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Sidney Olcott (1873–1949)

Prolific silent film director, the son of Irish immigrants. Olcott started as an actor on the New York stage and then appeared in films for Mutoscope in 1904, eventually working his way up to general manager of Biograph. Lured away to a rival company he began to direct features for Kalem by 1907. That year, he became embroiled in a hitherto ... See full bio »

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 1927 The Claw
 1925 The Charmer
 1921 The Right Way
 1918 The Belgian
 1916/I The Smugglers
 1916/I Diplomacy
 1915/I The Taint (Short)
 1915 The Ghost of Twisted Oaks (Short)
 1915 Nan o' the Backwoods (Short)
 1915 All for Old Ireland (Short)
 1915 The Railroad Raiders of '62 (Short) (archive footage, uncredited)
 1915 The Gap of Dunloe (Short)
 1915 New York and Its People (Short)
 1915 Famous Men of Today (Short)
 1914 The Little Rebel (Short)
 1914 The Idle Rich (Short)
 1914 The Mother of Men (Short)
 1914 Tricking the Government (Short)
 1914 In the Hands of the Brute (Short)
 1914 Captured by Mexicans (Short)
 1914 Come Back to Erin (Short)
 1914 When Men Would Kill (Short)
 1914 The Eye of the Government (Short)
 1914 For Ireland's Sake (Short)
 1913/II Uncle Tom's Cabin (Short)
 1913 The Octoroon (Short)
 1913 Perils of the Sea (Short)
 1913 When Men Hate (Short)
 1913/II A Daughter of the Confederacy (Short)
 1913 Lady Peggy's Escape (Short)
 1913 The Wives of Jamestown (Short)
 1912 My Hielan' Lassie (Short)
 1912 Shaun Rhue (Short)
 1912 The Vengeance Mark (Short)
 1912 The Shaughraun (Short)
 1912 Ireland, the Oppressed (Short)
 1912 Conway, the Kerry Dancer (Short)
 1912 The Mayor from Ireland (Short)
 1912 The Kerry Gow (Short)
 1912 Ancient Temples of Egypt (Short documentary)
 1912 The Poacher's Pardon (Short)
 1912 Along the River Nile (Documentary short)
 1912 Down Through the Ages (Short)
 1912 A Prisoner of the Harem (Short)
 1912 Winning a Widow (Short)
 1912 Tragedy of the Desert (Short)
 1912 Captured by Bedouins (Short)
 1912 An Arabian Tragedy (Short)
 1912 Making Photoplays in Egypt (Documentary short)
 1912 Dust of the Desert (Short)
 1912 Luxor, Egypt (Documentary short)
 1912 Captain Rivera's Reward (Short)
 1912 You Remember Ellen (Short)
 1912 Far from Erin's Isle (Short)
 1912/I The Vagabonds (Short)
 1912 His Mother (Short)
 1912 The O'Neill (Short)
 1912 A Southern Boy of '61 (Short)
 1912 The O'Kalems' Visit to Killarney (Documentary short)
 1911 Last Day of School (Short)
 1911/II Tangled Lives (Short)
 1911/I Molly Pitcher (Short)
 1911 Among the Irish Fisher Folk (Documentary short)
 1911 The Franciscan Friars of Killarney, Ireland (Documentary short)
 1911/I The Colleen Bawn (Short)
 1911 Losing to Win (Short)
 1911 Rory O'More (Short)
 1911 Special Messenger (Short)
 1911 The Romance of a Dixie Belle (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1911 To the Aid of Stonewall Jackson (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1911 Railroad Raiders of '62 (Short)
 1911 The Love of Summer Morn (Short)
 1911 In Blossom Time (Short)
 1911 The Carnival (Short)
 1911 When the Dead Return (Short)
 1911 The Fiddle's Requiem (Short)
 1911 In Old Florida (Short)
 1911 By a Woman's Wit (Short)
 1911 A Saw Mill Hero (Short)
 1911 A War Time Escape (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1911 An Irish Honeymoon (Short)
 1911 Sailor Jack's Reformation (Short)
 1911 The Open Road (Short)
 1911 Little Sister (Short)
 1911 Robbie and the Redskins (Short)
 1911 Her Chum's Brother (Short)
 1911 For Love of an Enemy (Short)
 1910 The Stranger (Short)
 1910 Her Indian Mother (Short)
 1910 Seth's Temptation (Short)
 1910 A Lad from Old Ireland (Short)
 1910 For a Woman's Honor (Short)
 1910 The Engineer's Sweetheart (Short)
 1910 The Heart of Edna Leslie (Short)
 1910 The Canadian Moonshiners (Short)
 1910 The Perversity of Fate (Short)
 1910 A Colonial Belle (Short)
 1910 The Wanderers (Short)
 1910 The Castaways (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1910 The Navajo's Bride (Short)
 1910 The Cliff Dwellers (Short)
 1910 The Seminole Halfbreeds (Short)
 1910 The Aztec Sacrifice (Short)
 1910 The Egret Hunter (Short)
 1910 The Forager (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1910 The Seminole's Trust (Short)
 1910 Her Soldier Sweetheart (Short)
 1910 The Miser's Child (Short)
 1910/II The Feud (Short)
 1910 The Confederate Spy (Short)
 1910/I The Stepmother (Short)
 1910 The Deacon's Daughter (Short)
 1909 The Slave to Drink (Short)
 1909 The Cardboard Baby (Short)
 1909 The Law of the Mountains (Short)
 1909 Rally 'Round the Flag (Short)
 1909 The Governor's Daughter (Short)
 1909 Dora (Short)
 1909 The Cattle Thieves (Short)
 1909 A Brother's Wrong (Short)
 1909 The Man and the Girl (Short)
 1909 The Hand-Organ Man (Short)
 1909 The Winning Boat (Short)
 1909 Hiram's Bride (Short)
 1909 The Pay Car (Short)
 1909 Queen of the Quarry (Short)
 1909 Out of Work (Short)
 1909 The Tom-Boy (Short)
 1909 The Cracker's Bride (Short)
 1909 The Old Soldier's Story (Short)
 1908 David and Goliath (Short)
 1908 The Scarlet Letter (Short)
 1908 Henry Hudson (Short)
 1908 Way Down East (Short)
 1908 The Days of '61 (Short)
 1907 The Sleigh Belle (Short)
 1907 Ben Hur (Short)
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