Tom Santschi

Paul William "Tom" Santschi (October 24, 1880 in Crystal City, Missouri – April 9, 1931 in Los Angeles, California) was an American leading man and character actor and film director of the silent film era.

Tom Santschi
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Santschi c. 1920
Born
Paul William Santschi

(1880-10-24)October 24, 1880
DiedApril 9, 1931(1931-04-09) (aged 50)
OccupationActor, director
Years active1907–1931

Personal lifeEdit

Santschi was born in Missouri to Paul Santschi, a Swiss immigrant, and his wife, Margaret Kern, a native of Louisville, Kentucky.[1] The family later moved to Kokomo, Indiana.[2][3] Paul left home to pursue a career in moviemaking (as Tom Santschi), and at the time he registered for the draft in 1918, he was working for the Goldwyn Motion Picture Corporation in Fort Lee, New Jersey.[1][4]

CareerEdit

Santschi acted in over 245 films during the period 1907–1931, and directed 28 films during 1914–1916. He wrote one screenplay in 1914. A 1915 two-reeler, In the King's Service, in which he starred with Marion Warner, surfaced at a yard sale in Maine, and was shown along with The Spoilers (1914) at a Northeast Historic Film Festival at Bucksport, Maine in 2002.[citation needed]

Partial filmographyEdit

ActorEdit

Flier for The Night Herder (1911)
Flier for Euchered (1912)
Flier for The Early Bird (1912)
Poster for The Still Alarm (1918)
Advertisement for The Heart of Doreon (1921)
Lobby card for 3 Bad Men (1926), with Santschi second from left
Year Title Role Notes
1909 Fighting Bob [5]:81
1909 A Country Girl's Peril [5]:81
1909 The Heart of a Race Tout [6][5]:82
1909 In the Sultan's Power [7]
1909 Mephisto and the Maiden [7]
1909 Ben's Kid [8]
1909 On the Border [6]
1909 Up San Juan Hill [6]
1909 Faust [6]
1910 Across the Plains [6]
1910 Davy Crockett [6]
1910 Mazeppa [6]
1910 The Sergeant [7]
1910 Pride of the Range [9]
1911 Kit Carson's Wooing [6]
1911 The Heart of John Barlow [6]
1912 The Count of Monte Cristo Danglars as William T. Santschi[6][10][11]
1912 A Broken Spur Ed Harvey [12]
1912 A Crucial Test Bill Wildern [13]
1912 Euchered Tom Saunders [14]
1913 The Adventures of Kathlyn Bruce [7]
1913 Alas! Poor Yorick Hamlet McGinnis [15]
1913 In the Long Ago Indian Warrior
1913 Wamba, a Child of the Jungle Portuguese Pete [16]
1914 The Spoilers Alex McNamara [7]
1915 The Lion's Mate Hamad [7]
1916 The Crisis Stephen Brice [7]
1916 The Country That God Forgot Steve Brant [7]
1917 Beware of Strangers John Mentor [7]
1917 Who Shall Take My Life? "Big Bill" O'Shaughnessy [7]
1918 The Hell Cat Jim Dyke [7]
1918 The City of Purple Dreams Daniel Fitzhugh, the derelict [7]
1918 The Still Alarm Jack Manley [7]
1918 Little Orphant Annie Dave [7]
1919 The Love That Dares Perry Risdon
1919 The Railroader Clive Standish
1919 The Stronger Vow Pedro Toral [7]
1919 Shadows Jack McGoff [7]
1919 Eve in Exile John Sheen [7]
1920 Sagebrush Musketeers Short[17]
1921 Sheriff of the Mojave Short[18]
1921 The Death Trap Short[19]
1921 The Desert Wolf Short[20]
1921 Lorraine of the Timberlands Short
1921 Mother o' Dreams Short
1921 The Honor of Rameriz Rameriz Short[21]
1921 The Spirit of the Lake Short[22]
1921 The Heart of Doreon Doreon Short[23]
1921 The Secret of Butte Ridge Short[24]
1922 Two Kinds of Women Bud Lee [7]
1923 Is Divorce a Failure? Smith [7]
1923 Thundering Dawn Gordon Van Brock [7]
1924 The Plunderer Bill Presbey [7]
1924 Little Robinson Crusoe Captain Dynes [7]
1925 Beyond the Border Nick Perdue [7]
1925 Paths to Paradise Callahan [7]
1926 Siberia Alexis Vetkin
1926 My Own Pal August Deering [7]
1926 Her Honor, the Governor Richard Palmer [7]
1926 The Hidden Way Bill [7]
1926 3 Bad Men "Bull" Stanley [7]
1926 Jim the Conqueror Sam Black [7]
1926 The Desert's Toll Jasper [7]
1926 The Third Degree Daredevil Daly [7]
1926 No Man's Gold [7]
1927 When a Man Loves Captain of the convict boat [7]
1927 Tracked by the Police Sandy Sturgeon [7]
1927 Eyes of the Totem Philip La Rue [7]
1927 Old San Francisco Captain Stoner [7]
1927 Hills of Kentucky Ben Harley [7]
1928 Land of the Silver Fox Butch Nelson [7]
1928 The Law and the Man Dan Creedon
1928 Vultures of the Sea [25]
1929 In Old Arizona Cowpuncher [7]
1929 The Wagon Master Jake Lynch [7]
1930 River's End Shotwell [7]
1930 The Utah Kid Butch [7]
1931 Ten Nights in a Barroom Simon Slady [7]
1931 The Phantom of the West Bud Landers
1931 King of the Wild Harris

DirectorEdit

Year Title Notes
1914 Caryl of the Mountains [6]
1915 The Heart of Paro [6]
1915 The Octopus Also screenwriter[6]
1915 His Fighting Blood [6]
1915 The Blood Seedling [6]
1915 A Sultana of the Desert [6]
1915 The Lion's Mate [7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "World War I Draft Registration- Paul William Santschi". Family Search. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "1900 Census Record-Paul Santschi family, ED 59 Center Township Kokomo city Ward 5, Howard County, Indiana". Family Search. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  3. ^ "Margarethe Santschi remarriage to Charles Albertus Cole, 1935-1937 Volume 19, Indiana Marriages 1811-2007, Tipton County". Family Search. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "World War I Draft Registration- Paul William Santschi". Family Search. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c Erish, Andrew A. (2012). Col. William N. Selig, The Man Who Invented Hollywood. Austin: University of Texas Press. ISBN 9780292754379.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Katz, Ephraim (1998). Klein, Fred; Nolen, Ronald Dean (eds.). The Film Encyclopedia (3rd ed.). New York: HarperPerennial. pp. 1208–1209. ISBN 0-06-273492-X.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar "Thomas Santschi". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  8. ^ "Ben's Kid". Silent Progressive Film List. Silent Era. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  9. ^ "Pride of the Range". Silent Progressive Film List. Silent Era. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  10. ^ "The Count of Monte Cristo". Silent Progressive Film List. Silent Era. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  11. ^ "Monte Cristo". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  12. ^ "Release flier for A Broken Spur". Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  13. ^ "Release flier for A Crucial Test". Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  14. ^ "Release flier for Euchered". Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  15. ^ "Release flier for Alas! Poor Yorick". Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  16. ^ "Press sheet for Wamba, a Child of the Jungle". Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  17. ^ "Film Capital Production Notes". Camera!. November 13, 1920. p. 4.
  18. ^ "Production Notes". Camera!. January 29, 1921. p. 9.
  19. ^ "Cyrus J. Williams presents Tom Santschi in 'The Death Trap'". Motion Picture News. March 5, 1921. p. 1808.
  20. ^ "Short Subject of Importance". Moving Picture World. April 2, 1921. p. 513.
  21. ^ "Santschi Series". Moving Picture World. October 15, 1921. p. 779.
  22. ^ "All Star Cast with Santschi". Moving Picture World. October 29, 1921. p. 1062.
  23. ^ "Santschi Series". Motion Picture News. October 29, 1921. p. 2313.
  24. ^ "Film Capital Production Notes". Camera!. June 4, 1921. p. 4.
  25. ^ "Vultures of the Sea". Silent Progressive Film List. Silent Era. Retrieved December 22, 2016.

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