Joseph Henabery


Director

About

Birth Place
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Born
January 15, 1887
Died
February 18, 1976

Biography

A former actor--he played Abraham Lincoln in "The Birth of a Nation" (1915)--Henabery turned to directing in 1916, working with such stars as 'Fatty' Arbuckle and Rudolph Valentino. By 1930, he had relocated to Brooklyn, NY, where he helmed comedy and mystery shorts for Vitagraph. During WWII through to his 1957 retirement, Henabery directed US Army training films and documentaries....

Biography

A former actor--he played Abraham Lincoln in "The Birth of a Nation" (1915)--Henabery turned to directing in 1916, working with such stars as 'Fatty' Arbuckle and Rudolph Valentino. By 1930, he had relocated to Brooklyn, NY, where he helmed comedy and mystery shorts for Vitagraph. During WWII through to his 1957 retirement, Henabery directed US Army training films and documentaries.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Shades of Gray (1948)
Director
Leather Burners (1943)
Director
Speed Devils (1935)
Director
The Love Trader (1930)
Director
Light Fingers (1929)
Director
The Quitter (1929)
Director
Clear the Decks (1929)
Director
Red Hot Speed (1929)
Director
United States Smith (1928)
Director
The River Woman (1928)
Director
Sailors' Wives (1928)
Director
Hellship Bronson (1928)
Director
Lonesome Ladies (1927)
Director
Play Safe (1927)
Director
See You in Jail (1927)
Director
Shipwrecked (1926)
Director
The Broadway Boob (1926)
Director
Meet the Prince (1926)
Director
Cobra (1925)
Director
The Pinch Hitter (1925)
Director
The Stranger (1924)
Director
Tongues of Flame (1924)
Director
A Sainted Devil (1924)
Director
The Guilty One (1924)
Director
The Tiger's Claw (1923)
Director
Missing Millions (1923)
Director
A Gentleman of Leisure (1923)
Director
Sixty Cents an Hour (1923)
Director
Making a Man (1923)
Director
Stephen Steps Out (1923)
Director
North of the Rio Grande (1922)
Director?
The Man Unconquerable (1922)
Director
While Satan Sleeps (1922)
Director
Her Own Money (1922)
Director
The Traveling Salesman (1921)
Director
Brewster's Millions (1921)
Director
Her Winning Way (1921)
Director
Don't Call Me Little Girl (1921)
Director
Moonlight and Honeysuckle (1921)
Director
The Call of the North (1921)
Director
The Inferior Sex (1920)
Director
Love Madness (1920)
Director
The Fourteenth Man (1920)
Director
The Life of the Party (1920)
Director
His Majesty, the American (1919)
Director
Say, Young Fellow! (1918)
Director
Fire the Kaiser (1918)
Director
Her Official Fathers (1917)
Director
The Man from Painted Post (1917)
Director
Fancy Jim Sherwood (1917)
Director
Children of the Feud (1916)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Intolerance (1916)
Admiral Coligny

Writer (Feature Film)

The Knickerbocker Buckaroo (1919)
Story
His Majesty, the American (1919)
Scen
Say, Young Fellow! (1918)
Scen

Producer (Feature Film)

The Love Trader (1930)
Producer

Director (Short)

ARTIE SHAW AND HIS ORCHESTRA IN (1939)
Director
Larry Clinton & His Orchestra With Bea Wain (1939)
Director
Public Jitterbug No. 1 (1939)
Director
Vincent Lopez and His Orchestra (1939)
Director
Night Intruder (1938)
Director
Toyland Casino (1938)
Director
Alibi Mark (1937)
Director
Du Barry Did All Right (1937)
Director
Movie-Mania (1937)
Director
Jimmie Lunceford and His Dance Orchestra (1937)
Director
Maid for a Day (1936)
Director
Little Jack Little & Orchestra (1936)
Director
The Backyard Broadcast (1936)
Director
Wash Your Step (1936)
Director
Johnny Green & His Orchestra (1935)
Director
Red Nichols & His World Famous Pennies (1935)
Director
Main Street Follies (1935)
Director
Morton Downey in "Dublin in Brass" (1935)
Director
Trouble in Toyland (1935)
Director
Rooftops of Manhattan (1935)
Director
No Contest! (1934)
Director
Phil Spitalny and His Musical Queens (1934)
Director
Vaudeville Reel #1 (1934)
Director (Uncredited)
Pure Feud (1934)
Director
Phil Spitalny and Orchestra in "Big City Fantasy" (1934)
Director
Ben Pollack & His Orchestra with Miss Doris Robbins (1934)
Director
The Flame Song (1934)
Director
The Song of Fame (1934)
Director
Vaudeville Featuring Al Trahan (1934)
Director
Don Redman & His Orchestra with Red and Struggie (1934)
Director
Off the Record (1934)
Director
Eddie Duchin & Orchestra (1933)
Director
Claude Hopkins and Band in "Barber Shop Blues" (1933)
Director
The Mild West (1933)
Director
The Studio Murder Mystery (1932)
Director
That Goes Double (1932)
Director
The Skull Murder Mystery (1932)
Director
Murder In the Pullman (1932)
Director
The Symphony Murder Mystery (1932)
Director
The Trans-Atlantic Mystery (1932)
Director
The Cole Case (1931)
Director

Life Events

1913

Debut as film actor

1915

Played President Lincoln in "The Birth of a Nation"

1916

Directed first film

1930

Moved to East coast

Family

Robert Henabery
Son
Runs PR firm in New York. Adopted.

Bibliography