Henry B. Walthall

Highest Rated: 100% A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
Lowest Rated: 20% Devil Doll (1964)
Birthday: Invalid date
Birthplace: Not Available
Frail-looking but iron-willed American actor Henry B. Walthall set out to become a lawyer, but was drawn to the stage instead. After several seasons appearing opposite such luminaries as Henry Miller and Margaret Anglin, Walthall was firmly established in New York's theatrical circles by the time he entered films in 1909 at the invitation of director D.W. Griffith. Clearly, both men benefited from the association: Griffith was able to exploit Walthall's expertise and versatility, while Walthall learned to harness his tendency to overact. The best of the Griffith/Walthall collaborations was Birth of a Nation (1915), in which Walthall portrayed the sensitive Little Colonel. Walthall left Griffith in 1915, a move that did little to advance his career. A string of mediocre productions spelled finis to Walthall's stardom, though he continued to prosper in character parts into the 1930s. One of his best showings in the talkie era was a virtual replay of his Little Colonel characterization in the closing scenes of the 1934 Will Rogers vehicle Judge Priest. Henry B. Walthall died while filming the 1936 Warner Bros. film China Clipper; ironically, he passed away just before he was scheduled to film his character's death scene.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Klondike Mark Armstrong 2014
20% Devil Doll Marcel 1964
No Score Yet Girls in Chains Actor 1943
No Score Yet Land of Liberty Actor 1939
No Score Yet The Garden Murder Case Dr. Garden 1936
87% The Devil-Doll Marcel 1936
No Score Yet Hearts in Bondage Buchanan 1936
No Score Yet The Last Outlaw Calvin Yates 1936
No Score Yet Dante's Inferno Pop McWade 1935
100% A Tale of Two Cities Dr. Manette 1935
No Score Yet Bachelor of Arts Professor Barth 1935
No Score Yet The Scarlet Letter Roger Chillingworth 1934
No Score Yet Murder in the Museum Professor Mysto, Stage Magician 1934
No Score Yet Beggars in Ermine Marchant the Blind Man 1934
No Score Yet Dark Hazard Schultz 1934
No Score Yet Judge Priest Reverend Ashby Brand 1934
57% Viva Villa! Madero 1934
No Score Yet Men in White Dr. McCabe 1934
No Score Yet The Sin of Norma Moran Father Ryan 1933
No Score Yet Headline Shooter Judge Beacon 1933
No Score Yet Laughing at Life President Valenzuela 1933
No Score Yet Somewhere in Sonora Bob Leadly 1933
96% 42nd Street The Actor 1933
No Score Yet The Flaming Signal Rev. Mr. James 1933
No Score Yet Wolf Dog Jim Courtney 1933
No Score Yet Strange Interlude Prof. Leeds 1932
No Score Yet Me and My Gal Sgt. Collins 1932
No Score Yet Cabin in the Cotton Eph Clinton 1932
No Score Yet Chandu the Magician Robert Regent 1932
No Score Yet Ride Him, Cowboy John Gaunt 1932
No Score Yet Police Court Nat Barry 1932
No Score Yet Alias Mary Smith Actor 1932
No Score Yet Tol'able David Amos Hatburn 1930
100% Abraham Lincoln Col. Marshall 1930
No Score Yet The Trespasser Fuller 1929
No Score Yet The Phantom in the House Boyd Milburn 1929
No Score Yet The Bridge of San Luis Rey Father Juniper 1929
No Score Yet Speakeasy Piano player 1929
93% Wings Mr. Armstrong 1927
No Score Yet The Scarlet Letter Roger Chillingworth 1926
No Score Yet Golden Bed Col. Peake 1925
No Score Yet The Plastic Age Henry Carver 1925
No Score Yet With Kit Carson over the Great Divide Actor 1925
No Score Yet Boy of Mine William Lotimer 1923
No Score Yet Confession Actor 1920
No Score Yet False Faces Michael Lanyard 1919
No Score Yet Raven Edgar Allen Poe 1915
98% The Birth of a Nation Col. Ben Cameron 1915
No Score Yet Ghosts Actor 1915
No Score Yet The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' The nephew 1914
No Score Yet Judith of Bethulia Holofernes's Eunuch Attendant 1914
No Score Yet Home Sweet Home John Howard Payne 1914
No Score Yet A Corner in Wheat Actor 1909


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