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Also Known As: Died: March 29, 1973
Born: October 15, 1896 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Birmingham, England, GB Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

From the Earth to the Moon (1958) as Bancroft
Lifelong rivals collaborate on a 19th-century moon rocket.
The Story of Mankind (1957) as Major domo
Satan and the spirit of mankind contend for the future of humanity.
Bundle of Joy (1956) as Adams
A shop girl is mistaken for the mother of a foundling.
Diane (1956) as 1st court physician
A beautiful woman serving as adviser to the King of France falls for his son.
Around the World in 80 Days (1956) as Steward, R.M.S. Mongolia
A Victorian gentleman bets that he can beat the world's record for circling the globe.
The King's Thief (1955) as Henry Wynch
A highwayman uncovers a plot to assassinate King Charles II.
Moonfleet (1955) as Felix Ratsey
A British buccaneer is torn between three seductive women.
It Should Happen to You (1954) as Dr. Manning
A dizzy model in love with fame rents a billboard and puts her name on it.
Let's Dance (1950) as Mr. Charles Wagstaffe
Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a way according to the customs of her dead husband's class.
Love Happy (1950) as [Lefty] Throckmorton
A theatre troupe gets mixed up with gangsters when they stumble upon stolen goods.
The Underworld Story (1950) as Radford
A corrupt newspaperman, blacklisted from his big-city paper, becomes involved with a murder case for a small town paper.
The Petty Girl (1950) as Beardsley
A cheesecake artist tries to get a college professor to pose for him.
Father of the Bride (1950) as Mr. Tringle
A doting father faces mountains of bills and endless trials when his daughter marries.
The Red Danube (1949) as Private David Moonlight
A Russian ballerina in Vienna tries to flee KGB agents and defect.
Enchantment (1949) as Jeweler
When a well-off family takes in a young orphan, her presence ignites romance and jealousy.
And Baby Makes Three (1949) as Gibson
A woman on the verge of divorce and re-marriage discovers she''''s pregnant by her husband.
13 Rue Madeleine (1947) as Pappy Simpson
Tragedy occurs when a spy chief finds out one of his agents-in-training is actually a Nazi double agent.
The Imperfect Lady (1947) as Lord Montglyn
Heartbeat (1946) as Roland Medeville
A young female escapee from a reform school joins a pickpocket academy in Paris. She is caught red-handed on her first attempt at stealing by an upper class man. He recruits her to do him a favor at a society party where she meets and falls in love with a young, handsome, rich diplomat. Whether or not she can land him is another story.
My Kingdom for a Cook (1943) as Angus Sheffield
An English author must search for a new cook when he moves to rural Massachusetts.
Holy Matrimony (1943) as Dr. Caswell
An artist returning from years abroad takes the identity of his dead valet to escape the attentions of the press.
Hit Parade of 1943 (1943) as Bradley Cole
One of the many films made at Republic with a year attached to the "Hit Parade" title, which came from the "Hit Parade" radio program sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes. On reissue all of the entries underwent a title change from "Hit Parade of 19??" to, usually, a title of a song contained in the film, as happened in the case of this film when it was reissued as "Change of Heart" in 1949, and not known under that title until 1949. Not reissuing the film under the original title of "Hit Parade of 1943" had a two-fold purpose; the audiences of that era were not much interested in seeing a film twice, and a changed title-even when the original title was clearly shown in (very) small print in the ads and on the posters---had a chance of being seen again by that segment of the ticket-buying public who didn't read the small print. The plot here is just a trifle---Susan Hayward ghost writes songs for composer John Carroll, whose charms evidently outweighed his song-writing ability---played in and around some great singing and dancing numbers by, for its time, a large number of black performers including Dorothy Dandridge, Count Basie, dancing by the great Jack Williams and the team of "Pops & Louie"(Albert Whitman and Louis Williams)and others, including Spanish dancer Chinita Marin, billed as Chinita. The song "Change of Heart", by Jule Styne and Harold Adamson, was Oscar-nominated, and also became the title of the film on 1949 reissue. Walter Scharf also was Oscar-nominated for Best Scoring of a Musical. Republic seldom got two nominations in any single year, much less two in the same film.
Immortal Sergeant (1943) as Pilcher
During WWII, a corporal in the desert reminisces about the love he left behind and faces uncertainty about his strength as a leader.
The Affairs of Martha (1942) as Dr. Clarence Sommerfield
A servant's scandalous novel lands her employers in hot water.
Random Harvest (1942) as George
A woman''s happiness is threatened when she discovers her husband has been suffering from amnesia.
Life Begins at Eight-Thirty (1942) as Barty
Kathy lives in a cramped New York flat with her father Madden Thomas, a celebrated actor brought down by drink. Lame from an early age and feeling trapped with her father in her small world, Kathy is delighted to meet fellow tenant Robert. When Madden is offered the lead in a new King Lear and Robert lands a composing job in Hollywood, better times seem for a while to beckon.
This Above All (1942) as Wilbur
A woman defies convention by joining the WAAFs and becoming romantically involved with an AWOL soldier.
Scotland Yard (1941) as Dr. Crownfield
Inspector Cork pursues a bank robber who serves in the army and receives facial injuries. After plastic surgery he shows up as a bank president planning an enormous robbery.
You Belong to Me (1941) as Moody
A playboy marries a woman doctor then grows jealous of her male patients.
The Lady Eve (1941) as Gerald
A lady cardsharp tries to con an eccentric scientist only to fall for him.
The Flame of New Orleans (1941) as Brother-in-law
A notorious Frenchwoman pretends to be a society lady to nab a rich husband.
Murder over New York (1940) as Herbert Fenton
When Charlie attends a police convention in New York he learns of sabotage slowing down production in aircraft plants. He, of course, enters the case.
Rebecca (1940) as Coroner
A young bride is terrorized by the memories of her husband's glamorous first wife.
Too Many Husbands (1940) as Peter
When her long lost husband returns after her re-marriage, a woman decides to try life with two mates.
Pride and Prejudice (1940) as Mr. Collins
Jane Austen''''s comic classic about five sisters out to nab husbands in 19th-century England.
Escape to Glory (1940) as Penney
Amid rumors of war in Europe, a group of Americans rush homeward aboard a British freighter.
The Sun Never Sets (1939) as Cosey
When Clive Randolph finally returns "home" from Gold Coast colony, younger brother John balks at following the family Colonial Service tradition. But back in Gold Coast, one Zurof, nominally studying ants, pursues a hidden political agenda that causes worldwide unrest; the Colonial Office persuades both brothers to go back and deal with it. Young John makes a mess of things, then must save the day on his own.
Blind Alley (1939) as George Curtis
When a gangster takes him hostage, a psychiatrist psychoanalyzes the criminal.
I'm from Missouri (1939) as Hearne
Two Bright Boys (1939) as Hilary Harrington
Dramatic School (1938) as Boulin
A young actress struggles to make a hit on stage and in married life.
Garden of the Moon (1938) as Maurice
A nightclub owner and a bandleader compete for the lead singer''''s heart.
Comet over Broadway (1938) as Emerson
A stage star's rampant ambition leads to murder.
Gold Diggers in Paris (1938) as Pierre LeBrec
Three showgirls travel to Paris in search of rich husbands.
Four's a Crowd (1938) as Bingham
A publicist falls for his most difficult client's daughter.
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) as High Sheriff of Nottingham
The bandit king of Sherwood Forest leads his Merry Men in a battle against the corrupt Prince John.
Women Are Like That (1938) as Mainwaring
Years after their break-up, a couple finds each other all over again.
The Dawn Patrol (1938) as Watkins
A flight commander in France almost cracks under the pressure of sending men to their deaths.
Hard to Get (1938) as Case
An unemployed architect falls in love with an heiress.
Thin Ice (1937) as Krantz
Tovarich (1937) as Charles Dupont
Russian nobles flee the revolution and take jobs in Paris as servants.
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937) as William
A chic jewel thief in England falls in love with one of her marks.
The Great Garrick (1937) as M. Picard
French actors set out to deflate the ego of legendary stage star David Garrick.
The Gorgeous Hussy (1936) as Cuthbert
President Andrew Jackson's friendship with an innkeeper's daughter spells trouble for them both.
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1935) as Romney [the great artist]
A British aristocrat's effete facade masks a swashbuckling hero rescuing victims of the French revolution.
The Bishop Misbehaves (1935) as Collins
A church official with a taste for mysteries gets mixed up in the real thing.
Rendezvous (1935) as Doorman
A decoding expert tangles with enemy spies.
The Private Life of Don Juan (1934) as Leporello
When a jealous husband kills a fake Don Juan, the real thing sees a way to retire with grace.

Cast (special)

Mr. Glencannon Takes All (1953)
The exploits of Colin Glencannon, the skipper of the freighter "Inchcliff Castle." In the pilot episode, Colin tries to win the trade of a wiskey manufacturer for his shipping company. Based on the stories by Guy Gilpatric.

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