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Charles Coleman

Highest Rated:   100% Salt of the Earth (1954)
Lowest Rated:   50% Carefree (1938)
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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
No Score Yet 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
91% Cluny Brown
  • Constable Birkins
1946
75% Ziegfeld Follies
  • Majordomo
1946
No Score Yet Stork Club
  • Bates' butler
1945
No Score Yet Roughly Speaking
  • Actor
1945
91% The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Butler
1945
62% Anchors Aweigh
  • Butler
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
No Score Yet 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 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 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
50% Carefree
  • Doorman
1938
No Score Yet The Last Gangster
  • Krozac's Butler
1937
No Score Yet Double Wedding
  • Mrs. Bly's Butler
1937
83% 100 Men and a Girl
  • Guest
1937
93% Captains Courageous
  • Butler
1937
88% Shall We Dance
  • Cop in Central Park
1937
No Score Yet Love Is News
  • Bevins
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
65% The Great Ziegfeld
  • Carriage Starter
1936
No Score Yet Lloyds of London
  • Waiter at Lloyd's
1936
No Score Yet The King Steps Out
  • Actor
1936
No Score Yet Magnificent Obsession
  • Butler
1935
No Score Yet Whipsaw
  • Doorman
1935
No Score Yet Rendezvous
  • Doorman
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 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 Bachelor Apartment
  • Rollins, Carter Butler
1931

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