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Alec B. Francis

Highest Rated:   100% Beyond the Rocks (1922)
Lowest Rated:   57% Mata Hari (1932)
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Birthplace:   London, England, UK
Briton Alec B. Francis spent the early part of his professional life as a barrister. He switched to acting in the 1890s, utilizing his delicate features and kindly demeanor to play a variety of middle-aged character parts. Emigrating to the U.S., he made his first films for the Vitagraph Company in 1911. His movie bow was in Vanity Fair, which starred Helen Gardner and John Bunny. Slight of stature, Francis often found himself cast as the hero's avuncular confidante or comic sidekick, as in the recently rediscovered 1915 version of Alias Jimmy Valentine. His most frequent screen persona was as the wise old man (be he pauper or prince) who'd garnered enough life experiences to solve all the problems of the younger leading characters; a typical Francis role was the happy-go-lucky blind gent in The Man Who Had Everything (1921). Francis effortlessly survived the transition to sound, surprising one and all as the mystery murderer in The Bishop Murder Case (1930), then appearing in such roles as Mr. Brownlow in the 1933 version of Oliver Twist and the King of Hearts in that same year's filmization of Alice in Wonderland. Alec B. Francis died after an emergency operation at the age of 65.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Robin Hood
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Charles Dickens: The Man Who Asked for More
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet The Cat's Paw
  • Rev. Thatcher
1934
No Score Yet The Mystery of Mr. X
  • Judge Malpas
1934
No Score Yet Alice in Wonderland
  • King of Hearts
1933
No Score Yet His Private Secretary
  • Dr. Hall
1933
No Score Yet Looking Forward (The New Deal)
  • Mr. Birkenshaw
1933
No Score Yet Oliver Twist
  • Brownlow
1933
No Score Yet The Last Mile
  • Father O'Connors
1932
57% Mata Hari
  • Caron
1932
No Score Yet Alias Mary Smith
  • Actor
1932
86% Arrowsmith
  • Twyford
1931
No Score Yet Captain Applejack
  • Lush
1931
No Score Yet Outward Bound
  • Scrubby
1930
No Score Yet The Bishop Murder Case
  • Prof. Bertrand Dillard
1930
No Score Yet Feet First
  • Old Timer
1930
No Score Yet Evangeline
  • Father Felician
1929
No Score Yet The Mississippi Gambler
  • Junius Blackburn
1929
No Score Yet Three Bad Men
  • Rev. Calvin Benson
1926
No Score Yet Tramp, Tramp, Tramp
  • Amos B. Logan
1926
No Score Yet Charley's Aunt
  • Mr. Delahay
1925
No Score Yet Mad Whirl
  • His father
1925
No Score Yet Beau Brummel
  • Mortimer
1924
No Score Yet Little Church Around the Corner
  • Rev, Bradley
1923
100% Beyond the Rocks
  • Captain Fitzgerald
1922
No Score Yet The Heart of a Hero
  • Colonel Knowlton
1916
No Score Yet The Wishing Ring: An Idyll Of Old England
  • Actor
1914
No Score Yet The Wishing Ring
  • Earl of Bateson
1914

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