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Also Known As: Died: April 25, 1972
Born: July 3, 1906 Cause of Death: overdose of sleeping pills
Birth Place: Russia Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Psychomania (1973)
When her son and his motorcycle gang are killed, a witch brings them back to life.
Endless Night (1972) as Lippincott
The Kremlin Letter (1970) as The Warlock
A team of spies tries to recover a CIA letter that could trigger an international incident.
The Body Stealers (1970) as General Armstrong
Aliens kidnap sky divers as part of an invasion plot.
The Best House in London (1969) as Sir Francis Leybourne
Government officials try to organize a state bawdy house in Victorian England.
One Step to Hell (1969) as Captain Phillips
The Candy Man (1969) as Sidney Carter [Candy Man]
Warning Shot (1967) as Calvin York
An officer goes on suspension when he shoots a suspect in self defense and the man''''s gun vanishes.
The Jungle Book (1967) as Shere Khan the Tiger
Disney animation inspired by Rudyard Kiplings "Mowgli" story. Mowgli is a boy who has been raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. When the wolves hear that the fierce tiger, Shere Kahn, is nearby, they decide to send Mowgli to a local "man tribe". On his way to the village, Mowgli meets many animal characters in this musical tale. When Shere Kahn learns of Mowgli's presence, he tracks him down.
Good Times (1967) as Mr. Mordicus
Singers Sonny and Cher try to find the perfect script for their movie debut.
The Quiller Memorandum (1966) as Gibbs
An international spy infiltrates a Neo-Nazi gang.
Trunk to Cairo (1966) as Professor Schlieben
A secret agent takes on Neo-Nazis running a munitions factory.
The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders (1965) as The Banker
A woman emabarks on a wild search for true love.
Ecco (1965) as Narrator
A Shot in the Dark (1964) as Benjamin Ballon
Inspector Clouseau tries to clear a beautiful woman accused of shooting her husband.
Dark Purpose (1964) as Raymond Fontaine
An American tourist falls in love with an Italian count who harbors a deadly secret.
Cairo (1963) as Major Pickering
Master thieves set their sights on King Tut''''s jewels in this remake of The Asphalt Jungle.
Operation Snatch (1962) as Major Hobson
In Search of the Castaways (1962) as Thomas Ayerton
The Grant children _know_ their shipwrecked father must still be alive. Didn't he send them a message in a bottle? They search, through earthquake, fire, flood, and cannibal tribe.
Call Me Genius (1961) as Sir Charles Brouard
Anthony Hancock gives up his office job to become an abstract artist. He has a lot of enthusiasm, but little talent, and critics scorn his work. Nevertheless, he impresses an emerging very talented artist.
Trouble in the Sky (1961) as Sir Arnold Hobbes, Queen's Counsel
A seasoned pilot is condemned for an error which causes a crash. The pilot later dies in a crash with similar circumstances and an examiner looks for scientific reasons for the crashes.
Five Golden Hours (1961) as Mr. Bing
A con artist who fleeces wealthy widows falls for his latest mark.
The Last Voyage (1960) as Capt. Robert Adams
Passengers and crew fight to escape a sinking ocean liner.
A Touch of Larceny (1960) as Sir Charles Holland
Philandering Commander Max Easton, now desk-bound and under-worked in the Admiralty, finds he suddenmly needs to make some money when he falls for American Virginia Killain. When he hatches a plot to disappear in circumstances that suggest he has defected and then return to sue the papers, Virginia doesn't take much notice - at least at first.
Village of the Damned (1960) as Gordon Zellaby
After a mysterious blackout, the inhabitants of a British village give birth to emotionless, super-powered offspring.
Bluebeard's Ten Honeymoons (1960) as Landru
Solomon and Sheba (1959) as Adonijah
Epic tale of the Biblical king''''s seduction by a pagan queen.
That Kind of Woman (1959) as The Man [A. L.]
A kept woman falls in love with a young paratrooper during the final days of World War II.
The Whole Truth (1958) as Carliss
A woman tries to prove her cheating husband didn''''t murder his mistress.
Outcasts of the City (1958) as Announcer
From the Earth to the Moon (1958) as Stuyvesant Nicholl
Lifelong rivals collaborate on a 19th-century moon rocket.
The Seventh Sin (1957) as Tim Waddington
An adulteress tries to redeem herself by helping her doctor husband fight an epidemic in China.
While the City Sleeps (1956) as Mark Loving
Reporters compete to catch a serial killer.
Never Say Goodbye (1956) as Victor
In present-day U.S., Dr. Michael Parker, a prominent surgeon, unexpectedly runs into his German-born wife whom he thought was dead. Victor, an artist and his "dead" wife's now boyfriend, berates Dr. Parker for "killing" her. The bulk of the story flashes back to Austria during World War II as we learn how Dr. Parker met and married his wife, and the one mistake that may have cost him his family.
That Certain Feeling (1956) as Larry Larkin
When Larry Larkin's syndicate complains that his comic strip isn't as amusing as it once was, he calls in neourotic ghost-writer Francis X. Dignan to help him with the strip. But things get complicated when Francis rekindles his love for his ex-wife, who happens to be Larkin's secratery and soon-to-
Death of a Scoundrel (1956) as Clementi Sabourin
A Czech refugee uses women to advance his business interest.
The Big Tip Off (1955) as Orator
Journey to Italy (1955)
A married couple seek insight and direction within their relationship in Italy.
The Scarlet Coat (1955) as Dr. Jonathan Odell
An American officer goes undercover to unmask a Revolutionary War traitor.
Moonfleet (1955) as Lord [James] Ashwood
A British buccaneer is torn between three seductive women.
Night Freight (1955) as Radio announcer
Jupiter's Darling (1955) as Fabius Maximus
A beautiful Roman mounts a romantic campaign to halt Hannibal's invasion of the empire.
The King's Thief (1955) as Charles II
A highwayman uncovers a plot to assassinate King Charles II.
Witness to Murder (1954) as Albert Richter
A woman fights to convince the police that she witnessed a murder.
King Richard and the Crusaders (1954) as King Richard the Lion-Hearted
King Richard''''s attempts to win back the Holy Lands are complicated by his love of a tempestuous Englishwoman.
Run for the Hills (1953) as Television commentator
Call Me Madam (1953) as Gen. Cosmo Constantine
A Washington hostess takes an assignment as ambassador to the world''''s smallest nation.
Ivanhoe (1952) as De Bois-Guilbert
Sir Walter Scott's classic tale of the noble knight torn between his fair lady and a beautiful Jew.
Hold That Line (1952) as Football player
The Bowery Boys crash college when one of them lands on the football team.
Captain Black Jack (1952) as Mike Alexander
I Can Get It for You Wholesale (1951) as J. F. Noble
An ambitious designer has to choose between her career and love.
The Light Touch (1951) as Felix Guignol
An art thief tries to double cross his gangster boss.
Kentucky Jubilee (1951) as Barker
All About Eve (1950) as Addison DeWitt
An ambitious young actress tries to take over a star's career and love life.
Samson and Delilah (1950) as The Saran of Gaza
Epic re-telling of the story of the Biblical strongman laid low by love.
The Fan (1949) as Lord Robert Darlington
A happy marriage is placed at risk when the husband starts spending his afternoons with a social climbing adventuress.
Lured (1947) as Robert Fleming
A woman helps the police catch the serial killer who murdered her best friend.
Forever Amber (1947) as King Charles II
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.
The Private Affairs of Bel Ami (1947) as Georges Duroy
Writer Georges Duroy (George Sanders) is one social-climbing S.O.B. who does most of his climbing over the warm (and cold) bodies of women. He begins with Rachel (Marie Wilson), a hanger-on in the cafes and Folies Bergere crowd, and then moves on to dally with Clotilde de Morelle (Angela Lansbury.) Always striving to move upward on the social scale, he ditches her to marry Madeleine Forestier (Ann Dvorak). Now he gets on the fast track. He persuades Madame Walter (Katherine Emery), the wife of his publisher, to fall in love with him, and then compromises Madeleine to frame a divorce, so he can pursue Madame Walter's daughter, Suzanne (Susan Douglas, before somebody decided her later-married name was her most-often used screen name.) He moves along so well that ere long he is in legal position to usurp the title of one of France's most noble houses. The moral, at the end, is it is okay to mess with French women, but triffling with French titles is going too far.
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) as Miles Fairley
A spirited widow rents a haunted cottage and builds an emotional bond with the resident ghost.
A Scandal in Paris (1946) as Eugene-François Vidocq
An elegant con man gets himself appointed chief of police so he can rob Paris at his leisure.
The Strange Woman (1946) as John Evered
An unscrupulous 19th-century woman will stop at nothing to control the men in her life.
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) as Lord Henry Wotton
A man remains young and handsome while his portrait shows the ravages of age and sin.
The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945) as Harry Melville Quincy
Bachelor Harry Quincey, head designer in a small-town cloth factory, lives with his selfish sisters, glamorous hypochondriac Lettie and querulous widow Hester. His developing relationship with new colleague Deborah Brown promises happiness at last...thwarted by passive, then increasingly active opposition from one sister. Will Harry resort to desperate measures?
Hangover Square (1945) as Dr. Allan Middleton
A composer who can't control his creative temperament turns to murder.
Action in Arabia (1944) as Michael Gordon
An adventurous reporter tangles with Nazis in the desert on the eve of World War II.
Summer Storm (1944) as Fedja Michailovitch Petroff
In this filmed Chekhov adaptation, Darnell plays the alluring peasant woman who lures cynical aristocrat Sanders away from his milquetoast fiancee, with tragic consequences.
The Lodger (1944) as Inspector John Warwick
The inhabitants of a boarding house fear the new lodger is Jack the Ripper.
Quiet Please Murder (1943) as Jim Fleg
This Land Is Mine (1943) as George Lambert
A soft-spoken school teacher tries to prove he''s not a Nazi collaborator.
They Came to Blow Up America (1943) as Carl Steelman
A government agent is assigned to join a hate group in order to gain information on their underground activities.
Appointment in Berlin (1943) as Keith Wilson
A British secret agent poses as a radio personality for the Nazi's.
Paris After Dark (1943) as Dr. Andre Marbel
A Date with the Falcon (1942) as Gay Lawrence "The Falcon"
The gentleman detective postpones his wedding to find a cache of stolen diamonds.
The Moon and Sixpence (1942) as Charles Strickland
Loosely inspired by the life of Gauguin, a man abandons his middle-classed life to start painting.
Her Cardboard Lover (1942) as Tony Barling
A flirt tries to make her fiance jealous by hiring a gigolo.
Son of Fury (1942) as Sir Arthur Blake
A young adventurer seeks his fortune in the South Seas so he can return to England and reclaim his birthright.
Tales of Manhattan (1942) as Williams
An actor, Paul Orman, is accidentally told that his new, custom made tail coat has been cursed and it will bring misfortune to all who wear it. As the 4 succeeding wearers of the coat discover, misfortune can often lead to truth.
The Black Swan (1942) as Captain Billy Leech
When he's named governor of Jamaica, a former pirate sets out to clean up the Caribbean.
The Falcon Takes Over (1942) as Gay Lawrence, also known as "The Falcon"
A society sleuth and a lady reporter try to track down a murderous thug's lost girlfriend.
The Falcon's Brother (1942) as Gay Lawrence, also known as "The Falcon"
A gentlemanly detective calls on his brother to help him stop the Nazis from assassinating a key diplomat.
Man Hunt (1941) as [Major] Quive-Smith
An Englishman goes behind enemy lines to assassinate Hitler.
The Saint in Palm Springs (1941) as Simon Templar, also known as The Saint
Reformed jewel thief Simon Templar''''s efforts to deliver a fortune in rare stamps are complicated by murder.
Rage in Heaven (1941) as Ward Andrews
A jealous man plots to fake his death and incriminate his wife's suspected lover.
The Son of Monte Cristo (1941) as [General] Gurko Lanen
A freedom fighter leads a double life in his battle against a ruthless dictator.
Sundown (1941) as Major [A. L.] Coombes
An exotic woman helps the Allies fight the Germans in North Africa.
The Gay Falcon (1941) as Gay Lawrence, also known as "The Falcon"
A society sleuth tries to break up an insurance scam.
The Saint Takes Over (1940) as Simon Templar, the Saint
Reformed jewel thief Simon Templar tries to help a police inspector who''''s been framed on bribery charges.
The Saint's Double Trouble (1940) as Simon Templar, "The Saint"/Boss Duke Bates
Reformed jewel thief Simon Templar lands in hot water when a look-alike smuggles stolen goods out of Egypt.
The House of the Seven Gables (1940) as Jaffrey Pyncheon
A man frames his brother for murder to secure the family fortune for himself.
So This Is London (1940) as Dr. Dereski
American (Churchill) in London dislikes England until his daughter (Lehmann) falls for the son (Granger) of the Lord (Drayton) with whom he wants to conclude a business deal.
Green Hell (1940) as Forrester
A group of adventurers head deep into a South American jungle in search of ancient Incan treasure. A beautiful woman, brought to their camp by hired bearers, has come to join her husband, a newer member of the group, who was recently killed by hostile natives. As the months go by, jealousies and tempers flare as fights break out over the woman. The Incan treasure is finally found but the treaure-seekers, now united by a common enemy, are about to be attacked by hundreds of fierce natives armed with bows and poisoned arrows.
Foreign Correspondent (1940) as [Scott] ffolliott
An American reporter covering the war in Europe gets mixed up in the assassination of a Dutch diplomat.
Rebecca (1940) as Jack Favell
A young bride is terrorized by the memories of her husband's glamorous first wife.
Bitter Sweet (1940) as Baron von Tranisch
A voice teacher and his star pupil run away together to a life of love and poverty.
Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939) as [Franz] Schlager
An FBI agent risks his life to infiltrate Nazi sympathizers in the U.S.
Allegheny Uprising (1939) as Capt. Swanson
Colonial settlers fight the corrupt British in the days before the American Revolution.
The Saint Strikes Back (1939) as The Saint [Simon Templar]
The Saint helps a young beauty take vengeance on the mobsters who ruined her father.
The Saint in London (1939) as Simon Templar, also known as "The Saint"
The Saint''''s investigation of a counterfeiting ring uncovers a nest of spies.
Nurse Edith Cavell (1939) as Capt. Heinrichs
English nurse Edith Cavell is matron in a small private hospital in German-occupied Brussels during WWI. When the son of a recently deceased patient escapes from a German prisoner-of-war camp, Cavell aids him to reach Holland and safety. This leads to Cavell, a local noblewoman, the grandmother of the escaped prisoner-of-war, and others to form an organization to help Belgian, French, English and other soldiers escape as well. Eventually the Germans become aware of what's happening and take action.
Mr. Moto's Last Warning (1939) as Eric Norvel
A Japanese spy tries to stop secret agents from blowing up the Suez Canal to trigger world war.
International Settlement (1938) as Del Forbes
Four Men and a Prayer (1938) as Wyatt [Leigh]
To prove their father was murdered, four brothers fight to bring down a powerful arms syndicate.
The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1937) as Indifference
An ordinary man discovers he can make anything happen just by saying it.
Lancer Spy (1937) as Lieutenant Michael Bruce
An Englishman impersonates an imprisoned German officer and "returns" to Germany to become a national hero. A female German spy is assigned to check him out but falls in love with him.
The Lady Escapes (1937) as Rene Blanchard
A couple who are always quarreling split up temporarily while she goes to France and teams up with a playboy who's being sued for breach of promise.
Slave Ship (1937) as Lefty
Captain Lovett ordered his first mate Thompson to get rid of his slave-trading crew and get a more respectable bunch for standard shipping, but when he brings his new bride Nancy aboard he finds the same old setup, including slave trade.
Love Is News (1937) as Count Andre de Guyon
Lloyd's of London (1936) as Lord Everett Stacy
A young man's love for a married woman leads him to help found an insurance company.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Insatiable (1980)

Cast (special)

Frances Langford Presents (1959) as Guest
An hour of music, song, and comedy in which hostess Frances Langford presents top-name performers. The program is actually two unsold half-hour pilots that were reedited to form a sixty-minute special.
You're the Top (1956) as Guest
A panoramic celebration of Cole Porter's career.

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