Cullen Landis

Cullen Landis

Known for: Acting
Biography: 1896-07-09
Deathday: 1975-08-26 (79 years old)

Biography

Cullen Landis (July 9, 1896 – August 26, 1975) was an American motion picture actor and director whose career began in the early ears of the silent film era.


James Cullen Landis was the middle of three siblings (two sons and a daughter) raised by Lulan and Margaret (née Cullen) Landis in Nashville, Tennessee, where his father supported his family as a stock broker. As a boy, James was a train enthusiast and dreamed to be an railroad engineer. Though the ambition eventually faded, his interest in railroads did not, and some years later he helped design for himself a model train set powered by steam. He began working in the fledgling film industry at age 18 around the time his older sister, Margaret Landis, appeared in her first film.


In 1928 Cullen Landis starred in the first ‘all talking’ motion picture, Lights of New York. He once confided in a friend that talkies were perfect for musicals and that he was no "song and dance man". He left Hollywood for Detroit in 1930 to produce and direct industrial films for automobile companies. Landis began as a movie director, only turning to acting after his lead player broke a leg and it was discovered that the actor’s costumes fit him. He went on to become one of the more popular lead actors of the silent era, appearing in some one hundred films over 14 years. During World War II, he served as a captain with US Army Signal Corps producing training films in the South Pacific. By war’s end he was twice decorated and promoted to major. In the post war years he made documentaries for the US State Department that took him to the far corners of the world. James Cullen Landis died on August 28, 1975, aged 79, at a nursing home in Bloomfield, Michigan, three months after the death of his wife, Jane.


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Filmography

all 58

Movies 58

self 1

Director 1

Self (segment 'Lights of New York') (archive footage)
The Voice That Thrilled the World

The Voice That Thrilled the World (1943)

Movie
Director
Auto-Lite on Parade

Auto-Lite on Parade (1940)

Movie
Kenneth Avery
Convict's Code

Convict's Code (1930)

Movie
Jules Barbier
The Little Wild Girl

The Little Wild Girl (1928)

Movie
Eddie Morgan
Lights of New York

Lights of New York (1928)

Movie
John Dubray
The Devil's Skipper

The Devil's Skipper (1928)

Movie
Bud
On to Reno

On to Reno (1928)

Movie
Pertio
The Broken Mask

The Broken Mask (1928)

Movie
George Minafer
Two to One

Two to One (1927)

Movie
Georgie McCarver
We're All Gamblers

We're All Gamblers (1927)

Movie
Actor
Life in Hollywood No. 5

Life in Hollywood No. 5 (1927)

Movie
Denny O'Brien
The Fighting Failure

The Fighting Failure (1926)

Movie
Victor McQuade
Sweet Rosie O'Grady

Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1926)

Movie
Danny Grovan
Frenzied Flames

Frenzied Flames (1926)

Movie
Bob Hastings
Christine of the Big Tops

Christine of the Big Tops (1926)

Movie
Davy Crockett
With Davy Crockett at the Fall of the Alamo

With Davy Crockett at the Fall of the Alamo (1926)

Movie
'Sunrise' Smith
The Dixie Flyer

The Dixie Flyer (1926)

Movie
Herbert Brown
My Old Dutch

My Old Dutch (1926)

Movie
Gordon Kent
With Buffalo Bill on the U. P. Trail

With Buffalo Bill on the U. P. Trail (1926)

Movie
David Henderson
The Midnight Flyer

The Midnight Flyer (1925)

Movie
Jerry Chandler
Peacock Feathers

Peacock Feathers (1925)

Movie
John Grayson
Wasted Lives

Wasted Lives (1925)

Movie
Ronald Steel
A Broadway Butterfly

A Broadway Butterfly (1925)

Movie
George Minafer
Pampered Youth

Pampered Youth (1925)

Movie
Donald Dillingham
Cheap Kisses

Cheap Kisses (1924)

Movie
Jack Le Moyne
Born Rich

Born Rich (1924)

Movie
Ben Martin
One Law for the Woman

One Law for the Woman (1924)

Movie
Tom Rumford
The Fighting Coward

The Fighting Coward (1924)

Movie
Harold Trevis
The Man Life Passed By

The Man Life Passed By (1923)

Movie
Chaser
The Midnight Alarm

The Midnight Alarm (1923)

Movie
Paul Nadeau
Soul of the Beast

Soul of the Beast (1923)

Movie
Jack Dale
Pioneer Trails

Pioneer Trails (1923)

Movie
Cons Saunders
Crashin' Thru

Crashin' Thru (1923)

Movie
Alan Fair
The Famous Mrs. Fair

The Famous Mrs. Fair (1923)

Movie
Nathan Forge
The Fog

The Fog (1923)

Movie
Oliver Newell
Forsaking All Others

Forsaking All Others (1922)

Movie
Seth Smith
Remembrance

Remembrance (1922)

Movie
Peter Armitage
Gay and Devilish

Gay and Devilish (1922)

Movie
Elmer Slocum
Watch Your Step

Watch Your Step (1922)

Movie
Garry Beecher
Where's my Wandering Boy Tonight?

Where's my Wandering Boy Tonight? (1922)

Movie
Jimmy
Voices of the City

Voices of the City (1921)

Movie
Young Man in Restaurant
The Ace of Hearts

The Ace of Hearts (1921)

Movie
Jim at 22-32
The Old Nest

The Old Nest (1921)

Movie
Pete Garth
Snowblind

Snowblind (1921)

Movie
Rab
Bunty Pulls the Strings

Bunty Pulls the Strings (1921)

Movie
Stoddard
It's a Great Life

It's a Great Life (1920)

Movie
Bob DeWitt
Pinto

Pinto (1920)

Movie
Slicker Evans
Jinx

Jinx (1919)

Movie
Jerry Wilson
Almost a Husband

Almost a Husband (1919)

Movie
Lemuel Stallings
Upstairs

Upstairs (1919)

Movie
Billy Lanyon
The Outcasts of Poker Flat

The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1919)

Movie
Ned Caldwell
Where the West Begins

Where the West Begins (1919)

Movie
Jack
Cupid In Quarantine

Cupid In Quarantine (1918)

Movie
Jack
Her Rustic Romeo

Her Rustic Romeo (1918)

Movie
Jack
Over the Garden Wall

Over the Garden Wall (1918)

Movie
Jack Random
Somebody's Widow

Somebody's Widow (1918)

Movie
Tommy Hale
Who Is Number One?

Who Is Number One? (1917)

Movie
Thomas
Sunny Jane

Sunny Jane (1917)

Movie

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Information

Known For
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1896-07-09

Deathday
1975-08-26 (79 years old)

Birth Place
Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

Citizenships
United States of America

Also Known As
James Cullen Landis, J. Cullen Landis


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