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Gus Schilling

Highest Rated:   100% Executive Suite (1954)
Lowest Rated:   86% The Lady From Shanghai (1948)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
92% Bigger Than Life
  • Druggist
1956
No Score Yet Glory
  • Joe Page
1956
96% Rebel Without a Cause
  • Attendant
1955
No Score Yet Son of Sinbad
  • Jaffir
1955
No Score Yet Run for Cover (Colorado)
  • Doc Ridgeway
1955
100% Executive Suite
  • News Dealer
1954
No Score Yet She Couldn't Say No
  • Ed Gruman
1954
100% On Dangerous Ground
  • Lucky
1952
No Score Yet Gasoline Alley
  • Joe Allen
1951
No Score Yet Our Very Own
  • Frank
1950
88% Macbeth
  • A Porter
1950
No Score Yet The Return of October
  • Benny
1948
86% 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
91% The Magnificent Ambersons
  • Drugstore Clerk
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 Mexican Spitfire Out West
  • Desk Clerk
1940
No Score Yet Dr. Kildare's Crisis
  • Orderly
1940

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