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Gus Schilling

Highest Rated: 100% Executive Suite (1954)

Lowest Rated: 82% The Lady From Shanghai (1948)

Birthday: Jun 20, 1908

Birthplace: Not Available

A product of vaudeville and burlesque, gerbil-faced comic actor Gus Schilling hit the big time when he joined the Earl Carroll Vanities in the 1930s. He moved on to Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre troupe, appearing in several Mercury radio shows and in the Welles-directed films Citizen Kane (1940), Magnificent Ambersons (1942), The Lady From Shanghai (1947), and MacBeth (1948). He also showed up in such comedy characterizations as the harried orchestra leader in Hellzapoppin' (1941) and the nervous TV repairman in Our Very Own (1950). From 1945 through 1950, Schilling teamed with Dick Lane in a lively series of 11 Columbia Pictures two-reelers; appearing in nearly all of these shorts was Schilling's burlesque partner, Judy Malcolm, who'd invariably pop up out of nowhere, slap Schilling's face, and shout, "How dare you look like someone I hate?" A heavy smoker, Schilling looked terribly drawn and haggard in his last film appearances. Gus Schilling died at the age of 49 of a reported heart attack, though many of those close to him were of the opinion that he killed himself.

Highest Rated Movies



90% Bigger Than Life Druggist 1956
No Score Yet Glory Joe Page 1956
96% Rebel Without a Cause Attendant 1955
No Score Yet Run for Cover (Colorado) Doc Ridgeway 1955
No Score Yet Son of Sinbad Jaffir 1955
100% Executive Suite News Dealer 1954
No Score Yet She Couldn't Say No Ed Gruman 1954
94% On Dangerous Ground Lucky 1952
No Score Yet Gasoline Alley Joe Allen 1951
No Score Yet Our Very Own Frank 1950
85% Macbeth A Porter 1950
No Score Yet The Return of October Benny 1948
82% The Lady From Shanghai Goldie 1948
No Score Yet Calendar Girl Ed Gaskin 1947
No Score Yet A Thousand and One Nights Jafar 1945
No Score Yet It's a Pleasure Bill Evans 1945
No Score Yet Hers to Hold Rosey Blake 1943
No Score Yet The Amazing Mrs. Holliday Jeff 1943
No Score Yet Larceny with Music Austin J. Caldwell 1943
88% The Magnificent Ambersons Drugstore Clerk 1942
No Score Yet Dr. Kildare's Victory Orderly Leo Cobb 1942
100% You Were Never Lovelier Fernando 1942
No Score Yet It Started with Eve Raven 1941
100% Citizen Kane Head Waiter 1941
No Score Yet The Flame of New Orleans Clerk 1941
No Score Yet Hellzapoppin' Orchestra Leader 1941
No Score Yet Too Many Blondes Elevator Operator 1941
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire Out West Desk Clerk 1940
No Score Yet Dr. Kildare's Crisis Orderly 1940


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