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Henry MacRae


B: August 29, 1876 in Toronto, Ontario
D: October 2, 1944 in Beverly Hills, California

Henry MacRae had a long and highly successful career. In the late 1920s he began to shift his focus to producing and long after he gave up directing in 1933 he remained active in Hollywood until his death in 1944. Starting in the silent era, he was one of a number of Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood. He is credited with such innovations as using artificial light for interiors, the wind machine, double exposures and shooting at night. His first “talkie” also happened to be the first Tarzan movie to be shot with sound, Tarzan the Tiger in 1929.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

The Werewolf (1913)
Coral (1915)
Liberty (1916)
Behind the Lines (1916)
The Mystery Ship (1917)
Money Madness (1917)
Man and Beast (1917)
The Bronze Bride (1917)
Elmo the Mighty (1919)

The Dragon’s Net (1920)

God’s Crucible (1921)
Cameron of the Royal Mounted (1921)
Miss Suwanna of Siam (1923)
The Man from Glengarry (1923)
A Fight for Honor (1924)
Racing for Life (1924)
The Price She Paid (1924)
Tainted Money (1924)
The Fearless Lover (1925)
Ace of Spades (1925)
Strings of Steel (1926)
The Scarlet Streak (1926)
Wild Beauty (1927)
Guardians of the Wild (1928)
The Two Outlaws (1928)
The Danger Rider (1928)
Tarzan the Tiger (1929)
King of the Rodeo (1929)
Wild Blood (1929)
Burning the Wind (1929)
Smilin’ Guns (1929)
Plunging Hoofs (1929)
Hoofbeats of Vengeance (1929)
The Harvest of Hate (1929)

Lightning Express (1930)

Terry of the Times (1930)
The Indians are Coming (1930)
Lloyd of the C.I.D. (1931)
The Lost Special (1932)
Rustler’s Roundup (1933)

Credits as a Producer:
-A indicates Associate Producer
-E Indicates Executive Producer

Tarzan the Tiger (1929)

The Jade Box (1930-E)

Lightning Express (1930-E)
The Indians are Coming (1930)
Lloyd of the C.I.D. (1931)
Heroes of the Flames (1931)
Danger Island (1931)
Battling with Buffalo Bill (1931)
The Airmail Mystery (1932)
Heroes of the West (1932)
Jungle Mystery (1932)
The Lost Special (1932)
Clancy of the Mounted (1933)
The Phantom of the Air (1933)
Tailspin Tommy (1934-A)
Pirate Treasure (1934-A)
Perils of Pauline (1934-E)
Rustlers of Red Dog (1935)
Call of the Savage (1935-A)
Stormy (1935-A)
Jungle Jim (1936)
Flash Gordon (1936)
The Adventures of Frank Merriwell (1936)
Wild West Days (1937)
Westbound Limited (1937)
Tim Tyler’s Luck (1937)
Forbidden Valley (1938)
Flaming Frontiers (1938)
Scouts to the Rescue (1939)
The Phantom Creeps (1939-A)
The Green Hornet (1939-A)

Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940)
Drums of the Congo (1942)
Overland Mail (1942)
Adventures of the Flying Cadets (1943)
Mystery of the Riverboat (1944-A)