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Also Known As: Died: October 8, 1953
Born: September 4, 1895 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Mexico Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

World for Ransom (1954) as Gov. Sir Charles Coutis
Made by the same production set-up on the same lot that was producing the 1953-54 "China Smith/Captain China" TV series that starred Dan Duryea as soldier-of-fortune China Smith, using many of the same players that were regulars on the TV series, including Douglass Dumbrille, as head of the British Intelligence, and the same "Singapore", British Colony colonials and China sets used on the series. In this instance, they had the good grace to actually make a "new" film rather than just paste two of the TV episodes together and sending it out as a "new" movie as many of the TV production companies were doing at the time, i.e., the producers of the "Ramar of the Jungle" and Guy Madison's "Wild Bill Hickok" series. And changed the role names of Duryea and Dumbrille, but the Duryea character is still "China Smith." And hired a good director. This time out China Smith...uh.....Mike Callahan (Dan Duryea), because of his friendship with Julian March (Patric Knowles),becomes involved with a plot to kidnap a nuclear scientist who is one of the three men in the whole wide world who knows how to detonate an H-Bomb and evidently carries most of the makings around with him. March is in league with Alexis Pederas (Gene Lockhart, less lovable than usual)and his henchman Guzik (former boxer Lou Nova and mean as usual), planning to do some blackmailing on a global scale. Lots of killing, kidnappings, crosses and double-crosses, fights and pursuits follow, plus some bit of footsie between March's wife, Frennessy (Marian Carr) and Callahan. Nothing much happens in that area either as she departs Singapore and Callahan both when neither are of further use to her. Better than the TV series because of director Robert Aldrich. And Marian Carr, who Aldrich would use later on.
Limelight (1953) as Postant
A broken-down comic sacrifices everything to give a young dancer a shot at the big time.
Hong Kong (1952) as Mr. Lighton
Bwana Devil (1952) as Angus "Doc" Maclean
A British railway engineer in Kenya tries to capture the lions attacking his workers.
Vendetta (1950) as Col. Sir Thomas Nevil
Julia Misbehaves (1948) as Colonel [Bunny] Willowbrook
A showgirl returns to her stuffy estranged husband when their daughter gets engaged.
The Exile (1947) as Sir Edward Hyde
A deposed king fights for his life while hiding out at a farm.
The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947) as Dr. Tuttle
A woman slowly discovers that her artist husband is a deranged killer.
Dressed to Kill (1946) as Dr. Watson
A convicted thief in Dartmoor prison hides the location of the stolen Bank of England printing plates inside three music boxes. When the innocent purchasers of the boxes start to be murdered, Holmes and Watson investigate.
Terror by Night (1946) as Doctor John Watson
Sherlock Holmes signs on to protect a priceless diamond from jewel thieves.
Sherlock Holmes in Dressed to Kill (1946) as Dr Watson
Sherlock Holmes sets out to find why people are killing each other over a seemingly inexpensive music box.
The House of Fear (1945) as Doctor [John H.] Watson
Pursuit to Algiers (1945) as Doctor [John] Watson
Sherlock Holmes tries to protect a foreign leader traveling on an ocean liner.
The Woman in Green (1945) as [Doctor John] Watson
Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of seemingly unrelated murders.
Son of Lassie (1945) as Duke of Rudling
The beloved collie goes to war to help the resistance in occupied Norway.
The Corn Is Green (1945) as The squire
A dedicated teacher sacrifices everything to send a young miner to Oxford.
Follow the Boys (1944) as
The Pearl of Death (1944) as Doctor [John H.] Watson
Sherlock Holmes investigates the link between a stolen pearl and a series of murders.
The Spider Woman (1944) as Doctor [John] Watson
Sherlock Holmes fakes his own death to expose a killer.
Frenchman's Creek (1944) as Lord Godolphin
A British noblewoman flees the life of the court to run off with a French pirate.
The Scarlet Claw (1944) as Doctor [John H.] Watson
Sherlock Holmes investigates a haunting in a Canadian village vital to the war effort.
Gypsy Wildcat (1944) as High Sheriff
In an unspecified Renaissance kingdom, no sooner has Anube's gypsy tribe encamped near Baron Tovar's village when Count Orso is found murdered. The wicked baron blames the gypsies and imprisons them all in his castle. Meanwhile, a mysterious stranger on a white horse has hidden the murder arrow and won the heart of gypsy belle Carla, to the discomfiture of her erstwhile fiancée Tonio. Baron Tovar is also fascinated by Carla...especially when he notices her heraldic pendant.
Forever and a Day (1943) as Major Garrow
During World War II an American travels to Britain to sell an old house near London that belongs to his family. But he mets Susan Trimble who lives in the house and who is strictly against the sale. While they spend the night in an air-raid shelter she tells him the story of the building from it's construction in 1804 until present day.
Lassie Come Home (1943) as Duke of Rudling
A faithful collie undertakes an arduous journey to return to her lost family.
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1943) as Doctor [John H.] Watson
Sherlock Holmes fights to keep a new bombsite design from the Nazis.
Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943) as Doctor [John] Watson
Sherlock Holmes investigates murders at a rest home where Watson volunteers.
Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943) as Doctor [John] Watson
Sherlock Holmes tries to recover a stolen document during World War II.
Crazy House (1943) as Dr. Watson
Journey for Margaret (1942) as Herbert V. Allison
An American correspondent tries to adopt two children orphaned during the London blitz.
This Above All (1942) as Ramsbottom
A woman defies convention by joining the WAAFs and becoming romantically involved with an AWOL soldier.
Eagle Squadron (1942) as McKinnon
Roxie Hart (1942) as E. Clay Benham
To try and kick-start her show-business career, a woman admits to a Chicago murder.
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942) as Doctor Watson
Sherlock Holmes investigates acts of terrorism linked to Nazi radio broadcasts.
Hudson's Bay (1941) as Prince Rupert
Highly fictionalized early history of Canada. Trapper/explorer Radisson imagines an empire around Hudson's Bay. He befriends the Indians, fights the French, and convinces King Charles II to sponsor an expedition of conquest.
Free and Easy (1941) as Florian Clemington
A father and son compete in the search for rich wives.
This Woman Is Mine (1941) as Duncan MacDougall
The Chocolate Soldier (1941) as Bernard Fischer
A jealous husband tests his opera-singer wife's fidelity by pretending to be another man.
Suspicion (1941) as [Gordon Cochran] Beaky [Thwaite]
A wealthy wallflower suspects her penniless playboy husband of murder.
Play Girl (1941) as Bill Vincent
An aging gold digger takes a young woman under her wing.
Lillian Russell (1940) as William Gilbert
Life story of the musical star from her discovery in 1890 by bandleader Tony Pastor till her retirement in 1912 when she married newspaperman Alexander Moore.
The Blue Bird (1940) as Mr. Luxury
A woodchopper''s children go off in search of the bluebird of happiness.
Susan and God (1940) as 'Hutchie'
A flighty socialite neglects her family to promote a new religious group.
Adventure in Diamonds (1940) as Col. J. W. Lansfield
Rebecca (1940) as Major Giles Lacy
A young bride is terrorized by the memories of her husband's glamorous first wife.
A Dispatch from Reuters (1940) as Sir Randolph Persham
An entrepreneur builds an international news agency.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939) as Dr. Watson
The famed sleuth tries to stop Professor Moriarty from stealing the Crown Jewels.
The Rains Came (1939) as Lora Albert Esketh
A Hindu doctor's affair with a British noblewoman is disrupted by a violent flood.
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939) as Dr. Watson
Sherlock Holmes uncovers a plot to murder the heir to a country estate.
Kidnapped (1938) as Neil MacDonald
A young man''''s evil uncle arranges for him to be kidnapped and sent to sea.
The Baroness and the Butler (1938) as Major Andros
When he takes a seat in the Hungarian parliament, a butler battles the aristocracy.
Suez (1938) as Sir Malcolm Cameron
A young French nobleman dreams of building the Suez Canal.
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937) as Willie
A chic jewel thief in England falls in love with one of her marks.
Thunder in the City (1937)
A visiting American engages in a bold business promotion, the likes of which the British have not seen.
The Man I Marry (1936) as Robert Hartley
Follow Your Heart (1936) as Henry Forrester
The White Angel (1936) as Dr. West
In this true story, Florence Nightingale defies military leaders to organize humanitarian nursing services during the Crimean War.
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) as Sir Benjamin Warrenton
Two brothers love the same woman at a perilous Indian outpost.
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936) as [Major] Thurber
Under Two Flags (1936) as Captain Menzies
Sergeant Victor comes to the French Foreign Legion after taking the blame for his brother's crime. Cigarette falls in love with him though Major Doyle is in love with her. Doyle sends Victor on dangerous assignments to be rid of him. He falls in love with Lady Venetia Cunningham, a visitor to the garrison.
Becky Sharp (1935) as Joseph "Joss" Sedley
An unscrupulous Englishwoman sets out to steal a place in society.
Jalna (1935) as Maurice Vaughn
A young bride struggles to cope with the tangled relationships on her husband''''s Canadian estate.
She (1935) as Horace Holly
Leo Vincey, told by his dying uncle of a lost land visited 500 years ago by his ancestor, heads out with family friend Horace Holly to try to discover the land and its secret of immortality, said to be contained within a mystic fire. Picking up Tanya, a guide's daughter, in the frozen Russian arctic, they stumble upon Kor, revealed to be a hidden civilization ruled over by an immortal queen, called She, who believes Vincey is her long-lost lover John Vincey, Leo's ancestor.
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1935) as The Prince of Wales [H.R.H. the Prince Regent]
A British aristocrat's effete facade masks a swashbuckling hero rescuing victims of the French revolution.
The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (1935) as Ivan
An expatriate Russian prince creates a scandal by winning big at the gambling tables.
Springtime for Henry (1934) as Johnny Jelliwell
Channel Crossing (1934) as Nigel Guthrie
Coming Out Party (1934) as Troon
Treasure Island (1934) as Squire Trelawney
Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of a young boy out to foil pirates and find a buried treasure.
Stand Up and Cheer! (1934) as [Eustace] Dinwiddie
President Franklin Roosevelt appoints a theatrical producer as the new Secretary of Amusement in order to cheer up an American public still suffering through the Depression. The new secretary soon runs afoul of political lobbyists out to destroy his department.
The Lady Is Willing (1934) as Welton
Murder in Trinidad (1934) as Bertram Lynch
I Was a Spy (1933) as Scottie
The Perfect Alibi (1931) as Manager

Cast (special)

Chaplin Today: Limelight (2003)
Director Bernardo Bertolucci shares his impressions of Charlie Chaplin''s classic Limelight.

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