Theodore Marston

Active - 1913 - 1919  |   Born - Aug 4, 1879 in Virginia  |   Died - May 20, 1944 in San Francisco, CA  |   Genres - Crime

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A veteran stage actor who had appeared on Broadway in such plays as The Squaw Man, The Girl From Rector's, and Quo Vadis, Theodore Marston entered films as a director for Vitagraph in 1914. (Earlier reports that Marston was previously engaged by Thanhouser have proven incorrect, the credits instead belonging to his brother Lawrence Marston.) At his busiest just prior to WWI, Marston directed scores of low-budget melodramas but was best-known for a series of seven feature films, co-produced with McClure magazine and depicting the Deadly Sins, of which he directed Greed (1917), Wrath (1917), Sloth (1917), and The Seventh Sin (Selfishness) (1917). He seems to have left films around 1920.