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Henry B. Walthall

Highest Rated:   100% A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
Lowest Rated:   20% Devil Doll (1964)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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 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
80% 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
95% 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
95% 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
100% 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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