|Years active 1912–1941|
Name Al Christie
Children Lenora Shirley Christie
|Spouse(s) Nora Leadbitter|
|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.