Tom Santschi

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Tom Santschi
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Tom Santschi in 1920
Born Paul William Santschi
(1880-10-24)October 24, 1880
Crystal City, Missouri, U.S.
Died April 9, 1931(1931-04-09) (aged 50)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor

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

Career[edit]

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 filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

Flier for The Night Herder (1911)
Flier for Euchered (1912)
Flier for The Early Bird (1912)
Poster for The Still Alarm (1918)
Lobby card for 3 Bad Men (1926), with Santschi second from left
Year Title Role Notes
1909 Fighting Bob [1]:81
1909 Country Girl's Peril, AA Country Girl's Peril [1]:81
1909 Heart of a Race Tout, TheThe Heart of a Race Tout [2][1]:82
1909 In the Sultan's Power [3]
1909 Mephisto and the Maiden [3]
1909 Ben's Kid [4]
1909 On the Border [2]
1909 Up San Juan Hill [2]
1909 Faust [2]
1910 Across the Plains [2]
1910 Davy Crockett [2]
1910 Mazeppa [2]
1910 The Sergeant [3]
1910 Pride of the Range [5]
1911 Kit Carson's Wooing [2]
1911 Heart of John Barlow, TheThe Heart of John Barlow [2]
1912 Count of Monte Cristo, TheThe Count of Monte Cristo Danglars as William T. Santschi[2][6][7]
1912 Broken Spur, AA Broken Spur Ed Harvey [8]
1912 Crucial Test, AA Crucial Test Bill Wildern [9]
1912 Euchered Tom Saunders [10]
1913 Adventures of Kathlyn, TheThe Adventures of Kathlyn Bruce [3]
1913 Alas! Poor Yorick Hamlet McGinnis [11]
1913 Wamba, a Child of the Jungle Portuguese Pete [12]
1914 Spoilers, TheThe Spoilers Alex McNamara [3]
1915 Lion's Mate, TheThe Lion's Mate Hamad [3]
1916 Crisis, TheThe Crisis Stephen Brice [3]
1916 Country That God Forgot, TheThe Country That God Forgot Steve Brant [3]
1917 Beware of Strangers John Mentor [3]
1917 Who Shall Take My Life? "Big Bill" O'Shaughnessy [3]
1918 Hell Cat, TheThe Hell Cat Jim Dyke [3]
1918 City of Purple Dreams, TheThe City of Purple Dreams Daniel Fitzhugh, the derelict [3]
1918 Still Alarm, TheThe Still Alarm Jack Manley [3]
1918 Little Orphant Annie Dave [3]
1919 The Love That Dares Perry Risdon
1919 Stronger Vow, TheThe Stronger Vow Pedro Toral [3]
1919 Shadows Jack McGoff [3]
1919 Eve in Exile John Sheen [3]
1922 Two Kinds of Women Bud Lee [3]
1923 Is Divorce a Failure? Smith [3]
1923 Thundering Dawn Gordon Van Brock [3]
1924 Plunderer, TheThe Plunderer Bill Presbey [3]
1924 Little Robinson Crusoe Captain Dynes [3]
1925 Beyond the Border Nick Perdue [3]
1925 Paths to Paradise Callahan [3]
1926 My Own Pal August Deering [3]
1926 Her Honor, the Governor Richard Palmer [3]
1926 3 Bad Men "Bull" Stanley [3]
1926 Jim the Conqueror Sam Black [3]
1926 Desert's Toll, TheThe Desert's Toll Jasper [3]
1926 Third Degree, TheThe Third Degree Daredevil Daly [3]
1926 No Man's Gold [3]
1927 When a Man Loves Captain of the convict boat [3]
1927 Tracked by the Police Sandy Sturgeon [3]
1927 Eyes of the Totem Philip La Rue [3]
1927 Old San Francisco Captain Stoner [3]
1927 Hills of Kentucky Ben Harley [3]
1928 Land of the Silver Fox Butch Nelson [3]
1928 Vultures of the Sea [13]
1929 In Old Arizona Cowpuncher [3]
1929 Wagon Master, TheThe Wagon Master Jake Lynch [3]
1930 River's End Shotwell [3]
1930 Utah Kid, TheThe Utah Kid Butch [3]
1931 Ten Nights in a Barroom Simon Slady [3]
1931 Phantom of the West, TheThe Phantom of the West Bud Landers
1931 King of the Wild Harris

Director[edit]

Year Title Notes
1914 Caryl of the Mountains [2]
1915 Heart of Paro, TheThe Heart of Paro [2]
1915 Octopus, TheThe Octopus Also screenwriter[2]
1915 His Fighting Blood [2]
1915 Blood Seedling, TheThe Blood Seedling [2]
1915 Sultana of the Desert, AA Sultana of the Desert [2]
1915 Lion's Mate, TheThe Lion's Mate [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Erish, Andrew A. (2012). Col. William N. Selig, The Man Who Invented Hollywood. Austin: University of Texas Press. ISBN 9780292754379. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ 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 "Thomas Santschi". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  4. ^ "Ben's Kid". Silent Progressive Film List. Silent Era. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  5. ^ "Pride of the Range". Silent Progressive Film List. Silent Era. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  6. ^ "The Count of Monte Cristo". Silent Progressive Film List. Silent Era. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  7. ^ "Monte Cristo". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  8. ^ "Release flier for A Broken Spur". Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  9. ^ "Release flier for A Crucial Test". Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  10. ^ "Release flier for Euchered". Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  11. ^ "Release flier for Alas! Poor Yorick". Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  12. ^ "Press sheet for Wamba, a Child of the Jungle". Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  13. ^ "Vultures of the Sea". Silent Progressive Film List. Silent Era. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 

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