Alec B. Francis

Highest Rated: 100% Beyond the Rocks (1922)
Lowest Rated: 57% Mata Hari (1932)
Birthday: Invalid date
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



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
60% 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
88% 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 Shepherd of the Hills The Shepherd 1928
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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