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Harry Sweet (1901–1933)

Harry Sweet was born in Teller County, Colorado, in 1901 and moved with his family to Reno, Nevada, in 1916. While in high school he was a movie projectionist for several theaters in the city. He also was a talented acrobat. He arrived in Hollywood in 1919 and immediately went to work as an actor for L-KO Studios, which was supervised by Universal ... See full bio »

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 1932 Heave Two (Short)
 1932 Just a Pain in the Parlor (Short)
The Athlete
 1932 Carnival Boat
 1931 How Comedies Are Born (Short)
 1930 Her Man
 1930 True to the Navy
 1929 Hit the Deck
 1929 On the Boulevard (Short)
Harry Sweet
 1928 Homesick
 1926 What! No Spinach? (Short)
 1926 Fascinating Youth
The Sheriff
 1926 Stop, Look and Listen
Troupe Actor (uncredited)
 1924 The Milk Bandit (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1924 The Nickel-Plated West (Short)
 1924 Stretching the Truth (Short)
 1924 Flickering Youth (Short)
Magic Trick Victim
 1924 Checking Out (Short)
 1924 That Oriental Game (Short)
 1924 You're Next (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1924 Own a Lot (Short)
 1923 The Two Johns (Short)
John Sink / John Swim (dual role)
 1923 Sunny Gym (Short)
 1923 Hee! Haw! (Short)
Harry - the Book Agent
 1922 The Kickin' Fool (Short)
 1922 Bath Day (Short)
 1922 Hello, Mars (Short)
 1922 Speed 'Em Up (Short)
The Farmer's Helper
 1922 Some Class (Short)
 1922 Off His Beat (Short)
The Boob Traffic Cop
 1922 Sic 'Em Brownie (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1922/I No Brains (Short)
The Boob
 1922 Two of a Kind (Short)
The Wealthy Waster / The Plumber's Assistant (dual role)
 1922 One Horse Town (Short)
Harry - the Town Boob
 1922 Horse Sense (Short)
 1922 An Idle Roomer (Short)
 1922 Shipwrecked Among Animals (Short)
The Shipwrecked Sailor
 1921 The Dumb Bell (Short)
 1921 Playing Possum (Short)
 1921 Mama's Cowpuncher (Short)
 1921 High Life (Short)
 1921 Stealin' Home (Short)
The Office Boy
 1921 In Again (Short)
 1921 Smart Alec (Short)
 1921 For Sale (Short)
 1921 A Dollar's Worth (Short)
 1921 The Country Heir (Short)
 1921 Harem Skarem (Short)
 1921/I Tough Luck (Short)
 1921 Her Circus Man (Short)
 1921 The Dog Doctor (Short)
 1921/I Fresh from the Farm (Short)
 1921 Fire Bugs (Short)
 1920 What! No Spinach? (Short)
 1920 Trouble Bubbles (Short)
 1920 Tails Win (Short)
 1920 Hot Dog (Short)
 1920 A Shotgun Wedding (Short)
 1920 His Master's Breath (Short)
 1920 A He-Male Vamp (Short)
 1920 The Tale of the Dog (Short)
 1920 A Champion Loser (Short)
 1920 Over the Ocean Waves (Short)
The Stowaway
 1919 An Oriental Romeo (Short)
 1919 Lonesome Hearts and Loose Lions (Short)
Henry Sweet - Dan's Helper
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In March 1928, Sweet produced the one-reel film "Rhythms of a Great City in Minor" with a budget of only $164. The film was an early example of guerrilla filmmaking by shooting footage on busy streets and atop transit buses without city permits or permission from landowners. He extensively used jump cuts and tilted angles to tell four short stories. See more »

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