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Arthur Treacher

Highest Rated:   100% Mary Poppins (1964)
Lowest Rated:   80% Viva Villa! (1934)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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 Mister Cinderella
  • Watkins
1936
No Score Yet Magnificent Obsession
  • Horace
1935
No Score Yet Remember Last Night?
  • Clarence Phelps
1935
89% 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 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 I Live My Life
  • Gallup
1935
No Score Yet Forsaking All Others
  • Johnson
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
80% Viva Villa!
  • English Reporter
1934

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