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Harry Langdon (I) (1884–1944)


Langdon first performed when he ran away from home at the age of 12-13 to join a travelling medicine show. In 1903 he scored a lasting success in vaudeville with an act called "Johnny's New Car" which he performed for twenty years. In 1923, he signed with Principal Pictures as a series star, but transferred to Keystone when Mack Sennett bought the ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Flying Deuces
(1939)
The Strong Man
The Strong Man Paul Bergot
(1926)
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp Harry Logan
(1926)
Saturday Afternoon
Saturday Afternoon Harry Higgins
(1926)

Filmography

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 1945 Swingin' on a Rainbow
Chester Willouby
 1945 Pistol Packin' Nitwits (Short)
Harry
 1945 Snooper Service (Short)
 1944 Block Busters
Higgins
 1944 Mopey Dope (Short)
 1944 Hot Rhythm
Mr. Whiffle
 1944 Defective Detectives (Short)
Harry
 1944 To Heir Is Human (Short)
Harry Fenner
 1943 Spotlight Scandals
Oscar Martin
 1943 Here Comes Mr. Zerk (Short)
Egbert Slipp
 1943 Blonde and Groom (Short)
Harry
 1943 A Blitz on the Fritz (Short)
Egbert Slipp
 1942 Piano Mooner (Short)
Harry
 1942 Carry Harry (Short)
Harry
 1942 Beautiful Clothes (Make Beautiful Girls) (Short)
Performer
 1942 Tireman, Spare My Tires (Short)
Harry Langdon
 1942 What Makes Lizzy Dizzy? (Short)
Harry
 1941 All-American Co-Ed
Hap Holden
 1940 Misbehaving Husbands
Henry Butler
 1940 Cold Turkey (Short)
Harry Langdon
 1940 Goodness! A Ghost (Short)
 1939 Zenobia
Professor McCrackle
 1938 There Goes My Heart
Minister (uncredited)
 1938 Sue My Lawyer (Short)
Harry Langdon
 1938/II Stardust
Otto Schultz
 1938 A Doggone Mixup (Short)
Harry Langdon
 1935 I Don't Remember (Short)
Harry Crump
 1935 His Marriage Mix-up (Short)
 1935 The Leather Necker (Short)
 1935 Love, Honor and Obey (The Law!) (Short)
Harry
 1935 His Bridal Sweet (Short)
Harry Langdon
 1934 Counsel on De Fence (Short)
Darrow Langdon
 1934 Petting Preferred (Short)
 1934 A Circus Hoodoo (Short)
 1933 A Roaming Romeo (Short)
 1933 On Ice (Short)
 1933 My Weakness
Dan Cupid
 1933 The Stage Hand (Short)
Harry
 1933 Hooks and Jabs (Short)
 1933 Marriage Humor (Short)
 1933 Tied for Life (Short)
The Groom
 1933 Knight Duty (Short)
Harry
 1933 The Hitch Hiker (Short)
The Hitchhiker
 1933 Hallelujah I'm a Bum
Egghead
 1933 Tired Feet (Short)
 1932 The Big Flash (Short)
Harry
 1930 See America Thirst
Wally
 1930 The King (Short)
The King
 1930 ¡Pobre infeliz! (Short)
 1930 The Shrimp (Short)
Harry
 1930 La estación de gasolina (Short)
Harry
 1930 The Big Kick (Short)
Harry
 1930 The Fighting Parson (Short)
The Banjo Player
 1930 The Head Guy (Short)
Harry, Temporary Station Master
 1929 Skirt Shy (Short)
Dobbs, the butler
 1929 Sky Boy (Short)
 1929 Hotter Than Hot (Short)
 1928/I Heart Trouble
Harry Van Housen
 1927/I Fiddlesticks (Short)
Harry Hogan
 1927 Three's a Crowd
Harry - the Odd Fellow
 1926 Ella Cinders
Harry Langdon (uncredited)
 1926 Soldier Man (Short)
The Soldier / King Strudel the 13th of Bomania
 1926 Saturday Afternoon (Short)
Harry Higgins
 1925 There He Goes (Short)
Harry
 1925 Lucky Stars (Short)
Harry Lamb
 1925 The White Wing's Bride (Short)
 1925 Horace Greeley, Jr. (Short)
 1925 Remember When? (Short)
Harry Hudson
 1925 Plain Clothes (Short)
Harvey Carter
 1925 Boobs in the Wood (Short)
The Boy - Chester Winfield
 1925 His Marriage Wow (Short)
The Groom - Harold Hope
 1925 The Sea Squawk (Short)
Sandy McNickel - an Immigrant
 1924 Feet of Mud (Short)
Harry Holdem - the Boy
 1924 All Night Long (Short)
Harry Hall - the Boy
 1924 The Hansom Cabman (Short)
A Bachelor
 1924 The Luck o' the Foolish (Short)
Mr. Newlywed
 1924 The First 100 Years (Short)
A Newly-Wed
 1924 His New Mamma (Short)
The Farmer Boy
 1924 The Cat's Meow (Short)
Eddie Elgin
 1924 Flickering Youth (Short)
Gus Guitar
 1924 Shanghaied Lovers (Short)
A Shanghaied Sailor
 1924 Scarem Much (Short)
Ringside Spectator (uncredited)
 1924 Smile Please (Short)
Otto Focus - the Hero
 1924 Picking Peaches (Short)
Harry - A Shoe Clerk
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Show Show Producer (3 credits)
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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Without character, the comedian is lost. When I play in what I call the O- Ouch-O comedies, where the comedian runs about, is hit on the head, etc., I am just an animated suit of clothes. See more »

Trivia:

During 1924-1927 Langdon was considered a rival of Charles Chaplin in popularity, but his status as a star was meteoric. Through the years many silent film fans as well as historians have tried to find an explanation. Some blame it on Langdon's lack of film-industry experiences, most significantly when he fired director Frank Capra in order to take over the direction himself; others consider ... See more »

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Star Sign:

Gemini

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