Biography

From Wikipedia

Richard Talmadge (Sylvester Alphonse Metz, Camburg, Germany,

December 3, 1892 – January 25, 1981) was a German-born American actor, stuntman

and film director.

Alberta Vaughn and Richard Talmadge share a cigar in The

Live Wire (1935)

When he arrived in Hollywood in 1910, he began his career as

a stuntman for Douglas Fairbanks, before becoming an actor himself. His films

include American Manners, Dancing Dynamite, Speed Madness, and the Pirate

Treasure series. He was the lead in The Cavalier (1928), film released by

Tiffany Pictures with only a music and sound effects soundtrack.

He never got rid of his German accent, so with the advent of

the talkies, he started working behind the cameras - as assistant director,

stunt coordinator and director. His later work included How the West Was Won,

The Greatest Story Ever Told and Casino Royale.

He was also the stepfather of legendary polo player Sue

Sally Hale.

From Wikipedia

Richard Talmadge (Sylvester Alphonse Metz, Camburg, Germany,

December 3, 1892 – January 25, 1981) was a German-born American actor, stuntman

and film director.

Alberta Vaughn and Richard Talmadge share a cigar in The

Live Wire (1935)

When he arrived in Hollywood in 1910, he began his career as

a stuntman for Douglas Fairbanks, before becoming an actor himself. His films

include American Manners, Dancing Dynamite, Speed Madness, and the Pirate

Treasure series. He was the lead in The Cavalier (1928), film released by

Tiffany Pictures with only a music and sound effects soundtrack.

He never got rid of his German accent, so with the advent of

the talkies, he started working behind the cameras - as assistant director,

stunt coordinator and director. His later work included How the West Was Won,

The Greatest Story Ever Told and Casino Royale.

He was also the stepfather of legendary polo player Sue

Sally Hale.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender -

Known Credits 21

Birthday 1892-12-03

Day of Death 1981-01-25

Place of Birth -

Official Site -

Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1948 Black Eagle as Mort
1943 Redhead from Manhattan as Fisherman
1942 Lucky Legs as Sam
1936 The Speed Reporter as Dick Lawrence
1935 Never Too Late as Det. Dick Manning
1935 The Live Wire as 2nd Mate Dick Nelson
1935 Now or Never as Dick Rainey / Norman Gray
1935 The Fighting Pilot as Hal Foster
1934 Pirate Treasure as Dick Moreland
1933 On Your Guard as The Frisco Kid
1932 Speed Madness as Bob Stuart
1932 Get That Girl as Dick Bartlett
1923 Let's Go as Barry Macklin

Directing

1956 I Killed Wild Bill HickokDirector
1953 Project Moon BaseDirector
1946 Detour to DangerDirector
1945 Jeep-HerdersDirector
1936 The Trail of the Lonesome PineAssistant Director

Crew

1936 The Trail of the Lonesome PineStunts
1934 The Vanishing ShadowStunts
1934 Pirate TreasureStunts
1932 The Devil HorseStunts

Production

1932 Get That GirlProducer
1923 Let's GoProducer

Writing

1950 Border OutlawsWriter
1945 Jeep-HerdersStory

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