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William Newell

Highest Rated:   100% Wonder Man (1945)
Lowest Rated:   60% Lady in the Lake (1947)
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In films from 1935 to 1964, American character actor William "Billy" Newell was nearly always seen with his hat tilted backward and with a spent cigarette or wad of gum in his mouth. This is because Newell was usually cast as a wise-lipped reporter or news photographer. One of his largest assignments in this vein was as news-hound Speed Martin in the 1940 Republic serial Mysterious Dr. Satan. William Newell also essayed countless functional bit roles, such as the liquor-store proprietor in the 1945 Oscar-winner The Lost Weekend.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet A Global Affair
  • Waiter
1964
83% Pollyanna
  • Mr. Hooper
1960
No Score Yet Who Was That Lady?
  • Schultz
1960
No Score Yet The Missouri Traveler
  • Pos Neely
1958
No Score Yet Short Cut to Hell
  • Hotel Manager
1957
No Score Yet Our Miss Brooks
  • Dr. Henley
1956
No Score Yet Phffft!
  • Workman
1954
No Score Yet Escape From Fort Bravo
  • Symore
1953
96% High Noon
  • Drunk
1952
No Score Yet Bright Victory
  • Bartender
1951
No Score Yet To Please a Lady
  • Hank Harmon
1950
No Score Yet A Woman of Distinction
  • Bartender
1950
No Score Yet Tell It to the Judge
  • Bartender
1949
No Score Yet The Lone Wolf and His Lady
  • Ava Rockling
1949
No Score Yet Up in Central Park
  • Stage Manager
1948
83% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • Taxi Cab Traffic Manager
1947
No Score Yet Out of the Blue
  • Danny the Bartender
1947
No Score Yet The Senator Was Indiscreet
  • Elevator Operator
1947
No Score Yet Song of My Heart
  • Doorman
1947
60% Lady in the Lake
  • Drunk
1947
No Score Yet Till the End of Time
  • Warrant Officer
1946
No Score Yet The Hoodlum Saint
  • Waiter
1946
60% The Kid From Brooklyn
  • Photographer
1946
No Score Yet Hit the Hay
  • Cab Driver
1945
100% Wonder Man
  • Pelican Club Extra
1945
No Score Yet Without Love
  • Soldier
1945
No Score Yet Irish Eyes Are Smiling
  • Ticket Clerk
1944
89% The Outlaw
  • Drunk Cowboy
1943
No Score Yet A Night to Remember
  • Police Photographer
1942
No Score Yet Keeper of the Flame
  • Piggot
1942
No Score Yet The Lady Is Willing
  • Counter Man
1942
No Score Yet Footlight Serenade
  • Writer
1942
No Score Yet Three Girls About Town
  • Laundry Man
1941
No Score Yet You Belong to Me
  • Parking Attendant
1941
No Score Yet San Antonio Rose
  • Headwaiter
1941
100% Here Comes Mr. Jordan
  • Handler
1941
100% The Strawberry Blonde
  • Man
1941
No Score Yet The Bride Came C.O.D.
  • McGee's Pilot
1941
No Score Yet Manpower
  • Lineman
1941
No Score Yet Uncle Joe
  • Actor
1941
80% City for Conquest
  • Max's Lyricist
1940
No Score Yet He Stayed for Breakfast
  • Waiter
1940
No Score Yet Hold That Woman
  • Actor
1940
No Score Yet The Doctor Takes a Wife
  • Soda Clerk
1940
No Score Yet The Invisible Killer
  • Det. Sgt. Pat Dugan
1939
94% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Reporter
1939
No Score Yet There's That Woman Again
  • Waiter
1939
No Score Yet The Day the Bookies Wept
  • Maxie T. Bookmaker
1939
No Score Yet Ride a Crooked Mile
  • Kracaw
1938
No Score Yet Bill Cracks Down
  • Porkey
1937
No Score Yet Rhythm in the Clouds
  • Clyde Lyons
1937
No Score Yet Dangerous Holiday
  • Solitaire
1937
100% Make Way for Tomorrow
  • Ticket Seller
1937
No Score Yet Beware of Ladies
  • Sniff
1937
No Score Yet Larceny on the Air
  • Andrews
1937
No Score Yet A Man Betrayed
  • Gabby
1937
No Score Yet The Mandarin Mystery
  • Guffy
1936
No Score Yet Happy Go Lucky
  • Charlie Davis
1936
No Score Yet The Big Show
  • Wilson
1936
No Score Yet Bulldog Edition
  • Charlie Hunter
1936
100% San Francisco
  • Man in Breadline
1936
No Score Yet Wife vs. Secretary
  • Tom Wilson
1936
No Score Yet The Voice of Bugle Ann
  • Mr. Tanner
1936
82% Libeled Lady
  • Divorce Detective
1936
No Score Yet Navy Born
  • Lt. Bill Lyons
1936

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