Alec Craig

Birthday: Mar 30, 1884
Birthplace: Not Available
In films from 1935, Scottish character actor Alec Craig perpetuated the stereotype of the penny-pinching Highlander for nearly 15 years. Craig's wizened countenance and bald head popped up in quite a few mysteries and melodramas, beginning with his appearance as the inept defense attorney in the embryonic "film noir" Stranger on the Third Floor. He essayed small but memorable roles in a handful of Val Lewton productions, notably the zookeeper in Cat People (1942). Later, he was a general hanger-on in Universal's horror films and Sherlock Holmes entries. Craig's showiest assignment was his dual role in RKO's A Date with the Falcon. The legions of fans of Lubitsch's To Be or Not to Be know Alec Craig best as the Scottish farmer who, upon being confronted by Hitler look-alike Tom Dugan, mutters to his fellow farmer James Finlayson "First it was Hess...now it's him."

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Filmography

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CREDIT
No Score Yet Three Strangers Man on Park Bench (uncredited) 1946
No Score Yet Love Letters Dodd 1945
100% A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Werner 1945
No Score Yet Tonight and Every Night Englishman 1945
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes in the House of Fear Angus 1945
No Score Yet Dangerous Passage Dawson 1944
100% National Velvet Tim 1944
No Score Yet And Now Tomorrow Actor 1944
91% The Woman in the Window Garageman 1944
86% Gaslight Turnkey 1944
No Score Yet The White Cliffs of Dover Billings 1944
100% Jane Eyre Footman 1944
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes in the Spider Woman Radlik 1944
No Score Yet Jungle Woman Morgue Attendant 1944
71% Ghost Ship Blind Beggar 1943
No Score Yet Calling Dr. Death Watchman 1943
94% Lassie Come Home Snickers 1943
43% Johnny Come Lately (Johnny Vagabond) Court Bailiff 1943
No Score Yet Holy Matrimony Aylmer 1943
No Score Yet Appointment in Berlin Smitty 1943
No Score Yet Action in the North Atlantic McGonigle 1943
No Score Yet Forever and a Day Butler 1943
No Score Yet Northern Pursuit Angus McBain 1943
89% Random Harvest Actor 1942
93% Cat People Zookeeper 1942
No Score Yet Tennessee Johnson Andrews 1942
No Score Yet The Undying Monster (The Hammond Mystery) Will 1942
No Score Yet Orchestra Wives Henry Fink 1942
No Score Yet Wildcat Joseph D. Campbell 1942
92% Mrs. Miniver Joe 1942
No Score Yet Her Cardboard Lover Actor 1942
No Score Yet This Above All Conductor 1942
98% To Be or Not to Be Scottish Farmer 1942
80% Roxie Hart Idler 1942
No Score Yet Wrecking Crew Charlie 1942
No Score Yet The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe Printer 1942
97% Suspicion Hogart Club Bit 1941
100% The Devil and Daniel Webster Eli Higgins 1941
No Score Yet Three Girls About Town Samuel 1941
100% That Hamilton Woman Gendarme 1941
67% Mr. & Mrs. Smith Thomas the Clerk 1941
No Score Yet Shining Victory Jeweler 1941
83% Stranger on the Third Floor Defense attorney 1940
No Score Yet Tom Brown's School Days Old Thomas 1940
100% The Sea Hawk Chartmaker 1940
No Score Yet Three Cheers for the Irish Callagan 1940
80% Abe Lincoln in Illinois Trem Cogdall 1940
No Score Yet The Earl of Chicago Son 1940
No Score Yet Rulers of the Sea Foreman MacNeil 1939
95% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Speaker 1939
No Score Yet Let Us Live Bookkeeper Juror 1939
No Score Yet Confessions of a Nazi Spy Postman 1939
No Score Yet They Made Her a Spy Canby 1939
No Score Yet Charlie McCarthy, Detective Actor 1939
No Score Yet If I Were King Actor 1938
100% Vivacious Lady Joseph the Chauffeur 1938
No Score Yet Crashing Hollywood Movie Studio Receptionist 1938
No Score Yet Wise Girl Dermont O'Neal, Antique Dealer 1937
No Score Yet Super-Sleuth Eddie 1937
No Score Yet The Woman I Love Doctor 1937
No Score Yet The Man Who Found Himself Actor 1937
No Score Yet That Girl from Paris Justice of the Peace 1936
No Score Yet Winterset Hobo 1936
No Score Yet Mary of Scotland Donal 1936
94% Mutiny on the Bounty McCoy 1935

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