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Arthur Wontner

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Tall, commanding British actor Arthur Wontner made his first stage appearance in 1897 and his first film 18 years later. Wontner is best known today for his characterization of Sherlock Holmes in five films produced between 1931 and 1938. Some Holmes aficionados prefers Wontner's studious interpretation of "the master" to the more aggressive, energetic portrayals of Basil Rathbone. Ironically, Wontner landed the role on the strength of his performance in the 1930 stage production Sexton Blake, based on a pulp fiction character who'd been created as a Sherlock Holmes imitation. In later years, Arthur Wontner played several small but memorable character roles, most poignantly as the elderly automobile fancier in Genevieve (1953).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Three Cases of Murder
  • Leader of the House [Lord Mountdrago]
1955
No Score Yet Genevieve
  • Elderly Gentleman
1953
No Score Yet Brandy for the Parson
  • Maj. Glockleigh
1952
No Score Yet Elusive Pimpernel
  • Lord Grenville
1950
No Score Yet Blanche Fury
  • Lord Rudford
1948
96% The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
  • Embassy Counsellor
1943
No Score Yet Terror
  • Col. Redmayne
1938
No Score Yet Murder at the Baskervilles (Silver Blaze)
  • Sherlock Holmes
1937
No Score Yet Storm in a Teacup
  • Fiscal
1937
No Score Yet Thunder in the City
  • Sir Peter Challoner
1937
No Score Yet The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes
  • Sherlock Holmes
1935
No Score Yet The Sign of Four: Sherlock Holmes' Greatest Case
  • Sherlock Holmes
1932
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes' Fatal Hour (The Sleeping Cardinal)
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Screenwriter
1931
No Score Yet Lady Windermere's Fan
  • Actor
1916

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