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Sir Cedric Hardwicke

Sir Cedric Hardwicke



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Also Known As: Died: August 6, 1964
Born: February 19, 1883 Cause of Death: lung ailment
Birth Place: Worcestershire, England, GB Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

Forever and a Day (1943) as Director
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.

Cast (feature film)

The Pumpkin Eater (1964) as Jo's father
A woman drifts through multiple marriages in search of stability.
Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962) as Fergusson
Professor Fergusson plans to make aviation history by making his way across Africa by balloon. He plans to claim uncharted territories in West Africa as proof of his inventions worth.
The Magic Fountain (1961) as King Wilhelm/narrator
The Story of Mankind (1957) as High judge
Satan and the spirit of mankind contend for the future of humanity.
Baby Face Nelson (1957) as Doc Saunders
George "Babyface" Nelson becomes one of the most important gangsters of 1920s Chicago by making brutal robberies. In order to compete with Al Capone he allies himself with John Dillinger...
Diane (1956) as Ruggieri
A beautiful woman serving as adviser to the King of France falls for his son.
The Power and the Prize (1956) as Mr. Carew
An ambitious executive jeopardizes his career to marry a European refugee.
Around the World in 80 Days (1956) as Sir Francis Cromarty, Bombay-Calcutta train
A Victorian gentleman bets that he can beat the world's record for circling the globe.
The Ten Commandments (1956) as Sethi
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'.
The Vagabond King (1956) as Tristan
In 1461, French nobles fearing King Louis XI may seize their lands, join forces with the rebellious Duke of Burgundy to overthrow the king. One of the Duke's captains suggests enlisting the aid of Francois Villon who is known to oppose the king and is leader of the Vagabonds, a group that robs the rich to aid the poor. In league with Burgundy, Villon and two of his cohorts enter Paris, but are captured by the king's men. The king, recognizing Villon's power over the people, proposes that Villon defend Paris against Burgundy and help uncover traitors in the court. Burgundy is routed, and France is reunited, but the king reminds Villon he must pay for his earlier crimes against the court with his life.
Gaby (1956) as Mr. [Edgar] Carrington
In this remake of Waterloo Bridge, a ballerina turns to prostitution when her fiance is reported killed in World War II.
Helen of Troy (1956) as King Priam
A shipwrecked prince's love for a married queen triggers war between Greece and Troy.
Richard III (1955) as King Edward Iv
A hunchbacked madman plots to make himself king of England.
Bait (1954) as Prologue [The Devil]
A greedy miner tries to get his beautiful wife to seduce his partner.
Botany Bay (1953) as Gov. Phillips
In 1787 prisoners from London's Newgate Gaol are to be shipped to New South Wales. Hugh Tallant is an American medical student whom, we learn at sea, was falsely imprisoned. Because of his attempt to escape, evil Captain Gilbert decides to return him to England on charges of mutiny. Events, including arrival of plague, keep Tallant busy in New South Wales.
Salome (1953) as Tiberius Caesar
Herod's stepdaughter discovers Christianity through her love for a Roman centurion.
The War of the Worlds (1953) as Commentary
A scientist on vacation stumbles upon a Martian invasion.
The Green Glove (1952) as Father Goron
A World War II veteran in France gets mixed up in murder while investigating a stolen treasure.
Caribbean (1952) as Capt. Francis Barclay
The Desert Fox (1951) as Dr. Karl Strolin
Following his work with the Afrika Korps, Field Marshall Rommell joins in a plot to assassinate Hitler.
Mr. Imperium (1951) as Bernand
An exiled king and a film star try to rekindle a romance from the past.
The White Tower (1950) as Nicholas Radcliffe
Mountain climbers in the Swiss Alps mull over past problems while trying to conquer a perilous peak.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949) as King Arthur/Lord Pendragon
A blow to the head sends an auto mechanic back to the days of Camelot.
Rope (1948) as Mr. Kentley
Two wealthy young men try to commit the perfect crime by murdering a friend.
Song of My Heart (1948) as Grand Duke
I Remember Mama (1948) as Mr. [Jonathan] Hyde
Norwegian immigrants face the trials of family life in turn-of-the-century San Francisco.
A Woman's Vengeance (1948) as Dr. [James] Libbard
Country squire Henry Maurier is patient with his wife Emily, a neurotic invalid, but her brother surprises Henry with his young mistress Doris. The same night, Emily dies of her chronic heart disease, and Henry promptly marries Doris, to the chagrin of neighbor Janet Spence, who loves him. When a post-mortem shows that Emily's death was precipitated by arsenic, Henry is placed on trial for his life. But is he guilty?
The Winslow Boy (1948) as Arthur Winslow
When their son is expelled from school for theft, a married couple demands a fair trial.
Ivy (1947) as Inspector Orpington
To win a wealthy man, a British woman plots to kill her husband and pin it on her lover.
Tycoon (1947) as [Frederick] Alexander
While building a tunnel through the Andes, an engineer falls in love with his possessive boss's daughter.
The Imperfect Lady (1947) as Lord Belmont
Lured (1947) as Julian Wilde
A woman helps the police catch the serial killer who murdered her best friend.
Nicholas Nickleby (1947) as Ralph Nickleby
A fatherless boy tries to make his fortune despite interference from his rich uncle.
Beware Of Pity (1946) as Dr Albert Condor
A paraplegic mistakes a man''''s pity for love.
Sentimental Journey (1946) as Dr. Jim Miller
An actress becomes fatally ill and adopts an orphan so that her husband will not be alone once she has died.
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) as Narrator
A man remains young and handsome while his portrait shows the ravages of age and sin.
Wilson (1945) as Senator Henry Cabot Lodge
A chronicle of the political career of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.
The Keys of the Kingdom (1945) as Monsignor Sleeth
A crusading priest struggles to build a mission in China.
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 Cross of Lorraine (1944) as Father Sebastian
Allied POWs fight to survive torture and loss of faith.
The Lodger (1944) as Robert Burton
The inhabitants of a boarding house fear the new lodger is Jack the Ripper.
The Moon Is Down (1943) as Col. Lanser
Small town Norwegians resist a Nazi takeover during World War II.
Forever and a Day (1943) as Dabb
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.
The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) as [Dr. Ludwig] Frankenstein [/The Ghost of Baron Heinrich Frankenstein]
The twisted Ygor plots to put his brain into the Frankenstein monster''''s body.
Valley of the Sun (1942) as Warrick
A government spy goes after a crooked Indian agent in Arizona.
The Invisible Agent (1942) as Conrad Stauffer
Frank Raymond, grandson of the original Invisible Man, still has the old formula but considers it too dangerous to use, even when Axis agents try to get it. But Pearl Harbor brings him to volunteer his own services as an invisible agent in Germany. Though a bit cold (clothes aren't invisible), his adventures are more comedy than thriller (with occasional grim reminders) as he makes fools of Nazi officials and romances a luscious double agent, in search of Hitler's secret plan...
Commandos Strike at Dawn (To Be Deleted) (1942)
Erik Toresen, widower and fishery observer, leads a quiet life in a small Norwegian town; but after the Nazi occupation, German abuses lead Erik to form a Resistance group. After a killing, Erik flees to the wilderness and finds a secret German air base; he resolves to escape to England with its location.
Commandos Strike At Dawn (1942) as Admiral Bowen
A Norwegian refugee leads the British in an attack against his country's Nazi invaders.
Sundown (1941) as Bishop Coombes
An exotic woman helps the Allies fight the Germans in North Africa.
Suspicion (1941) as General McLaidlaw
A wealthy wallflower suspects her penniless playboy husband of murder.
Victory (1941) as Mr. Jones
Tom Brown's School Days (1940) as Dr. Thomas Arnold
While visiting the grave of Dr. Thomas Arnold, the beloved late headmaster of the famous preparatory school Rugby, Tom Brown meets his old classmate East, and the two begin to reminisce about Dr. Arnold's days at Rugby.
The Invisible Man Returns (1940) as Richard Cobb
Framed for the murder of his brother, Geoffrey Radcliffe is scheduled to hang. After a visit from his friend Dr. Frank Griffin, he vanishes mysteriously from prison. Police inspector Sampson realizes that Griffin is the brother of the original Invisible Man and has given Geoffrey the formula to aid his escape. Can Geoffrey elude the police dragnet and track down the real murderer? More importantly, can Griffin discover an antidote before the invisibility formula drives Geoffrey insane?
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) as Frollo
A deformed bell ringer rescues a gypsy girl falsely accused of witchcraft and murder.
On Borrowed Time (1939) as Mr. Brink [Death]
An old man and his grandson trap Death in a tree.
Stanley and Livingstone (1939) as Dr. David Livingstone
An American newspaper searches Africa for a lost explorer.
Green Light (1937) as Dean [George] Harcourt
An idealistic doctor sacrifices his career to protect an elderly surgeon.
King Solomon's Mines (1937) as Allan Quartermain
African explorers enlist an exiled native chief to help them find a legendary treasure.
Nine Days a Queen (1936) as Earl of Warwick
A young noblewoman becomes a pawn for dueling factions in 16th century England.
Peg of Old Drury (1936) as David Garrick
Things to Come (1936) as Theotocopulos
Two generations of philosophers try to bring an end to war.
Nell Gwyn (1935) as King Charles II
King Charles II first meets Nell Gwyn after seeing her do a turn at Drury Lane. They soon become close, the King preferring her feisty irreverent company to that of the aristocratic French Duchess of Portsmouth. Nell becomes his most loyal subject, while ever-ready to take the Duchess down a peg. But the actress can never hope to be fully accepted by the King's circle despite his constant attentions.
Les Misérables (1935) as Bishop Bienvenue
An obsessed policeman relentlessly pursues an escaped convict.
Becky Sharp (1935) as Marquis of Steyne
An unscrupulous Englishwoman sets out to steal a place in society.
Bella Donna (1934)
Power (1934) as Rabbi Gabriel
A Jewish businessman using his wealth to benefit his people discovers he''''s not Jewish.
Orders Is Orders (1934) as Brigadier
The Lady Is Willing (1934) as Gustav Dupont
Rome Express (1933) as
The Ghoul (1933) as Broughton
An ancient Egyptian returns to punish those who violated his tomb.
Dreyfus (1931) as Dreyfus

Director (special)

Sketchbook (1953) as Director
A proposed series of vignettes based on stories by famous authors. The pilot episode stories: "The Chase" by John Collier and starring Boris Karloff and Philip Truex; "You Were Perfectly Fine" by Dorothy Parker and starring Kyle MacDonnell and Oliver Thorndike; "Nightmare Number 3" with Walter Mat

Cast (special)

Picture of Dorian Gray, The (1961) as Narration
The story of a remarkably handsome young man who wishes, upon seeing his finished portrait, that he might always look so young and handsome. From then on, he stops aging, but his portrait shows him withering away and growing uglier as the years go by, reflecting the debauched and wicked life he has
Prince and the Pauper, The (1957)
Adaptation of Mark Twain's novel about a poor boy and the heir to the British throne who exchange places.
Caesar and Cleopatra (1956) as Caesar
A television adaptation of the George Bernard Shaw comedy about Caesar's role as instructor to Cleopatra, the fledgling Queen of Egypt in 48 B.C.
Barretts of Wimpole Street, The (1955) as Edward Barrett
A television adaptation of the 1930 play by Rudolf Besier. The story of the meeting, courtship, and marriage of poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning. (The title refers to Elizabeth's home on Wimpole Street in London.)
Sketchbook (1953) as Host
A proposed series of vignettes based on stories by famous authors. The pilot episode stories: "The Chase" by John Collier and starring Boris Karloff and Philip Truex; "You Were Perfectly Fine" by Dorothy Parker and starring Kyle MacDonnell and Oliver Thorndike; "Nightmare Number 3" with Walter Mat

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