Miles Malleson


Screenwriter

Biography

Made his British stage debut in 1911 and entered films in the early 1930s.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

You Must Be Joking! (1965)
Salesman
The Brain (1964)
Dr. Miller
Murder Ahoy (1964)
Bishop Faulkner
First Men IN the Moon (1964)
Registrar
They All Died Laughing (1964)
Dr. Woolley
Circus World (1964)
Billy Rogers
Fury at Smuggler's Bay (1963)
Duke of Avon
Heavens Above! (1963)
Rockerby
The Hellfire Club (1963)
Judge
Bachelor of Hearts (1962)
Dr. Butson
The Phantom of the Opera (1962)
Philosophical cabby
Go to Blazes (1962)
Postman's Knock (1962)
Double Bunk (1961)
Reverend Thomas
Peeping Tom (1960)
Elderly gentleman
The Day They Robbed the Bank of England (1960)
Assistant curator
The Brides of Dracula (1960)
Dr. Tobler
Kidnapped (1960)
Mr. Rankeillor
And The Same To You (1960)
I'm All Right Jack (1960)
Windrush, Sr
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
Bishop [Franklin]
Gideon of Scotland Yard (1959)
Judge at Old Bailey
Man in a Cocked Hat (1959)
British Resident
Paradise Lagoon (1958)
Vicar
All at Sea (1958)
Angler
Happy Is the Bride (1958)
Magistrate
Behind The Mask (1958)
Sir Oswald Pettiford
Your Past Is Showing (1958)
Reverend Bastable
The Silken Affair (1958)
Mr Blucher
Horror of Dracula (1958)
Brothers in Law (1957)
Kendall Grimes
The Man Who Never Was (1956)
Scientist
Private's Progress (1956)
Windrush Senior
Three Men in a Boat (1956)
King's Rhapsody (1955)
Jules
Trent's Last Case (1953)
Burton Cupples
The Importance Of Being Earnest (1952)
Canon Chasuble
The Woman's Angle (1952)
A Christmas Carol (1951)
Old Joe
The Magic Box (1951)
Stage Fright (1950)
Mr. Fortesque
The History of Mr. Polly (1949)
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Hangman
The Queen of Spades (1948)
Saraband for Dead Lovers (1948)
Dead of Night (1945)
Demi-Paradise (1943)
Box Office Manager
Wings and the Woman (1942)
This Was Paris (1942)
Watson
Major Barbara (1941)
The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
Sultan
The Lion Has Wings (1940)
Knight Without Armor (1937)
Drunken Red commissar
Nine Days a Queen (1936)
Jane's father
Nell Gwyn (1935)
Chiffinch
Runaway Queen (1934)
The Chancellor
Perfect Understanding (1933)
Announcer
The Sign of Four (1932)
Thaddeus Sholto

Writer (Feature Film)

Yellow Canary (1944)
Screenwriter
Wings and the Woman (1942)
Scenario and Screenplay
The First of the Few (1942)
Screenplay
The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
Screenplay and dial
Queen of Destiny (1940)
Scenario and dial
Action for Slander (1938)
Screenplay Adapted
The Rat (1938)
Dial
Victoria the Great (1937)
Scen and dial
Peg of Old Drury (1936)
Original story and Screenplay
Rhodes (1936)
Dial
Nine Days a Queen (1936)
Dial
Nell Gwyn (1935)
Screenwriter
Nell Gwyn (1935)
Dial
Lorna Doone (1935)
Screenwriter
Perfect Understanding (1933)
Story
Perfect Understanding (1933)
Dial
Strange Evidence (1933)
Screenwriter

Life Events

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Thief Of Bagdad, The (1940) - This Is No Dog Plenty of spectacle in the opening scene, introducing the evil magician Jaffar (Conrad Veidt) arriving in Basra, and the not-much-explained "Blind Man" (John Justin), in Alexander Korda's The Thief Of Bagdad, 1940.
Thief Of Bagdad, The (1940) - Free, Free, After Two Thousand Years Abu (Sabu), shipwrecked by his evil magician enemy, discovers a bottle, the not overly bright Djinn (Rex Ingram) inside, one of the more famous effects from producer Alexander Korda's The Thief Of Bagdad, 1940.
Murder Ahoy -- (1964) - To Put Backbone Into Young Jellyfish In her village where Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford, in an original, non-Agathae Christie story), who was outfitted with a naval suit during the credits, joins a meeting chaired by the bishop (Miles Malleson) but derailed by Ffolly-Hardwicke (Henry Longhurst), from the third in the MGM series, Murder Ahoy, 1964.
Stage Fright (1950) - I Love Strange Men Aspiring actress Eve (Jane Wyman) pretends feeling faint, drawing the attention of first Fortesque (Miles Malleson) then policeman Smith (Michael Wilding), hoping to learn about the murder he's investigating, in Alfred Hitchcock's Stage Fright, 1950.
Thief Of Bagdad, The (1940) - Most Complete Completion Jaffar (Conrad Veidt), evil usurper of the throne of Bagdad, visits the nutty Sultan of Basra (Miles Malleson, also the screenwriter), offering toys in the hope of procuring his daughter (June Duprez), in Alexander Korda's The Thief Of Bagdad, 1940.
First Of The Few - Strange Ideas Aircraft designer R.J. Mitchell (producer and director Leslie Howard) with wife Diana (Rosamund John) en route to celebrations after his plane wins a race, bosses Bride and Higgins (Roland Culver, David Horne) thwarting his plans, in First Of The Few, 18942.
First Of The Few - Zero Day On the day later known as "Battle Of Britain Day," controllers and pilots repel German raids, cameos by famous fliers including Tony Bartley and Brian Kingcombe, David Niven as the character "Crisp," in the bio-pic starring, produced and directed by Leslie Howard, First Of The Few, 1942.
First Of The Few - British Faith And Purpose Producer, director and star Leslie Howard narrates the opening, heady framing featuring footage the high command of Nazi Germany, and the voice of PM Churchill, in the aviation-history bio-pic First Of The Few, a.k.a. Spitfire, 1942.
First Of The Few - This Is The Future Dining with wife Diana (Rosamund John), test pilot Crisp (David Niven) and his obligatory date (Rosalyn Boulter), aircraft designer Mitchell (producer and director Leslie Howard) reveals plans that will become the famous "Spitfire" fighter, in First Of The Few, 1942.
Trent's Last Case - Unfit To Live Reporter and amateur sleuth Trent (Michael Wilding) tracks down old friend Cupples (Miles Malleson), also the uncle of the widow of the deceased, on the golf course, in Trent's Last Case, 1953, from the E.C. Bentley novel.
Man In A Cocked Hat - No Lavatories The newly arrived young king (Ian Bannen) baffles the Brits (Terry-Thomas, Thorley Walters) then his own Prime Minister Amphibulos (Peter Sellers) in the Boulting brothers' Man In A Cocked Hat (a.k.a. Carlton-Browne Of The F.O.), 1959.
Importance of Being Earnest, The (1952) - Young Women Are Green Canon Chasuble (Miles Malleson) comes upon Cecily (Dorothy Tutin) and Miss Prism (Margaret Rutherford), with whom he carries on conversation, in The Importance of Being Earnest, 1952, from Oscar Wilde's play.

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