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Charles Coleman

  • Highest Rated: 100% Salt of the Earth (1954)
  • Lowest Rated: 57% Carefree (1938)
  • Birthday: Dec 22, 1885
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Together with Arthur Treacher, Olaf Hytten and Wilson Benge, Charles Coleman was one of Hollywood's "perfect butlers." On stage, he was Pauline Frederick's leading man for many years. After touring the U.S. and Australia, he settled in Hollywood in 1923. Coleman was virtually always cast as a gentleman's gentleman, often with a streak of effeminacy; representative Charles Coleman assignments include Bachelor Apartment (1931), Diplomaniacs (1933), Three Smart Girls (1937) and Cluny Brown (1946). Charles Coleman is best remembered by film buffs for two classic lines of dialogue. Explaining why he falsely informed his master Charlie Ruggles that he was to dress for a costume ball in Love Me Tonight (1932), Coleman "I did so want to see you in tights!" And when asked by Deanna Durbin in First Love (1939) why butlers are always so dour, Coleman moans "Gay butlers are extremely rare."

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

100% Salt of the Earth Antonio Morales 1954
No Score Yet Double Dynamite (It's Only Money) Santa Claus 1951
No Score Yet My Friend Irma Butler 1949
No Score Yet Grand Canyon Trail J. Malcolm Vanderpool 1948
80% State of the Union Actor 1948
No Score Yet Three Daring Daughters Butler 1948
No Score Yet Variety Girl Man at Steam Bath 1947
No Score Yet Love from a Stranger Hotel doorman 1947
No Score Yet Never Say Goodbye Withers 1946
No Score Yet The Magnificent Rogue Actor 1946
No Score Yet Monsieur Beaucaire Major Domo 1946
92% Cluny Brown Constable Birkins 1946
67% Ziegfeld Follies Majordomo 1946
No Score Yet Stork Club Bates' butler 1945
No Score Yet Roughly Speaking Actor 1945
92% The Picture of Dorian Gray Butler 1945
62% Anchors Aweigh Butler 1945
No Score Yet Diamond Horseshoe Major Domo 1945
No Score Yet The Missing Corpse Egbert 1945
No Score Yet Frenchman's Creek Footman 1944
No Score Yet Marriage Is a Private Affair Butler 1944
No Score Yet In Society Doorman 1944
No Score Yet Once upon a Time English Bobby 1944
80% The White Cliffs of Dover Capt. Davis 1944
No Score Yet The Whistler Jennings 1944
No Score Yet Lady in the Dark Butler 1944
100% Jane Eyre Guard 1944
No Score Yet Girl Crazy Maitre d'Hotel 1943
No Score Yet Du Barry Was a Lady Doorman 1943
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event Parker 1943
No Score Yet It Ain't Hay Doorman 1943
No Score Yet Air Raid Wardens Butler 1943
No Score Yet She's for Me Clark 1943
No Score Yet Pittsburgh Butler 1942
No Score Yet They All Kissed the Bride Butler 1942
No Score Yet Miss Annie Rooney Sidney 1942
No Score Yet Arabian Nights Eunuch 1942
No Score Yet It Started with Eve Roberts 1941
No Score Yet Sis Hopkins Butler 1941
No Score Yet Buck Privates Edmunds 1941
No Score Yet Design for Scandal Wilton 1941
No Score Yet Melody Lane Mr. Abercrombis 1941
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire Out West Ponsby 1940
No Score Yet Brother Orchid Englishman 1940
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire Butler 1940
No Score Yet The Earl of Chicago Bishop 1940
100% The Westerner Langtry's Manager 1940
No Score Yet Michael Shayne, Private Detective Ponsby 1940
No Score Yet Raffles Actor 1939
No Score Yet First Love George 1939
No Score Yet In Name Only Archie Duress 1939
No Score Yet They Shall Have Music Heifetz's Butler 1939
No Score Yet You Can't Cheat an Honest Man Butler 1939
100% A Christmas Carol Twill, Charity Canvasser 1938
No Score Yet The Shining Hour Butler 1938
No Score Yet That Certain Age Stephens 1938
No Score Yet The Affairs of Annabel Actor 1938
80% Alexander's Ragtime Band Head Waiter 1938
No Score Yet The Rage of Paris Rigley/Trevor's Valet 1938
No Score Yet Little Miss Broadway Simmons 1938
57% Carefree Doorman 1938
No Score Yet The Last Gangster Krozac's Butler 1937
No Score Yet Double Wedding Mrs. Bly's Butler 1937
86% 100 Men and a Girl Guest 1937
94% Captains Courageous Butler 1937
89% Shall We Dance Cop in Central Park 1937
No Score Yet Love Is News Bevins 1937
No Score Yet The Go Getter Butler 1937
86% Three Smart Girls Butler 1936
No Score Yet Born to Dance Waiter 1936
No Score Yet Walking on Air Butler 1936
No Score Yet Poor Little Rich Girl Stebbins 1936
100% Fury Innkeeper 1936
No Score Yet Colleen Beech, Alicia's butler 1936
62% The Great Ziegfeld Carriage Starter 1936
No Score Yet The King Steps Out Actor 1936
No Score Yet Lloyds of London Waiter at Lloyd's 1936
No Score Yet The Return of Sophie Lang Dining Steward 1936
No Score Yet Everybody's Old Man Mansfield 1936
No Score Yet Magnificent Obsession Butler 1935
No Score Yet Whipsaw Doorman 1935
No Score Yet Rendezvous Doorman 1935
No Score Yet The Goose and the Gander Jones 1935
No Score Yet Becky Sharp Bowles 1935
No Score Yet No More Ladies Stafford, the Butler 1935
No Score Yet Lady by Choice Butler 1934
100% The Gay Divorcee Valet 1934
No Score Yet Million Dollar Ransom Towers 1934
No Score Yet Down to Their Last Yacht Sir Guy 1934
No Score Yet Housewife Bolton 1934
No Score Yet The Merry Frinks Witherspoon, Hattie's Butler 1934
No Score Yet The Girl From Missouri (100 Per Cent Pure) (Born to Be Kissed) Actor 1934
No Score Yet Born to Be Bad Butler 1934
100% Baby Face Hodges, the Butler 1933
No Score Yet The Little Giant Charteris 1933
No Score Yet Diplomaniacs Butler 1933
No Score Yet Jewel Robbery Charles the Butler 1932
No Score Yet Merrily We Go to Hell Damery 1932
100% One Hour With You Marcel the Butler 1932
No Score Yet Silver Dollar Actor 1932
No Score Yet Bachelor Apartment Rollins, Carter Butler 1931

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