Melville Cooper


Actor
Melville Cooper

Biography

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

From the Earth to the Moon (1958)
Bancroft
The Story of Mankind (1957)
Major domo
Diane (1956)
1st court physician
Bundle of Joy (1956)
Adams
Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
Steward, R.M.S. Mongolia
Moonfleet (1955)
Felix Ratsey
The King's Thief (1955)
Henry Wynch
It Should Happen to You (1954)
Dr. Manning
Let's Dance (1950)
Mr. Charles Wagstaffe
Father of the Bride (1950)
Mr. Tringle
The Underworld Story (1950)
Radford
Love Happy (1950)
[Lefty] Throckmorton
The Petty Girl (1950)
Beardsley
And Baby Makes Three (1949)
Gibson
The Red Danube (1949)
Private David Moonlight
Enchantment (1949)
Jeweler
The Imperfect Lady (1947)
Lord Montglyn
13 Rue Madeleine (1947)
Pappy Simpson
Heartbeat (1946)
Roland Medeville
My Kingdom for a Cook (1943)
Angus Sheffield
Holy Matrimony (1943)
Dr. Caswell
Immortal Sergeant (1943)
Pilcher
Hit Parade of 1943 (1943)
Bradley Cole
Random Harvest (1942)
George
This Above All (1942)
Wilbur
The Affairs of Martha (1942)
Dr. Clarence Sommerfield
Life Begins at Eight-Thirty (1942)
Barty
The Flame of New Orleans (1941)
Brother-in-law
The Lady Eve (1941)
Gerald
You Belong to Me (1941)
Moody
Scotland Yard (1941)
Dr. Crownfield
Rebecca (1940)
Coroner
Too Many Husbands (1940)
Peter
Murder over New York (1940)
Herbert Fenton
Escape to Glory (1940)
Penney
Pride and Prejudice (1940)
Mr. Collins
I'm from Missouri (1939)
Hearne
The Sun Never Sets (1939)
Cosey
Blind Alley (1939)
George Curtis
Two Bright Boys (1939)
Hilary Harrington
Dramatic School (1938)
Boulin
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
High Sheriff of Nottingham
Comet over Broadway (1938)
Emerson
Four's a Crowd (1938)
Bingham
Hard to Get (1938)
Case
Gold Diggers in Paris (1938)
Pierre LeBrec
Garden of the Moon (1938)
Maurice
The Dawn Patrol (1938)
Watkins
Women Are Like That (1938)
Mainwaring
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937)
William
Thin Ice (1937)
Krantz
Tovarich (1937)
Charles Dupont
The Great Garrick (1937)
M. Picard
The Gorgeous Hussy (1936)
Cuthbert
The Bishop Misbehaves (1935)
Collins
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1935)
Romney [the great artist]
Rendezvous (1935)
Doorman
The Private Life of Don Juan (1934)
Leporello
Bachelor's Folly (1932)

Cast (Special)

Mr. Glencannon Takes All (1953)

Life Events

1914

First role on stage at Stratford-at-Avon

1934

Film acting debut

Videos

Movie Clip

Red Danube, The (1949) - At The Gondola In Ten MInutes Smooth MGM introduction of flashy supporting players, Melville Cooper, Angela Lansbury and Peter Lawford, as British military staffers in post WWII Rome, opening the big budget political-romance The Red Danube, 1949, starring Janet Leigh, Walter Pidgeon and Ethel Barrymore.
Scarlet Pimpernel, The (1935) - A Humble Wayside Flower Anthony Bushell as Sir Andrew, a Britisher posing as a French revolutionary officer, with the de Tournays, whom he rescued (Joan Gardner, Mabel Terry-Lewis, Roy Meredith) from the guillotine, leading to the introduction of Merle Oberon as the unseen and uninformed hero’s wife, Melville Cooper her painter, in London Films’ The Scarlet Pimpernel, 1935.
Lady Eve, The (1941) - The Sucker Sapiens Jean (Barbara Stanwyck) intrudes on her father and fellow card-sharp Harry (Charles Coburn), with aide Gerald (Melville Cooper) with news that she's in love with their mark, in Preston Sturges' The Lady Eve, 1941.
Last Of Mrs. Cheyney, The (1937) - Getting A Conscience Hostess Fay (Joan Crawford) with "servants" (Wallis Clark, Melville Cooper, Sara Haden) after the guests have left, revealing their game as butler and ringleader Charles (William Powell) joins, in The Last Of Mrs. Cheyney, 1937.
Adventures Of Robin Hood, The (1938) - Are You With Me? His speech more lyric than bombast, Errol Flynn (title character, echoed by John Belushi in Animal House, 1978) rallies his Saxon band, an oppression montage, then Gisbourne and the sheriff (Basil Rathbone, Melville Cooper) lamenting rebel derring-do, in The Adventures Of Robin Hood, 1938.
Adventures Of Robin Hood, The (1938) - I Want Him Taken And Hanged! Usurper Prince John (Claude Rains) giddy with power, feasts with Gisbourne (Basil Rathbone), Marian (Olivia De Havilland), the sheriff (Melville Cooper) and bishop (Montagu Love), when Errol Flynn (title character) appears, with reference to Norman/Saxon politics, in The Adventures Of Robin Hood, 1938.
Adventures Of Robin Hood, The (1938) - He Wouldn't Dare To Attack Us The sheriff (Melville Cooper), and Gisbourne (Basil Rathbone), escort Marian (Olivia De Havilland), smug in the belief that they can convey cash through Sherwood Forest, hijacked of course by Errol Flynn (title character) and his uniformed cohort, in The Adventures Of Robin Hood, 1938.
Too Many Husbands - Bill is Dead! A bearded Fred MacMurray (as the long-lost Bill Cardew) phones his astonished father-in-law (Harry Davenport) to say he's headed home in Too Many Husbands, 1940.
Pride And Prejudice (1940) - Beauty And Charm Jane Austen comic scene from MGM, the Bennets (Edmund Gwenn, Mary Boland) and daughters (Greer Garson as Elizabeth, Maureen O'Sullivan as Jane, with Ann Rutherford, Heather Angel and Marsha Hunt) receive the supercilious Mr. Collins (Melville Cooper), in Pride And Prejudice, 1940.
Great Garrick, The - My Man Will Be Delighted English star Garrick (Brian Aherne) and Tubby (Edward Everett Horton) pretend not to know the inn is staffed by ill-willed French actors, Melville Cooper the fake innkeeper, Milton Owen picks a swordfight, Countess Germaine (Olivia de Havilland) arrives unexpected, in The Great Garrick, 1937.
Blind Alley (1939) - Ruthless Killer Gang moll Mary (Ann Dvorak) leads the assault by escaped killer Wilson (Chester Morris) and his gang on the quiet lake house where Shelby (Ralph Bellamy) and wife (Rose Stradner) have guests (Melville Cooper, Joan Perry, et al), early in Blind Alley, 1939.

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