Samuel Brodsky

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  • Actor
  • Film director

Samuel R. Brodsky was an actor who became a film director in Cleveland, Ohio. He anglicized his name as Samuel Bradley and established Samuel Bradley Studios.[1]

He worked for the Argus Company making educational films and was contracted by the Cleveland Plain Dealer to direct its newsreel films (Palin Dealer Motion Picture Magazine) covering Cleveland.[2] In 1917 he directed a newsreel.[3]

His company produced slides and "still pictures".[4]


  • The Greatest of These (1919), a short film written by Robert McLaughlin[1]
  • The House Without Children (1919),[5][6][7] based on a Robert H. McLaughlin[8][9] play.[10]
  • Hidden Charms (film)|Hidden Charms (1920),[11][12] the film was inspired by an 1807 Thomas Moore poem.[10]
  • Suppose Nobody Cared (1920), a short[1]
  • Dangerous Toys (film)|Dangerous Toys (1921)
  • Women Men Love (1921)
  • False Fronts (1922) written by Edmund Goulding
  • After Dark (1923) written by S. Barret McCormick[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "CLEVELAND ON FILM". Encyclopedia of Cleveland History | Case Western Reserve University. March 12, 2021.
  2. "Editor & Publisher". ASM Communications. January 5, 1917 – via Google Books.
  3. Biltereyst, Daniel; Maltby, Richard; Meers, Philippe (February 5, 2019). "The Routledge Companion to New Cinema History". Routledge – via Google Books.
  4. "The Cleveland City Directory ...: 1871/72-". Cleveland Directory Company. January 5, 1871 – via Google Books.
  5. Schaefer, Eric (January 5, 1999). ""Bold! Daring! Shocking! True!": A History of Exploitation Films, 1919-1959". Duke University Press – via Google Books.
  6. "Film Year Book". Wid's Films and Film Folks. January 5, 1925 – via Google Books.
  7. Connelly, Robert B. (January 5, 1998). "The Silents: Silent Feature Films, 1910-36". December Press – via Google Books.
  8. "MCLAUGHLIN, ROBERT H." Encyclopedia of Cleveland History | Case Western Reserve University. May 11, 2018.
  9. "Robert McLaughlin". IMDb.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Goble, Alan (September 8, 2011). "The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film". Walter de Gruyter – via Google Books.
  11. "Hidden Charms". January 5, 1920 – via
  12. "Hidden Charms".

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