Edmund Gwenn

Edmund Gwenn

Highest Rated: 100% Them! (1954)

Lowest Rated: 20% Anthony Adverse (1936)

Birthday: Invalid date

Birthplace: Not Available

The first actor to win the Best Actor Academy Award for playing Santa Claus, and he won the award for the role in 1947's Miracle on 34th Street. While in university, excelled at rugby and amateur boxing. Was essentially kicked out of his home by his father after proclaiming he was pursuing acting, and for a while would only act in parts where he wore a disguise to avoid being recognized by someone his father knew. Appeared in a number of dog-centered films, including 1955's It's a Dog's Life and two Lassie films - 1943's Lassie Come Home and 1949's Challenge to Lassie. Frequently collaborated with Alfred Hitchcock, appearing in four films directed by the master of suspense - The Skin Game, Strauss' Great Waltz, Foreign Correspondent and The Trouble with Harry. Received a star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame which is located at 1751 Vine Street.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Rocket from Calabuch Prof. Jorge Serra Hamilton 1956
91% The Trouble with Harry Capt. Albert Wiles 1955
No Score Yet It's a Dog's Life Jeremiah Nolan 1955
100% Them! Dr. Harold Medford 1954
67% The Student Prince Prof. Juttner 1954
86% The Bigamist Mr. Jordan 1953
No Score Yet Mr. Scoutmaster Dr. Stone 1953
No Score Yet Something for the Birds 'Admiral' Johnnie Adams 1952
No Score Yet Les Miserables Bishop 1952
No Score Yet For Heaven's Sake Arthur 1950
No Score Yet Mister 880 'Skipper' Miller 1950
No Score Yet A Woman of Distinction Mark Middlecott 1950
No Score Yet Pretty Baby Cyrus Baxter 1950
No Score Yet Challenge to Lassie John Traill 1949
No Score Yet Apartment for Peggy Prof. Henry Barnes 1948
No Score Yet Hills of Home Dr. William MacLure 1948
No Score Yet Green Dolphin Street Octavius Patourel 1947
96% Miracle on 34th Street Kris Kringle 1947
91% Life With Father Rev. Lloyd 1947
No Score Yet Undercurrent Prof. Dink Hamilton 1946
No Score Yet Of Human Bondage Athelny 1946
No Score Yet Bewitched Dr. Bergsen 1945
No Score Yet The Keys of the Kingdom Rev. Hamish MacNabb 1944
No Score Yet Between Two Worlds Scrubby 1944
94% Lassie Come Home Rowlie 1943
No Score Yet The Meanest Man in the World Frederick P. Leggitt 1943
No Score Yet Forever and a Day Stubbs 1943
89% Random Harvest Prime Minister 1942
No Score Yet A Yank At Eton Actor 1942
No Score Yet Charley's Aunt Stephen Spettigue 1941
100% The Devil and Miss Jones Hooper 1941
No Score Yet Cheers for Miss Bishop President Corcoran 1941
No Score Yet One Night in Lisbon Lord Fitzleigh 1941
94% Foreign Correspondent Rowley 1940
100% Pride and Prejudice Mr. Bennet 1940
No Score Yet The Doctor Takes a Wife Dr. Lionel Sterling 1940
No Score Yet The Earl of Chicago Munsey, the Butler 1940
No Score Yet Cheer, Boys, Cheer Edward Ironside 1939
No Score Yet South Riding Alfred Huggins 1938
No Score Yet A Yank at Oxford Dean of Cardinal College 1938
No Score Yet Penny Paradise Joe Higgins 1938
No Score Yet Parnell Campbell 1937
No Score Yet The Walking Dead Dr. Evan Beaumont 1936
20% Anthony Adverse Bonnyfeather 1936
No Score Yet Mad Holiday Williams 1936
No Score Yet All American Chump Jeffrey Crane 1936
82% Sylvia Scarlett Henry Scarlett 1935
No Score Yet The Bishop Misbehaves James, Bishop of Broadminster 1935
80% Java Head Jeremy Ammidon 1935
50% Waltzes from Vienna (Strauss' Great Waltz) Johann Strauss, the Elder 1934
No Score Yet I Was a Spy Burgomaster 1934
No Score Yet Good Companions Jess Oakroyd 1933
No Score Yet The Good Companions Actor 1933
No Score Yet If I Were Rich Edmund Gilbert 1933
No Score Yet Friday the 13th Norman Wakefield 1933
No Score Yet Early To Bed Actor 1933
29% The Skin Game Mr. Hornblower 1931
No Score Yet Hindle Wakes Actor 1927


No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Joe Saunders 1957


Kris Kringle says: Oh, Christmas isn't just a day. It's a frame of mind.

Robert Graham says: Pat, if these monsters got started as a result of the first atomic bomb in 1945, what about all the others that have been exploded since then?

Dr. Patricia Medford says: I don't know.

Dr. Harold Medford says: Nobody knows, Robert. When Man entered the atomic age, he opened a door into a new world. What will he eventually find in that world, nobody can predict.

Robert Graham says: And I thought today was the end of them.

Dr. Harold Medford says: No. We haven't seen the end of them. We've only had a close view of the beginning of what may be the end of us.

Dr. Harold Medford says: No. We haven't seen the end of them. We've only had a close view of the beginning of what may be the end of us.

Dr. Harold Medford says: We may be witnesses to a Biblical prophecy come true. "And there shall be destruction and darkness come upon creation, and the beast shall reign over the Earth."

Dr. Harold Medford says: We may be witnesses to a Biblical prophecy come true - 'And there shall be destruction and darkness come upon creation and the beast shall reign over the earth.'