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Frank Darien



Frail-looking character actor Frank Darien began working in films around 1910, playing parts in a smattering of D. W. Griffith and Mack Sennett shorts. Darien was busiest during the early-talkie era, essaying peripheral roles in such productions as Cimarron (1931), The Miracle Man (1932) and Mystery of the Wax Museum (1932). He was most often cast as coroners, doctors, household servants, doormen and justices of the peace. Frank Darien's most memorable role was Uncle John in The Grapes of Wrath (1940), directed by another D. W. Griffith alumnus, John Ford.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Whip Hand
  • Luther Adams
1951
No Score Yet The Flying Saucer
  • Matt Mitchell
1950
83% Little Women
  • Crony
1949
No Score Yet The Accused
  • Jerry
1949
No Score Yet You Gotta Stay Happy
  • Old Man
1948
80% Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
  • Judge Quarles
1948
No Score Yet High Wall
  • Old Man in the Tub
1947
50% Magic Town
  • Quincy
1947
No Score Yet Down to Earth
  • Janitor
1947
No Score Yet The Woman on the Beach
  • Lars
1947
17% The Sea of Grass
  • Minister
1947
No Score Yet The Secret Heart
  • Mr. Wiggins
1946
No Score Yet Bad Bascomb
  • Elder McCabe
1946
No Score Yet My Reputation
  • Elevator Operator
1946
No Score Yet Gentle Annie
  • Jake
1945
No Score Yet Tall in the Saddle
  • Train Station Master
1944
100% The Gang's All Here
  • Doorman
1943
No Score Yet Old Acquaintance
  • Stage Doorman
1943
89% The Outlaw
  • Shorty
1943
No Score Yet Hello, Frisco, Hello
  • Missionary
1943
No Score Yet Tales of Manhattan
  • Grandpa
1942
No Score Yet The Gay Sisters
  • Frederick Clausson Simmons
1942
No Score Yet Juke Girl
  • Elderly Farmer
1942
89% Roxie Hart
  • Finnegan
1942
No Score Yet Sis Hopkins
  • Jud
1941
25% Blossoms in the Dust
  • Accountant
1941
No Score Yet Hellzapoppin'
  • Photographer
1941
No Score Yet Under Fiesta Stars
  • Benjamin Peabody
1941
No Score Yet King of the Texas Rangers
  • Evans
1941
No Score Yet Lillian Russell
  • Coachman
1940
No Score Yet The Doctor Takes a Wife
  • Greenwich Editor
1940
100% The Grapes of Wrath
  • Uncle John
1940
No Score Yet Arizona
  • Joe
1940
No Score Yet When Tomorrow Comes
  • Boathouse Caretaker
1939
86% Dark Victory
  • Anxious Little Man
1939
No Score Yet Panama Patrol
  • Sam
1939
No Score Yet Western Jamboree
  • Dad Haskell
1938
No Score Yet Love Finds Andy Hardy
  • Bill Collector
1938
No Score Yet Prison Break
  • Cappy
1938
94% Jezebel
  • Bank Bookkeeper
1938
No Score Yet Cassidy of Bar 20
  • Pappy
1938
75% The Life of Emile Zola
  • Albert
1937
No Score Yet That Certain Woman
  • Night Porter
1937
No Score Yet The Toast of New York
  • Board of Director
1937
No Score Yet Jim Hanvey, Detective
  • Pete
1937
No Score Yet On The Avenue
  • Stage Doorman
1937
No Score Yet Easy to Take
  • Drug Store Clerk
1936
No Score Yet Wedding Present
  • Cashier
1936
No Score Yet Undercover Man
  • Dizzy Slocum
1936
No Score Yet Under Cover Man
  • Actor
1936
No Score Yet Trouble for Two
  • King's Aide
1936
No Score Yet Dr. Socrates
  • Sam
1935
100% Mad Love
  • Lavin
1935
No Score Yet Life Begins at 40
  • Abercrombie's Friend
1935
No Score Yet The Little Colonel
  • Nebler
1935
No Score Yet The Perfect Clue
  • Station Master
1935
No Score Yet Here Comes Cookie
  • Clyde
1935
No Score Yet The Gay Bride
  • Minister
1934
No Score Yet Anne of Green Gables
  • Stationmaster
1934
No Score Yet The Man with Two Faces
  • Doorman
1934
No Score Yet Smarty
  • Court Spectator
1934
No Score Yet Fashions of 1934
  • Jules
1934
No Score Yet Dames
  • Druggist
1934
No Score Yet Marie Galante
  • Ellsworth
1934
No Score Yet From Headquarters
  • Manly
1933
No Score Yet No Marriage Ties
  • Cosmetic Chemist
1933
100% Baby Face
  • Bank Official, Paris
1933
75% Heroes for Sale
  • Hero Greeter
1933
No Score Yet Professional Sweetheart
  • Appleby
1933
90% The Mystery of the Wax Museum
  • Autopsy Surgeon (uncredited)
1933
No Score Yet The Story of Temple Drake
  • Gas Station Proprietor
1933
No Score Yet Bureau of Missing Persons
  • Actor
1933
No Score Yet Lady and Gent (The Challenger)
  • Jim
1932
91% Five Star Final
  • Schwartz
1931
No Score Yet Big Business Girl
  • Luke Winters
1931
53% Cimarron
  • Mr. Bixby
1931
No Score Yet Bad Girl
  • Lathrop
1931
No Score Yet The Tip Off
  • Edna's Uncle
1931

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