Harry Hayden - Rotten Tomatoes

Harry Hayden

Highest Rated:   100% Intruder in the Dust (1949)
Lowest Rated:   60% The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)
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Slight, grey-templed, bespectacled actor Harry Hayden was cast to best advantage as small-town store proprietors, city attorneys and minor bureaucrats. Dividing his time between stage and screen work from 1936, Hayden became one of the busiest members of Central Casting, appearing in everything from A-pictures like Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) to the RKO 2-reelers of Leon Errol and Edgar Kennedy. Among his better-known unbilled assignments are horn factory owner Mr. Sharp (his partner is Mr. Pierce) in Laurel and Hardy's Saps at Sea (1940) and Farley Granger's harrumphing boss who announces brusquely that there'll be no Christmas bonus in O. Henry's Full House (1951). Hayden's final flurry of activity was in the role of next-door-neighbor Harry on the 1954-55 season of TV's The Stu Erwin Show (aka The Trouble with Father), in which he was afforded the most screen time he'd had in years -- though he remains uncredited in the syndicated prints of this popular series. From the mid '30s until his death in 1955, Harry Hayden and his actress wife Lela Bliss ran Beverly Hills' Bliss-Hayden Miniature Theatre, where several Hollywood aspirants were given an opportunity to learn their craft before live audiences; among the alumni of the Bliss-Hayden were Jon Hall, Veronica Lake, Doris Day, Craig Stevens, Debbie Reynolds, and Marilyn Monroe.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff
  • Lawrence Crandall
2003
No Score Yet Money from Home
  • First Race Judge
1953
No Score Yet The Last Posse
  • Davis
1953
No Score Yet O. Henry's Full House
  • Mr. Crump
1952
No Score Yet Carrie
  • O'Brien
1952
No Score Yet Double Dynamite (It's Only Money)
  • J.L. McKissack
1951
97% Gun Crazy (Deadly Is the Female)
  • Mr. Mallenberg
1950
No Score Yet Union Station
  • Conductor Skelly
1950
No Score Yet Every Girl Should Be Married
  • Gogarty
1949
100% Intruder in the Dust
  • Mr. Mallison
1949
No Score Yet The Lone Wolf and His Lady
  • Shemus O'Brien
1949
71% The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend
  • Conductor
1949
No Score Yet The Judge Steps Out
  • Judge Davis
1949
No Score Yet The Unfinished Dance
  • Murphy
1948
No Score Yet Good Sam
  • Banker
1948
No Score Yet One Touch of Venus
  • Actor
1948
No Score Yet The Velvet Touch
  • Mr. Crouch
1948
No Score Yet Fighting Father Dunne
  • Mr. Dunfee
1948
No Score Yet The Dude Goes West
  • Horace Hotchkiss
1948
No Score Yet Silver River
  • Schaefer
1948
97% Out of the Past
  • Canby Miller
1947
No Score Yet Merton of the Movies
  • Mr. Gashwiler
1947
No Score Yet Variety Girl
  • Stage Manager at Grauman's Chinese Theater
1947
No Score Yet The Perils of Pauline
  • Stage manager
1947
100% Till the Clouds Roll By
  • Charles Frohman
1947
No Score Yet Without Reservations
  • Mr. Harry Randall
1946
No Score Yet The Secret Heart
  • Minister
1946
No Score Yet California
  • Barrett
1946
No Score Yet If I'm Lucky
  • Gov. Quilby
1946
100% The Killers
  • George
1946
No Score Yet Till the End of Time
  • Ed Tompkins
1946
No Score Yet The Bride Wore Boots
  • Clergyman
1946
100% The Blue Dahlia
  • Mr. Hughes, the Assistant Hotel Manager
1946
No Score Yet The Hoodlum Saint
  • Mr. Samuels
1946
No Score Yet Two Sisters From Boston
  • Uncle Jonathan
1946
No Score Yet Colonel Effingham's Raid (Man of the Hour)
  • Box Smith
1946
97% Notorious
  • Defense Counsel
1946
75% Ziegfeld Follies
  • Warden
1946
No Score Yet The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (Guilty of Murder?)
  • Slavin
1945
No Score Yet Boston Blackie's Rendezvous
  • Arthur Manleder
1945
60% The Thin Man Goes Home
  • Conductor
1945
No Score Yet A Medal for Benny
  • Pepster
1945
No Score Yet Up in Arms
  • Dr. Weavermacher
1944
95% The Woman in the Window
  • Druggist
1944
No Score Yet The Big Noise
  • Butler
1944
No Score Yet Barbary Coast Gent
  • Elias Porter
1944
95% Hail the Conquering Hero
  • Doc Bissell
1944
75% Since You Went Away
  • Conductor
1944
No Score Yet The Lady And The Monster
  • Dr. Martin
1944
No Score Yet Up In Mabel's Room
  • Justice of the Peace
1944
No Score Yet Weird Woman
  • Prof. Septimus Carr
1944
100% Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
  • Judge
1944
No Score Yet Du Barry Was a Lady
  • Couple
1943
No Score Yet Slightly Dangerous
  • Doctor
1943
No Score Yet The Meanest Man in the World
  • Mr. Chambers
1943
No Score Yet Hello, Frisco, Hello
  • Burkham
1943
96% The Palm Beach Story
  • Prospect
1942
No Score Yet Springtime in the Rockies
  • Brown
1942
No Score Yet You Can't Escape Forever
  • Judge Hardaker
1942
No Score Yet Get Hep to Love
  • Judge Ramsey
1942
No Score Yet Tales of Manhattan
  • Soupy Davis
1942
No Score Yet Joan of Ozark
  • Mayor Fadden
1942
No Score Yet The Magnificent Dope
  • Mitchell
1942
92% Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • Dr. Lewellyn
1942
93% This Gun for Hire
  • Restaurant Manager
1942
No Score Yet Rings on Her Fingers
  • Train Conductor
1942
No Score Yet We Were Dancing
  • Clerk
1942
No Score Yet Valley of the Sun
  • Governor
1942
No Score Yet Remember the Day
  • Mr. Roberts
1941
100% Sullivan's Travels
  • Mr. Carson
1941
No Score Yet Week-End in Havana
  • Passenger
1941
No Score Yet The Getaway (The Get-Away)
  • Actor
1941
No Score Yet Footsteps in the Dark
  • Willis
1941
No Score Yet A Man Betrayed (Citadel of Crime) (Wheel of Fortune)
  • Langworthy
1941
94% High Sierra
  • Druggist
1941
100% Hold That Ghost
  • Jenkins
1941
94% Christmas in July
  • Mr. Waterbury
1940
100% The Great McGinty
  • Watcher
1940
No Score Yet I Love You Again
  • Mr. Wayne
1940
No Score Yet Lillian Russell
  • Mr. Sloane
1940
No Score Yet Saps at Sea
  • Mr. Sharp
1940
No Score Yet Sleepers West
  • Conductor Lyons
1940
No Score Yet He Married His Wife
  • Prisoner
1940
83% Knute Rockne---All American
  • Professor
1940
94% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Speaker
1939
No Score Yet The Rains Came
  • Rev. Elmer Simon
1939
No Score Yet Hidden Power
  • Downey
1939
No Score Yet Frontier Marshal
  • Mayor Henderson
1939
No Score Yet Rose of Washington Square
  • Dexter
1939
No Score Yet Wife, Husband and Friend
  • Hotel Manager
1939
No Score Yet The Cisco Kid and the Lady
  • Sheriff
1939
No Score Yet Kentucky
  • Racing Secretary
1938
No Score Yet The Law West of Tombstone
  • Indian Agent
1938
No Score Yet Hold That Co-Ed
  • Actor
1938
No Score Yet Little Tough Guy
  • Superintendent
1938
No Score Yet Delinquent Parents
  • Mayor Wharton
1938
No Score Yet Four Men and a Prayer
  • Cherrington's secretary
1938
100% Angels with Dirty Faces
  • Pharmacist
1938
No Score Yet Springtime in the Rockies
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet Love Is on the Air
  • Mr. Butler
1937
No Score Yet Exclusive
  • City Editor
1937
No Score Yet Ever Since Eve
  • Mason
1937
No Score Yet Melody for Two
  • Armstrong
1937
100% A Star Is Born
  • Makeup man
1937
No Score Yet Love Is News
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet Black Legion
  • Jones
1937
No Score Yet Maytime
  • Opera Director
1937
67% In Old Chicago
  • Johnson, Secretary
1937
No Score Yet Artists and Models
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet College Holiday
  • Mr. Smith
1936
No Score Yet Three Men on a Horse
  • Man on Bus
1936
No Score Yet The Case of the Black Cat
  • Rev. Stillwell
1936
100% Fury
  • Lockup Keeper
1936
No Score Yet The Princess Comes Across
  • Master of Ceremonies at Ship Variety Show
1936
No Score Yet Public Enemy's Wife
  • Justice of the Peace
1936
83% The Great Moment
  • Judge Shipman
1921

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