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Berton Churchill

Highest Rated:   100% Stagecoach (1939)
Lowest Rated:   67% In Old Chicago (1937)
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The apotheosis of Canadian-born Berton Churchill's film career might well have been 1939's Stagecoach, in which he was cast to perfection as the outwardly "solid citizen" banker whose pompous bluster hides the fact that he's actually absconding with his depositors' funds. On Broadway since the turn of the century, Churchill dabbled in filmmaking throughout the 1920s, settling in Hollywood for good in the talkie era, appearing in as many as 25 pictures per year! Often seen as small-town big shots, Churchill proved an excellent foil for the homespun homilies of Will Rogers in such films as The County Chairman (1935); he was also effectively cast as Joan Blondell's furtive "sugar daddy" in Dames (1934). Though generally forgotten today, Churchill exerted a great deal of influence on other character actors of his ilk. Indeed, radio star Harold Peary admitted that he based much of his famous character "The Great Gildersleeve" on the pompous pretensions of Berton Churchill.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Way of All Flesh
  • Reginald L. Morten
1940
No Score Yet Turnabout
  • Julian Marlowe
1940
No Score Yet Brother Rat and a Baby (Baby Be Good)
  • Mr. Harper
1940
No Score Yet On Your Toes
  • Donald Henderson
1939
100% Stagecoach
  • Henry Gatewood
1939
No Score Yet The Cowboy and the Lady
  • Henderson
1938
No Score Yet Danger on the Air
  • Caesar Kluck
1938
No Score Yet Four Men and a Prayer
  • Martin Cherrington
1938
No Score Yet Sweethearts
  • Sheridan Lane
1938
No Score Yet Wide Open Faces
  • Mr. Crawford
1938
No Score Yet Meet the Mayor
  • Martin Sloan
1938
No Score Yet Parnell
  • The O'Gormon Mahon
1937
67% In Old Chicago
  • Sen. Colby
1937
No Score Yet Sing and Be Happy
  • John Mason
1937
No Score Yet Under Your Spell
  • Judge
1936
No Score Yet Dimples
  • Col. Loring
1936
No Score Yet Colleen
  • Logan
1936
No Score Yet The Dark Hour
  • Paul Bernard
1936
No Score Yet Black Gold
  • J.G. Anderson
1936
No Score Yet Mistaken Identity
  • Actor
1936
No Score Yet The Rainmakers
  • Simon Parker
1935
No Score Yet Page Miss Glory
  • Mr. Yates Assistant Hotel Manager
1935
No Score Yet Steamboat Round The Bend
  • New Moses
1935
No Score Yet Vagabond Lady
  • R.D. Spear
1935
No Score Yet Sing Sing Nights
  • Gov. Duane
1935
No Score Yet Babbitt
  • Judge Thompson
1934
No Score Yet Kid Millions
  • Col. Larrabee
1934
No Score Yet Murder in the Private Car
  • Carson
1934
No Score Yet Hi, Nellie!
  • Graham
1934
No Score Yet Judge Priest
  • Senator Horace K. Maydew
1934
No Score Yet Dames
  • H. Ellsworthy Todd
1934
No Score Yet Bachelor Bait
  • Big Barney
1934
No Score Yet College Coach (Football Coach )
  • Otis
1933
No Score Yet Only Yesterday
  • Goodheart
1933
No Score Yet Doctor Bull
  • Herbert Banning
1933
75% Heroes for Sale
  • Mr. Winston
1933
No Score Yet The Little Giant
  • Donald Hadley Cass
1933
No Score Yet Elmer, the Great
  • Col. Moffitt
1933
No Score Yet The Fighting Phantom
  • Mark King
1933
No Score Yet From Hell to Heaven
  • Toledo Jones
1933
No Score Yet Hard to Handle
  • Col. Wells
1933
No Score Yet Frisco Jenny
  • Mr. Reynolds
1933
No Score Yet Employees' Entrance
  • Bradford
1933
100% I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang
  • Judge
1932
No Score Yet Cabin in the Cotton
  • Lane Norwood
1932
No Score Yet Washington Merry-Go-Round
  • Speaker
1932
No Score Yet The Big Stampede
  • Gov. Lew Wallace
1932
No Score Yet The Crooked Circle
  • Col. Wolters
1932
No Score Yet American Madness
  • O'Brien
1932
No Score Yet The Washington Masquerade
  • Sen. Bitler
1932
No Score Yet Week-Ends Only
  • Mr. Carr
1932
No Score Yet The Dark Horse
  • William A. Underwood
1932
No Score Yet Two Seconds
  • Warden
1932
No Score Yet The Rich Are Always with Us
  • The Judge
1932
No Score Yet The Mouthpiece
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet The Wet Parade
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet Impatient Maiden
  • Dr. Wilcox
1932
No Score Yet Taxi!
  • Judge West
1932
No Score Yet If I Had a Million
  • Warden
1932
No Score Yet Meet the Mayor
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet Air Eagles
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet False Faces
  • Dr. J.B. Parker
1932
No Score Yet Nothing But the Truth
  • E.M. Burke
1929

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