Berton Churchill

Highest Rated: 100% Stagecoach (1939)
Lowest Rated: 67% In Old Chicago (1937)
Birthday: Invalid date
Birthplace: Not Available
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



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 20 Mule Team Jackass Brown 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 The Singing Marine J. Montgomery Madison 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 Strictly Dynamite Mr. Rivers 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
95% I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang Judge 1932
No Score Yet Washington Merry-Go-Round Speaker 1932
No Score Yet Cabin in the Cotton Lane Norwood 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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