Charles K. French

Charles K. French

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1860-01-17 · Deathday: 1952-08-02 (92 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Columbus, Ohio, USA

96 Movies

Also Known As: Chas. French · Charles French · Charlie French · Chas. K. French

Biography

Charles K. French (born Charles Ekrauss French (or Charles E. Krauss); January 17, 1860 – August 2, 1952) was an American film actor, screenwriter and director who appeared in more than 240 films between 1909 and 1945.French's film debut came in Davey Crockett (1906).French was born in Columbus, Ohio, and graduated from Columbus High School. He married Isabelle Gurton.

Movies & TV shows

1943.

1 Movie
Good Luck, Mr. Yates

Good Luck, Mr. Yates

1943
Problems on the home front are caused by a 4F military school teacher's lie about being accepted for active duty.

1942.

1 Movie
Wild Bill Hickok Rides

Wild Bill Hickok Rides

1942
A hero takes on a land baron who killed his best friend.

1940.

3 Movies
Wolf of New York

Wolf of New York

1940
A young man with a criminal past is being defended by a New York attorney.
Men with Steel Faces

Men with Steel Faces

1940
A feature version of the Phantom Empire was edited. A race of advanced humans was discovered by Gene Autry.
The Shadow

The Shadow

1940
The Black Tiger has the power to make himself invisible and is trying to take over the world with his death rays.

1939.

2 Movies
Dick Tracy's G-Men

Dick Tracy's G-Men

1939
A mad doctor uses a drug to bring himself back from the dead. Dick Tracy is going to capture Zanoff before he can put his gang back together.
Slightly Honorable

Slightly Honorable

1939
A lawyer is framed for the murder of a young party girl and tries to clear his name.

1937.

2 Movies
Marked Woman

Marked Woman

1937
A woman dares to stand up to one of the city's most powerful mobsters.
Where Trails Divide

Where Trails Divide

1937
Tom Allen is opening a law office. He became the Sheriff and went after Wilson and his gang, hoping his brother Billy wasn't one of them.

1936.

4 Movies
Last of the Warrens

Last of the Warrens

1936
Everyone thought Ted Warren was dead when he came back from WWI. Kent stole the Warren cattle, took over the Warren ranch, and is now after Ted's girl friend. Kent shoots Ted's father and leaves him f...
Dangerous Waters

Dangerous Waters

1936
While a ship captain is at sea dealing with a mutiny among his crew, his wife is at home having an affair with his best friend.
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

5
1936
A man is in charge of a small town. When a relative dies and leaves a fortune, Longfellow moves to the big city where he becomes an instant target for everyone. Babe Bennett comes along and they outwi...
Headin' for the Rio Grande

Headin' for the Rio Grande

1936
When he agrees to investigate local mobsters at the request of a lovely lady (Eleanor Stewart), he finds himself in a heap of trouble. He was framed by a saloon owner for killing a bad guy and was for...

1935.

11 Movies
The Live Wire

The Live Wire

1935
A sailor (Richard Talmadge) journeys to a remote island in search of a rare urn. The film also stars Alberta Vaughn, Charles K. French and Martin Turner.
Gun Play

Gun Play

1935
A cowboy came to the aid of a lady rancher who was threatened by Mexican bandits because they believed there was a treasure buried on her land.
Western Courage

Western Courage

1935
Hanley took his family to a dude ranch. Eric is waiting and he is after Hanley's money. Ken listens to Eric's plan and abducts Gloria to stop the elopement. The outlaw Lacrosse and his henchman caught...
Tracy Rides

Tracy Rides

1935
Sheriff Tom Tracy is summoned to the sheep camp where he finds Old Man Jenkins fatally wounded and, with his dying breath, accuses Ned Hampton, brother of the girl to whom Tom is engaged, of having s...
Trail of Terror

Trail of Terror

1935
Manning is a member of the gang of outlaws. A paroled Muggs returns to the gang. Manning is after the money that Muggs knows is hidden.
The Crimson Trail

The Crimson Trail

1935
A rancher is thought to be involved with cattle thieves.
The Phantom Empire

The Phantom Empire

1935
Mu's inhabitants were able to survive in caverns beneath the sea. The civilization is buried beneath Gene Autry's Radio Ranch. The Muranians have developed technology. They have a lot of radium. The p...
Diamond Jim

Diamond Jim

1935
The life of Jim Brady is the subject of a film.
Rustlers of Red Dog

Rustlers of Red Dog

1935
A movie serial in 12 chapters: After gold is discovered in the town of Nugget, the titular band of thieves and cutthroats inundates the frontier settlement. A group of three compatriots -- upstanding...
No Man's Range

No Man's Range

1935
Jim Hale and Fuzz are summoned by Ed Oliver to find a range war. Ed Brady kidnapped Oliver and replaced him with a stooge. Jim and Fuzz are going to help Helen Green.

1934.

5 Movies
Pals of the Prairie

Pals of the Prairie

1934
Two cowboys are involved with a pretty ranch owner, her crooked fiancé and a robbery.
The President Vanishes

The President Vanishes

1934
The President Vanishes was a 1934 American political drama film directed by William A. Walter Wanger produced Wellman. The film is an adaptation of a political novel.
The Man from Hell

The Man from Hell

1934
A cowboy recently released from prison is determined to go straight, but he winds up in a tough western town where he finds trouble everywhere.
The Red Rider

The Red Rider

1934
"Red" Davison(Buck Jones), the sheriff of Sun Dog, sacrifices his job and his good name to save his best friend, "Silent" Slade from the hangman's noose, following a framed-up court decision which sen...
The Brand of Hate

The Brand of Hate

1934
Bill and his brothers move in. Rod's father was killed with a gun. The Sheriff and Rod think they did it.

1933.

5 Movies
Design for Living

Design for Living

1933
An independent woman can't choose between her two loves.
Via Pony Express

Via Pony Express

1933
The Government has approved Betty Castelar's Spanish land grant and notification is sent via pony express. Porter is after her ranch and waylay's rider Buck Carson to get the letter. Left to die in th...
Saturday's Millions

Saturday's Millions

1933
Jim Fowler is Western University's football hero and is constantly besieged by reporters. Jim's father Ezra comes to visit him and becomes reacquainted with an old Western football chum, Mr. Chandler,...
Cross Fire

Cross Fire

1933
Tom and five older respected business men run the Sierra mine. When Tom leaves for Europe to fight in WW1, everything is OK. When he returns after the war he finds his former assistant not only in con...

1932.

2 Movies
The Honor of the Press

The Honor of the Press

1932
Cub reporter Daniel Greely gets a job on a big city newspaper. A string of robberies occur and the owner of the paper blames the police for not rounding up the crooks. Daniel discovers that a coded me...
Washington Merry-Go-Round

Washington Merry-Go-Round

1932
Button Gwinett Brown is a freshman congressman who wants to rid Washington of corruption. He ran afoul of the powerful Senator.

1931.

3 Movies
Everything’s Rosie

Everything’s Rosie

1931
A little girl walks into the life of a carnival huckster. She is raised by him as his own.
Caught

Caught

1931
In the old West, Jane is a tough and rowdy woman who owns a saloon and gambling joint and runs a cattle rustling operation as a sideline. One day she hires a pretty but naive young woman to work as a ...
Chickens Come Home

Chickens Come Home

5.5
1931
Ollie is running for mayor and an old flame is trying to blackmail him.

1930.

3 Movies
Wings of Adventure

Wings of Adventure

1930
Dave Kent, a commercial pilot, and his mechanic, Skeets Smith, are forced to make an emergency landing in Mexico because La Panthera, a notorious bandit, wants to overthrow the government and become p...
Fast Work

Fast Work

1930
Charley Chase is obsessed with a woman, however his attempt to meet her father is complicated by an asylum escapee.
Alias French Gertie

Alias French Gertie

1930
In order to gain access to wealthy homes, a safecracker poses as a French maid. She is in the middle of a search for valuables when she is interrupted by a safecracker. She gets the urge to reform and...

1929.

2 Movies
The Devil Bear

The Devil Bear

1929
An early Canadian horror/drama film.

1928.

5 Movies
The Flyin' Buckaroo

The Flyin' Buckaroo

1928
A story of love and action.
State Street Sadie

State Street Sadie

1928
A clerk is framed for the murder of a policeman during a bank robbery.
The Last Warning

The Last Warning

1928
Five years after one of the actors was murdered during a performance, a production of the same play was staged with the remaining members of the original cast.
A Lady of Chance

A Lady of Chance

1928
A woman is working at a hotel in Atlantic City.

1927.

2 Movies
Fast and Furious

Fast and Furious

1927
When Tom Brown, a wealthy young bachelor with a reckless penchant for speed, wrecks his car in an accident, he is assisted by Mr. Smithfield… When he meets Ethel, Mr. Smithfield's beautiful daughter, ...

1926.

4 Movies
A Woman of the Sea

A Woman of the Sea

1926
The daughters of a fisherman are Joan and Magdalen. Peter was going to run off to the big city. Joan and Peter are married. Joan and Peter remain together despite the trouble caused by Magdalen's retu...
War Paint

War Paint

1926
An Indian chief of the Arapahoe escapes the reservation where he has been living and takes along some of his warriors. The cavalry is sent out for them.
The Runaway Express

The Runaway Express

1926
Joe Foley, charged to deliver a trainload of cattle to his employer, is forced to commandeer the engine when his engineer refuses to continue until he has observed union rest rules.
Exit Smiling

Exit Smiling

1926
There is a silent comedy about the troubles of a traveling theatre company.

1925.

4 Movies
Let 'er Buck

Let 'er Buck

1925
A young cowboy falls in love with the daughter of a rich rancher, and they plan to marry. However, the cowboy winds up getting in a fight with the girl's cousin and is forced to shoot him. Believing t...
The Red Kimona

The Red Kimona

1925
A woman is abandoned by her lover and prostitution is the only way she has to survive.
Little Annie Rooney

Little Annie Rooney

1925
A feisty little girl, the daughter of a beat cop, faces the challenges of growing up in a tough city neighborhood.

1924.

2 Movies
The Sawdust Trail

The Sawdust Trail

1924
Clarence, an eastern college youth masquerading as a mild, inoffensive dandy, joins a Wild West show where he clashes with the leading lady, "Calamity" Jane, a man-hater.
The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln

The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln

1924
A biographical film about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War. There is only an incomplete copy left.

1923.

6 Movies
A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate

A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate

1
1923
She left for Paris because she thought she had been cheated on. She is back with her husband after spending a year in the city as a mistress. She has the choice of a glamorous life in Paris or the tru...
Blinky

Blinky

1923
Blinky, the bespectacled son of Col. "Raw Meat" Islip, is scorned by his fellow cavalrymen stationed on the Mexican border because his previous military experience was as a Boy Scout.
Abysmal Brute

Abysmal Brute

1923
A prizefighter father raises a young man in the mountains. He is out of his league when it comes to women because of his strength and athletic skill. He is given the name "The Abysmal Brute" after bec...
The Ramblin' Kid

The Ramblin' Kid

1923
The Ramblin' Kid, a cowboy, falls in love with Carolyn June, a beautiful easterner, and wins her after he triumphs in a rodeo in spite of having been doped by his enemy, Sabota the Greek, a crafty rac...
The Abysmal Brute

The Abysmal Brute

1923
A shy young boxer dubbed "the abysmal brute" falls in love with a socialit3 but she rejects him when she learns of his profession. Jack London wrote a short novel.
The Extra Girl

The Extra Girl

1923
Sue Graham is a small town girl who aspires to be a movie star. When a picture of a very pretty girl is sent to a studio instead of her picture, she wins a contract. When she arrives in Hollywood, the...

1922.

3 Movies
The Bear Cat

The Bear Cat

1922
The Bearcat, alias The Singin' Kid, crosses the Rio Grande into Three Pines, singing bloodthirsty verses, but in spite of these, he makes friends with Sheriff Bill Garfield and likewise with Alys May,...
West of Chicago

West of Chicago

1922
West of Chicago is a 1922 American silent western film directed by Scott R. Dunlap and starring Buck Jones, Renée Adorée and Philo McCullough.
Moran of the Lady Letty

Moran of the Lady Letty

1922
A wealthy young man is kidnapped and put into service on a ship commanded by a none-too-scrupulous smuggler. The Letty's crew is brought aboard when the ship encounters Lady Letty. When trouble erupts...

1920.

3 Movies
The Texan

The Texan

1920
A thrilling tale of the great south-west.

1919.

1 Movie
Jubilo

Jubilo

1919
Jubilo is useful doing odd jobs in a small farming community while he looks for his wife who deserted him while he was in the war. He discovered that young Rose is his own daughter and not the daughte...

1918.

1 Movie
The Tiger Man

The Tiger Man

1918
Outlaw Hawk Parsons, notoriously successful in his pursuits, has been caught by the local sherif of a New Mexico town in the 1850s. The overly prideful sherif and his lawmen are outsmarted and Parsons...

1917.

5 Movies
An Even Break

An Even Break

1917
They spent their childhoods together in the country. After reaching adulthood,Claire goes to New York and becomes a success on stage. A man who has always dreamed of becoming an inventor goes to New Y...
Love or Justice

Love or Justice

1917
Promising young lawyer Jack Dunn,, becomes a victim of drugs and loses his standing in the legal world. He passes his idle hours in the slums where he meets Nan Bishop, an underworld figure. Nan's inf...
The Clodhopper

The Clodhopper

1917
Nelson is a naive young farmboy. He runs away from the farm to the big city. There is a showman who decides that Everett is perfect for the part of a bumpkin in his new play. He becomes a big star aft...
Wee Lady Betty

Wee Lady Betty

1917
Lady Betty rules the O'Reilly castle with a stern hand and a big heart until she learns that Roger, the O'Reilly heir, is coming to take possession of his estate. Betty was unable to provide for her f...
The Hater of Men

The Hater of Men

1917
Convinced that her impending marriage to fellow reporter Billy Williams will result in a loss of her freedom, Janice breaks her engagement and moves into a period of bohemian living.

1916.

6 Movies
The Vagabond Prince

The Vagabond Prince

1916
Prince Tonio of Bothalia, a mythical kingdom in the Balkan Mountains, escapes an arranged marriage to Princess Athalia, the elderly daughter of a neighboring king. He became a sailor and met a young s...
The Patriot

The Patriot

1916
Family relationships of a New Mexico family are just one part of a silent cowboy western about a war veteran who finds a goldmine. He wants to make enough money to take care of his son, but crooked of...
Civilization

Civilization

1916
Count Ferdinand, a submarine commander and secret pacifist refuses to torpedo a defenseless passenger ship during wartime. His submarine is sunk in the following fracas. In the spirit world, Christ co...
The Aryan

The Aryan

1916
The citizens of Yellow Ridge fleeced Steve Denton, who was rich from years of prospecting. He kidnapped the woman most responsible and made her his slave in a desert hideaway.

1915.

4 Movies
On the Night Stage

On the Night Stage

1915
A stagecoach robber is in love with a saloon girl. She gets married to a pastor who converts her. The bandit decided to turn over a new leaf because he was so impressed by this. However, a shady gambl...
The Despoiler

The Despoiler

1915
Movie mogul Thomas H. Ince may well have been the director of The Despoiler as indicated by the credits; but since Ince was known far and wide as a glory-hogger, it's also possible that one of his tal...
The Coward

The Coward

1915
Set during the American Civil War, Keenan stars as a Virginia colonel and Charles Ray as his weak-willed son. The son is forced, at gunpoint, by his father to enlist in the Confederate army. He is ter...
The Disciple

The Disciple

1915
Jim Houston came to Barren Gulch to reform the morals of the frontier community.

1914.

2 Movies
The Typhoon

The Typhoon

1914
A Japanese diplomat on a mission to Paris begins a love affair with a chorus girl who later rejects her American fiancée. When the Japanese discover the affair, they try to force Tokoramo to end it. D...
The Bargain

The Bargain

1914
After the bandit Jim Stokes robs the stage he is wounded fleeing. Recuperating at a ranch, he falls in love with and marries the daughter. Now wishing to go straight he tries to return the money but i...

1913.

1 Movie
The Invaders

The Invaders

1913
Not being successful in his suit for the hand of Helen Sawyer, and to show the father of the young lady that he is made of the same material as he is, John Thorpe, a wealthy New Yorker, leaves for the...

1912.

1 Movie
The Heart of an Indian

The Heart of an Indian

1912
When Indians attack a white settlement, a brave kidnaps a white baby to give to his wife as a replacement for their dead baby. The white mother goes to the Indian camp to look for her child and is cap...

1909.

1 Movie
The Cord of Life

The Cord of Life

1909
Antonine demands money from his cousin Galora, a husband and father. His demands are met with a positive rebuff and he is ejected by Galora. He is going to wait until Galora goes out of business to ge...

Unknown Year.

1 Movie
Make Mine Memories

Make Mine Memories

In this RKO short film, Ward Wilson gives a funny commentary on two re-edited silent films.
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