Halliwell Hobbes


Actor
Halliwell Hobbes

Biography

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Miracle in the Rain (1956)
Commodore Eli B. "Windy" Windgate
You Gotta Stay Happy (1949)
Martin
That Forsyte Woman (1949)
Nicholas Forsyte
The Black Arrow (1948)
Bishop of Tilsbury
If Winter Comes (1948)
The coroner
Canyon Passage (1946)
Clenchfield
Casanova Brown (1944)
Butler
Gaslight (1944)
Mr. Mufflin
The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944)
Cleghorn
Mr. Skeffington (1944)
Soames
Forever and a Day (1943)
Doctor
Mr. Muggs Steps Out (1943)
Charney
Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943)
[Alfred] Brunton
His Butler's Sister (1943)
Willebrandt
To Be or Not to Be (1942)
Gen. Armstrong
Son of Fury (1942)
Purdy
The War Against Mrs. Hadley (1942)
Bennett
Journey for Margaret (1942)
Mr. Barrie
The Undying Monster (1942)
Walton
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
Sisk
That Hamilton Woman (1941)
Reverend Nelson
Sunny (1941)
Johnson
Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941)
Minister
Third Finger, Left Hand (1940)
Burton
The Light That Failed (1940)
Doctor
The Earl of Chicago (1940)
Lord Chancellor
The Sea Hawk (1940)
Astronomer
Waterloo Bridge (1940)
Vicar
The Hardys Ride High (1939)
Dobbs
Pacific Liner (1939)
Captain Mathews
Tell No Tales (1939)
Doctor Lovelake
Naughty but Nice (1939)
Dean Burton
Remember? (1939)
Butler William
Nurse Edith Cavell (1939)
English chaplain
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Bulldog Drummond's Peril (1938)
Professor Bernard Goodman
The Jury's Secret (1938)
John [the butler]
You Can't Take It with You (1938)
DePinna
Storm over Bengal (1938)
Sir John Galt
Kidnapped (1938)
Dominie Campbell
A Christmas Carol (1938)
Minister
Service De Luxe (1938)
Butler
The Prince and the Pauper (1937)
Archbishop
Fit for a King (1937)
Count Strunsky
Maid of Salem (1937)
Jeremiah [Adams]
Varsity Show (1937)
Dean Meredith
Parnell (1937)
W. H. Smith
Hearts Divided (1936)
Cambaceres
Spendthrift (1936)
Buel
The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)
Dr. Lister
Give Me Your Heart (1936)
Oliver
Here Comes Trouble (1936)
Professor Howard
The White Angel (1936)
Lord Raglan
Love Letters of a Star (1936)
Hotchkiss
Rose-Marie (1936)
Mr. Gordon
Dracula's Daughter (1936)
Hawkins
Whipsaw (1935)
Jalna (1935)
Uncle Ernest
Folies Bergère de Paris (1935)
Monsieur Paulet
The Right to Live (1935)
Sir Stephen Barr
Cardinal Richelieu (1935)
Father Joseph
Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935)
Chief of police [Colonel Watkins]
Vanessa: Her Love Story (1935)
Man with little girl
Millions in the Air (1935)
Theodore
Mandalay (1934)
Col. Dawson Ames
Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (1934)
Bobby
All Men Are Enemies (1934)
[Henry] Clarendon
Double Door (1934)
Mr. Chase
She Was a Lady (1934)
George Vane
I Am Suzanne! (1934)
Dr. Lorenzo
British Agent (1934)
Sir Walter Carrister
Menace (1934)
Skinner
Father Brown, Detective (1934)
Sir Leopold Fischer
Riptide (1934)
Bollard
Madame Du Barry (1934)
English ambassador
We Live Again (1934)
Official
The Key (1934)
The General
Looking Forward (1933)
[James] Fenton
Should Ladies Behave (1933)
Butler [Louis]
The Masquerader (1933)
Brock
Midnight Mary (1933)
Churchill
A Study in Scarlet (1933)
Dearing
Lady for a Day (1933)
John the butler
Captured! (1933)
Major general
Cynara (1932)
Inquest judge
Devil's Lottery (1932)
Lord Litchfield
Forbidden (1932)
Florist
Lovers Courageous (1932)
Mr. [John] Smith
Man About Town (1932)
Hilton
Payment Deferred (1932)
A prospective tenant
The Menace (1932)
Phillips [also known as Grumpy]
Love Affair (1932)
Kibbee
6 Hours to Live (1932)
Baron Emil von Sturm
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)
Brigadier-General Carew
Week Ends Only (1932)
Martin
Five and Ten (1931)
Hopkins
The Bachelor Father (1931)
Larkin
The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931)
Roget
The Woman Between (1931)
Barton
The Right of Way (1931)
The Siegneur
Platinum Blonde (1931)
Butler [Smythe]
Scotland Yard (1930)
Lord St. Arran
Charley's Aunt (1930)
Stephen Spettigue
Grumpy (1930)
Ruddick
Jealousy (1929)
Rigaud
Lucky In Love (1929)
Earl of Balkerry

Cast (Short)

Changing of the Guard (1936)

Life Events

1898

British stage acting debut

1923

Moved to US

Videos

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Key, The (1934) - There's A Character In Dickens Hard to make a better scene for a William Powell entrance, as British officer Bill Tenant, arriving in 1920 Dublin, Arthur Aylesworth his aide, Dawn O’Day (actually the young Anne Shirley) the flower girl, and Arthur Treacher flakking for the general, Halliwell Hobbes, who is secretly an old pal, early in The Key, 1934.
Key, The (1934) - Fancy Me Forgetting You? Deciding to take a room because of a tune heard upstairs, Willliam Powell as British officer Bill, newly assigned to Dublin, 1920, finds out his neighbors are old friend Andy (Colin Clive), an intelligence officer, and wife Norah (Edna Best), whom he also knows, in The Key, 1934.
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.
Christmas Carol, A (1938) - My Name Is Scrooge Nephew Fred (Barry MacKay) is bidding farewell to Cratchit (Gene Lockhart) when two do-gooders (Halliwell Hobbes, Charles Coleman) solicit Scrooge (Reginald Owen) in MGM's A Christmas Carol, 1938.
British Agent (1934) - This Red Millenium Days after the Bolshevik coup in Petrograd, stranded British diplomat Locke (Leslie Howard), charged with placating the new government, meets charming militant Elena (Kay Francis), whom he rescued earlier, in British Agent, 1934.
Folies Bergere De Paris (1935) - Kissing Is Not Hygenic Having left the stage teasing his impression of socialite Baron Cassini, Maurice Chevalier as singer Charlier is assaulted by partner Mimi (Ann Sothern), then appears as the baron, accompanied by Merle Oberon in her first Hollywood film, 20th Century Fox's Folies Bergere De Paris, 1935.
Payment Deferred (1932) -- Rough Luck And No Mistake Insolvent Londoners Willie and Annie Marble (Charles Laughton) are certain the caller (Ray Milland) greeted by daughter Winnie (Maureen O’Sullivan) will be a bailiff with bad news, and stunned to discover he’s a well-heeled long-lost relative, early in MGM’s Payment Deferred, 1932.
Platinum Blonde (1931) - Baby-Kins Reporter Stew Smith (Robert Williams) is looking to return incriminating letters to society gal Ann Schuyler (Jean Harlow) who's taken by surprise in Frank Capra's Platinum Blonde, 1931.
Jalna (1935) - A Bride At Jalna Smooth technique from director John Cromwell, surveying characters on an upcoming wedding, first Kay Johnson with Ian Hunter, Jessie Ralph, C. Aubrey Smith and Halliwell Hobbes, then Nigel Bruce, with Molly Lamont and Theodore Newton then young George Offerman Jr., in Jalna, 1935.
Jalna (1935) - Never Missed A Meal Unusual and graceful opening sequence, with credits, from director John Cromwell, introducing mostly the supporting cast, Jessie Ralph as "Gran" stealing, from the Canada-based family drama Jalna, 1935.
Pacific Liner - Open, Shanghai Opening credits and the introduction of the captain (Halliwell Hobbes) and not-too-motivated Doctor Craig (Chester Morris), in R-K-O's Pacific Liner, 1939, directed by Lew Landers.

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