David Torrence

David Torrence

Highest Rated: 100% Captain Blood (1935)

Lowest Rated: 59% Cavalcade (1933)

Birthday: Invalid date

Birthplace: Not Available

Though various sources list his birth date as anywhere between 1865 and 1870, Scottish actor David Torrence was "officially" born in 1880, which would make him two years younger than his more famous brother, character star Ernest Torrence. Like his brother, David went from stage to screen in the early part of the 20th century. Unlike Ernest, David abandoned acting for the life of a Mexican rancher, but a series of reverses compelled him to return before the cameras. While Ernest specialized in villains and rogues, David conveyed a more respectable landed-gentry image, and as such was principally cast as bankers, merchants and attorneys. In his first talkie, Disraeli (1929), David played a sternfaced anti-Semitic head of the Bank of England, whose refusal to finance the Suez canal results in drastic action from Prime Minister Disraeli George Arliss. Most of David's film roles were of shorter duration, as witness his fleeting appearances in such productions as Lost Horizon (1937) and Rulers of the Sea (1939). Comedy fans are most familiar with David Torrence for his performance as Scots attorney Mr. Miggs, executor to the estate of Angus Ian MacLaurel in the 1935 Laurel and Hardy comedy Bonnie Scotland.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Rulers of the Sea Donald Fenton 1939
No Score Yet Stanley and Livingstone Mr. Cranston 1939
No Score Yet Ebb Tide Tapena Tom 1937
93% Lost Horizon Prime Minister 1937
No Score Yet Beloved Enemy Alroyd 1937
No Score Yet Mary of Scotland Lindsay 1936
No Score Yet The Country Doctor Governor General 1936
100% Captain Blood Andrew Baynes 1935
93% Mutiny on the Bounty Lord Hood 1935
No Score Yet The Dark Angel Mr. Shannon 1935
No Score Yet Bonnie Scotland (Heroes of the Regiment) Mr. Miggs 1935
No Score Yet Black Sheep Capt. Savage 1935
No Score Yet Harmony Lane Mr. Pentland 1935
No Score Yet What Every Woman Knows Alick Wylie 1934
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in London Sir Lionel Bashford, Home Secretary 1934
No Score Yet Jane Eyre Brocklehurst 1934
No Score Yet Mandalay Captain 1934
90% Queen Christina Archbishop 1933
No Score Yet Berkeley Square Lord Stanley 1933
59% Cavalcade Man at Disarmament Conference 1933
No Score Yet Voltaire Dr. Tronchin 1933
No Score Yet Smilin' Through Gardener 1932
88% The Mask of Fu Manchu McLeod 1932
91% Five Star Final Weeks 1931
No Score Yet East Lynne Sir Richard Hare 1931
No Score Yet The Bachelor Father Doctor MacDonald 1931
No Score Yet The Devil To Pay! Actor 1930
60% Raffles McKenzie 1930
80% City Girl Mr. Tustine, Father 1930
80% Disraeli Lord Probert 1929
No Score Yet The Black Watch Marechal 1929
No Score Yet Annie Laurie Sir Robert Laurie 1927
No Score Yet Brown of Harvard Mr. Brown 1926
No Score Yet Mystic Bradshaw 1925
No Score Yet Tess of the Storm Country Elias Graves 1922
67% Sherlock Holmes Count von Stalburg 1922


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