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Edward Earle



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Stranger Wore a Gun
  • Jeb
2003
No Score Yet Words and Music
  • James Fernby Kelly
1998
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 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 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
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
95% 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 In Old New Mexico
  • The Printer
1945
No Score Yet It's a Pleasure
  • Manager of Jewelry Store
1945
No Score Yet Cisco Kid - In Old New Mexico
  • The Printer
1945
No Score Yet Can't Help Singing
  • Actor
1944
No Score Yet Up in Arms
  • Sherwood
1944
No Score Yet I Accuse My Parents
  • Judge
1944
No Score Yet Knickerbocker Holiday
  • Barker
1944
No Score Yet The Story of Dr. Wassell
  • Officer
1944
No Score Yet Meeting at Midnight
  • Actor
1944
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 The Heat's On
  • One of Fay's Writers (uncredited)
1943
83% Wake Island
  • Commander
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
89% Meet John Doe
  • Radio MC
1941
No Score Yet Border Vigilantes
  • Banker Stevens
1941
No Score Yet 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 I Am a Criminal
  • Clark
1939
No Score Yet Kentucky
  • Man
1938
91% 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 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 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
60% The White Parade
  • Bolger
1934
No Score Yet 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
  • Actor
1924

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