Dennis Hoey

Dennis Hoey

  • Highest Rated: 100% Joan of Arc (1948)
  • Lowest Rated: 17% She-Wolf of London (The Curse of the Allenbys) (1946)
  • Birthday: Mar 30, 1893
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Lantern-jawed British actor Dennis Hoey was 25 when he launched his theatrical career. A character player almost from the outset, Hoey was a valuable supporting presence in British films from 1927 through 1936. He came to America in 1941, where he worked steadily in films and in Hollywood-based radio programs until his retirement a decade later. Dennis Hoey is most fondly remembered for his portrayal of the thick-eared Inspector Lestrade in Universal's Sherlock Holmes films of the 1940s, a role that he carried over into the Holmes radio series.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Uncivilised (Uncivilized) Actor 2011
No Score Yet Bikini Island Press in Hospital 1991
No Score Yet Almost Sonny Taggart 1990
No Score Yet Plymouth Adventure Head Constable 1952
83% David and Bathsheba Joab 1951
No Score Yet The Secret Garden Mr. Pitcher 1949
No Score Yet Wake of the Red Witch Capt. Munsey 1949
100% Joan of Arc William Glasdale 1948
No Score Yet Ruthless Mr. Burnside 1948
No Score Yet Christmas Eve Williams 1947
No Score Yet Golden Earrings Hoff 1947
No Score Yet Where There's Life Minister of War Grubitch 1947
No Score Yet If Winter Comes Tiny Wilson 1947
No Score Yet The Foxes of Harrow Master of Harrow 1947
40% The Strange Woman Tim Hager 1946
88% Anna and the King of Siam Sir Edward 1946
17% She-Wolf of London (The Curse of the Allenbys) Inspector Pierce 1946
No Score Yet Tarzan and the Leopard Woman Commissioner 1946
75% Terror by Night Inspector Lestrade 1946
No Score Yet Roll on Texas Moon Cole 1946
No Score Yet A Thousand and One Nights Sultan Kamar Al-Kir/Prince Hadji 1945
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes in the House of Fear Lestrade 1945
No Score Yet The Keys of the Kingdom Alex Chisholm 1944
100% National Velvet Mr. Greenford 1944
No Score Yet The Pearl of Death Inspector Lestrade 1944
No Score Yet Uncertain Glory Father Le Clerc 1944
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes in the Spider Woman Insp. Lestrade 1944
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes Faces Death Inspector Lestrade 1943
25% Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man Inspector Owen 1943
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon Inspector Lestrade 1943
No Score Yet They Came to Blow Up America Col. Taeger of Nazi police 1943
No Score Yet Cairo Col. Woodhue 1942
No Score Yet This Above All Parsons 1942
No Score Yet Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake Lord Tarrant 1942
No Score Yet We Were Dancing Prince Wilomirsky 1942
No Score Yet Jew Suss Dieterle 1940
No Score Yet Phantom Ship Tom Goodschard 1936
No Score Yet Brewster's Millions Mario 1935
No Score Yet Murder in the Red Barn Gambler 1935
71% Chu Chin Chow Rakham 1934
No Score Yet Good Companions Joe Brundit 1933
No Score Yet Lily of Killarney Myles-Na-Coppaleen 1933
No Score Yet Tell England (The Battle of Gallipoli) The Padre 1931

QUOTES FROM Dennis Hoey CHARACTERS

Jean Picard
I want to go to this village priest and clear my soul. (Picard gets "relgion" as he faces certain death on turning himself in. It was all an act to escape).
Jean Picard
I want to go to this village priest and clear my soul. [Picard gets 'relgion' as he faces certain death on turning himself in. It was all an act to escape]
Marianne
They're ready to turn you in. (the villagers suspect Picard of being the one the Germans are after).
Marianne
They're ready to turn you in. [the villagers suspect Picard of being the one the Germans are after]
Father Le Clerc
They would have turned you (the crowd) into murderers......the only crime is that you should believe them and send an innocent man (Picard) to his death.
Father Le Clerc
They would have turned you [the crowd] into murderers......the only crime is that you should believe them and send an innocent man [Picard] to his death.
Police Commissioner
Why were they (the crowd) gathered here?
Police Commissioner
Why were they [the crowd] gathered here?
Father Le Clerc
That my dear friend, is our affair.
Jean Picard
I'm running away from more than those villagers.
Marianne
Take me with you.
Jean Picard
Its so late in so many ways. (kisses Marianne)
Jean Picard
Its so late in so many ways. [kisses Marianne]
Jean Picard
At least it has more dignity than the guillotine. (being shot by a firing squad)
Jean Picard
At least it has more dignity than the guillotine. [being shot by a firing squad]
Jean Picard
A hundred innocent lives for one guilty one (his own)
Jean Picard
A hundred innocent lives for one guilty one [his own]
Jean Picard
I'll be honest with you, I do have a prejudice against the guillotine.
Jean Picard
A hundred men you could have saved and didn't.
Drover
I'm willing to risk everything on a theif and a murderer (he will release Picard to be caught by the Germans and certain death for Picard)
Drover
I'm willing to risk everything on a theif and a murderer [he will release Picard to be caught by the Germans and certain death for Picard]
Father Le Clerc
Anything that maintain a free spirit is worth a life.
Jean Picard
What's wrong with [a name like] Emile on a tombstone? Sounds like a hair dresser.