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Barry Norton



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?

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
95% To Catch a Thief
  • Frenchman
1955
50% What Price Glory?
  • Priest
1952
No Score Yet The Sun Comes Up
  • Music Lover
1949
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 Devil Monster
  • Actor
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
No Score Yet 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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