George E. Stone

George E. Stone

  • Highest Rated: 100% Daisy Kenyon (1947)
  • Lowest Rated: 22% Anthony Adverse (1936)
  • Birthday: May 18, 1903
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Probably no one came by the label "Runyon-esque" more honestly than Polish-born actor George E. Stone; a close friend of writer Damon Runyon, Stone was seemingly put on this earth to play characters named Society Max and Toothpick Charlie, and to mouth such colloquialisms as "It is known far and wide" and "More than somewhat." Starting his career as a Broadway "hoofer," the diminutive Stone made his film bow as "the Sewer Rat" in the 1927 silent Seventh Heaven. His most prolific film years were 1929 to 1936, during which period he showed up in dozens of Warner Bros. "urban" films and backstage musicals, and also appeared as the doomed Earle Williams in the 1931 version of The Front Page. He was so closely associated with gangster parts by 1936 that Warners felt obligated to commission a magazine article showing Stone being transformed, via makeup, into an un-gangsterish Spaniard for Anthony Adverse (1936). For producer Hal Roach, Stone played three of his oddest film roles: a self-pitying serial killer in The Housekeeper's Daughter (1938), an amorous Indian brave in Road Show (1940), and Japanese envoy Suki Yaki in The Devil With Hitler (1942). Stone's most popular role of the 1940s was as "the Runt" in Columbia's Boston Blackie series. In the late '40s, Stone was forced to severely curtail his acting assignments due to failing eyesight. Though he was totally blind by the mid-'50s, Stone's show business friends, aware of the actor's precarious financial state, saw to it that he got TV and film work, even if it meant that his co-stars had to literally lead him by the hand around the set. No one was kinder to George E. Stone than the cast and crew of the Perry Mason TV series, in which Stone was given prominent billing as the Court Clerk, a part that required nothing more of him than sitting silently at a desk and occasionally holding a Bible before a witness.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Face Behind the Mask Dinky 2003
63% Pocketful of Miracles Shimley 1961
52% Ocean's 11 Proprietor 1960
82% Some Came Running Slim 1959
97% Some Like It Hot Toothpick Charlie 1959
No Score Yet Alias Jesse James Gibson Girl Fan 1959
No Score Yet The Story of Mankind Waiter 1957
No Score Yet Baby Face Nelson Mr. Hall 1957
No Score Yet Slightly Scarlet Roos 1956
86% The Man With the Golden Arm Sam Markette 1955
90% Guys and Dolls Society Max 1955
No Score Yet Jungle Hell Actor 1955
No Score Yet 3 Ring Circus (Jerrico, the Wonder Clown) Little Boy's Father 1954
No Score Yet Woman's World Executive 1954
88% Broken Lance Paymaster 1954
No Score Yet The Miami Story Louie Mott 1954
33% The Robe Gracchus 1953
91% Pickup on South Street Police Clerk 1953
No Score Yet Bloodhounds of Broadway Ropes McGonigle 1952
No Score Yet A Girl in Every Port Skeezer 1952
No Score Yet Dancing in the Dark Cutter 1949
No Score Yet Trapped by Boston Blackie Runt 1948
100% Daisy Kenyon Waiter 1947
No Score Yet Boston Blackie and the Law The Runt 1946
No Score Yet Suspense Max 1946
No Score Yet The Phantom Thief Runt 1946
No Score Yet Sentimental Journey Toy Hawker 1946
No Score Yet Shock Cabdriver 1946
No Score Yet A Close Call for Boston Blackie The Runt 1946
No Score Yet Doll Face Stage Manager 1945
No Score Yet Midnight Manhunt Joe Wells 1945
No Score Yet Boston Blackie's Rendezvous The Runt 1945
No Score Yet Nob Hill Actor 1945
No Score Yet Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion The Runt 1945
No Score Yet Scared Stiff Mink 1945
No Score Yet One Mysterious Night The Runt 1944
No Score Yet Strangers in the Night Actor 1944
No Score Yet Timber Queen Squirrel 1944
No Score Yet The Chance of a Lifetime The Runt 1943
No Score Yet After Midnight with Boston Blackie The Runt 1943
No Score Yet Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood The Runt 1942
No Score Yet Alias Boston Blackie The Runt 1942
No Score Yet Confessions of Boston Blackie The Runt 1941
No Score Yet Broadway Limited (The Baby Vanishes ) Lefty 1941
No Score Yet Road Show Indian 1941
No Score Yet Island of Doomed Men Siggy 1940
No Score Yet I Take This Woman Katz 1940
No Score Yet North West Mounted Police Johnny Pelang 1940
No Score Yet The Housekeeper's Daughter Benny 1939
100% You and Me Patsy 1938
No Score Yet Mr. Moto's Gamble Jerry Connors 1938
No Score Yet A Slight Case of Murder Ex-Jockey Kirk 1938
No Score Yet Submarine Patrol Irving 1938
No Score Yet The Adventurous Blonde Pete 1937
No Score Yet Back in Circulation I.R. Daniels 1937
No Score Yet Rhythm on the Range Shorty 1936
No Score Yet Bullets or Ballots Wires 1936
22% Anthony Adverse Sancho 1936
No Score Yet Freshman Love E. Prendergast Biddle 1936
No Score Yet Frisco Kid Solly 1935
No Score Yet Moonlight on the Prairie Small Change 1935
No Score Yet Make a Million Larkey 1935
No Score Yet One Hour Late Benny 1934
No Score Yet The Dragon Murder Case Tatum 1934
63% Viva Villa! Chavito 1934
No Score Yet Penthouse (Crooks in Clover) Tim Murtoch 1933
No Score Yet Emergency Call Sammie Miller 1933
96% 42nd Street Andy Lee 1933
60% The Vampire Bat (Blood Sucker) (Forced to Sin) Kringen 1933
No Score Yet Sing, Sinner, Sing Spats 1933
No Score Yet The Last Mile Joe Berg 1932
No Score Yet Taxi! Skeets 1932
91% Five Star Final Ziggie Feinstein 1931
No Score Yet The Stolen Jools Actor 1931
92% The Front Page Earl Williams 1931
55% Cimarron Sol Levy 1931
91% Little Caesar Otero 1931
No Score Yet The Spider Dr. Blackstone 1931
No Score Yet The Medicine Man Steve 1930
No Score Yet Weary River Blackie 1929
100% The Racket Joe Scarsi 1928
100% Seventh Heaven (1927) Sewer Rat 1927
No Score Yet Walking Back Crook 1926
No Score Yet Whistle Georgie 1921
No Score Yet Just Pals Bill 1920
No Score Yet The Poppy Girl's Husband Actor 1919
No Score Yet Gretchen, the Greenhorn Micky Garrity 1916
No Score Yet Going Straight Actor 1916
No Score Yet Sob Sister Actor

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Court Clerk George Bartender
  • 1962
  • 1961
  • 1960
  • 1959
  • 1958
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Fenwick
  • 1961
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Barney
  • 1956
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
1952-1958
Big George Duke Taylor
  • 1956
  • 1955

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