Oscar C Apfel

Director, Actor, Producer
Entering film as a director in 1911, Apfel enjoyed several successful collaborations with Cecil B. DeMille (notably on "The Squaw Man" 1914), before moving to Fox and then free-lancing for a number of years. His ... Read more »
Born: 01/16/1879 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Filmography

other (7)

The Old-Fashioned Way 1933 (Movie)

(Actor)

I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang 1931 (Movie)

(Actor)

Inspiration 1930 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Finger Points 1930 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Right to Love 1929 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Squaw Man 1913 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Squaw Man 1913 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Entering film as a director in 1911, Apfel enjoyed several successful collaborations with Cecil B. DeMille (notably on "The Squaw Man" 1914), before moving to Fox and then free-lancing for a number of years. His behind-the-camera career faded by the late 1920s, though, and subsequently he found steady work as a character actor in the sound era, most typically in distinguished, authoritative roles.

Milestones

1937

Last acting roles in features included those in "History Is Made at Night" and "The Toast of New York"

1928

Focused career on acting; earliest films in which he only acted included "The Heart of Broadway"

1927

Directed last film

1916

Joined Fox studios

1914

Co-directed C.B. DeMille's directorial debut "The Squaw Man," which was also one of the earliest feature-length films made in the US

1911

Film directing debut

Directorial career declined in the 1920s; worked for many poverty-row companies

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