Henry Kolker

Henry Kolker

  • Born on
    • November 13th, 1874
  • Died on
    • July 15th, 1947
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Joseph Henry Kolker (November 13, 1874) [some sources 1870] Berlin, Prussia, Germany – July 15, 1947, Los Angeles, California) was an American stage and film actor and director. Kolker came to America at the age of five and his family settled in Quincy, Illinois. Kolker, like fellow actors Richard Bennett and Robert Warwick, had a substantial stage career behind him before entering silent films. On stage he appeared opposite such leading ladies as Edith Wynne Matthison, Bertha Kalich and Ruth Chatterton. Kolker is best remembered for his motion picture appearances and for appearing with Barbara Stanwyck in the ground-breaking Pre-Code film Baby Face (1933) as the elderly CEO of the company whom Stanwyck's character seduces. Another well remembered part is as Mr. Seton, father of Katharine Hepburn and Lew Ayres in the 1938 film Holiday directed by George Cukor. Kolker entered films as an actor in 1915 and eventually ended up trying his hand at directing. Kolker's best known directorial effort is Disraeli (1921), starring George Arliss which is now a lost film with only one reel remaining. Prints however exist in Europe and Russia.

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Acting (41 Credits)

1944Bluebeard as Deschamps
1942Reunion in France as General Bartholomew (uncredited)
1941A Woman's Face as Judge
1939Let Us Live as Chief of Police
1939Union Pacific as Asa M. Barrows
1939The Real Glory as General
1938Holiday as Edward Seton
1938The Cowboy and the Lady as Horace Smith
1938Too Hot to Handle as 'Pearly' Todd
1938The Adventures of Marco Polo as Nicolo Polo
1938Marie Antoinette as Court Aide (uncredited)
1937Thoroughbreds Don't Cry as "Doc" Godfrey
1937Green Light as Dr. Lane
1936Great Guy as Abel Canning
1936Theodora Goes Wild as Jonathan Grant
1936Bullets or Ballots as Mr. Hollister
1936Romeo and Juliet as Friar Laurence
1935Mad Love as Prefect Rosset
1935The Black Room as Baron de Berghman
1935Charlie Chan in Paris as Paul Lamartine
1935The Last Days of Pompeii as Warder
1935The Case of the Curious Bride as District Attorney Stacey
1935Reckless as Mr. Gearhart (uncredited)
1935I Live My Life as Relative at Mrs. Gage's (Uncredited)
1934Now and Forever as Mr. Clark
1934Lady by Choice as Opper
1934The Girl from Missouri as Senator Titcombe
1934Black Moon as The Psychiatrist
1934Wonder Bar as R. H. Renaud
1934Imitation of Life as Dr. Preston (uncredited)
1933Baby Face as J.P. Carter
1933The Power and the Glory as Mr. Borden
1933The Keyhole as Schuyler Brooks
1933Bureau of Missing Persons as Theodore Arno
1932Jewel Robbery as Baron Franz
1932Devil and the Deep as Hutton
1932Faithless as Mr. Carter
1932Rasputin and the Empress as Chief of Secret Police (uncredited)
1931Indiscreet as Mr. Woodward
1930Abraham Lincoln as New Englander (uncredited)
1929Coquette as Jasper Carter

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