Donald Crisp

Donald Crisp

Highest Rated: 100% The Man From Laramie (1955)

Lowest Rated: 67% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)

Birthday: Jul 27, 1882

Birthplace: Bow, London, England, UK

British born Donald Crisp became one of cinema's most reliable and beloved character actors, but few moviegoers who enjoyed his work were likely aware of just how far reaching and involved his career really was. Crisp really hit his stride in the 1930s when he became one of Warner Brothers' most prized contract players, but he had actually already been in the entertainment business for 30 years by that point. After starting off as an opera singer on the East Coast, Crisp journeyed to California and in association with D.W. Griffith, became a seasoned actor and director in the early days of silent features. He also went on to be a key figure in the world of motion picture financing, but continued to accept movie assignments out of his love for performing. The enthusiasm and considerable skill with which he conveyed both dramatic nuance and broad farce kept him of interest to the studios and Crisp enlivened such classics as "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1935) and "The Charge of the Light Brigade" (1936). In the 1940s, he was an Oscar winner for "How Green Was My Valley" (1942) and provided fine support in such MGM classics as "Lassie Come Home" (1943) and "National Velvet" (1944). Over a career that spanned more than 50 years, Crisp proved to be a venerable performer and, with his wide-ranging background in front of the camera and behind the scenes, was one of the true renaissance men of Golden Age Hollywood.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 64% Spencer's Mountain Grandpa Spencer (Character) - 1963
100% 79% Greyfriars Bobby James Brown (Character) - 1961
86% 79% Pollyanna Mayor Karl Warren (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 67% A Dog of Flanders Jehan Daas (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 54% Saddle the Wind Dennis Deneen (Character) - 1958
86% 82% The Last Hurrah His Eminence Cardinal Martin Burke (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Drango Judge Allen (Character) - 1957
100% 79% The Man From Laramie Alec Waggoman (Character) - 1955
100% 76% The Long Gray Line Old Martin (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 34% Prince Valiant King Aguar (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 25% Home Town Story John MacFarland (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 55% Bright Leaf Major James Singleton (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 33% Challenge to Lassie "Jock" Gray (Character) - 1949
83% 65% Whispering Smith Barney Rebstock (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 60% Hills of Home Drumsheugh (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 50% Ramrod Sheriff Jim Crew (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 82% The Valley of Decision William Scott (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 63% Son of Lassie Sam Carraclough (Character) - 1945
95% 80% The Uninvited Commander Beech (Character) - 1944
100% 78% National Velvet Mr. Brown (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 58% The Adventures of Mark Twain J.B. Pond (Character) - 1944
94% 76% Lassie Come Home Sam Carraclough (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 57% The Gay Sisters Ralph Pedloch (Character) - 1942
67% 61% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Sir Charles Emery (Character) - 1941
89% 81% How Green Was My Valley Mr. Gwilym Morgan (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shining Victory Dr. Drewett (Character) - 1941
88% 61% Knute Rockne, All American Father John Callahan (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 67% Brother Orchid Brother Superior (Character) - 1940
93% 87% The Sea Hawk Sir John Burleson (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 71% Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet Minister Althoff (Character) - 1940
80% 76% City for Conquest Scotty MacPherson (Character) - 1940
71% 64% Elizabeth the Queen Francis Bacon (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 51% Juarez Gen. Marechal Achille Bazaine (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 76% The Old Maid Dr. Lanskell (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 46% The Oklahoma Kid Judge Hardwick (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sons of Liberty Alexander McDougall (Character) - 1939
96% 85% Wuthering Heights Dr. Kenneth (Character) $593.9K 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daughters Courageous Samuel "Sam" Sloane (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beloved Brat Mr. John Morgan (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 58% The Sisters Tim Hazelton (Character) - 1938
95% 82% Jezebel Dr. Livingstone (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 63% The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse Inspector Lane (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sergeant Murphy Col. Carruthers (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 84% The Dawn Patrol Phipps (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 44% That Certain Woman Jack V. Merrick Sr. (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 40% Parnell Michael Davitt (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 75% The Great O'Malley Police Captain Cromwell (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Confession Presiding Judge (Character) - 1937
82% 73% The Life of Emile Zola Maitre Labori (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 44% Mary of Scotland Huntly (Character) - 1936
71% 59% The Charge of the Light Brigade Colonel Campbell (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The White Angel Dr. Hunt (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 40% Beloved Enemy Liam Burke (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 25% A Woman Rebels Judge Byron Thistlewaite (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vanessa, Her Love Story George (Character) - 1935
93% 83% Mutiny on the Bounty Burkitt (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet What Every Woman Knows Mr. David Wyliee (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 36% The Little Minister Doctor McQueen (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life of Vergie Winters Mike Davey (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 67% The Key Peadar Conlan (Character) - 1934
100% 78% Red Dust Guidon (Character) - 1932
83% 80% Svengali The Laird (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kick In Police Commisioner Harvey (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scotland Yard Charles Fox (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Runaway Bride Director - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pagan Mr. Roger Slater (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trent's Last Case Sigsbee Manderson (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet The River Pirate Caxton (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cop Director - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Viking Leif Ericsson (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fighting Eagle Director - 1927
100% 68% The Black Pirate MacTavish (Character) - 1926
No Score Yet 79% Don Q, Son of Zorro Don Sebastian (Character),
Director
- 1925
100% 89% The Navigator Director - 1924
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Barbarian Director - 1921
95% 71% Broken Blossoms Battling Burrows (Character) - 1919
93% 55% The Birth of a Nation Gen. Ulysses S. Grant (Character) - 1915
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Little Country Mouse Director - 1914

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