Harry Davenport

Harry Davenport

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Farmer's Daughter (1947)
  • Lowest Rated: 60% The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)
  • Birthday: Invalid date
  • Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
  • Harry Davenport was descended from a long and illustrious line of stage actors who could trace their heritage to famed 18th-century Irish thespian Jack Johnson. Davenport made his own stage bow at the age of five, racking up a list of theatrical credits that eventually would fill two pages of Equity magazine. He started his film career at the age of 48, co-starring with Rose Tapley as "Mr. and Mrs. Jarr" in a series of silent comedy shorts. He also directed several silent features in the pre-World War I era. Most of his film activity was in the sound era, with such rich characterizations as Dr. Mead in Gone With the Wind (1939) and Louis XI in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) to his credit. He also essayed a few leading film roles, notably as a lovable hermit in the 1946 PRC programmer The Enchanted Forest. At the time of his final screen performance in Frank Capra's Riding High (1950), much was made in the press of the fact that this film represented Davenport's seventy-eighth year in show business. Married twice, Harry Davenport was the father of actors Arthur Rankin and Dorothy Davenport.

Highest Rated Movies








No Score Yet The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (The Modern Miracle) Judge 2000
No Score Yet Xtro 3: Watch the Skies Director 1995
No Score Yet Riding High Johnson 1950
No Score Yet Tell It to the Judge Judge MacKenzie Meredith 1949
No Score Yet That Forsyte Woman Old Jolyon Forsyte 1949
No Score Yet A Boy, a Girl and a Bike Actor 1949
83% Little Women Dr. Barnes 1949
No Score Yet Down to the Sea in Ships Mr. Harris 1949
No Score Yet For the Love of Mary Justice Peabody 1948
No Score Yet The Man from Texas Pop Hickey 1948
No Score Yet That Lady In Ermine Luigi 1948
No Score Yet Three Daring Daughters Dr. Cannon 1948
No Score Yet That Hagen Girl Judge Merrivale 1947
75% The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer Thaddeus 1947
No Score Yet Stallion Road Dr. Stevens 1947
100% The Farmer's Daughter Dr. Mathew Sutven 1947
No Score Yet Lady Luck Judge Martin 1946
80% Blue Skies Actor 1946
No Score Yet Courage of Lassie Judge Payson 1946
No Score Yet Adventure Dr. Ashlon 1945
No Score Yet Pardon My Past Grandpa Pemberton 1945
No Score Yet She Wouldn't Say Yes Albert 1945
60% The Thin Man Goes Home Dr. Charles 1945
No Score Yet The Enchanted Forest Old John 1945
No Score Yet Music for Millions Doctor 1944
100% Meet Me In St. Louis Grandpa 1944
No Score Yet The Impatient Years Minister 1944
No Score Yet Kismet Agha 1944
No Score Yet Jack London Prof. Hilliard 1943
No Score Yet Gangway for Tomorrow Fred Taylor 1943
No Score Yet Princess O'Rourke Supreme Court Judge 1943
90% The Ox-Bow Incident Arthur Davies 1943
No Score Yet The Amazing Mrs. Holliday Commodore 1943
No Score Yet Tales of Manhattan Professor Lyons 1942
No Score Yet Ten Gentlemen from West Point Bane 1942
No Score Yet Larceny, Inc. Homer Bigelow 1942
No Score Yet Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake Amos Kidder 1942
100% Kings Row Col. Skeffington 1942
No Score Yet December 7th Actor 1942
100% One Foot in Heaven Elias Samson 1941
60% That Uncertain Feeling Attorney Jones 1941
90% Meet John Doe Ex-owner of Bulletin 1941
No Score Yet The Bride Came C.O.D. Pop Tolliver 1941
No Score Yet I Wanted Wings `Sandbags' Riley 1941
94% Foreign Correspondent Powers 1940
83% All This, and Heaven Too Pierre 1940
No Score Yet Too Many Husbands George 1940
No Score Yet Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet Judge 1940
No Score Yet Lucky Partners Judge 1940
91% Gone With the Wind Dr. Meade 1939
No Score Yet Juarez Dr. Samuel Basch 1939
No Score Yet Exile Express Dr. Hite 1939
No Score Yet Made for Each Other Doctor 1939
100% The Hunchback of Notre Dame Louis XI 1939
No Score Yet The Cowboy and the Lady Uncle Hannibal Smith 1938
No Score Yet The Sisters Doc Moore 1938
No Score Yet Marie Antoinette M. de Cosse 1938
92% You Can't Take It With You Judge 1938
No Score Yet Young Fugitives Joel Bentham 1938
No Score Yet The Rage of Paris Hunting Lodge Caretaker 1938
No Score Yet The First Hundred Years Uncle Dawson 1938
No Score Yet Gold Is Where You Find It Dr. Parsons 1938
No Score Yet First Lady Charles 1937
No Score Yet The Great Garrick Innkeeper of Turk's Head 1937
No Score Yet They Won't Forget Veteran 1937
77% The Life of Emile Zola Chief of Staff 1937
No Score Yet Fit for a King Archduke Julio 1937
No Score Yet Paradise Express Jed Carson 1937
100% Maytime Opera Director 1937
No Score Yet The Perfect Specimen Carl Carter 1937
No Score Yet Radio Patrol Actor 1937
No Score Yet Wells Fargo Ingalls the Banker 1937
No Score Yet Under Cover of Night Dr. Reed 1937
No Score Yet Three Men on a Horse William 1936
No Score Yet The Case of the Black Cat Peter Laxter 1936
No Score Yet The Scoundrel Slevack 1935
No Score Yet My Sin Roger Metcalf 1931
No Score Yet Tillie Wakes Up Director 1917


Agnes Smith
(singing) Meet Me in St. Louis! Louis!
Agnes Smith
[singing] Meet Me in St. Louis! Louis!
Grandpa Prophater
(singing) Meet Me in St. Louis! Louis! (bumps into Agnes)
Grandpa Prophater
[singing] Meet Me in St. Louis! Louis! [bumps into Agnes]