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Tod Browning

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Tod Browning was an American film actor, film director, screenwriter and vaudeville performer. Browning's career spanned the silent film and sound film eras. Best known as the director of Dracula (1931), Freaks (1932), and silent film collaborations with Lon Chaney and Priscilla Dean, Browning directed many movies in a wide range of genres.
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  • Personal 

  • Circus, sideshow and vaudeville 

  • Film actor: 1909-1913 

  • Early film directing and screenwriting: 1914–1916 

  • Plot and theme in Browning's films 

  • Director: early silent feature films, 1917–1919 

  • Universal Studios: 1919–1923 

  • The Priscilla Dean films 

  • The Browning-Chaney collaborations at M-G-M: 1925–1929 

  • ''The Unholy Three'' (1925) 

  • ''The Mystic'' (1925) 

  • ''The Blackbird'' (1926) 

  • ''The Road to Mandalay'' (1926) 

  • ''London After Midnight'' (1927) 

  • ''The Show'' (1927) 

  • ''The Unknown'' (1927): A silent era chef d'oeuvre 

  • ''The Big City'' (1928) 

  • ''West of Zanzibar'' (1928) 

  • ''Where East Is East'' (1929) 

  • Sound films: 1929–1939 

  • ''The Thirteenth Chair ''(1929) 

  • ''Outside the Law'' (1930) 

  • ''Dracula'' (1931): The first talkie horror picture 

  • ''Iron Man'' (1931) 

  • Magnum opus: ''Freaks'' (1932) 

  • ''Fast Workers'' (1933) 

  • ''Mark of the Vampire'' (1935) 

  • ''The Devil-Doll'' (1936) 

  • ''Miracles for Sale'' (1939) 

  • Final years and death 

  • Posthumous critical appraisal 

  • Director 

  • Actor 

  • General sources