Seena Owen Actor

Seena owen

Seena Owen (November 14, 1894 - August 15, 1966) was a Danish-American silent film actress. She was born Signe M. Auen at Spokane, Washington, the youngest of three children raised by Jens Christensen and Karen (née Sorensen) Auen. Her father and mother came from Denmark in the late 1880s and settled in Minnesota where they married in 1888. Within a short period of time they relocated to Portland and then Spokane where her father became proprietor of the Columbia Pharmacy on the corner of Main and Washington. In her youth Owen was enrolled at Brunot Hall, an Episcopalian girl’s school in Spokane founded by Bishop Lemuel H. Wells, and would later attend school overseas in Copenhagen. Owen's life as the daughter of an affluent business owner changed in her late teens when the family business failed and it became necessary to seek employment. She received her early inspiration to act while a student at the Pauline Dunstan Belden School of Elocution in Spokane before appearing in a stock production in San Francisco playing the part of a maid for $5 a week.

Personal details

Date of birth
November 14th, 1894
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
August 15th, 1966 at age of 71
Place of death
Hollywood, California, United States of America

Family

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Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama127.05
Romance46.05
Western35.65
Comedy35.65
Crime25.8
Adventure35.7

1. Officer 13 (1932)

Crime, Drama
played Trixi Du Bray
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62.0
M.H. Hoffman
Frances Hyland
11 Show list

Officer 13 is a 1932 crime and drama film written by Frances Hyland and directed by George Melford.

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Top cast

Buddy Malone
Tom Burke
Judge Dane
Sammy
Doris Dane
Police Captain Reed
Chief of Police Kramer
Jack Blake
Sandy Malone
Joan Thorpe
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Harry Neumann
,
Tom Galligan
Alfreda
English
United States of America

2. Queen Kelly (1929)

Drama
played Queen Regina V
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
3 Show list $800K

Queen Kelly is an American silent film produced in 1928-29 and released by United Artists. The film was directed by Erich von Stroheim, starred Gloria Swanson in the title role, and also starred Walter Byron and Seena Owen. The film was produced by Joseph P. Kennedy, who was Swanson's lover at the time. In 1932, Swanson was able to release in Europe and South America only, because of her contract with Stroheim, a part-talkie version. This version had an alternate ending directed by Swanson and filmed by cinematographer Gregg Toland.

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Top cast

Kitty Kelly/Queen Kelly
Jan Vryheid
Kelly's Aunt
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Adolph Tandler
, , ,
Ben F. Reynolds
,
Gordon Pollock
English, Silent film
United States of America

3. Sinners in Love (1928)

Drama
played Yvonne D'Orsy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
60.0
J. Clarkson Miller
5 Show list

Sinners in Love is a 1928 drama written by J. Clarkson Miller and directed by George Melford.

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Top cast

Ted Wells
Ann Hardy
Silk Oliver
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Paul P. Perry
United States of America

4. Man-Made Women (1928)

Comedy, Romance
played Georgette
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Alice D.G. Miller
,
5 Show list

Man-made women is a 1928 romance and comedy film written by Ernest Pascal and directed by Paul L. Stein.

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Top cast

Jules Moret
John Payson
Nan Payson
Marjorie
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

5. The Flame of the Yukon (1926)

Action, Adventure, Romance
played The Flame
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
65.0
Will M. Ritchey
3 Show list

The Flame of the Yukon is a silent film Northwoods adventure-drama starring Seena Owen and directed by George Melford. The is based on a story by Monte Katterjohn and was distributed by Cecil DeMille's PDC. The film is a remake of a 1917 film that had starred Dorothy Dalton. The 1917 film survives at the Library of Congress. The 1926 film previously thought lost is preserved at UCLA Film and Television.

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Top cast

Sour Dough Joe
Black Jack Hovey
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
David Kesson
English
United States of America

6. The Great Well (1924)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
60.0

The Great Well is a 1924 British silent drama film directed by Henry Kolker and starring Thurston Hall, Seena Owen and Lawford Davidson. It was based on the 1923 play The Great Well by Alfred Sutro.

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom

7. Unseeing Eyes (1923)

Adventure, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0

Unseeing Eyes is a lost 1923 silent film north country drama produced by William Randolph Hearst and distributed by Goldwyn Pictures. Edward H. Griffith directed Lionel Barrymore, Seena Owen, Louis Wolheim and Gustav von Seyffertitz in the action packed drama.

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Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

8. Back Pay (1922)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
70.0

Back Pay is an extant 1922 silent drama film directed by Frank Borzage, produced by Cosmopolitan Productions and distributed through Paramount Pictures. It is based on a novel by Fannie Hurst, Back Pay, and stars Seena Owen. It was remade in 1930 as Back Pay for star Corinne Griffith.

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

9. Victory (1919)

Drama, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
62.0

Victory is a surviving 1919 American film directed by Maurice Tourneur, starring Jack Holt, Seena Owen, Lon Chaney, and Wallace Beery. The movie is an adaptation of the eponymous novel by Joseph Conrad. The screenplay was written by Jules Furthman.

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
René Guissart
Silent film, English
United States of America

10. A Fugitive from Matrimony (1919)

played Barbara Riggs
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Jesse D. Hampton
3 Show list

A Fugitive from Matrimony is a 1919 comedy film written by Fred Myton and directed by Henry King.

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Top cast

Stephen Van Courtlandt
Edythe Arlington
Mrs. E. Elmer Riggs
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

11. The Sheriff's Son (1919)

Western
played Beulah Rutherford
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John Gerald Hawks
6 Show list

The Sheriff's Son is a 1919 western film written by J.G. Hawks and directed by Victor Schertzinger.

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Top cast

Royal Beaudry
Jess Tighe
Hal Rutherford
Bit Part
Dave Dingwell
Brad Charlton
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

12. Branding Broadway (1918)

Comedy, Romance, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
50.0

Branding Broadway is a 1918 western film starring William S. Hart, written by C. Gardner Sullivan, and produced by Thomas H. Ince and Hart.

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Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Silent film, English

13. Intolerance (1916)

Drama, History
played The Princess Beloved
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
210.0
Hettie Gray Baker
, , , , ,
Mary H. O'Connor
27 Show list $386K

Intolerance is a 1916 silent film directed by D. W. Griffith and is considered one of the great masterpieces of the Silent Era. The three-and-a-half hour epic intercuts four parallel storylines, each separated by several centuries: A contemporary melodrama of crime and redemption; a Judean story: Christ’s mission and death; a French story: the events surrounding the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre of 1572; and a Babylonian story: the fall of the Babylonian Empire to Persia in 539 BC. Each story had its own tint in the original print. The scenes are linked by shots of a figure representing Eternal Motherhood, rocking a cradle. Intolerance was made partly in response to criticism of Griffith's previous film, The Birth of a Nation, which was criticized by the NAACP and other groups as perpetuating racial stereotypes and glorifying the Ku Klux Klan.

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The Runner
Prosper Latour
Second Pharisee
The Woman Who Rocks the Cradle/Eternal Mother
The Bride of Cana
High Priest of Bel/Friend of the Musketeer
The Musketeer of the Slums/Babylonian Warrior
The Dear One
The Boy
Arthur Jenkins
Catherine de Medici
Boy Killed in Battle
The Governor
Brown Eyes's Father
The Rhapsode
The Friendless One
L'amiral de Coligny/Defendant
Man on White Horse
Mary Jenkins
Henri de Navarre
Prince Belshazzar
Girl at the Marriage Market
Favorite of the Harem
Extra
Marguerite de Navarre/The Mountain Girl
Brown Eyes
Adulteress
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Racism
Clare West
English
United States of America

14. Martha's Vindication (1916)

Drama
played Dorothea
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
50.0
Chester M. Franklin
,
Ella Carter Woods
6 Show list

Martha's Vindication is a 1916 film written by Ella Carter Woods and directed by Chester M. Franklin.

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Top cast

Sell Hawkins
Jennie Hawkins
Deacon Hunt
William Burton
Minister
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Frank B. Good
United States of America

15. Little Marie (1915)

Short, Drama
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Little Marie is a 1915 American short drama film directed by Tod Browning.

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Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Silent film, English
United States of America

16. The Highbinders (1915)

Short, Crime, Drama
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The Highbinders is a 1915 American short crime film directed by Tod Browning. The preservation status of the film is unknown, suggesting that it may be a lost film.

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Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Silent film, English
United States of America

17. An Image of the Past (1915)

Short, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet

An Image of the Past is a 1915 short drama film directed by Tod Browning. The survival status of the film is unknown, suggesting that it may be a lost film.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English, Silent film
United States of America

Movies written

Title Year Budget Awards Producers Directors Co-writers External resources
The Great Man's Lady
Drama,Western,Romance
1942
W.L. River

Wikipedia

Check Seena Owen on wikipedia.

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