Colin Tapley

Colin Tapley

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Dam Busters (1954)
  • Lowest Rated: 63% Samson and Delilah (1949)
  • Birthday: May 7, 1907
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • 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.

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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
63% 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 Till We Meet Again English Artillery Officer 1936
No Score Yet The Return of Sophie Lang Purser 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
No Score Yet The Black Room Lt. Hassel 1935
100% The Lives of a Bengal Lancer Lt. Barrett 1935
No Score Yet The Pursuit of Happiness Aide to Sir Henry Clinton 1935
86% Murder at the Vanities Stage Manager 1934
No Score Yet Limehouse Blues Man Fighting with Wife 1934


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