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Also Known As: Oscar Apfel, Oscar C. Apfel Died: March 21, 1938
Born: January 17, 1879 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, USA Profession: director, producer, screenwriter, actor

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Entering film as a director in 1911, Apfel enjoyed several successful collaborations with Cecil B. DeMille (notably on "The Squaw Man" 1914), before moving to Fox and then free-lancing for a number of years. His behind-the-camera career faded by the late 1920s, though, and subsequently he found steady work as a character actor in the sound era, most typically in distinguished, authoritative roles.

Entering film as a director in 1911, Apfel enjoyed several successful collaborations with Cecil B. DeMille (notably on "The Squaw Man" 1914), before moving to Fox and then free-lancing for a number of years. His behind-the-camera career faded by the late 1920s, though, and subsequently he found steady work as a character actor in the sound era, most typically in distinguished, authoritative roles.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Code of the Cow Country (1927) Director
2.
  Cheaters (1927) Director
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  When Seconds Count (1927) Director
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  Somebody's Mother (1926) Director
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  Race Wild (1926) Director
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  Midnight Limited (1926) Director
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  The Last Alarm (1926) Director
10.
  Borrowed Finery (1925) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Nancy Steele Is Missing! (1937) Judge
2.
 Crack-Up (1937) Alfred Kruxton
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 Rustler's Valley (1937) Clem Crawford
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 Shadows of the Orient (1937) Judge Avery
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 Fifty Roads to Town (1937) Smorgen
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 We Who Are About to Die (1937) Armitage
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 Conquest (1937) Count Potocha
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 The Toast of New York (1937) Wallack
9.
 Jim Hanvey, Detective (1937) Lambert
10.
 Trouble in Morocco (1937) Colonel DeRouget
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1911:
Film directing debut
1914:
Co-directed C.B. DeMille's directorial debut "The Squaw Man," which was also one of the earliest feature-length films made in the US
1916:
Joined Fox studios
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Directorial career declined in the 1920s; worked for many poverty-row companies
1927:
Directed last film
1928:
Focused career on acting; earliest films in which he only acted included "The Heart of Broadway"
1937:
Last acting roles in features included those in "History Is Made at Night" and "The Toast of New York"
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