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David Newell

Highest Rated:   100% The Letter (1940)
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Handsome, wavy-haired actor David Newell was signed by Paramount Pictures during the industry switchover to talkies. Newell played large roles in such Paramount productions as Hole in the Wall and Dangerous Curves (1929), and made a guest appearance in the all-star Paramount on Parade (1930). For obscure reasons, he failed to catch on, and by the end of the 1930s was making do with bits and extra roles. One of his more famous uncredited assignments was as murder-victim Geoffrey Hammond in the 1940 remake of The Letter; director William Wyler forced the actor to tumble down a flight of stairs ten times then edited the scene so severely that all the audience saw of Newell were his feet. In 1954, David Newell gave up performing to become a makeup artist at Walt Disney studios, where he worked on such productions as Westward Ho, the Wagons! (1956), The Great Locomotive Chase (1956), Johnny Tremain (1957), and TV's The Mickey Mouse Club (1955-1959).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Easy to Love
  • Makeup Man
1953
No Score Yet The Mississippi Gambler
  • Helmsman
1953
44% The Greatest Show on Earth
  • Spectator
1952
60% My Son John
  • FBI Agent
1952
No Score Yet Jolson Sings Again
  • (uncredited)
1949
90% Act of Violence
  • Bystander
1948
No Score Yet That Wonderful Urge
  • Reporter
1948
No Score Yet Homecoming
  • Surgeon
1948
No Score Yet A Southern Yankee
  • Sentry
1948
No Score Yet Reveille with Beverly
  • Sentry
1943
No Score Yet Rings on Her Fingers
  • Player
1942
No Score Yet Dive Bomber
  • Pilot
1941
No Score Yet Footsteps in the Dark
  • June Brewster's Escort
1941
100% The Letter
  • Geoffrey Hammond
1940
No Score Yet Murder in the Air
  • Man
1940
No Score Yet 'Til We Meet Again
  • Assistant Purser
1940
No Score Yet Day-Time Wife
  • Bit
1939
No Score Yet Union Pacific
  • Reporter
1939
86% Dark Victory
  • Judith's Friend
1939
No Score Yet Three Loves Has Nancy
  • Man at Party
1938
No Score Yet Mr. Moto's Gamble
  • Detective
1938
No Score Yet Sergeant Murphy
  • Lt. Duncan
1938
No Score Yet Hollywood Hotel
  • Casting Assistant
1937
100% A Star Is Born
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet Waikiki Wedding
  • Radio Operator
1937
No Score Yet Artists and Models
  • Romeo
1937
No Score Yet Devil Dogs of the Air
  • Lt. Brown
1935
No Score Yet Sweet Adeline
  • Young Man
1935
No Score Yet Red Salute
  • Student
1935
No Score Yet White Heat
  • William Hawkes
1934
No Score Yet Hell Below
  • Lt. Radford
1933
No Score Yet Ann Carver's Profession
  • Adjutant
1933
No Score Yet New Morals for Old
  • Duff
1932
No Score Yet Ten Cents a Dance
  • Ralph Clark
1931
No Score Yet The Runaway Bride
  • Richard "Dick" Mercer
1930
No Score Yet Paramount on Parade
  • Guest Star
1930

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