John Dilson

Highest Rated:
100% I Love You Again (1940)
Lowest Rated:
71% This Land Is Mine (1943)
Birthday:
Feb 18
Birthplace:
Not Available
Bio:
With his silvery hair and dignified bearing, American actor John Dilson was a natural for "executive" roles. In films from 1935, Dilson was usually seen playing doctors, lawyers and newspaper editors. Occasionally, however, he played against type as sarcastic working stiffs, as witness his bit as an…

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Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
The Face Behind the Mask
  • Anderson
-- 2003
King of the Royal Mounted
  • Dr. Wall
-- 2003
Dick Tracy
  • Weldon
-- 2002
Fly by Night
  • Tracy
-- 1993
Buffalo Bill
  • President Hayes
-- 1944
94% Cover Girl
  • Rusty's Photographer
-- 1944
Once Upon a Time
  • Actor
-- 1944
The Yellow Rose of Texas
  • Actor
-- 1944
88% The Leopard Man
  • Coroner
-- 1943
Idaho
  • Actor
-- 1943
Pilot #5
  • Defense Instructor
-- 1943
The Iron Major
  • Doctor
-- 1943
80% The Song of Bernadette
  • Actor
-- 1943
Happy Land
  • Charles Clayton
-- 1943
71% This Land Is Mine
  • Mayor's Secretary
-- 1943
Mission to Moscow
  • Actor
-- 1943
Princess O'Rourke
  • Elevator Man
-- 1943
A Night to Remember
  • Coroner
-- 1942
Wildcat
  • Gus Sloane
-- 1942
Ship Ahoy
  • Dr. Loring
-- 1942
Queen of Broadway
  • Actor
-- 1942
The Falcon's Brother
  • Ship's Officer
-- 1942
Pittsburgh
  • Wilson
-- 1942
Johnny Eager
  • Pawnbroker
-- 1942
Footlight Serenade
  • Clerk
-- 1942
They All Kissed the Bride
  • Man
-- 1942
You Can't Escape Forever
  • Pop
-- 1942
The Great Guy (Pluck of the Irish)
  • City Editor
-- 1942
Whistling in the Dark
  • Vanderhoff
-- 1941
The Monster and the Girl(The Avenging Brain )
  • Employment Clerk
-- 1941
They Meet Again
  • Actor
-- 1941
83% Shadow of the Thin Man
  • Actor
-- 1941
The Wagons Roll At Night
  • Minister
-- 1941
Man Made Monster
  • Medical Examiner
-- 1941
International Lady
  • Decoding Expert
-- 1941
Sunset in Wyoming
  • Actor
-- 1941
City Limits
  • Actor
-- 1941
Across the Sierras
  • Actor
-- 1941
Andy Hardy's Private Secretary
  • Mr. Davis
-- 1941
Footsteps in the Dark
  • Coroner
-- 1941
Hold That Woman
  • Actor
-- 1940
100% I Love You Again
  • Actor
-- 1940
Drums of Fu Manchu
  • Howard
-- 1940
The Man With Nine Lives (Behind the Door)
  • John Hawthorne
-- 1940
Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise
  • Police Doctor
-- 1940
No, No Nanette
  • Actor
-- 1940
Danger Ahead
  • Hatch
-- 1940
Phantom of Chinatown
  • Charles Fraser
-- 1940
The Dark Command
  • Actor
-- 1940
Adventures Of Red Ryder
  • Hale
-- 1940
Women in the Wind
  • Sloan
-- 1939
Reno
  • Mr. Jones Club Host
-- 1939
Each Dawn I Die
  • Parole Board Member
-- 1939
In Name Only
  • Actor
-- 1939
When Tomorrow Comes
  • Man
-- 1939
My Lucky Star
  • Department Head
-- 1938
There's That Woman Again
  • Coroner's Deputy
-- 1938
100% Angels with Dirty Faces
  • Chronicle Editor
-- 1938
Dick Tracy
  • Brewster
-- 1937
Love Is News
  • Clerk
-- 1937
100% Easy Living
  • Nervous Man
-- 1937
They Won't Forget
  • Briggs the Detective
-- 1937
Escape By Night
  • Actor
-- 1937
Charlie Chan at the Circus
  • Doctor
-- 1936
The Ex-Mrs. Bradford
  • Analyst
-- 1936
Pigskin Parade
  • Doctor
-- 1936
Easy Money
  • Rusick
-- 1936
Under Your Spell
  • Actor
-- 1936
Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island
  • Ellsworth
-- 1936
We're Only Human
  • Ballistics Expert
-- 1935
I Found Stella Parish
  • Producer's Assistant
-- 1935
Death from a Distance
  • City Editor McConnell
-- 1935
Special Agent
  • Man
-- 1935
Silver Streak
  • Doctor
-- 1934

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Quotes from John Dilson's Characters

    1. Pawnbroker: Say, it just goes to show you what luck is. 20 minutes ago I was going to close up and I got to reading the paper. For no reason I'm reading, and it keeps me 20 minutes late and I make an 11 dollar sale. Just goes to show you a man can't tell what's going to happen next!
    From Johnny Eager. Submitted by Christopher B (13 months ago)
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