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Trimble, Laurence Biography




biography of Trimble, Laurence

Larry
15 February 1885, Robbinston, Maine, USA
8 February 1954, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA


-   'Marian Constance Blackton' (qv) (1941 - 8 February 1954) (his death)

-   'Jane Murfin' (qv) (? - 192?) (divorced); daughter Jan


-   With his wife 'Jane Murfin' (qv), he brought 'Strongheart the Dog' (qv) to the United States, and tirelessly trained the former police dog to overcome his more dangerous tendencies. Ultimately, Strongheart became a champion dog, and later the first dog star in motion pictures.

-   In 1908 he sold a story about a dog to a New York magazine. The magazine hired him as a writer, and one day sent him to Vitagraph Studios to do a story about making movies. He took his dog, Jean, along with him and arrived at the studio at just the time when a unit was filming a scene with 'Florence Turner' (qv) and needed a dog. They hired both Trimble and Jean, and after the scene was shot both were asked to stay on. Trimble soon became a director and shot a series of very popular films starring his dog, 'Jean (III)' (qv). He later developed into one of Vitagraph's most important directors.


-   "New York Times" (USA), 10 February 1954, pg. 29:1, "Lawrence Trimble Dies; Silent Film Director and Dog Trainer Succumbs on Coast"

-   "Variety" (USA), 10 February 1954, "Lawrence Trimble"

-   "Classic" (USA), July 1923, pg. 20, 82, 84, by: Laurence Trimble, "Strongheart"

-   "Motion Picture World" (USA), 10 January 1920, pg. 294, "Larry Trimble to Direct Zeena Keefe for Selznick"

-   "Motion Picture World" (USA), 13 April 1918, pg. 232, "Power and Trimble Prepare for Work"

-   "Motion Picture World" (USA), 6 April 1918, pg. 82, "Larry Trimble Visits Spokane"

-   "Motion Picture World" (USA), 24 November 1917, pg. 1157, "Larry Trimble Petrova Director"

-   "Motion Picture World" (usa), 28 July 1917, pg. 627, "Larry Trimble a Goldwyn Director"

-   "Motion Picture World" (USA), 19 August 1916, pg. 1223, by: Lynde Denig, "Lawrence Trimble Brings Turner Films"

-   "Motion Picture World" (USA), 18 July 1914, pg. 441, "American Players in England"

-   "Motion Picture World" (USA), 6 December 1913, pg. 1157, "Concerning Florence Turner"

-   "Motion Picture World" (USA), 29 March 1913, pg. 1319, "Several Vitagraph Artists Close"

-   "Motion Picture World" (USA), 20 July 1912, pg. 252, "John Bunny in Merrie England"

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Movies Directed

  1. My Old Dutch (1926)
  2. White Fang (1925) (as Lawrence Trimble)
  3. Sundown (1924)
  4. The Love Master (1924)
  5. Daring Danger (1924) (as Larry Trimble)
  6. Brawn of the North (1922)
  7. The Silent Call (1921) (as Lawrence Trimble)
  8. The Woman God Sent (1920) (as Larry Trimble)
  9. Darling Mine (1920)
  10. Everybody's Sweetheart (1920)
  11. Spotlight Sadie (1919)
  12. Fool's Gold (1919)
  13. The Light Within (1918)
  14. Vengeance - and the Woman (1917) (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
  15. The Spreading Dawn (1917) (as Lawrence Trimble)
  16. The Auction Block (1917) (as Larry Trimble)
  17. Mine of Missing Men (1917)
  18. Sally in Our Alley (1916/II)
  19. A Place in the Sun (1916)
  20. Grim Justice (1916)
  21. The Great Adventure (1915)
  22. My Old Dutch (1915)
  23. Alone in London (1915) (as Larry Trimble)
  24. Far from the Madding Crowd (1915)
  25. As Ye Repent (1915)
  26. Castle (1915) (as Larry Trimble)
  27. Lost and Won (1915)
  28. Polly's Progress (1914)
  29. The Murdock Trial (1914) (as Larry Trimble)
  30. The Shepherd Lassie of Argyle (1914)
  31. Shopgirls: or, The Great Question (1914)
  32. Snobs (1914)
  33. Through the Valley of Shadows (1914)
  34. The Awakening of Nora (1914)
  35. One Thing After Another (1914)
  36. Film Favourites (1914)
  37. Flotilla the Flirt (1914)
  38. For Her People (1914/I)
  39. Creatures of Habit (1914)
  40. Daisy Doodad's Dial (1914) (as Larry Trimble)
  41. Under the Make-Up (1913)
  42. Up and Down the Ladder (1913)
  43. When Bobby Forgot (1913) (as Larry Trimble)
  44. The Lucky Stone (1913)
  45. The Pickwick Papers (1913) (as Larry Trimble)
  46. Pumps (1913)
  47. Rose of Surrey (1913)
  48. Sisters All (1913) (as Larry Trimble)
  49. The Wings of a Moth (1913)
  50. The Younger Sister (1913/II)
  51. There's Music in the Hair (1913)
  52. The Adventure of the Shooting Party (1913) (as Larry Trimble)
  53. The Deerslayer (1913)
  54. The Harper Mystery (1913)
  55. The House in Suburbia (1913)
  56. Everybody's Doing It (1913/II) (as Larry Trimble)
  57. A Window on Washington Park (1913)
  58. Bunny Blarneyed; or, The Blarney Stone (1913)
  59. Checkmated (1913)
  60. Counsellor Bobby (1913)
  61. Jean's Evidence (1913)
  62. Let 'Em Quarrel (1913)
  63. Cutey Plays Detective (1913)
  64. While She Powdered Her Nose (1912)
  65. The Pseudo Sultan (1912)
  66. The Signal of Distress (1912) (as Larry Trimble)
  67. Suing Susan (1912)
  68. Two Cinders (1912)
  69. The Awakening of Jones (1912)
  70. Martha's Rebellion (1912)
  71. Michael McShane, Matchmaker (1912)
  72. The French Spy (1912)
  73. Mockery (1912) (as Larry Trimble)
  74. Pandora's Box (1912)
  75. A Cure for Pokeritis (1912)
  76. A Red Cross Martyr; or, On the Firing Lines of Tripoli (1912)
  77. Bachelor Buttons (1912)
  78. Bunny All at Sea (1912) (as Larry Trimble)
  79. Bunny and the Dogs (1912)
  80. Bunny at the Derby (1912)
  81. Indian Romeo and Juliet (1912)
  82. Bunny's Suicide (1912)
  83. Cardinal Wolsey (1912)
  84. Chased by Bloodhounds (1912)
  85. When the Light Waned (1911)
  86. Wig Wag (1911) (as Larry Trimble)
  87. Prejudice of Pierre Marie (1911)
  88. Red Eagle (1911) (as Larry Trimble)
  89. The Stumbling Block (1911) (as Larry Trimble)
  90. Man to Man (1911)
  91. The Battle Hymn of the Republic (1911)
  92. One Touch of Nature (1911)
  93. Auld Lang Syne (1911) (as Larry Trimble)
  94. Beyond the Law (1911) (as Larry Trimble)
  95. Billy the Kid (1911) (as Larry Trimble)
  96. Her Crowning Glory (1911) (uncredited)
  97. Hypnotizing the Hypnotist (1911) (as Larry Trimble)
  98. In the Arctic Night (1911)
  99. Jean Rescues (1911) (as Larry Trimble)
  100. Where the Winds Blow (1910) (as Larry Trimble)
  101. Saved by the Flag (1910)
  102. Drumsticks (1910) (as Lawrence Trimble)
  103. Auld Robin Gray (1910)
  104. Her Mother's Wedding Gown (1910)
  105. Jean and the Calico Doll (1910) (as Larry Trimble)
  106. Jean and the Waif (1910) (as Larry Trimble)
  107. Jean Goes Fishing (1910) (as Larry Trimble)
  108. Jean Goes Foraging (1910) (as Larry Trimble)
  109. Jean the Match-Maker (1910) (as Larry Trimble)

Movies Produced

  1. Flapper Wives (1924) (producer)
  2. The Love Master (1924) (producer)
  3. Brawn of the North (1922) (producer)

Misc

  1. Brawn of the North (1922) (presenter)
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