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Brandon Hurst



Satanic-featured British actor Brandon Hurst was once singled out by a prominent film historian as one of the five finest villains of the silent screen. He started out as a Philology student, gravitating to the stage in the 1880s. He was 50 years old at the time of his first film appearance in Via Wireless (1916), and 54 when he portrayed the first in his gallery of memorable screen heavies, Sir George Carewe in the 1920 Barrymore version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Other reprobates in Hurst's cinematic repertoire included the sadistic Jehan in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923), the wicked Caliph in The Thief of Baghdad (1924), the diabolical court jester in The Man Who Laughs (1928) and the insidious Merlin in A Connecticut Yankee (1931). Most of his talkie appearances were in such minor roles as condescending butlers and grouchy coroners. Brandon Hurst continued to pop up briefly in films like The Princess and the Pirate (1944) and House of Frankenstein (1945) until his death at the age of 80.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Welcome Stranger
  • Man
1947
71% My Favorite Brunette
  • Butler
1947
100% Road to Rio
  • Barker
1947
No Score Yet Where There's Life
  • Floor Walker
1947
No Score Yet My Wild Irish Rose
  • Michael the Gardener
1947
No Score Yet Magnificent Doll
  • Brown
1946
No Score Yet Sister Kenny
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet Monsieur Beaucaire
  • Marquis
1946
No Score Yet Devotion
  • Duke of Wellington
1946
No Score Yet San Antonio
  • Gambler
1945
No Score Yet The Spanish Main
  • Capt. Salter
1945
No Score Yet The Corn Is Green
  • Lewellyn Powell
1945
100% Road to Utopia
  • Man at Zambini's
1945
No Score Yet The Princess and the Pirate
  • Mr. Pelly
1944
No Score Yet The Adventures of Mark Twain
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
1944
No Score Yet Shine On, Harvest Moon
  • Watchman
1944
100% Jane Eyre
  • Trustee
1944
55% House of Frankenstein
  • Dr. Geissler
1944
No Score Yet Mrs. Parkington
  • Footman
1944
No Score Yet Thank Your Lucky Stars
  • Cab Driver
1943
88% The Leopard Man
  • Gatekeeper
1943
75% Ghost of Frankenstein
  • Hans
1942
100% The Pied Piper
  • Majordomo
1942
92% Road to Morocco
  • English Announcer
1942
No Score Yet The Remarkable Andrew
  • Justice Marshall
1942
No Score Yet Charley's Aunt
  • Umpire
1941
No Score Yet Sign of the Wolf
  • Dr. Morton
1941
No Score Yet If I Had My Way
  • Hedges
1940
No Score Yet The Blue Bird
  • Footman
1940
No Score Yet The Howards of Virginia
  • Wilton
1940
No Score Yet Rhythm on the River
  • Bates
1940
No Score Yet Stanley and Livingstone
  • Sir Henry Forrester
1939
No Score Yet East Side of Heaven
  • Butler
1939
No Score Yet If I Were King
  • Actor
1938
No Score Yet Professor Beware
  • Charlie the Butler
1938
No Score Yet Kidnapped
  • Donnelly
1938
No Score Yet Four Men and a Prayer
  • Jury foreman
1938
No Score Yet Suez
  • Franz Liszt
1938
No Score Yet Maid of Salem
  • Tithing Man
1937
No Score Yet The Firefly
  • English General
1937
No Score Yet Wee Willie Winkie
  • Bagby
1937
No Score Yet Maytime
  • Master of Ceremonies
1937
No Score Yet The Plough and the Stars
  • Sgt. Tinley
1936
No Score Yet Mary of Scotland
  • Arian
1936
83% Charge of the Light Brigade
  • Lord Raglan
1936
No Score Yet The Moon's Our Home
  • Babson
1936
No Score Yet While The Patient Slept
  • Grondal
1935
80% Bright Eyes
  • Higgins
1934
No Score Yet Crimson Romance
  • Actor
1934
100% The Lost Patrol
  • Bell
1934
80% Viva Villa!
  • Statesman
1934
No Score Yet The House of Mystery
  • Hindu Priest
1934
89% White Zombie
  • Silver
1932
83% Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • Prefect of Police
1932
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes
  • Secretary to Erskine
1932
No Score Yet Murder at Midnight
  • Lawrence the Butler
1931
No Score Yet A Connecticut Yankee
  • Sagramor
1931
100% The Man Who Laughs
  • Barkilphedro, the Jester
1928
100% Seventh Heaven (1927)
  • Uncle George
1927
69% The King of Kings
  • Actor
1927
No Score Yet Love (Anna Karenina)
  • Alexei Karenin
1927
No Score Yet Annie Laurie
  • The Campbell Cheiftain
1927
No Score Yet Made for Love
  • Actor
1926
No Score Yet The Grand Duchess and the Waiter
  • Matard
1926
No Score Yet He Who Gets Slapped
  • Clown
1924
96% The Thief of Bagdad
  • The Caliph
1924
95% The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Jehan
1923
92% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Sir George Carew
1920

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