E. Mason Hopper

Like so many other American silent film directors, E. Mason Hopper came to movies with vast accumulated experience in any number of jobs. He'd been a vaudevillian, a stock actor/director, a food manufacturer, a baseball ... Read more »
Born: 12/05/1885 in Enosburg, VT

Filmography

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Curtain at Eight (Movie)

(Director)

Daddy (Movie)

(Director)

Dangerous Curve Ahead (Movie)

(Director)

Getting Gertie's Garter (Movie)

(Director)

Hong Kong Nights (Movie)

(Director)

Hungry Hearts (Movie)

(Director)

One Year Later (Movie)

(Director)

The Answer (Movie)

(Director)

The Rush Hour (Movie)

(Director)

Their Own Desire (Movie)

(Director)

Their Own Desire (Movie)

(Producer)

Wise Girls (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Like so many other American silent film directors, E. Mason Hopper came to movies with vast accumulated experience in any number of jobs. He'd been a vaudevillian, a stock actor/director, a food manufacturer, a baseball player and a student at the University of Maryland by the time he began directing one-reelers at Chicago's Essanay studios in 1911. Few of his feature films have been spotlighted in reference books; his success rested upon productivity and longevity. In the '20s, Hopper tackled everything from historical spectacle (Janice Meredith [1924]) to bedroom farce (Getting Gertie's Garter [1927]). Hopper's talkie assignments were principally of the B-quickie variety, but he finished on a high note with the above-average independent programmer Curtain at Eight (1934). After several years in retirement, E. Mason Hopper resurfaced in the late '40s and early '50s as a bit actor in such films as Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard (1950).

~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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