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Harlan Briggs

  • Highest Rated: 100% One Foot in Heaven (1941)
  • Lowest Rated: 40% The Garden of Allah (1936)
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  • Diminutive American character actor Harlan Briggs was a vaudeville and stage performer since the turn of the century. After spending three years on Broadway appearing with Walter Huston in the stage adaptation of Sinclair Lewis' Dodsworth, Briggs was brought to Hollywood in 1935 to re-create his role. Because of post-production delays, movie audiences first saw Briggs not in Dodsworth but in Selznick's The Garden of Allah (1936). In films until 1952's Carrie, Harlan Briggs most often portrayed small-town big-wigs, usually with an oversized pipe clamped between his teeth; his most memorable role was as the eminently bribeable Doctor Stall in W.C. Fields' The Bank Dick (1940).

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No Score Yet Carrie Joe Brant 1952
83% Little Women Crony 1949
No Score Yet A Man to Remember Homer Ramsey 1948
No Score Yet Fury at Furnace Creek Prosecutor 1948
No Score Yet Cynthia J.M. Dingle 1947
No Score Yet Spoilers of the North Salty 1947
71% A Double Life Oscar Bemard 1947
No Score Yet Magnificent Doll Quinn 1946
No Score Yet Night and Day Doorman 1946
No Score Yet A Stolen Life Fisherman 1946
No Score Yet Mysterious Intruder Brown 1946
No Score Yet My Pal Trigger Dr. Bentley 1946
No Score Yet To Each His Own Dr. McLaughlin 1946
No Score Yet Vigilantes of Boomtown Judge 1946
83% State Fair Judge 1945
80% The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (Guilty of Murder?) Hangman 1945
No Score Yet Conflict Pawnbroker 1945
No Score Yet Tennessee Johnson Assassin 1942
No Score Yet The Remarkable Andrew Clem Watkins 1942
No Score Yet Among the Living Judge 1941
No Score Yet Look Who's Laughing Mayor Duncan's Aide 1941
100% One Foot in Heaven Druggist MacFarlan 1941
No Score Yet Jennie Mr. Veitch 1941
100% I Love You Again Mayor Carver 1940
No Score Yet Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise Coroner 1940
No Score Yet Brother Orchid Thomas A. Bailey 1940
80% Edison, the Man Bisbee 1940
91% My Little Chickadee Hotel Clerk 1940
80% Abe Lincoln in Illinois Denton Offut 1940
No Score Yet Strike Up the Band Doctor 1940
100% The Bank Dick Doctor Stall 1940
No Score Yet Lucky Partners Mayor 1940
95% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Mr. Edwards- Howling Citizen (uncredited) 1939
98% The Wizard of Oz Uncle Henry's Double $3.9M 1939
No Score Yet Fifth Avenue Girl Labor Representative 1939
No Score Yet Blondie Takes a Vacation Holden 1939
No Score Yet Calling Dr. Kildare James Galt 1939
No Score Yet Made for Each Other Judge 1939
83% You and Me McTavish 1938
No Score Yet Having Wonderful Time Mr. Shaw 1938
No Score Yet Beg, Borrow or Steal Mr. Miller 1937
No Score Yet Live, Love and Learn Justice of The Peace 1937
No Score Yet Exclusive Springer 1937
88% Stella Dallas Mr. Beamer 1937
100% Easy Living Office Manager 1937
No Score Yet Married Before Breakfast (Married by Noon) Mr. Moriarity 1937
No Score Yet Riding on Air Mr. Harrison 1937
No Score Yet A Family Affair Oscar Stubbins 1937
100% Maytime Bearded Director 1937
100% Marked Woman Man in Phone Booth 1937
No Score Yet Happy Go Lucky US Consul Brown 1936
40% The Garden of Allah American tourist 1936
89% Dodsworth Tubby Pearson 1936
No Score Yet Mad Holiday Kinney 1936
No Score Yet Easy Money Actor 1936
No Score Yet I Found Stella Parish Theatre Manager 1935


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