Monte Collins

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From Wikipedia Monte Collins (also credited as Monty Collins; December 3, 1898 – June 1, 1951) was an American film actor and screenwriter. He appeared in 167 films between 1920 and 1948. He also wrote for 32 films between 1930 and 1951. Dapper, pencil-mustached Collins starred in silent short comedies in the late 1920s. read more

From Wikipedia Monte Collins (also credited as Monty Collins; December 3, 1898 – June 1, 1951) was an American film actor and screenwriter. He appeared in 167 films between 1920 and 1948. He also wrote for 32 films between 1930 and 1951. Dapper, pencil-mustached Collins starred in silent short comedies in the late 1920s. These were produced by Educational Pictures and often directed by Jules White. The coming of sound in movies had no ill effect on Collins's career; he was not as big a name as Buster Keaton or Laurel and Hardy, so Collins had no preconceived screen image that could be shattered by talkies. Although Collins took to talkies easily (he and Vernon Dent sing together in the early sound short Ticklish Business), he never established himself as a major comedy star. Throughout the 1930s he appeared in secondary roles (businessmen, butlers, soldiers, salesmen, etc.) in both feature films and short subjects. One of his last credits was supplying material for Laurel and Hardy's final film, Atoll K (1951). Filmed in France by French and Italian cast and crew members, the production was hectic and chaotic for the English-speaking stars. The finished film carries the unique credit, "Gags by Monty Collins." Collins was about to launch a career in television when he died of a heart attack in 1951, at age 52.

Born

Tuesday, 01 January 1856

Died

Sunday, 04 August 1929

Actor Filmography

Campus Sleuth Dean McKinley (as Monty F. Collins) 1948
Calling Dr. Gillespie Man 1942
She's Oil Mine Monty Piper - Plumber (as Monty Collins) 1941
You'll Never Get Rich Soldier Trying to Sleep 1941
General Nuisance Sgt. Michael Collins 1941
Cold Turkey Landlord (as Monty Collins) 1940
Mad Youth Stewart - Singing Bridge Player (as Monty Collins) 1940
Buck Benny Rides Again Bellboy 1940
You're Next! Pruitt 1940
Midnight Limited Abel Krantz (as Monty Collins) 1940
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Actor Filmography

Campus Sleuth Dean McKinley (as Monty F. Collins) 1948
Calling Dr. Gillespie Man 1942
She's Oil Mine Monty Piper - Plumber (as Monty Collins) 1941
You'll Never Get Rich Soldier Trying to Sleep 1941
General Nuisance Sgt. Michael Collins 1941
Cold Turkey Landlord (as Monty Collins) 1940
Mad Youth Stewart - Singing Bridge Player (as Monty Collins) 1940
Buck Benny Rides Again Bellboy 1940
You're Next! Pruitt 1940
Midnight Limited Abel Krantz (as Monty Collins) 1940
The Heckler Baseball Spectator with Pipe 1940
Heroes in Blue Moe 1939
Mooching Through Georgia Cyrus Cobb, Homer's Brother (as Monty Collins) 1939
The Gracie Allen Murder Case Picnic Master of Ceremonies 1939
Star Reporter Reporter Hogan (as Monty Collins) 1939
Made For Each Other Juror 1939
The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok Danny (Printer) (as Monty Collins) 1938
Hollywood Round-Up Freddie Foster (as Monty Collins) 1937
Shall We Dance Usher-Messenger (uncredited) 1937
New News Monte Collins 1937
Born to Fight Gloomy Gus (as Monty Collins) 1936
Gobs of Trouble 1935
Love, Honor and Obey (The Law!) Bob (uncredited) 1935
Love and Hisses Reynolds - the Butler 1934
Woman Haters Mr. Zero 1934
Henry the Ache Thomas Culpeper 1934
Show Business Collins 1932
Just a Pain in the Parlor Collins 1932
Girl Crazy Bartender (as Monty Collins) 1932
Scandal Sheet Reporter Collins 1931
Why Bring That Up? Skeets (as Monte Collins Jr.) 1929
Look Out Below Waiter 1929
The Lost Laugh The Washing Machine Salesman 1928
Wedding Slips The Newlywed Husband 1928
Painting The Town Justice of the Peace 1927
The King of Kings Rich Judeaean 1927
45 Minutes from Hollywood Hotel Guest (uncredited) 1926
You'd Be Surprised Elderly Juror 1926
Tumbleweeds Hicks 1925
A Boy of Flanders Caretaker 1924
Our Hospitality The Parson 1923
My Wife's Relations The Father 1922
Come on Over Dugan 1922
At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern Jeremiah Bradford 1922

Producer Filmography

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