H.B. Warner

H.B. Warner

Highest Rated: 100% The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)

Lowest Rated: 60% Here Comes the Groom (1951)

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H.B. Warner was the son of Charles Warner and the grandson of James Warner, both prominent British stage actors. A tentative stab at studying medicine was abandoned when the younger Warner took drama lessons in Paris and Italy, then joined his father's stock company. After touring the British empire, Warner made his first American stage appearance in 1905. A leading man in his younger days, Warner starred in the first stage and screen versions of that hardy perennial The Ghost Breaker. His most celebrated silent film role was as Christ in Cecil B. DeMille's The King of Kings (1927). Though Warner sometimes complained that this most daunting of portrayals ruined his career, in point of fact he remained extremely busy as a character actor in the 1930s and 1940s. A favorite of director Frank Capra, Warner appeared as Chang in Lost Horizon (1937) (for which he was Oscar-nominated) and as old man Gower in the Christmas perennial It's a Wonderful Life (1946). Warner also played Inspector Nielsen in several of the Bulldog Drummond B-pictures of the 1930s, and had a cameo as one of Gloria Swanson's "waxworks" in Sunset Boulevard. H.B. Warner's final screen appearance was in DeMille's 1956 remake of The Ten Commandments.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Zaza Actor 2013
No Score Yet Jennie Gerhardt Actor 2012
No Score Yet Darby's Rangers Actor 1958
94% The Ten Commandments Amminadab 1956
60% Here Comes the Groom Uncle Elihu 1951
No Score Yet The First Legion Fr. Jose Sierra 1951
98% Sunset Boulevard Himself 1950
No Score Yet El Paso Judge Fletcher 1949
No Score Yet The Judge Steps Out Chief Justice Haynes 1949
No Score Yet Hellfire Brother Joseph 1949
No Score Yet The Prince Of Thieves Gilbert Head 1948
No Score Yet High Wall Mr. Slocum 1947
No Score Yet Driftwood Rev. Hollingsworth 1947
94% It's a Wonderful Life Mr. Gower 1946
No Score Yet Strange Impersonation Dr. Mansfield 1946
No Score Yet Rogues' Gallery Professor Reynolds 1944
No Score Yet Enemy of Women Col. Brandt 1944
No Score Yet Action in Arabia Abdul El Rashid 1944
No Score Yet Hitler's Children The bishop 1943
No Score Yet Women in Bondage Pastor Renz 1943
No Score Yet Boss of Big Town Jeffrey Moore 1942
No Score Yet A Yank in Libya Herbert Forbes 1942
No Score Yet Crossroads Prosecuting Attorney 1942
No Score Yet The Corsican Brothers Dr. Paoli 1941
100% The Devil and Daniel Webster Justice Hawthorne 1941
No Score Yet City of Missing Girls Captain McVeigh 1941
89% Topper Returns Mr. Carrington 1941
No Score Yet New Moon Father Michel 1940
95% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Majority Leader 1939
No Score Yet Nurse Edith Cavell Mr. Gibson 1939
No Score Yet The Rains Came Maharajah 1939
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond's Bride Col. Nielson 1939
No Score Yet The Gracie Allen Murder Case Richard Lawrence 1939
No Score Yet Arrest Bulldog Drummond Colonel Nielsen 1939
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police Col. Nielson 1939
No Score Yet Let Freedom Ring Rutledge 1939
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond in Africa Col. J.A. Nielsen 1938
92% You Can't Take It With You Ramsey 1938
No Score Yet Kidnapped Rankeiller 1938
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond's Peril Actor 1938
No Score Yet The Girl of the Golden West Father Sienna 1938
No Score Yet The Adventures of Marco Polo Chen Tsu 1938
No Score Yet Victoria the Great Lord Melbourne 1937
93% Lost Horizon Chang 1937
No Score Yet Along Came Love Dr. Martin 1937
90% Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Judge Walker 1936
No Score Yet The Garden Murder Case Maj. Ralston 1936
100% A Tale of Two Cities Gabelle 1935
No Score Yet Behold My Wife Hubert Carter 1935
No Score Yet Night Alarm Henry B. Smith 1935
No Score Yet In Old Santa Fe Mr. Miller 1934
63% Viva Villa! Bit 1934
No Score Yet Sorrell and Son Capt. Stephen Sorrell 1934
No Score Yet Supernatural Dr. Houston 1933
No Score Yet Christopher Bean Davenport 1933
No Score Yet Tom Brown of Culver Dr. Brown 1932
91% Five Star Final Michael Townsend 1931
No Score Yet A Woman of Experience Maj. Hugh Schmidt 1931
No Score Yet Princess and the Plumber Prince Conrad of Daritzia 1930
No Score Yet Liliom Chief Magistrate 1930
No Score Yet The Green Goddess Major Crespin 1930
No Score Yet The Show Of Shows Actor 1929
No Score Yet The Divine Lady Hamilton 1929
69% The King of Kings Jesus Christ 1927
No Score Yet Sorrell and Son Stephen Sorrell 1927


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