Harry Davenport

Harry Davenport

Highest Rated: 100% Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

Lowest Rated: 60% The Thin Man Goes Home (1944)

Birthday: Jan 19, 1866

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

During a career that spanned both the silent era and the talkies, Harry Davenport was often cast as grandfathers, doctors, judges, and ministers. He is best known for playing Dr. Meade in the Civil War epic "Gone with the Wind," 1939's Academy Award winner for Best Picture and the highest-grossing film of the Golden Age of American movies. During the making of "Gone with the Wind," the cast and crew honored Davenport's 69th year in show business by presenting him with a personalized actor's chair. After "Gone with the Wind"'s monumental success, Davenport was cast in a number of Oscar-caliber films, including 1939's "Hunchback of Notre Dame"; 1942's coming-of-age-drama "Kings Row"; and the 1943 western "The Ox-Bow Incident," as the sole voice of reason in a bloodthirsty lynch mob. Relegated to playing mostly older characters, Davenport continued acting in movies until his death in 1949 at the age of 83.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 64% That Forsyte Woman Old Jolyon Forsyte (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 71% For the Love of Mary Justice Peabody (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Decision of Christopher Blake Courtroom Attendant (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 36% That Lady in Ermine Luigi (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 36% Three Daring Daughters Dr. Cannon (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Keeper of the Bees Michal Worthington (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man From Texas "Pop" Hickey (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sport of Kings Maj. Denning (Character) - 1947
100% 77% The Farmer's Daughter Dr. Matthew Sulven (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 57% That Hagen Girl Judge Merrivale (Character) - 1947
78% 78% The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer Thaddeus (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Boy, a Girl and a Dog Gramps (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Faithful in My Fashion Great Grandpa (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Claudia and David Dr. Harry (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 50% Courage of Lassie Judge Payson (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady Luck Judge Martin (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet G.I. War Brides Grandpa Giles (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Wise Fools The Ancient (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Boy and His Dog Squire Jim Kirby (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Love of Ours Dr. Wilkerson (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 46% She Wouldn't Say Yes Albert (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 50% The Enchanted Forest Old John (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 64% Music for Millions Doctor (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Impatient Years Minister (Character) - 1944
100% 87% Meet Me in St. Louis Grandpa (Character) - 1944
60% 78% The Thin Man Goes Home Dr. Bertram Charles (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 36% Kismet Agha (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 47% Princess O'Rourke Supreme Court Judge (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Headin' for God's Country Clem Adams (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shantytown Doc Herndon (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 71% December 7th Mr. C (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet We've Never Been Licked Unknown (Character) - 1943
91% 91% The Ox-Bow Incident Arthur Davies (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 14% The Jack London Story Prof. Hilliard (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 60% The Amazing Mrs. Holliday Commodore Thomas Spencer Holliday (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ten Gentlemen From West Point Bane (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 61% Son of Fury Amos Kidder (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 81% Larceny, Inc. Homer Bigelow (Character) - 1942
67% 56% That Uncertain Feeling Jones (Character) - 1941
100% 52% One Foot in Heaven Elias Samson (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 32% Lucky Partners Judge (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Granny Get Your Gun Nathaniel "Nate" Paulson (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 71% Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet Judge (Character) - 1940
95% 81% Foreign Correspondent Mr. Powers (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 45% Too Many Husbands George (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Earl of Puddlestone Grandpa Ed Carson (Character) - 1940
83% 85% All This and Heaven Too Pierre (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grandpa Goes to Town Grandpa (Character) - 1940
93% 87% The Hunchback of Notre Dame King Louis XI (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Long Shot Henry Sharon (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 57% Made for Each Other Dr. Healy (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exile Express Dr. Hite (Character) - 1939
91% 92% Gone With the Wind Dr. Meade (Character) $198.7M 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Fugitives Joel Bentham (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The First Hundred Years Uncle Dawson (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saleslady Miles Cannon (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 58% The Sisters Doc Moore (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 70% The Cowboy and the Lady Uncle Hannibal Smith (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 22% Gold Is Where You Find It Dr. 'Doc' Parsons (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 20% First Lady Charles (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fit for a King Archduke Julio (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Husband's Secretary Dan Kingdon (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fly-Away Baby Colonel Higgam (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Under Cover of Night Dr. Reed (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 79% The Great Garrick Innkeeper of Turk's Head (uncredited) (Character) - 1937
100% 88% Maytime Opera Director (Character) - 1937
82% 73% The Life of Emile Zola Chief of Staff (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Dodd Takes the Air Doc Jeremiah George Quinn (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 17% The Case of the Black Cat Peter Laxter (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 50% Three Men on a Horse Williams (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet King of Hockey Unknown (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Unborn Child Dr. Remington (Character) - 1930

QUOTES FROM Harry Davenport CHARACTERS

Agnes Smith says: (singing) Meet Me in St. Louis! Louis!

Agnes Smith says: [singing] Meet Me in St. Louis! Louis!

Grandpa Prophater says: (singing) Meet Me in St. Louis! Louis! (bumps into Agnes)

Grandpa Prophater says: [singing] Meet Me in St. Louis! Louis! [bumps into Agnes]