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Granville Bates

Highest Rated:   100% The Mortal Storm (1940)
Lowest Rated:   85% My Favorite Wife (1940)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet A Man to Remember
  • George Sykes
1948
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 The Great Man Votes
  • The Mayor
1939
No Score Yet Charlie McCarthy, Detective
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet The Shining Hour
  • Man
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 Larceny on the Air
  • Professor
1937
No Score Yet 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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