Ralph Forbes

Ralph Forbes


Also Known As
Ralph Taylor
Birth Place
London, England, GB
September 30, 1896
March 31, 1951

Family & Companions

Heather Angel
Ruth Chatterton
Actor. Married December 20, 1924.
Doris Sayers




Cast (Feature Film)

Frenchman's Creek (1944)
Harry St. Columb
Adventure in Diamonds (1940)
Mr. Perrins
Curtain Call (1940)
Leslie Barrivale
Calling Philo Vance (1940)
Tom MacDonald
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
Lord Knollys
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)
Sir Hugo Baskerville
The Magnificent Fraud (1939)
Harrison Todd
Tower of London (1939)
Henry Tudor
Kidnapped (1938)
Annabel Takes a Tour (1938)
Viscount [Ronald River-Clyde]
Convicts at Large (1938)
David [Brent]
Women Are Like That (1938)
Martin Brush
If I Were King (1938)
Oliver LeDain
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937)
Cousin John
The Thirteenth Chair (1937)
Lionel Trent
Make a Wish (1937)
[Walter] Mays
The Legion of Missing Men (1937)
Bob Carter
Rich Relations (1937)
Dave Walton
Stage Door (1937)
Cast of stage play
Mary of Scotland (1936)
Romeo and Juliet (1936)
Paris, young nobleman kinsman to the prince
Love Letters of a Star (1936)
Meredith Landers
Piccadilly Jim (1936)
Lord [Freddie] Priory
I'll Name the Murderer (1936)
Tommy Tilton
Daniel Boone (1936)
Stephen Marlowe
The Three Musketeers (1935)
Duke of Buckingham
Age of Indiscretion (1935)
Felix Shaw
Enchanted April (1935)
Peppo Briggs
The Goose and the Gander (1935)
Ralph Summers
Streamline Express (1935)
Fred Arnold
Rescue Squad (1935)
De Witt Porter
Outcast Lady (1934)
Boy Fenwick
Riptide (1934)
[David] Fenwick
The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)
Captain Surtees Cook
Strange Wives (1934)
The Fountain (1934)
Twentieth Century (1934)
George Smith
Bombay Mail (1934)
William Luka Patson
Shock (1934)
Derek Marbury, also known as John Drake
The Mystery of Mr. X (1934)
[Sir Christopher] Marche
The Solitaire Man (1933)
[Robert] Bascom
Christopher Strong (1933)
Harry Rawlinson
The Avenger (1933)
Norman Craig
The Phantom Broadcast (1933)
Norman Wilder
Pleasure Cruise (1933)
Richard Taversham
Thunder Below (1932)
Smilin' Through (1932)
Willie Ainley
The Bachelor Father (1931)
John Ashley
Beau Ideal (1931)
John Geste
Her Wedding Night (1930)
Larry Charters
Lilies of the Field (1930)
Ted Willing
Inside the Lines (1930)
Eric Woodhouse
Mamba (1930)
Karl von Reiden
The Lady of Scandal (1930)
The Green Goddess (1930)
Dr. Traherne
The Trail of '98 (1929)
The Actress (1928)
Arthur Gower
The Masks of the Devil (1928)
The Whip (1928)
Lord Brancaster
Restless Youth (1928)
Bruce Neil
Under the Black Eagle (1928)
Karl von Zorn
The Enemy (1928)
Carl Behrend
The Latest From Paris (1928)
Joe Adams
Mr. Wu (1927)
Basil Gregory
Beau Geste (1926)
John Geste

Cast (Short)

La Fiesta de Santa Barbara (1935)

Life Events


British film actor


Hollywood film actor

Photo Collections

Smilin' Through (1932) - Lobby Cards
Here are a few Lobby Cards from MGM's Smilin' Through (1932), starring Norma Shearer and Fredric March. 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.
The Green Goddess - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for The Green Goddess (1930), starring George Arliss. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.


Movie Clip

Twentieth Century (1934) -- (Movie Clip) I Despise Temperament! Bracketed by press agent O'Malley and business manager Webb (Roscoe Karns, Walter Connnolly), who work for her semi-fugitive former boss (who's also on board), actress Lily (Carole Lombard) isn't happy with her assistant (Dale Fuller), her boyfriend (Ralph Forbes) or the train service in Howard Hawks' Twentieth Century, 1934.
Smilin' Through (1932) -- (Movie Clip) Rather Sweet Of Me MGM travels through time, as Carteret (Leslie Howard) and Owen (O.P. Heggie) join Kathleen (first Cora Sue Collins then Norma Shearer) for her 5th and 21st birthdays, then with suitor Willie (Ralph Forbes), in director Sidney Franklin's Smilin' Through, 1932.
Smilin' Through (1932) -- (Movie Clip) Just Ghastly Stuffy boyfriend Willie (Ralph Forbes) and Kathleen (Norma Shearer) have been hiding from a storm in the old mansion, not realizing that the guy who just turned up (Fredric March) is rightful owner Kenneth, in MGM's Smilin' Through, 1932.
Christopher Strong (1933) -- (Movie Clip) -- I've Always Wanted To Fly Katharine Hepburn's first scene in her second movie, as aviatrix Cynthia, captured by Harry (Ralph Forbes) on a treasure-hunt, Colin Clive (title character) also a trophy for his daughter, Harry's girlfriend, Monica (Helen Chandler), in Christopher Strong, 1933, directed by Dorothy Arzner.
Green Goddess, The -- (Movie Clip) I Know Your Motive Continuing his opening scene, Himalayan potentate "The Raja" (George Arliss) reveals some scarier traits for accidental British visitors (H.B. Warner, Ralph Forbes, Alice Joyce) in the early talkie The Green Goddess, 1930.
Green Goddess, The -- (Movie Clip) In All His Glory British subjects stranded in the Himalayas (H.B. Warner, Ralph Forbes, Alice Joyce) receive the local ruler "The Raja," (George Arliss) making his first appearance in The Green Goddess, 1930.
Green Goddess, The -- (Movie Clip) Open, Himalayas Brief opening credits then Britishers (H.B. Warner, Alice Joyce, Ralph Forbes) in spectacular flight, and comfortable after a crash landing, in the early Warner Bros. talkie The Green Goddess, 1930, starring George Arliss.


Mary Forbes
Actor. Born 1879; died 1974.
Brenda Forbes
Actor. Born 1909; died on September 11, 1996.


Heather Angel
Ruth Chatterton
Actor. Married December 20, 1924.
Doris Sayers