The Mayor of 44th Street (1942) ... Ed Kirby
The Spoilers (1942) ... Bronco Kid Farrow
The Man Who Talked Too Much (1940) ... J.B. Roscoe

Only Angels Have Wings (1939) ... Bat MacPherson
Spy of Napoleon (1936) ... Gerard de Lanoy
Four Hours to Kill! (1935) ... Tony Mako
Midnight Alibi (1934) ... Lance McGowan / Robert Anders
A Modern Hero (1934) ... Pierre Radier, aka Paul Rader
Massacre (1934) ... Chief Joe Thunderhorse
Heroes for Sale (1933) ... Tom Holmes
Central Airport (1933) ... James 'Jim' Blaine
The Cabin in the Cotton (1932) ... Marvin Blake
Alias the Doctor (1932) ... Karl Brenner
The Last Flight (1931) ... Cary Lockwood
The Finger Points (1931) ... Breckenridge 'Breck' Lee
The Stolen Jools (Short) (1931) ... Richard Barthelmess
The Lash (1930) ... Francisco Delfino 'Pancho'
The Dawn Patrol (1930) ... Dick Courtney
Son of the Gods (1930) ... Sam Lee

The Show of Shows (1929) ... 'Meet My Sister' Presenter
Young Nowheres (1929) ... Albert 'Binky' Whalen
Drag (1929) ... David Carroll
Weary River (1929) ... Jerry Larrabee
Scarlet Seas (1928) ... Steven Dunkin
Out of the Ruins (1928) .... Lt. Pierre Dumont
Wheel of Chance (1928) .... Nilolai Turkeltaub/Jacob Taline
The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come (1928) .... Chad Buford
... aka Kentucky Courage
The Noose (1928) .... Nickie Elkins
The Drop Kick (1927) .... Jack Hamill
... aka Glitter (UK)
The Patent Leather Kid (1927) .... Patent Leather Kid
The White Black Sheep (1926) .... Robert Kincarin
The Amateur Gentleman (1926) .... Barnabas Barty
Ranson's Folly (1926) .... Lt. Ranson
Just Suppose (1926) .... Prince Rupert of Koronia
Camille (1926/II) .... Gaston
... aka The Fate of a Coquette (USA: subtitle)
The Beautiful City (1925) .... Tony Gillardi
Shore Leave (1925) .... Bilge Smith
Soul-Fire (1925) .... Eric Fane
New Toys (1925) .... Will Webb
Classmates (1924) .... Duncan Irving Jr
... aka Winning Through (UK)
The Enchanted Cottage (1924) .... Oliver Bashforth
Twenty-One (1923) .... Julian McCullough
The Fighting Blade (1923) .... Karl Van Kerstenbroock
The Bright Shawl (1923) .... Charles Abbott
Fury (1923) .... Boy Leyton
The Bond Boy (1922) .... Peter Newbolt (father)/John Newbolt
... aka The Bondboy (USA: poster title)
Sonny (1922) .... Sonny Crosby/Joe
The Seventh Day (1922) .... John Alden Jr.
Tol'able David (1921) .... David Kinemon
Experience (1921) .... Youth
Way Down East (1920) .... David Bartlett
The Love Flower (1920) .... Bruce Sanders
The Idol Dancer (1920) .... Dan McGuire

Scarlet Days (1919) .... Alvarez
I'll Get Him Yet (1919) .... Scoop McCready
Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl (1919) (as Mr. Richard Barthelmess) .... Cheng Huan
... aka Broken Blossoms (USA: short title)
... aka Scarlet Blossoms
... aka The Chink and the Child
Peppy Polly (1919) .... Dr. James Merritt
Three Men and a Girl (1919) .... Christopher Kent
The Girl Who Stayed at Home (1919) .... Ralph Grey
Boots (1919) .... Everett White
The Hope Chest (1918) .... Tom Ballantyne
Wild Primrose (1918) .... Jack Wilton
Hit-the-Trail Holliday (1918) .... Bobby Jason
Rich Man, Poor Man (1918) .... Bayard Varick
Sunshine Nan (1918) .... MacPherson Clark
The Seven Swans (1917) .... Prince Charming
For Valour (1917) .... Henry Nobbs
Nearly Married (1917) .... Dick Griffon
Bab's Burglar (1917) .... Tommy Gray
Bab's Diary (1917) .... Tommy Gray
Camille (1917/I) .... Bit Part
The Streets of Illusion (1917) .... Donald Morton
The Soul of a Magdalen (1917) .... Louis Broulette
... aka The Soul of Magdalen (USA: copyright title)
... aka The Soul of a Magdalene (USA)
The Valentine Girl (1917) .... Robert Wentworth
The Eternal Sin (1917) .... Gennaro
... aka Lucretia Borgia
... aka The Queen Mother
The Moral Code (1917) .... Gary Miller
Just a Song at Twilight (1916) .... George Turner
Snow White (1916/I) (uncredited) .... The Pie Man
War Brides (1916) (as Richard S. Barthelmess) .... Arno
Gloria's Romance (1916) (uncredited) .... Extra
~Richard Barthelmess~

Born: May 9, 1895 in New York City, New York, USA
Died: August 17, 1963 in Southampton, New York, USA
Richard Barthelmess endeavored to follow the family tradition established by his actress mother
Carolyn Harris, appearing in amateur theatricals while attending Trinity College in Hartford,
Connecticut. In 1916, the 21-year-old Barthelmess was invited to appear in films by a family friend,
actress Alla Nazimova. His first film was the silent serial Gloria's Romance (1916). He joined D.W.
Griffith's company in 1918 at the behest of Dorothy Gish, appearing opposite Dorothy's sister Lillian
in the 1919 Griffith classic Broken Blossoms. Though he played a Chinese holy man in this film,
Barthelmess was generally found in all-American roles; many historians consider his portrayal of a
backwoods teen-aged mail carrier in Tol'able David (1921) (produced by Barthelmess' own Inspiration
Film Co.) to be his finest effort. During the 1920s, Barthelmess was one of the biggest stars at First
National Studios, pulling down $375,000 per year for such vehicles as The Patent Leather Kid and
The Drop Kick (both 1927). He remained with First National when it was absorbed by Warner Bros. in
1928, continuing to star in such early talkies as The Dawn Patrol (1930) and Cabin in the Cotton
(1932). Despite possessing a high, reedy voice, Barthelmess made a successful transition to sound;
but after so many years on top, his popularity inevitably began to wane in the early 1930s. His last film
performances were in character roles, often unsympathetic in nature; he was particularly effective as
the disgraced pilot in Howard Hawks' Only Angels Have Wings (1939). After serving as a lieutenant
commander in World War II, Richard Barthelmess retired to a wealthy, comfortable existence, thanks
to wise real-estate investments in the Long Island area.

Biography by Hal Erickson,
~Lagrange, Kentucky, May 14,


Three former stars of silent screen
and widow of David Wark Griffith
dedicated memorial today to noted
director who died in 1948. Left to
right: Albert Rogell, President Screen
Directors, Inc., Mary Pickford, Mrs.
Griffith, the widow, Lillian Gish and
Richard Barthelmess.