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Alan Mowbray

Alan Mowbray

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Also Known As: Died: March 25, 1969
Born: August 18, 1896 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Forever Amber (1947) as Dialogue Director
Amber St Clair means to get on in life and despite a poor background knows she has the assets to do it. Husbands, lovers, prison and a liaison with King Charles II form a tapestry of apparently calculating ups and downs, although in fact the one love of her life, Bruce Carlton, is never far from Amber's thoughts.

Cast (feature film)

2.
A Majority of One (1962) as Captain Norcross
A Jewish widow falls in love with a Japanese businessman.
3.
The King and I (1956) as British ambassador
The king of Siam clashes with the British governess hired to teach his children.
4.
Around the World in 80 Days (1956) as British consul in Suez
A Victorian gentleman bets that he can beat the world's record for circling the globe.
5.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) as Val Parnell
International spies kidnap a doctor''s son when he stumbles on their assassination plot.
6.
The King's Thief (1955) as Sir Gilbert Talbot
A highwayman uncovers a plot to assassinate King Charles II.
7.
Ma and Pa Kettle at Home (1954) as Mannering
Elwin Kettle might win a scholarship to an agricultural college. Essay contest judges Mannering and Crosby decide to choose between the two finalist by spending the weekend at the home of each. Pa makes numerous cosmetic improvements to his rundown home to impress the judges, but all wash away in a torrential rain storm. Will the judges still award the scholarship to Elwin?
8.
The Steel Cage (1954) as Gilbert Lee
9.
Androcles and the Lion (1953) as Editor
Androcles is a Christian who follows that religion's teachings even as they apply to the treatment of animals. Seeing a lion in pain, he removes a huge thorn from the beast's paw, creating a friend for life. Androcles and a number of other Christians are evenutally arrested and condemned to death in the arena. They are to die by being eaten by lions. Is it too much to hope that one of the lions may have a paw that has healed recently and might remember who helped heal it?
10.
Just Across the Street (1952) as Davis
11.
Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952) as Noll
A kidnapped beauty gets caught between feuding pirates.
12.
Crosswinds (1951) as Sir Cecil Daubrey
13.
The Lady and the Bandit (1951) as Lord Willoughby
A dramatization of the life of the English bandit Dick Turpin.
14.
Wagon Master (1950) as Dr. A. Locksley Hall
Two wandering cowhands sign on to help a wagon train headed for Utah.
15.
The Jackpot (1950) as Leslie
Bill Lawrence wins a slew of prizes on a radio quiz program. His happiness is short-lived when he discovers he'll have to sell the prizes in order to pay the taxes on them.
16.
The Lone Wolf and His Lady (1949) as Jamison
A reformed thief tracks a stolen jewel to clear his name.
17.
You're My Everything (1949) as Joe Blanton
In 1924, stage-struck Boston blueblood Hannah Adams picks up musical star Tim O'Connor and takes him home for dinner. One thing leads to another, and when Tim's show rolls on to Chicago a new Mrs. O'Connor comes along as incompetent chorus girl. Hollywood beckons, and we follow the star careers of the O'Connor family in silents and talkies. Includes good imitation "silents" with classic cameo by Buster Keaton.
18.
The Lovable Cheat (1949) as Justin
19.
Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer: Boris Karloff (1949) as Melton
Lost Caverns Hotel bellhop Freddie Phillips is suspected of murder. Swami Talpur tries to hypnotize Freddie into confessing, but Freddie is too stupid for the plot to work. Inspector Wellman uses Freddie to get the killer (and it isn't the Swami).
20.
Every Girl Should Be Married (1948) as Mr. Spitzer
A young woman uses scientific research to trap a man into marriage.
21.
The Main Street Kid (1948) as "The Great Martine"
Otis Jones (Al Pearce), a small-town printer, has a fixation with the study of mental telepathy, and lives for the day when he can meet the top exponent of his hobby, The Great Martine (Alan Mowbray). A bolt of lightning hits him, giving him the real power of reading people's minds. When his daughter, Jill (Janet Martin), and her rich young fiancee, Bud Wheeling (Byron S. Barr), become involved in a scheme with the plotting Martine, he is able to make use of his newly-found power.
22.
An Innocent Affair (1948) as Ken St. Clair
Doing business with an ex-flame drives an ad man's wife mad with jealousy.
23.
My Dear Secretary (1948) as Detective Debanny
Owen Waterbury, bestselling novelist, recruits aspiring writer Stephanie 'Steve' Gaylord as his latest of many secretaries. The stars in her eyes fade when she finds she is to work in his apartment, with a constant parade of eccentric visitors and slapstick provided by klutzy roommate Ronnie. Moreover, Waterbury's idea of work looks a lot like play, his interest less in books than in blondes. She leaves; to get her back, he swallows his playboy principles and marries her. Can the leopard change his spots? Can Stephanie turn the tables?
24.
Captain from Castile (1948) as Botello
The invasion of Mexico by Cortez, as seen by a young Spanish officer fleeing the Inquisition.
25.
The Prince of Thieves (1948) as Friar Tuck
Robin Hood (Jon Hall) aids Lady Marian (Patricia Morison) and her brother (Michael Duane)to rescue the latter's betrothed Lady Christabel (Adele Jergens)from her father's house where she is being forced into a marriage against her will. The father recaptures his daughter and kidnaps Marian in the bargain. Robin gathers all of the merry men and a couple of grouches and routs the father's soldiers and slays him and his nephew. Friar Tuck (Alan Mowbray) then performs a triple wedding uniting Robin and Marian; the brother and the now-fatherless Christabel; and Little John (Walter Sande) and a handmaiden named Maude (Robin Raymond.)
26.
Lured (1947) as Lyle Maxwell
A woman helps the police catch the serial killer who murdered her best friend.
27.
The Pilgrim Lady (1947) as Clifford Latimer
28.
Merton of the Movies (1947) as Frank Mulvaney
A star-struck hick goes to Hollywood to become a star.
29.
My Darling Clementine (1946) as Thorndyke
When the Clantons steal his family's cattle and kill his brother, Wyatt Earp signs on as sheriff of Tombstone and vows to bring them in.
30.
Terror by Night (1946) as Major Duncan-Bleek, also known as Col. Sebastian Moran
Sherlock Holmes signs on to protect a priceless diamond from jewel thieves.
31.
Idea Girl (1946) as J. C. Crow
Larry Brewster (Jess Barker), partner in the music publishing firm of Brewster and Crow, returns from a trip to find that his partner, J. C. Crow (Alan Mowbray) has hired Pat O'Rourke (Julie Bishop)as a song plugger. Larry doesn't approve of the plan and, in a bad mood, refuses to see composer Wilfred Potts (George Dolenz)who is offering a song for publication. Pat, in spite of Larry's objections, stays on the job. She has the firm promote an amateur song-writing contest, and the winner is a submission by Potts, but because he used the name of Wicks, the firm can't locate him and is facing prosecution on charges of using the mail to conduct a fraudulent contest.
33.
Earl Carroll Vanities (1945) as Grand Duke Paul
34.
Tell It to a Star (1945) as "Colonel" Ambrose Morgan
35.
Sunbonnet Sue (1945) as Jonathan
36.
The Phantom of 42nd Street (1945) as Cecil Moore
An actor is killed during the performance of a play and critic Tony Woolrich (Dave O'Brien) undertakes to solve the crime. Claudia Moore (Kay Aldridge, in her last movie role), the girl he loves, is suspected, but when two more deaths occur, she is also threatened by the Phantom Killer. During a production of "Julius Caesar" the killer makes a final attempt.
37.
Where Do We Go from Here? (1945) as General George Washington
Bill wants to join the Army, but he's 4F so he asks a wizard to help him, but the wizard has slight problems with his history knowlege, so he sends Bill everywhere in history, but not to WWII.
38.
Men in Her Diary (1945) as Douglas Crane [also known as Icabad Smaltze]
Singer/Dancer Peggy Ryan neither sings nor dances in this comedy in which she plays a secretary, whose life has no romance because she devotes all of her time to her attractive older sister. But she does keep a diary that contains some fact and many fictional entries. One such is read by the wife (Louise Allbritton) of her boss (Jon Hall) who promptly sues for a divorce. Virginia Grey stars in a musical produced by Hall and sings (possibly dubbed) "Makin' a Million" and "Keep Your Chin Up." No spoiler to add that Ryan gets a boyfriend and Hall and Allbritton are reunited before this one runs it course.
39.
Bring on the Girls (1945) as August
40.
My Gal Loves Music (1944) as Rodney [P.] Spoonyer
41.
Ever Since Venus (1944) as J. Webster Hackett
42.
The Doughgirls (1944) as Breckenridge Drake
Honeymooners in Washington get caught up in wartime crowding, with disastrous results.
43.
Holy Matrimony (1943) as Pennington
An artist returning from years abroad takes the identity of his dead valet to escape the attentions of the press.
44.
His Butler's Sister (1943) as [Buzz] Jenkins
45.
The Powers Girl (1943) as John Robert Powers
46.
Slightly Dangerous (1943) as English gentleman
A small-town girl changes her identity to make it in New York, leaving her boyfriend a suspect in her "disappearance."
47.
So This Is Washington (1943) as Chester Marshall
Two country bumpkins rock the nation's capital with their formula for synthetic rubber.
48.
Stage Door Canteen (1943) as
A USO girl defies the rules when she falls for a soldier visiting the star-studded Stage Door Canteen.
49.
A Yank at Eton (1942) as Mr. Duncan
An American playboy is sent to a British boarding school to learn discipline.
50.
We Were Dancing (1942) as Grand Duke Basil
A Polish princess gives up society for the love of a gigolo.
51.
Panama Hattie (1942) as Jay Jerkins
A nightclub owner in Panama takes on Nazi spies.
52.
The Devil with Hitler (1942) as The Devil [also known as Gesatan]
If he wants to keep control of Hell, Satan has to get Hitler to perform a good deed.
53.
The Mad Martindales (1942) as Hugo Martindale
54.
Isle of Missing Men (1942) as Doc Brown
Convicts on a prison island plot their escape.
55.
Yokel Boy (1942) as R. B. Harris
56.
Moon Over Her Shoulder (1941) as Grover Sloan
57.
That Uncertain Feeling (1941) as Dr. Vengard
A happily married woman sees a psychoanalyst and develops doubts about her husband.
58.
Ice-Capades (1941) as Pete Ellis
Newsreel cameraman Bob Clemens (James Ellison), an avowed woman hater, is assigned to cover the Lake Placid exhibition of Karen Vadja (Renie Riano), the Swiss ice Queen. He misses his plane and fails to get the footage needed for a newsreel. Deciding that if you've seen one ice skater, you've seen them all, he goes to Central Park to film a skater picked at random. He selects Marie Bergen (Dorothy Lewis) who is wanted by the immigration people for having over-stayed her visa. Bob does not adjust his newsreel camera for a long shot and she shows very clearly in close-ups. Promoter Larry Herman (Phil Silvers) sees the newsreel and seeing that she is very talented and very pretty, decides to star her in an ice-spectacle to be called the "Ice-Capades." He sends for Karen Vadja's agent, since that is the name the skater is identified as in the newsreel, draws up and signs a contract and invites the press to join him when he meets her. Dismay mildly describes his feeling when he learns that he has obligated himself to build a show around a horse-faced, eccentric woman whose ability to skate is her only saving grace. He calls off the show, and brings suit against the National Newsreel Company for this hoax. The boss, Ellis (Alan Mowbray), blames Bob and his assistant Colonna (Jerry Colonna), who propose that they find her and let Ellis "discover" and star her. She evades them as she thinks they are immigration agents trying to find and deport her, but they find her in the chorus of the ice show they want her to star in. Deportation looms with marriage to an American citizen being the only alternative. Bob, the only woman-hating confirmed bachelor in the cast, becomes the prime candidate.
59.
That Hamilton Woman (1941) as Sir William Hamilton
Naval hero Lord Nelson defies convention to court a married woman of common birth.
60.
The Cowboy and the Blonde (1941) as Phineas Johnson
Rodeo rider Lank tries his hand at movie making. Spoiled established star Crystal throws tantrums, but after the rodeo she's easy for Lank to handle. It's the "Taming of the Shrew" Hollywood style.
61.
Footlight Fever (1941) as Don Avery
Two producers will stop at nothing to raise money for their big show.
62.
The Perfect Snob (1941) as Freddie Browning
63.
I Wake Up Screaming (1941) as Robin Ray
A celebrity promoter is accused of murdering one of his clients.
64.
Music in My Heart (1940) as Charles Gardner
A chorus girl engaged to a millionaire falls for the star of her latest musical.
65.
66.
Scatterbrain (1940) as J. R. Russell
67.
Curtain Call (1940) as Donald Avery
Two producers get back at a temperamental star by putting her in a sure flop.
68.
The Quarterback (1940) as Professor Hobbs
69.
The Boys from Syracuse (1940) as Angelo
The action takes place in Ephesus in ancient Asia Minor, and the concerns The efforts of two boys from Syracuse, Anthipholus and his servant Dromio, to find their long-lost twins who, for reason of plot confusion, are also named Anthipholus and Dromio. Complications arise when the wife of the Ephesians, Adriana and her servant Luce, mistake the two strangers for their husband, though the couples eventually get sorted out after Adriana's sister Luciana and the Syracuse Antipholus admit their love
70.
Way Down South (1939) as Jacques Bouton
A young orphan fights off attempts to steal his inheritance.
71.
Never Say Die (1939) as Prince Smirnow
72.
Topper Takes a Trip (1939) as Wilkins
A glamorous ghost helps a henpecked husband save his wife from gold-digging friends.
73.
The Llano Kid (1939) as John Travers
Lora Travers is the only person who can identify hold-up artist The Llano Kid and she persuades him to come in on a scheme with her and her husband. They have been searching for the long-lost son of a rich Mexican widow and they get the Kid to claim it is him. All goes according to plan until greed and jealousy raise their heads.
74.
Hollywood Hotel (1938) as Alexander Dupre
A small-town boy wins a Hollywood talent contest.
75.
There Goes My Heart (1938) as Pennypepper E. Pennypepper
An heiress takes a job as a department store clerk.
76.
Merrily We Live (1938) as Grosvenor, butler
A society matron hires ex-cons as servants, only to have one fall for her daughter.
77.
Marry the Girl (1937) as Dr. Stryker
Brother-and-sister news tycoons try to save their niece from marrying the wrong man.
78.
Music for Madame (1937) as [Leon] Rodowsky
An opera star trying to make it big in Hollywood gets mixed up with jewel thieves.
79.
On the Avenue (1937) as Frederick Sims
A new Broadway show starring Gary Blake shamelessly lampoons the rich Carraway family. To get her own back, daughter Mimi sets out to ensnare Blake, but the courtship is soon for real, to the annoyance of his co-star, hoofing chanteuese Mona Merrick.
80.
On Such a Night (1937) as Prof. Richard Candle
81.
The King and the Chorus Girl (1937) as Donald
While vacationing in New York, a European prince falls for a showgirl.
82.
As Good As Married (1937) as "Wally" Burnside
83.
Four Days' Wonder (1937) as Archibald Fenton
84.
Stand-In (1937) as Koslofski
An efficiency expert tries to streamline operations at a Hollywood studio.
85.
Walter Wanger's Vogues of 1938 (1937) as Henry Morgan
A penniless heiress takes a modeling job to get her family back on its feet.
86.
Topper (1937) as Wilkins
A fun-loving couple returns from the dead to help a henpecked husband.
87.
Rainbow on the River (1936) as Ralph Layton
Young Phillip Ainsworth, (Bobby Breen), an orphan of the US Civil War, has been lovingly raised by Toinette, (Louise Beavers) a former slave. Toinette has big plans for the boy. She has saved her money to send him to a private school. But when the local priest, Father Josef, (Henry O'Neill) finds Phillip's family living in New York, the boy is sent north to live with people who refuse to accept him as their own. His only friend is the butler, Barrett, (Charles Butterworth). But his curmodgeon of a grandmother, (May Robson) is finally broken down by the boy's charm and good manners, and all ends happily. Along the way Breen has ample opportunity to show off his voice by singing several songs, including the title song three times.
88.
Give Us This Night (1936) as Forcellino
89.
Mary of Scotland (1936) as Throckmorton
Biography of the flighty Scottish queen who was brought down by love.
90.
Ladies in Love (1936) as Paul Sándor
Three working girls in Budapest pool their resources to get a better apartment and impress their dates. One dates a nobleman and, learning of her rejection by him, considers poison. Another drinks the poison by mistake and lands a physician for herself. The third marries a businessman. The first girl gets a shop of her own.
91.
Desire (1936) as Dr. Edouard [Maurice] Pauquet
Before they can marry, two society types run off with lower-class loves.
92.
My Man Godfrey (1936) as Tommy Gray
A zany heiress tries to help a tramp by making him the family butler.
93.
The Case Against Mrs. Ames (1936) as Lawrence Waterson
94.
Rose-Marie (1936) as Premier
An opera singer goes undercover in the Canadian wilderness to hunt for her criminal brother.
95.
Fatal Lady (1936) as Uberto Malla
96.
Muss 'Em Up (1936) as Paul Harding
A tough detective investigates organized crime's ties to the murder of a millionaire's dog.
97.
Lady Tubbs (1935) as Elyot Wembsleigh
98.
Becky Sharp (1935) as Rawdon Crawley
An unscrupulous Englishwoman sets out to steal a place in society.
99.
She Couldn't Take It (1935) as Ham [Alan Hamlin]
100.
In Person (1935) as Jay Holmes
A movie star runs off to the mountains for an incognito vacation.
101.
The Gay Deception (1935) as Lord Clewe
Mirabel wins a $5,000 lottery which will enable her to live like a queen in New York. There she meets Sandro, a bellboy who is really a prince, so she does get to be a queen after all.
102.
Night Life of the Gods (1935) as Hunter Hawk
A scientist named Hunter Hawk invents a device that can turn flesh to stone. While celebrating his discovery he becomes involved with a half naked leprechaun. On a trip to New York, Hunter and Meg (the leprechaun) decide to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and turn all of the Statues of Greek Gods into people. What follows in a drunken romp around New York with Medusa's severed head still in Perseus' hand.
103.
Embarrassing Moments (1934) as Ahearn
104.
The Girl from Missouri (1934) as Lord Douglas
A gold-digging chorus girl tries to keep her virtue while searching for a rich husband.
105.
Charlie Chan in London (1934) as Geoffrey Richmond
106.
Where Sinners Meet (1934) as Nicholas
An eccentric millionaire kidnaps eloping couples to make sure they're meant for each other.
107.
Long Lost Father (1934) as Sir Tony Gelding
A man who deserted his daughter years earlier tries to help her out of a jam.
108.
Cheaters (1934) as [Paul] Southern
109.
The House of Rothschild (1934) as Metternich
The story of the rise of the Rothschild financial empire founded by Mayer Rothschild and continued by his five sons. From humble beginnings the business grows and helps to finance the war against Napoleon, but it's not always easy, especially because of the prejudices against the family.
110.
One More River (1934) as Mr. Forsyte
An abused wife flees her husband and finds love, but at a price.
111.
Little Man, What Now? (1934) as Franz Schlüter
Impoverished newlyweds travel from the country to Berlin to find success. At first, things look rosy, but when the Pinnebergs discover that the husband's stepmother--with whom they are now living--is a notorious madame, groom and pregnant bride must take to the road.
112.
Berkeley Square (1933) as Major Clinton
Leslie Howards time-travels between 1784 and 1933 London in this fantasy romance.
113.
Midnight Club (1933) as Arthur Bradley
114.
Roman Scandals (1933) as Majordomo
115.
Our Betters (1933) as Lord George Grayston
An American heiress marries into the British nobility.
116.
The World Changes (1933) as Sir Phillip Ivor
When a farmer strikes it rich in business, success goes to his head.
117.
A Study in Scarlet (1933) as Lastrade
Sherlock Holmes is called in to solve the case when secret society members start dropping like flies.
118.
Peg O' My Heart (1933) as [Captain Christopher] Brent
A spunky Irish girl inherits a place in a British estate.
119.
Her Secret (1933) as Nils [Norton]
120.
Voltaire (1933) as Count de Sarnac
The famed French writer becomes the conscience of his country during the French Revolution.
121.
Winner Take All (1932) as Forbes
A prize fighter tries to help an invalid and her baby.
122.
The Man Called Back (1932) as King's counsel
123.
The World and the Flesh (1932) as Dmitri [Rostoff]
124.
Two Against the World (1932) as George Walton
A debutante takes the rap for her sibling's mistakes.
125.
The Silent Witness (1932) as Arthur Drinton, K.C.
126.
The Phantom President (1932) as George Washington
Too bad for presidential hopes of banker T.K. Blair; his party feels he has too little flair for savoir faire. But at a medicine show, the party bosses find Blair's double: huckster Doc Varney. Of course, they scheme to make Varney T.K.'s public spokesman; at first, he even fools Blair's girlfriend Felicia, providing a romantic complication. As election eve approaches, the conspirators face the problem of what to do with Varney...who has difficult decisions of his own to make.
127.
Lovers Courageous (1932) as [Gerald] Lamone
A failed playwright falls for an admiral's daughter.
128.
Man About Town (1932) as Ivan Boris
129.
Sherlock Holmes (1932) as Colonel Gore-King
Moriarty is sentenced to death, and Sherlock Holmes prepares to retire to the country and marry his girl (sic). But Moriarty has sworn that Holmes, Lt-Col Gore-King of Scotland Yard, and his trial judge shall all be hanged too. When Moriarty escapes and proceeds to put his threat into operation, Holmes has to postpone his retirement.
130.
Hotel Continental (1932) as Walter Underwood
131.
Jewel Robbery (1932) as Detective Fritz
A jewel thief falls for a tycoon's wife in Vienna.
132.
The Man from Yesterday (1932) as Dr. Waite
133.
Alexander Hamilton (1931) as George Washington
The American patriot's political career is threatened when he falls in love with a married woman.
134.
Honor of the Family (1931) as Tony Revere
135.
Leftover Ladies (1931) as Jerry [Reynolds]
136.
Nice Women (1931) as Mark Chandler
137.
God's Gift to Women (1931) as Auguste
A modern-day Don Juan tries to go straight for love of an American woman.
138.
Guilty Hands (1931) as Gordon Rich
A district attorney tries to frame an innocent girl for the murder he committed.
139.
The Man in Possession (1931) as Sir Charles Cartwright
An out-of-luck heiress falls for the man appointed to dispose of her property.

Cast (special)

140.
Tennessee Ernie Ford Meets King Arthur (1960) as King Arthur
When a clause in his contract forces him to become the guinea pig of a scientist demonstrating a time machine on TV, Tennessee Ernie Ford is whisked back into time--to England and the days of King Arthur. The story, adapted from "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" by Mark Twain, relates E

Cast (short)

141.
The Big Irons (1931)
A businessman sneaks out of his office to play golf with champ Bobby Jones, but he meets his boss on the fairway in this short film. Vitaphone Release 4797.

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