Charles Reisner

American director and actor (1887–1962) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Charles Francis Reisner (March 14, 1887 September 24, 1962) was an American film director and actor of the 1920s and 1930s.

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Charles Reisner
Reisner in 1926
Charles Francis Reisner

(1887-03-14)March 14, 1887
DiedSeptember 24, 1962(1962-09-24) (aged 75)
Other namesCharles Riesner
Years active19161950
ChildrenDean Riesner

The German-American directed over 60 films between 1920 and 1950 and acted in over 20 films between 1916 and 1929. He starred with Charlie Chaplin in A Dog's Life in 1918 and The Kid in 1921.

He directed Buster Keaton (Keaton also co-directed it with him) in Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928). During the late 1920s, through the 1940s, Reisner was under contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. In 1930, he directed Chasing Rainbows, a musical which starred Bessie Love and Charles King. He directed The Big Store (1941), the Marx Brothers' last film for MGM.

Reisner died of a heart attack in La Jolla, California in 1962 at the age of 75.