Edgar Jones (actor)

Edgar Jones (June 17, 1874 – February 7, 1958) also known as Ed Jones and as "Pardner" Jones, was an American actor, producer, and director of films.[1][2] He starred in and directed the adaptation of Mildred Mason's The Gold in the Crock.[3] He also starred in and directed Siegmund Lubin films including Fitzhugh's Ride.[4] He established a film production business in Augusta, Maine that produced adaptations of Holman Day novels.[5]

Edgar Jones
Born(1874-06-17)June 17, 1874
DiedFebruary 7, 1958(1958-02-07) (aged 83)
OccupationActor · Producer · Director
(m. 1914, divorced)


Jones acted in touring stage productions before moving on to films.[6] He starred with Clara Williams in A Lucky Fall.[7]

He acted, produced, and directed Lonesome Corners. He produced, directed, and starred in a series of short films with Evelyn Brent.[8] According to IMDb, he has more than 100 acting credits and more than 60 directing credits. In 1920, he formed his own production company, Edgar Jones Productions, and made films in Maine.[9][10] His film work includes adaptations of Holman Day stories.[9][11] The studio operated out of the former Maine Children's Home Society.[12]

Blaine S. Viles, a former mayor of Augusta, served as the film company's president.[13] Viles also served as state forest commissioner. The Mentor reported Holman Day films being shown to prisoners.[14]

He married Lubin actress Louise Huff and they had a daughter together. They divorced.[6]

Among his surviving films is Border River, a 1919 Edgar Jones Production.






  1. ^ "Among the Lost: The Rider of the King Log (1921)". October 5, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Katchmer, George A. (May 20, 2015). A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses. McFarland. ISBN 9781476609058 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "The Moving Picture World". Chalmers Publishing Company. April 4, 1915 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Young, Henry Walter (April 4, 1913). "Popular Electricity and the World's Advance". Popular Electricity Publishing Company – via Google Books.
  5. ^ "The Editor". November 29, 1920 – via Google Books.
  6. ^ a b "JONES, Edgar". www.thanhouser.org.
  7. ^ a b "Motion Picture". Macfadden-Bartell. November 6, 1913 – via Google Books.
  8. ^ Kear, Lynn; King, James (October 21, 2009). Evelyn Brent: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Lady Crook. McFarland. ISBN 9780786454686 – via Google Books.
  9. ^ a b "The Editor". November 6, 1920 – via Google Books.
  10. ^ "Down East". Down East Enterprise. November 6, 1977 – via Google Books.
  11. ^ "THE RIDER OF THE KING LOG (1921) - NitrateVille.com". nitrateville.com.
  12. ^ Madore, Roger A. (November 6, 2015). Augusta. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 9781467122719 – via Google Books.
  13. ^ Kear, Lynn; King, James (October 21, 2009). Evelyn Brent: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Lady Crook. McFarland. ISBN 9780786454686 – via Google Books.
  14. ^ "The Mentor". State Prison. November 29, 1920 – via Google Books.
  15. ^ Nash, Jay Robert; Connelly, Robert; Ross, Stanley Ralph (January 6, 1988). Motion Picture Guide Silent Film 1910-1936. Cinebooks. ISBN 9780933997103 – via Google Books.
  16. ^ Connelly, Robert B. (November 6, 1998). The Silents: Silent Feature Films, 1910-36. December Press. ISBN 9780913204368 – via Google Books.
  17. ^ Jones, Edgar (November 29, 1922). "Lonesome Corners" – via memory.loc.gov.

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