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Lionel Belmore

Lowest Rated:   33% The Sign of the Cross (1932)
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Stout, bushy-eyebrowed British actor Lionel Belmore capped a lengthy theatrical career with his entry into Hollywood films at the dawn of the talkie era. He was most often cast as innkeepers and burgomeisters, generally appearing in films set in England and Europe. Belmore was an off-and-on regular in Universal's Frankenstein films, appearing as the huffy-puffy mayor in the original Frankenstein (1931) and later showing up on the village council in Son of Frankenstein (1939) and Ghost of Frankenstein (1942). (He was killed off in Son, but reappeared in the same role in Ghost as though nothing had happened). The actor also came in handy in Warner Bros.' Errol Flynn swashbucklers, notably Prince and the Pauper (1936) and The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). Belmore's oddest part was also one of his shortest. Though given good billing in Laurel and Hardy's Bonnie Scotland (1935) -- and made the subject of several lengthy write-ups in the film's promotional material -- Lionel Belmore's role as a blacksmith was cut down to a single gag, wherein he taps out the Laurel and Hardy theme song on his anvil!

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Forever and a Day
  • Bit
1943
75% Ghost of Frankenstein
  • Councillor
1942
No Score Yet Son of Monte Cristo
  • Hercules Snyder
1941
No Score Yet My Son, My Son
  • Mr. Moscrop
1940
No Score Yet Tower of London
  • Beacon Chiruegeon
1939
91% Son of Frankenstein
  • Emil Lang
1939
100% The Adventures of Robin Hood
  • Humility Prin
1938
No Score Yet It's Love I'm After
  • Friar Lawrence
1937
No Score Yet The Toast of New York
  • Board of Director
1937
No Score Yet The Prince and the Pauper
  • Innkeeper
1937
No Score Yet Maid of Salem
  • Tavern Keeper
1937
No Score Yet Mary of Scotland
  • English Fisherman
1936
No Score Yet The Last of the Mohicans
  • Patroon
1936
83% Little Lord Fauntleroy
  • Higgins
1936
94% Mutiny on the Bounty
  • Innkeeper
1935
No Score Yet The Man Who Reclaimed His Head
  • Train Conductor
1934
88% Cleopatra
  • Fidius
1934
No Score Yet The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Prison Governor
1934
No Score Yet Jane Eyre
  • Ingram
1934
75% Design for Living
  • Theatre Patron
1933
No Score Yet Berkeley Square
  • Innkeeper
1933
No Score Yet Oliver Twist
  • Bumble
1933
60% The Vampire Bat (Blood Sucker) (Forced to Sin)
  • Burgermeister Gustave Schoen
1933
59% Cavalcade
  • Uncle George
1933
No Score Yet No Man of Her Own
  • Antique Dealer
1932
No Score Yet So Big
  • Rev. Dekker
1932
No Score Yet Vanity Fair
  • Sir Pitt Crawley
1932
33% The Sign of the Cross
  • Bettor
1932
No Score Yet Police Court
  • `Uncle' Al Furman
1932
100% Frankenstein
  • Herr Vogel, Burgomaster
1931
No Score Yet One Heavenly Night
  • Zagen
1931
No Score Yet Ten Nights in a Barroom
  • Bill
1931
No Score Yet Monte Carlo
  • Duke Gustave von Seibenheim
1930
No Score Yet The Rogue Song
  • Ossman
1930
No Score Yet Playing Around
  • Morgan
1930
No Score Yet Sweet Kitty Bellairs
  • Col. Villiers
1930
100% The Love Parade
  • Prime Minister
1929
No Score Yet The Matinee Idol
  • Col. Jasper Bolivar
1928
No Score Yet The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg(Old Heidelberg)(The Student Prince)
  • Student
1928
69% The King of Kings
  • A Roman Noble
1927
No Score Yet Bardelys the Magnificent
  • Vicomte de Lavedan
1926
No Score Yet The Black Bird
  • Actor
1926
No Score Yet The Sea Hawk
  • Justice Anthony Baine
1924
100% The Three Ages
  • Undetermined Role (unconfirmed) (uncredited)
1923
No Score Yet Peg o' My Heart
  • Hawks
1922
No Score Yet Oliver Twist
  • Mr. Brownlow
1922
No Score Yet The Man Who Had Everything
  • Actor
1920

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