Louise Brooks Filmography
Louise Brooks was an American dancer and actress who is credited with giving rise to the flapper look and popularizing the bob haircut. While she’s best-known for playing the lead in three European films, Pandora’s Box, Diary of a Lost Girl, and Miss Europe, she starred in many movies throughout her life and has left behind a legacy of Louise Brooks filmography to study.
Louise Brooks’s Complete Films
True to her life of intrigue and mystery, Louise Brooks’ movies have lived on after her. Here’s a breakdown of her career in film:
The Street of Forgotten Men, 1925
The Street of Forgotten Men is a silent film by Paramount Pictures. It is also Brooks’s debut film. A crime drama directed by Herbert Brenon, The Street of Forgotten Men was produced by Astoria Studios, and 6 of its 7 reels are housed at the Library of Congress.
The American Venus, 1926
The American Venus is a comedy directed by Frank Tuttle. A silent film based on a story written by Townsend Martin, this is considered a lost film, although pieces of it can still be viewed online. In it, Louise Brooks plays Miss Bayport.
A Social Celebrity, 1926
A Social Celebrity is a 1926 silent film characterized as a “comedy drama.” It is directed by
It’s The Old Army Game, 1926
This is a 1926 silent comedy featuring Louise Brooks in a lead role as Mildred Marshall. Directed by A. Edward Sutherland, the film is based on Joseph P. McEvoy’s The Comic Supplement.
The Show Off, 1926
A 1926 silent film starring Louise Brooks and based on a 1942 Broadway Play by George Kelly, The Show Off was produced in Philadelphia and is considered an ode to that city’s neighborhoods.
Just Another Blonde, 1926
Just Another Blonde is also called The Girl From Coney Island. Based on a story by Gerald Beaumont, this film stars Louise Brooks as Diana O’Sullivan.
Love ‘Em And Leave ‘Em, 1926
Love ‘Em And Leave ‘Em is a silent Comedy-Drama directed by Frank Tuttle. The film features Brooks as Janie Walsh, a fun-loving sister who is at odds with her responsible sister.
Evening Clothes, 1927
Evening Clothes is a 1927 silent comedy that is based on a play by Andre Picard. While this film is considered lost, it features Brooks playing the role of Fox Trot.
Rolled Stockings, 1927
Rolled Stockings is another silent film comedy produced by Richard Rosson. Louise Brooks plays Carol Fleming.
Now We’re In The Air, 1927
Now We’re in the Air is a 1927 silent film starring Raymond Hatton and Wallace Beery. Brooks plays the role of twins in this film. While the film was believed lost, a copy was discovered in 2016 and roughly 23 minutes of the original 6 reel film was able to be preserved.
The City Gone Wild, 1928
The City Gone Wild is a 1927 silent gangster film distributed by Paramount. Louise Brooks plays Snuggles Joy. It is now considered lost.
A Girl In Every Port, 1928
A Girl in Every Port is a 1928 silent comedy based on a story by Howard Hawks. Louise Brooks plays a high diver in a carnival who is at the center of a love triangle. The film was released on DVD in 2002.
Beggars Of Life, 1928
Beggars of Life is a 1928 sound film. In it, Louise plays a girl on the run. The film is based on Jim Tully’s autobiography, Beggars of Life. This is widely regarded as Brooks’
The Canary Murder Case, 1929
The Canary Murder Case is a pre-code crime mystery directed by Frank Tuttle and
Pandora’s Box, 1929
Pandora’s Box is a German silent film produced in 1929. It is based on a play called Erdgeist by Frank Wedekind. In it, Louise Brooks plays Lulu, a seductive young woman who gets herself and her suitors into trouble.
Diary Of A Lost Girl, 1929
Diary of a Lost Girl is a 1929 silent film starring Louise Brooks as Thymian Henning, the sweet daughter of a pharmacist who stumbles into a scandal.
Prix de Beauté is Brook’s first sound film. In it, she plays a typist, Lucienne Lulu Garnier who wants to be Miss France.
It Pays To Advertise, 1931
It Pays to Advertise is a 1931 pre-comedy film produced in America. Directed by Frank Tuttle, it features Louise Brooks as Thelma Temple.
God’s Gift To Women, 1931
God’s Gift to Women is a 1931 romantic musical comedy produced by the Warner Brothers. In it, Louise Brooks plays Florine, one of the three girlfriends of a wealthy French bachelor.
Windy Riley Goes Hollywood, 1931
Windy Riley Goes Hollywood is a 1931 short comedy that stands out as the first talkie starring Louise Brooks. In this film, Brooks plays Betty Grey, the troublesome star actress of a prominent Hollywood movie studio.
Empty Saddles, 1936
Empty Saddles is a western directed by Lesley Selander. Louise Brooks plays Boots Boone.
When You’re In Love, 1937
When You’re in Love is a 1937 comedy directed by Harry Lachman and Robert Riskin. In it, Louise Brooks plays a uncredited ballet dancer. She had retired from
King Of Gamblers, 1937
King of Gamblers features Louise Brooks in a small part, although she does not appear in the final cut of the film.
Overland Stage Raiders, 1938
Overland Stage Raiders is
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