View All

Watch It

In Theaters
  • The Great Race

At Home
  • Sadie McKee

  • Strange Cargo

  • An Act of Murder

  • Son of Zorro

  • The Lady Gambles

  • Viva Villa!

  • Union Pacific

  • Big Brown Eyes

  • Mississippi

  • If I Were King

1 of 10

Francis McDonald Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Aug 22, 1891
  • Died: Sep 18, 1968

Blessed with matinee idol looks, an athletic physique, and a generous supply of talent, Francis J. McDonald entered films in 1912 after brief stage experience. A popular leading man of the teen years, McDonald segued into villainous characterizations in the 1920s, notably as the title character in Buster Keaton's [[Feature~V4371~Battling Butler~battlingbutler]] (1926). He remained busy during the talkie era, primarily as a mustachioed heavy in "B" westerns and a featured player in the films of [[Performer~P87147~Cecil B. DeMille~cecilbdemille]]. Francis J. McDonald was at one time the husband of the "ever popular" [[Performer~P9841~Mae Busch~maebusch]]. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi