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Also Known As: Died: February 28, 1973
Born: August 22, 1890 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: South Africa Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Getting Straight (1970) as Dr. Kasper
A graduate student must choose between his former activism and the preservation of his academic career when violence breaks out on campus.
Fitzwilly (1967) as Buckmaster
When an aging philanthropist goes broke, her butler robs from the rich so she can give to the poor.
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) as Monsignor Ryan
An aging couple's liberal principles are tested when their daughter announces her engagement to a black doctor.
The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin (1967) as Mr. Pemberton
Spinout (1966) as Bernard Ranley
A singing race-car driver has to choose among three amorous females.
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) as Harry Willis
A wealthy southern spinster fights to keep her family''s secrets hidden.
The Cardinal (1963) as Monsignor Monaghan
A Boston priest deals with illicit love, racism and war as he rises in the church.
Zotz! (1962) as Dean Updike
A college professor finds a mystical coin that gives him super powers.
Francis of Assisi (1961) as Cardinal Hugolino
The story of a lusty, fighting young adventurer who exchanged his sword for a cross.
The Private Lives of Adam & Eve (1961) as Doc Bayles
Tammy Tell Me True (1961) as Captain Joe
A swamp girl decides to go to college to improve herself.
The Shaggy Dog (1959) as Prof. Plumcott
An ancient spell turns a teenager into a large sheep dog.
The Proud Rebel (1958) as Dr. Enos Davis
A rancher tries to raise money to treat his mute son.
Johnny Trouble (1957) as Tom McKay
When her apartment house becomes a college dorm, an elderly woman stays on to become the boys'' surrogate mother.
The Toy Tiger (1956) as James Fusenot
Advertising executive Gwen Taylor sends her art director Rick Todd on a mission to bring an artist back to the commercial fold. Meanwhile, Gwen's fatherless son Timmie, at a remote boys' school, is riding for a fall by manufacturing evidence of his "explorer father." By an amazing coincidence, Rick steps off the bus at just the right moment for Timmie to recruit him as "father" without his knowledge. With no intention of collaborating, the befuddled Rick is carried along by the sweep of events. Who can predict the outcome?
Female on the Beach (1955) as Osbert Sorenson
Lynn Markham moves into her late husband's beach house...the morning after former tenant Eloise Crandall fell (or was pushed) from the cliff. To her annoyance, Lynn finds both her real estate agent and Drummond Hall, her muscular beachcomber neighbor, making themselves quite at home. Lynn soon has no doubts of what her scheming neighbors are up to, but she finds Drummond's physical charms hard to resist. And she still doesn't know what really happened to Eloise.
The Prodigal (1955) as Governor
Biblical story of a young man led astray by an evil priestess.
Interrupted Melody (1955) as Bill Lawrence
True story of Australian opera singer Marjorie Lawrence and her battle against polio.
Thunder in the East (1953) as Dr. Willoughby
During India's first years of independence from Britain, Steve Gibbs lands his armaments loaded plane in Ghandahar province hoping to get rich. Pacifist Prime Minister Singh hopes to reach an agreement with guerilla leader Khan, the maharajah is a fool, and the British residents are living in the past. Steve's love interest is Joan Willoughby, the blind daughter of a parson.
Cruisin' Down the River (1953) as Thadeus Jackson
Beaurefard Clemment (Dick Haymes), a New York night club crooner, inherits a broken-down Georgia showboat. He decides to turn it into a nightclub. He falls in love with Sally Jane (Audrey Totter), the granddaughter of Thadeus Jackson (Cecil Kellaway), arch enemy of Beau's late grandfather. Many, many songs (see Soundtrack) and a parody of "Ten Nights in a Barroom" (a Blake Edwards touch), with music featuring the Bell Sisters.
Young Bess (1953) as Mr. Parry
The future Elizabeth I fights court intrigue in the turbulent years before her ascension to the throne.
Paris Model (1953) as Patrick James "P.J." Sullivan
A dress plays a key role in the lives of each of the women who wear it.
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) as Prof. Thurgood Elson
Nuclear tests set a dormant prehistoric monster on a path of destruction.
My Wife's Best Friend (1952) as Dr. Reverend Thomas Chamberlain
Just Across the Street (1952) as Pop Smith
Kim (1951) as Huree Chunder
Rudyard Kipling''''s classic tale of an orphaned boy who helps the British Army against Indian rebels.
Francis Goes to the Races (1951) as Colonel Travers
The Highwayman (1951) as Lord Herbert
Half Angel (1951) as Harry Gilpin
A prim and proper lady has an alter ego that comes out while she sleepwalks.
Katie Did It (1951) as Nathaniel B. Wakely VI
Katherine Standish, who has been brought up in a strict manner in a prudish New England town, falls in love with a city slicker commercial artist, Peter Van Arden. The romance blossoms until Katie falls victim of some false information, and becomes convinced that Peter is already married and the father of two children.
The Reformer and the Redhead (1950) as Dr. Kevin G. Maguire
A small-town politician falls for an idealistic zookeeper.
Harvey (1950) as Dr. Chumley
A wealthy eccentric prefers the company of an invisible six-foot rabbit to his family.
Down to the Sea in Ships (1949) as Slush Tubbs
A re-make of the 1922 silent film that details the lives of the people in a small Quaker community and the adventures of a whaling ship.
Portrait of Jennie (1949) as Mr. Matthews
An artist discovers his gift when he falls for a beautiful ghost.
The Luck of the Irish (1948) as Horace
Always Together (1948) as Jonathan Turner [also known as Oliver Ramsey]
A dying millionaire gives his fortune to a working girl, then recovers and tries to get it back.
The Decision of Christopher Blake (1948) as Judge Adamson
A young man joins forces with a judge in an effort to reconcile his parents'''' broken marriage.
Joan of Arc (1948) as Jean Le Maistre, Inquisitor of Rouen
The life and campaigns of the Maid of Orleans.
Unconquered (1947) as Jeremy Love
An English convict girl sent to the colonies gets mixed up in the war with the Indians.
Variety Girl (1947) as
Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, exchange identities, and cause comic confusion (with slapstick interludes) throughout the Paramount studio.
Monsieur Beaucaire (1946) as Count d'Armand
Beaucaire is a barber for the Royal French court who becomes a real "royal pain" for the king. As a result he is sent to the guillotine - however he is saved by the Duc de Chandre, who rescues and transports him to the Spanish court. While there Beaucaire poses as a noblesman. The only problem is, he gets into even more trouble.
Easy to Wed (1946) as J. B. Allenbury
In this remake of Libeled Lady, a tough newspaper editor hires a gigolo to compromise a woman suing his paper for libel.
Kitty (1946) as Thomas Gainsborough
A penniless British lord passes a street urchin off as a lady to sell her to a rich husband.
The Cockeyed Miracle (1946) as Tom Carter
Father and son ghosts sort out their family''''s problems.
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) as Nick Smith
Illicit lovers plot to kill the woman's older husband.
Love Letters (1945) as Mack
A soldier falls for the woman who may have killed his best friend.
And Now Tomorrow (1944) as Dr. Weeks
Emily Blair is rich and deaf. Doctor Vance, who grew up poor in Blairtown, is working on a serum to cure deafness which he tries on Emily. It doesn't work. Her sister is carrying on an affair with her fiance Jeff. Vance tries a new serum which causes Emily to faint... Will it work this time ?
Mrs. Parkington (1944) as Edward, Prince of Wales
A lady''s maid marries a man whose prospects push her into high society.
Frenchman's Creek (1944) as William
A British noblewoman flees the life of the court to run off with a French pirate.
Practically Yours (1944) as Marvin P. Meglin
Forever and a Day (1943) as Man at dinner party
During World War II an American travels to Britain to sell an old house near London that belongs to his family. But he mets Susan Trimble who lives in the house and who is strictly against the sale. While they spend the night in an air-raid shelter she tells him the story of the building from it's construction in 1804 until present day.
The Crystal Ball (1943) as Pop Tibbets
A female fortuneteller uses her "powers" to land a man.
The Good Fellows (1943) as Jim Helton
The title of Grand Caesar in the Ancient Order of Noblest Romans of Wakefield, Indiana keeps Jim "Pop" Helton (Cecil Kellaway) so involved and distracted that he forgets to pay the family's bills, nearly makes a shambles of a real estate deal his oldest daughter, Ethel (Helen Walker)is working on,almost wrecks her romance with Captain Tom Drayson (James Brown), and gets involved in a game with a pool shark in an effort to raise the remaining $75 of the $6,750 needed (that they didn't have) by the Wakefield Lodge to host the national convention of the Noblest Romans.
It Ain't Hay (1943) as King O'Hara
Take a Letter, Darling (1942) as Uncle George
A female executive hires a male secretary.
I Married a Witch (1942) as Daniel
A 300-year-old witch wreaks havoc when she falls in love with a young politician.
Are Husbands Necessary? (1942) as Dr. Buell
My Heart Belongs to Daddy (1942) as Alfred
Night in New Orleans (1942) as Dan Odell
The Lady Has Plans (1942) as Peter Miles
Some dastardly criminals have stolen some top secret plans and tattoo them on the back of a woman so she can sell them to the highest bidder in Lisbon. This woman plans to take the place of a 'Sidney Royce', a legitimate traveler going to Lisbon as a reporter. Crossed signals allows the real Sidney to reach Portugal first, where she is pursued by those trying to obtain the plans and US government agents trying to prevent the sale.
Night of January 16th (1941) as Oscar, the drunk
The story revoles around three people; Tycoon Bjorn Faulkner (Nils Asther), who is being called upon by his board of directors to explain a missing $20,000,000; Kit Lane (Ellen Drew), his secretary who also has a personal interest; and Steve Van Ruyle (Robert Preston), a sailor who has inherited a position on Faulkner's board of directors. Faulkner is (presumably) murdered, and Kit is falsely accused of the murder. Steve assumes the job of clearing her name.
West Point Widow (1941) as Dr. Spencer
Appointment for Love (1941) as O'Leary
Charming Andre Cassil woos physician Jane Alexander and the two impulsively get married. The honeymoon ends very quickly when Jane voices her progressive views on marriage which include the two having separate apartments. Andre then tries to make his wife jealous in order to lure her into his bedroom.
Burma Convoy (1941) as Angus McBragel
Film foreword: "Through the teeming heart of Asia, halfway between Rangood and Shanghai, twists the hand-hewn Burma Road, lifeline for the embattled Army of China, headquartered at Chungking. Over this dangerous seven hundred miles of highway roars a stream of truck---hell drivers at their wheels---trucks loaded with food, munitions, guns...blood and sinew of the defenders of the ancient soil of China. Fountain-head for these vital supplies, end of the rail line from the west is the sprawling Burmese BOOMTOWN OF LASHIO." Story mostly pertains to the trucking of munitions to the Chinese Army under British direction and with some Americans participating, but there is no dialogue references to Japan, and the parachute troops who attempt to sabotage the convoy are identified as Chinese insurrectionists. Two months after its October release, Universal could have called a spade a spade.Accuracy footnote:Despite revisionists sources that seem to think so,this was not distributed in 1941 by MCA/Universal, because MCA/Universal did not exist in 1941. Universal Pictures Company did, and they were the distributor.
A Very Young Lady (1941) as Professor Starkweather
Tomboy (Withers) is sent to finishing school where she falls for the headmaster (Sutton). When her love letters are discovered she okays his relation with a teacher (Kelly) and gets her first kiss from a beau (Clayton).
Small Town Deb (1941) as Mr. [Henry]] Randall
Family bickering features young daughter (Withers) favored by her father (Kellaway) and older daughter (Wright) by favored by snobbish mother (Alexander).
New York Town (1941) as Shipboard host
Bahama Passage (1941) as Captain Jack Risingwell
Birth of the Blues (1941) as Granet
Jeff grows up near Basin Street in New Orleans, playing his clarinet with the dock workers. He puts together a band, the Basin Street Hot-Shots, which includes a cornet player, Memphis. They struggle to get their jazz music accepted by the cafe society of the city. Betty Lou joins their band as a singer and gets Louie to show her how to do scat singing. Memphis and Jeff both fall in love with Betty Lou.
The Invisible Man Returns (1940) as Inspector Sampson
Framed for the murder of his brother, Geoffrey Radcliffe is scheduled to hang. After a visit from his friend Dr. Frank Griffin, he vanishes mysteriously from prison. Police inspector Sampson realizes that Griffin is the brother of the original Invisible Man and has given Geoffrey the formula to aid his escape. Can Geoffrey elude the police dragnet and track down the real murderer? More importantly, can Griffin discover an antidote before the invisibility formula drives Geoffrey insane?
The Mummy's Hand (1940) as Mr. Solvani
Archaeologists are stalked by a resurrected mummy during an Egyptian dig.
The House of the Seven Gables (1940) as Philip Barton
A man frames his brother for murder to secure the family fortune for himself.
Mexican Spitfire (1940) as Chumley
A businessman''s aunt enlists his ex-wife to break up his marriage to a temperamental Latina.
Adventure in Diamonds (1940) as Emerson
Brother Orchid (1940) as Brother Goodwin
After a failed hit, a mob chief recuperates in a monastery.
South of Suez (1940) as Henry Putnam
A murder defendant falls for his alleged victim's daughter.
The Letter (1940) as Prescott
A woman claims to have killed in self-defense, until a blackmailer turns up with incriminating evidence.
Lady with Red Hair (1940) as Mr. Chapman
An actress hopes to regain her lost son by making it to the top.
Diamond Frontier (1940) as Noah
Mexican Spitfire Out West (1940) as Chumley
To punish her inattentive husband, a Latin bombshell pretends to want a divorce.
Phantom Raiders (1940) as Franklin Morris
Detective Nick Carter tries to stop enemy agents from sabotaging the Panama Canal.
Gunga Din (1939) as Mr. Stebbins
Three British soldiers seek treasure during an uprising in India.
Wuthering Heights (1939) as Earnshaw
A married noblewoman fights her lifelong attraction to a charismatic gypsy.
We Are Not Alone (1939) as Judge
A British doctor hires an injured ballerina as a nanny for his son.
Man About Town (1939) as Headwaiter
Producer Bob Temple, who's brought an American show to London, loves his star Diana, but she won't take him seriously as a lover. To show her, he picks up stranger Lady Arlington, whose financier husband neglects her. On a weekend at the Arlington country house, Bob is used by both Lady A. and her friend to make their husbands jealous; this works all too well, and Bob is in danger from both husbands.
The Underpup (1939) as Superintendent
The Sun Never Sets (1939) as Colonel Official
When Clive Randolph finally returns "home" from Gold Coast colony, younger brother John balks at following the family Colonial Service tradition. But back in Gold Coast, one Zurof, nominally studying ants, pursues a hidden political agenda that causes worldwide unrest; the Colonial Office persuades both brothers to go back and deal with it. Young John makes a mess of things, then must save the day on his own.
Intermezzo, a Love Story (1939) as Charles
A married violinist deserts his family when he falls for his accompanist.
This Marriage Business (1938) as Chief Hardy
A reporter turns a small-town clerk into a hero then falls for his daughter.
Maid's Night Out (1938) as Geoffrey
A wealthy boy masquerading as a milkman falls for an heiress he thinks is a maid.
Everybody's Doing It (1938) as Mr. Beyers
After creating a popular contest, a man goes on a drunken binge and takes the answers with him.
Double Danger (1938) as Fentriss, also known as Gilhooley
A jewel thief faces surprising competition when he tries to rob the police commissioner''''s home.
Tarnished Angel (1938) as Reginald Roland
A phony evangelist finds religion herself when her powers actually heal someone.
Blond Cheat (1938) as Rufus Trent
A millionaire backs his daughter's stage career to keep her from marrying the wrong man.
Night Spot (1938) as Willard Lorryweather
An undercover cop tries to catch a gang of jewel thieves at a high-society nightclub.

Cast (special)

Call Holme (1972) as Lord Basil Hyde-Smith
The story of Fabian Holme, a brilliant private detective who uses his mastery of disguises to apprehend criminals. In the pilot episode, Holme attempts to solve the mysterious murder of Howard Hayes, a multi-millionaire industrialist.
Kismet (1967) as Omar
The story, set in ancient Baghdad, tells of a street beggar who falls in love with a princess; and a prince who falls in love with the begger's daughter. The title refers to fate; based on the play by Edward Knoblock.
Fabulous Sycamores, The (1955) as Grandpa Sycamore
Events in the lives of the Sycamores, a not-so-typical American Family. In the pilot episode, Essie, the one normal member of the otherwise wacky family, tries to convince her boyfriend's pompous parents that she'd make a suitable daughter-in-law. Based on Kaufman and Hart's Broadway play "You Can

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