Henry B. Walthall
A Tribute Page to the Silent Film Star

Home, Sweet Home
Biography:
Sweet Home Alabama
The D.W. Griffith Years
Escaping "Poverty Row"

Bibliography:
Contemporary Articles
Obits & Secondary Sources

Film Reviews:
The Silents 1909-1910
The Silents 1911-1915
The Silents 1916-1927
The Talkies 1929-1932
The Talkies 1933-1934
The Talkies 1935-1936

Other Stuff:
Walthall Hollywood Sites ***NEW***

Memorabilia
Links/Contact
Hollywood Tour!

New updates for Walthall's Star on Hollywood Blvd. and his final resting place at Hollywood Forever cemetery (photos taken 10-17-13). Also, see photos of his former residence in Beverly Hills.



 

Ben Cameron
Henry B. Walthall in his most notable role: as Ben Cameron, the
"Little Colonel," in D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation. From the photoplay.

 

Who worked with such legends as...





Death's Marathon
D. W. Griffith
Avenging Conscience
Blanche Sweet
Birth of a Nation
Lillian Gish
The Road to Mandalay
Lon Chaney
Ride Him, Cowboy
John Wayne
Chandu the Magician
Bela Lugosi
Men in White
Clark Gable
Judge Priest
Will Rogers
Dante's Inferno
Spencer Tracy
The Devil Doll
Lionel Barrymore
China Clipper
Humphrey Bogart
Tale of Two Cities
Himself (He's a legend, too, of course)

 

Disclaimer: This site is unofficial and run by a single fan (of no relation to the actor) who was disappointed to see so little of Henry B. Walthall in cyberspace. As far as I know, this tribute site is the only webpage devoted solely to the great silent star. If any Walthall relatives happen upon this site, I mean no disrespect in any of the comments (particularly the captions under the screen shots on the film review pages). Thanks for viewing this site--M. W. (The "W" does not stand for "Walthall")

 

CHECK OUT www.oldies.com
For Walthall films on DVD in these handsomely decorated cases and discs. Police Court has photos of Henry on the front, back and spine of the case and on the disc (just as I would've designed it)! Phantom in the House has a photo of Henry on the back and a cool photo of him on the disc! Murder in the Museum has a pic of Henry's murder weapon demonstration on the back (kinda gives away the ending, huh). Other Walthall films available on this site as well for great prices (and even better prices if you shop around).

 

 


Check out my new tribute page for German actor/writer/director Gustav von Wangenheim (Hutter, Nosferatu)
Nosferatu

 


Also check out my little sideline page (which is no longer "little," in fact, it is growing out-of-control); a salute to an unappreciated character on the Andy Griffith Show with a tribute to comedian Jack Burns.
It's something I like to call The Revenge of Warren Ferguson!

Deputy Warren

 

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This site was born on December 15, 2001. Last updated on January 8, 2014.


Last Update (January 8, 2014) Photos taken on October 17, 2013 of Walthall's Star on the Walk of Fame and crypt at Hollywood Forever cemetery.

Previous Updates
(May 31, 2011) Photos and a video tour from a recent visit to Hollywood Forever Cemetery and Beverly Hills added.
(September 6, 2010) New magazine added to the Contemporary Articles page (Motion Picture Classic, February, 1916).
(August 18, 2010) Updated Hollywood Forever Cemetery Photos added.
(December 10, 2009) Review and screenshot for The Boomerang (1919) added.
(December 9, 2009) Review and screenshot for Ramona (1910) added.
(October 5, 2009) Review for In Life's Cycle added to Silents 1909-1910 page. Slide for The Boomerang added to Silents 1916-1927 page, False Faces postcard moved to the Memorabilia page where an improved photo of the slide for Modern Husbands is added. New entry for the Secondary Sources page added (Walthall is remembered for his bravery by an explosives engineer), photo of Henry and his wife on the set of China Clipper added to the Escaping Poverty Row page.
(September 20, 2009) Review for The Sorrows of the Unfaithful added to the Silents 1909-1910 page. Link to ReelClassicDVD.com added to links page.
(September 16, 2009) Reviews for The Little Darling, Getting Even and A Child of the Ghetto added to the Silents 1909-1910 page.
(September 12, 2009) Review for The Broken Locket added. Reviews for shorts released in 1911-1913 moved to another page to make room for more 1909-1910 shorts.
(September 11, 2009) Raving review for City Park completed! Review for The Raven revised with cool playlists for those who'd like to watch the film to the music of Joy Division! Grapevine Video link added to the Links page.
(September 3, 2009) Review and screenshot for the 1909 short A Strange Meeting added.
(August 28-31, 2009) Release dates added to the film reviews with films placed in proper order. New reviews for Central Park and The Lemon Drop Kid added.
(August 4, 2009) Added the article "The Little Colonel Carries On" by Gladys Hall to the Contemporary Articles page and the screenshot and review for the 1934 film A Girl of the Limberlost.
(July 26, 2009) Cover photo for Camera! magazine added to the Memorabilia page, a Lillian Gish quote about her work with Walthall in The Scarlet Letter added to the review.
(July 22, 2009) Catching up on adding some stuff I've had for awhile. A magazine cover photo and a couple new entries added to the Contemporary Articles page, a photo and entry for another obit added to the Obits page, publicity papers added to the Memorabilia page.
(July 17, 2009) New page on my Hollywood trip with photos of Henry B. Walthall's crypt at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
(May 24, 2009) Link to new tribute page for Gustav von Wangenheim. Nosferatu, Warning Shadows, and Woman in the Moon image galleries completed, biography in the works.
(December-January 2009): Improved screenshots taken directly from DVDs on the film review pages. Oldies.com link added to Home and Links pages with scans of the cool new Walthall film cases out.
(April 11, 2006): Did a little spring cleaning through the site and eliminated the Vitaphone Script page and the Dark Side page--the former due to a lack of hits and the latter because it was really crummy.
(January 24, 2005): Brand new counters added to each page set at zero.
(May 28-30, 2004): Link on Sweet Home Alabama page with info on Henry's family (Thanks to Henry's grandniece Linda), reviews to every film featured on this site are finally complete, screen shot for River of Romance added, new photos on the Bibliography and Memorabilia pages, new memorabilia photos added to some of the Film Review pages, and a few random details changed.
(April 6, 2004): New links, cleaned up "reading" photos on biblio pages, new article & ad image on contemporary sources page.
(April 4, 2004): Added Vitaphone Script page, rearranged index, entry for the film River of Romance (1929) started (screen shot and review coming soon).
(December 16, 2003): Three new entries to the bibliography section.
(October 28, 2003): Biography completed with more convenient links. Bibliography pages completed.
(October 22 & 23, 2003): Biography expanded into three parts. Two parts completed, the third started.
(September 16, 2003): A screen shot for every Walthall flick I have is now available on the film review pages.

 

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