Ernest Torrence

Born: June 26, 1878 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Died: May 15, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA
~Ernest Torrence pictured with child actor Johnny Fox in The Pony Express, 1925~
~Silent Filmography~
Speedway (1929) .... Jim MacDonald
The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1929) .... Uncle Pio
Desert Nights (1929) .... Lord 'Steve' Stonehill
... aka "Thirst" - USA (alternative title)
The Cossacks (1928) .... Ivan
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) .... William 'Steamboat Bill' Canfield Sr.
Across to Singapore (1928) .... Captain Mark Shore
Twelve Miles Out (1927) .... Red McCue
Captain Salvation (1927) .... Captain
The King of Kings (1927) .... Peter
The Lady of the Harem (1926) .... Hassan
Mantrap (1926) .... Joe Easter
The Rainmaker (1926) .... Mike
The Blind Goddess (1926) .... Ernest Torrence
The American Venus (1926) .... King Neptune
The Pony Express (1925) .... 'Ascension' Jones
Night Life of New York (1925) .... John Bentley
The Wanderer (1925) .... Tola
The Dressmaker from Paris (1925) .... Angus McGregor
Peter Pan (1924) .... Captain James Hook
North of 36 (1924) .... Jim Nabours
The Side Show of Life (1924) .... Andrew Lackaday
The Fighting Coward (1924) .... General Orlando Jackson
The Heritage of the Desert (1924) .... August Naab
West of the Water Tower (1923) .... Rev. Adrian Plummer
Ruggles of Red Gap (1923) .... Cousin Egbert Floud
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923/I) .... Clopin
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1923) .... 'Devil' Jud Tolliver
The Covered Wagon (1923) .... William Jackson
The Brass Bottle (1923) .... Fakresh-el-Aamash
The Kingdom Within (1922) .... Krieg
Broken Chains (1922) .... Boyan Boone
Singed Wings (1922) .... Emilio
The Prodigal Judge (1922) .... Solomon Mahaffy
Tol'able David (1921) .... Luke Hatburn
A Dangerous Affair (1919) (as Ernest Torrance) .... Abner
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~Los Angeles Times, 1933~
Ernest Torrence was one of the screen’s noted character actors. The giant Scot
was known to millions around the world for both his comedy and drama: as the
villainous mountaineer in "Tol’able David" (1921); the scout in "The Covered
Wagon" (1923); alongside Lon Chaney in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
(1923); as Captain Hook in "Peter Pan" (1924) opposite Betty Bronson; with
Clara Bow in "Mantrap" (1926); and in silent classics such as "The King of
Kings" (1927) and "Steamboat Bill, Jr." (1928) with Buster Keaton.

Before going to Hollywood, Torrence won recognition as a concert pianist, a
musical comedy favorite, a grand opera singer and a character actor on
Broadway.

Before leaving California a month before a Scotland vacation that ended in his
death, Torrence completed his work in the 1933 film "I Cover the Waterfront."

— Los Angeles Times May 16, 1933
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