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Dayton Lummis

Highest Rated:   100% Compulsion (1959)
Lowest Rated:   67% Ruby Gentry (1952)
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American actor Dayton Lummis was born in New York, but studied theatre in Los Angeles at the Martha Oatman School. His first professional engagement, at age 24, was with the Russell Stock Company, of Redlands, California; Lummis remained a regional actor until his Broadway bow in 1943. One of those actors whose face everyone remembers but whose name everyone forgets (one of his few billed roles was in Hitchcock's The Wrong Man [1956]), Lummis worked steadily if not prominently in films, most often in authoritative roles as aristocrats or politicians. The actor was better served by television, where he appeared in over 400 programs. Dayton Lummis was fairly anonymous when in modern dress, but came to life whenever decked out in a powdered wig or 19th century waistcoat; his adeptness at period roles made him indispensible during TV's western boom of the late '50s, and in fact Lummis had a regular costarring role as Marshal Andy Morrison on the 1959 oater Law of the Plainsman.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
  • Count Roderick
1962
No Score Yet Jack the Giant Killer
  • King Mark
1962
96% Spartacus
  • Symmachus
1960
96% Elmer Gantry
  • Eddington, Publisher
1960
No Score Yet The Music Box Kid
  • Father Gorman
1960
100% Compulsion
  • Doctor
1959
No Score Yet Monkey on My Back
  • McAvoy
1957
91% The Wrong Man
  • Judge Groat
1956
No Score Yet The First Texan
  • Austin
1956
No Score Yet A Day of Fury
  • Actor
1956
No Score Yet Over-Exposed
  • Horace Sutherland
1956
No Score Yet The Spoilers
  • Wheaton
1955
No Score Yet The Prodigal
  • Caleb
1955
No Score Yet Prince Of Players
  • English Doctor
1955
80% The Cobweb
  • Actor
1955
100% The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
  • Gen. Douglas MacArthur
1955
92% The Caine Mutiny
  • Uncle Lloyd
1954
80% Demetrius and the Gladiators
  • Magistrate
1954
No Score Yet Loophole
  • Mr. Starling
1954
88% The Glenn Miller Story
  • Col. Spaulding
1953
95% Julius Caesar
  • Messala
1953
No Score Yet The President's Lady
  • Dr. May
1953
No Score Yet The Mississippi Gambler
  • Sanford
1953
100% All I Desire
  • Col. Underwood
1953
83% How to Marry a Millionaire
  • Justice
1953
No Score Yet Man in the Dark (The Man Who Lived Twice)
  • Dr. Marston
1953
No Score Yet The Golden Blade
  • Munkar
1953
67% Ruby Gentry
  • Actor
1952
No Score Yet Les Miserables
  • Defense
1952

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