Charles Reisner

Charles Reisner (March 14, 1887 – September 24, 1962) was an American film director and actor of the 1920s and 1930s.

Charles Reisner
BornMarch 14, 1887
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
DiedSeptember 24, 1962 (aged 75)
Years active1916–1950

The German-American directed over 60 films between 1920 and 1950 and acted in over 20 films between 1916 and 1929. He starred with Charlie Chaplin in A Dog's Life in 1918 and The Kid in 1921.

He directed Buster Keaton (Keaton also co-directed it with him) in Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928). During the late 1920s, through the 1940s, Reisner was under contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. In 1930, he directed Chasing Rainbows, a musical which starred Bessie Love and Charles King. He directed The Big Store (1941), the Marx Brothers' last film for MGM.

Reisner died of a heart attack in La Jolla, California in 1962 at the age of 75.




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