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George Zucco

Highest Rated:   100% Lured (1947)
Lowest Rated:   29% The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
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Born in England, George Zucco launched his theatrical career in Canada in 1908. During his first decade as a performer, Zucco toured in American vaudeville with his wife, Frances, in a sketch entitled "The Suffragette." He established himself as a leading actor in England in the 1920s, entering films with 1931's The Dreyfus Case. Zucco returned to the U.S. in 1935 to play Disraeli opposite Helen Hayes in Victoria Regina. He came to Hollywood to re-create his stage role in the film version of Autumn Crocus (1937), remaining to play mostly minor roles for the next two years. He finally found his villainous niche in the role of the erudite but deadly Professor Moriarity in 1939's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Throughout the 1940s, Zucco apparently took every role that was offered him, playing mad scientists, master criminals, and occasional red herrings in films ranging from Universal's The Mad Ghoul (1943) to PRC's Fog Island (1945). He played the fanatical Egyptian priest Anhodeb in 1940's The Mummy's Hand, and, though supposedly killed in that film, showed up none the worse for wear in the 1942 sequel The Mummy's Tomb. His quirkiest horror role was as a gas station attendant who doubled as a kidnapper and voodoo drum-thumper in Monogram's incredible Voodoo Man (1944). When not scaring the daylights out of his audience, Zucco could be found playing roles requiring quiet whimsy, notably the detective in Lured (1947) and the judge in Let's Dance (1950). After completing his final, unbilled film assignment in David and Bathsheba (1951), George Zucco completely disappeared from view; seriously ill for many years, he died in a Hollywood sanitarium at the age of 74.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Voodoo Man
  • Nicholas
2009
No Score Yet Terror in the Pharaoh's Tomb
  • Actor
2007
80% David and Bathsheba
  • Egyptian Ambassador
1951
No Score Yet The First Legion
  • Fr. Robert Stuart
1951
No Score Yet Let's Dance
  • Judge
1950
No Score Yet Madame Bovary
  • Dubocage
1949
64% The Barkleys of Broadway
  • The Judge
1949
No Score Yet The Secret Garden
  • Dr. Fortescue
1949
No Score Yet Joan of Arc
  • Constable of Clervaux
1948
71% The Pirate
  • The Viceroy
1948
No Score Yet Tarzan and the Mermaids
  • Palanth
1948
No Score Yet Curley
  • Doc Robbin
1948
No Score Yet Desire Me
  • Father Donnard
1947
100% Lured
  • Officer Barrett
1947
63% Scared to Death
  • Dr. Josef Van Ee
1947
No Score Yet Captain from Castile
  • Marquis De Caravajal
1947
No Score Yet Where There's Life
  • Paul Stertorius
1947
No Score Yet The Flying Serpent
  • Prof. Andrew Forbes
1946
No Score Yet Weekend at the Waldorf
  • Bey of Aribajan
1945
No Score Yet Midnight Manhunt
  • Jelke
1945
No Score Yet Fog Island
  • Leo Grainger
1945
No Score Yet Having Wonderful Crime
  • King
1945
33% The Mummy's Ghost
  • High Priest
1944
55% House of Frankenstein
  • Prof. Bruno Lampini
1944
100% The Seventh Cross
  • Fahrenburg
1944
No Score Yet Return of the Ape Man
  • Ape Man (credited but not in movie)
1944
No Score Yet Holy Matrimony
  • Mr. Crepitude
1943
No Score Yet The Black Raven
  • Amos Bradford aka The Raven
1943
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes in Washington
  • Stanley
1943
No Score Yet Dead Men Walk
  • Dr. Lloyd Clayton / Dr. Elwyn Clayton
1943
No Score Yet The Mad Ghoul
  • Dr. Alfred Morris
1943
80% The Black Swan
  • Lord Denby
1942
29% The Mummy's Tomb
  • Andoheb
1942
No Score Yet Dr. Renault's Secret
  • Dr. Robert Renault
1942
No Score Yet The Mad Monster
  • Dr. Lorenzo Cameron
1942
100% My Favorite Blonde
  • Dr. Hugo Streger
1942
No Score Yet International Lady
  • Webster
1941
100% A Woman's Face
  • Defense Attorney
1941
100% Topper Returns
  • Dr. Jeris
1941
No Score Yet The Monster and the Girl
  • Dr. Parry
1941
No Score Yet Arise, My Love
  • Prison Governor
1940
67% The Mummy's Hand
  • Prof. Andoheb
1940
No Score Yet New Moon
  • Vicomte de Ribaud
1940
No Score Yet The Cat and the Canary
  • Lawyer Crosby
1939
No Score Yet Arrest Bulldog Drummond
  • Rolf Alferson
1939
100% The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Prof. Moriarty
1939
100% The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Procurator
1939
No Score Yet Marie Antoinette
  • Governor of Conciergerie
1938
No Score Yet Lord Jeff
  • Jim Hampstend
1938
100% Three Comrades
  • Dr. Plauten
1938
No Score Yet Arsene Lupin Returns
  • Martell
1938
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Honolulu
  • Dr. Cardigan
1938
No Score Yet Suez
  • Prime Minister
1938
No Score Yet Conquest
  • Senator Malachowski
1937
No Score Yet Souls at Sea
  • Barton Woodley
1937
No Score Yet London by Night
  • Inspector Jefferson
1937
No Score Yet Saratoga
  • Dr. Beard
1937
No Score Yet Parnell
  • Sir Charles Russell
1937
No Score Yet The Man Who Could Work Miracles
  • Moody
1937
No Score Yet Rosalie
  • Gen. Maroff
1937
No Score Yet The Firefly
  • St. Clair
1937
No Score Yet The Bride Wore Red
  • Count Armalia
1937
No Score Yet Madame X
  • Dr. LaFarge
1937
100% After the Thin Man
  • Dr. Adolph Kammer
1936
No Score Yet Something Always Happens
  • Proprietor of the Cafe de Paris
1934
No Score Yet There Goes the Bride
  • Prosecutor
1933
No Score Yet Good Companions
  • Fauntley
1933
No Score Yet Forgotten Terrors
  • Actor
1931

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