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H.B. Warner

Lowest Rated:   69% The King of Kings (1927)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
No Score Yet 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 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
100% Topper Returns
  • Mr. Carrington
1941
No Score Yet New Moon
  • Father Michel
1940
94% 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
91% 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
100% Lost Horizon
  • Chang
1937
No Score Yet Along Came Love
  • Dr. Martin
1937
89% 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 Night Alarm
  • Henry B. Smith
1935
No Score Yet In Old Santa Fe
  • Mr. Miller
1934
80% Viva Villa!
  • Bit
1934
No Score Yet Supernatural
  • Dr. Houston
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

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