Colin Campbell (director)

James Colin Campbell (11 October 1859 – 26 August 1928) was a Scottish-born film director, actor and screenwriter.[1][2] He directed 177 films between 1911 and 1924. He also wrote for 60 films between 1911 and 1922. He was born in Scotland, and died in Hollywood, California.

Colin Campbell
Born(1859-10-11)11 October 1859
Scotland, United Kingdom
Died26 August 1928(1928-08-26) (aged 68)
Hollywood, California, United States
OccupationFilm director
Years active1911–1924

Campbell married actress Blanche Crozier on March 2, 1912.[3]

Selected filmographyEdit

An elephant picks up a basket with its trunk. Set photograph from the film A Wise Old Elephant directed by Colin Campbell (1913), Margaret Herrick Library.


  1. ^ McCaffrey, Donald W.; Jacobs, Christopher P. (1999). Guide to the Silent Years of American Cinema. Greenwood Press. ISBN 9780313303456.
  2. ^ "James Colin Campbell". Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  3. ^ California, County Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1830-1980. California Department of Public Health, courtesy of

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