Alec B. Francis
Alec B. Francis was an English actor, largely of the silent era
Silent film
A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound, especially with no spoken dialogue. In silent films for entertainment the dialogue is transmitted through muted gestures, pantomime and title cards...

. He appeared in 241 films between 1911
1911 in film
The year 1911 in film involved some significant events.-Events:*March 23: D.W Griffith shows the first major close-up shot on film with the successful release of The Lonedale Operator proving his ever growing mastery of how to utilise film....

 and 1934
1934 in film
-Events:*January 26 - Samuel Goldwyn purchases the film rights to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz from the L. Frank Baum estate for $40,000.*February 19 - Bob Hope marries Dolores Reade...


He was born in London
London is the capital city of :England and the :United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. Located on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its...

 and died in Hollywood, California.

Selected filmography

  • The Glorious Adventure
    The Glorious Adventure
    The Glorious Adventure was an American silent film which was one of the last made in the Kinemacolor process.-Production background:...

  • The Great Moment
    The Great Moment (1921 film)
    The Great Moment is a 1921 drama film directed by Sam Wood and starring Gloria Swanson, Alec B. Francis and Milton Sills. Swanson's first of many features for director Sam Wood. A lost film.-Plot summary:...

  • Beyond the Rocks
    Beyond the Rocks (film)
    Beyond the Rocks is a 1922 silent drama film directed by Sam Wood, starring Rudolph Valentino and Gloria Swanson. It is based on the novel of the same name by Elinor Glyn.-Plot:...

  • Three Wise Fools (1923)
  • Beau Brummel
    Beau Brummel (1924 film)
    Beau Brummel is a 1924 American silent film historical drama. The film stars John Barrymore and was directed by Harry Beaumont. The film is based on Clyde Fitch's historical play which had been performed by Richard Mansfield....

  • Listen Lester (1924)
  • A Thief in Paradise
    A Thief in Paradise
    A Thief in Paradise is a 1925 silent film, written by Frances Marion and directed by George Fitzmaurice. It is an adaptation of Leonard Merrick's novel The Worldlings . It is a "lost film".-Plot:...

  • The Circle
    The Circle (1925 film)
    The Circle is a 1925 film directed by Frank Borzage. The film stars Eleanor Boardman, Malcolm McGregor, Alec B. Francis and Joan Crawford on an early role. It is written by Kenneth B. Clarke based on the play by W. Somerset Maugham. The 1921 Broadway play had starred John Drew, Jr. and Mrs. Leslie...

  • Thank You (1925)
  • 3 Bad Men
    3 Bad Men
    -Cast:* George O'Brien as Dan O'Malley* Olive Borden as Lee Carlton* Lou Tellegen as Sheriff Layne Hunter* Tom Santschi as 'Bull' Stanley* J. Farrell MacDonald as Mike Costigan* Frank Campeau as 'Spade' Allen* Priscilla Bonner as Millie Stanley...

  • Outward Bound
    Outward Bound (film)
    Outward Bound is a film based on the hit 1923 play of the same name by Sutton Vane. The film stars Leslie Howard, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Helen Chandler, Beryl Mercer, Montagu Love, Alison Skipworth, Alec B...

  • The Case of Sergeant Grischa
    The Case of Sergeant Grischa (film)
    The Case of Sergeant Grischa is a 1930 American drama film directed by Herbert Brenon, based on the German novel of the same name. The film was nominated for an Academy Award in the category Sound Recording .-Cast:...

  • Stout Hearts and Willing Hands
    Stout Hearts and Willing Hands
    Stout Hearts and Willing Hands is a 1931 short comedy film directed by Bryan Foy. It was nominated for an Academy Award in 1932 for Best Short Subject , but was disqualified.-Cast:* Frank Fay* Lew Cody* Laura La Plante* Alec B...

  • Mata Hari (1931)
  • Looking Forward
    Looking Forward (film)
    Looking Forward is a 1933 American drama film starring Lionel Barrymore and Lewis Stone. Based on the Dodie Smith play Service, it depicts the desperate struggle of a London department store owner to save his business during the Great Depression....

  • His Private Secretary
    His Private Secretary
    His Private Secretary is a 1933 comedy film starring Evalyn Knapp and John Wayne.-Cast:* Evalyn Knapp - Marion Hall* John Wayne - Dick Wallace* Reginald Barlow - Mr. Wallace* Alec B. Francis - Rev. Hall* Arthur Hoyt - Little* Natalie Kingston - Polly...

  • The Mystery of Mr. X
    The Mystery of Mr. X
    The Mystery of Mr. X is a 1934 crime film starring Robert Montgomery as a jewel thief who gets mixed up in a series of murders in 19th century London. It is based on the novel X v. Rex by Philip MacDonald .-Plot:...


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