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Monta Bell (1891–1958)

Monta Bell, the film director, producer and screenwriter, was born on February 5, 1891 in Washington, DC. He turned to the stage as an actor after trying his hand at journalism in Washington, DC. He was cast by 'Charlie Chaplin' in the great comedian's "The Pilgrim", which was his sole screen appearance as an actor. He worked for Chaplin as a film... See full bio »

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Man, Woman and Sin
Lights of Old Broadway
Up for Murder
Up for Murder Producer


Hide Hide Show Show Producer (23 credits)
 1942 Beyond the Blue Horizon (producer)
 1941 Birth of the Blues (producer)
 1941 Aloma of the South Seas (associate producer)
 1935 West Point of the Air (producer)
 1934 Student Tour (producer)
 1934 Men in White (producer)
 1933 The Worst Woman in Paris? (producer)
 1932 Downstairs (producer)
 1931 Up for Murder (producer)
 1930 East Is West (producer)
 1930 Laughter (producer)
 1930 La grande mare (producer)
 1930 The Big Pond (producer)
 1930 Young Man of Manhattan (producer)
 1930 Behind the Make-Up (producer)
 1929 Glorifying the American Girl (producer)
 1929 Battle of Paris (producer)
 1929 Applause (producer)
 1929 Gentlemen of the Press (producer)
 1929 Nothing But the Truth (producer)
 1929 The Letter (producer: Long Island Studios)
 1926 Torrent (producer - uncredited)
 1925 Lights of Old Broadway (producer)
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Show Show Writer (10 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (4 credits)
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Show Show Self (1 credit)
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Stage actor, screenwriter, film producer, and film director.

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6' 3" (1.91 m)

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He was Peter Lawford's stepfather, for a short period.

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