Clarence Muse

Clarence Muse

  • Highest Rated: 100% Scarlet Street (1945)
  • Lowest Rated: 43% Johnny Come Lately (Johnny Vagabond) (1943)
  • Birthday: Oct 14, 1889
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Black actor of Hollywood films, onscreen from 1929. He graduated from law school, but in his early '30s he abandoned law to work as an actor in New York with the Lincoln Players; he co-founded his next acting company, the Lafayette Players. He was offered a role in the all-black film musical Hearts in Dixie (1929), and accepted after the studio signed him for $1250 a week. He made films for almost five decades, and much of the time he was busy almost constantly; he often played Uncle Tom types, but also gave many performances that were invested with considerable dignity and intelligence. In 1973 he was inducted in the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame.

Highest Rated Movies








89% The Black Stallion Snoe 1979
60% Ciao Maschio (Bye Bye Monkey) Actor 1978
No Score Yet Passing Through Papa Harris 1977
86% Car Wash Snapper 1976
No Score Yet The World's Greatest Athlete Gazenga's Assistant 1973
No Score Yet Dream for Christmas Donald Freeland 1973
No Score Yet Buck and the Preacher Cudjo 1972
83% Porgy and Bess Peter 1959
No Score Yet The First Traveling Saleslady Amos 1956
No Score Yet She Couldn't Say No Diaper Delivery Man 1954
No Score Yet The Sun Shines Bright Uncle Zach 1953
No Score Yet The Las Vegas Story Pullman Porter 1952
No Score Yet My Forbidden Past Pompey 1951
No Score Yet Apache Drums Jehu 1951
No Score Yet Riding High Whitey 1950
No Score Yet The Great Dan Patch Voodoo 1949
80% Unconquered Jason 1947
No Score Yet Welcome Stranger Clarence, Steward 1947
No Score Yet A Likely Story Porter 1947
71% My Favorite Brunette Man in Condemned Row 1947
No Score Yet Night and Day Caleb 1946
100% Scarlet Street Ben 1945
No Score Yet She Wouldn't Say Yes Other Porter 1945
100% The Lost Weekend Washroom Attendant 1945
60% The Thin Man Goes Home Porter 1945
No Score Yet God Is My Co-Pilot `Prank' 1945
No Score Yet Without Love Porter 1945
No Score Yet Jungle Queen Kyba 1945
No Score Yet San Diego, I Love You Porter 1944
97% Double Indemnity Black Man 1944
No Score Yet In the Meantime, Darling Henry 1944
No Score Yet The Racket Man Actor 1944
No Score Yet Follow the Boys Himself 1944
No Score Yet Flesh And Fantasy Jeff 1943
43% Johnny Come Lately (Johnny Vagabond) Dougherty's Butler 1943
80% Watch on the Rhine Horace 1943
85% Heaven Can Wait Jaspe 1943
No Score Yet The Sky's the Limit Doorman 1943
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes in Washington George 1943
100% Shadow of a Doubt Railroad Porter 1943
80% The Black Swan Daniel 1942
No Score Yet Tales of Manhattan Grandpa 1942
93% The Talk of the Town Doorkeeper 1942
No Score Yet Among the Living Waiter 1941
No Score Yet Kisses for Breakfast Old Jeff 1941
100% Love Crazy Robert 1941
No Score Yet Invisible Ghost Evans 1941
No Score Yet The Flame of New Orleans Samuel 1941
No Score Yet Adam Had Four Sons Sam 1941
No Score Yet Chad Hanna Black Man 1940
No Score Yet That Gang of Mine Ben 1940
No Score Yet Maryland Rev. Bitters 1940
No Score Yet Murder over New York Butler 1940
No Score Yet Broken Strings Arthur Williams 1940
No Score Yet East Side Kids - That Gang of Mine Actor 1940
No Score Yet Way Down South Screenwriter Uncle Caton 1939
No Score Yet Prison Train George 1938
No Score Yet Spirit of Youth Actor 1938
No Score Yet High Hat Congo 1937
100% Show Boat Sam the Janitor 1936
No Score Yet O'Shaughnessy's Boy Jeff 1935
No Score Yet So Red the Rose Cato 1935
No Score Yet Harmony Lane Old Joe 1935
100% Broadway Bill Whitey 1934
No Score Yet Kid Millions Col. Witherspoon 1934
83% The Count of Monte Cristo Ali 1934
No Score Yet Black Moon Lunch 1934
No Score Yet Massacre Sam 1934
86% Flying Down to Rio Caddy in Haiti 1933
No Score Yet From Hell to Heaven Sam 1933
No Score Yet The Mind Reader Sam 1933
No Score Yet Cabin in the Cotton Old Blind Negro 1932
No Score Yet Washington Merry-Go-Round Clarence 1932
No Score Yet Hell's Highway Rascal 1932
90% White Zombie Coach Driver 1932
No Score Yet Is My Face Red Horace 1932
No Score Yet Night World Tim Dolan, Doorman 1932
No Score Yet The Wet Parade Taylor Tibbs 1932
No Score Yet If I Had a Million Prisoner 1932
100% Safe in Hell Newcastle 1931
No Score Yet Dirigible Clarence, The Waiter 1931
No Score Yet The Secret Witness Building Engineer 1931
No Score Yet Hearts In Dixie Nappus 1929


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