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Charles Lamont (I) (1895–1993)

One of the more prolific American directors, Charles Lamont entered films as an actor in 1919 and became a director in 1922. He churned out numerous one- and two-reel comedies for various producers, including Mack Sennett and Al Christie, and began directing features in the mid-'30s. Lamont was a staple of such independent studios as Chesterfield ... See full bio »

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Known For

Cipher Bureau Director
Slave Girl Director
Little Accident Director


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 1984 DTV: Pop & Rock (Video) (original material)
 1965 The World of Abbott and Costello (archive footage, uncredited)
 1958-1959 Zorro (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- Señor China Boy (1959)
 1958 Annette (TV Series) (19 episodes)
- The Fight (1958)
- The Barbecue (1958)
 1949 Snowtime Jubilee (Short)
 1949 Bagdad
 1947 Slave Girl
 1946 The Runaround
 1945 Frontier Gal
 1943 Top Man
 1943 Fired Wife
 1943 Hit the Ice
 1943 Mister Big
 1942 Hi, Neighbor
 1941 Road Agent
 1941 Melody Lane
 1940 Give Us Wings
 1939 Panama Patrol
 1939 Long Shot
 1938 Block Party
 1938 Cipher Bureau
 1938 Slander House
 1938 A Doggone Mixup (Short)
 1938 Fiddling Around (Short)
 1937 He Done His Duty (Short)
 1937 Playing the Ponies (Short)
 1937 Calling All Doctors (Short)
 1937 The Wrong Miss Wright (Short)
 1937 Community Sing: No. 3 (Short)
 1937 My Little Feller (Short)
 1937 New News (Short)
 1937 Love Nest on Wheels (Short)
 1937 Ditto (Short)
 1937 Sailor Maid (Short)
 1937 Knee Action (Short)
 1937 Jail Bait (Short)
 1936 Oh, Duchess! (Short)
 1936 Lady Luck
 1936 Grand Slam Opera (Short)
 1936 The Dark Hour
 1936 Thanks, Mr. Cupid (Short)
 1936 Three on a Limb (Short)
 1935 The Last Trap
 1935 Choose Your Partners (Short)
 1935 Knockout Drops (Short)
 1935 The E-Flat Man (Short)
 1935 His Last Fling (Short)
 1935 Alimony Aches (Short)
 1935 Tramp Tramp Tramp (Short)
 1935 Tars and Stripes (Short)
 1935 Only the Brave (Short)
 1935 A Nose for News (Short)
 1935 Hayseed Romance (Short)
 1935 One Run Elmer (Short)
 1935 Restless Knights (Short)
 1935 Gigolette
 1935 Palooka from Paducah (Short)
 1934 Sons of Steel
 1934 Plumbing for Gold (Short)
 1934 Half-Baked Relations (Short)
 1934 Allez Oop! (Short)
 1934 Hello, Prosperity (Short)
 1934 No Sleep on the Deep (Short)
 1934 The Gold Ghost (Short)
 1934 Managed Money (Short)
 1934 Pardon My Pups (Short)
 1934 Trimmed in Furs (Short)
 1933 Blue Blackbirds (Short)
 1933 What's to Do? (Short)
 1933 Git Along Little Wifie (Short)
 1933 Merrily Yours (Short)
 1933 The Big Squeal (Short)
 1933 Polly Tix in Washington (Short)
 1933 A Pair of Socks (Short)
 1933 The Kid's Last Fight (Short)
 1933 Two Black Crows in Africa (Short)
 1933 Kid in Hollywood (Short)
 1933 Techno-Crazy (Short)
 1933 Glad Rags to Riches (Short)
 1933 Keyhole Katie (Short)
 1932 The Half-Pint Hero (Short)
 1932 The Pie-Covered Wagon (Short)
 1932 War Babies (Short)
 1932 The Hollywood Handicap (Short)
 1932 Hollywood Kids (Short)
 1932 Foiled Again (Short)
 1932 Marriage Vows (Short)
 1932 Running Hollywood (Short)
 1931 Bachelor Babies (Short)
 1931 Circus Blues (Short)
 1931 My Kid (Short)
 1931 Hollywood Halfbacks (Short)
 1931 Models and Wives (Short)
 1931 Out-Stepping (Short)
 1931 Fast and Furious (Short)
 1931 One Hundred Dollars (Short)
 1931 The Gossipy Plumber (Short)
 1931 Divorce a la Carte (Short)
 1931 All Excited (Short)
 1931 Hot and Bothered (Short)
 1930 Dance with Me (Short)
 1930 Drumming It In (Short)
 1929 Don't Get Excited (Short)
 1929 Fire Proof (Short)
 1929 Social Sinners (Short)
 1929 Fake Flappers (Short)
 1929 Sole Support (Short)
 1929 Top Speed (Short)
 1929 Helter Skelter (Short)
 1929 The Crazy Nut (Short)
 1929 Only Her Husband (Short)
 1929 Joy Tonic (Short)
 1929 Ginger Snaps (Short)
 1929 Auntie's Mistake (Short)
 1929 The Fixer (Short)
 1928 Follow Teacher (Short)
 1928 Misplaced Husbands (Short)
 1928 The Quiet Worker (Short)
 1928 Making Whoopee (Short)
 1928 Come to Papa (Short)
 1928 Companionate Service (Short)
 1928 Girlies Behave (Short)
 1928 Hot Luck (Short)
 1928 Kid Hayseed (Short)
 1928 Ladies Preferred (Short)
 1928 The Gloom Chaser (Short)
 1928 Navy Beans (Short)
 1928 No Fare (Short)
 1928 Circus Blues (Short)
 1928 Chilly Days (Short)
 1928 Wildcat Valley (Short)
 1927 Angel Eyes (Short)
 1927 Shamrock Alley (Short)
 1927 Scared Silly (Short)
 1927 She's a Boy (Short)
 1927 A Half-Pint Hero (Short)
 1927 Live News (Short)
 1927 Kid Tricks (Short)
 1927 Who's Afraid? (Short)
 1927 Atta Baby (Short)
 1927 Naughty Boy (Short)
 1927 Roped In (Short)
 1927 Grandpa's Boy (Short)
 1927 Thanks for the Boat Ride (Short)
 1927 Wedding Yells (Short)
 1927 Funny Face (Short)
 1926 Close Shaves (Short)
 1926 Open Spaces (Short)
 1926 Why George! (Short)
 1926 My Kid (Short)
 1926 Her Ambition (Short)
 1926 Open House (Short)
 1926 Excess Baggage (Short)
 1926 A Yankee Doodle Duke (Short)
 1926 Bear Cats (Short)
 1926 Going Crazy (Short)
 1926 Raisin' Cain (Short)
 1926 Al's Troubles (Short)
 1926 Accidents Can Happen (Short)
 1926 Sea Scamps (Short)
 1926 Helpful Al (Short)
 1925 Bachelors' Babies (Short)
 1925 Buster Be Good (Short)
 1925 A Winning Pair (Short)
 1925 Baby Be Good (Short)
 1925 Piping Hot (Short)
 1925 Dog Daze (Short)
 1925 Maid in Morocco (Short)
 1925 Cupid's Victory (Short)
 1925 Educating Buster (Short)
 1925 In Deep (Short)
 1925 Paging a Wife (Short)
 1925 A Rough Party (Short)
 1925 Married Neighbors (Short)
 1925 Love Sick (Short)
 1925 Almost a Husband (Short)
 1925 Tourists De Luxe (Short)
 1925 Puzzled by Crosswords (Short)
 1925 Clear the Way (Short)
 1925 Raisin' Cain (Short)
 1925 Sailing Along (Short)
 1924 The Diving Fool (Short)
 1924 Her City Sport (Short)
 1923 Built on a Bluff (Short)
 1923 Hollywood Bound (Short)
 1923 Mama's Baby Boy (Short)
 1923 The Lucky Rube (Short)
 1923 Don't Play Hookey (Short)
 1923 The Big Game (Short)
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Lamont is generally credited with starting Shirley Temple's career. He discovered her while visiting a dance studio in search of children for a one-reel comedy short he was directing. He was so impressed with her talent (she was about five years old) that instead of putting her in the background with the rest of the children, he featured her in her own dance number and gave her a few lines. Her ... See more »

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