Thornton Freeland
Date of Birth
Feb 10, 1898
Birth Place:
Hope, ND


Thornton Freeland was a barnstorming stage actor from boyhood. Not yet out of his teens, Freeland joined the Brooklyn-based Vitagraph studios in 1916, matriculating from go-fer to cinematographer to production manager over the next decade. In 1929, Freeland directed his first film, Three Live Ghosts. Few of his American directorial efforts are the stuff of which cults and legends are made of, with...