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Frank Borzage (1894–1962)

Frank Borzage was born on April 23, 1894 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He was an actor and director, known for 7th Heaven (1927), Bad Girl (1931) and No Greater Glory (1934). He was previously married to Juanita Scott, Edna Skelton and Rena Rogers. He died on June 19, 1962 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

7th Heaven Director
Bad Girl Director
No Greater Glory Director
Street Angel Director


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 1957 Jeanne Eagels
Director Frank Borzage (uncredited)
 1918 The Atom
 1918 The Curse of Iku
Allan Carroll / Allan Carroll III
 1918 The Gun Woman
Townsman (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1917 Fear Not
Franklin Shirley
 1917 Flying Colors (uncredited)
 1917 Wee Lady Betty
Roger O'Reilly
 1917 A Mormon Maid
Tom Rigdon
 1917 A School for Husbands
Hugh Aslam
 1916 Immediate Lee
Immediate Lee
 1916 Land o' Lizards
The Stranger
 1916 Matchin' Jim (Short)
Matchin' Jim
 1916 Intolerance
Extra (uncredited)
 1916 The Forgotten Prayer (Short)
Dan Page
 1916 Nell Dale's Men Folks (Short)
Zeb Dale
 1916 The Courtin' of Calliope Clew (Short)
Calliope Clew
 1916 That Gal of Burke's (Short)
Charles Percival
 1916 Nugget Jim's Pardner (Short)
 1916 The Demon of Fear (Short)
Thomas Marsh
 1916 The Pilgrim (Short)
The Pilgrim
 1916 Jack (Short)
 1916 Unlucky Luke (Short)
Luke Drummond
 1916 Realization (Short) (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1916 A Flickering Light (Short)
 1916 The Awakening (Short)
 1916 Two Bits (Short)
James Hardeman
 1916 The Code of Honor (Short)
Lt. Bob Chase
 1916 Mammy's Rose (Short)
 1916 Settled Out of Court (Short)
The Young Stranger
 1915 The Cactus Blossom (Short)
Reed Avery
 1915 The Pitch o' Chance (Short)
Rocky Scott
 1915 The Clean-Up (Short)
George Prescott
 1915 Two Hearts and a Thief (Short)
Jack Nelson
 1915 Aloha Oe
Dr. John Hawley
 1915 Nobody's Home (Short)
 1915 Making Over Father (Short)
Hubert Haines
 1915 Cupid Beats Father (Short)
Frank - Neva's Sweetheart
 1915 Anita's Butterfly (Short)
 1915 Almost a Widow (Short)
Jack White
 1915 Her Adopted Father (Short)
Ed Harte
 1915 One to the Minute (Short)
 1915 Touring with Tillie (Short)
Cliff Burridge - Young Rancher
 1915 Alias James, Chauffeur (Short)
Frank Barton
 1915 Mixed Males (Short)
 1915 A Friend in Need (Short)
 1915 A Child of the Surf (Short)
Robert Dacey
 1915 Knight of the Trail (Short)
W. Sloan Carey
 1915 The Hammer (Short)
Donald Barstow
 1915 Tools of Providence (Short)
Andy Turner (uncredited)
 1915 His Mother's Portrait (Short)
Bert Hamilton
 1915 The Secret of Lost River (Short)
Tom Hornby - Prospector
 1915 The Tavern Keeper's Son (Short)
Juan Capella
 1915 The Scales of Justice (Short)
Paul Armstrong
 1915 Her Alibi (Short)
Joe Bailey
 1915 The Spark from the Embers (Short)
Hal Chaote
 1915 The Cup of Life
Dick Ralston
 1915 The Disillusionment of Jane (Short)
Jim Norton
 1915 Molly of the Mountains (Short)
John Harlow
 1915 The Fakir (Short)
Tom Waldron
 1915 In the Switch Tower (Short)
Joel Wharton
 1915 The Mill by the Zuyder Zee (Short)
Dirk Brandt
 1915/I The Girl Who Might Have Been (Short)
George Fowler
 1915 In the Land of the Otter (Short)
Joe Eagle
 1914 In the Sage Brush Country (Short)
 1914 The Panther (Short)
David Brandt
 1914 A Romance of Old Holland (Short)
Peter Veldt
 1914 A Crook's Sweetheart (Short)
The 'Dip'
 1914 Nipped (Short)
Tom Wright
 1914 The Desperado (Short)
 1914 The Typhoon
Renard Bernisky
 1914 The Right to Die (Short)
 1914 Parson Larkin's Wife (Short)
Parson James Larkin
 1914 Stacked Cards (Short)
 1914 A Romance of the Sawdust Ring (Short)
Jack Dorn
 1914 Claim Number Three (Short)
Dick Clifton
 1914 A Relic of Old Japan (Short)
Jim Wendell
 1914 A Tragedy of the Orient (Short)
Thomas Arnold
 1914 The Wrath of the Gods
Tom Wilson
 1914 Love's Western Flight (Short)
 1914 The Ambassador's Envoy (Short)
Richard Hastings
 1914 Samson
Bearded Philistine Extra (uncredited)
 1914 The Geisha (Short)
Ens. John Carver
 1914/I The Silent Messenger (Short)
 1914 Desert Gold (Short)
John Carson
 1914 A Flash in the Dark (Short)
 1914 A Romance of the Sea (Short)
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1914 A New England Idyl (Short)
John Brown (as Mr. Borzage)
 1914 The Wheel of Life (Short)
 1913 A Hopi Legend (Short)
 1913 A Cracksman Santa Claus (Short)
 1913/I Retribution (Short)
 1913 Days of '49 (Short)
 1913/II The War Correspondent (Short)
 1913 Loaded Dice (Short)
 1913 Silent Heroes (Short)
 1913 In the Toils (Short)
Undetermined Secondary Role
 1913 The Gratitude of Wanda (Short)
 1913 A Woman's Stratagem (Short)
Frank Harvey
 1913 When the Prince Arrived (Short)
May's Sweetheart
 1913 Granddad (Short)
Mildred's Father
 1913 A Foreign Spy (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1913 The Crimson Stain (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1913 Pride of Lonesome (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1913 Dead Man's Shoes (Short)
 1913 A Dixie Mother (Short)
Jim Cobly
 1913 The Battle of Gettysburg
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1913 The Drummer of the 8th (Short)
Jack Durand
 1913 The Pride of the South (Short)
 1912 Blood Will Tell (Short)
 1912 When Lee Surrenders (Short)
 1912 On Secret Service (Short)
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Mr. Borzage | A Frank Borzage Production


5' 10½" (1.79 m)


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Make the audience sentimental instead of the player. Make the audience act.


Noted for his technical skills. His films often had a lyrical appeal and were visually striking. He was especially effective in matching mythical subjects with innovative camera work and lighting. See more »

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