Arthur Treacher

Highest Rated: 100% Mary Poppins (1964)
Lowest Rated: 57% Viva Villa! (1934)
Birthday: Jul 23, 1894
Birthplace: Brighton, East Sussex, England, UK
Of the many candidates for the throne of "Hollywood's favorite butler," Brighton-born Arthur Treacher was the undisputed victor. The son of a British lawyer, the tall, hook-nosed Treacher did not settle upon an acting career until he was 25, after serving in WWI. Starting out as a chorus "boy," Treacher rose to popularity as a musical comedy performer. He came to America in 1928 while he was appearing in a revue titled Great Temptations. Entering films in 1933, Treacher quickly established himself in butler or servant roles, notably in several Shirley Temple films. He was awarded top-billing in Thank You, Jeeves (1936) and Step Lively, Jeeves (1937), both based on the gentleman's-gentleman character created by P.G. Wodehouse. Remaining active on Broadway, Treacher was prominently billed in such stage productions as Cole Porter's Panama Hattie and the 1944 revival of The Ziegfeld Follies. After several years away from Hollywood, Treacher returned in 1964 to portray a constable in Disney's Mary Poppins, which turned out to be his final film. Arthur Treacher enjoyed a latter-day popularity in the 1960s as the acerbic sidekick of TV talk show host Merv Griffin, and through the franchising of his name and image for such business concerns as Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips and the Call Arthur Treacher Service System (a household help agency).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
100% Mary Poppins Constable Jones 1964
No Score Yet That Midnight Kiss Hutchins 1949
No Score Yet Delightfully Dangerous Jeffers, Hale's Butler 1945
100% National Velvet Man with Umbrella 1944
No Score Yet In Society Pipps the Butler 1944
No Score Yet The Amazing Mrs. Holliday Henderson 1943
No Score Yet Forever and a Day Second Air Raid Watcher 1943
No Score Yet Star Spangled Rhythm Actor 1942
No Score Yet Irene Betherton 1940
No Score Yet Brother Rat and a Baby (Baby Be Good) McGregor 1940
88% The Little Princess Bertie Minchin 1939
No Score Yet Mad About Music Tripps 1938
No Score Yet My Lucky Star Whipple 1938
100% Heidi Andrew 1937
No Score Yet Thin Ice Nottingham 1937
No Score Yet Step Lively, Jeeves Jeeves 1937
No Score Yet Stowaway Atkins 1936
No Score Yet Under Your Spell Botts 1936
No Score Yet Thank You, Jeeves Jeeves 1936
No Score Yet Satan Met a Lady Anthony Travers 1936
No Score Yet Hearts Divided Sir Harry 1936
No Score Yet Mister Cinderella Watkins 1936
No Score Yet Magnificent Obsession Horace 1935
No Score Yet Remember Last Night? Clarence Phelps 1935
90% A Midsummer Night's Dream Ninny's Tomb 1935
No Score Yet Bright Lights Wilbur 1935
No Score Yet The Daring Young Man Col. Baggott 1935
No Score Yet No More Ladies Lord Moulton 1935
No Score Yet Go Into Your Dance Englishman on Train 1935
No Score Yet The Woman in Red Maj. Casserly 1935
No Score Yet Bordertown Butler 1935
No Score Yet David Copperfield (The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger) Dishonest Coachman 1935
No Score Yet Curly Top Butler 1935
No Score Yet Splendor Capt. Ballinger 1935
No Score Yet Personal Maid's Secret Bentley's Brother 1935
No Score Yet I Live My Life Gallup 1935
No Score Yet Forsaking All Others Johnson 1934
No Score Yet Madame Du Barry Master of the Bedroom 1934
No Score Yet The Key Lt. Merriman 1934
No Score Yet Hollywood Party Butler 1934
No Score Yet Gambling Lady Pryor 1934
No Score Yet Riptide Reporter 1934
No Score Yet Fashions of 1934 Butler 1934
57% Viva Villa! English Reporter 1934

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
  • 1964

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