Edgar Dearing - Rotten Tomatoes

Edgar Dearing

Highest Rated:   100% The Paleface (1948)
Lowest Rated:   38% The Long, Long Trailer (1954)
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Edgar Dearing was a full-time Los Angeles motorcycle cop in the '20s when he began accepting small roles in the 2-reel comedies of Hal Roach. These roles hardly constituted a stretch, since he was often cast as a motorcycle cop, principally because he supplied his own uniform and cycle; the best-remembered of these "performances" was in Laurel and Hardy's Two Tars (1928). Hal Roach cameraman George Stevens liked Dearing's work, and saw to it that the policeman-cum-actor was prominently featured in Stevens' RKO Wheeler & Woolsey features Kentucky Kernels (1934) and The Nitwits (1935). When he moved into acting full-time in the '30s, Dearing was still primarily confined to law-enforcement bit roles, though he achieved fourth billing as a tough drill sergeant in the Spencer Tracy/Franchot Tone feature They Gave Him a Gun (1937). Dearing's performing weight was most effectively felt in the Abbott and Costello features of the '40s, where he provided a formidable authority-figure foe for the simpering antics of Lou Costello (notably in the "Go Ahead and Sing" routine in 1944's In Society). Dearing also showed up in a number of '40s 2-reelers; he was particularly amusing as strong man Hercules Jones (a "Charles Atlas" takeoff) in the 1948 Sterling Holloway short Man or Mouse? Edgar Dearing's last screen assignment was a prominent role as townsman Mr. Gorman in Walt Disney's Pollyanna (1960).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
83% Pollyanna
  • Mr. Gorman
1960
92% Tarantula
  • Miner
1955
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle at Home
  • Perkins
1954
38% The Long, Long Trailer
  • Manager
1954
81% It Came from Outer Space
  • Sam
1953
No Score Yet The Kid from Broken Gun
  • Judge Halloway
1952
No Score Yet Santa Fe
  • Official
1951
No Score Yet Right Cross
  • Ring Announcer
1950
No Score Yet Riding High
  • Deputy
1950
No Score Yet Fancy Pants
  • Mr. Jones
1950
No Score Yet Union Station
  • Detective
1950
57% Samson and Delilah
  • Tax collector
1949
No Score Yet Sorrowful Jones
  • Police Lt. Mitchell
1949
No Score Yet Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture
  • Reiber
1949
No Score Yet Flaxy Martin
  • Motorcycle Cop
1949
100% The Paleface
  • Sheriff
1948
No Score Yet The Return of the Whistler
  • Capt. Griggs
1948
82% The Bishop's Wife
  • Policeman
1948
50% Magic Town
  • Gray-haired Man
1947
No Score Yet Wild Harvest
  • Man
1947
No Score Yet Unconquered
  • Gilded Beaver Soldier
1947
No Score Yet Variety Girl
  • Cop
1947
No Score Yet Where There's Life
  • Desk Sergeant
1947
No Score Yet Nocturne
  • Cop
1946
100% Scarlet Street
  • Policeman
1945
No Score Yet Johnny Angel
  • Cop
1945
No Score Yet Abbott and Costello in Hollywood
  • Studio Cop
1945
50% The House on 92nd Street
  • Cop
1945
100% Road to Utopia
  • Official Cop
1945
No Score Yet Don't Fence Me In
  • Chief of Police
1945
No Score Yet The Big Noise
  • Motor Policeman
1944
No Score Yet In Society
  • Cop
1944
No Score Yet Seven Doors to Death
  • Claude Burns
1944
No Score Yet The Hard Way
  • Policeman
1943
No Score Yet Don Winslow Of The Coast Guard
  • Actor
1943
No Score Yet Star Spangled Rhythm
  • Mac
1942
No Score Yet Miss Annie Rooney
  • Policeman
1942
No Score Yet My Gal Sal
  • Policeman
1942
100% My Favorite Blonde
  • Joe
1942
No Score Yet A Gentleman After Dark
  • Joe
1942
No Score Yet The Navy Comes Through
  • Chief Petty Officer
1942
No Score Yet Remember the Day
  • Detective
1941
No Score Yet Louisiana Purchase
  • House Detective
1941
100% Sullivan's Travels
  • Cop
1941
83% Shadow of the Thin Man
  • Motor Cop
1941
No Score Yet Niagara Falls
  • Cop
1941
No Score Yet Kisses for Breakfast
  • Motorcycle Cop
1941
No Score Yet Pot o' Gold
  • McGinty
1941
100% Hold That Ghost
  • Irondome
1941
No Score Yet One Night in the Tropics
  • Man
1940
No Score Yet No Time for Comedy
  • Sweeney
1940
80% Edison, the Man
  • Policeman
1940
No Score Yet The Doctor Takes a Wife
  • Motor Cop
1940
No Score Yet When the Daltons Rode
  • Sheriff
1940
83% Knute Rockne---All American
  • Actor
1940
No Score Yet Lucky Partners
  • Desk Sergeant
1940
No Score Yet Dust Be My Destiny
  • Railroad Detective
1939
No Score Yet Caught in the Draft
  • Recruiting Sergeant
1939
No Score Yet Some Like It Hot (Rhythm Romance)
  • MacCrady
1939
No Score Yet Rose of Washington Square
  • Lieutenant
1939
No Score Yet Nick Carter, Master Detective
  • Denny
1939
No Score Yet Honolulu
  • Jailer
1939
No Score Yet Three Loves Has Nancy
  • Conductor
1938
91% You Can't Take It With You
  • Plainclothes policeman
1938
No Score Yet The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse
  • Patrolman
1938
100% Vivacious Lady
  • Actor
1938
No Score Yet Maid's Night Out
  • Police Detective
1938
No Score Yet Hard to Get
  • Eddie the Motorcycle Cop
1938
91% The Awful Truth
  • Motor Cop
1937
No Score Yet It Happened in Hollywood
  • Stevens
1937
No Score Yet Saratoga
  • Medbury the Trainer
1937
No Score Yet Married Before Breakfast (Married by Noon)
  • Police Sergeant
1937
No Score Yet They Gave Him a Gun
  • Sgt. Meadowlark
1937
No Score Yet Love Is News
  • Motorcycle Officer
1937
No Score Yet Every Day's a Holiday
  • Cop at Store Window
1937
No Score Yet That Girl from Paris
  • Ship's Officer
1936
100% After the Thin Man
  • Bill, the San Francisco Policeman
1936
No Score Yet The Plainsman
  • Custer's Messenger
1936
No Score Yet Thank You, Jeeves
  • Motor Cop
1936
100% Swing Time
  • Policeman
1936
No Score Yet The Bride Walks Out
  • Cop
1936
No Score Yet Rose Marie
  • Mounted Policeman
1936
No Score Yet The Crusades
  • Cart Man
1935
No Score Yet Rendezvous
  • M.P.
1935
No Score Yet The Rainmakers
  • Kelly
1935
No Score Yet She Couldn't Take It (Woman Tamer)
  • District Attorney's Man
1935
88% Cleopatra
  • Murderer
1934
No Score Yet Thirty Day Princess
  • Tim the Policeman at Mrs. Schmidt's
1934
No Score Yet Eskimo
  • Actor
1934
No Score Yet Lightning Strikes Twice
  • Lt. Foster
1934
No Score Yet Million Dollar Legs
  • Train Official
1932
No Score Yet Star Witness
  • Sackett
1931
100% Abraham Lincoln
  • Armstrong
1930
No Score Yet Free and Easy (Easy Go)
  • Officer
1930
No Score Yet The Locked Door
  • Cop
1929
No Score Yet Two Tars
  • Motorcycle policeman
1928

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