Lionel Belmore

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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!

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
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 Vanessa, Her Love Story Leathwaite 1935
No Score Yet The Man Who Reclaimed His Head Train Conductor 1934
90% Cleopatra Fidius 1934
80% 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
61% 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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