David Torrence - Rotten Tomatoes

David Torrence



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
100% Lost Horizon
  • Prime Minister
1937
No Score Yet Beloved Enemy
  • Alroyd
1937
No Score Yet Mary of Scotland
  • Lindsay
1936
100% Captain Blood
  • Andrew Baynes
1935
94% 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
89% 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 Devil To Pay!
  • Actor
1930
No Score Yet Raffles
  • McKenzie
1930
80% City Girl
  • Mr. Tustine, Father
1930
80% Disraeli (Disraeli: The Noble Ladies of Scandal)
  • 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
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes
  • Count von Stalburg
1922

Quotes from David Torrence's Characters

No quotes approved yet.