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Also Known As: Died: August 8, 1988
Born: January 7, 1903 Cause of Death: pneumonia
Birth Place: Birmingham, England, GB Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

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)

Monkey Mission, The (1981) as Briarton
Robert Blake's second (of three) Joe Dancer movies has the hard-boiled private investigator teaming up with a chimp named Gregor, his trainer (John Fiedler) who happens to be an expert sneak thief, and an electronics genius of questionable repute (Keenan Wynn) to steal back a priceless vase looted f
Crime Club (1972) as John--Butler
A fraternity of public and private investigators looks into the suspicious death in an auto accident of the son of one of its members' long-time, wealthy ladyfriend. This was yet another pilot for a prospective series for Lloyd Bridges.
Batman (1966) as Alfred
The archvillains of The United Underworld - The Catwoman, The Joker, The Riddler and The Penguin - combine forces to dispose of Batman and Robin as they launch their fantastic plot to control the entire world. From his submarine, Penguin and his cohorts hijack a yacht containing a superdehydrator, which can extract all moisture from humans and reduce them to particles of dust. The evildoers turn the 9 Security Council members in the United World Building into 9 vials of multicolored crystals! Batman and Robin track the villains in their Batboat and use Batcharge missles to force the sub to surface.
The Loved One (1965) as English club official
An Englishman in Hollywood moves into the funeral business.
36 Hours (1965) as Col. Peter MacLean
Nazis kidnap a key American intelligence officer and try to convince him that World War II is over.
Signpost to Murder (1965) as The Vicar
A convicted murderer, who escaped from a mental institution, hides out in the home of a woman whose husband is missing.
My Fair Lady (1964) as Ambassador
A phonetics instructor bets that he can pass a street urchin off as a lady.
Marnie (1964) as Mr. Rutland
A rich man marries a compulsive thief and tries to unlock the secrets of her mind.
The Sword in the Stone (1963) as Sir Pelinore
Arthur (aka Wart) is a young boy who aspires to be a knight's squire. On a hunting trip he falls in on Merlin, a powerful but amnesiac wizard who has plans for Wart beyond mere squiredom. He starts by trying to give Wart an education (whatever that is), believing that once one has an education, one can go anywhere. Needless to say, it doesn't quite work out that way.
Tender Is the Night (1962) as Pardo
A psychiatrist marries a wealthy patient and succumbs to the lure of easy living.
Premature Burial (1962) as Dr. Gideon Gault
Emily Gault arrives at the Carrell mansion determined to rekindle an old relationship with Guy Carrell, despite the disapproval of his sister, Kate. Guy overcomes his all-consuming fear of being buried alive long enough to marry Emily but soon becomes obsessed again, building a crypt designed to guarantee that he will not fall prey to his most dreaded nightmare. Trying to prove that he has been cured of his phobia, he opens his father's tomb and is shocked into a catatonic state. His worst fears are realized as he is lowered into a grave and covered over, apparently never to learn that the treachery of someone very dear to him was directly responsible for his predicament.
Wild in the Country (1961) as Professor Larson
A counselor falls for the troubled young man she''''s trying to help.
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) as Dean
A professor and his colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center.
Island of Lost Women (1959) as Dr. Paul Lujan
Two downed fliers find themselves trapped in a reclusive scientist¿s island home.
Until They Sail (1957) as Prosecution
Four sisters in New Zealand fall for Allied sailors en route to World War II.
The Court Jester (1956) as Sir Brockhurst
A traveling actor is mistaken for a medieval rebel.
Miami Expose (1956) as Raymond Sheridan
A police detective uses the only witness to a gangland murder to smoke out the mobsters.
The Mole People (1956) as Elinu
Archaeologists stumble upon a race of albinos living under the earth. They are afraid of light of any kind and keep mutant humanoid mole men as their slave
Moonfleet (1955) as Parson Glennie
A British buccaneer is torn between three seductive women.
Désirée (1954) as Despereaux
A young woman wins the heart of Napoleon, though the two can never be together.
Julius Caesar (1953) as Cicero
An all-star adaptation of Shakespeare''''s classic about Julius Caesar''''s assassination and its aftermath.
Young Bess (1953) as Robert Tyrwhitt
The future Elizabeth I fights court intrigue in the turbulent years before her ascension to the throne.
Big Jim McLain (1952) as Sturak
A U.S. agent takes on communists in Hawaii.
The Blue Veil (1951) as Professor George Carter
The Great Caruso (1951) as Jean de Reszke
The legendary opera singer fights to win his place in society.
Double Crossbones (1951) as Capt. Kidd
Tarzan's Peril (1951) as Peters
The jungle king tries to catch gunrunners.
The Highwayman (1951) as Lord Barton
Across the Wide Missouri (1951) as Captain Humberstone Lyon
An explorer leads the way west for 19th-century settlers along the American frontier.
The Strange Door (1951) as Count Grassin
Noble-born cad Dennis (Stapley) has been tricked into a forced stay at the eerie manor of the Sire de Maletroit (Laughton), an evil madman who can't get over the death of his beloved, twenty years after she married his brother (Cavanagh) instead and subsequently passed away during childbirth. Maletroit is determined to have his revenge: the brother has been stowed away in the dungeon for two decades, while he's convinced his disreputable house guest will make a suitably hellish husband for his niece. As luck would have it, the young couple manage to fall in love, and with the help of manservant Voltan (Karloff), they try to make their escape, but not before a final confrontation with Maletroit in the dungeon's crushing deathtrap.
Tripoli (1950) as Khalil
Master Minds (1949) as Dr. Druzik
The Bowery Boys takes on a mad scientist when one of them develops the ability to predict the future.
Criss Cross (1949) as Finchley
A man tries to save his fickle ex-wife from her criminal lover.
Challenge to Lassie (1949) as Lord Prevost
A faithful dog changes the lives of all who know her after her master dies.
Manhandled (1949) as Alton Bennet
A phony psychiatrist''''s secretary gets caught up in a murder case.
The Red Danube (1949) as The General
A Russian ballerina in Vienna tries to flee KGB agents and defect.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949) as High executioner
A blow to the head sends an auto mechanic back to the days of Camelot.
Tarzan's Magic Fountain (1949) as Douglas Jessup
Explorers try to use the jungle king to find a fountain of youth.
My Own True Love (1949) as Kittredge
Hills of Home (1948) as Sir George
Lassie helps a Scottish doctor deal with his patients' problems.
Joan of Arc (1948) as Earl of Warwick
The life and campaigns of the Maid of Orleans.
Macbeth (1948) as A Holy Father
A Scottish warlord and his wife murder their way to a pair of crowns.
Johnny Belinda (1948) as Defense attorney
A small-town doctor helps a deaf-mute farm girl learn to communicate.
High Conquest (1947) as Thomas Donlin
Sinbad the Sailor (1947) as Aga
The Arabian Nights hero sets off to find the lost treasure of Alexander the Great.
Driftwood (1947) as Dr. Nicholas Adams
Six-year-old Jenny (Natalie Wood) rescues a collie dog, the only survivor of a plane wreck. A tag on the dog's neck states that it is en route to a medical laboratory where its blood will be used for spotted fever vaccine. Dr. Steven Webster (Dean Jagger) meets both Jenny and the dog and "adopts" them both. His fiancee Susan (Ruth Warrick) isn't too fond of either the girl or the dog. Webster wants to get a hospital for the town but he is suppressed by the town mayor (Jerome Cowan.) In the arguments that follow, Webster's lab is wrecked and ticks infected with spotted fever escape. The town is in a panic and all want to be vaccinated. Jenny is infected and is about to die.
Lured (1947) as
A woman helps the police catch the serial killer who murdered her best friend.
Fiesta (1947) as The tourist
A Mexican beauty replaces her toreador brother in the bull ring so he can pursue his musical career.
The Lone Wolf in London (1947) as Monty Beresford
A reformed thief gets mixed up in blackmail and the theft of diamonds held at Scotland Yard.
Unconquered (1947) as Sir William Johnson
An English convict girl sent to the colonies gets mixed up in the war with the Indians.
Forever Amber (1947) as Landale
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.
Adventure Island (1947) as Attwater
Rory Calhoun, Paul Kelly and John Abbot are beachcombers/semi-derelicts on an unnamed but well-policed tropical island. Kelly, a sea captain in disgrace, is ordered to pilot a ship full of champaigne to Sydney, that has been lying in the harbor since its captain and most of the crew died of plague. He takes the other two along and plans on sailing elsewhere to sell the cargo. After anchors aweigh, they discover that Rhonda Fleming, the daughter of the deceased captain, is on board. This complicates matters, as does a fire on board, as does the discovery that the champaigne cargo is really water. They arrive at an uncharted island ruled by Alan Napier, a sophisticated British gentleman who is several cards short of playing with a full deck. Crazy as a bedbug. More complications arise, such as snake pits and acid-assassination attempts. Napier likes to keep his island tidy...something Sam Newfield was unable to do with this film as the director. At PRC, he was used to Buster Crabbe and "Fuzzy" St. John riding in and connecting the dots.
Ivy (1947) as Sir Jonathan Wright
To win a wealthy man, a British woman plots to kill her husband and pin it on her lover.
House of Horrors (1946) as F. Holmes Harmon
Three Strangers (1946) as David Shakleford
Three people who share a sweepstakes ticket travel a tangled road to collect their winnings.
The Strange Woman (1946) as Judge Saladine
An unscrupulous 19th-century woman will stop at nothing to control the men in her life.
A Scandal in Paris (1946) as Houdon
An elegant conman gets himself appointed chief of police so he can rob Paris at leisure.
A Scandal in Paris (1946) as Houdon
An elegant con man gets himself appointed chief of police so he can rob Paris at his leisure.
The Song of Bernadette (1945) as Dr. Deboe, psychiatrist
A French peasant girl''s visions of the Virgin Mary create controversy as pilgrims flock to her small town for healing.
Hangover Square (1945) as Sir Henry Chapman
A composer who can't control his creative temperament turns to murder.
Isle of the Dead (1945) as St. Aubyn
The inhabitants of a Balkans island under quarantine fear that one of their number is a vampire.
Action in Arabia (1944) as Eric Latimer
An adventurous reporter tangles with Nazis in the desert on the eve of World War II.
Lost Angel (1944) as Dr. Woodring
A girl raised to be a genius gets lost and discovers the simple pleasure of life.
The Hairy Ape (1944) as MacDougald
A ship's stoker becomes obsessed with a society beauty who finds him repulsive.
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) as Mr. Parker
General Jimmy Doolittle trains American troops for the first airborne attacks on Japan.
Ministry of Fear (1944) as Dr. Forrester
When hidden microfilm comes into his possession, an innocent man is drawn into espionage.
Mademoiselle Fifi (1944) as The Count de Breville
A German officer tries to force a French laundress to become his mistress.
Madame Curie (1944) as Dr. Bladh
The famed female scientist fights to keep her marriage together while conducting early experiments with radioactivity.
Dark Waters (1944) as The doctor
Leslie Calvin, the sole survivor of a submarine accident, goes to her relatives in order to recover emotionally. Unfortunately she encounters various scam artists led by Mr. Sydney who intend to kill her and steal the family assets. Dr. George Grover helps Leslie to defeat Sydney.
The Uninvited (1944) as Dr. Scott
A brother and sister buy a house with a ghostly secret.
Lassie Come Home (1943) as Jock
A faithful collie undertakes an arduous journey to return to her lost family.
Appointment in Berlin (1943) as Col. Patterson
A British secret agent poses as a radio personality for the Nazi's.
Assignment in Brittany (1943) as Sam Wells
A French Resistance fighter discovers he''s a dead ringer for a Nazi official.
Eagle Squadron (1942) as Black Watch officer
A Yank at Eton (1942) as Restaurateur
An American playboy is sent to a British boarding school to learn discipline.
Random Harvest (1942) as Julian
A woman''s happiness is threatened when she discovers her husband has been suffering from amnesia.
Cat People (1942) as Carver
A newlywed fears that an ancient curse will turn her into a bloodthirsty beast.
We Were Dancing (1942) as Captain Blackstone
A Polish princess gives up society for the love of a gigolo.
Confirm or Deny (1941) as Updyke
Newsman Mitch and teletype operator Jennifer, whose job is to see he doesn't send innapropriate stuff out of the country, dodge bombs during the blitz of London while falling in love.
The House of the Seven Gables (1940) as Fuller
A man frames his brother for murder to secure the family fortune for himself.
The Invisible Man Returns (1940) as Willie Spears
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?
We Are Not Alone (1939) as Archdeacon
A British doctor hires an injured ballerina as a nanny for his son.
Caste (1930)

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Enchantment (1949) as Dialect coach
When a well-off family takes in a young orphan, her presence ignites romance and jealousy.

Cast (special)

Contest Kid Strikes Again, The (1979) as Butler
A sequel to "The Contest Kid." The further adventures of Harvey Small, a young boy with a knack for winning giveaway contests. Problems arise when Harvey wins a flock of chickens in a contest.
Whirlwind, The (1974)
The second of a four-part biography of Benjamin Franklin. The program recounts the elderly Franklin's own reminiscences of his early years.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

QB VII (1974) as Semple
An absorbing adaptation of Uris' best-selling novel telling the story of two successful men, an American writer and a Polish doctor, whose careers lead to a confrontation in a London courtroom when the former accuses the latter of having performed illegal operations in a Nazi prison camp years earli

Cast (TV Mini-Series)


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