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Billy Bevan

Lowest Rated:   46% Dracula's Daughter (1936)
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Effervescent little Billy Bevan commenced his stage career in his native Australia, after briefly attending the University of Sydney. A veteran of the famous Pollard Opera Company, Bevan came to the U.S. in 1917, where he found work as a supporting comic at L-KO studios. He was promoted to stardom in 1920 when he joined up with Mack Sennett's "fun factory." Adopting a bushy moustache and an air of quizzical determination, Bevan became one of Sennett's top stars, appearing opposite such stalwart laughmakers as Andy Clyde, Vernon Dent and Madelyn Hurlock in such belly-laugh bonanzas as Ice Cold Cocos (1925), Circus Today (1926) and Wandering Willies (1926). While many of Bevan's comedies are hampered by too-mechanical gags and awkward camera tricks, he was funny and endearing enough to earn laughs without the benefit of Sennett gimmickry. He was particularly effective in a series of "tired businessman" two-reelers, in which the laughs came from the situations and the characterizations rather than slapstick pure and simple. Bevan continued to work sporadically for Sennett into the talkie era, but was busier as a supporting actor in feature films like Cavalcade (1933), The Lost Patrol (1934) and Dracula's Daughter (1936). He was frequently cast in bit parts as London "bobbies," messenger boys and bartenders; one of his more rewarding talkie roles was the uncle of plumbing trainee Jennifer Jones (!) in Ernst Lubitsch's Cluny Brown (1946). Among Billy Bevan's final screen assignments was the part of Will Scarlet in 1950's Rogues of Sherwood Forest.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet 30 Years of Fun
  • Actor
1963
No Score Yet Rogues Of Sherwood Forest
  • Will Scarlett
1950
No Score Yet Fortunes of Captain Blood
  • Billy Bragg
1950
No Score Yet Tell It to the Judge
  • Winston
1949
No Score Yet That Forsyte Woman
  • Porter
1949
No Score Yet The Secret Garden
  • Barney
1949
No Score Yet Let's Live a Little
  • Morton
1948
No Score Yet The Black Arrow
  • Jailer
1948
No Score Yet It Had to Be You
  • Evans
1947
No Score Yet Love from a Stranger
  • Cab Driver
1947
91% Cluny Brown
  • Uncle Am
1946
No Score Yet Devotion
  • Draper
1946
75% Terror by Night
  • Train Attendant
1946
100% Sherlock Holmes and the Woman in Green
  • Street Peddler
1945
No Score Yet Tonight and Every Night
  • Actor
1945
91% The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Chairman Malvolio Jones
1945
100% National Velvet
  • Constable
1944
No Score Yet The Pearl of Death
  • Constable
1944
No Score Yet Once upon a Time
  • Cop
1944
No Score Yet The Invisible Man's Revenge
  • Sergeant
1944
100% Jane Eyre
  • Bookie
1944
No Score Yet The Lodger
  • Publican
1944
60% The Return of the Vampire
  • Horace - Civil Defense Worker (uncredited)
1944
No Score Yet Forever and a Day
  • Cabby
1943
95% I Married a Witch
  • Puritan vendor
1942
No Score Yet Counter-Espionage
  • George Barrow
1942
92% Mrs. Miniver
  • Conductor
1942
No Score Yet This Above All
  • Farmer
1942
No Score Yet The Man Who Wouldn't Die
  • Phillips, the Butler
1942
No Score Yet Young and Willing
  • Phillips
1942
100% Suspicion
  • Ticket Taker
1941
65% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Dr. Weller
1941
93% Penny Serenade
  • McDougal
1941
No Score Yet Tin Pan Alley
  • Doorman
1940
100% The Long Voyage Home
  • Joe, Limehouse barman
1940
No Score Yet Li'l Abner
  • Actor
1940
100% Rebecca
  • Policeman
1940
No Score Yet The Earl of Chicago
  • Guide
1940
No Score Yet We Are Not Alone
  • Mr. Jones
1939
No Score Yet Let Freedom Ring
  • Cockney
1939
100% A Christmas Carol
  • Watch Officer
1938
No Score Yet The Young in Heart
  • Kennel man
1938
No Score Yet Shadows over Shanghai
  • Gallcuddy
1938
No Score Yet The Girl of the Golden West
  • Nick
1938
95% Bringing Up Baby
  • Bartender
1938
No Score Yet The Wrong Road
  • McLean
1937
No Score Yet Another Dawn
  • Hawkins
1937
No Score Yet Personal Property
  • Frank the Waiter
1937
No Score Yet Piccadilly Jim
  • Taxi Driver
1936
No Score Yet Private Number
  • Frederick
1936
89% Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
  • Cabby
1936
No Score Yet Lloyds of London
  • Innkeeper
1936
46% Dracula's Daughter
  • Albert
1936
No Score Yet The Last Outpost
  • Cpl. Foster
1935
100% A Tale of Two Cities
  • Jerry Cruncher
1935
No Score Yet The Painted Veil
  • Bridegroom
1934
No Score Yet Stingaree
  • Mac
1934
100% The Lost Patrol
  • Herbert Hale
1934
No Score Yet Alice in Wonderland
  • Two of Spades
1933
No Score Yet Peg o' My Heart
  • Detective #2 (uncredited)
1933
No Score Yet Looking Forward (The New Deal)
  • Mr. Barker
1933
59% Cavalcade
  • George Granger
1933
No Score Yet A Study in Scarlet
  • Will Swallow
1933
No Score Yet Me and My Gal
  • Ashley
1932
No Score Yet Payment Deferred
  • Hammond
1932
No Score Yet Vanity Fair
  • Joseph Sedley
1932
No Score Yet Waterloo Bridge
  • Soldier on the Make
1931
No Score Yet Transatlantic
  • Hudgins
1931
No Score Yet Monte Carlo
  • Train Conductor
1930
No Score Yet For the Defense
  • Drunk
1930
No Score Yet Journey's End
  • Second Lt. Trotter
1930
No Score Yet The Trespasser
  • Reporter
1929
No Score Yet High Voltage
  • Gus the driver
1929
No Score Yet Caution: Funny Men at Work!
  • Actor
1928
No Score Yet Super-Hooper-Dyne Lizzies
  • Hiram Case
1925
No Score Yet Wandering Willies
  • Actor
1925
No Score Yet The White Sin
  • Travers Dale
1924
No Score Yet The Extra Girl
  • Actor
1923
No Score Yet Billy Bevan Festival
  • Actor
1920
No Score Yet American Slapstick
  • Actor
1915

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