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Granville Bates

Highest Rated: 100% The Mortal Storm (1940)

Lowest Rated: 85% My Favorite Wife (1940)

Birthday: Invalid date

Birthplace: Not Available

Owl-faced Granville Bates began scowling his way through films in 1929. At one juncture in the mid-1930s, it was virtually impossible not to see Bates on screen; between 1936 and 1939, he appeared in 46 films-an average of 11 per year! Most often cast as dyspeptic grandpops and truculent storekeepers, he was particularly well-served in two of director Garson Kanin's RKO productions. In 1939's The Great Man Votes, Bates played the corrupt, bird-brained incumbent mayor; and in 1940's My Favorite Wife he was seen as the bewildered judge. Granville Bates continued working right up to his fatal heart attack in the summer of 1940.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Tugboat Annie Sails Again Actor 1940
No Score Yet Flowing Gold Charles Hammond 1940
No Score Yet Brother Orchid Pattonsville Supt. 1940
85% My Favorite Wife Judge 1940
No Score Yet Brother Rat and a Baby (Baby Be Good) Doctor 1940
100% The Mortal Storm Berg 1940
100% Of Mice and Men Carlson 1939
No Score Yet Eternally Yours Ship captain 1939
No Score Yet Espionage Agent Phineas T. O'Grady 1939
No Score Yet Each Dawn I Die Actor 1939
No Score Yet Naughty But Nice Judge 1939
No Score Yet The Great Man Votes The Mayor 1939
No Score Yet Our Neighbors - The Carters Joseph Laurence 1939
No Score Yet Charlie McCarthy, Detective Actor 1939
No Score Yet The Shining Hour Man 1938
No Score Yet A Man to Remember George Sykes 1938
No Score Yet The Sisters Announcer 1938
No Score Yet The Affairs of Annabel Mr. Fletcher 1938
No Score Yet Cowboy from Brooklyn Pop Hardy 1938
No Score Yet Gold Is Where You Find It Nixon 1938
No Score Yet The Adventures of Marco Polo Venetian Businessman 1938
No Score Yet Romance on the Run Phelps 1938
No Score Yet Hard to Get Judge Harkness 1938
No Score Yet Next Time I Marry H.E. Crocker 1938
No Score Yet Mannequin Mr. Gebhart 1937
No Score Yet They Won't Forget Pindar 1937
No Score Yet It Happened in Hollywood Sam Bennett 1937
No Score Yet Beloved Enemy Ryan 1937
100% Make Way for Tomorrow Mr. Hunter 1937
No Score Yet Waikiki Wedding Uncle Herman 1937
No Score Yet When's Your Birthday Judge O'Day 1937
No Score Yet Wells Fargo Bradford the Banker 1937
No Score Yet Larceny on the Air Professor 1937
No Score Yet Green Light Sheriff 1937
No Score Yet Back in Circulation Dr. Evans 1937
No Score Yet The Perfect Specimen Hooker 1937
100% The Plainsman Van Ellyn 1936
No Score Yet Poppy Mayor Farnsworth 1936
No Score Yet 13 Hours by Air (Thirteen Hours by Air) Pop Andrews 1936
No Score Yet Woman Wanted Casey 1935
No Score Yet Woman in the Dark Sheriff Grant 1934
No Score Yet Call It Murder Henry McGrath 1934
88% The Smiling Lieutenant Bill collector 1931


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