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Al Christie

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Years active  1912–1941
Name  Al Christie
Children  Lenora Shirley Christie
Spouse(s)  Nora Leadbitter
Role  Director
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Full Name  Alfred Ernest Christie
Born  November 24, 1881 (1881-11-24) London, Ontario, Canada
Other names  Al E. Christie Albert E. Christie Alfred E. Christie Al E.
Occupation  Film director, producer, screenwriter
Died  April 14, 1951, Hollywood, California, United States
Parents  Mary Ann Jarvis Christie, George Wiseman Christie
Siblings  Charles Christie, Anne Christie
Movies  Half a Sinner, Going Spanish, Tillie's Punctured Romance, The Chemist, Know Thy Wife
Similar People  Charles Christie, Bobby Vernon, Louise Glaum, Dorothy Devore, Lee Moran

RENO OR BUST 1924 Al Christie silent comedy Bobby Vernon

Al Christie (November 24, 1881 – April 14, 1951) was a Canadian-born motion picture director, producer and screenwriter.



Born Alfred Ernest Christie, in London, Ontario, Canada, he was one of a number of Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood. Christie began his career in 1909 working for David Horsley's Nestor film company in Bayonne, New Jersey. In 1910, at Horsley's Centaur Film Company, Christie began turning out one single-reel, Mutt and Jeff comedy every week.

The following year, Christie went to the West Coast to head up Nestor Studios for Horsley. This operation was the first ever movie studio to be built in Hollywood, opening on October 27, 1911. Christie then created a partnership with his brother Charles to form Christie Film Company which lasted until 1933 when the company went into receivership.


Christie died after a lengthy illness. He is interred in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, California. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6771 Hollywood Boulevard.

Selected filmography

  • When the Heart Calls (1912)
  • Almost a Rescue (1913)
  • An Elephant on His Hands (1913)
  • Know Thy Wife (1918)
  • A Roman Scandal (1919)
  • Her Bridal Nightmare (1920)
  • So Long Letty (1920)
  • Charley's Aunt (1930)
  • Going Spanish (1934)
  • The Chemist (1936)
  • Half a Sinner (1940)
  • References

    Al Christie Wikipedia