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Godfrey Tearle

Highest Rated:   98% The 39 Steps (1935)
Lowest Rated:   98% The 39 Steps (1935)
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The half-brother of silent film matinee idol Conway Tearle, American actor Godfrey Tearle was raised in England, where he made his stage bow at age 9 in the company of his actor parents. Not as good-looking or charismatic as sibling Conway, Godfrey nonetheless enjoyed a longer and more rewarding career as a character player. Having made his film debut in 1908, Tearle acted in films in both Hollywood and England, seldom getting more than ten minutes' footage but always making a strong impression. He was the ostensibly above-reproach "landed gentry" who turned out to be the head of a spy ring in Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much (1935) and despite his advanced years was given the leading role as a gallant RAF pilot in One of Our Aircraft is Missing (1941). One of Sir Godfrey Tearle's best remembered roles was as Franklin D. Roosevelt in MGM's 1946 account of the Manhattan Project, The Beginning of the End. Tearle was a last minute replacement for Lionel Barrymore, whose outspoken anti-FDR stance had prompted Roosevelt's widow Eleanor to refuse Barrymore permission to portray her husband.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Titfield Thunderbolt
  • The Bishop
2005
No Score Yet The Rake's Progress
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Nightwatching (Nocna straz)
  • Actor
1953
No Score Yet Decameron Nights
  • Ricciardo
1953
No Score Yet Mandy (Crash of Silence)(The Story of Mandy)
  • Mr. Garland
1952
No Score Yet White Corridors
  • Groom
1951
No Score Yet Undercover
  • General von Staengel
1943
No Score Yet At Dawn We Die (Tomorrow We Live)
  • Actor
1943
No Score Yet Lamp Still Burns
  • Sir Marshall Frayne
1943
No Score Yet One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
  • Sir George Corbett, Rear Gunner in B for Bertie
1942
No Score Yet The Last Journey
  • The Specialist
1936
98% The 39 Steps
  • Prof. Jordan
1935

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