Chester M. Franklin

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Chester Mortimer Franklin (September 1, 1889 – March 12, 1954) was an American film director and actor active mainly in the silent era. Born in San Francisco, he was the brother of Sidney A. Franklin. In the late 1910s he co-directed with his brother Sidney several films with all-children casts for William Fox.[1][2] He directed two silent horror films, the 1924 Behind the Curtain (a.k.a. Souls Which Pass in the Night) and the 1927 The Thirteenth Hour.[3]

Chester M. Franklin
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Director Chester M. Franklin with actress Mary Miles Minter
Chester Mortimer Franklin

(1889-09-01)September 1, 1889
DiedMarch 12, 1954(1954-03-12) (aged 64)
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale
Years active1912–1936
Spouse(s)Ruth Darling (died 1918)
Mildred Nadel
(m. 1926)
RelativesSidney Franklin (brother)

Partial filmographyEdit

Photo of the Keystone Cops from 1912, "Chet" Franklin in back fourth from right


  1. ^ Vazzana, Eugene Michael (2001). Silent Film Necrology (2 ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. p. 181. ISBN 0-7864-1059-0. OCLC 46822379.
  2. ^ "Chester M. Franklin". AllMovie. Retrieved 2021-03-17.
  3. ^ a b Workman, Chris; Howarth, Troy (2016). Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era (1895-1929). Baltimore: Midnight Marquee Press. p. 274. ISBN 978-1-936168-68-2. OCLC 1083765034.CS1 maint: date and year (link)

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