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Alec B. Francis (1867–1934)

Alec B. Francis was born on December 2, 1867 in London, England, UK. He was an actor and director, known for Oliver Twist (1933), The Terror (1928) and The Circle (1925). He was previously married to Lucy Francis (nee Bowers) 1862 - 1953. He died on July 6, 1934 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Oliver Twist Mr. Brownlow
The Terror Dr. Redmayne
The Circle Lord Clive Cheney
I'll Tell the World Grand Duke Ferdinand


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 1934 Outcast Lady
 1934 The Cat's-Paw
Rev. Thatcher (uncredited)
 1934 I'll Tell the World
Grand Duke Ferdinand
 1934 The Mystery of Mr. X
Judge Malpas
 1933 Alice in Wonderland
King of Hearts
 1933 His Private Secretary
Rev. Hall
 1933 Looking Forward
Mr. Birkenshaw
 1933 Oliver Twist
Mr. Brownlow
 1932 The Last Man
Mr. Wingate
 1932 The Last Mile
Father O'Connor (uncredited)
 1932 Alias Mary Smith
 1932 No Greater Love
Priest (as Alec Francis)
 1931 Mata Hari
 1931 Arrowsmith
Twyford (as Alec Francis)
 1931 Oh! Oh! Cleopatra (Short)
Alex B. FRancis - Banquet Guest
 1931 Stout Hearts and Willing Hands (Short)
Heroine's Father
 1931 Captain Applejack
Lush, the Butler
 1930 Feet First
Mr. Carson (as Alec Francis)
 1930 Outward Bound
 1930 Murder Will Out
Sen. Baldwin
 1930 The Case of Sergeant Grischa
General von Lychow
 1929 The Bishop Murder Case
Professor Bertrand Dillard
 1929 The Sacred Flame
Dr. Harvester
 1929 The Mississippi Gambler
Junius Blackburn
 1929 Evidence
 1929 Evangeline
Father Felician
 1928 Companionate Marriage
Judge Meredith
 1928 The Terror
Dr. Redmayne
 1928 Life's Mockery
John Fullerton
 1928 The Lion and the Mouse
Judge Ross (as Alec Francis)
 1928 Broadway Daddies
John Lambert Kennedy
 1928 The Little Snob
Colonel Banks (as Alec Francis)
 1928 The Shepherd of the Hills
David Howitt, The Shepherd
 1927 Sally in Our Alley
Sandy Mack
 1927 The Tender Hour
Francis Chinilly
 1927 The Music Master
Anton von Barwig
 1926/I Camille
The Duke
 1926 The Return of Peter Grimm
Peter Grimm
 1926 Forever After
Mr. Wayne, Theodore's Father (as Alec Francis)
 1926 3 Bad Men
Rev. Benson (as Alec Francis)
 1926 Pals First
Dominie (as Alec Francis)
 1926 Tramp, Tramp, Tramp
Amos Logan
 1926 High Steppers
Father Perryam
 1926 Transcontinental Limited
Jerry Reynolds
 1926 The Yankee Señor
Don Fernando
 1925 Rose of the World
'Gramp' Tallifer (as Alec Francis)
 1925 Soiled
Rollo Tetheridge
 1925 Where the Worst Begins
August Van Dorn
 1925 Wandering Footsteps
Timothy Payne
 1925 Thunder Mountain
 1925 Thank You
David Lee
 1925 The Circle
Lord Clive Cheney
 1925 The Coast of Folly
Count de Tauro
 1925 Man and Maid
 1925 Waking Up the Town
Abner Hope
 1925 The Mad Whirl
John Herrington
 1925 Charley's Aunt
Mr. Delahay
 1925 The Reckless Sex
Emanuel Garcia
 1925 Outwitted
John Kinney (as Alec Francis)
 1925 A Thief in Paradise
Bishop Saville (as Alec Francis)
 1925 The Champion of Lost Causes
Peter Charles (as Alec Francis)
 1925 Capital Punishment
 1925 The Bridge of Sighs
John Harper
 1924 The Tenth Woman
Mr. Brainherd (as Alec Francis)
 1924 Listen Lester
Colonel Dodge (as Alec Francis)
 1924 Beau Brummel
 1924 Do It Now
 1924 A Fool's Awakening
Maj. Oliphant (as Alec Francis)
 1924 Half-a-Dollar Bill
Judge Norton
 1923 Lucretia Lombard
Judge Winship
 1923 The Eternal Three
Dr. Steven Browning (as Alec Francis)
 1923 The Gold Diggers
James Blake (as Alec Francis)
 1923 The Drivin' Fool
John Moorhead
 1923 His Last Race
Undetermined Role
 1923 Hollywood
Alec B. Francis
 1923 Three Wise Fools
Dr. Richard Gaunt
 1923 A Gentleman of Leisure
Sir John Blount (as Alec Francis)
 1923 Children of Jazz
John Weston
 1923 Mary of the Movies
Alec B, Francis (uncredited)
 1923 Is Divorce a Failure?
Philip Wilkinson
 1923 Little Church Around the Corner
Reverend Bradley (as Alec Francis)
 1923 The Spider and the Rose
Good Padre (as Alec Francis)
 1923 The Last Hour
Reever McCall (as Alec Francis)
 1922 The Forgotten Law
Judge Kirtley
 1922 The Man Who Saw Tomorrow
Sir William De Vry (as Alec Francis)
 1922 North of the Rio Grande
Father Hillaire
 1922 Beyond the Rocks
Captain Fitzgerald
 1922 Smilin' Through
Dr. Owen
 1921 A Virginia Courtship
Colonel Fairfax
 1921 The Great Moment
Sir Edward Pelham
 1921 A Voice in the Dark
Joseph Crampton (as Alec Francis)
 1921 Courage
 1921 What's a Wife Worth?
James Morrison (as Alec Francis)
 1920 Godless Men
Rev. Sam Poor
 1920 The Man Who Had Everything
Matt Sills
 1920 Earthbound
Dr. Roger Galloway
 1920 The Butterfly Man
James Bachelor
 1920 The Street Called Straight
Rodney Temple
 1920 The Paliser Case
Paliser Sr. (as Alec Francis)
 1919 Flame of the Desert
Sir John Carleton
 1919 The World and Its Woman
Prince Michael Orbeliana the Elder
 1919 Lord and Lady Algy
 1919 Heartsease
Lord Neville
 1919 The City of Comrades
Andy Christian
 1919 When Doctors Disagree
Dr. Harris Sr
 1919 The Probation Wife
Huntley McMerton
 1919 The Crimson Gardenia
Mr. Banniman
 1919 The Pest
Judge Fisher
 1919 Her Code of Honor
Tom Davis
 1919 Spotlight Sadie
Reverend John Page
 1919 Day Dreams
Grandfather Burn
 1918 Thirty a Week
Mr. Wright
 1918 Hidden Fires
Dr. Granville
 1918 Money Mad
Reverend William Gavin
 1918 The Glorious Adventure
Scott, the Butler
 1918 The Venus Model
John Braddock
 1918 Leap to Fame
Judge Hendricks Trevor
 1918 The Face in the Dark
Charles Ridgeway
 1918 The Cross Bearer
Brother Joseph (as Alexander Francis)
 1918 Wanted: A Mother
Dr. Thayer
 1918 Broken Ties
Henry Hasbrook
 1918 The Marionettes
 1918 The Beautiful Mrs. Reynolds
Gen. Philip Schuyler
 1917 The Cinderella Man
Romney Evans
 1917 The Auction Block
John Merkle
 1917 The Page Mystery
Hon. Charles Winthrop
 1917 Forget-Me-Not
Marquis de Mohrivart
 1917 The Family Honor
General Jason Wayne
 1917 A Hungry Heart
M. Brigard
 1916 All Man
John Maynard
 1916 The Heart of a Hero
Col. Knowlton
 1916 The Gilded Cage
King Comus
 1916 Husband and Wife
James Watson
 1916 A Woman's Way
General John Stanton
 1916 Miss Petticoats
Worth Courtleigh
 1916 The Perils of Divorce
Craig (as Alec Francis)
 1916/I Tangled Fates
Mr. Rogers
 1916 Human Driftwood
Father Harrigan
 1916 Pawn of Fate
Abbé Paul
 1916 The Yellow Passport
Myron Abram
 1916 Fruits of Desire
Jeremiah Quimby
 1916 The Ballet Girl
Jerry Vergoe
 1915 The Sins of Society
Noel Ferrers
 1915 The Impostor
Sir Anthony Gregson / Blink (dual role)
 1915 After Dark
Capt. Frank Dalton, Old Tom
 1915 The Model
Hugh Seymour
 1915 The Arrival of Perpetua
Hastings Curzon
 1915 Alias Jimmy Valentine
Bill Avery
 1914 The Pit
 1914 For the Mastery of the World (Short)
Mr. Grimm - Secret Service
 1914/I Lola
Dr. Barnhelun
 1914 The Wishing Ring: An Idyll of Old England
The Earl Of Bateson
 1914 When Broadway Was a Trail
Standish Hope
 1914 Man of the Hour
George Garrison
 1914 Son (Short)
Mr. Horton
 1914 Adventures in Diplomacy (Short)
Mr. Grimm - Secret Service
 1914 Boy (Short)
 1914 Moonlight (Short)
Paul's Father
 1914/II Duty (Short)
Dr. Alexander
 1914 The Greatest of These (Short)
Peter, the Shoemaker
 1914 Wife (Short)
Mr. Price
 1914 The Drug Traffic (Short)
Johnson - the Druggist
 1914 At the Court of Prince Make Believe (Short)
Mr. Chatterton
 1914 The Diamond Master (Short)
Wynne Browning
 1914 The Good in the Worst of Us (Short)
Henry Morton
 1914 Coming Home (Short)
Mr. Sprague, the Village Minister
 1914 The Case of Cherry Purcelle (Short)
Coke Morgan
 1914 Cue and Mis-Cue (Short)
 1913 The Highwayman's Shoes (Short)
Lord Mayor Harper
 1913 When Pierrot Met Pierrette (Short)
 1913 A Son's Devotion (Short)
Eugene Hope
 1913/I Partners (Short)
The Doctor
 1913 The Reformation of Calliope
The Sheriff
 1913 Cynthy (Short)
Tom Sykes
 1913 Big Hearted Jim (Short)
Francis Myers
 1913 From the Beyond (Short)
Professor William Lodge
 1913 Jacques the Wolf (Short)
Francis of the R.C.M.P.
 1913 Why Aunt Jane Never Married (Short)
Jane's Father
 1913 A Puritan Episode (Short)
Sir Richard Cartwright, Arthur's Father
 1913 Stung (Short)
 1913 The Beaten Path (Short)
Randolph Thorne
 1913 The Thirst for Gold (Short)
Colonel Bernard
 1913 The Honor of Lady Beaumont (Short)
The Pawnbroker
 1913 Soul to Soul (Short)
 1913 In the Night (Short)
The Adventurer
 1913/I The Witch (Short)
Selectman Marsh - the Miser
 1913 When Light Came Back (Short)
Mr. Hale - the Father
 1913 The Key (Short)
Andrew Farley
 1913 The Sons of a Soldier (Short)
 1913 For Better or for Worse (Short)
Elmer - the Author
 1913 The Crimson Cross (Short)
 1913 The Man Who Dared (Short)
Corporal Jones, Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman
 1913 The Telegraph Operator (Short)
Jim Sheldon
 1913 The Trail of the Silver Fox (Short)
Officer At Mountie Headquarters
 1913 The One Who Had to Pay (Short)
J. Chiilds, Archibald's Father
 1913 The Spectre Bridegroom (Short)
Baron Von Landshort
 1913 The Gallop of Death (Short)
Sir Henry Abernathy
 1913 An Accidental Servant (Short)
 1913 A Tammany Boarder (Short)
Guest - the English Tourist
 1912 The Vengeance of the Fakir (Short)
Captain Sneade
 1912 Dick's Wife (Short)
Joseph Maddox
 1912 Their Children's Approval (Short)
The Widow's Suitor
 1912 Foiling a Fortune Hunter (Short)
Charles Higby
 1912 Silent Jim (Short)
Silent Jim
 1912 The Transgression of Deacon Jones (Short)
Deacon Jones
 1912 Making Uncle Jealous (Short)
Hiram Tyler
 1912 Caprices of Fortune (Short)
Sir Reginald Atwood - An English Tourist
 1912 The Celebrated Case (Short)
Lazare (as Alex Franks)
 1912 The Passing Parade (Short)
Grand Army Man / Union Officer
 1912 Robin Hood (Short)
Sheriff of Nottingham
 1912 The Holy City (Short)
The Clergyman
 1912 Chamber of Forgetfulness (Short)
The Husband
 1912 Saved from the Titanic (Short)
 1912 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Short)
Ichabod Crane
 1912 Oh, You Ragtime! (Short)
The Banker
 1912 The Letter with the Black Seals (Short)
Uncle Bill
 1912 A Living Memory (Short)
John Ransome
 1912 Keeping an Eye on Father (Short)
Joshua Hamilton - Father (as Alexander Francis)
 1912 Playmates (Short)
The Doctor
 1912 The First Violin (Short)
 1912 A Timely Rescue (Short)
James Ferris - the Employer
 1912 For the Honor of the Family (Short)
Col. Lawrence
 1912 Willie's Sister (Short)
Willie's Father
 1911/I The Younger Brother (Short)
 1911 The Old Doll (Short)
The Father
 1911 A Reformed Santa Claus (Short)
 1911 Vanity Fair (Short)
Pitt Crawley
 1911 The Military Air-Scout (Short)
Commander Arthur - Marie's Father
 1911 Their Charming Mama (Short)
Mr. Brown
 1911 Auld Lang Syne (Short)
 1911 Selecting His Heiress (Short)
 1911 A Friendly Marriage (Short)
 1911 The General's Daughter (Short)
Gen. Dent
 1911 The Sheriff's Friend (Short)
 1911 The Bell of Justice (Short)
 1911 The Clown's Best Performance (Short)
Mr. Linton - Paul's Father
 1911 Troublesome Secretaries (Short)
 1906 Waiting at the Church (Short)
Con Artist Suitor (uncredited)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Self (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

Personal Details

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Alternate Names:

Alec Frances | Alec Francis | Alex B. Francis | Alexander Francis | Alex Francis | Alex Franks


5' 11½" (1.82 m)


Lucy Francis (nee Bowers) 1862 - 1953  (his death)

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After the advent of talkies, his poor health (hemophilia) forced him to cut back on his work in motion pictures. In 1931 he disappeared from his Hollywood home and was found some 36 hours later, wandering in a confused state near Ventura, CA. See more »


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