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Harry "Snub" Pollard

Highest Rated:   97% Limelight (1952)
Lowest Rated:   44% The Errand Boy (1961)
Birthday:   Not Available
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Breaking into show business with the Australian vaudeville troupe Pollard's Lilliputians, Harold Fraser adopted the name "Pollard" professionally when the group broke up during an American tour. Variously billed as Harry Pollard and Snub Pollard, he entered films at Essanay in 1911, then worked briefly at Keystone before settling down in 1915 at the fledgling Hal Roach studios. Adopting an inverted Kaiser Wilhelm moustache as his comic escutcheon, he co-starred with Harold Lloyd and Bebe Daniels in a series of knockabout slapstick comedies, moving into his own starring series in 1919. Pollard's one- and two-reelers of the early '20s, many of them directed by Charley Chase, were chock full of delightful sight gags and clever gimmickry, and had the added advantage of an unusually attractive leading lady, Marie Mosquini (later the wife of television pioneer Lee DeForrest). Alas, Pollard himself was a very limited performer, a fact that became painfully obvious when he left Roach to set up his own production company in 1926. By the end of the silent era he was working for the Poverty Row firm of Weiss-Artcraft, appearing opposite fat comedian Marvin Loback in a series of cheap comedies "inspired" by Roach's Laurel and Hardy films. Reduced to bit-part status when talkies came, Pollard flourished briefly in the late '30s as the comic sidekick of Western star Tex Ritter, and as a supporting player in the Columbia two-reelers of the 1940s. Like many other film veterans, he remained on call for such "nostalgic" silent movie tributes as The Perils of Pauline (1947) and The Man of 1000 Faces (1957), appearing in the latter film in a pie fight sequence with James Cagney. Active in films and TV right up to his death, Snub Pollard continued appearing in such fleeting roles as a tattoo artist in Who Was That Lady (1960) and a superannuated bellboy in William Castle's Homicidal (1961).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
63% Pocketful of Miracles
  • Knuckles
1961
44% The Errand Boy
  • Actor
1961
57% One-Eyed Jacks
  • Townsman
1961
No Score Yet Studs Lonigan
  • Vendor
1960
No Score Yet Who Was That Lady?
  • Tattoo Artist
1960
57% Rock-a-Bye Baby
  • Actor
1958
No Score Yet Jeanne Eagels
  • Quartermaster Bates
1957
80% Man of a Thousand Faces
  • Comedy Waiter
1957
No Score Yet Pete Kelly's Blues
  • Walter
1955
97% Limelight
  • Street Musician
1952
No Score Yet Carrie
  • Man
1952
No Score Yet The Crooked Way
  • Newsboy
1949
No Score Yet Loaded Pistols
  • Actor
1948
88% Johnny Belinda
  • Actor
1948
No Score Yet The Miracle of the Bells
  • Actor
1948
50% Magic Town
  • Townsman
1947
No Score Yet The Perils of Pauline
  • Propman in Saloon
1947
No Score Yet Framed
  • Dishwasher
1947
60% The Kid From Brooklyn
  • Man Who Reacts to Lion
1946
No Score Yet San Antonio
  • Dance Extra
1945
No Score Yet Casanova Brown
  • Father at Baby Window
1944
No Score Yet The Kid Rides Again
  • Actor
1943
No Score Yet Kid Dynamite
  • Dance Official
1943
No Score Yet 'Neath Brooklyn Bridge
  • Soup Customer
1942
No Score Yet A Girl, a Guy and a Gob
  • Attendant
1941
No Score Yet Murder on the Yukon
  • Archie
1940
No Score Yet Hollywood Cavalcade
  • Keystone Cop
1939
No Score Yet Lure of the Wasteland
  • Cookie
1939
No Score Yet Rollin' Plains
  • Pee Wee
1938
No Score Yet Starlight over Texas
  • PeeWee
1938
No Score Yet Frontier Town
  • Pee Wee
1938
No Score Yet Utah Trail
  • Pee Wee
1938
No Score Yet Arizona Days
  • Cook
1937
No Score Yet Sing, Cowboy, Sing
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet Nation Aflame
  • Wolfe
1937
No Score Yet Riders of the Rockies
  • Pee Wee McDougal
1937
No Score Yet Hittin' the Trail
  • Bartender
1937
No Score Yet Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts
  • Pee Wee
1937
No Score Yet Headin' for the Rio Grande
  • Cookie
1936
No Score Yet Clutching Hand
  • 'Snub'
1936
No Score Yet Black Coin
  • Vic Moran
1936
No Score Yet The White Legion
  • Baker
1936
No Score Yet Bars of Hate
  • Pickpocket
1936
No Score Yet Cockeyed Cavaliers
  • King's Physicians
1934
No Score Yet Stingaree
  • Victor
1934
No Score Yet The Purchase Price
  • Joe
1932
No Score Yet Make Me a Star
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet One Good Turn
  • A Community Player
1931
No Score Yet His Royal Slyness
  • Princess' suitor
1920
No Score Yet Just Neighbors
  • Actor
1919
No Score Yet Yankee Doodle in Berlin
  • another guardsman
1919
No Score Yet I'm on My Way
  • Actor
1919
No Score Yet Don't Shove
  • Actor
1919
No Score Yet By the Sea (Charlie by the Sea) (Charlie's Day Out)
  • Ice Cream Vendor
1915

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