George "Slim" Summerville

George "Slim" Summerville

Highest Rated: 98% All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Lowest Rated: 80% Western Union (1941)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

Best known as an actor during the '30s, Slim Summerville led a knockabout life before coming to motion pictures -- born in New Mexico, he was raised in Canada and Oklahoma, but ran away from home as a teenager, working at various jobs. Actor Edgar Kennedy gave him an introduction to Mack Sennett, and Summerville quickly became one of the top members of Sennett's resident slapstick company, the Keystone Kops, and was moved into solo appearances as well. His long, lanky body and innocent demeanor made him a natural for silent comedy, and Summerville soon had a respectable career as a screen comedian. He moved to Fox studios at the end of the teens, and became a director of comedy shorts in the '20s. He moved to Universal later in the '20s, and continued to direct. He returned to acting with the arrival of sound, and turned in a notable dramatic performance in Lewis Milestone's All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) -- he also appeared in the groundbreak musical King of Jazz (1930), The Front Page (1931), The Road Back (1937 -- the abortive sequel to All Quiet on the Western Front), and Tobacco Road (1941), among numerous other films, principally in character roles.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Hoodlum Saint Eel 1946
No Score Yet The Mighty McGurk Actor 1946
No Score Yet I'm from Arkansas Juniper Jenkins 1944
No Score Yet Niagara Falls Sam Sawyer 1941
80% Western Union Herman 1941
No Score Yet Tobacco Road Henry Peabody 1941
No Score Yet Uncle Joe Actor 1941
No Score Yet Anne of Windy Poplars Jabez Monkman 1940
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Reno Sheriff Tombstone Fletcher 1939
No Score Yet Jesse James Jailer 1939
No Score Yet Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Homer Busby 1938
No Score Yet Submarine Patrol Spuds 1938
No Score Yet Kentucky Moonshine Hank Hatfield 1938
No Score Yet The Road Back Tjaden 1937
No Score Yet Love Is News Judge Hart 1937
No Score Yet Fifty Roads to Town Ed Henry 1937
86% Captain January Capt. Nazro 1936
No Score Yet White Fang Slats 1936
No Score Yet The Country Doctor Constable Jim Ogden 1936
No Score Yet Reunion Constable Jim Ogden 1936
No Score Yet Way Down East Constable Seth Holcomb 1935
No Score Yet The Farmer Takes a Wife Fortune Friendly 1935
No Score Yet Life Begins at 40 T. Watterson Meriwether 1935
No Score Yet They Just Had to Get Married Sam Sutton 1932
No Score Yet Air Mail Slim McClune 1932
No Score Yet Tom Brown of Culver Elmer "Slim" Whitman 1932
93% The Front Page Pincus 1931
98% All Quiet on the Western Front Tjaden 1930
No Score Yet The King of Jazz Actor 1930
No Score Yet Under Montana Skies Sunshine 1930
No Score Yet The Last Warning Tommy 1929
No Score Yet The Beloved Rogue Jehan 1927
No Score Yet Dough and Dynamite Striking Baker 1914
No Score Yet The Rival Mashers Movie Patron 1914
No Score Yet Mabel's Busy Day Policeman 1914
No Score Yet Laughing Gas Patient 1914
89% Tillie's Punctured Romance Policeman 1914

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