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H. B. Warner

H. B. Warner


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Also Known As: Died: December 21, 1958
Born: October 26, 1876 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The Ten Commandments (1956) as Amminadab
To escape the edict of Egypt's Pharoah, Rameses I, condemning all first-born Hebrew males, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri, as well as the hatred of Seti's son, Rameses. When his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is cast out of Egypt, and makes his way across the desert where he marries, has a son and is commanded by God to return to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery. In Egypt Moses's fiercest enemy proves to be not Rameses, but someone near to him who can 'harden his heart'.
Journey into Light (1951) as Wiz, wino
The First Legion (1951) as Father [Jose] Sierra
Savage Drums (1951) as Maou
Here Comes the Groom (1951) as Uncle Elihu
A foreign correspondent woos his former fiancee so he can maintain custody of some orphans he''''s adopted.
Sunset Blvd. (1950) as Himself
A failed screenwriter falls into a mercenary romance with a faded silent-film star.
Hellfire (1949) as Brother Joseph
Zeb Smith is a gambler with a larcenous streak, but when an itinerant preacher takes a bullet meant for him, Zeb vows to fulfill the preacher's mission of building a church. Frustrated in his attempts to get donations, Zeb attempts to capture fugitive Doll Brown in order to obtain the reward. But he finds that there's more to Doll than meets the eye. When his old friend Bucky McLean shows up gunning for Doll, Zeb sees a chance to redeem them all... one way or another.
El Paso (1949) as Judge Fletcher
A young lawyer turns himself into a sharpshooter to clean up a corrupt western town.
The Judge Steps Out (1949) as Chief Justice Haynes
A judge flees the pressures of professional and family life for a job as a short-order cook.
The Prince of Thieves (1948) as Gilbert Head
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.)
High Wall (1948) as Mr. Slocum
Psychiatry provides the key to proving a veteran flyer innocent of his wife''s murder.
Driftwood (1947) as Grandpappy Hollingsworth
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.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) as Mr. Gower
George Bailey is a small-town man whose life seems so desperate he contemplates suicide. He had always wanted to leave Bedford Falls to see the world, but circumstances and his own good heart have led him to stay. He sacrficed his education for his brother's, kept the family-run savings and loan afloat, protected the town from the avarice of the greedy banker Mr. Potter, and married his childhood sweetheart. As he prepares to jump from a bridge, his guardian angel intercedes, showing him what life would have become for the residents of Bedford Falls is he had never lived.
Gentleman Joe Palooka (1946) as Senator McCarden
Strange Impersonation (1946) as Dr. Mansfield
A research scientist conducting experiments on a new anaesthetic finds herself being blackmailed by a women she accidentally knocked down with her car; the woman wasn't hurt, but a scheming attorney has convinced her she can get a lot of money for the "accident." Meanwhile, the scientist's research assistant, who is in love with her boss' boyfriend, arranges for an explosion in the laboratory that disfigures the scientist's face, in order to take the boyfriend away from her. The scientist has plastic surgery to make her look like the woman who tried to blackmail her - who while struggling with the scientist fell out of a window and was killed - and determines to get back her boyfriend and punish her scheming assistant.
Captain Tugboat Annie (1945) as Judge Abbott
Rogues Gallery (1944) as Reynolds
Enemy of Women (1944) as Col. Eberhardt Brandt
Young Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels (Paul Andor), an unsuccesful playright, is forced, in order to support himself, to take a position as tutor in the household of Herr Quandt (Ralph Morgan.) His first attempt to force himself upon women comes when he becomes interested in a young actress, Maria Brandt (Claudia Drake), daughter of Colonel Brandt (H.B. Warner)at whose home he is lodging. He is driven from the house by Colonel Brandt. That night, acting as an usher for a meeting of the new German Socialist Party, Goebbels hears Hitler speak, and becomes an ardent follower. He is made propaganda head, becomes known as the "Scoundrel of Berlin", and his machinations strike terror into the hearts of innocent girls. Maria Brandt, who is working as a bit player in a theatre in Hannover, again meets Goebbels. Through his efforts, although unknown to her, Maria is made an overnight star. He then procures a contract for her at the famous UFA studios of Berlin. Maria, who has become interested in a young doctor, Hans Traeger (Donald Woods), shuns Goebbels' attentions.
Action in Arabia (1944) as Abdal El Rashid
An adventurous reporter tangles with Nazis in the desert on the eve of World War II.
Faces in the Fog (1944) as Defense attorney Rankin
Women in Bondage (1944) as Pastor Renz
Margot Bracken returns home to Germany after several years of absence, and is horrified at the degraded status which has been forced on the women of her homeland. Toni Hall is prevented from marrying her sweetheart. Both women speak out against the terrorist reign and are imprisoned. Pagan baptisms, "mercy" killings, sterilizations, government-encouraged vice and the cruelties of the Gestapo are only a few of the practices they see or endure.
Hitler's Children (1943) as The bishop
A German-American girl is forced to enter a Hitler youth program.
A Yank in Libya (1942) as Herbert Forbes
Crossroads (1942) as Prosecuting attorney
A French diplomat who's recovered from amnesia is blackmailed over crimes he can't remember.
The Boss of Big Town (1942) as Jeffrey Moore
City of Missing Girls (1941) as Captain McVeigh
The Corsican Brothers (1941) as Dr. [Enrico] Paoli
Siamese twins, separated in infancy, join forces to avenge their parents' murder.
South of Tahiti (1941) as High Chief [Kawalima]
While not Maria Montez's first film with credit billing, this is the one that Universal used to launch her sex-sand-sarong (the sandals came later) career---"Maria Montez-The Screen's New Blaze of Excitement"--- that lasted over four years until she was usurped by Yvonne DeCarlo. The taglines here were just a warn-up for what was to come---"Daring Days! Exotic Nights! in a forbidden Pagan Paradise" and one even foreshadowed the title of one of her future films; "WHITE SAVAGE! Daughter of Eve...with a Soul of Satan! Lashing men and beasts to hate...and a forbidden Pagan Paradise!" The plotline says four men, Brian Donlevy, Brod Crawford, Andy Devine and Henry Wilcoxin, drift ashore to an exotic island where they meet a beautiful native girl. All become more than a little smitten with Melahi (Maria Montez), with the exception of Andy Devine who is only concerned about not becoming a meal for her pet leopard. They don't make 'em like this anymore.
Topper Returns (1941) as Henry Carrington/Walter Harberg
A beautiful ghost enlists a henpecked husband to track down her killer.
All That Money Can Buy (1941) as Justice Hawthorne
A farmer sells his soul for seven years of good crops.
New Moon (1940) as Father Michel
A revolutionary leader romances a French aristocrat in Louisiana.
Bulldog Drummond's Bride (1939) as Colonel Nielson
Bulldog Drummond postpones his wedding to track down a band of bank robbers.
Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police (1939) as Colonel Nielson
Bulldog Drummond discovers the house he¿s rented for his wedding hides a secret treasure.
The Rains Came (1939) as Maharajah
A Hindu doctor's affair with a British noblewoman is disrupted by a violent flood.
Nurse Edith Cavell (1939) as Mr. Gibson
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.
The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939) as Richard Lawrence
The zany plot follows nitwit Gracie Allen trying to help master sleuth Philo Vance solve a murder. Allen's uncle fixes her up with Bill at a company picnic. When the two go out to a nightclub that night, Gracie inadvertently links Bill to the murder of a thug after finding the dead body and Bill's cigarette case at the scene of the crime. While being questioned at the club, she meets Vance who's investigating the homicide. After Gracie's bungled attempts to solve the case, Vance decides it might be easier to have her working with him. Despite Gracie's "help," the two eventually find the real killer.
Let Freedom Ring (1939) as Rutledge
A crusader returns to his Western hometown to root out corruption.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) as Senate majority leader
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938) as Chen Tsu
Classic biography of the Italian explorer and his journeys to China.
Army Girl (1938) as Colonel Armstrong
Arrest Bulldog Drummond (1938) as Colonel Nielson
The Toy Wife (1938) as Victor Brigard
A Southern belle finds herself torn between two suitors.
The Girl of the Golden West (1938) as Father Sienna
A frontierswoman shelters a notorious outlaw.
You Can't Take It with You (1938) as Ramsey
A girl from a family of freethinkers falls for the son of a conservative banker.
Kidnapped (1938) as [Angus] Rankeiller
A young man''''s evil uncle arranges for him to be kidnapped and sent to sea.
Bulldog Drummond in Africa (1938) as Colonel Nielson
Drummond, his girlfriend and his butler try to free an high post of Scotland Yard who has been kidnapped.
Victoria the Great (1937) as Lord Melbourne
Lost Horizon (1937) as Chang
Four fugitives from a Chinese revolution discover a lost world of peace and harmony.
The Blackmailer (1936) as Michael Rankin
Along Came Love (1936) as Dr. Martin
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) as Judge May
When he inherits a fortune, a small-town poet has to deal with the corruption of city life.
Rose of the Rancho (1936) as Don Pasqual Castro
The Garden Murder Case (1936) as Major Fenwicke-Ralston
Society sleuth Philo Vance suspects dirty doings behind a mysterious series of suicides.
Moonlight Murder (1936) as Godfrey Chiltern
A murderer strikes an opera company.
Born to Gamble (1935) as Carter Mathews
A Tale of Two Cities (1935) as Gabelle
Charles Dickens'''' classic story of two men in love with the same woman during the French Revolution.
Sorrell and Son (1934) as Stephen Sorrell
Night Alarm (1934) as Henry B. Smith
Grand Canary (1934) as Dr. Ismay
Behold My Wife! (1934) as Mr. Carter
After Michael Carter's fiancée commits suicide, Michael vows to seek revenge on his wealthy family, who sabotaged their marriage. He drives across the country angrily, and lands up at a saloon, where he is shot by an Indian, Pete. Pete's girlfriend, Tonita nurses Michael's wound and falls in love with him. Michael realizes this, proposes marriage to Tonita - a perfect revenge for his prejudice family. They marry and he takes her to New York, in full Indian dress hoping to embarrass the family. The press and society mock the Carters - to Michael's delight. Tonita's confused as to why Michael doesn't want to consummate their marriage. At a coming out party for Tonita, set up by Diana (Michael's sister), Tonita's a big hit. Michael becomes angry for his family has "won". Tonita realizes the true reason for their marriage, and finds comfort with Bob, Diana's lover. Diana catches Tonita and Bob together and kills Bob, but, Tonita takes the blame and is arrested, for this is the perfect revenge on Michael. Now, Michael realizes he loves Tonita....
In Old Santa Fe (1934) as Her father [Charlie Miller]
After losing his horse in a crooked race, a cowboy is framed for murder.
Justice Takes a Holiday (1933) as John Logan
Supernatural (1933) as Dr. [Carl] Houston
In New York city, Ruth Rogan is convicted of killing 3 of her lovers and sentenced to be executed. Meanwhile, lovely Roma Courtenay becomes a millionaire heiress when her brother dies. A spiritualist approaches Roma with an urgent message from her dead brother. He runs a rigged seance that doesn't convince Roma's boyfriend Grant but has Roma confused. Then unexpectedly, the executed Ruth Rogan's spirit takes control of Roma's body. Roma runs off with the fake spiritualist under Ruth Rogan's control. Grant desperately tries to track Roma down and return her soul.
Jennie Gerhardt (1933) as William Gerhardt
Christopher Bean (1933) as [Maxwell] Davenport
The Crusader (1932) as Phillip Brandon
Cross-Examination (1932) as Gerald Waring
Unholy Love (1932) as Dr. Daniel Gregory
The Menace (1932) as Inspector Tracy
Ronald Quayle escapes from prison. He was sent there for murdering his father, based on the testimony of his stepmother, Caroline. An explosion disfigures him, but plastic surgery gives him an opportunity to return to England and investigate his father's murder under a new identity. As Robert Crockett he romances his stepmother, ultimately trapping her by creating the appearance of a double-cross among her accomplices, now guests at her house.
The Phantom of Crestwood (1932) as Priam Andes
Five men have to prove their innocence when a blackmailer is murdered.
Tom Brown of Culver (1932) as Doctor Brown
A Woman Commands (1932) as Colonel Strádimirovitsch
The Son-Daughter (1932) as Sin Kai
Young Asians in San Francisco find their love thwarted by clan warfare.
Charlie Chan's Chance (1932) as Inspector Fife
Charlie is the intended murder victim here, and he avoids death only by chance. To find the murderer (since, of course, murder does occur), Charlie must outguess Scotland Yard and New York City police.
Five Star Final (1931) as Michael Townsend
An unscrupulous newspaper editor searches for headlines at any cost.
The Reckless Hour (1931) as Walter Nichols
A young innocent almost ruins her life for the love of an unfeeling cad.
A Woman of Experience (1931) as Major Schmidt
A female con artist uses her skills against German spies.
The Prodigal (1931) as
A wealthy southern boy takes to the road as a hobo.
Expensive Women (1931) as Melville Raymond
A bright young thing can't decide which of her flirtations should lead to marriage.
The Princess and the Plumber (1930) as Prince Conrad of Daritzia
Wild Company (1930) as Henry Grayson
Liliom (1930) as Chief Magistrate
On Your Back (1930) as Raymond Pryer
The Green Goddess (1930) as Crespin
A fanatical Indian potentate holds British settlers hostage.
The Second Floor Mystery (1930) as Inspector Bray
The Furies (1930) as Oliver Bedlow
The Divine Lady (1929) as Sir William Hamilton
Lady Hamilton''''s love affair with Admiral Nelson rocks the British Empire.
Wedding Rings (1929) as Lewis Dike
Stark Mad (1929) as Professor Dangerfield
The Doctor's Secret (1929) as Richard Garson
The Gamblers (1929) as James Darwin
Tiger Rose (1929) as Dr. Cusick
The Trial of Mary Dugan (1929) as District Attorney Galway
A Broadway showgirl goes on trial for the murder of her wealthy lover.
The Argyle Case (1929) as Hurley
A homicide cop investigates the murder of a multimillionaire.
The Show of Shows (1929) as The victim
Warner Bros. stars perform a series of musical and dramatic sketches.
Conquest (1928) as James Farnham
Romance of a Rogue (1928) as Bruce Lowry
The Naughty Duchess (1928) as Duke de St. Maclou
Man-Made Women (1928) as Jules Moret
French Dressing (1928) as Phillip Grey
Sorrell and Son (1927) as Stephen Sorrell
The King of Kings (1927) as Jesus, the Christ
In this silent film, Cecil B. DeMille directs an epic retelling of the life of Christ.
Silence (1926) as Jim Warren
Whispering Smith (1926) as "Whispering Smith"
Is Love Everything? (1924) as Jordan Southwick
Zaza (1923) as Bernard Dufresne, a diplomat
When We Were Twenty-one (1921) as Richard Carewe
The White Dove (1920) as Sylvester Lanyon
Uncharted Channels (1920) as Timothy Webb, Jr.
One Hour Before Dawn (1920) as George Clayton
Haunting Shadows (1920) as John Glenarm
Dice of Destiny (1920) as Jimmy Doyle
Felix O'Day (1920) as Felix O'Day
The Pagan God (1919) as Bruce Winthrop
The Man Who Turned White (1919) as Captain Rand/also known as Ali Zaman
In the African desert, a white man, embittered at an injustice, turns his back on his kind and becomes the leader of a band of Arab outlaws. But a chance encounter with a lovely young woman restores his faith in his race.
A Fugitive from Matrimony (1919) as Stephen Van Courtlandt
The Gray Wolf's Ghost (1919) as Doctor West/Harry West
For a Woman's Honor (1919) as Capt. Clyde Mannering
God's Man (1917) as Arnold L'Hommedieu
The Seventh Sin (1917) as Feodor/The Grand Duke
The Danger Trail (1917) as John Howland
Wrath (1917) as Feodor/The Grand Duke
The Raiders (1916) as Scott Wells
Shell Forty-Three (1916) as William Berner
The Beggar of Cawnpore (1916) as Dr. Robert Lowndes
The Vagabond Prince (1916) as Prince Tonio
The Market of Vain Desire (1916) as John Armstrong
The Lost Paradise (1914) as Reuben Warren
The Ghost Breaker (1914) as Warren Jarvis

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