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Franklyn Farnum (William Smith)

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Biography

Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Boston-born Franklyn Farnum was on the vaudeville stage at the age of 12 and was featured in a number of theatre and musical productions by the time he entered silent films near the age of 40. He appeared to be at his most comfortable in the saddle, his career dominated mostly by westerns. Some of his more famous films include the serial Vanishing Trails (1920) and features The Clock (1917), The Firebrand (1922), The Drug Store Cowboy (1925) and The Gambling Fool (1925). Read more...

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Character: Sheriff Jake Ludlow

Mark of the Spur 1932

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Character: Department Store Emplyee / Man in Closet

College Rhythm 1934

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Character: 2nd Train Conductor

Vivacious Lady 1938

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Character: Saunders' Secretary

Rawhide 1938

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Character: Alarmed Townsman

Boom Town 1940

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Character: Colonel Ripple

Knights of the Range 1940

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Character: Tailor in Montage

The Lady Eve 1941

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Character: Country Club Extra / Man at Fire

I Married a Witch 1942

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Character: Bystander Assisting Emma

The Great Gildersleeve 1942

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Character: Bartender Homer

Frontier Fury 1943

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Character: Proprietor of Diner Stand

In Society 1944

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Character: Hotel Guest / Nightclub Guest

Week-End at the Waldorf 1945

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Character: Guest at Pleyel Hall Concert

A Song to Remember 1945

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Character: Man Leaving Drugstore

Fallen Angel 1945

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Character: Man on Dais at Speech

Twice Blessed 1945

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Character: Man Who Bumps Harold

The Sin of Harold Diddlebock 1947

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Character: Friar John in Show

The Perils of Pauline 1947

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Character: Man Raising Theatre Curtain

Merton of the Movies 1947

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Character: DeMarchand Party Guest

The Fighting Kentuckian 1949

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Character: Oilman

Tulsa 1949

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Character: Assistant on Set

The Bad and the Beautiful 1952

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Character: Spanish Tribunal Judge

The Golden Hawk 1952

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Character: Extra at Meeting

Mutiny 1952

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Character: Man Applauding in Saloon

The Half-Breed 1952

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Character: Tourist in Show

Everything I Have Is Yours 1952

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Character: Country Club Patron / Golf Gallery Spectator / Party Guest

The Caddy 1953

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Character: Man Departing Train

The Story of Three Loves 1953

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Character: Man on TV Panel Show

Artists and Models 1955

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Character: Guest at Duval's Fashion Show

Funny Face 1957

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Character: Man on Sidewalk Outside Movie Theater

The Wings of Eagles 1957

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Character: Man Smoking Outside Courtroom

Until They Sail 1957

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Character: Blue Angel Customer

The Blue Angel 1959

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Character: Television Technician in Booth

The Gazebo 1959

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Character: Patient at Home

Say One for Me 1959

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Character: Shopper with Cart

Because They're Young 1960

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Character: New Year's Eve Party Reveller

Home Before Dark 1958

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Character: First Nighter / Diner at Sardi's

Forever Female 1953

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Character: Victim of the Stock Market Crash

Monsieur Verdoux 1947

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Character: Extra in Office Building Corridor

The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951

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Character: Officer Introducing Admiral Tennant

You're in the Navy Now 1951

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