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David Newell

Highest Rated: 100% Jolson Sings Again (1949)

Lowest Rated: 43% My Son John (1952)

Birthday: Jan 23, 1905

Birthplace: Not Available

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



No Score Yet Easy to Love Makeup Man 1953
No Score Yet The Mississippi Gambler Helmsman 1953
45% The Greatest Show on Earth Spectator 1952
43% My Son John FBI Agent 1952
No Score Yet The Milkman Fireman 1950
100% 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 Men with Wings Photographer 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 The Goose and the Gander Hotel Clerk 1935
No Score Yet Devil Dogs of the Air Lt. Brown 1935
No Score Yet Living on Velvet Smalley 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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