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Edward Van Sloan

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Also Known As: Died: March 6, 1964
Born: November 1, 1881 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

This Side of the Law (1950) as Judge
An unscrupulous lawyer hires a vagrant to impersonate a missing millionaire.
A Foreign Affair (1948) as German
A prim Congresswoman gets caught up in the romantic decadence of post-war Germany.
Sealed Verdict (1948) as Priest
The Mask of Diijon (1946) as Sheffield
Betty Co-ed (1946) as A. J. A. Woodruff
A fore-runner and a semi- slight version of "Take Care of My Little Girl" from Sam Katzman, but pert-and-pretty Jean Porter had a knack for making Katzman's pictures look better than they were. Here, she (as Joanne Leeds), interrupts her carnival singing career to enroll as a freshman at Upton College. She quickly encounters the snobbery of the sorority girls because of her background. But the sorority is reorganized on democratic principles and she is invited to join, although it is never made too clear why she would want to join this group of airheads anyway.
I'll Remember April (1945) as Board member
The Song of Bernadette (1945) as Doctor
A French peasant girl''s visions of the Virgin Mary create controversy as pilgrims flock to her small town for healing.
Wing and a Prayer (1944) as Admiral
An aircraft carrier is sent on a decoy mission around the Pacific, with orders to avoid combat, thus lulling Japanese alertness before the battle of Midway. All the men have their individual worries and concerns, but become increasingly frustrated at their avoidance of combat, for reasons unknown to them. But in the end, all get their chance to fight.
The Conspirators (1944) as Dutchman in cellar
A guerilla leader falls in love with a mysterious woman in World War II Lisbon.
End of the Road (1944) as Judge
Mission to Moscow (1943) as German diplomat
True story of U.S. Ambassador Joseph E. Davies' attempts to forge a wartime alliance with the Soviet Union.
Riders of the Rio Grande (1943) as Timothy "Pop" Owens
Hitler's Children (1943) as Chief trial judge
A German-American girl is forced to enter a Hitler youth program.
Valley of Hunted Men (1942) as Dr. Heinrich Steiner
It's 1941 and three Nazis escape from a Canadian prison. Two are killed but the third kills Paul Schiller and assumes his identity. This leads him to the Three Mesquiteers ranch where his uncle Dr. Steiner is developing a chemical that will extract rubber from a local plant. The Nazis are out to stop the project and they get the fake Schiller to sabotage the Doctor's formula.
Destination Unknown (1942) as Laborer
A Man's World (1942) as Doc Stone
Virginia (1941) as Minister
Love Crazy (1941) as Doctor
A businessman concocts a series of harebrained schemes to keep his wife from divorcing him.
The Monster and the Girl (1941) as Dave
Scot Webster tries to save his sister Susan from the clutches of gangster W.S. Bruhl. When Scot comes to Bruhl's rented room, one of the gangster's aides falls into his hands, killed by a gunman. The murderer tosses his gun to Scot and disappears. Since all the evidence points at him, Scot is arrested, tried and sentenced to death. A mad scientist uses his brain to transplant it into a gorilla. After the operation Scot wakes up in the body of a gorilla, eager to get his revenge...
Before I Hang (1940) as Dr. Ralph Howard
A mad scientist experiments with a serum tainted with a psychopath''''s blood.
The Secret Seven (1940) as Professor Holtz
The Doctor Takes A Wife (1940) as Burkhardt
A man-hating author and a woman-hating doctor have to pretend they're married.
Phantom Creeps, The (1939)
"The Phantom Creeps" was Universal's 44th sound-era serial (between "The Oregon Trail" and "The Green Hornet")and was re-issued to theatres in 1949 by Commonwealth Pictures Corporation, a distribution set-up handling primarily Universal re-issues. Commonwealth had no hand at all in the production of this serial (as incorrectly shown on site) as they were a distribution company only. Some sources mistakenly identify them as the serial producer because all of the 1949 re-issue prints (and the 16mm prints sold to television circa 1952) show "Commonwealth Pictures Corp. Presents" above the title.There is a whole lot of difference between "presenting" and "producing", a fact that some sources appear to not know or don't care. The serial is of interest to some collectors as it re-unites Bela Lugosi and Edwin Stanley from 1931's "Dracula", and the crater-discovery of the meteorite fragment by Zorka (Bela Lugosi)in the serial is stock footage from Universal's 1936 "The Invisible Ray." The stock footage of an explosion and avalanche used in Chapter 11 comes from Universal's 1934 serial, "The Vanishing Shadow." Plot finds eccentric scientist Dr. Alex Zorka (Bela Lugosi)carrying on various experiments in his secret laboratory with the aid of his assistant Monk (Jack C. Smith). Zorka has invented many strange weapons of warfare, including a devisualizer belt which renders him invisible; a terrifying, eight-foot tall robot (played by stuntman Edwin "Bud" Wolfe and not circus giant Bud Wolff), and he also has a deadly meteorite fragment (which he found in a 1936 movie with Boris Karloff)from which he extracts an element which can induce suspended animation in an entire army. Foreign spies, operating under the guise of a foreign language school (great cover), are trying to buy or (mostly) steal the meteorite element, while his former partner, Dr. Fred Mallory (Edwin Stanley), miffed that Zorka will not turn his inventions over to the U. S. Government, blows the whistle on him to Captain Bob West (Robert Kent) of the Military Intelligence Department. Tired of answering the door and saying no to the spies and the government, Zorka moves his lab and when his beloved wife (Dora Clement) is killed, Zorka, puttering around for his own amusement up to this point, gets hacked off as only Lugosi can, swears eternal vengeance against society, and decides to use his inventions to make himself world dictator. And would have if not for his assistant Monk, an escaped convict virtually enslaved by Zorka, who is cowardly, treacherous and totally incompetent, and whose accidental or deliberate interference with Zorka's efforts repeatedly frustrates his master's grand schemes.
Honeymoon in Bali (1939) as Priest
Storm over Bengal (1938) as Maharajah
The Toy Wife (1938) as Dr. Martine
A Southern belle finds herself torn between two suitors.
Penitentiary (1938) as Dr. Rinewulf
Danger on the Air (1938) as Doctor [Leonard] Sylvester
The Road Back (1937) as President
Souls at Sea (1937) as Ship's officer
An abolitionist signs on with a slaving ship to sabotage their efforts.
Road Gang (1936) as Dudley
A reporter exposes corruption on a southern chain gang.
Fatal Lady (1936) as French surete
The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936) as Chairman
True story of the French scientist''''s battle to establish modern medical methods.
Sins of Man (1936) as Austrian Army doctor
Austrian church bell ringer Freyman loves music and wants his two sons (both played by Ameche) to love it too. The first goes to America and the second is born deaf-mute but gains hearing during WWI bombing.
Dracula's Daughter (1936) as Professor Von Helsing
A Hungarian countess seeks the aid of a noted psychiatrist, in hopes of freeing herself of a mysterious evil influence.
Air Hawks (1935) as Shutter
Two competing air services battle each other while a mysterious death ray threatens the security of the world.
The Woman in Red (1935) as Foxall
A professional horsewoman fights prejudice when she marries into society.
Grand Old Girl (1935) as Holland
Gamblers engineer a veteran schoolteacher's firing.
Death Flies East (1935) as Dr. O'Neill
Three Kids and a Queen (1935) as Doctor Gordon
A Shot in the Dark (1935) as Professor Bostwick
The Black Room (1935) as Doctor
An evil twin brother disposes of his enemies in a secret death chamber on his estate.
Grand Exit (1935) as Klorer
An insurance investigator tries to track down an arsonist.
The Casino Murder Case (1935) as
Society sleuth Philo Vance takes on a series of murders at an aging dowager's mansion.
The Last Days of Pompeii (1935) as Calvus
A blacksmith''''s rise to wealth and power is jeopardized by his son''''s Christianity and the eruption of Vesuvius.
The Scarlet Empress (1934) as Herr Wagner
A young innocent masters the decadent ways of Imperial Russia in order to reign as Catherine the Great.
I'll Fix It (1934) as Parkes
A businessman''''s efforts to buy good grades for his kid brother put him in conflict with the school''''s lady principal.
The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (1934) as Dignitary
A brilliant but impoverished writer, who is a pacifist, goes to work for a publisher and writes anti-war editorials. When he discovers that the publisher has betrayed him and is in league with munitions manufacturers to make money off of war, he goes insane.
Manhattan Melodrama (1934) as Skipper of yacht
Boyhood friends grow up on opposite sides of the law.
Death Takes a Holiday (1934) as Doctor Valle
Death goes on vacation to learn about mortal life -- and love.
The Crosby Case (1934) as Suspect No. 5 [Franz Lubeck]
The Life of Vergie Winters (1934) as Jim Winters
A politician marries while maintaining a second, illegitimate family on the side.
Mills of the Gods (1934) as Komeoski
Baby Face (1933) as Mr. Jameson
A beautiful schemer sleeps her way to the top of a banking empire.
Blood Money (1933) as Department story manager
Goodbye Love (1933) as
The Working Man (1933) as Mr. Briggs
A wealthy manufacturer takes a vacation incognito and ends up working for his chief rival.
It's Great to Be Alive (1933) as Dr. Wilton
The Death Kiss (1933) as Tom Avery
A movie actor is killed while filming a scene.
Deluge (1933) as Prof. Carlysle
Murder on the Campus (1933) as [Professor] C. Edson Hawley
Infernal Machine (1933) as Professor [Gustave] Hoffman
The Silk Express (1933) as First associate
A young silk importer fights off threats to his cargo during a perilous train ride.
The Last Mile (1932) as Rabbi
An innocent man sent to death row gets caught in a prison riot.
Forgotten Commandments (1932) as Doctor
Thunder Below (1932) as Doctor
Man Wanted (1932) as Manager
A female executive falls in love with her male secretary.
Play Girl (1932) as Moffat
A young innocent falls for a compulsive gambler.
Behind the Mask (1932) as [Dr. Alec] Munsell [also known as Dr. August Steiner]
A Federal Agent goes undercover in prison to break up a drug syndicate.
The Mummy (1932) as Doctor Muller
An Egyptian mummy returns to life to stalk the reincarnation of his lost love.
Manhattan Parade (1931) as The Lawyer
A deserted wife tries to keep her husband's costuming company afloat.
Frankenstein (1931) as Doctor Waldman/[Prologue announcer]
A crazed scientist creates a living being from body parts, not realizing it has a madman's brain.
Dracula (1931) as Van Helsing
The legendary bloodsucker stakes his claim on a British estate in search of new blood.

Cast (short)

That Mothers Might Live (1938)
This short film focuses on the story of Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis, a physician that realized the death of new mothers could be reduced through the washing of hands.

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