Jack Mulhall is probably not a name that springs to mind when buffs talk about silent films, yet he appeared in hundreds of silent films. He never really became a major star like John Gilbert or Rudolph Valentino, but he served as leading man to many of the era’s biggest female stars.
Mulhall was a mainstay of First National/Warner Bothers films for many years, where he appeared in 13 films with Dorothy Mackaill. He also appeared in films with Gloria Swanson, Colleen Moore, Marion Davies, Constance Talmadge, Norma Talmadge, Mae Murray, Blanche Sweet, Bebe Daniels, May McAvoy, Madge Bellamy, Viola Dana, Marie Prevost, Alice White, Billie Dove, Mabel Normand, Corinne Griffith, and (going back to 1910) with Mary Pickford.
Jack Mulhall got his first sizable role in The Fugitive (1910), a Civil War drama directed by D.W. Griffith. That same year he appeared in Sunshine Sue and A Child’s Stratagem
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