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Edmund Breese (1871–1936)

Edmund Breese was born on June 18, 1871 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Duck Soup (1933), Madame Butterfly (1932) and Platinum Blonde (1931). He was married to Harriet A. Beach and Genevieve Landry. He died on April 6, 1936 in New York City, New York. See full bio »

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Known For

Duck Soup Zander
Madame Butterfly Cho-Cho's grandfather
Platinum Blonde Conroy - the Editor
Burning Daylight John Dossett


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 1935 The Marriage Bargain
Judge Robert Stanhope
 1934 Broadway Bill
Presiding Judge
 1934 Lost in the Stratosphere
Colonel Brooks
 1934 Law of the Wild
Dr. R.N. Price [Chs. 6, 11-12] (uncredited)
 1934 Treasure Island
Pirate of the Spanish Main
 1934 Return of the Terror
 1934 Come On, Marines!
Gen. Cabot
 1934 Dancing Man
J.C. Trevor
 1934 Beloved
Maj. Tarrant
 1933 On Your Guard
Prison Warden
 1933 Above the Clouds
 1933 Duck Soup
 1933 Female
Board Member (uncredited)
 1933 Only Yesterday
Wall Street Investor
 1933 Ladies Must Love
Thomas Van Dyne
 1933 A Man of Sentiment
John Russell Sr.
 1933 The Stranger's Return
Dr. Craig (uncredited)
 1933 Laughing at Life
Cabinet Officer
 1933 Fighting with Kit Carson
Matt Fargo [Chs. 1-7, 12]
 1933 Torchy's Loud Spooker (Short)
Mr. Ellins
 1933 International House
Dr. Wong
 1933 Torchy Turns Turtle (Short)
Mr. Ellins
 1933 Torchy's Kitty Coup (Short)
Edward (Hickory) Ellins
 1932 The Match King
Olaf Christofsen
 1932 Madame Butterfly
Cho-Cho's grandfather
 1932 Torchy Rolls His Own (Short)
Mr. Ellins
 1932 Women Won't Tell
Attorney for the Defense
 1932 The Golden West
Sam Lynch
 1932 Torchy's Busy Day (Short)
Hickory Ellins
 1932 The Cabin in the Cotton
Holmes Scott
 1932 Drifting Souls
Brad Martin
 1932 The Hurricane Express
Frank Stratton
 1932 Alias Mary Smith
 1932 Torchy's Two Toots (Short)
Hickory Ellins
 1932 As You Desire Me
Friar (uncredited)
 1932 Torchy Raises the Auntie (Short)
Mr. Ellins
 1932 Young Bride
Mr. C. B. Chadwick
 1932 Torchy's Night Cap (Short)
Hickory Ellins
 1932 Love Bound
J.B. 'Lucky' Morrison
 1932 Police Court
Judge Robert Webster
 1932 The Reckoning
 1932 Cross-Examination
Dwight Simpson - Prosecuting Attorney
 1932 Torchy Turns the Trick (Short)
Hickory Ellins
 1932 The Hatchet Man
Yu Chang
 1931 Mata Hari
 1931 Torchy Passes the Buck (Short)
Mr. Ellins
 1931 Morals for Women
Mr. Huston
 1931 Platinum Blonde
Conroy - the Editor
 1931 Chinatown After Dark
Le Fong
 1931 Torchy (Short)
Hickory Ellins
 1931 Wicked
 1931 Oh! Oh! Cleopatra (Short)
Edmund Breese - Banquet Guest
 1931 The Public Defender
Frank Wells
 1931 Defenders of the Law
Police Commander Randall
 1931 The Good Bad Girl
Mr. J.P. Henderson
 1931 Young Sinners
 1931 The She-Wolf
William Remington
 1931 Millie
Defense Attorney
 1931 The Last Parade
City Editor (uncredited)
 1931 The Painted Desert
Judge Matthews
 1930 Tol'able David
Hunter Kinemon
 1930 Kismet
 1930 Playboy of Paris
General de Karodek
 1930 Bright Lights
 1930 Top Speed
Spencer Colgate
 1930 The Sea Bat
 1930 Rough Waters
Captain Thomas
 1930 Czar of Broadway
 1930 All Quiet on the Western Front
Herr Meyer
 1930 Hold Everything
Pop O'Keefe
 1929 In the Headlines
 1929 The Hottentot
 1929 The Gamblers
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1929 From Headquarters
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1929 Girls Gone Wild
Judge Elliott
 1929/I Sonny Boy
 1929 Fancy Baggage
John Hardin
 1928 Conquest
William Holden
 1928 Port of Dreams
Jim Keefe
 1928 On Trial
 1928 The Haunted House
Uncle Herbert
 1928 The Wright Idea
Mr. Filbert
 1928 The Perfect Crime
 1928 Burning Daylight
John Dossett
 1928 Finders Keepers
Col. Hastings
 1927 Home Made
Mr. Tilford
 1927 Back to Liberty
Tom Devon / Reginald Briand
 1927 Paradise for Two
Uncle Howard
 1926 Stepping Along
Prince Ferdinand Darowitsky
 1926 The Brown Derby
John J. Caldwell
 1926 The Highbinders
Mike Harrigan
 1925 Womanhandled
Uncle Lester
 1925 The Live Wire
Sawdust Sam
 1925 The Police Patrol
Tony Rocco
 1925 Wildfire
Sen. Woodhurst
 1925 The Early Bird
The Great La Tour
 1924 Playthings of Desire
Governor Cabbot
 1924 Those Who Judge
Henry Dawson
 1924 The Speed Spook
Chuck Brady
 1924 The Sixth Commandment
Col. Saunders
 1924 Damaged Hearts
 1924 Restless Wives
Hobart Richards
 1923/I Three O'Clock in the Morning
Mr. Winthrop
 1923 The Fair Cheat
Morgan Van Dam
 1923 Marriage Morals
Harry's Father
 1923 Bright Lights of Broadway
Reverend Graham Drake
 1923 You Are Guilty
Judge Elkins
 1923 Luck
Alan Crosby
 1923 Jacqueline, or Blazing Barriers
Edmund MacDonald
 1922 The Curse of Drink
John Rand
 1922 Sure-Fire Flint
Johnny Jetts
 1922 Beyond the Rainbow
Insp. Richardson
 1921 Burn 'Em Up Barnes
King Cole
 1920 A Common Level
Matthew Ryan
 1920 Chains of Evidence
Judge Frank Sturgis
 1920 His Temporary Wife
Judge Laton
 1919 Someone Must Pay
Charles Bryant
 1919 An Honorable Cad (Short)
 1916 The Weakness of Strength
Daniel Gaynor
 1916 The Spell of the Yukon
Jim Carson
 1916 The Lure of Heart's Desire
Jim Carew
 1915 The Song of the Wage Slave
Ned Lane
 1915 The Shooting of Dan McGrew
Jim Maxwell
 1914 The Walls of Jericho
Jack Frobisher
 1914 The Master Mind
Richard Allen
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (3 credits)

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Stage actor and playwright. He was active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

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American character actor and playwright, with previous vaudeville experience. In films with Edison from 1914, he excelled as a dialectitian and often played ethnic (particularly Asian) roles on screen. See more »

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