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Cyril Ring

Highest Rated:   100% Body and Soul (1947)
Lowest Rated:   50% Mr. Skeffington (1944)
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Bostonian Cyril Ring certainly had the pedigree for a successful show business career; he was the brother of stage luminary Blanche Ring and the less famous but equally busy actress Frances Ring. And Cyril certainly had the right connections: he was the brother-in-law of stage comedian Charles Winninger (Blanche's husband) and film star Thomas Meighan (Frances' husband). All Cyril Ring lacked was talent. He managed to coast as actor on his family ties and his rakish good looks, but his range never matured beyond a tiny handful of by-rote mannerisms and facial expressions. In the early '20s, Ring was briefly married to musical comedy star Charlotte Greenwood. Reasonably busy as a silent-film western villain, Ring was cast as the caddish Harvey Yates in the Marx Bros.' 1929 film debut The Cocoanuts. The subsequent reviews bent over backward to condemn Ring's performance as the stiffest and most amateurish of the year -- and thus his fate was sealed. For the rest of his movie career, Ring would be confined to microscopic bit parts and extra roles, with the occasional supporting parts in 2-reel comedies (he's the fugitive crook who demands a shave from W.C. Fields in 1933's The Barber Shop). One of the few features in which he had more than five lines was RKO's 1945 mystery-comedy Having Wonderful Crime; perhaps significantly, his sister Blanche Ring topped the film's supporting cast. Cyril Ring's last recorded credits occured in 1947, after which he dropped from public view until his obituary was published in the trades twenty years later.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Public Enemies
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Hollow Triumph (The Scar)
  • Croupier
1948
No Score Yet Return of the Bad Men
  • Bank Clerk
1948
100% Body and Soul
  • Victor
1947
No Score Yet Nobody Lives Forever
  • Blonde's Escort
1946
No Score Yet Night and Day
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet The Naughty Nineties
  • Man in Water Gag
1945
No Score Yet Where Do We Go from Here?
  • Army Doctor
1945
No Score Yet Hollywood and Vine
  • Attorney Hudson
1945
No Score Yet Having Wonderful Crime
  • Hotel Clerk
1945
No Score Yet Here Come the Waves
  • Lieutenant Colonel
1944
100% Laura
  • People
1944
No Score Yet In Society
  • Sir Walter Raleigh at Party (scenes deleted)
1944
No Score Yet Once upon a Time
  • Man
1944
50% Mr. Skeffington
  • Perry Lanks
1944
No Score Yet Hot Rhythm
  • Jackson
1944
No Score Yet The Mystery of the 13th Guest
  • Barksdale
1943
No Score Yet The Iron Major
  • Ross
1943
No Score Yet Let's Face It
  • Headwaiter
1943
No Score Yet The Texas Kid
  • Atwood
1943
No Score Yet The Mad Ghoul
  • Extras in Audience
1943
No Score Yet A Night to Remember
  • Man
1942
No Score Yet Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood
  • Hotel Manager
1942
No Score Yet Joan of Ozark
  • Reporter
1942
93% This Gun for Hire
  • Waiter
1942
No Score Yet My Gal Sal
  • Man
1942
82% Saboteur
  • Party Guest
1942
92% Woman of the Year
  • Harding's chauffeur
1942
No Score Yet The Navy Comes Through
  • 1st Officer
1942
No Score Yet Home in Wyomin'
  • Monitor Man
1942
83% I Wake Up Screaming
  • Reporter
1941
No Score Yet San Antonio Rose
  • Man at Bar
1941
No Score Yet The Great Lie
  • Harry Anderson
1941
No Score Yet A Girl, a Guy and a Gob
  • Hustler
1941
100% The Lady Eve
  • Husband on Boat
1941
No Score Yet No, No, Nanette
  • Desk Clerk
1940
No Score Yet Lady with Red Hair
  • Playwright
1940
No Score Yet One Night in the Tropics
  • Club Roscoe Maitre d'
1940
No Score Yet Third Finger, Left Hand
  • Actor
1940
85% My Favorite Wife
  • Contestant
1940
No Score Yet Irene
  • Dance Extra
1940
80% Edison, the Man
  • Reporter
1940
100% Road to Singapore
  • Ship's officer
1940
No Score Yet The House Across the Bay
  • Dance Extra
1940
No Score Yet Two Girls on Broadway
  • Assistant
1940
No Score Yet The Light That Failed
  • War Correspondent
1939
No Score Yet Second Fiddle
  • Florist
1939
100% The Roaring Twenties
  • Charlie the Clerk
1939
No Score Yet Let Freedom Ring
  • Rancher
1939
No Score Yet Trade Winds
  • Party Guest
1938
No Score Yet The Shining Hour
  • Candid Cameraman
1938
No Score Yet Young Dr. Kildare
  • Intern
1938
No Score Yet Three Loves Has Nancy
  • Man at Party
1938
No Score Yet Too Hot to Handle
  • Cameraman
1938
71% Test Pilot
  • N.A.A. Official
1938
No Score Yet Sweethearts
  • Waiter
1938
No Score Yet I Am the Law
  • Photographer
1938
100% Nothing Sacred
  • Pilot
1937
No Score Yet The Last Gangster
  • Father
1937
No Score Yet When You're in Love
  • Minor Role
1937
No Score Yet More than a Secretary
  • Department Head
1936
No Score Yet Wedding Present
  • Reporter
1936
No Score Yet Poppy
  • Yokel
1936
No Score Yet Colleen
  • Client
1936
No Score Yet Rendezvous
  • Orderly
1935
No Score Yet The Gilded Lily
  • Headwaiter
1935
No Score Yet Goin' to Town
  • Stage Manager
1935
No Score Yet Hollywood Mystery
  • Actor
1934
No Score Yet Tillie and Gus
  • Mr. White
1933
No Score Yet Emergency Call
  • Dr. Lenehan
1933
95% The Cocoanuts
  • Yates
1929

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