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Albert E. Smith (1875–1958)

Pioneering film producer and studio executive Albert E. Smith was born in Favershem, County Kent, England, on June 4, 1875, the son of a gardener. There were 9 children in the Smith family--Albert, seven brothers and a sister--and when he was three years old the entire family emigrated to the US, eventually settling in Santa Barbara, California. ... See full bio »

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 1925 The Happy Warrior (presenter)
 1925 Steele of the Royal Mounted (presenter)
 1925 Wildfire (supervisor)
 1925 Pampered Youth (presenter)
 1925 The Redeeming Sin (presenter)
 1924 The Beloved Brute (presenter)
 1924 The Clean Heart (presenter)
 1924 Captain Blood (presenter)
 1924 Behold This Woman (presenter)
 1924 Code of the Wilderness (presenter)
 1924 Between Friends (presenter)
 1924 Borrowed Husbands (presenter)
 1924 My Man (presenter)
 1923 The Man from Brodney's (presenter)
 1923 Horseshoes (Short) (presenter)
 1923 Lightning Love (Short) (presenter)
 1923 The Gown Shop (Short) (presenter)
 1923 The Man Next Door (presenter)
 1923 Masters of Men (presenter)
 1923 The Midnight Cabaret (Short) (presenter)
 1923 Playing It Wild (presenter)
 1923 The Barnyard (Short) (presenter)
 1923 No Wedding Bells (Short) (presenter)
 1922 The Ninety and Nine (presenter)
 1922 The Counter Jumper (Short) (presenter)
 1922 The Agent (Short) (presenter)
 1922 When Danger Smiles (presenter)
 1922 Golf (Short) (presenter)
 1922 The Ladder Jinx (presenter)
 1922 Divorce Coupons (presenter)
 1922 The Girl in His Room (presenter)
 1922 My Wild Irish Rose (presenter)
 1922 Restless Souls (presenter)
 1922 A Virgin's Sacrifice (presenter)
 1922 Angel of Crooked Street (presenter)
 1922 The Silent Vow (presenter)
 1922 Too Much Business (presenter)
 1922 The Man from Downing Street (presenter)
 1922 Island Wives (presenter)
 1922 The Prodigal Judge (presenter)
 1922 Received Payment (presenter)
 1922 The Little Minister (presenter)
 1921 No Defense (presenter)
 1921 The Flower of the North (presenter)
 1921 A Guilty Conscience (presenter)
 1921 What's Your Reputation Worth? (presenter)
 1921 Three Sevens (presenter)
 1921 Cousin Kate (presenter)
 1920 Dead Men Tell No Tales (presenter)
 1920 The Purple Cipher (presenter)
 1920 The Whisper Market (presenter)
 1920 Trumpet Island (presenter)
 1920 The Midnight Bride (presenter)
 1920 Dollars and the Woman (presenter)
 1920 The Courage of Marge O'Doone (presenter) / (supervisor)
 1920 The Garter Girl (presenter)
 1920 Sauce and Senoritas (Short) (presenter)
 1920 Loafers and Lovers (Short) (presenter)
 1920 Pipe Dreams and Prizes (Short) (presenter)
 1920 Knights and Knighties (Short) (presenter)
 1920 Throbs and Thrills (Short) (presenter)
 1919 Rubes and Robbers (Short) (presenter)
 1919 Caves and Coquettes (Short) (presenter)
 1919 The Vengeance of Durand (presenter)
 1919 Whiz and Whiskers (Short) (presenter)
 1919 Vamps and Variety (Short) (presenter)
 1919 Daring Hearts (supervisor)
 1919 The Girl-Woman (presenter)
 1919/I The Simple Life (Short) (presenter)
 1919 Zip and Zest (Short) (presenter)
 1919 His Home Sweet Home (Short) (presenter)
 1919 Harems and Hookum (Short) (presenter)
 1919 Too Many Crooks (presenter)
 1919 A Rogue's Romance (presenter)
 1919 The Star Boarder (Short) (presenter)
 1919 Passing the Buck (Short) (presenter)
 1919 Fares and Fair Ones (Short) (presenter)
 1919 Well, I'll Be (Short) (presenter)
 1919 Girlies and Grubbers (Short) (presenter)
 1919 Damsels and Dandies (Short) (presenter)
 1919 Scamps and Scandals (Short) (presenter)
 1919 Silent Strength (presenter)
 1919 The Lion and the Mouse (presenter) / (supervisor)
 1919 Love and Lather (Short) (presenter)
 1919 The Highest Trump (presenter)
 1919 Footballs and Frauds (Short) (presenter)
 1919 The Enchanted Barn (presenter)
 1919 Traps and Tangles (Short) (presenter)
 1919 Boobs and Bumps (Short) (presenter)
 1919 Beauty and Booty (Short) (presenter)
 1919 The Captain's Captain (presenter)
 1919 The Common Cause (presenter)
 1918 Bums and Boarders (Short) (presenter)
 1918 Hoarded Assets (presenter)
 1918 Pluck and Plotters (Short) (presenter)
 1918 Farms and Fumbles (Short) (presenter)
 1918 The Beloved Impostor (presenter)
 1918 Daring and Dynamite (Short) (presenter)
 1918 The Man Who Wouldn't Tell (presenter)
 1918 Humbugs and Husbands (Short) (presenter)
 1918 Submarines and Simps (Short) (presenter)
 1918 The Dawn of Understanding (presenter)
 1918 Chumps and Cops (presenter)
 1918 The King of Diamonds (presenter)
 1918 The Mating (presenter)
 1918 A Diplomatic Mission (presenter)
 1918 Hula Hulas and Hocus Pocus (Short) (presenter)
 1918 Roofs and Riots (Short) (presenter)
 1918 Stripes and Stars (Short) (presenter)
 1918 The Girl of Today (presenter)
 1918 Everybody's Girl (presenter)
 1918 Wild Women and Wild Waves (Short) (presenter)
 1918 A Nymph of the Foothills (presenter)
 1918 Capers and Crooks (Short) (presenter)
 1918 Mutts and Motors (Short) (presenter)
 1918 The Green God (presenter)
 1918 Flappers and Friskies (Short) (presenter)
 1918 The Clutch of Circumstance (presenter)
 1918 Dukes and Dollars (Short) (presenter)
 1918 The Changing Woman (presenter)
 1918 Shines and Monkeyshines (Short) (presenter)
 1918 Dunces and Dangers (Short) (presenter)
 1918 A Gentleman's Agreement (presenter)
 1918 Wounded Hearts and Wedding Rings (Short) (presenter)
 1918 Bathing Beauties and Big Boobs (Short) (presenter)
 1918 Skippers and Schemers (Short) (presenter)
 1918 To the Highest Bidder (presenter)
 1918 Hindoos and Hazards (Short) (presenter)
 1918 Bonds and Banners (Short) (presenter)
 1918 Tangled Lives (presenter)
 1918 The Girl in His House (presenter)
 1918 Lame Brains and Lunatics (Short) (presenter)
 1918 The Soap Girl (presenter)
 1918 Find the Woman (presenter)
 1918 A Game with Fate (presenter)
 1918 The Golden Goal (presenter)
 1918 Romans and Rascals (Short) (presenter)
 1918 Love and Lavallieres (Short) (presenter)
 1918 The Triumph of the Weak (presenter)
 1918 Laws and Outlaws (Short) (presenter)
 1918 Flirts and Fakirs (Short) (presenter)
 1918 The Seal of Silence (presenter)
 1918 The Girl from Beyond (presenter)
 1918 Little Miss No-Account (presenter)
 1918 The Woman in the Web (presenter)
 1918 A Bachelor's Children (presenter)
 1918 Sleuths and Slickers (Short) (presenter)
 1918 Over the Top (presenter) / (supervisor)
 1918 Stripes and Stumbles (Short) (presenter)
 1918 The Home Trail (presenter)
 1918 An American Live Wire (presenter)
 1918 Tramps and Traitors (Short) (presenter)
 1918 Meddlers and Moonshiners (Short) (presenter)
 1918 The Desired Woman (presenter)
 1918 Jumping Jacks and Jail Birds (Short) (presenter)
 1918 The Song of the Soul (presenter)
 1918 Rooms and Rumors (Short) (presenter)
 1918 The Wooing of Princess Pat (presenter)
 1918 Telephones and Troubles (Short) (presenter)
 1918 The Other Man (presenter)
 1918 Jumbles and Jokers (Short) (presenter)
 1918 The Menace (presenter)
 1918 Peanuts and Politics (Short) (presenter)
 1918 The Wild Strain (presenter)
 1918 The Blind Adventure (presenter)
 1917 Stowaways and Strategy (Short) (presenter)
 1917 Vengeance - and the Woman (presenter)
 1917 Who Goes There? (presenter)
 1917 Rough Toughs and Roof Tops (Short) (presenter)
 1917 Hugs and Hubbub (Short) (presenter)
 1917 The Bottom of the Well (presenter)
 1917 Tough Luck and Tin Lizzies (Short) (presenter)
 1917 Dead Shot Baker (supervisor)
 1917 Riff Raff and Rivalry (Short) (presenter)
 1917 Plagues and Puppy Love (Short) (presenter)
 1917 The Princess of Park Row (presenter)
 1917 Plans and Pajamas (Short) (presenter)
 1917 Sunlight's Last Raid (presenter)
 1917 Risks and Roughnecks (Short) (presenter)
 1917 Worries and Wobbles (Short) (presenter)
 1917 The Question (presenter)
 1916 The Girl Philippa (presenter)
 1916 Hash and Havoc (Short) (presenter)
 1916 The Devil's Prize (presenter)
 1916 Fathers of Men (presenter)
 1916 Green Stockings (presenter)
 1915 The Heights of Hazard (presenter)
 1915 The Man Who Couldn't Beat God (presenter)
 1915 Playing Dead (supervisor)
 1915 Crooky (presenter)
 1915 The Wheels of Justice (presenter)
Show Show Producer (83 credits)
Show Show Director (44 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (44 credits)
Show Show Writer (16 credits)
Show Show Actor (3 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Self (1 credit)
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[about John Bunny and Flora Finch, who made many films for him at Vitagraph as a comedy team and who many filmgoers mistakenly believed were husband and wife] They cordially hated each other. See more »

Trivia:

He had a reputation as a brusque, no-nonsense businessman, never letting sentiment or emotion get in the way of a deal. On at least one occasion, though, that backfired on him. In 1916, as the head of Vitagraph Studios, he was about to sign Mary Pickford to a $10,000-a-week contract. Pickford, who adored children, asked if she could see Smith's new baby. Smith curtly replied, "Let's get this ... See more »

Nickname:

A.E.

Star Sign:

Gemini

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