Barry Norton

Highest Rated: 100% The Big Clock (1948)
Lowest Rated: 50% What Price Glory? (1952)
Birthday: Jun 16, 1905
Birthplace: Not Available
The scion of a wealthy Argentine family, boyishly handsome Barry Norton came to Hollywood in 1926, where he was promptly signed to a Fox Studios contract. Stardom came fairly rapidly for Norton with his poignant performance as "mama's boy" Private Lewisohn in the 1927 WWI drama What Price Glory? He followed this triumph with excellent performances in such films as Legion of the Condemned and Four Devils (1928). He had difficulty weathering the change to talking pictures, not because his voice was inadequate, but because he'd never truly mastered the English language. In the early talkie era, Norton starred in Spanish-language versions of Hollywood films (he played the David Manners part in the Spanish Dracula), occasionally doubling as director. His last important screen role was the South American fiancé of ingénue Jean Parker in Frank Capra's Lady for a Night (1933). In 1935, he was given a comeback opportunity as the romantic lead in Laurel and Hardy's Bonnie Scotland (1935), but he was replaced during rehearsals, reportedly because he couldn't keep apace of Stan and Ollie's improvisations. Norton spent the remainder of his Hollywood career as a bit player and extra, taking whatever job came his way without complaint or regret. An excellent dancer, he frequently showed up in nightclub and ballroom scenes, occasionally giving between-takes dance lessons to such male stars as Humphrey Bogart. One of Barry Norton's last screen appearances was as a priest in the 1952 remake of What Price Glory?

Highest Rated Movies



95% To Catch a Thief Frenchman 1955
50% What Price Glory? Priest 1952
No Score Yet The Sun Comes Up Music Lover 1949
No Score Yet Casbah Pilot 1948
100% The Big Clock Man at Van Barth's 1948
97% Monsieur Verdoux Wedding Guest 1947
No Score Yet Twilight on the Rio Grande Rurale 1947
83% The Razor's Edge Escort of Princess 1946
No Score Yet Forever and a Day Card Player 1943
No Score Yet One Night in the Tropics Actor 1940
No Score Yet The Buccaneer Villere 1938
No Score Yet Captain Calamity Carr 1936
No Score Yet Murder at Glen Athol Tom Randel 1936
100% Imitation of Life Young Man 1934
No Score Yet The World Moves On Jacques Girard 1934
67% Nana Louis 1934
No Score Yet Only Yesterday Jerry 1933
100% Lady for a Day Carlos 1933
No Score Yet Cocktail Hour Philippe 1933
No Score Yet Drácula (Dracula, Spanish Version) Juan Harker 1931
91% Dracula Actor 1931
100% Dishonored Young Lieutenant 1931
No Score Yet 4 Devils Actor 1928
98% Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans Dancer 1927
No Score Yet What Price Glory Pvt. Lewisohn 1926


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