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David Farrar

Highest Rated:   100% Black Narcissus (1947)
Lowest Rated:   4% Material Girls (2006)
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Formerly a journalist, David Farrar took to the stage in 1932, then to the movies in 1937. Handsome and authoritative, Farrar flourished as a dashing romantic lead in the 1940s. He moved effortlessly from the "B"-picture intrigues of Sherlock Holmes-clone Sexton Blake to the more prestigious environs of Black Narcissus (1946) and The Wild Heart (1950). In Hollywood from 1951 to 1959, he was generally cast as a sardonic villain; a rare exception was his anguished portrayal of Alfred Dreyfus' justice-seeking brother in I Accuse (1958). In the 1960s, he showed up in such crusty character roles as Emperor Xerxes in Rudolph Mate's The 300 Spartans (1962). Shortly after this film, he retired from acting, resettling in South Africa. In 1948, he published his autobiography, No Royal Road. David Farrar was married to actress Irene Elliot.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
4% Material Girls
  • Producer
$11.4M 2006
No Score Yet Angel
  • Martin
1982
No Score Yet The 300 Spartans
  • Xerxes
1962
No Score Yet Beat Girl
  • Paul Linden
1960
No Score Yet The Son Of Robin Hood
  • Des Roches
1959
No Score Yet John Paul Jones
  • John Wilkes
1959
No Score Yet Solomon and Sheba
  • Pharaoh
1959
No Score Yet Watusi
  • Actor
1959
80% The Battle of the River Plate (Pursuit of the Graf Spee)
  • Narrator
1956
No Score Yet Pearl of the South Pacific
  • Bully Hague
1955
No Score Yet The Sea Chase
  • Cmdr. Napier
1955
No Score Yet Lost (Tears for Simon)
  • Inspector Craig
1955
No Score Yet Escape to Burma
  • Cardigan
1955
No Score Yet The Black Shield of Falworth
  • Gilbert Blunt, Earl of Alban
1954
No Score Yet Duel in the Jungle
  • Perry Henderson/Arthur Henderson
1954
No Score Yet The Obsessed
  • Gregory Black
1952
80% The Small Back Room
  • Sammy Rice
1952
No Score Yet Gone to Earth
  • Jack Reddin
1950
100% Black Narcissus
  • Mr. Dean
1947
No Score Yet Frieda
  • Robert Dawson
1947
No Score Yet Meet Sexton Blake
  • Sexton Blake
1945
No Score Yet Echo Murders
  • Sexton Blake
1945
No Score Yet For Those in Peril
  • Flight Lt. Murray
1944
No Score Yet World Owes Me a Living
  • Paul Collyer
1944
No Score Yet They Met in the Dark
  • Cmdr. Lippinscott
1943
No Score Yet The Dark Tower
  • Tom Danton
1943
100% Went the Day Well?
  • Jung, German Officer
1942
No Score Yet Danny Boy
  • Martin
1941
No Score Yet Sexton Blake and the Hooded Terror
  • Granite Grant
1938

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