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Clarence Muse



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Hearts In Dixie
  • Actor
2012
88% The Black Stallion
  • Snoe
1979
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet Unconquered
  • Jason
1947
No Score Yet Welcome Stranger
  • Clarence, Steward
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
96% Double Indemnity
  • Black Man
1944
No Score Yet In the Meantime, Darling
  • Henry
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
91% 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
  • Uncle Caton
  • Screenwriter
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 Harmony Lane
  • Old Joe
1935
No Score Yet Broadway Bill
  • Whitey
1934
No Score Yet Kid Millions
  • Col. Witherspoon
1934
No Score Yet The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Ali
1934
No Score Yet Black Moon
  • Lunch
1934
No Score Yet Massacre
  • Sam
1934
100% 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 Washington Merry-Go-Round
  • Clarence
1932
No Score Yet Cabin in the Cotton
  • Old Blind Negro
1932
No Score Yet Hell's Highway
  • Rascal
1932
89% 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 If I Had a Million
  • Prisoner
1932
No Score Yet The Wet Parade
  • Taylor Tibbs
1932
No Score Yet Safe in Hell
  • Newcastle
1931
No Score Yet The Secret Witness
  • Building Engineer
1931
No Score Yet Dirigible
  • Clarence, The Waiter
1931

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