Dwight Frye


Dwight Frye

Biography

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Drums of Fu Manchu (1943)
Anderson
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
Rudi
Dead Men Walk (1943)
Zolarr
Dangerous Blondes (1943)
Hoodlum
Sleepytime Gal (1942)
Mug
The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
Villager
Danger in the Pacific (1942)
Hotel clerk
The People vs. Dr. Kildare (1941)
Jury foreman
Flying Blind (1941)
Leo Qualen
Mystery Ship (1941)
Rader
The Blonde from Singapore (1941)
Barber
The Devil Pays Off (1941)
Radio operator
The Son of Monte Cristo (1941)
Phantom Raiders (1940)
Eddie Anders
Gangs of Chicago (1940)
Pinky
Sky Bandits (1940)
Conspiracy (1939)
Lieutenant Keller
Adventure in Sahara (1938)
Gravet
Fast Company (1938)
Sidney Z. Wheeler
The Night Hawk (1938)
John Colley
Invisible Enemy (1938)
Alex
Sinners in Paradise (1938)
Marshall
Who Killed Gail Preston? (1938)
Mr. Owen
The Road Back (1937)
Small man
The Man Who Found Himself (1937)
Patient
The Shadow (1937)
Vindecco
Something to Sing About (1937)
Easton
Tough Guy (1936)
Mack
Florida Special (1936)
Jenkins
Alibi for Murder (1936)
McBride
Beware of Ladies (1936)
Swanson
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Karl
Atlantic Adventure (1935)
Spike [Jones]
The Crime of Dr. Crespi (1935)
Dr. Thomas
The Great Impersonation (1935)
Roger Unthank
The Vampire Bat (1933)
Herman Gleib
The Circus Queen Murder (1933)
Flandrin
By Whose Hand? (1932)
Chick Lewis
Attorney for the Defense (1932)
[James] Wallace
Strange Adventure (1932)
Robert Wayne
The Western Code (1932)
Dick Lumas
The Maltese Falcon (1931)
Wilmer
Frankenstein (1931)
Fritz
The Black Camel (1931)
Jessop
Dracula (1931)
Renfield
Man to Man (1930)
Vint Glade
The Doorway to Hell (1930)
Gangster [Monk]

Cast (Short)

Don't Talk (1942)

Life Events

Photo Collections

Frankenstein - Lobby Cards
Here are several Lobby Cards from Universal's Frankenstein (1931), starring Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, and Boris Karloff. 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.

Videos

Movie Clip

Vampire Bat, The (1933) - Drained Of Their Life's Blood The first proper scene, policeman Karl (Melvyn Douglas), who doesn't believe in vampires at all, conferring with the burgomeister (Lionel Belmore) and crew (William V. Mong, Harrison Greene, Paul Weigel), exposition in The Vampire Bat, 1933, also starring Fay Wray and Lionel Atwill.
Vampire Bat, The (1933) - She Wants Her Cross Aloof doctor von Niemann (Lionel Atwill) tends to vampire victim "Old Apple Woman" (Rita Carlisle), potential suspect Herman (Dwight Frye) and maid Gertrude (Fern Emmett) attending, while outside Kringen (George E. Stone) spreads further alarm, in The Vampire Bat, 1933.
Dracula (1931) -- The Coach From Count Dracula? Director Tod Browning’s camera plunges into Transylvania and the first appearance of Bela Lugosi, though not his first Hollywood picture, in the title role, and Dwight Frye as English realtor Renfield, not as yet worried about his client having sent the coach to meet him at midnight, in Dracula, 1931.
Dracula (1931) -- There Are Far Worse Things Bela Lugosi (title character) on the loose now in London, has consumed a street waif and made his way to the symphony, where we meet his neighbor Seward (Herbert Bunston), his daughter Mina (Helen Chandler) and her friend Lucy (Frances Dade), in Dracula, 1931, from Universal Pictures and director Tod Browning.
Dracula (1931) -- It Is Walpurgis Night Director Tod Browning’s opening, Dwight Frye is Renfield the unbowed Englishman in the coach, Carla Laemmle, niece of the producer Carl, the bespectacled tourist, Michael Visaroff the innkeeper and Barbara Bozoky his wife, in Universal’s Dracula, 1931, with Bela Lugosi in the title role.
Dracula (1931) -- I Never Drink... Wine Conducting business in his castle in Transylvania, Bela Lugosi (title character) is the gracious host to his London property agent Renfield (Dwight Frye), who still hasn’t the sense to be frightened, with quasi-comic dialogue and provocative activity ensuing, early in Tod Browning’s Dracula, 1931.
Dracula (1931) -- Is There Anything The Matter With You Throat? First in bat-form then in person, Bela Lugosi (title character) pays his first nocturnal visit to Mina (Helen Chandler), who the next day consults with Van Helsing (Edward Van Sloan), called in from Germany to assist her father Seward (Herbert Bunston) and worried fiancè (David Manners), in director Tod Browning’s Dracula, 1931.
Frankenstein (1931) - It's Alive! Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) in his triumphant scene, Waldman (Edward Van Sloan), Victor (John Boles) and Elizabeth (Mae Clarke) his audience, brings his creation to life, in James Whale's Frankenstein, 1931.
Frankenstein (1931) - Take Care, Herr Frankenstein! The first appearance of Boris Karloff as "The Monster," wandering into the lab, coached by his creator Henry (Colin Clive), all going well until assistant Fritz arrives with a torch, in James Whale's Frankenstein, 1931.
Attorney For The Defense (1932) - The People Had No Case From the opening in which Wallace (Dwight Frye) is convicted of murder, he lets loose on suave D-A Burton (leading man Edmund Lowe) who is unmoved, even by his assistant “Barrty” (Constance Cummings) when she raises her own objections, in Columbia’s Attorney For The Defense, 1932.
Frankenstein (1931) - He's Just Resting The first scene, Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive), already pretty cracked, and aide Fritz (Dwight Frye), with designs on a body being buried somewhere in central Europe, in James Whale's Frankenstein, 1931.
Frankenstein (1931) - The Abnormal Brain The original and often spoofed, professor Waldman (Edward Van Sloan) lecturing on brains, and the mad doctor's jumpy assistant Fritz (Dwight Frye) making his fateful mistake, in Universal's Frankenstein, 1931.

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