Gene Lockhart - Rotten Tomatoes

Gene Lockhart

Highest Rated:   100% One Foot in Heaven (1941)
Lowest Rated:   40% Androcles and the Lion (1953)
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Canadian-born Gene Lockhart made his first stage appearance at age 6; as a teenager, he appeared in comedy sketches with another fledgling performer, Beatrice Lillie. Lockhart's first Broadway production was 1916's Riviera. His later credits on the Great White Way included Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness and Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesmen, in which Lockhart replaced Lee J. Cobb in the role of Willy Loman. In between acting assignments, Lockhart taught stage technique at the Juilliard School of Music. A prolific writer, Lockhart turned out a number of magazine articles and song lyrics, and contributed several routines to the Broadway revue Bunk of 1926, in which he also starred. After a false start in 1922, Lockhart launched his film career in 1934. His most familiar screen characterization was that of the cowardly criminal who cringed and snivelled upon being caught; he also showed up in several historical films as small-town stuffed shirts and bigoted disbelievers in scientific progress. When not trafficking in petty villainy, Lockhart was quite adept at roles calling for whimsy and confusion, notably Bob Cratchit in the 1938 version of A Christmas Carol and the beleaguered judge in A Miracle on 34th Street (1947). Extending his activities to television, Lockhart starred in the 1955 "dramedy" series His Honor, Homer Bell. Gene Lockhart was the husband of character actress Kathleen Lockhart, the father of leading lady June Lockhart, and the grandfather of 1980s ingenue Anne Lockhart.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (The Modern Miracle)
  • Thomas Sanders
2000
57% Twice Told Tales
  • Actor
1963
No Score Yet Jeanne Eagels
  • Equity Board President
1957
75% The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
  • Hawthorne
1956
83% Carousel
  • Starkeeper/Dr. Selden
1956
No Score Yet World for Ransom
  • Alexis Pederas
1954
40% Androcles and the Lion
  • Menagerie keeper
1953
No Score Yet Francis Covers the Big Town
  • Tom Henderson
1953
No Score Yet A Girl in Every Port
  • Garvey
1952
No Score Yet Hoodlum Empire
  • Sen. Tower
1952
No Score Yet Rhubarb
  • Thaddeus J. Banner
1951
No Score Yet Hill Number One
  • Actor
1951
No Score Yet I'd Climb the Highest Mountain
  • Mr. Brock
1951
No Score Yet Riding High
  • J.P. Chase
1950
60% The Big Hangover
  • Charles Parkford
1950
No Score Yet Red Light
  • Warni Hazard
1949
No Score Yet Madame Bovary
  • J. Homais
1949
89% The Inspector General
  • The Mayor
1949
No Score Yet Down to the Sea in Ships
  • Andrew Bush
1949
No Score Yet That Wonderful Urge
  • Judge Parker
1948
No Score Yet Joan of Arc
  • Georges la Tremouille
1948
No Score Yet Apartment for Peggy
  • Prof. Edward Bell
1948
No Score Yet Her Husband's Affairs
  • Peter Winterbottom
1947
No Score Yet Cynthia
  • Dr. Fred I. Jannings
1947
No Score Yet Honeymoon
  • Prescott
1947
No Score Yet The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
  • Saxon
1947
96% Miracle on 34th Street
  • Judge Henry X. Harper
1947
40% The Strange Woman
  • Isaiah Poster
1946
71% A Scandal in Paris
  • Richet
1946
95% Leave Her to Heaven
  • Dr. Saunders
1945
60% The House on 92nd Street
  • Charles Ogden Roper
1945
78% Going My Way
  • Haines
1944
No Score Yet Action in Arabia
  • Josef Danesco
1944
83% Madame Curie
  • Actor
1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow
  • Vyacheslav Molotov
1943
83% Hangmen Also Die
  • Emil Czaka
1943
No Score Yet Forever and a Day
  • Cobblewick
  • Screenwriter
1943
No Score Yet Northern Pursuit
  • Ernst
1943
No Score Yet You Can't Escape Forever
  • Carl Robelink
1942
No Score Yet The Gay Sisters
  • Herschell Gibbon
1942
No Score Yet Juke Girl
  • Henry Madden
1942
100% One Foot in Heaven
  • Preston Thurston
1941
100% The Devil and Daniel Webster
  • Squire Slossum
1941
No Score Yet International Lady
  • Sidney Grenner
1941
No Score Yet Billy the Kid
  • Dan Hickey
1941
89% Meet John Doe
  • Mayor Lovett
1941
No Score Yet The Sea Wolf
  • Dr. Louis Prescott
1941
82% They Died With Their Boots On
  • Samuel Bacon
1941
No Score Yet Doctor Kildare Goes Home
  • George Winslow
1940
No Score Yet South of Pago Pago
  • Lindsay
1940
80% Edison, the Man
  • Mr. Taggart
1940
80% Abe Lincoln in Illinois
  • Stephen Douglas
1940
98% His Girl Friday
  • Sheriff Hartwell
1940
No Score Yet Blondie
  • Clarence Percival 'C.P.' Hazlip
1939
No Score Yet Land of Liberty
  • Actor
1939
100% A Christmas Carol
  • Bob Cratchit
1938
No Score Yet Listen, Darling
  • Mr. Drubbs
1938
No Score Yet Penrod's Double Trouble
  • Mr. Schofield
1938
No Score Yet Men Are Such Fools
  • Bill Dalton
1938
No Score Yet Algiers
  • Regis
1938
No Score Yet Of Human Hearts
  • Quid
1938
No Score Yet Sweethearts
  • Augustus Marlowe
1938
No Score Yet Sinners in Paradise
  • Sen. Corey
1938
No Score Yet Something to Sing About
  • Bennett O. Regan
1937
100% Make Way for Tomorrow
  • Mr. Henning
1937
No Score Yet Earthworm Tractors
  • George Healey
1936
No Score Yet Wedding Present
  • Archduke Gustav Ernest
1936
No Score Yet The Devil Is a Sissy
  • Mr. Murphy
1936
No Score Yet The Gorgeous Hussy
  • Maj. O'Neal
1936
No Score Yet Brides Are Like That
  • John 'Jackie Boy' Robinson
1936
No Score Yet The Garden Murder Case
  • Lowe Hammle
1936
No Score Yet Crime and Punishment
  • Lushin
1935
No Score Yet Star of Midnight
  • Horatio Swayne
1935
No Score Yet Captain Hurricane
  • Captain Jeremiah Taylor
1935

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