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Phillips Smalley (1875–1939)

Phillips Smalley was born on August 7, 1875 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Phillips Wendell Smalley. He was a director and actor, known for The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1917), The Merchant of Venice (1914) and Captain Courtesy (1915). He was married to Phyllis Lorraine Ephlin and Lois Weber. He died on May 2, 1939 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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Captain Courtesy Director


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 1919 Forbidden
 1917 The Boyhood He Forgot (Short)
 1917 Alone in the World (Short)
 1916 The Gilded Life (Short)
 1916 The Rock of Riches (Short)
 1916 The Children Shall Pay (Short)
 1916 Idle Wives (Short)
 1916 Where Are My Children? (uncredited)
 1916 The Dance of Love (Short)
 1916/I The Flirt (Short)
 1915 Jewel
 1915 A Cigarette - That's All (Short)
 1915 Scandal
 1915 Betty in Search of a Thrill (co-director)
 1915 Sunshine Molly (Short)
 1914 The Fat Girl's Romance (Short)
 1914 Vivian's Beauty Test (Short)
 1914 False Colors (Short)
 1914 Such a Mistake (Short)
 1914 The Glass Pistol (Short)
 1914 Vivian's Cookies (Short)
 1914/I Whose Baby? (Short)
 1914 Charlie Woos Vivian (Short)
 1914 The Barber Shop Feud (Short)
 1914 Sammy's Vacation (Short)
 1914 Naughty Nellie (Short)
 1914 Oh! You Mummy (Short)
 1914 The Life Savers (Short)
 1914 They Didn't Know (Short)
 1914 The Persistent Lovers (Short)
 1914 Vivian's Transformation (Short)
 1914 Oh! You Gypsy Girl (Short)
 1914 Some Collectors (Short)
 1914 Liferitis (Short)
 1914 Belmont Butts In (Short)
 1914 Charlie's Smoker (Short)
 1914 East Lynne in Bugville (Short)
 1914 A Joke on the Joker (Short)
 1914 Helping Mother (Short)
 1914 Was He a Hero? (Short)
 1914 The Traitor (Short)
 1914 Daisies (Short)
 1914 Curing a Lazy Wife (Short)
 1914 Barreled (Short)
 1914 Bashful Ben (Short)
 1914 Vivian's Best Fellow (Short)
 1914 Some Crooks (Short)
 1914 Willie's Disguise (Short)
 1914 Some Cop (Short)
 1914 Behind the Veil (Short)
 1914 Charlie's Toothache (Short)
 1914 Their Parents' Kids (Short)
 1914 Getting Vivian Married (Short)
 1914 Vivian's Four Beaus (Short)
 1914 What Pearl's Pearls Did (Short)
 1914 Nearly a Stepmother (Short)
 1914 Her New Hat (Short)
 1914 The Girl in Pants (Short)
 1914 Lost by a Hair (Short)
 1914 In Wrong (Short)
 1914 Foolish Lovers (Short)
 1914 His Lucky Day (Short)
 1914 Closed Gates (Short)
 1914 A Midnight Supper (Short)
 1914/I Easy Money (Short)
 1914 Some Hero (Short)
 1914 The Stone in the Road (Short)
 1914 A Change of Complexion (Short)
 1914 Dead Broke (Short)
 1914 Their New Lodger (Short)
 1914 The Dancing Craze (Short)
 1914 The Mashers (Short)
 1914 Charlie's Waterloo (Short)
 1914 Charlie's New Suit (Short)
 1914 Their Picnic (Short)
 1914 A Pair of Birds (Short)
 1914 A Telephone Engagement (Short)
 1914 Out on Business (Short)
 1914 Charlie and a Dog (Short)
 1914 An Episode (Short)
 1914 For the Love of Baldy (Short)
 1914 Spotted (Short)
 1914 Almost a Bridegroom (Short)
 1914 Charlie's Rival (Short)
 1914 Si Puts One Over (Short)
 1914 How to Keep a Husband (Short)
 1914 An Up-to-Date Cook (Short)
 1914 Three Men and a Girl (Short)
 1914 Lost, Strayed or Stolen (Short)
 1914 An Undesirable Suitor (Short)
 1914/I Get Out and Get Under (Short)
 1914 The Lady Doctor (Short)
 1914 Going Some (Short)
 1914 One Happy Tramp (Short)
 1914 The Spider and Her Web (Short)
 1914 Snookums' Last Racket (Short)
 1914 Without Pants (Short)
 1914 The Fat and Thin of It (Short)
 1914 Dazzle's Black Eye (Short)
 1914 Kelly's Ghost (Short)
 1914 Her Cousin Bill (Short)
 1914 Baldy Belmont Breaks Out (Short)
 1914 Bimberg's Love Affair (Short)
 1914 Lizzie and the Iceman (Short)
 1914 A Strange Bird (Short)
 1914 Some Pull (Short)
 1914 How Mosha Came Back (Short)
 1914 Arabella's Romance (Short)
 1914 That Infernal Machine (Short)
 1914 McSweeney's Masterpiece (Short)
 1914 Harold's Burglar (Short)
 1914 Some Doings (Short)
 1914 An Old Locket (Short)
 1914 A Sure Cure (Short)
 1914 Getting Reuben Back (Short)
 1914 For a Woman (Short)
 1914 The Coward Hater (Short)
 1914 A Grateful Outcast (Short)
 1914 His Vacation (Short)
 1914 Oh! You Puppy (Short)
 1914 The Leper's Coat (Short)
 1914 The Shadow of a Crime (Short)
 1914 Jones' Burglar Trap (Short)
 1914 Midnight Soaring (Short)
 1914 A Father's Devotion (Short)
 1914 Baldy Belmont Bumps (Short)
 1914 It May Come to This (Short)
 1914/I The Ring (Short)
 1914 Fighting Is No Business (Short)
 1914 Shadowed (Short)
 1914 A Fool and His Money (Short)
 1914 The Lifted Veil (Short)
 1914 The Female of the Species (Short)
 1913 Hubby's Night Out (Short)
 1913 The Kitchen Mechanic (Short)
 1913 The Lure of the Stage (Short)
 1913 My Brudder Sylvester (Short)
 1913 The Baby Question (Short)
 1913 The Heart of an Artist (Short)
 1913 The Jew's Christmas (Short)
 1913 The Soubrette (Short)
 1913 The Trained Nurse (Short)
 1913 First Love (Short)
 1913 The Mask (Short)
 1913 Baldy Is a Wise Old Bird (Short)
 1913 Pearl's Hero (Short)
 1913 A Woman's Revenge (Short)
 1913 James Lee's Wife (Short)
 1913 That Awful Maid (Short)
 1913 The Convict's Daughter (Short)
 1913 Hubby's New Coat (Short)
 1913 The Cabaret Singer (Short)
 1913 Her Secretaries (Short)
 1913 Percy's New Mamma (Short)
 1913 Out of the Grave (Short)
 1913 The Blood Brotherhood (Short)
 1913 Oh! You Pearl (Short)
 1913 The Haunted Bride (Short)
 1913 When Duty Calls (Short)
 1913 Girls Will Be Boys (Short)
 1913 A Hidden Love (Short)
 1913 The Game That Failed (Short)
 1913 The Rich Uncle (Short)
 1913 Robert's Lesson (Short)
 1913 The Thumb Print (Short)
 1913 The Turkish Rug (Short)
 1913 Willie's Great Scheme (Short)
 1913 Hearts Entangled (Short)
 1913/I Memories (Short)
 1913 Getting the Grip (Short)
 1913 Pearl's Mistake (Short)
 1913 The Woman and the Law (Short)
 1913 Shadows of Life (Short)
 1913 The Dress Reform (Short)
 1913 The Norwood Case (Short)
 1913 His Last Gamble (Short)
 1913 Genesis 4:9 (Short)
 1913 Oh! What a Swim (Short)
 1913 Pearl and the Poet (Short)
 1913 Misplaced Love (Short)
 1913 Never Again (Short)
 1913 A Bachelor's Finish (Short)
 1913 A News Item (Short)
 1913 The Hand of Providence (Short)
 1913 Pleasing Her Husband (Short)
 1913 Some Luck (Short)
 1913 Lost in the Night (Short)
 1913 Much Ado About Nothing (Short)
 1913/II The Call (Short)
 1913 The Red Heart (Short)
 1913 His Aunt Emma (Short)
 1913 That Crying Baby (Short)
 1913 Caught in the Act (Short)
 1913 Hypnotized (Short)
 1913 The Greater Influence (Short)
 1913 One Wife Too Much (Short)
 1913 Pearl and the Tramp (Short)
 1913 How Women Love (Short)
 1913 Oh! You Scotch Lassie (Short)
 1913 Starving for Love (Short)
 1913 A Child's Influence (Short)
 1913 Her Little Darling (Short)
 1913 What Papa Got (Short)
 1913 The Paper Doll (Short)
 1913 Belmont Stung (Short)
 1913 College Chums (Short)
 1913 The Broken Spell (Short)
 1913 The Hall-Room Girls (Short)
 1913 In Death's Shadow (Short)
 1913 Pearl's Dilemma (Short)
 1913 Through Strife (Short)
 1913 True Chivalry (Short)
 1913 Muchly Engaged (Short)
 1913 Suspense (Short)
 1913 The Girl Reporter (Short)
 1913 An Hour of Terror (Short)
 1913 Mrs. Sharp and Miss Flat (Short)
 1913 Who Is in the Box? (Short)
 1913 Out of the Past (Short)
 1913 The Smuggled Laces (Short)
 1913 Will Power (Short)
 1913 A Call from Home (Short)
 1913 An Expensive Drink (Short)
 1913 Her Joke on Belmont (Short)
 1913 The Pretender (Short)
 1913 False Love and True (Short)
 1913/II Black and White (Short)
 1913 The New Typist (Short)
 1913 Mary's Romance (Short)
 1913 Clancy, the Model (Short)
 1913 Hooked (Short)
 1913 Where Charity Begins (Short)
 1913 A Supper for Three (Short)
 1913 Toodleums (Short)
 1913 Homlock Shermes (Short)
 1913 Our Willie (Short)
 1913 The Cap of Destiny (Short)
 1913 His Awful Daughter (Short)
 1913 The Poverty of Riches (Short)
 1913 Oh! Whiskers! (Short)
 1913 Pearl as a Detective (Short)
 1913 The Rosary (Short)
 1913/I When Love Is Young (Short)
 1913 A Joke on the Sheriff (Short)
 1913 Forgetful Flossie (Short)
 1913 His Romantic Wife (Short)
 1913 Two Lunatics (Short)
 1913 Our Parents-In-Law (Short)
 1913 The Veiled Lady (Short)
 1913 Until Death (Short)
 1913 Almost a Winner (Short)
 1913 Bobby's Baby (Short)
 1913 Pearl as a Clairvoyant (Short)
 1913 It's a Bear (Short)
 1913 The Drummer's Note Book (Short)
 1913 His Twin Brother (Short)
 1913 Lovers Three (Short)
 1913 Calicowani (Short)
 1913 Who Is the Goat? (Short)
 1913 Knights and Ladies (Short)
 1913 Ma and the Boys (Short)
 1913 A Night in Town (Short)
 1913 An Innocent Bridegroom (Short)
 1913 Schultz's Lottery Ticket (Short)
 1913 That Other Girl (Short)
 1913 An Awful Scare (Short)
 1913 Strictly Business (Short)
 1913 Accident Insurance (Short)
 1913 Her Lady Friend (Short)
 1913 Box and Cox (Short)
 1913 With Her Rival's Help (Short)
 1913 Pearl's Admirers (Short)
 1913 The False Alarm (Short)
 1913 A Dip Into Society (Short)
 1913 The Fake Gas-Man (Short)
 1913 A Night at the Club (Short)
 1913 Heroic Harold (Short)
 1913 Her Kid Sister (Short)
 1913 Jones Resurrected (Short)
 1912 Her Visitor (Short)
 1912 His Wife's Stratagem (Short)
 1912 Mixed Bottles (Short)
 1912 Oh! That Lemonade (Short)
 1912 The Mind Cure (Short)
 1912 A Tangled Marriage (Short)
 1912 The Valet and the Maid (Short)
 1912 Her Old Love (Short)
 1912 The Chorus Girl (Short)
 1912 A Pair of Fools (Short)
 1912 The Blonde Lady (Short)
 1912 Bella's Beaus (Short)
 1912 The Only Woman in Town (Short)
 1912 Her Dressmaker's Bills (Short)
 1912 McGuirk, the Sleuth (Short)
 1912 The Greater Christian (Short)
 1912 Fate's Warning (Short)
 1912 Modern Slaves (Short)
 1912 Eyes That See Not (Short)
 1912 The Final Pardon (Short)
 1912 The Bargain (Short)
 1912 Fine Feathers (Short)
 1912 Angels Unaware (Short)
 1912 A Parting of the Ways (Short)
 1911 The Martyr (Short)
 1911 The Price (Short)
 1911 A Breach of Faith (Short)
 1911 The Derelict (Short)
 1911/II Fate (Short)
 1911/I The Twins (Short)
 1911 From Death to Life (Short)
 1911 The Realization (Short)
 1911/I The Heiress (Short)
 1911 A Heroine of '76 (Short)
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Phillip Smalley


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Tall, strong-jawed silent screen actor/director, often associated with the early films of his then-wife, the director Lois Weber at Universal. Smalley was the son of wealthy parents and graduated from Oxford University. After brief stage experience, he started in films in 1911 as a leading man with Gaumont in New Jersey. Immensely prolific, he was at the peak of his career in the mid-1910's. He ... See more »

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