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Edmund Gwenn

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Also Known As: Died: September 6, 1959
Born: September 26, 1875 Cause of Death: pneumonia
Birth Place: United Kingdom Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Rocket from Calabuch, The (1956) as Professor George Hamilton
A renown atomic scientist escapes from his world of formulas and destruction and finds a respite in a Spanish seaside village.
The Trouble with Harry (1955) as Capt. Albert Wiles
A corpse creates a world of trouble for several passersby who each believe they may have caused the death.
The Student Prince (1954) as Prof. Juttner
A prince falls in love with a barmaid during his last fling before assuming the crown.
Them! (1954) as Dr. Harold Medford
Federal agents fight to destroy a colony of mutated giant ants.
Mister Scoutmaster (1953) as Reverend Dr. Stone
To get in touch with the younger generation, a TV star signs on as a Boy Scout leader.
The Bigamist (1953) as Mr. Jordan
A woman discovers her husband has another family in another city.
Something for the Birds (1952) as Johnnie Adams
A conservationist fights to save the habitat of the California condor and to do it she works her way into the affections of a representative of the oil company that wants the land for their own purposes.
Sally and Saint Anne (1952) as Grandpa Pat Ryan
Sally O'Moyne, a good-natured but awkward school-girl lives with her extended and eccentric Irish-American clan. One day at school, unable to find her lunch bucket, Sally says a prayer to St. Anne in hope of heavenly assistance. When Sally finds her lunch, she believes a miracle has happened, convincing her of a special relationship with the saint. Meanwhile, some animosity between the O'Moyne family and a neighbor grows and manifests itself in various comic situations. The plot develops as Sally, firm in her belief in St. Anne, emerges from adolescence an attractive young woman, and discovers the opposite sex. The feud, along with Sally's personal life, works itself to resolution in this light, nostalgic look at growing up Catholic in the 1940s and 1950s.
Bonzo Goes to College (1952) as Ted "Pop" Drew
In this fantasy-toned sequel, former lab chimp Bonzo, now literate (!), runs away from a carnival sideshow and hops a banana truck. He lands in college town Pawlton and is adopted by the granddaughter of football coach 'Pop' Drew, who sorely needs good players. Obvious but pleasant slapstick follows.
Les Miserables (1952) as Bishop Courbet
An obsessive policeman relentlessly hunts a man who escaped prison after stealing bread.
Peking Express (1951) as Father Joseph Murray
A Woman of Distinction (1950) as Mark Middlecott
A publicity hungry press agent creates a romance between an icy college dean and a visiting lecturer.
Louisa (1950) as Mr. [Henry] Hammond
The Norton family is in a turmoil due to faultfinding grandma Louisa. Strongly urged to find outside interests, Louisa starts dating grocer Hammond; their necking among the teenagers shocks the latter (!), and Louisa's architect son Hal isn't too thrilled either. So what's to do when Hal's boss Mr. Burnside becomes a rival for Louisa's favors?
Pretty Baby (1950) as Cyrus Baxter
A pair of advertising executives use a woman's child to snag a client.
For Heaven's Sake (1950) as Arthur
An angel''''s earthly mission takes a wrong turn when he falls in love with mortal life.
Mister 880 (1950) as The Skipper Miller
A beloved old man is secretly Mister 880, an amateurish counterfeiter.
Challenge to Lassie (1949) as John Traill
A faithful dog changes the lives of all who know her after her master dies.
Apartment for Peggy (1948) as Prof. Henry Barnes
A war veteran and his young wife attempt to adjust to the boom years of the late 1940s.
Hills of Home (1948) as Dr. William MacLure
Lassie helps a Scottish doctor deal with his patients' problems.
Bob, Son of Battle (1947) as Adam M'Adam
Miracle on 34th Street (1947) as Kris Kringle
A department store Santa claims to be the real thing.
Life with Father (1947) as Rev. Dr. Lloyd
A straitlaced turn-of-the-century father presides over a family of boys and the mother who really rules the roost.
Green Dolphin Street (1947) as Octavius Patourel
In 19th-century New Zealand, two sisters compete for the same man against a backdrop of political unrest and natural disaster.
Undercurrent (1946) as Prof. "Dink" Hamilton
A sheltered woman realizes that either her husband or his mysterious brother is a psychopath.
Of Human Bondage (1946) as Athelny
A medical student risks his future when he falls for a low-class waitress.
Bewitched (1945) as Doctor Bergson
A girl enlists a psychic to get rid of her murderous alternate personality.
The Keys of the Kingdom (1945) as Reverend Hamish MacNabb
A crusading priest struggles to build a mission in China.
She Went to the Races (1945) as Dr. [Homer] Pecke
A pretty scientist with a system for horse-race betting falls in love with a trainer.
Dangerous Partners (1945) as Albert Richard Kingby
A young couple''''s accident could make them rich, if they can evade a Nazi spy ring.
Between Two Worlds (1944) as Scrubby
Passengers on a luxury liner realize they are en route to the afterlife.
Lassie Come Home (1943) as Rowlie [Palmer]
A faithful collie undertakes an arduous journey to return to her lost family.
The Meanest Man in the World (1943) as Frederick P. Leggitt
Compassionate small-town lawyer Richard Clarke moves to New York City to seek his fortune, but is unsuccessful until he takes a friend's advice and tries to convince the world he's a ruthless heel. Suddenly he's the most popular lawyer in town -- but he could lose his fiancée.
Forever and a Day (1943) as Stubbs
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.
A Yank at Eton (1942) as Justin
An American playboy is sent to a British boarding school to learn discipline.
One Night in Lisbon (1941) as Lord Fitzleigh
Cheers for Miss Bishop (1941) as President Corcoran
On her retirement, students wonder why their favorite teacher never married.
Charley's Aunt (1941) as Stephen Spettigue
Two college students convince their friend and fellow student to pose as an aunt from Brazil.
Scotland Yard (1941) as Inspector [Henry James] Cork
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.
The Devil and Miss Jones (1941) as Hooper
A department store owner goes undercover as an employee to thwart union activists.
The Doctor Takes A Wife (1940) as Dr. Lionel Sterling
A man-hating author and a woman-hating doctor have to pretend they're married.
The Earl of Chicago (1940) as Munsey
A Chicago gangster inherits a British title.
Pride and Prejudice (1940) as Mr. Bennet
Jane Austen''''s comic classic about five sisters out to nab husbands in 19th-century England.
Foreign Correspondent (1940) as Rowley
An American reporter covering the war in Europe gets mixed up in the assassination of a Dutch diplomat.
Cheer Boys Cheer (1939)
Set in the world of brewing, a classic tale (an Ealing speciality) of the small, friendly, family run company being threatened with closure by the nasty, modern, large organisation. Bringing in familiar farce elements such as mistaken identity, slapstick and even pie fights, the tale is resolved through the love felt by the children of the opposing brewery owners.
South Riding (1938) as Alfred Huggins
"Winifred Holtby realised that Local Government is not a dry affair of meetings and memoranda:- but 'the front-line defence thrown up by humanity against its common enemies of sickness, poverty and ignorance.' She built her story around six people working for a typical County Council:- Beneath the lives of the public servants runs the thread of their personal drama. Our story tells how a public life affects the private life; and how a man's personal sufferings make him what he is in public. " Corruption, intrigue and romance in a Yorkshire setting. A country squire whose wife is in a mental hospital becomes attracted to a crusading local schoolmistress.
A Yank at Oxford (1938) as Dean of Cardinal
A cocky American student runs into trouble when he transfers to the famed British college.
Parnell (1937) as Campbell
True story of the Irish politician whose fight for freedom was compromised by his affair with a married woman.
The All-American Chump (1936)
A country bumpkin who''''s a mathematical genius falls into the hands of gangsters.
Mad Holiday (1936) as Williams
A temperamental film star''''s vacation turns deadly when he uncovers a murder.
Anthony Adverse (1936) as John Bonnyfeather
An orphan runs off to a life of adventure, then returns to France in search of the girl he left behind.
The Walking Dead (1936) as Dr. Beaumont
A framed man comes back from the dead to seek revenge.
Sylvia Scarlett (1936) as Henry Scarlett
A female con artist masquerades as a boy to escape the police.
All American Chump (1936) as Jeffrey Crane
A country bumpkin who's a mathematical genius falls into the hands of gangsters.
The Bishop Misbehaves (1935) as [James,] Bishop [of Broadminster]
A church official with a taste for mysteries gets mixed up in the real thing.
Waltzes From Vienna (1934)
Schani, Johan Strauss Jr., is forced by his father to forget music and to work in a bakery. Here he falls in love with Resi. The girl gets very jealous when a rich and beautiful contessa asks Schani to write a waltz for her. Schani writes and plays it, but he is always loyal to his girlfriend.
For Love or Money (1934) as Edmund Gilbert
Friday the 13th (1934) as
This film examines the stories of the passengers of a bus accident.
Channel Crossing (1934) as Trotter
Java Head (1934)
The port city of Bristol, England, in the 1800s is home to Java Head, a sailing ship line company. The owner has two sons. One, a handsome seafarer, is in love with a local girl, but cannot marry her due to a long-running feud between their fathers. After a lengthy voyage, he returns with a very exotic, noble Chinese wife, which scandalizes the conservative town. His other son, a "landlubber", seeks to convert to steamships, to the disgust of his father. Even worse, he is secretly dealing in contraband.
Warn London (1934)
Smithy (1933)
Be Mine Tonight (1933) as Mayor Pategg
Marooned (1933)
I Was a Spy (1933) as The burgomaster
The Good Companions (1933) as Jess Oakroyd
Three musicians team up to save a failing theatrical troupe.
Frail Women (1932)
The Skin Game (1931) as Hornblower
A self-made man shocks the inhabitants of a small English town by buying a forest owned by the local nobility.
Real Thing at Last, The (1916)
A satire on American films, in which Shakespeare's Macbeth is performed as it might be imagined performed in an American film. (The film was prepared as part of a live benefit for the YMCA attended by the British royal family. Edmund Gwenn (QV) appeared onstage but not on film as the American producer.)

Cast (short)

The Greatest Gift (1942)
In this short film, a French monastery takes in a juggler to care for as they prepare gifts to offer to Our Lady.

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