent

A ghostly and deadly dinner party, which at first turns out to be an elaborate staging of a new play for the benefit of a Broadway producer, becomes a true mystery when the players start to go missing.

MOVIE • 1934

Character: John Ormsby

A bitter woman who thinks she'll never love again marries, only to fall for a brash young man.

MOVIE • 1934

Character: Mr. Clark

Young freewheeling wanderer Jerry Day and his beautiful wife Toni are at odds over their lifestyle. Jerry can't accept responsibility but Toni yearns for a family and a settled life. Then the Days 'rediscover' Jerry's young daughter Pennie, who has been living with his rich deceased wife's family. Pennie appears to be just what Jerry needs to mend his swindling ways and lead a straight life. Despite the responsibility of his new family, Jerry is swayed by the corruptible influence of jewelry thief Felix Evans. When Evans lures Jerry into a job, it puts the continuation of his new family life at risk.

MOVIE • 1934

Character: J.W. Hartwell Sr.

A young woman is torn between a wealthy suitor who wants her body and the honest young man who wants what's best for her.

MOVIE • 1934

Character: Carlo - the Puppeteer

Broadway's most successful producer, John Forrester, is deeply in love with his wife Margaret and dreams of the future when his son Jack will step into his shoes. He sails to England to produce a show but the ship strikes a derelict wreckage and is sinking rapidly. In the ensuing wild panic, Forrester saves many lives, until finally, panic stricken by sudden fear, he dons a woman's clothes and is among the rescued. On the coast of Newfouldland, the villagers, not aware of his true identity, curse him but he is befriended by Alec who helps him conceal his identity. With a planned story of his survival, he returns to New York but cannot face his family or friends after he sees the plaque to his heroism on his New York theatre. Deciding to remain thought of as dead, he becomes a derelict himself, surviving on odd jobs as he watches from afar his now-grown son begin his career as a producer.

MOVIE • 1934

Character: Hatfield

A young man ruthlessly climbs the corporate ladder only to attempt suicide when the stock market crashes.

MOVIE • 1933

Character: Theodore Arno

Butch Saunders has been transferred to Missing Persons because he was too brutal in other police work...

MOVIE • 1933

Character: J.P. Carter

A young woman uses her body and her sexuality to help her climb the social ladder, but soon begins to wonder if her new status will ever bring her happiness.

MOVIE • 1933

Character: Mr. Blake, Fred's Father

An Englishman sought for murder, tries to escape fate to South Seas island.

MOVIE • 1933

Character: Agent de Police

Parisian playboy plays father to an abandoned baby who interferes with his womanising.

MOVIE • 1933

Character: Schuyler Brooks

A private eye specializing in divorce cases falls for the woman he's been hired to frame.

MOVIE • 1932

Character: Stapleton

An honest, talented and well respected attorney defeats a corrupt incumbent U.S. Senator. After a very good start he has to face the subtle temptations and innocent looking traps of Washington.

MOVIE • 1932

Character: Baron Franz Hohenfels

A gentleman thief charms a Viennese baron's wife and also conducts a daring daylight robbery of a jeweller's shop.

MOVIE • 1931

Character: Passport Clerk

A young Russian girl is forced into a life of prostitution in Czarist Russia, and she and a British journalist find their lives endangered when she reveals to him information regarding the social crimes rampant in her country.

MOVIE • 1929

Character: Judge

A man condemned to execution tries to convince two women that he is not their son and brother, and that they must get on with their lives.

MOVIE • 1929

Character: Jasper Carter

A Southern belle's flirtation with a working man leads to tragedy.

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