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William B. Davidson

Highest Rated:   100% My Darling Clementine (1946)
Lowest Rated:   75% Ziegfeld Follies (1946)
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Blunt, burly American actor William B. Davidson was equally at home playing gangster bosses, business executives, butlers and military officials. In films since 1914, Davidson seemed to be in every other Warner Bros. picture made between 1930 and 1935, often as a Goliath authority figure against such pint-sized Davids as James Cagney and Edward G. Robinson. In the early '40s, Davidson was a fixture of Universal's Abbott and Costello comedies, appearing in In the Navy (1941), Keep 'Em Flying (1941) and In Society (1944). In Abbott & Costello's Hold That Ghost (1941), Davidson shows up as Moose Matson, the dying gangster who sets the whole plot in motion. An avid golfer, William B. Davidson frequently appeared in the all-star instructional shorts of the '30s starring legendary golf pro Bobby Jones.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Woman Trap
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet That Hagen Girl
  • Mr. Bowman
1947
No Score Yet Dick Tracy's Dilemma
  • Peter Premium
1947
No Score Yet The Farmer's Daughter
  • Eckers
1947
No Score Yet My Wild Irish Rose
  • Brewster
1947
100% My Darling Clementine
  • Owner of Oriental Saloon
1946
No Score Yet The Hoodlum Saint
  • Annoyed Man
1946
No Score Yet The Notorious Lone Wolf
  • Inspector Crane
1946
No Score Yet Saratoga Trunk
  • Mr. Stone
1946
75% Ziegfeld Follies
  • Judge No. 2
1946
89% They Were Expendable
  • Hotel manager
1945
No Score Yet The Man Who Walked Alone
  • The Governor
1945
No Score Yet Up in Arms
  • Maxwell
1944
No Score Yet Greenwich Village
  • Dance Director
1944
No Score Yet In Society
  • Butler
1944
No Score Yet Song of Nevada
  • Worthington
1944
75% Since You Went Away
  • Taxpayer
1944
No Score Yet Shine On, Harvest Moon
  • Tim Donovan
1944
No Score Yet In Old Oklahoma (War of the Wildcats)
  • Actor
1943
No Score Yet Let's Face It
  • Man in boat
1943
No Score Yet Hers to Hold
  • Al
1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow
  • Senator
1943
No Score Yet The Magnificent Dope
  • Mr. Reindel
1942
92% Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • New York Stage Manager
1942
No Score Yet Juke Girl
  • Paley
1942
No Score Yet In This Our Life
  • Jim Purdy
1942
No Score Yet Larceny, Inc.
  • McCarthy
1942
No Score Yet The Male Animal
  • Alumnus
1942
100% Gentleman Jim
  • Donovan
1942
No Score Yet The Great Man's Lady
  • Senator Knobs
1942
No Score Yet Remember the Day
  • Committee Man
1941
No Score Yet Keep 'em Flying
  • McGonigal
1941
No Score Yet Three Girls About Town
  • Actor
1941
No Score Yet Week-End in Havana
  • Capt. Moss
1941
No Score Yet Sun Valley Serenade
  • Murray
1941
No Score Yet In the Navy
  • Capt. Richards
1941
No Score Yet Man-Made Monster
  • District Attorney
1941
No Score Yet Nice Girl?
  • Bearded Man
1941
100% Hold That Ghost
  • Sidney `Moose' Matson
1941
No Score Yet A Night at Earl Carroll's
  • Mayor Green
1940
No Score Yet Lady with Red Hair
  • Stock Company Manager
1940
No Score Yet Tin Pan Alley
  • Hotel Manager
1940
No Score Yet Seven Sinners
  • Police chief
1940
No Score Yet Maryland
  • John Addison
1940
No Score Yet My Love Came Back
  • Agent
1940
No Score Yet Lillian Russell
  • President Grover Cleveland
1940
No Score Yet Half a Sinner
  • Slick
1940
No Score Yet Three Cheers for the Irish
  • Police Commissioner
1940
91% My Little Chickadee
  • Sheriff
1940
No Score Yet Girl In 313
  • Grayson
1940
No Score Yet Invisible Stripes
  • Chief Foreman
1939
No Score Yet Dust Be My Destiny
  • Warden
1939
No Score Yet Hidden Power
  • Foster
1939
No Score Yet When Tomorrow Comes
  • Army Captain
1939
No Score Yet Each Dawn I Die
  • Bill Mason
1939
No Score Yet Wings of the Navy
  • Brown
1939
No Score Yet They Made Me a Criminal
  • Inspector Ennis
1939
No Score Yet Honeymoon in Bali
  • Store Detective
1939
No Score Yet The Texans
  • Mr. Jessup, Railroad Man
1938
No Score Yet Letter of Introduction
  • Mr. Raleigh
1938
No Score Yet Cowboy from Brooklyn
  • Mr. Alvey
1938
No Score Yet Blockade
  • Commandant
1938
100% You and Me
  • N.G. Martin
1938
No Score Yet Sergeant Murphy
  • Maj. Gruff
1938
No Score Yet Racket Busters
  • Union Chairman
1938
No Score Yet Hollywood Hotel
  • Director Kelton
1937
No Score Yet Something to Sing About
  • Cafe manager
1937
No Score Yet It Happened in Hollywood
  • Al Howard
1937
No Score Yet Paradise Isle
  • Hoener
1937
No Score Yet Marry the Girl
  • Drake
1937
100% Easy Living
  • Mr. Hyde
1937
No Score Yet Ever Since Eve
  • Henderson
1937
No Score Yet The Road Back
  • Bartscher
1937
No Score Yet Melody for Two
  • Actor
1937
100% Marked Woman
  • Bob Crandall
1937
No Score Yet The Hurricane
  • Man Who Is Injured
1937
No Score Yet Affairs of Cappy Ricks
  • Mr. Bottomley Sr.
1937
No Score Yet Earthworm Tractors
  • Mr. Jackson
1936
No Score Yet The Singing Kid
  • Barney Hammond
1936
No Score Yet In Person
  • Director Bill Sumner
1935
No Score Yet The Crusades
  • Amir
1935
No Score Yet Special Agent
  • Young
1935
No Score Yet Woman Wanted
  • Collins
1935
No Score Yet In Caliente
  • Man
1935
No Score Yet Go Into Your Dance
  • McGee
1935
No Score Yet Circumstantial Evidence
  • Chairman
1935
83% Roberta
  • Purser
1935
No Score Yet Devil Dogs of the Air
  • Adjutant
1935
No Score Yet Bordertown
  • Dr. Carter
1935
No Score Yet Dangerous
  • Reed Walsh
1935
No Score Yet Show Them No Mercy
  • Chief Haggerty
1935
No Score Yet The Man Who Reclaimed His Head
  • Charlus
1934
100% Imitation of Life
  • Man
1934
No Score Yet The St. Louis Kid
  • Joe Hunter
1934
No Score Yet The Dragon Murder Case
  • Greef
1934
No Score Yet The Circus Clown
  • Actor
1934
No Score Yet Fog Over Frisco
  • Joe Hague
1934
No Score Yet Upper World
  • City Editor
1934
No Score Yet The Big Shakedown
  • Actor
1934
No Score Yet Torch Singer (Broadway Singer)
  • Jarrett
1933
No Score Yet Only Yesterday
  • Actor
1933
No Score Yet Meet the Baron
  • Radio Man
1933
90% I'm No Angel
  • Ernest Brown
1933
90% The Mystery of the Wax Museum
  • Detective (uncredited)
1933
No Score Yet Lady Killer
  • Williams
1933
No Score Yet The Animal Kingdom (The Woman in His House)
  • Grace's Husband
1932
No Score Yet The Thirteenth Guest
  • Capt. Brown
1932
No Score Yet Is My Face Red
  • O'Sullivan
1932
100% The Most Dangerous Game
  • Captain
1932
100% The Lost Squadron
  • Lelewer
1932
No Score Yet Held for Murder
  • District Attorney
1932
No Score Yet Captain Applejack
  • Bill Dennett
1931
100% Dishonored
  • Firing Squad Officer
1931
No Score Yet No Limit
  • Wilkie, Building Superintendent
1931
No Score Yet Hook, Line and Sinker
  • Frank Dukette
1930
76% Hell's Angels
  • Staff Major
1930
No Score Yet The Silver Horde
  • Thomas Hilliard
1930
No Score Yet For the Defense
  • District Attorney Stone
1930
No Score Yet Sunny
  • 1st Officer
1930
No Score Yet Painted Faces
  • Ringmaster
1929
No Score Yet A Gentleman of Paris
  • Henri Doufour
1927
No Score Yet The Last Trail
  • Morley
1927

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