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Harry Semels

Highest Rated:   100% Barbary Coast (1935)
Lowest Rated:   57% America (1924)
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In films from 1918, dark, mustachioed Harry Semels was a reliable serial villain for Pathe and other studios. Semels spent the 1920s menacing the heroes and heroines of such chapter plays as Hurricane Hutch, Pirate Gold, Plunder, and Play Ball; he even found time to spoof his screen image in the serial parody Bound and Gagged (1919). Active in talkies until his death in 1946, Semels played mostly bit roles, usually as excitable foreigners. During this period, Harry Semels was also a fixture of Columbia Pictures' two-reel comedy unit, in support of such funmakers as Andy Clyde, Buster Keaton, Monty Collins, Tom Kennedy, Gus Schilling, Dick Lane, and especially the Three Stooges: He made seven appearances with the last-named team, most memorably as the prosecuting attorney ("Whooo killed Kirk Robin?") in Disorder in the Court (1936).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet San Antonio
  • Mexican
1945
No Score Yet The Chance of a Lifetime
  • Egypt Hines
1943
No Score Yet Pilot No. 5
  • Barber
1943
No Score Yet Honky Tonk
  • Pallbearer
1941
No Score Yet He Stayed for Breakfast
  • Comrade
1940
94% Foreign Correspondent
  • Bit part
1940
75% Strange Cargo
  • Convict
1940
97% Ninotchka
  • Neighbor/Spy
1939
92% Midnight
  • Policeman
1939
No Score Yet King of the Turf
  • Coffee Pot Proprietor (uncredited)
1939
No Score Yet Rovin' Tumbleweeds
  • Vendor
1939
91% You Can't Take It With You
  • Man
1938
No Score Yet Blockade
  • Actor
1938
60% Swiss Miss
  • Organ-Grinder
1938
No Score Yet King of the Newsboys
  • Grocer
1938
No Score Yet The Last Train from Madrid
  • Guard
1937
No Score Yet Hotel Haywire
  • Flower Peddler
1937
No Score Yet Swing High, Swing Low
  • Chief of Police
1937
No Score Yet Rosalie
  • Conspirator
1937
No Score Yet The Firefly
  • French Soldier
1937
No Score Yet High, Wide and Handsome
  • Bartender
1937
No Score Yet The Gay Desperado
  • Manuel
1936
No Score Yet The Three Stooges
  • District Attorney
1936
No Score Yet Exclusive Story
  • Tony
1936
83% Charge of the Light Brigade
  • Sepoy chief
1936
100% Barbary Coast
  • Lookout
1935
No Score Yet The Last Outpost
  • Amrak
1935
100% Les Miserables
  • Cochepaille
1935
No Score Yet The Wedding Night
  • Party Guest
1935
No Score Yet Stone of Silver Creek
  • Simmons
1935
No Score Yet Sons of Steel
  • Ryan
1935
No Score Yet Broadway Bill
  • Conductor
1934
No Score Yet Down to Their Last Yacht
  • Ship Passenger
1934
88% Twentieth Century
  • Artist
1934
80% Viva Villa!
  • Soldier
1934
No Score Yet Drum Taps
  • Henchman Pete
1933
100% Flying Down to Rio
  • Sign Poster
1933
No Score Yet Deluge
  • Renegade
1933
100% Baby Face
  • Drunk
1933
No Score Yet Hold Your Man
  • Neighbor
1933
No Score Yet The Bowery
  • Artist
1933
No Score Yet Young Blood
  • Tony Murullo
1932
No Score Yet Texas Buddies
  • Ken Kincaid
1932
No Score Yet Hidden Valley
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet Broadway to Cheyenne
  • Louie Walsh
1932
No Score Yet Ghost Valley
  • Pawnee
1932
No Score Yet Wyoming Whirlwind
  • Pete
1932
No Score Yet South of the Rio Grande
  • Actor
1932
100% Platinum Blonde
  • Waiter
1931
No Score Yet Smart Money
  • Gambler
1931
No Score Yet Drums of Jeopardy (Mark of Terror)
  • Henchman
1931
No Score Yet Dance, Fools, Dance
  • Dance Extra
1931
No Score Yet Fighting Caravans
  • Brawler
1931
76% Hell's Angels
  • Anarchist
1930
No Score Yet Movie Night
  • Actor
1929
No Score Yet Hawk of the Hills
  • Sheckard
1929
100% The Last Command
  • Soldier Extra
1928
57% America
  • Chief of Senecas, Hikatoo
1924

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