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Marshall Neilan (1891–1958)

In the early days of silent pictures, Marshall Neilan was a top director for Goldwyn Pictures. He had also directed a small number of Louis B. Mayer's independently produced melodramas, but there was a mutual dislike between the two men. During the festivities inaugurating the merger of Metro and Goldwyn Pictures on April 26, 1924, Neilan grew ... See full bio »

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Known For

Daddy-Long-Legs Jimmie Mc Bride
The Slavery of Foxicus
Don't Monkey with the Buzz Saw
Don't Monkey with the Buzz Saw The Henpecked Husband
The Tattered Duke
The Tattered Duke The Duke of Tattenham Corners


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 1957 A Face in the Crowd
Sen. Worthington Fuller
 1937 A Star Is Born
Bert (uncredited)
 1936 Hollywood Boulevard
Cinegrill Customer (uncredited)
 1923 Broadway Gold
The Driver
 1919 Daddy-Long-Legs
Jimmie Mc Bride (as Marshall A. Neilan)
 1916 The Crisis
Clarence Colfax
 1916 The Prince Chap
William Peyton
 1916 The Cycle of Fate
Doctor Burton
 1916 Mice and Men
Captain George Lovell
 1915 A Girl of Yesterday
Stanley Hudson
 1915 Rags
Keith Duncan
 1915 Little Pal
Bit Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1915 May Blossom
Richard Ashcroft
 1915 The Commanding Officer
Capt. Waring (as Marshal Neilan)
 1915 The Country Boy
Tom Wilson (as Marshal Neilan)
 1915 A Model Wife (Short)
Starr - an Artist
 1915 Put Me Off at Wayville (Short)
Billy - a Friend
 1915 Getting Father's Goat (Short)
Jack Flint - a Young Clubman
 1914 Love, Oil and Grease (Short)
Ray Beaudine - an Automobile Salesman
 1914 The Reformation of Ham (Short)
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1914 The Winning Whiskers (Short)
Ima Crook / Billy - Stella's Sweetheart
 1914 Cupid Backs the Winners (Short)
 1914 The Bold Banditti and the Rah, Rah Boys (Short)
Ralph Richardson - Freshman
 1914 Bud, Bill and the Waiter (Short)
Bill - Bud's Big Brother
 1914 Ham the Iceman (Short)
Dick - Alice's Sweetheart
 1914 Ham, the Piano Mover (Short)
Mr. Newlywed
 1914 Lizzie the Life Saver (Short)
Johnny Wise - Lizzie's Sweetheart
 1914 Ham and the Villain Factory (Short)
Tad - Millicent's Sweetheart
 1914 The Tattered Duke (Short)
The Duke of Tattenham Corners
 1914 The Slavery of Foxicus (Short)
 1914 Ham the Lineman (Short)
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1914 When Men Wear Skirts (Short)
Freddie - a Manicurist
 1914 Sherlock Bonehead (Short)
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)
 1914 A Substitute for Pants (Short)
Billy - Ruth Rival Sweetheart
 1914 Don't Monkey with the Buzz Saw (Short)
The Henpecked Husband
 1914 Men and Women (Short)
Will Prescott
 1914 The Bingville Fire Department (Short)
Bretton - a Fire Extinguisher Salesman
 1914 Wanted: An Heir (Short)
Tom - a Young Farmer
 1914 Fleeing from the Fleas (Short)
Brown - a Suitor
 1914 The Billionaire (Short)
 1914 An Elopement in Rome (Short)
Darius - a Poor Roman Poet
 1914/II The Wages of Sin (Short)
 1914 McBride's Bride (Short)
Jack McBride
 1914 Dippy's Dream (Short)
Bert - Ruth's Sweetheart
 1914 Stung (Short)
 1914 A Bottled Romance (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 Classmates (Short)
Bert Stafford
 1914 Vaccinating the Village (Short)
Ralph - the Only Doctor in Town
 1914 The Sentimental Sister (Short)
 1914 Only One Shirt (Short)
Undetermined Role
 1913 The Wedding Gown (Short)
Billy - the Country Sweetheart
 1913 The House of Discord (Short)
The Daughter's Sweetheart
 1913 The Hobo and the Myth (Short)
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)
 1913 The Wall of Money (Short)
Neilan - Idea Man
 1913 Two Men of the Desert (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1913 The Harvest of Flame (Short)
The Foreman
 1913 The Animal (Short)
The Wife's former suitor
 1913 Man's Duty (Short)
Joe, the Devoted One
 1913 Mental Suicide (Short)
Neilan - an Architect
 1913 The Tenderfoot's Luck (Short)
Jim - the Tenderfoot
 1913 The Picket Guard (Short)
 1913 The Powder Flash of Death (Short)
 1913 Curing Her Extravagance (Short)
Arthur - Kate's Husband
 1913 The Guerilla Menace (Short)
 1913 Women and War (Short)
The Stay-at-home
 1913 Cupid's Lariat (Short)
Burt - Jane's Sweetheart
 1913 In Love and War (Short)
David's Rival - the Lawyer
 1913/II Partners (Short)
Jack Carson
 1913 The Rube and the Boob (Short)
Bob - the Rube
 1913 Percy's Wooing (Short)
Percy Rosebud - Nellie's Suitor
 1913 The Spirit of the Flag (Short)
 1913 When Women Are Police (Short)
Officer Higgins
 1913 The Comedy Team's Strategy (Short)
Jack - an Actor
 1913/I The Black Hand (Short)
Tom - Clara's Sweetheart
 1913 The Egyptian Mummy (Short)
Dick - Arvilla's Sweetheart
 1913 Pat, the Cowboy (Short)
The Sheriff
 1913 The Hash House Count (Short)
Jim - Jane's Suitor
 1913 Toothache! (Short)
The Tramp
 1913/II The Wanderer (Short)
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1913 Fatty's Busy Day (Short)
Undetermined Role
 1913 A Coupon Courtship (Short)
Harry - 3rd Suitor
 1913 The Phony Singer (Short)
Jim - the Piano Player
 1913 The Bravest Girl in California (Short)
The Prospective Husband
 1913 Fatty's Deception (Short)
 1913 The 'Fired' Cook (Short)
Mr. Adair
 1913 The Cat and the Bonnet (Short)
Mr. Brown
 1913 Jones' Jonah Day (Short)
The Escaped Convict
 1913 Absent Minded Abe (Short)
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)
 1913 Parcel Post Johnnie (Short)
 1913 The Sheriff of Stone Gulch (Short)
Black McCarty - Desperado
 1913 Sally's Guardian (Short)
Bobby Merrill - Sally's Guardian
 1913 The Cold Storage Egg (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1913 Trixie and the Press Agent (Short)
The Press Agent
 1913 The Matrimonial Venture of the 'Bar X' Hands (Short)
One of the Ranch Hands (unconfirmed)
 1913 Three Suitors and a Dog (Short)
Percy - Suitor #1
 1913 The Horse That Wouldn't Stay Hitched (Short)
Horace - Bill's Rival
 1913 The Manicurist and the Mutt (Short)
One of Marcella's Suitors
 1913 The Mission of a Bullet (Short)
 1912 The Peace Offering (Short)
 1912 Why Tightwad Tips (Short)
1st Traveling Salesman
 1912/I A Mountain Tragedy (Short)
Danforth - a Young Prospector
 1912 A Busy Day in the Jungle (Short)
Mack - 2nd Hunter
 1912 The Intrusion at Lompoc (Short)
The Innkeeper's Daughter's Chum's Beau
 1912 The Wanderer (Short)
 1912 One, Two, Three (Short)
 1912/II The Best Man Wins (Short)
The Jilted Lover
 1912 Father's Favorite (Short)
John Allen Jr.
 1912 Calamity Anne's Ward (Short)
Orphan Girl's Brother
 1912 The Foreclosure (Short)
 1912 The Vengeance That Failed (Short)
The Cowboy
 1912 The Stranger at Coyote (Short)
Jim Williams - Jessie's Brother
 1912 The Greaser and the Weakling (Short)
Jim Bradley
 1912 The Will of James Waldron (Short)
James Waldron - Mary's Crippled Brother
 1912 The Bandit of Point Loma (Short)
 1912 The Outlaw Colony (Short)
John Briscoe
 1912 The Tell-Tale Shells (Short)
The Husband
 1912 The Weaker Brother (Short)
The Younger, Weaker Brother
 1912 For the Good of Her Men (Short)
Mabel's First Brother
 1912 Cupid Through Padlocks (Short)
Charley Bradley
 1912 The Brand (Short)
 1912 The Reward of Valor (Short)
Marguerite's Brother Bill Ward
 1912 Ranch Girls on a Rampage (Short)
The Police Officer
 1912 When the Fire-Bells Rang (Short)
An Actor
 1912 The Pasadena Peach (Short)
One of Mary's Suitors
 1912 The Kidnapped Conductor (Short)
The Conductor
 1912 The Romance of a Dry Town (Short)
 1912 The Tenderfoot's Troubles (Short)
Arthur - the Tenderfoot
 1912 'Walk, -- You, Walk!' (Short)
 1912 Accidents Will Happen (Short)
 1912 How Jim Proposed (Short)
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Show Show Producer (15 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (5 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (2 credits)
Show Show Self (8 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Alternate Names:

Marshall A. Neilan | Marshal Neilan | Mickey Neilan


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