Donald Meek


Actor
Donald Meek

Biography

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Magic Town (1947)
Mr. Twiddle
The Fabulous Joe (1947)
Henry Cadwallader
Janie Gets Married (1946)
Mr. Stowers
Colonel Effingham's Raid (1946)
Doc Buden
Because of Him (1946)
Martin
Affairs of Geraldine (1946)
Casper Millhouse
The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)
Willie Crump
State Fair (1945)
Hippenstahl
Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)
Mr. Nizby
Barbary Coast Gent (1944)
Bradford Bellamy I
Maisie Goes to Reno (1944)
Parsons
Bathing Beauty (1944)
Chester Klazenfrantz
Lost Angel (1944)
Professor Catty
Rationing (1944)
Wilfred Ball
They Got Me Covered (1943)
Little old man
Du Barry Was a Lady (1943)
Mr. Jones/Duc de Choiseul
Air Raid Wardens (1943)
Eustace Middling [also known as Mittlehause]
Keeper of the Flame (1942)
Mr. Arbuthnot
Her Cardboard Lover (1942)
Pawnbroker
Babes on Broadway (1942)
Mr. Stone
Tortilla Flat (1942)
Paul D. Cummings
The Omaha Trail (1942)
Jonah McCleod
Maisie Gets Her Man (1942)
Mr. Stickwell
Seven Sweethearts (1942)
Minister
A Woman's Face (1941)
Herman Rundvik
Rise and Shine (1941)
Professor [Philip] Murray
Barnacle Bill (1941)
"Pop" Cavendish
Come Live with Me (1941)
Joe Darsie
The Feminine Touch (1941)
Captain Makepeace Liveright
The Wild Man of Borneo (1941)
Professor [Charles] Birdo
Blonde Inspiration (1941)
"Dusty" King
Star Dust (1940)
Sam Wellman
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940)
Mittelmeyer
My Little Chickadee (1940)
Amos Budge
Hullabaloo (1940)
Clyde Perkins
Third Finger, Left Hand (1940)
Mr. Flandrin
Turnabout (1940)
Henry
The Return of Frank James (1940)
McCoy
The Ghost Comes Home (1940)
Mortimer Hopkins, Sr.
Phantom Raiders (1940)
Bartholomew
Sky Murder (1940)
Bartholomew
The Man from Dakota (1940)
Vestry
Oh, Johnny, How You Can Love (1940)
Albert Thistlebottom
Jesse James (1939)
McCoy
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
John Felder
Hollywood Cavalcade (1939)
Lyle P. Stout
Stagecoach (1939)
Peacock
The Housekeeper's Daughter (1939)
Editor Wilson
Blondie Takes a Vacation (1939)
Jonathan Gillis
Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939)
Bartholomew
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938)
Sunday school superintendent
Little Miss Broadway (1938)
Willoughby Wendling
You Can't Take It with You (1938)
Poppins
Having Wonderful Time (1938)
P. U. Rogers
Goodbye Broadway (1938)
Iradius P. Oglethorpe
Hold That Co-Ed (1938)
Dean Fletcher [i.e. Thatcher]
Double Danger (1938)
Gordon Ainsley, also known as Henry Robinson
Maid of Salem (1937)
Ezra Cheeves
You're a Sweetheart (1937)
Conway Jeeters
Artists and Models (1937)
Dr. Zimmer
Parnell (1937)
Murphy
Make a Wish (1937)
Joseph
Three Legionnaires (1937)
Uriah [S. Grant]
The Toast of New York (1937)
Daniel Drew
Breakfast for Two (1937)
Justice of the peace
Behind the Headlines (1937)
Potter
Double Wedding (1937)
Reverend Dr. Blynn
Old Hutch (1936)
Gunnison
Three Married Men (1936)
Mr. Frisbee
Two in a Crowd (1936)
Bennett
Love on the Run (1936)
Caretaker
One Rainy Afternoon (1936)
Judge
Everybody's Old Man (1936)
Finney
Three Wise Guys (1936)
Gribble
And So They Were Married (1936)
Hotel manager
The Bride Comes Home (1936)
The judge
Pennies From Heaven (1936)
Gramp Smith
Society Doctor (1935)
Moxley
Kind Lady (1935)
Foster
Barbary Coast (1935)
Sawbucks McTavish
Accent on Youth (1935)
Orville
Captain Blood (1935)
Dr. Wacker
Old Man Rhythm (1935)
Paul Parker
The Informer (1935)
Pat Mulligan
Peter Ibbetson (1935)
Mr. Slade
She Couldn't Take It (1935)
Uncle [Wyndersham]
Biography of a Bachelor Girl (1935)
Mr. Irish
Romance in Manhattan (1935)
The minister
Village Tale (1935)
Charlie
The Whole Town's Talking (1935)
Hoyt
Top Hat (1935)
Curate
Mark of the Vampire (1935)
Dr. Doskil
The Gilded Lily (1935)
Hankerson
Baby Face Harrington (1935)
Skinner
Happiness C.O.D. (1935)
Thomas E. Sherridan
The Return of Peter Grimm (1935)
Everett Bartholomew
China Seas (1935)
Chess player
Hi Nellie! (1934)
Durkin
Murder at the Vanities (1934)
Dr. Saunders
The Defense Rests (1934)
Fogg
The Last Gentleman (1934)
Judd Barr
The Merry Widow (1934)
Valet
Bedside (1934)
Dr. Wiley
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1934)
Mr. [Hiram] Wiggs
The Captain Hates the Sea (1934)
Josephus Bushmills
What Every Woman Knows (1934)
Snibby
The Mighty Barnum (1934)
College Coach (1933)
Spencer Trask
Love, Honor and Oh, Baby! (1933)
Luther Bowen
Personal Maid (1931)
Pa Ryan
The Girl Habit (1931)
Jonesy
The Love Kiss (1930)
William
The Hole in the Wall (1929)
Goofy
Six Cylinder Love (1923)
Richard Burton

Cast (Short)

The Symphony Murder Mystery (1932)
The Studio Murder Mystery (1932)
The Trans-Atlantic Mystery (1932)
The Skull Murder Mystery (1932)
Murder In the Pullman (1932)
The Week End Mystery (1931)
The Cole Case (1931)
The Clyde Mystery (1931)
The Wall Street Mystery (1931)

Life Events

Photo Collections

You Can't Take It with You - Lobby Card Set
Here is a set of Lobby Cards from Frank Capra's You Can't Take It with You (1938). Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Because of Him - Publicity Stills
Here are a number of publicity stills from Universal's Because of Him (1946), starring Deanna Durbin, Charles Laughton, and Franchot Tone. Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, usually taken off the set, for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.

Videos

Movie Clip

Little Miss Broadway (1938) - How Can I Thank You? Shirley Temple relates to her new adoptive sister (Phyllis Brooks), who helps run the show-biz hotel, where Jimmy Durante is rehearsing his band, and the owner next door (Edna Mae Oliver, with brother Donald Meek) has a problem with noise, song by Harold Spina and Walter Bullock, in Little Miss Broadway, 1938.
Hi, Nellie! (1934) - Polish Children's Picnic Yarn First scene for Paul Muni in his first comedy, as big city news editor “Brad” Bradshaw, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, with George Chandler, Donald Meek, Douglas Dumbrille (as “Dawes”), and Paul Kaye in support, the picnic story having nothing to do with the Bob Dylan song, written about a similar (but not fictional) event almost 30-years later, in Hi, Nellie!, 1934.
Woman's Face, A - A Most Generous Gesture Deep in the Swedish woods, waiter (Donald Meek) serving Vera (Osa Massen) and the party of playboy Barring (Conrad Veidt) who then meets "proprietor" Anna (Joan Crawford), early in George Cukor's A Woman's Face, 1941.
Whole Town's Talking, The (1935) - I've Got A Stamp From Shanghai Lowly ad-clerk Jones (Edward G. Robinson), fazed because he’s the look-alike of the major gangster identified in that day’s newspaper, is noticed in the cafe by Hoyt (Donald Meek), then joined by just-fired colleague “Bill” Clark (Jean Arthur), with whom he’s secretly smitten, trouble ensuing, in John Ford’s The Whole Town’s Talking, 1935.
You Can't Take It With You (1938) - Home Sweet Home This ensemble scene featuring Donald Meek, Lionel Barrymore, Ann Miller, Dub Taylor, Spring Byington and others illuminates the Sycamore household in Frank Capra's You Can't Take It With You, 1938.
You Can't Take It With You (1938) - My Father Makes Fireworks Taxman Henderson (Charles Lane) and Grandpa Sycamore (Lionel Barrymore) lead off this mayhem as Tony (James Stewart) collects Alice (Jean Arthur) for a date. with Ann Miller, Spring Byington, Dub Taylor, and Mischa Auer, in Frank Capra's You Can't Take It with You, 1938.
Mark Of The Vampire (1935) - They Will Take Their Revenge Director Tod Browning opens big with gypsies, bats, an owl, smoke and more before jumping to the frightened innkeeper (Michael Visaroff) and wife (Rosemary Glosz) and timid doctor (Donald Meek), in his MGM Dracula spinoff, Mark Of The Vampire, 1935, starring Bela Lugosi.
Mark Of The Vampire (1935) - A Certain Thorny Weed Lionel Barrymore (Professor Zelin) taking over treatment of vampire-bitten Irena (Elizabeth Allen), while her guardian the Baron (Jean Hersholt) tells the inspector (Lionel Atwill) that her dad may not be dead, then ensuing chatter, in director Tod Browning's Mark Of The Vampire, 1935.
Phantom Raiders (1940) - Did Somebody Kidnap Congress? Leading man Walter Pidgeon as vacationing P-I Nick Carter, in Panama, with spicy Dolores (Steffi Duna) when Bartholomew (Donald Meek) appears, from L-A, pitching a job he’s accepted, posing as Nick’s partner, and getting thug Gunboat (Nat Pendleton) involved, in the programmer Phantom Raiders, 1940.
Phantom Raiders (1940) - Ex-Heavyweight Champ Of The Pacific Tuna Fleet Goon Gunboat (Nat Pendleton), sort of overseeing the high-tech ship-sinking gadgetry in Panama, doesn’t realize detective Nick Carter (Walter Pidgeon), posing as the vacationer he was, is on his case, his ad-hoc partner “Beeswax” (Donald Meek) arriving just in time, in the MGM serial Phantom Raiders, 1940.
Magic Town (1947) - Hunting For That Shortcut First scene for top-billed James Stewart as “Rip” Smith, independent Manhattan opinion pollster whose radical business model is failing, with assistants (Ned Sparks, Donald Meek) and his big shot office building neighbor (Selmer Jackson) dangling a job offer, in Magic Town, 1947, from producer Robert Riskin’s story and screenplay.
Captain Blood (1935) - Heigh-Ho For The Governor's Foot Errol Flynn (title character), still a slave in colonial Jamaica but now favored by the ailing governor, working a trick on incompetent fellow doctors Bronson and Wacker (Hobart Cavanaugh, Donald Meek), in Captain Blood, 1935.

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