George "Slim" Summerville - Rotten Tomatoes

George "Slim" Summerville

Lowest Rated:   80% Western Union (1941)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Hoodlum Saint
  • Eel
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 The Road Back
  • Tjaden
1937
No Score Yet Love Is News
  • Judge Hart
1937
86% Captain January
  • Capt. Nazro
1936
No Score Yet The Country Doctor
  • Constable Jim Ogden
1936
No Score Yet Way Down East
  • Constable Seth Holcomb
1935
No Score Yet Life Begins at 40
  • T. Watterson Meriwether
1935
No Score Yet Air Mail
  • Slim McClune
1932
No Score Yet Tom Brown of Culver
  • Elmer "Slim" Whitman
1932
92% The Front Page
  • Pincus
1931
100% 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
83% Tillie's Punctured Romance
  • Policeman
1914

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