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Harlan Briggs



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).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
80% State Fair
  • Judge
1945
No Score Yet The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (Guilty of Murder?)
  • Hangman
1945
No Score Yet Conflict
  • Pawnbroker
1945
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 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
94% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Mr. Edwards- Howling Citizen (uncredited)
1939
99% The Wizard of Oz
  • Uncle Henry's Double
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
100% 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
86% 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
No Score Yet Maytime
  • Bearded Director
1937
100% Marked Woman
  • Man in Phone Booth
1937
No Score Yet Happy Go Lucky
  • US Consul Brown
1936
33% The Garden of Allah
  • American tourist
1936
88% Dodsworth
  • Tubby Pearson
1936
No Score Yet Easy Money
  • Actor
1936
No Score Yet I Found Stella Parish
  • Theatre Manager
1935

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