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Colin Tapley

Highest Rated:   100% The Dam Busters (1954)
Lowest Rated:   50% Samson and Delilah (1949)
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Born in New Zealand, actor Colin Tapley was brought to Hollywood as the result of a talent contest. Under contract to Paramount, Tapley played "stiff upper lip" types in such films as Double Door (1934), Murder at the Vanities (1934), The Lives of a Bengal Lancers (1935) (in which, as an Army spy, he was obliged to play his scenes in East Indian disguise) and Peter Ibbetson (1936). In the pioneering Technicolor production Becky Sharp (1935), Tapley looked splendid in his 19th-century military uniform, even though he had practically nothing to do. So it went with his career until 1949, when he left Hollywood to make films in England. Few of his British films were remarkable save for the extremely profitable The Dam Busters (1955), thus Colin Tapley went from erstwhile second lead to character player as his career wound down in the '60s.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Black Room
  • Lt. Hassel
2003
No Score Yet Paranoiac
  • Vicar
1963
No Score Yet Blood of the Vampire
  • The Judge
1958
No Score Yet Stranger in Town
  • Henry Ryland
1957
No Score Yet Murder on Approval
  • Lord Valchrist
1956
100% The Dam Busters
  • Dr. W.H. Glanville
1954
No Score Yet White Fire
  • Winston
1953
No Score Yet Angels One Five
  • Adjudant
1952
No Score Yet Wide Boy
  • Mannering
1952
No Score Yet Cloudburst
  • Inspector Davis
1951
50% Samson and Delilah
  • Prince
1949
No Score Yet Arizona
  • Bert Massey
1940
No Score Yet The Light That Failed
  • Gardner
1939
No Score Yet If I Were King
  • Jehan Le Loup
1938
No Score Yet Hotel Haywire
  • Hotel Manager
1937
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond Escapes
  • Dixon
1937
No Score Yet The Crime Nobody Saw
  • Dr. Brooks
1937
No Score Yet Maid of Salem
  • Roger's Friend
1937
No Score Yet Thank You, Jeeves
  • Tom Brock
1936
No Score Yet Too Many Parents
  • Miller
1936
No Score Yet Peter Ibbetson
  • Clerk
1935
No Score Yet The Crusades
  • Stranger/Messenger
1935
No Score Yet The Last Outpost
  • Lt. Prescott
1935
No Score Yet Becky Sharp
  • William Dobbin
1935
100% The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
  • Lt. Barrett
1935
83% Murder at the Vanities
  • Stage Manager
1934

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