Charles J. Richman

Charles J. Richman (1865 – 1940) American actor in 1903

Charles J. Richman, one of the most manly of our popular actors, is to become a shining star under the management of Weber & Fields early next fall. It is a foregone conclusion that success will crown his fair young brow from the beginning, if for no other reason than that the beginning is but a continuation. (from The Burr McIntosh monthly, 1903)

Charles J. Richman (January 12, 1865 – December 1, 1940) was an American stage and film actor who appeared in 66 films between 1914 and 1939. Long before entering films Richman, in his youth one of the handsomest men on the stage, achieved a tremendous amount of stardom and success in the legitimate theatre. Most certainly film acting was an afterthought in his long and distinguished stage career. In Hollywood, he often played supporting roles as a dignified authoritarian figures like General Tufto in the first Technicolor film Becky Sharp (1935) and Judge Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938).

He was born in Chicago, Illinois and died in The Bronx, New York. (from Wikipedia)

Partial filmography:

  • The Man From Home (1914)
  • The Battle Cry of Peace (1915)
  • The Echo of Youth (1919)
  • Half an Hour (1920)
  • The Sign on the Door (1921)
  • My Friend the Devil (1922)
  • Has the World Gone Mad! (1923)
  • The Struggle (1931)
  • Take a Chance (1933)
  • His Double Life (1933)
  • The President Vanishes (1934)
  • Biography of a Bachelor Girl (1935)
  • After Office Hours (1935)
  • The Case of the Curious Bride (1935)
  • Becky Sharp (1935)
  • The Glass Key (1935)
  • Thanks a Million (1935) (uncredited)
  • In Old Kentucky (1935)
  • I’d Give My Life (1936)
  • Under Your Spell (1936)
  • Stella Dallas (1937) (uncredited)
  • The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
  • Make a Wish (1937)
  • Nothing Sacred (1937) (uncredited)
  • Lady Behave! (1937)
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938)
  • Holiday (1938)
  • The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)
  • Devil’s Island (1939)
  • Dark Victory (1939




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