Charles J. Brabin (April 17, 1882 – November 3, 1957) was an American film director and screenwriter. He was active during the silent era, then pursued a short-lived career in talkies. Born in Liverpool, England, he was educated at St. Francis Xavier College. Brabin sailed to New York in the early 1900s and, while holding down odd jobs there, he tried his hand as a stage actor. He joined the Edison Company around 1908, first acting then directing. His last film was A Wicked Woman for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1934. Brabin wed silent-film star Theda Bara in 1921, remaining married to her until her death from abdominal cancer on 7 April 1955.