Reginald Gardiner


Actor
Reginald Gardiner

About

Birth Place
Wimbledon, England, GB
Born
February 27, 1903
Died
July 07, 1980

Biography

English actor Reginald Gardiner had the rare privilege to work with Alfred Hitchcock when the director was still making silent films in Britain. In 1927 Gardiner made his big-screen debut in Hitchcock's "The Lodger," a silent film about the hunt for serial killer Jack the Ripper. In 1940 Gardiner had the opportunity to work with another British-born legend of the silver screen, Charlie C...

Photos & Videos

The Man Who Came to Dinner - Scene Stills
Sundown - Scene Stills
Sundown - Lobby Cards

Biography

English actor Reginald Gardiner had the rare privilege to work with Alfred Hitchcock when the director was still making silent films in Britain. In 1927 Gardiner made his big-screen debut in Hitchcock's "The Lodger," a silent film about the hunt for serial killer Jack the Ripper. In 1940 Gardiner had the opportunity to work with another British-born legend of the silver screen, Charlie Chaplin. In Chaplin's war satire, "The Great Dictator," Gardiner played the traitorous military officer Commander Schultz in a role that would prove to be his most lasting. In his later career, Gardiner was often relegated to roles that utilized his pristine British accent and courtly demeanor. As a result, he was often cast as a butler. This was the case in 1956 when Gardiner starred as Lynn Belvedere in "The 20th Century Fox-Hour"'s television adaptation of the British novel "Belvedere." In the 1960s Gardiner made numerous guest appearances on popular American television shows, including "Perry Mason," "Green Acres," and "Bewitched." His last major role was on "The Phyllis Diller Show," a short-lived sitcom that lasted from 1966 to 1967 on ABC.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Do Not Disturb (1965)
Simmons
Sergeant Deadhead (1965)
Lieutenant Commander Talbott
What a Way To Go! (1964)
Painter
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)
Reggie McHugh
Back Street (1961)
Dalian
Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958)
Harold Herman
The Story of Mankind (1957)
William Shakespeare
The Birds and the Bees (1956)
Gerald
Ain't Misbehavin' (1955)
Piermont Rogers
Black Widow (1954)
Brian Mullen
Androcles and the Lion (1953)
Lentulus
Elopement (1951)
Roger Evans
Halls of Montezuma (1951)
Sgt. [Randolph] Johnson
Wabash Avenue (1950)
Eddie
I'll Get By (1950)
Himself
That Wonderful Urge (1949)
Count Andre de Guyon
That Lady in Ermine (1948)
Alberto
Fury at Furnace Creek (1948)
Captain Walsh
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now? (1947)
Will Hough
Cluny Brown (1946)
Hilary Ames
One More Tomorrow (1946)
Jim Fisk
Do You Love Me (1946)
Herbert Benham
Molly and Me (1945)
Peabody, previously known as Harry Phillips
Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
John Sloan
The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945)
Archie Dexter
The Dolly Sisters (1945)
Tony, Duke of Breck
Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943)
Charles, Duke of Trippingham
Claudia (1943)
Jerry Seymour
Forever and a Day (1943)
Assistant. hotel manager
Immortal Sergeant (1943)
Tom Benedict
The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)
Beverly Carlton
Captains of the Clouds (1942)
Scrounger Harris
The Great Dictator (1941)
Schultz
My Life with Caroline (1941)
Paul [Martindale]
A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941)
Roger Pillby
Sundown (1941)
Lieutenant [Roddy] Turner
Dulcy (1940)
[Horace Patterson, also known as] Schuyler Van Dyke
The Doctor Takes A Wife (1940)
John Pierce
The Flying Deuces (1939)
Fran├žois
The Night of Nights (1939)
Michael Fordkin, also known as J. Neville Prime
The Girl Downstairs (1938)
Willie
Marie Antoinette (1938)
Comte d'Artois
Sweethearts (1938)
Norman Trumpett
Everybody Sing (1938)
Jerrold Hope
A Damsel in Distress (1937)
Keggs
Born to Dance (1936)
Policeman
Just Smith (1934)

Cast (Special)

The Wide Open Door (1967)
Uncle Andrew
The Apartment House (1964)
Hotel Resident
The Guardsman (1955)
Critic
The Man Who Came to Dinner (1954)

Cast (Short)

Hollywood Goes to Town (1938)
Himself

Life Events

1935

Performed on Broadway in "At Home Abroad"

Photo Collections

The Man Who Came to Dinner - Scene Stills
Here are a few scene stills from The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), starring Bette Davis and Monty Woolley.
Sundown - Scene Stills
Here are several scene stills from Walter Wanger's Sundown (1941), starring Gene Tierney, Bruce Cabot, and George Sanders.
Sundown - Lobby Cards
Here are some Lobby Cards from Walter Wanger's Sundown (1941), from the original 1941 release as well as a 1948 reissue. 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.
Sundown - Pressbook
Here is the campaign book (pressbook) for the 1948 reissue of Walter Wanger's Sundown (1941). Pressbooks were sent to exhibitors and theater owners to aid them in publicizing the film's run in their theater.

Videos

Movie Clip

Flying Deuces, The (1939) - Shine On Harvest Moon Stan (Laurel) and Oliver (Hardy) have just left a note for the (enraged) commandant (Charles Middleton) that they’re leaving the French Foreign Legion, since Oliver has now succeeded in forgetting his French girlfriend, pausing for a 1908 standard by Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth, in The Flying Deuces, 1939.
Cluny Brown (1946) - I Know A Lot About Sinks Opening scene from Ernst Lubitsch's Cluny Brown, 1946, features Hilary Ames (Reginald Gardner) describing his plumbing dilemma and the arrival of philospher Adam Belinski (Charles Boyer).
Cluny Brown (1946) - Shall We Have A Go At It? Provocative amateur plumber Cluny (Jennifer Jones) arrives to the delight of socialite Ames (Reginald Gardiner) and philosopher Belinski (Charles Boyer) in Ernst Lubitsch's Cluny Brown, 1946.
Black Widow (1954) - Silly Imitation Of Dragnet Cop George Raft is questioning Broadway producer Peter (Van Heflin) and wife Iris (Gene Tierney) after the apparent suicide of a young woman who had been living in their apartment, when his star, their friend and neighbor Carlotta (Ginger Rogers) makes her entrance, in Black Widow, 1954.
Great Dictator, The (1940) - Count Ten And Throw It! From the early First World War scenes, writer, producer, director and star Charles Chaplin in combat with the Tomanian army, as the barber who will become an amnesiac, in The Great Dictator, 1940.
Damsel In Distress, A (1937) - I Can't Be Bothered Now Early scenes with rebellious Lady Alyce (Joan Fontaine) looking to ditch her minder, while American dance star Jerry (Fred Astaire) is busy nearby ducking fans, and he winds up tapping in London traffic to a George and Ira Gershwin tune, in A Damsel In Distess, 1937.
Christmas In Connecticut (1945) - Flapjacks Columnist Elizabeth (Barbara Stanwyck), posing as a real hostess, gets cooking lessons from Felix (S.Z. Sakall), receives the wrong baby, dodges Yardley (Sydney Greenstreet) and almost gets married in Christmas In Connecticut, 1945.
Marie Antoinette (1938) - I Forbid You To Touch Him First scene for Swede de Fersen (Tyrone Power), snatched off the Paris street by her childless majesty Norma Shearer (title character), grown increasingly decadent and out to impress gambling friends Orleans (Joseph Schildkraut) and Artois (Reginald Gardiner), in MGM's Marie Antoinette, 1938.
My Life With Caroline - Another Airport Joining the star in his first scene, Ronald Colman (as husband "Anthony") speaks to the camera, explaining wife Caroline (Anna Lee), her current dalliance with Paco (Gilbert Roland) and one earlier with Paul (Reginald Gardiner), in Lewis Milestone's My Life With Caroline, 1941.

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