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Charles Brabin (1882–1957)

Charles Brabin was born on April 17, 1882 in Liverpool, England. He was a director and writer, known for Breakers Ahead (1918), While New York Sleeps (1920) and Thou Shalt Not (1919). He was married to Theda Bara and Susette Mosher. He died on November 3, 1957 in Santa Monica, California, USA. See full bio »

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Breakers Ahead Director
Thou Shalt Not Director
Sporting Blood Director


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 1933 Stage Mother (as Charles R. Brabin)
 1932 Rasputin and the Empress (uncredited)
 1928 The Whip (as Charles J. Brabin)
 1927 Framed
 1926 Twinkletoes
 1926 Mismates
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (uncredited)
 1925 Stella Maris (as Charles J. Brabin)
 1924 So Big
 1923 Six Days
 1923 Driven
 1921 Footfalls (as Charles J. Brabin)
 1920 Blind Wives
 1920 While New York Sleeps (as Charles J. Brabin)
 1919 La belle Russe (as Charles J. Brabin)
 1917 Persuasive Peggy (as Charles J. Brabin)
 1917 Babette (as Charles J. Brabin)
 1916 The Higher Destiny (Short) (as Charles J. Brabin)
 1916 That Sort (as Charles J. Brabin)
 1916 The Bridesmaid's Secret (Short) (as Charles J. Brabin)
 1915 The Raven (as Charles J. Brabin)
 1915 Vanity Fair
 1915 The Woman Hater (Short)
 1915 The Stoning (Short)
 1915 A Theft in the Dark (Short) (as Charles J. Brabin)
 1915 Her Husband's Son (Short)
 1914 The Premature Compromise (Short)
 1914 The Birth of Our Saviour (Short)
 1914/II The Best Man (Short)
 1914 A Question of Identity (Short)
 1914 The Long Way (Short) (as Charles J. Brabin)
 1914 By the Aid of a Film (Short)
 1914 The President's Special (Short)
 1914 The Living Dead (Short)
 1914 A Matter of Minutes (Short)
 1914 Face to Face (Short)
 1914 The Man in the Street (Short)
 1914 The Gap (Short)
 1914 With His Hands (Short)
 1914 The Light on the Wall (Short)
 1914 The Double Cross (Short)
 1914 A Hunted Animal (Short)
 1914 The Black Mask (Short)
 1914 The Price of the Necklace (Short)
 1914 All for His Sake (Short) (as Charles J. Brabin)
 1914 The Necklace of Rameses (Short)
 1914 The Antique Brooch (Short)
 1913 A Race to New York (Short) (as Charles J. Brabin)
 1913 The Stolen Plans (Short)
 1913 Silas Marner (Short)
 1913 The Foreman's Treachery (Short)
 1913 A Daughter of Romany (Short)
 1913 Cornwall, the English Riviera (Documentary short) (as Charles J. Brabin)
 1913 Keepers of the Flock (Short)
 1913/II Flood Tide (Short) (as Charles J. Brabin)
 1913 The Coast Guard's Sister (Short) (as Charles J. Brabin)
 1913 While John Bolt Slept (Short) (as Charles J. Brabin)
 1913 Mercy Merrick (Short) (as Charles J. Brabin)
 1913 A Concerto for the Violin (Short)
 1913 The Risen Soul of Jim Grant (Short) (as Charles J. Brabin)
 1913/II Kathleen Mavourneen (Short)
 1913 A Will and a Way (Short)
 1913 The Minister's Temptation (Short)
 1913 His Enemy (Short)
 1913 The Princess and the Man (Short)
 1913 The Ambassador's Daughter (Short)
 1913 The Mountaineers (Short) (as Charles J. Brabin)
 1913 Leonie (Short) (as Charles J. Brabin)
 1913 The Maid of Honor (Short)
 1913 An Unsullied Shield (Short)
 1912 Annie Crawls Upstairs (Short) (as Charles J. Brabin)
 1912 His Mother's Hope (Short) (as Charles J. Brabin)
 1912 A Dollar Saved Is a Dollar Earned (Short) (as Charles J. Brabin)
 1912 Tim (Short)
 1912 The Non-Commissioned Officer (Short) (as Charles J. Brabin)
 1912 A Baby's Shoe (Short) (as Charles J. Brabin)
 1912 Young Mrs. Eaton (Short) (as Charles J. Brabin)
 1912 The Affair at Raynor's (Short) (as Charles J. Brabin)
 1912 A Soldier's Duty (Short)
 1912 Under False Colors (Short) (as Charles J. Brabin)
 1912 The Usurer's Grip (Short) (as Charles J. Brabin)
 1912/II What Happened to Mary (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Charles J. Brabin | Charles R. Brabin

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In the very early 1920s, he married the notorious screen vamp Theda Bara who was, in reality, quite the opposite of her public image. It was regarded as one of Hollywood's most successful director-star marriages. It ended in the mid-1950s when she succumbed to cancer. He passed away less than three years later. See more »

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