Harry Davenport - Rotten Tomatoes

Harry Davenport

Highest Rated:   100% Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
Lowest Rated:   60% The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
No Score Yet The Farmer's Daughter
  • Dr. Mathew Sutven
1947
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 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
94% 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
89% Meet John Doe
  • Ex-owner of Bulletin
1941
No Score Yet The Bride Came C.O.D.
  • Pop Tolliver
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
94% 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
91% 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 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
75% 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
No Score Yet Maytime
  • Opera Director
1937
No Score Yet Radio Patrol
  • Actor
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 Tillie Wakes Up
  • Director
1917

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