Edwin Maxwell - Rotten Tomatoes

Edwin Maxwell

Highest Rated:   100% The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)
Lowest Rated:   25% Blossoms in the Dust (1941)
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After a considerable career on stage as an actor and director, Dublin-born Edwin Maxwell made his screen debut as Baptista in the Doug Fairbanks-Mary Pickford version of Taming of the Shrew (1929). The stocky, balding Maxwell spent the 1930s specializing in oily bureaucrats, crooked businessmen and shyster lawyers. Once in a while, he'd play a sympathetic role, notably the scrupulously honest Italian-American detective in Scarface. More often (especially in the films of director Frank Capra), his characters existed merely as an easily deflatable foil. One of Maxwell's most flamboyant performances was as the maniacal serial killer, in Night of Terror(1933), who rose from the dead at fade-out time to warn the audience not to reveal the end of the film or else! Essaying more benign characters in 1940s, he was seen as William Jennings Bryan in Wilson (1944) and as Oscar Hammerstein in The Jolson Story (1946). From 1939 to 1942, Maxwell served as dialogue director for the films of Cecil B. DeMille. Edwin Maxwell holds the distinction of appearing in four Academy Award-winning films: All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), Grand Hotel (1932), The Great Ziegfeld (1936) and You Can't Take It With You (1938).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Gangster
  • Politician
1947
No Score Yet The Jolson Story
  • Oscar Hammerstein
1946
No Score Yet Swamp Fire
  • Capt. Moise
1946
88% Wilson
  • William Jennings Bryan
1944
75% Since You Went Away
  • Businessman
1944
No Score Yet Waterfront
  • Max Kramer
1944
85% Gaslight
  • Vickery
1944
No Score Yet Holy Matrimony
  • King Edward VII
1943
91% Heaven Can Wait
  • Doctor
1943
No Score Yet Behind Prison Walls
  • Percy Webb
1943
No Score Yet Street of Chance
  • Stillwell
1942
No Score Yet Ten Gentlemen from West Point
  • John Randolph
1942
No Score Yet I Live on Danger
  • Wingy Keefe
1942
100% The Devil and Miss Jones
  • Withers
1941
25% Blossoms in the Dust
  • Board Member
1941
No Score Yet Kit Carson
  • John Sutter
1940
No Score Yet New Moon
  • Capt. de Jean
1940
No Score Yet The Blue Bird
  • Oak
1940
98% His Girl Friday
  • Dr. Egelhoffer
1940
No Score Yet Brigham Young
  • Leader
1940
100% The Shop Around the Corner
  • Doctor
1940
97% Ninotchka
  • Mercier
1939
80% Drums Along the Mohawk
  • Rev. Daniel Gros
1939
No Score Yet Way Down South
  • Martin Dill
1939
100% Young Mr. Lincoln
  • John T. Stuart
1939
No Score Yet Made for Each Other
  • Messerschmidt
1939
No Score Yet Land of Liberty
  • Actor
1939
91% You Can't Take It With You
  • Attorney
1938
No Score Yet The Rage of Paris
  • Hotel Manager
1938
No Score Yet Romance on the Run
  • Mondoon
1938
83% 100 Men and a Girl
  • Ira Westing, Music Editor
1937
No Score Yet Slim
  • Corton
1937
No Score Yet The Road Back
  • Principal
1937
No Score Yet Night Key
  • Lawyer Kruger
1937
100% A Star Is Born
  • Voice Coach
1937
No Score Yet Love Is News
  • Kenyon
1937
No Score Yet A Man Betrayed
  • Richards
1937
No Score Yet The Plainsman
  • Stanton
1936
90% Come and Get It
  • Sid Le Maire
1936
100% Fury
  • Vickery
1936
89% Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
  • Douglas
1936
No Score Yet Big Brown Eyes
  • Editor
1936
91% Camille
  • Doctor
1936
65% The Great Ziegfeld
  • Charles Froman
1936
No Score Yet Thanks a Million
  • Mr. Casey
1935
No Score Yet The Crusades
  • Ship's Master
1935
No Score Yet Last Days of Pompeii
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet G-Men
  • Joseph Kratz
1935
No Score Yet Great God Gold
  • Nitto
1935
78% The Devil Is a Woman
  • Superintendent, Tobacco Factory
1935
No Score Yet Motive for Revenge
  • William King
1935
88% Cleopatra
  • Casca
1934
No Score Yet Gift of Gab
  • Norton
1934
No Score Yet The Cat's Paw
  • District Attorney Neal
1934
No Score Yet Hollywood Party
  • Buddy Goldfard, Liondora's Manager
1934
No Score Yet Mystery Liner
  • Maj. Pope
1934
No Score Yet Dancing Man
  • Reynolds
1934
94% Duck Soup
  • Secretary of War
1933
No Score Yet Ann Vickers
  • Defense Attorney
1933
100% Dinner at Eight
  • Mr. Fitch, the Hotel Manager
1933
No Score Yet Mama Loves Papa
  • Kirkwood
1933
No Score Yet The Mayor of Hell
  • Louis Johnston
1933
75% Heroes for Sale
  • President of the Laundry
1933
No Score Yet Emergency Call
  • Tom Rourke
1933
No Score Yet Night of Terror
  • The Maniac
1933
90% The Mystery of the Wax Museum
  • Joe Worth
1933
No Score Yet Frisco Jenny
  • Tom Ford
1933
No Score Yet Lady Killer
  • Jeffries, theater manager
1933
No Score Yet You Said a Mouthful
  • Dr. Vorse
1932
No Score Yet American Madness
  • Clark
1932
No Score Yet Merrily We Go to Hell
  • Jake Symonds, Agent
1932
100% Scarface
  • Commissioner
1932
No Score Yet The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood
  • Chauncey Chadwick
1932
No Score Yet Shopworn
  • Bierbauer
1932
86% Grand Hotel
  • Dr. Waitz
1932
No Score Yet Blessed Event
  • Mrs. Roberts
1932
No Score Yet Girl from Calgary
  • Earl Darrell
1932
No Score Yet Daybreak
  • Herr Hoffman
1931
No Score Yet Inspiration
  • Julian Montell
1931
No Score Yet Ambassador Bill
  • Monte
1931
100% All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Mr. Baumer
1930
No Score Yet Du Barry
  • Maupeou
1930
No Score Yet The Taming of the Shrew
  • Baptista
1929
83% The Great Moment
  • V.P. Medical Society
1921

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