Reginald Barker

Reginald Barker

Known for: Directing
Biography: 1886-04-02
Deathday: 1945-02-23 (58 years old)

Biography

Reginald C. Barker (April 2, 1886 – February 23, 1945) was a pioneer film director. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Barker's family moved to Scotland when he was an infant and then to the United States. Living in California, Barker wrote, produced, and acted in his first play known as Granna Uile at the age of sixteen following which he acted and handled stage manager duties with a traveling stock company. When he was eighteen he was the leading man and played in many stock companies. Then he worked with Robert Hilliard in the production of the play named A Fool There Was. At age nineteen, he went to New York City where he worked as a stage manager for Henry Miller. Barker made his Broadway acting debut in 1910 in the Shubert brothers production of "Mary Magdalene" written by Maurice Maeterlinck.Fascinated by the fledgling film business, Barker soon joined the Bison Motion Pictures division of the New York Motion Picture Company. At the company's studio/ranch in California, he worked under film producer and screenwriter Thomas H. Ince. Acting was not Barker's forte and he trained as an assistant director until 1912 when he directed his first film, a twenty-minute western titled "On the Warpath" starring Art Acord. Barker went on to direct more than eighty films, including the acclaimed 1915 American Civil War drama The Coward. That same year he directed The Italian but because Thomas H. Ince was notorious for credit-grabbing, Barker originally went uncredited on this film. "The Italian" has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. The following year, with the United States still not involved in World War I, Barker co-directed the famous anti-war feature, Civilization.

During his career, Reginald Barker directed early stars such as Geraldine Farrar, William S. Hart, Sessue Hayakawa, Gladys Brockwell, Hoot Gibson, Willard Mack, and Myrna Loy. In his first talkie, "The Toilers" (1928) he directed Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Barker made his last film in 1935. Titled "The Healer," it starred Ralph Bellamy, Karen Morley and Mickey Rooney.

Reginald Barker retired to Pasadena, California where he and his wife operated a gift shop until his death from a heart attack in 1945. He is interred in the Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California.

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Filmography

all 67

Movies 67

Director 63

Writer 2

Director
Forbidden Heaven

Forbidden Heaven (1935)

Movie
Director
The Healer

The Healer (1935)

Movie
Director
Women Must Dress

Women Must Dress (1935)

Movie
Director
The Moonstone

The Moonstone (1934)

Movie
Director
Hide-Out

Hide-Out (1930)

Movie
Director
Seven Keys to Baldpate

Seven Keys to Baldpate (1929)

Movie
Director
The Mississippi Gambler

The Mississippi Gambler (1929)

Movie
Director
The Great Divide

The Great Divide (1929)

Movie
Director
New Orleans

New Orleans (1929)

Movie
Director
The Toilers

The Toilers (1928)

Movie
Director
Body and Soul

Body and Soul (1927)

Movie
Director
The Frontiersman

The Frontiersman (1927)

Movie
Director
The Flaming Forest

The Flaming Forest (1926)

Movie
Writer
The Roaring Rider

The Roaring Rider (1926)

Movie
Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)

Movie
6
Director
When the Door Opened

When the Door Opened (1925)

Movie
Director
The White Desert

The White Desert (1925)

Movie
Director
The Great Divide

The Great Divide (1925)

Movie
Director
The Dixie Handicap

The Dixie Handicap (1924)

Movie
Writer
Biff Bang Buddy

Biff Bang Buddy (1924)

Movie
Director
Broken Barriers

Broken Barriers (1924)

Movie
Director
Women Who Give

Women Who Give (1924)

Movie
Director
Pleasure Mad

Pleasure Mad (1923)

Movie
Director
The Eternal Struggle

The Eternal Struggle (1923)

Movie
Director
The Storm

The Storm (1922)

Movie
Director
The Poverty of Riches

The Poverty of Riches (1921)

Movie
Director
The Old Nest

The Old Nest (1921)

Movie
Director
Snowblind

Snowblind (1921)

Movie
Director
Bunty Pulls the Strings

Bunty Pulls the Strings (1921)

Movie
Director
Godless Men

Godless Men (1920)

Movie
Director
The Branding Iron

The Branding Iron (1920)

Movie
Director
Dangerous Days

Dangerous Days (1920)

Movie
Director
Bonds of Love

Bonds of Love (1919)

Movie
Director
Flame of the Desert

Flame of the Desert (1919)

Movie
Director
The Crimson Gardenia

The Crimson Gardenia (1919)

Movie
Director
The Stronger Vow

The Stronger Vow (1919)

Movie
Director
The Rustlers

The Rustlers (1919)

Movie
Director
The Brand

The Brand (1919)

Movie
Director
The Hell Cat

The Hell Cat (1918)

Movie
Director
The Turn of the Wheel

The Turn of the Wheel (1918)

Movie
Director
Shackled

Shackled (1918)

Movie
Director
Carmen of the Klondike

Carmen of the Klondike (1918)

Movie
Director
Madam Who

Madam Who (1918)

Movie
Director
Golden Rule Kate

Golden Rule Kate (1917)

Movie
Director
A Strange Transgressor

A Strange Transgressor (1917)

Movie
Director
Paws of the Bear

Paws of the Bear (1917)

Movie
Director
Happiness

Happiness (1917)

Movie
Director
Sweetheart of the Doomed

Sweetheart of the Doomed (1917)

Movie
Director
Back of the Man

Back of the Man (1917)

Movie
Director
The Iced Bullet

The Iced Bullet (1917)

Movie
Director
The Thoroughbred

The Thoroughbred (1916)

Movie
Director
Shell 43

Shell 43 (1916)

Movie
Director
Civilization

Civilization (1916)

Movie
Director
The Market of Vain Desire

The Market of Vain Desire (1916)

Movie
Director
The Aryan

The Aryan (1916)

Movie
Director
The Despoiler

The Despoiler (1915)

Movie
Director
The Coward

The Coward (1915)

Movie
Director
The Iron Strain

The Iron Strain (1915)

Movie
Actor
The Vampire

The Vampire (1915)

Movie
Director
The Reward

The Reward (1915)

Movie
Director
On the Night Stage

On the Night Stage (1915)

Movie
Director
The Devil

The Devil (1915)

Movie
Director
Winning Back

Winning Back (1915)

Movie
Director
The Italian

The Italian (1915)

Movie
Director
The Bargain

The Bargain (1914)

Movie
Director
The Typhoon

The Typhoon (1914)

Movie
Director
The Wrath of the Gods

The Wrath of the Gods (1914)

Movie

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Information

Known For
Directing

Gender
Male

Birthday
1886-04-02

Deathday
1945-02-23 (58 years old)

Birth Place
Winnipeg, Canada

Relationships
Clara Williams (1920-01-01 - 1928-01-01)

Citizenships
United States of America

Also Known As
Reginald C. Barker


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