Lester Matthews


Biography

Lester Matthews was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Matthews kickstarted his acting career in various films such as the Henry Hull horror film "Werewolf of London" (1935), the Victor McLaglen drama "Professional Soldier" (1935) and the Boris Karloff horror flick "The Raven" (1935). He also appeared in "Crack-Up" (1936) with Peter Lorre, the Bobby Mauch adventure "The ...

Biography

Lester Matthews was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Matthews kickstarted his acting career in various films such as the Henry Hull horror film "Werewolf of London" (1935), the Victor McLaglen drama "Professional Soldier" (1935) and the Boris Karloff horror flick "The Raven" (1935). He also appeared in "Crack-Up" (1936) with Peter Lorre, the Bobby Mauch adventure "The Prince and the Pauper" (1937) and the spy thriller "The Lancer Spy" (1937) with Dolores Del Rio. His film career continued throughout the forties in productions like the drama "Son of Fury" (1942) with Tyrone Power, "Across the Pacific" (1942) and "The Pied Piper" (1942) with Monty Woolley. He also appeared in "Manila Calling" (1942). Nearing the end of his career, he continued to act in "Captain Pirate" (1952), the action film "Operation Secret" (1952) with Cornel Wilde and the Clifton Webb biopic "Stars and Stripes Forever" (1952). He also appeared in "Niagara" (1953) with Marilyn Monroe and the adventure "Savage Mutiny" (1953) with Johnny Weissmuller. Matthews was most recently credited in "She's So Lovely" (1997) with Sean Penn. Matthews passed away in June 1975 at the age of 75.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

John Q (2002)
Human Services Representative
She's So Lovely (1997)
Star! (1968)
Lord Chamberlain
Scorpio Letters (1967)
Assault on a Queen (1966)
Doctor
Mary Poppins (1964)
Mr. Tomes
Walk Like a Dragon (1960)
Peter Mott
The Miracle (1959)
Capt. John Bolting
Something of Value (1957)
Game warden
Slander (1957)
Frank Grover
Flame of the Islands (1956)
Gus
Moonfleet (1955)
Major Hennishaw
The Far Horizons (1955)
Mr. Hancock
Ten Wanted Men (1955)
Adam Stewart
The Seven Little Foys (1955)
Father O'Casey
Jungle Man-Eaters (1954)
Commissioner Kingston
Charge of the Lancers (1954)
Gen. Stanhope
Bad for Each Other (1954)
Dr. Homer Gleeson
King Richard and the Crusaders (1954)
Archbishop of Tyre
Désirée (1954)
Caulaincourt
The Desert Rats (1953)
Foreign secretary
Young Bess (1953)
Sir William Paget
Jamaica Run (1953)
Mr. Willoughby
Savage Mutiny (1953)
Major Walsh
Fort Ti (1953)
Lord Jeffrey Amherst
Trouble Along the Way (1953)
Cardinal O'Shea
Niagara (1953)
Doctor
Rogue's March (1953)
Brig. General
Sangaree (1953)
Gen. Darby
Man in the Attic (1953)
Chief Inspector Melville
Les Miserables (1952)
Mentou, Sr.
5 Fingers (1952)
Undersecretary
Operation Secret (1952)
Robbins
Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land (1952)
Commissioner Kingston
Captain Pirate (1952)
Col. Ramsey
Lady in the Iron Mask (1952)
Prime Minister Rochard
Against All Flags (1952)
Sir Cloudsley
The Brigand (1952)
Dr. Lopez
Stars and Stripes Forever (1952)
Mr. Pickering
The Desert Fox (1951)
British officer
The Lady and the Bandit (1951)
Ridgeley
The Son of Dr. Jekyll (1951)
John Utterson
Lorna Doone (1951)
King Charles II
Corky of Gasoline Alley (1951)
Ellis
Anne of the Indies (1951)
Wherry
Tales of Robin Hood (1951)
Sir [Hugh] Fitzwalter
Montana (1950)
George Forsythe
Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950)
Alan-a-Dale
Tyrant of the Sea (1950)
Lord Horatio Nelson
The Woman on Pier 13 (1950)
Dr. Dixon
Free for All (1949)
Mr. Aberson
The Paradine Case (1948)
Inspector Ambrose
Fighting Father Dunne (1948)
Archbishop [John Joseph Glennon]
Dark Delusion (1947)
Wyndham Grace
Bulldog Drummond at Bay (1947)
Shannon
Banjo (1947)
Gerald Warren
The Exile (1947)
Robbins
The Beautiful Cheat (1945)
Harley
Salty O'Rourke (1945)
Dignified salesman
I Love a Mystery (1945)
Justin Reeves, also known as Mr. G
Two O'Clock Courage (1945)
Mark Evans
Son of Lassie (1945)
Maj. Ellsworth
Objective, Burma! (1945)
Major Fitzpatrick
Nine Girls (1944)
Horace Canfield
Between Two Worlds (1944)
Dispatcher
The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944)
Sir Jasper Herrick
Four Jills in a Jeep (1944)
Capt. Lloyd
Ministry of Fear (1944)
Dr. Morton
Shadows in the Night (1944)
Stanley Carter
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944)
Dr. Ralph Wayne
Northern Pursuit (1943)
Colonel
Two Tickets to London (1943)
Treathcote
The Mysterious Doctor (1943)
Dr. Frederick Holmes
London Blackout Murders (1943)
Oliver Madison
Appointment in Berlin (1943)
Air marshal
Corvette K-225 (1943)
British captain
Manila Calling (1942)
Wayne Ralston
Across the Pacific (1942)
Canadian Major
The Pied Piper (1942)
Mr. Cavanaugh
Born to Sing (1942)
Arthur Cartwright
Son of Fury (1942)
Prosecutor
Sunday Punch (1942)
Smith
Desperate Journey (1942)
Wing Commander
Now, Voyager (1942)
Captain
Billy the Kid's Smoking Guns (1942)
A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941)
Group captain
Man Hunt (1941)
Major
Scotland Yard (1941)
Doctor Gilbert
Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941)
Mr. Maddox
British Intelligence (1940)
Thompson
The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date (1940)
Mr. Lee
Sing, Dance, Plenty Hot (1940)
Scott Durham
Gaucho Serenade (1940)
Frederick Willoughby
The Biscuit Eater (1940)
Mr. Ames
Women in War (1940)
Sir Humphrey, the King's counsel
Northwest Passage (Book I--Rogers' Rangers) (1940)
Sam Livermore
Northwest Passage (1940)
Susannah of the Mounties (1939)
Harlan Chambers
Rulers of the Sea (1939)
Lieut. Roberts
Conspiracy (1939)
Gair
Should a Girl Marry? (1939)
Dr. White
The Three Musketeers (1939)
Duke of Buckingham
Everything Happens at Night (1939)
Philip
Three Loves Has Nancy (1938)
Dr. Alonzo Z. Stewart
There's Always a Woman (1938)
Walter Fraser
Mysterious Mr. Moto (1938)
Sir Charles Murchison
I Am a Criminal (1938)
District Attorney George Lane
Time Out for Murder (1938)
Phillip Gregory
If I Were King (1938)
General Saliere
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Sir Ivor
Lancer Spy (1937)
Captain Neville
Crack-Up (1937)
Sidney Grant
The Prince and the Pauper (1937)
St. John
Professional Soldier (1936)
Prince Edric
Song and Dance Man (1936)
C. B. Nelson
Tugboat Princess (1936)
Bob [Norfolk]
15 Maiden Lane (1936)
Gilbert Lockhart
Too Many Parents (1936)
Mark Stewart
Thank You, Jeeves! (1936)
Elliott Manville
Lloyd's of London (1936)
Captain Hardy
The Raven (1935)
Dr. Jerry Halden
Werewolf of London (1935)
Paul Ames
Called Back (1933)
Her Night Out (1932)

Film Production - Construction/Set (Feature Film)

Unhook the Stars (1996)
Set Production Assistant

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

There's Always A Woman (1938) - Go On With Your Quarrelling Bill (Melvyn Douglas), who doesn't know his wife Sally (Joan Blondell) has taken a case for his detective agency he thinks he just shut down, tries to keep up as she tracks the dinner party of her client (Mary Astor), in There's Always A Woman, 1938.
Niagara (1953) - Well Run Him Down To The Morgue A body fished from the falls, diabolical Rose (Marilyn Monroe) with detective Starkey (Denis O'Dea), expecting to I-D her husband, then hospitalized, friend Polly (Jean Peters) visiting, in Henry Hathaway's Niagara, 1953.
King Richard And The Crusaders - That Wailing She-Cat Wounded but improving in Palestine, Richard (George Sanders) visited by his wife (Paula Raymond) and conferring with spunky cousin Edith Plantagenet (Virginia Mayo), about plans for an excursion, and a knight who's turned her head, in King Richard And The Crusaders, 1954.
King Richard And The Crusaders - Phantoms In Bedrobes Droll in victory, George Sanders (title character) after a good day in Palestine, installing Sir Giles (Robert Douglas) as his second, tangling with uppity Scottish bodyguard (Laurence Harvey), early in Warner Bros.' first CinemaScope picture, King Richard And The Crusaders, 1954.
Two O'Clock Courage (1945) - Just A Close Friend Now dressed-up, cabbie Patty (Ann Rutherford) and amnesiac friend (Tom Conway) at last make progress, as they discover a restaurant where he's called "Step," and where Helen (Jane, billed as "Bettejane" Greer) pounces, in Two O'Clock Courage, 1945, directed by Anthony Mann.
Ministry Of Fear (1944) - To Watch The Last Minute Fritz Lang's spooky opening, with a clock, in an asylum, with hero Ray Milland (as "Neale") and Lester Matthews as his doctor, from Ministry Of Fear, 1944, from a Graham Greene novel.
Objective, Burma! - Burmese Dancing Girls Errol Flynn as American army captain Nelson, laying out the mission for his paratroopers (Tony Caruso, Richard Erdman, George Tynes et al) and meeting crusty reporter Williams (Henry Hull), early in Raoul Walsh's Objective, Burma!, 1945.

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