William P. S. Earle

Active - 1915 - 1923  |   Born - Dec 28, 1882   |   Died - Nov 30, 1972   |   Genres - Drama, Comedy Drama, Action, Romance

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A former photographer, newspaper reporter, and playwright, William P.S. Earle became an important director for Vitagraph in the mid-1910s, directing "features only," as an official 1921 studio bio boasted. Switching to Famous Players/Paramount and Selznick later in the decade, Earle went on to direct mainly potboilers, including four starring Broadway import Elaine Hammerstein, and Destiny's Isle (1922), a desert island romance which he also produced. Earle was married to actress Blanche Earle and Evangeline Russell, the widow of pioneering producer J. Stuart Blackton.