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Edward Earle

Highest Rated: 100% Ride the Pink Horse (1947)

Lowest Rated: 20% Words and Music (1948)

Birthday: Invalid date

Birthplace: Not Available

One of the first stars to emerge from the old Edison film company, Canadian-born actor Edward Earle had toured in vaudeville and stock before settling on movies in 1915. The blonde, muscular Earle quickly rose to the rank of romantic lead in films like Ranson's Folly (1915), The Gates of Eden (1916), and East Lynne (1921). In the '20s he could be seen supporting such luminaries as George Arliss (The Man Who Played God [1922]) and Lillian Gish (The Wind [1928]). In talkies, Earle became a character player. Though his voice was resonant and his handsome features still intact, he often as not played unbilled bits, in everything from prestige pictures (Magnificent Obsession [1935]) to B-items (Laurel and Hardy's The Dancing Masters [1943] and Nothing but Trouble [1944]). In Beware of Blondie, Earle assumed the role of Dagwood's boss, Mr. Dithers -- but his back was turned to the camera and his voice was dubbed by the Blondie series' former Dithers, Jonathan Hale. Earle's best sound opportunities came in Westerns and serials; in the latter category, he was one of the characters suspected of being the diabolical Rattler in Ken Maynard's Mystery Mountain (1934). Edward Earle retired to the Motion Picture Country Home in the early '60s, where he died at age 90 in 1972.

Highest Rated Movies



94% The Ten Commandments Slave 1956
No Score Yet The She-Creature Actor 1956
No Score Yet Never Say Goodbye Army Maj. Washburn 1956
No Score Yet Francis in the Haunted House Howard Grisby 1956
No Score Yet A Man Called Peter Sen. Prescott 1955
No Score Yet One Desire Mr. Hathaway 1955
No Score Yet Three Hours to Kill Rancher 1954
No Score Yet It Happens Every Thursday Van Fleet 1953
No Score Yet The Mississippi Gambler Duroux Lawyer 1953
No Score Yet The Lawless Breed Henry Johnson 1953
No Score Yet The Stranger Wore a Gun Jeb 1953
No Score Yet Hangman's Knot Union Captain 1952
No Score Yet The Merry Widow Chestnut Vendor 1952
No Score Yet Flight to Mars Justin 1951
No Score Yet The Texas Rangers Banker Lowden 1951
No Score Yet Beware of Blondie Mr. Dithers 1950
No Score Yet Key to the City Councilman 1950
No Score Yet Blondie's Hero Richard Rogers 1950
No Score Yet The Gal Who Took the West Mr. Nolan 1949
50% The Dark Past McCoy 1949
No Score Yet That Midnight Kiss Jason 1949
20% Words and Music James Fernby Kelly 1948
No Score Yet Command Decision Congressman Watson 1948
No Score Yet Night Has a Thousand Eyes Man 1948
100% Ride the Pink Horse Locke 1947
No Score Yet The Devil's Mask E.R. Willard 1946
92% The Postman Always Rings Twice Doctor 1946
100% The Harvey Girls Jed Adams 1946
No Score Yet Accomplice Jim Bonniwell 1946
No Score Yet Dark Alibi Thomas Harley 1946
No Score Yet The Mighty McGurk Martin 1946
No Score Yet Cisco Kid - In Old New Mexico The Printer 1945
No Score Yet In Old New Mexico The Printer 1945
No Score Yet It's a Pleasure Manager of Jewelry Store 1945
No Score Yet Can't Help Singing Actor 1944
80% Up in Arms Sherwood 1944
No Score Yet I Accuse My Parents Judge 1944
No Score Yet Meeting at Midnight (Black Magic) Dawson 1944
No Score Yet The Story of Dr. Wassell Officer 1944
No Score Yet Knickerbocker Holiday Barker 1944
No Score Yet What a Woman! Livingstone Lawyer 1943
No Score Yet Jack London James Hare 1943
No Score Yet The Dancing Masters Clerk 1943
No Score Yet So Proudly We Hail! Doctor 1943
No Score Yet Submarine Alert Dr. Barclay 1943
No Score Yet Alaska Highway Blair Caswell 1943
No Score Yet King of the Cowboys Actor 1943
No Score Yet Slightly Dangerous Employee 1943
No Score Yet Two Weeks to Live Doctor 1943
No Score Yet Hello, Frisco, Hello Stage Manager 1943
No Score Yet Youth on Parade Major 1943
No Score Yet The Heat's On One of Fay's Writers (uncredited) 1943
86% Wake Island Commander 1942
No Score Yet Sunday Punch Clerk 1942
No Score Yet Johnny Eager Man 1942
No Score Yet Blue, White and Perfect Richards 1942
No Score Yet Sun Valley Serenade Man 1941
91% Meet John Doe Radio MC 1941
No Score Yet She Knew All the Answers Harassed Man 1941
No Score Yet Border Vigilantes Banker Stevens 1941
100% I Love You Again Mr. Watkins 1940
80% Edison, the Man Broker 1940
No Score Yet The Doctor Takes a Wife Man 1940
No Score Yet The Dark Command Town Leader 1940
No Score Yet The Blue Bird Maple Tree 1940
60% Angels over Broadway Headwaiter 1940
No Score Yet Buried Alive Charlie Blake 1939
No Score Yet When Tomorrow Comes Assistant Manager 1939
No Score Yet Second Fiddle Greg 1939
No Score Yet Mandrake the Magician Actor 1939
No Score Yet East Side of Heaven Mr. Henry Smith 1939
No Score Yet Ice Follies of 1939 Man 1939
No Score Yet Hotel for Women Man 1939
No Score Yet I Am a Criminal Clark 1939
No Score Yet Kentucky Man 1938
92% You Can't Take It With You Bank Manager 1938
No Score Yet Give Me A Sailor First Businessman 1938
No Score Yet The Rage of Paris Waiter 1938
No Score Yet Mr. Moto's Gamble Medical Examiner 1938
No Score Yet Judge Hardy's Children Peniwill 1938
No Score Yet Sweethearts Man in Lobby 1938
No Score Yet The Duke of West Point Surgeon 1938
No Score Yet Men with Wings Officer 1938
No Score Yet Her Jungle Love Capt. Avery 1938
No Score Yet Live, Love and Learn Actor 1937
No Score Yet Headline Crasher Atwood 1937
No Score Yet The Devil Diamond Arthur Stevens 1937
No Score Yet Rosalie Navy Officer 1937
No Score Yet Artists and Models Flunky 1937
100% San Francisco Bit Man 1936
No Score Yet Love Before Breakfast Quartermaster 1936
No Score Yet The Return of Sophie Lang Hotel Clerk 1936
No Score Yet Magnificent Obsession Mr. Miller 1935
No Score Yet Rendezvous Man in Code Room 1935
No Score Yet The Miracle Rider Actor 1935
No Score Yet Mutiny Ahead Barnes 1935
No Score Yet Mystery Mountain Frank Blayden 1934
50% The White Parade Bolger 1934
80% Here Comes the Navy Navy Chaplain 1934
No Score Yet Little Miss Marker Marky's Father 1934
No Score Yet Stand Up and Cheer! Secret Service Man 1934
No Score Yet Ticket to a Crime Mr. Purdy 1934
No Score Yet Forgotten Women Sleek Moran 1932
No Score Yet A Woman of Experience Capt. Kurt von Hausen 1931
100% Spite Marriage Lionel 1929
100% The Wind Beverly 1928
No Score Yet Spring Fever Johnson 1927
No Score Yet Twelve Miles Out John Burton 1927
No Score Yet Irene Larry Hadley 1926
No Score Yet The Family Secret Garry Holmes 1924


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