Eric Blore

Eric Blore

Highest Rated: 100% Sullivan's Travels (1941)

Lowest Rated: 40% I Live My Life (1935)

Birthday: Dec 23, 1887

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Precise in speech and manner in every way, but possessed of a smarmy nature that lent a tone of acidic irony to every line he uttered, Eric Blore was a character actor well-loved by movie fans for his comic turns in such popular features as "The Gay Divorcée" (1934), "The Lady Eve" (1941) and "The Road to Zanzibar" (1941), among numerous other films. Blore was best used as a valet or managerial type whose professionalism and poise masked a genuine contempt for those around him, borne out by an extraordinarily inflated ego; in this capacity, he lent memorable support to stars like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in five films, beginning in 1933 with "Flying Down to Rio" (1933), as well as Laurel and Hardy in "Swiss Miss" (1938) and the Marx Brothers in "Love Happy" (1950). After voicing Mr. Toad in the Disney feature "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad" (1948), Blore's career was reduced to roles in B-pictures before his death in 1959, but his flawless comic timing made him an instantly recognizable favorite for generations of classic movie fans.

Highest rated movies

Sullivan's Travels The Lady Eve
Top Hat
Swing Time
The Gay Divorcee
Road to Zanzibar
Shall We Dance
Romance on the High Seas

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bowery to Bagdad Genie of the Lamp (Character) - 1955
80% 72% Fancy Pants Sir Wimbley (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 33% Love Happy Mackinaw (Character) - 1949
94% 71% The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad Mr. Toad (Voice) - 1949
88% 61% Romance on the High Seas Ship's Doctor (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Winter Wonderland Luddington (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Wolf in Mexico Jamison (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lone Wolf in London Claudius Augustus Lucius Jamison (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Notorious Lone Wolf Jameson (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kitty Dobson (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Penthouse Rhythm Ferdy Pelham (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Easy to Look At Billings (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet San Diego, I Love You Nelson (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 78% Holy Matrimony Henry Leek (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Go Lucky Betsman (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 40% Passport to Suez Llewellyn Jameson (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Dangerous Night Jamison (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Counter-Espionage Jamison (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 52% The Moon and Sixpence Unknown (Character) - 1942
100% 89% Sullivan's Travels Sullivan's Valet (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady Scarface Mr. Hartford (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance Jamison (Character) - 1941
89% 62% Road to Zanzibar Charles Kimble (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secrets of the Lone Wolf Jamison the Butler (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Redhead Digby (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 80% Three Girls About Town Charlemagne (Character) - 1941
100% 87% The Lady Eve Sir Alfred McGlennan Keith ("Pearlie") (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet South of Suez Harold "Limey" Wemsley (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Wolf Strikes Jamison (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 14% Music in My Heart Griggs (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 43% 'Til We Meet Again Sir Harold Pinchard (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Earl of Puddlestone Horatio Bottomley (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady Jamison (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet $1,000 a Touchdown Henry (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 53% Joy of Living Potter (Character) - 1938
60% 54% Swiss Miss Edward (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 44% Breakfast for Two Butch (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 83% It's Love I'm After Digges (Character) - 1937
67% 31% Quality Street Recruiting Sergeant (Character) - 1937
89% 85% Shall We Dance Cecil Flintridge (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hitting a New High Cedric Cosmo (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Soldier and the Lady Henry Blount (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two in the Dark Edmund Fish (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 54% The Ex-Mrs. Bradford Stokes (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smartest Girl in Town Lucius Philbean (Character) - 1936
97% 86% Swing Time Gordon (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sons O' Guns Hobson (Character) - 1936
40% 57% I Live My Life Grove (Character) - 1935
100% 90% Top Hat Bates (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seven Keys to Baldpate Prof. Harrison Boulton (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Old Man Rhythm "Phil" Phillips (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 29% I Dream Too Much Roger Briggs (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Folies Bergère de Paris Francois (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 0% Casino Murder Case Currie (Character) - 1935
93% 81% The Gay Divorcee The Waiter (Character) - 1934
83% 50% Flying Down to Rio The Head Waiter (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Passport to Heaven Obermueller (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarnished Lady Jewelry counter clerk (Character) - 1931