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Also Known As: Died: February 20, 1962
Born: November 16, 1877 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Stratford-upon-Avon, England, GB Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Miracle in the Rain (1956) as Commodore Eli B. "Windy" Windgate
When a lonely woman''''s wartime lover dies, her loneliness threatens her life.
That Forsyte Woman (1949) as Nicholas Forsyte
An unhappily married woman falls in love with her niece's fiance.
You Gotta Stay Happy (1949) as Martin
Indecisive heiress Dee Dee Dillwood is pushed into marrying her sixth fiancée, but unable to face the wedding night, she flees into the adjacent hotel room of commercial pilot Marvin Payne, who just wants to sleep. Somehow, she persuades him to take her to California. Her fellow passengers include a chimpanzee, a corpse (in a coffin), an absconding embezzler, and two smoochy newlyweds. Can love be far behind?
If Winter Comes (1948) as The coroner
Scandal results when a well-meaning man takes in a pregnant girl.
The Black Arrow (1948) as Bishop of Tilsbury
A young British nobleman comes back from fighting in the War of the Roses to discover that his father has been murdered by an old family friend who is now an outlaw. However, he becomes suspicious about the exact circumstances of his father's death and determines to find out exactly what happened.
Canyon Passage (1946) as Clenchfield
A respected businessman and his gambler best friend fall for the same woman in 1850s Oregon.
The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944) as Cleghorn
An eager scientist (John Carradine) tests his new formula for invisibility on an escaped fugitive (Jon Hall). When the formula works the criminal runs off to terrorize a family he believes cheated him out of a fortune years earlier.
Mr. Skeffington (1944) as Soames
A flighty beauty marries a stockbroker for convenience and almost ruins both their lives.
Gaslight (1944) as Mr. Mufflin
A newlywed fears she''s going mad when strange things start happening at the family mansion.
Casanova Brown (1944) as Butler
A couple on the verge of divorce learns the wife is pregnant.
Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943) as [Alfred] Brunton
Sherlock Holmes investigates murders at a rest home where Watson volunteers.
Forever and a Day (1943) as Doctor
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.
His Butler's Sister (1943) as Willebrandt
Mr. Muggs Steps Out (1943) as Charney
Muggs, ordered by a judge to get a job "or else", is hired by a society matron as the chauffeur for her wacky family. An engagement party is thrown for the family's daughter, and the rest of the gang is hired as servants for the party. However, a valuable necklace disappears during the festivities, and all the gang is blamed for the theft.
To Be or Not to Be (1942) as Gen. Armstrong
A troupe of squabbling actors joins the Polish underground to dupe the Nazis.
The War Against Mrs. Hadley (1942) as Bennett
A Washington matron tries to ignore the effects of World War II.
Son of Fury (1942) as Purdy
A young adventurer seeks his fortune in the South Seas so he can return to England and reclaim his birthright.
The Undying Monster (1942) as Walton
A rarely seen movie about a werewolf who prowls around at night but only kills certain members of one family. It seems like just a coincidence but the investigating Inspector soon finds out that this tradition has gone on for generations and tries to find a link between the werewolf and the family, leading to a frightening conclusion.
Journey for Margaret (1942) as Mr. Barrie
An American correspondent tries to adopt two children orphaned during the London blitz.
Sunny (1941) as Johnson
Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941) as Minister
A young doctor's wedding turns into a tragic event.
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) as Sisk
A prizefighter who died before his time is reincarnated as a tycoon with a murderous wife.
That Hamilton Woman (1941) as Reverend Nelson
Naval hero Lord Nelson defies convention to court a married woman of common birth.
The Light That Failed (1940) as Doctor
A London artist struggles to complete one last painting before going blind.
Third Finger, Left Hand (1940) as Burton
A man-shy fashion editor pretends to be married until a suitor claims to be her husband.
The Earl of Chicago (1940) as Lord Chancellor
A Chicago gangster inherits a British title.
Waterloo Bridge (1940) as Vicar
A ballerina turns to prostitution when her fiance is reported killed in World War I.
The Sea Hawk (1940) as Astronomer
A British buccaneer holds the Spanish fleet at bay with the covert approval of Elizabeth I.
The Hardys Ride High (1939) as Dobbs
A small-town family inherits a fortune but has trouble adjusting to society life.
Remember? (1939) as Butler William
A bickering couple takes an amnesia potion so they can re-discover each other.
Tell No Tales (1939) as Doctor Lovelake
In search of a big scoop for his failing paper, an editor tries to solve a kidnapping case that''''s turned into murder.
Nurse Edith Cavell (1939) as English chaplain
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.
Pacific Liner (1939) as Captain Mathews
A shipboard epidemic triggers mutiny.
Naughty but Nice (1939) as Dean Burton
A college professor turns songwriter and falls for his lyricist.
You Can't Take It with You (1938) as DePinna
A girl from a family of freethinkers falls for the son of a conservative banker.
Service De Luxe (1938) as Butler
Glamorous and efficient Helen Murphy runs a service that will provide any type of assistance to wealthy customers, but what she's really looking for is a man who can take care of himself. Rugged Robert Wade, an inventor in town to secure funding for his new model tractor, wants to meet a woman who won't try to run his life. Despite being made for each other, Helen and Bob go through the usual complications of a film like this before ending up together in the final reel.
Bulldog Drummond's Peril (1938) as Professor Bernard Goodman
Bulldog Drummond hunts down an assassin after a priceless diamond.
Kidnapped (1938) as Dominie Campbell
A young man''''s evil uncle arranges for him to be kidnapped and sent to sea.
A Christmas Carol (1938) as Minister
In this adaptation of Charles Dickens'' classic tale, an elderly miser learns the error of his ways on Christmas Eve.
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) as
The bandit king of Sherwood Forest leads his Merry Men in a battle against the corrupt Prince John.
The Jury's Secret (1938) as John [the butler]
Bill Sheldon (Larry J. Blake as Larry Blake) has a grudge against Midland City newspaper publisher Brandon Williams (Samuel S. Hinds) as Sheldon blames the city's recent flood against Williams for using his power and influence to hold up government flood control money. When Williams is found murdered, Sheldon is charged with the crime that was actually committed by Walter Russell (Kent Taylor), the paper's rebel editorial writer. Ney York reporter Linda Ware (Fay Wray) arrives to cover the story and finds that Russell, her old sweetheart, is on the jury hearing Sheldon's trial. She also discovers that he is the killer. Russell forces an acquittal and, before another trial can be held, realizes that his conscience will not permit him to let Sheldon be tried again.
Storm over Bengal (1938) as Sir John Galt
Parnell (1937) as W. H. Smith
True story of the Irish politician whose fight for freedom was compromised by his affair with a married woman.
The Prince and the Pauper (1937) as Archbishop
Rousing adaptation of the Mark Twain tale of a 16th-century prince who trades places with a lookalike peasant.
Fit for a King (1937) as Count Strunsky
Maid of Salem (1937) as Jeremiah [Adams]
Young lovers (Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray) fall afoul of repressive society as Salem elders get caught up in the witch hunts and trials of 17th century Massachusetts. One family in particular uses the hysteria to its advantage, getting even with everyone for every slight--real or imagined.
Varsity Show (1937) as Dean Meredith
A Broadway producer puts on a show at his alma mater.
Rose-Marie (1936) as Mr. Gordon
An opera singer goes undercover in the Canadian wilderness to hunt for her criminal brother.
Love Letters of a Star (1936) as Hotchkiss
The White Angel (1936) as Lord Raglan
In this true story, Florence Nightingale defies military leaders to organize humanitarian nursing services during the Crimean War.
Hearts Divided (1936) as Cambaceres
Napoleon's younger brother falls for a girl from Baltimore.
Here Comes Trouble (1936) as Professor Howard
Dracula's Daughter (1936) as Hawkins
A Hungarian countess seeks the aid of a noted psychiatrist, in hopes of freeing herself of a mysterious evil influence.
Spendthrift (1936) as Buel
Give Me Your Heart (1936) as Oliver
A socialite has to give up the baby she bore to a married man.
The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936) as Dr. Lister
True story of the French scientist''''s battle to establish modern medical methods.
Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935) as Chief of police [Colonel Watkins]
The Chinese government calls Charlie Chan to Shanghai to investigate a murder involving an opium ring. Ring leaders kidnap Charlie and attempt to have him killed.
Cardinal Richelieu (1935) as Father Joseph
Whipsaw (1935) as
A G-man woos the sole female member of a criminal gang.
Millions in the Air (1935) as Theodore
Folies Bergère de Paris (1935) as Monsieur Paulet
An entertainer impersonates a look-alike banker, causing comic confusion for his girlfriend and his double's wife.
The Right to Live (1935) as Sir Stephen Barr
A crippled war hero's death turns out to be murder.
Vanessa: Her Love Story (1935) as Man with little girl
A Victorian wife contemplates leaving her insane husband for a romantic gypsy.
Jalna (1935) as Uncle Ernest
A young bride struggles to cope with the tangled relationships on her husband''''s Canadian estate.
Mandalay (1934) as Col. Dawson Ames
A woman with a past tries to get rid of a former lover.
Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (1934) as Bobby
Algy, Bulldog Drummond's right-hand-man, is getting married. Bulldog attends; on the way home, in the fog, he enters the (apparently deserted) mansion of Prince Achmed in search of a phone. He finds none, but he does find a body - which disappears when he summons a bobby. Bodies keep disappearing as Drummond keeps summoning the authorities, particularly his long-suffering upstairs neighbor, Captain Nielsen; the ever faithful Algy also finds his wedding night disrupted by, among other things, some emergency code-breaking. And of course, there's a beautiful woman there's always a beautiful woman in this case, Gwen, who turns out to be the daughter of the dead man who started all this.
All Men Are Enemies (1934) as [Henry] Clarendon
Double Door (1934) as Mr. Chase
In a spooky New York City mansion, a wealthy but mean old woman threatens to return her sister to the home's secret torture chamber when the sister objects to the woman's trying to ruin the lives of relatives she doesn't like.
She Was a Lady (1934) as George Vane
I Am Suzanne! (1934) as Dr. Lorenzo
Tony Malatini, a puppeteer, at Paris' Theatre des Marionettes notices that his audience consists of only 7 people. He visits his successful competitor on the corner to see why people are drawn to it. After seeing Suzanne, the competitors popular dancer, Tony is mesmerized by her. He goes backstage to see her and asks her if he can make a puppet of her to use in his show. Over-hearing this, the Baron, Suzanne's controlling manager, castigates Suzanne threatening to set her free. Suzanne terrified of being on her own, begs the Baron to marry her and not to leave her. Tony comes during one of Suzanne's performances and begs her not to marry the Baron. Upset, Suzanne falls into the orchestra pit and injures herself to the extent that she won't dance again. Baron leaves Suzanne, but Tony with a doctor's help puts her through a vigorous exercise program. Tony also shows her how to be a puppeteer. Tony confesses to Suzanne that his true friends are his puppets. He picks up the puppet of Suzanne and tells her that he is in love with this puppet. Suzanne not realizing that he means her becomes confused. Together they put on a successful celebrity puppet show. During a celebration party, Tony decides he will propose marriage to her uniquely. He picks up the puppet of her and asks it to marry him. Suzanne becomes jealous and confused...
British Agent (1934) as Sir Walter Carrister
An Englishman falls in love with a Russian spy.
Menace (1934) as Skinner
Father Brown, Detective (1934) as Sir Leopold Fischer
Riptide (1934) as Bollard
A chorus girl weds a British lord then falls for an old flame.
Madame Du Barry (1934) as English ambassador
True story of the legendary courtesan who was mistress to France''''s King Louis XV.
We Live Again (1934) as Official
A Russian nobleman discovers the peasant girl he once seduced has turned to crime.
The Key (1934) as The General
A British officer stationed in Ireland falls for the wife of an intelligence man.
Midnight Mary (1933) as Churchill
An abused orphan sinks into a life of crime.
The Masquerader (1933) as Brock
An unemployed reporter impersonates his look-alike cousin and falls for the man''''s wife.
Should Ladies Behave (1933) as Butler [Louis]
A young girl falls for her aunt's lover.
Captured! (1933) as Major general
While in a POW camp, a man discovers his best friend was his wife's lover.
Lady for a Day (1933) as John the butler
A gangster helps an old apple-vendor pose as a society woman to fool her visiting daughter.
Looking Forward (1933) as [James] Fenton
A man fights to keep the family department store open during the Depression.
A Study in Scarlet (1933) as Dearing
Sherlock Holmes is called in to solve the case when secret society members start dropping like flies.
Cynara (1932) as Inquest judge
Infidelity threatens a lawyer''s marriage when his fling decides to steal him from his wife.
The Menace (1932) as Phillips [also known as Grumpy]
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.
Lovers Courageous (1932) as Mr. [John] Smith
A failed playwright falls for an admiral''''s daughter.
Man About Town (1932) as Hilton
Forbidden (1932) as Florist
On an ocean voyage, a librarian falls for a married man.
Week Ends Only (1932) as Martin
Devil's Lottery (1932) as Lord Litchfield
Payment Deferred (1932) as A prospective tenant
A milquetoast kills for money and finds it a hard habit to break.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932) as Brigadier-General Carew
Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of a scientist who unleashes the beast within.
6 Hours to Live (1932) as Baron Emil von Sturm
Love Affair (1932) as Kibbee
An heiress'''' affair with an aeronautical engineer threatens his career.
The Right of Way (1931) as The Siegneur
A married lawyer with amnesia falls in love with another woman.
The Woman Between (1931) as Barton
A World War I pilot falls for his commander's wife.
The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931) as Roget
A woman takes to the streets to provide for her illegitimate son.
The Bachelor Father (1931) as Larkin
An aging Don Juan decides to get better acquainted with his grown children.
Five and Ten (1931) as Hopkins
A dime-store heiress elopes with a married man.
Platinum Blonde (1931) as Butler [Smythe]
A heartless heiress seduces a hard-working reporter into a disastrous marriage.
Grumpy (1930) as Ruddick
Charley's Aunt (1930) as Stephen Spettigue
A young man convinces a fellow student to pose as his aunt in order to visit their crushes.
Scotland Yard (1930) as Lord St. Arran
Lucky In Love (1929) as Earl of Balkerry
Jealousy (1929) as Rigaud

Cast (short)

Changing of the Guard (1936)
In this short film, a girl is told a story by her grandfather about his days in a military regiment. Vitaphone Release 7497-7498.

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